Many Americans are pulling out their checkbooks as part of a year-end surge in tax deductible giving. They're donating in more targeted and specific ways than in years past. How has charitable giving changed in recent years, as donors have become more concerned about the effectiveness of the programs they are supporting? If tax laws change – and the deduction for giving is eliminated – will giving trends change? Also, the fiscal cliff looms, and a look back at Lisa Jackson's four years as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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