We have Friday’s top news… How much did our economy shrink in the last quarter of 2008? How are Senate Republicans approaching the stimulus debate? What do financial analysts think of the stimulus plan? What are President Obama’s newest economic initiatives? Who is the new chairman of the Republican party? How did a CIA official caught spying for Russia get busted again – from his own prison cell? And how did the Dow react to the latest economic numbers? We have all the answers as we bring you the biggest stories for Friday, January 30, 2009.
Archives for January 2009
Capitol Steps Parody
The current economic recession is no laughing matter – unless you’re listening to The Capitol Steps – Washington’s premier musical and political parody troupe. This week we’re joined by impressionist Mark Eaton and and are treated to “401 (K)” and “When I’m 84”.
Health Care Horrors Hidden in Stimulus Bill
The economic stimulus package making its way through Congress is supposed to be a job creation bill. But do you know what’s hidden inside on the health care front? Why would this plan give government a stranglehold on the health care arena? Why would care be rationed and expensive treatments and surgeries simply be refused? And how is the recent passage of an expansion for children’s health coverage another step in the direction of federal control of health care? We get answers from Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute. Anyone concerned about their health care or the care of their families needs to hear what’s in this bill.
Why House Republicans Rejected the Stimulus; What Will Happen in the Senate?
The House of Representatives passed the massive economic stimulus plan on Wednesday. Why did every Republican vote ‘no’? What do Democrats suggest will actually create jobs in this package? Why are House Democrats calling an end to the offer of bipartisanship? How might the Senate change the bill? Will the Gang of 14 bring the two sides together? And how might Barack Obama get a filibuster-proof Senate? We ask Steve Dennis of Roll Call.
American Grit Part 2
Here is the second half of Greg’s discussion with political commentator and columnist Tony Blankley, author of “American Grit”. In this installment, Blankley address critical questions as we move deeper into the 21st century. Should we bring back the military draft? What’s the best and smartest way to become energy independent? What type of media reporting should be made criminal? And does Barack Obama follow a belief that America is exceptional in the world? Listen here for all of Blankley’s thought-provoking answers.
We have Thursday’s top news… What did Rod Blagojevich say in his own defense to the Illinois State Senate? What was the final vote on his impeachment? How is President Obama reacting to all Republicans voting against the economic stimulus plan? How is the stimulus plan being received in the U.S. Senate? And what happened on Wall Street Thursday? We have all the answers as we bring you the biggest stories for Thursday, January 29, 2009.
Fact vs. Fiction on ‘Climate Change’
Former Vice President Al Gore was back on Capitol Hill Wednesday, imploring lawmakers to act swiftly and decisively to avert a climate catastrophe. But does the latest scientific evidence suggest any such calamity around the corner? What does it show? Why can’t climate change alarmists afford to be wrong? And how is this movement very much involved in the current debate over an economic stimulus package. We ask Dr. Tim Ball, former professor of climatology at the University of Winnepeg.
Gizzi on Politics
How significant is the unanimous Republican opposition to the Democratic stimulus plan? Can the GOP stop this bill in the U.S. Senate or is this massive spending package a done deal? What should we make of Kirsten Gillibrand as the new senator from New York? And how should we view the final arguments from Rod Blagojevich? We ask John Gizzi, political editor at Human Events.
Should Companies Pay $3 Million for A Superbowl Ad in This Economy?
The very sluggish economy is forcing some companies to skip their annual Superbowl ads. But some firms are jumping at the chance to air their message to more than 100 million people. One of those companies is Denny’s. Why is Denny’s picking this year for its first Superbowl ad? What does it expect to gain from it? And will the ad be like? We ask Bill Ruby, Denny’s VP of Sales and Marketing.
American Grit Part 1
America is facing very difficult challenges both here at home and abroad. What will it take for us to not only survive these hurdles but thrive as we lead the world through the 21st century? Why is a new American nationalism necessary? What does that mean? How important is the free market to that vision? And how endangered is the free market right now? We ask author and political commentator Tony Blankley, whose latest book is “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century”. This is the first of a two-part interview. The second half will air on Friday.