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Friday, June 25, 2010

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is suing BP over losses to the New York State pension fund from the oil spill disaster. He’ll make his case. Plus, saying goodbye to the city’s bus and subway lines; delaying medical marijuana in New Jersey, a look at the New York Forum; and iPhone frenzy.

Explore Elena's Inbox. Search Elena Kagan's emails from the Clinton administration and tell us what you find!

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A Transit Farewell

Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talks about the service cuts and helps us say goodbye to the discontinued bus and subway lines. Also, Richard Yeh, WNYC reporter, talks about what the bus cuts mean for commuters in eastern Queens.

Are you losing bus or subway service? Post your transit eulogies here!

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Financial Reform Agreement: Effect on New York?

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, and Charles Herman, WNYC business and economics editor, look at what's in the financial reform agreed upon early this morning, and the effects on Wall St. and Main St.

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Weighing In on NYC's Budget

Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, goes through the details of the handshake deal on the city budget and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio weighs in.

Read WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly's take on the city budget.

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New York State Sues BP

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller and trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, talks about the NYS Common Retirement Fund's class action lawsuit against BP.

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The Future of Medical Marijuana in New Jersey

Reed Gusciora, New Jersey Assemblyman (D-Mercer), discusses why the implementation of medical marijuana in NJ  will likely be delayed and how Governor Christie is pushing for control on the issue.

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Is the New iPhone Worth the Hype?

Peter Rojas, co-founder of, a gadgets and consumer electronics website, discusses the good and bad of Apple's latest iPhone.

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Exploring Elena's Inbox

Check out the Sunlight Foundation's new tool that lets you search Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's inbox during her Clinton Administration years.

Pick a search term, poke around and tell us what you find! Dahlia Lithwick from Slate thinks it's worth looking into her emails on partial-birth abortion, executive power, crack cocaine sentencing, or whatever topic you find interesting.

Go to "Elena's Inbox" now and report back on what you find!

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