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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Israeli soldiers prepare an artillery emplacement overlooking Gaza on November 19, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Christopher Furlong/Getty)

As the situation in Gaza escalates, The New York Times' David Sanger explains how the conflict fits into President Obama's overall approach to foreign policy in the Middle East. Plus: Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City discusses the fiscal cliff's implications for New York; what a second Obama term holds for policy towards Asia; and the 2012 election's new additions to the popular lexicon.

The Fiscal Cliff and New York

Kathryn Wylde, CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discusses how the fiscal cliff debate affects New York and her work as part of the Fiscal Leadership Council for the Fix the Debt campaign.

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Asia in Obama's Second Term

Suzanne DiMaggio, vice president of Global Policy Programs at the Asia Society, talks about what China's change in leadership and President Obama's tour in Asia this week tell us about U.S. policy in the region.

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Election 2012's Legacy on the English Language

Geoffrey Nunberg, professor at UC Berkeley's School of Information, language commentator for NPR's Fresh Air and author of Ascent of the A-Word, looks back on what terms, phrases or sayings from the 2012 election season will live on in the popular lexicon.

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Update on Gaza

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, provides an update on the growing Gaza conflict, and frames the situation in terms of the president's overall stance on Middle Eastern foreign policy.

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Dana Milbank on Susan Rice

Dana Milbank, opinion writer for the Washington Post , discusses why he thinks Susan Rice is wrong for the job of Secretary of State.

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Open Phones: What Plans Did Sandy Derail?

Sandy not only caused displacement and destruction for some communities, but also derailed plans for many in the tri-State area. Were you starting a business, thinking of moving, anticipating an event, or planning anything else that was derailed by Sandy? Big or small - post your story here or call 212-433-9692!

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