NSA Leaks; China Summit; Bill de Blasio; Mandela Tributes; Winning in India

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) speaks with US Vice President Joe Biden (R) during a business roundtable at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Michael Hirsch of National Journal discusses the continued NSA surveillance fallout, and the impact on President Obama's first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. NSA leaker Edward Snowden is currently in Hong Kong and seeking asylum. Plus: mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio; former Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan on the country's value as a testing ground for multinational businesses; how NYC public library programs help immigrants assimilate to life in America; and your tributes to Nelson Mandela.

Monday Morning Politics: Chinese President Xi; NSA Leaker Comes Forward

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the latest news out of Washington, including President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting has particular significance given the latest news about government surveillance -- Edward Snowden, the contractor who has come forward as the main source of the NSA leaks, is currently in Hong Kong and seeking asylum from US extradition.

→ Listen: Glenn Greenwald Discusses NSA Leaks on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Candidate de Blasio

Our series of interviews with the major candidates for mayor continues. Today, NYC public advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his campaign for the Democratic nomination.

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Library Assistance for Immigrants

Bridget Quinn Carey, COO of Queens Library, and Farhana Yasmin, Queens New Americans patron, talk about the services the public libraries provide for new immigrants and English language learners.  Plus, Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, manager of the New Dorp branch of the NYPL on Staten Island, shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico who went from attending her library's English language learning programs to managing a branch.

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Open Phones: Your Tributes to Nelson Mandela

UPDATE: Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

South African leader Nelson Mandela remains in a hospital, two days after being admitted with a recurring lung infection. The 94-year-old is in serious condition, and South Africans are beginning to offer their tributes to his life. The country's largest paper quotes a that a friend of the family has said it's "time to let him go." While we hope for his full recovery, we begin to gather your memories of Nelson Mandela. Call 212-433-9692 with your tributes, or post here.

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Helping Multinationals Succeed

Ravi Venkatesan, former chairman of Microsoft India and the author of Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), explains why Western multinationals should adapt their business practices to developing markets, not wait for countries like India to come to them.

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How Worried Should We Be About the NSA?

Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon thinks we should be very worried about NSA snooping and that's it's gone too far. She lays out her reasons why.

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