Lying About Surveillance; Rep. Rush Holt, Intoxicating Plants

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Slate columnist Fred Kaplan tells us why he thinks Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied under oath at a congressional hearing and should be fired. Plus: New York State Senator Liz Krueger talks about her push for the senate to act on Cuomo’s proposals for women; Meet New Jersey senate candidate Rush Holt; Floyd Abrams looks back on his legal career defending first amendment rights; and Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks, talks about turning plants into cocktails.  

Did Intelligence Director Clapper Lie About Spying?

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, discusses statements by National Intelligence Director James Clapper about the extent of electronic surveillance, and whether he lied under oath. Plus, what Edward Snowden's latest disclosure, to a Chinese newspaper, means for his credibility and legal status.

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Legislative Session Wrap-Up

With the legislative session scheduled to end next week, New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) talks about pending legislation and her call for gridlock if the Women's Equality Act doesn't get a vote in the Senate.

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Meet the NJ Senate Candidates: Rush Holt

Rush Holt, representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district, discusses his candidacy for New Jersey's open US senate seat.  

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Floyd Abrams: Free Speech First

Floyd Abrams, First Amendment lawyer and the author of Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment looks back on his legal career dedicated to defending First Amendment rights, from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United.

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Intoxicating Plants

Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks, talks about plants that have been used for spirits and offers gardening advice, along with cocktail recipes. 

→ EVENT: Amy Stewart reads from The Drunken Botanist tonight at 7PM at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint.

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