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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class David Banks, from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, moves through Pana, Afghanistan, during a cordon and search, June 9, 2007. (US Army/Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel/U.S. Army)

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper talks about his reporting on a combat outpost in Afghanistan, as well as what the Petraeus scandal tell us about leadership there. Plus: New York City Councilman Domenic Recchia discussing the ongoing crisis in Coney Island and his district; Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer on the recovery there; and Penn Jilette, half of the magician/comedy duo Penn & Teller, on atheism and politics.

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Jake Tapper on Washington and Afghanistan

Jake Tapper, ABC News white house correspondent, and author of The Outpost: The Untold Story of American Valor, discusses his reporting on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. He also discusses the resignation of General Petraeus and the scandal rocking the Obama national security team.

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Penn Jillette's Atheist Celebration

Penn Jillette, half of Penn & Teller, host of the podcast Penn's Sunday School, and author of Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!, gives his own highly personal account of all the benefits of being an Atheist.

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Staring Down the Fiscal Cliff

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, discusses "fiscal cliff" politics and today's announcement that Rep. Nancy Pelosi will remain the leader of the House minority.

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Open Phones: Question for Obama?

Today, the President will have his first press conference in 8 months. Listeners: What question would you ask him if you could? Call 212-433-9692 or post your question here! The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich helps field your calls.

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