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Thursday, June 21, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The coverage continues of the fallout between the White House and Congress over the botched gun-smuggling operation “Fast and Furious.” Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, discusses the latest on the White House’s invocation of executive privilege and the status of this evolving situation. Plus: what it takes to compromise in politics; a new documentary on the sexual assault problem in the military; and the latest installment of "Broadband Love."

Obama's Executive Privilege Order in Context

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the context and the fallout of President Obama's decision to grant executive privilege to the Justice Department in the Fast and Furious case.

→ Relevant Documents: The Letter to Charles Grassley's Office About Fast and Furious | The Letter From Eric Holder Requesting Executive Privilege | Eric Holder's Letter Informing Congress | The Letter Putting Holder in Contempt

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Campaigning Against Democracy

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania and professor of political philosophy, and Dennis Thompson, professor of government at Harvard University, are co-authors of The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It. Together, they discuss their book and examine the conflict between campaigning and governing.

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Broadband Love: How To Pick A Site

Charles J. Orlando, our guest for the month of June, is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women… Is Men. We continue our series on online dating with a comparison of the many sites available, and ask which one is right for you.

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McCain and Black on America

Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast and contributor at MSNBC, and comedian and actor Michael Ian Black discuss their new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, as well as their cross-country road trip and the state of politics in America.

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Open Phones: See The Other Side

Today we've been talking about understanding and respecting the other side's politics in a polarized world. Now the phones are open for your calls about the things you have come to understand (even if you don't agree) about the other political side. What's the one issue where you understand where the other side is coming from, even if you don't think they're right? Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

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Invisible War

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, director and producer of the documentary "The Invisible War," talk about their film, which looks at the problem of sexual assault in the military. They are joined by former Marine officer Ariana Klay, who is featured in the film.

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