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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

As the fiscal cliff nears, President Obama has reverted to his campaign mode and is mobilizing supporters in order to gain the upper hand in negotiations. Plus: attempts to legislate gay "conversion" therapy; and what a new study tells us about why we get bored.

Obama's Public Fiscal Cliff Appeal

Josh King, director of production of presidential events under President Clinton and host of the podcast "Polioptics" on Sirius XM satellite radio, details how President Obama is staying in "campaign mode" during the fiscal cliff negotiations, and whether it's having the intended effect.

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Albany Power Struggles

Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, to discuss the "power-sharing" agreement among the Democratic caucus in Albany, and the effect it will have on key legislation.

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The Legality of Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU, discusses the legal issues associated with gay 'conversion therapy' and various challenges to bans on this type of therapy.

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The Subway Pushing and the Post Cover

"DOOMED" read yesterday's controversial New York Post coverTom McGeveran, editor of Capital New York who writes about the NYC tabloid wars, discusses the Post's decision to publish the photo of the pushed man. And Jim O'Grady, transportation reporter for WNYC, explains what we know about subway safety.

Do you have a reaction to the Post photograph? Got a question about subway safety? Call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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Queens Soccer Stadium Plans

Brett Lashbrook, Major League Soccer special assistant to the commissioner, discusses MLS's plans to build a 25,000-seat stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Exciting News About Boredom

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