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Monday, October 07, 2013

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U.S. Carries Out Raids in Libya & Somalia | Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown | President of Iceland on the Future of the Arctic | Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Reveals “The Terror of the Soul” | Another Blockbuster Term for the Supreme Court | Supreme Court Rulings Include Links to Nowhere | Can the President Issue More Debt Without Congress?

U.S. Carries Out Raids in Libya & Somalia

Over the weekend, U.S. military personnel conducted targeted operations in Libya and Somalia. As a result of the Libya operation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that one of the world's most wanted terrorists was captured and is now in U.S. custody. Congressmen Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th district and is a member of the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He discusses the military operation and its significance.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown

The federal government is still closed for business—the first time in almost 20 years. The government shutdown is now in week two, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the votes are there to reopen the government. Joining us to explain is one of our essential employees, the Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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President of Iceland on the Future of the Arctic

Olafur Grimsson, the President of Iceland, has launched the first international gathering on the Arctic, called Arctic Circle. This gathering will take place from October 11 to 14 in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, and will include international leaders and players from the worlds of business, science, politics and policy. President Gromsson explains the importance of the conference, and why the U.S. should be paying more attention to the arctic.

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Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Shows “Terror of the Soul”

Edgar Allan Poe was responsible for far more than some creepy stories and poems—he helped to create a fully independent American literary voice, paving the way for William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison, and Joseph Heller. A new exhibit on Poe at the Morgan Library & Museum gives us some insight into the literature behind the macabre man. Dr. Isaac Gewirtz co-curated the show, and he joins us to talk about the mysterious author, and his rather unfortunate life.

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Another Blockbuster Term for the Supreme Court

While the federal government shutdown has shuttered much of Washington, today the Supreme Court opens its doors for the 2013-2014 term. The nation's highest judicial body will rule on abortion, affirmative action and much more. Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal, unpacks the major cases before the Court over the next eight months.

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Supreme Court Rulings Include Links to Nowhere

Just because the Supreme Court is up and running, doesn’t mean its website is.According to a new study, 49 percent of the hyperlinks in recent Supreme Court decisions lead absolutely nowhere. And Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society Harvard and the author of the study, thinks this is a big problem.He explains why here.

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Can the President Issue More Debt Without Congress?

The standoff over the budget continues in Washington as experts are debating what can be done to avoid a government default. Article I of the Constitution clearly states that only Congress controls the federal purse strings. But some legal experts say the executive does have the power to intervene without Congress. Michael C. Dorf, law professor at Cornell, explains the legal—and not so legal—options the president has before him.

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