Emma Jacobs reports on Vice President Biden’s Independence Day speech in Philadelphia. Tom MacDonald gives an update on the secondary effects of Hurrican Arthur. Shai Ben-Yaacov speaks with Dave Davies about the movement on budget and other legislation this week in Harrisburg. Maiken Scott reports on a New Jersey group home that is coming under scrutiny for its squalid condition. In this week’s edition of What Are We Thinking, Dave Heller and Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief at the Gallup Poll, discuss hiring in the US. Shannon McDonald sits down with Shai Ben-Yaacov to talk about the best and worst date spots at the shore.