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Law
12:00 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Bloomberg To Bind Gay Couple In Matrimony

Gay couples in N.Y. can be legally wed starting this Sunday. Numerous applications for same-sex marriages poured in, and N.Y. City Hall employed a system to randomly pick who could wed on Sunday. Mayor Bloomberg is even officiating the ceremony between John Feinblatt, his chief policy advisor, and Jonathan Mintz, Commissioner of N.Y.'s Department of Consumer Affairs. Host Michel Martin speaks with Feinblatt and Mintz about what the new law means to them and their daughters.

Economy
12:00 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

President Obama Talks Deficit, Jobs On NPR

Host Michel Martin interviews President Barack Obama about the Gang of Six's bipartisan debt-reduction plan, job stimulation, and which public programs he believes should be protected from spending cuts. Obama also comments on whether he thinks he has a special responsibility to look out for African-Americans' interests.

Commentary
11:16 am
Fri July 22, 2011

On Life And Ideas: A Relative's Ashes Reclaimed

NPR's Margot Adler and her son, Alex Gliedman-Adler, at the cemetery at the Zentralfriedhof, where her famous grandfather was buried. Alfred Adler, the "Founder of Individual Psychology," died in 1937.
Margot Adler

My grandfather's ashes had been missing for 74 years. He was a famous Viennese psychoanalyst: Alfred Adler, the man best known for inventing the inferiority complex and for splitting with Freud in 1911 over issues of sex and power. In 1937, he died of a heart attack while lecturing in Aberdeen, Scotland. Growing up as Adler's only grandchild, I never heard anyone talk about the whereabouts of his remains.

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It's All Politics
10:12 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Obama, Boehner Debt Talks Cause Congress' Democrats To Hit Ceiling

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at a White House meeting, July 13, 2011.
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The business day had barely begin Friday in the U.S. Capitol when Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, issued a caution to fellow Democrat President Obama and Republican Speaker John Boehner on their negotiations to reach a deal to raise the deficit ceiling.

Reid said:

We all know... there are talks going on between President Obama and Speaker Boehner. I wish them well. We await their efforts. I'm told there will be revenue measures in there. If that's the case, we know Constitutionally the matter must start in the House of Representatives.

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Opinion
10:01 am
Fri July 22, 2011

New Republic: Health Disclosure Debate Gets Worse

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Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the author of books on health care ethics, most recently The Future of Bioethics.

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