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President Barack Obama takes part in a debt meeting with congressional leaders July 13, 2011 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

In today’s installment of the “30 Issues in 30 Days” series, former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin examines the role of the national debt in the upcoming election – and whether or not it constitutes a crisis. Then Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Congresswoman and dissenting member of the Simpson-Bowles committee, explains why she objected to the deficit reduction proposal.  Carl Hum, executive director of the NYC Districting Commission, looks at upcoming changes to New York City’s council district map in light of the 2010 Census. Plus: former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White divulges secrets to success that every girl should know.