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Thursday, November 29, 2012

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice could be nominated to fill Hillary Clinton’s position as Secretary of State. We take your calls on who you’d like to see fill any vacant positions in the President’s cabinet in his second term. Plus: job growth and job loss after Sandy; Steve Clemons of The Atlantic on the Palestinian bid for recognition at the U.N.; a new book looks at white collar crime and the financial crisis; what’s in your couch; and your picks for U.S. cultural ambassadors to anywhere and for anything.

Susan Rice Confirmation and Other Cabinet Openings

Ed O'Keefe, 2Chambers columnist for the Washington Post, will discuss the ongoing debate over Susan Rice's confirmation, and other open cabinet positions for Obama's second term.

Who'd be in your "fantasy cabinet." Nominate someone who you'd like to see Obama appoint for State, Defense, Education, or any other second-term post! Call 212-433-9692 or comment here.

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Abbas at the UN

Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, talks about what to expect when President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority vies for "non-member observer" status at the United Nations.

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Toxic Couches

Sarah Janssen, NRDC senior scientist for health, talks about the study that found high levels of toxic or untested flame retardants in 85% of the couches tested.

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Sandy and Jobs

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, contributor to Crain's New York Business, and author of Modern New York:The Life and Economics of a City, looks at the effect of Sandy, and the clean-up, on the area's employment picture.

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White Collar Criminals

Susan Will, assistant professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a co-editor of the new book How They Got Away With It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown, and Saskia Sassen, sociology professor at Columbia University and contributor to the book, discuss what brought about the economic crisis of 2008.

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Open Phones: Your U.S. Cultural Ambassador Picks

Amanda Dobbins, writer for New York Magazine's Vulture blog, helps callers answer the question: Which American would you select as cultural ambassador, where would you send them and why? Call 212-433-9692 or post your nomination below.

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