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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times explains what we know about the Roberts Court and reports of a conservative rift. Plus: a discussion about what’s having the biggest impact on the state of campaign finance today – and it’s not SuperPACs. Then, the U.S. has seen the warmest six months on record, what does it tell us about global warming?; New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) on his candidacy for the U.S. Senate; and what you always wanted to know about the Tour de France.

The Future of the Roberts Court

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses what we now know about John Robert’s path to supporting the individual mandate, and reports of a schism among conservatives on the nation's highest court.

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Where Secret Political Money Really Comes From

Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at Sunlight Foundation, which advocates for more transparent government, explains the state of campaign finance today, and how it's 501(c)(4)s - not the SuperPACs - that are having the biggest impact.

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Warm Weather and Climate Change

The first six months of 2012 were the hottest on record. Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, takes a look at record warm temperatures across the county and the world and their connections to global warming.

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Meet the Candidates: Joe Kyrillos

New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos, (R-13th legislative district) representing parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, talks about winning the primary to run against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D NJ).

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Open Phones: Stuyvesant Cheating Double-Standard?

70 Stuyvesant High School students will have to take their state exams over again after an investigation found they cheated on their tests last month using their cell phones. Six students will be suspended, and one other may have to switch schools. Tell us: how widespread do you think cheating is, and does this punishment fit the crime? Do you think there’s an academic double-standard? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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Tour de France Explained

Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, discusses the rules, strategy, and etiquette of the Tour de France. 

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