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Monday, July 07, 2008

Is Obama moving to the middle? Is McCain cleaning house? Newsweek's Richard Wolffe brings us the latest news from the campaign trail. Plus: if you're a parent, you're probably no stranger to getting suckered by your kids. But, according to author Pamela Paul, the billion-dollar baby industry also has your number.

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Pamela Paul and Richard Wolffe

Campaignapalooza

Richard Wolffe, senior White House correspondent for Newsweek, talks about the latest political news. Shake up in the McCain campaign? Faith-based initiatives? VP speculation? We got it!

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Mental Health Woes

The death of Esmin Green at Kings County psychiatric emergency room sparked controversy over the care patients get in public mental health facilities. We take a look at the state of New York psychiatric mental hospitals, talking with CNN correspondent, Mary Snow.

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Buy, Buy Baby

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Open Phones: Too Satisfied?

What does it mean when 90% of parents are satisfied with their child's education -- but only half are reading at grade level? Dennis Walcott, Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development, discusses this statistic. Plus, we open up the phones: Are we asking too little of public education?

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Pamela Paul



Pamela Paul

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Pamela Paul, author of Parenting, Inc. How We Are Sold on $800 Strollers, Fetal Education, Baby Sign Language, Sleeping Coaches, Toddler Couture and Diaper Wipe ...

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