John McCain is one of four Republicans who declined to appear in a debate hosted by Tavis Smiley this week. Tavis Smiley talks about the controversy, and Senator McCain explains why he won’t be going. Also, how terror makes us paranoid, an update on Verizon's plan to block text messages from certain groups, and our last weekly update with real estate blogger Lockhart Steele.
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