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Friday, June 10, 2011

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  • Weiner Has Backing, But District Might Leave Him
    Poll shows many voters still on Anthony Weiner's side, despite the congressman's lewd tweeting. But New York state will lose two districts, and the controversy makes it a good bet his will be one of them.
  • Week In Politics: Weiner; GOP Presidential Field
    Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.
  • From 'Shenandoah' To Afghanistan: George Crumb's 'Winds Of Destiny'
    A song cycle inspired by Civil War-era tunes is adapted for a soldier's return from Afghanistan by stage director Peter Sellars and features soprano Dawn Upshaw.
  • Letters: Leonard Stern And 'Mad Libs'
    Melissa Block reads emails from listeners.
  • Nikki Haley Feuds With S.C. Legislature
    South Carolina's Supreme Court has settled a standoff between Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and the state Legislature. The Legislature won, but the battle seems to be only heating up. Just as the Legislature was wrapping up its regular session earlier this month, Haley ordered the Legislature to return to session. In return, the Senate president pro tempore filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court, saying Haley's order violated the separation of powers. The court sided with the Legislature. This is just the latest in the months of sniping and bullying between the governor and the Legislature.
  • Power May Increase Promiscuity
    Anthony Weiner, John Edwards, Arnold Schwarzenegger — men behaving badly, right? It may be more complex than that. Research shows power causes men and women to take risks and imagine themselves as more attractive. New survey research shows that, given power, women are as likely as men to stray.
  • Wildfires Continue To Burn In Arizona
    The biggest fire — called the Wallow Fire — has grown to 640 square miles — that's more than half the size of Rhode Island. Firefighters in eastern Arizona say winds have died down a bit. The blaze is about 5 percent contained. So far, 29 homes have been destroyed.
  • NBA Faces Contentious Lockout
    The NBA is on the verge of a possibly very long, contentious lockout. Melissa Block talks to CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell for more.
  • Two Guys On A Road Trip, Racking Up Comic Mileage
    Real-life friends Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon annoy each other on a foodies' pilgrimage across the English countryside in The Trip, a laugh-riot lark from director Michael Winterbottom. (Recommended)
  • Gates Rebukes NATO Members On Libya Mission
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who leaves office at the end of the month, sharply criticized NATO Friday. He noted that all members of the alliance voted for the Libya mission, but less than half have participated. Just 11 weeks into the mission, the "mightiest military alliance in history" is beginning to run short of munitions, requiring the U.S. once more to make up the difference. The U.S. is "in the midst of a deep economic crisis of our own," he said. "If you told American taxpayers, as I just did, that they're bearing 75 percent of the financial burden of the alliance, this going to raise eyebrows."

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