Moving Past "Pro-Choice"

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Friday, January 25, 2013

As Roe v. Wade turns 40 this week, hear about why Planned Parenthood has decided to abandon the term "pro-choice." Plus: New York State budget director Robert Megna on Governor Cuomo's proposed budget; CBS News foreign correspondent Clarissa Ward talks about reporting from Syria; and the impact of love on your overall health.

Dave Weigel on Capitol Politics

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel discusses the Kerry confirmation hearings, filibuster reform, and state GOP strategies.

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NY's Budget Director

Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget this week, which included pension reform, gambling revenue, and more. Robert Megna, New York State budget director, talks about the governor's proposed budget and the Cuomo administration's efforts to balance economic recovery and fiscal resposibility.

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Is this the End of "Pro-Choice"?

Planned Parenthood recently said they are dropping the terms "pro-choice" when talking about their abortion-rights agenda. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, tells Brian Lehrer why.

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Syria Check-In

Just after accepting a DuPont award for her reporting on Syria, Clarissa Ward, CBS News' foreign correspondent, updates the situation there and other Middle East news.

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Laboratory for Love

Barbara Fredrickson, professor of psychology and director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the author of Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, talks about her research into "love" and its effects on health and happiness.

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NAACP Against the Soda Ban

The NAACP came out against Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large, sugary drinks. WNYC's Fred Mogul and Keli Goff, The Root's political correspondent and writer for their Blogging The Beltway blog, discuss why the NAACP has taken this position.

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