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Monday, August 03, 2009

Today is the first day of House of Representative’s August break, and what Congressmen hear from their constituents back home could dictate the shape of health care reform once they return to Washington. Anthony Weiner discusses what he hopes to accomplish this month, and why the House couldn’t get reform done before the recess. Plus, the ins and outs of the new GI bill; and internet pioneer Jason Calacanis.


Jason Calacanis and Congressman Anthony Weiner

August Recess Day One: Anthony Weiner

Congressman Anthony Weiner and the rest of the House of Representatives are back in their home districts for the month of August. What does he expect to hear from constituents, and how will those conversations shape the health care debate once everyone returns to Washington?

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Bonuses, Unemployment Benefits, and Clunker Cash

Believe it or not, there is non-health care economic news out there. Heidi Moore, freelance economics reporter (read her twitter stream here) and Diane Brady of Business Week preview the top economic stories of the week.

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Jason Calacanis on Your Digital Future

With Microsoft and Yahoo merging, the digital landscape is changing and consolidating at a rapid pace. Internet pioneer Jason Calacanis, blogger, and founder of Mahalo discusses what the merger means and how it will affect you.

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New G.I. Bill

The new G.I. Bill took effect August 1st. Major Jamison Braun, deputy chief of transformation for the Air Force Personnel Center, and Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, talk about how to navigate benefits.

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Show Me the Money

WNYC Reporter Bob Hennelly talks about the failed billion-dollar EnCap development project in the Meadowlands--and where the money went.

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All Points West: Success?

This past weekend, the 2nd annual All Points West festival took place in Jersey City. New York Times reporter Ben Sisario recaps the muddy weekend and discusses the difficulties of putting on a rock festival in New York City. Were you at APW this past weekend? ...

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