Mitt Romney’s $10,000 Bet, New Testimony in UK Phone Hacking Investigation, Avoiding Holiday Scams: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on December 12, 2011

1:06pm: Mitt Romney is trying to downplay the $10,000 bet he offered to Rick Perry in Saturday night’s GOP presidential candidates debate to try to disprove Perry’s claim that he deleted parts of his book that supported a health care mandate. Romney laughed off suggestions that his pricey bet sent the wrong message. We’ll find out how it’s playing with voters.

1:12pm: There’s been more dramatic testimony in the UK phone hacking inquiry. More reporters for News of the World have come forward to talk about their methods of reporting, and to defend phone hacking. The question on many minds remains, what did James Murdoch know, when did he know it? We’ll talk about it and what the answer could mean for the Murdoch empire.

1:35pm: Politicians and economic development officials like to speak in terms of “magic bullets.” Build this attraction, lure this industry, and our state will prosper. Do those big projects ever pay off? We’ll begin a four part series today.

1:40pm: From QR codes infected with malware to gift cards whose balances mysteriously disappear—the scam artists are out in full force for the holidays. We’ll have some advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.

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