We have Friday’s top news… What is the next U.S. step in response to the North Korea nuclear test and missile launches? How are Americans viewing President Obama’s choice of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court? What is Obama doing to beef up cyber-security for the nation’s infrastructure? What is the union boss saying about the new UAW contract workers ratified with General Motors? What happened to GM stock and the rest of Wall Street on Friday? We have the answers as we bring you you the biggest stories for Friday, May 29, 2009.
Archives for May 2009
Obama’s Stimulus Bluster and the Possible Disaster of a Value Added Tax
President Obama says his stimulus plan has already created or saved 150,000 jobs. Is that true? Is there any way to verify that? Why is it unlikely that the stimulus plan will be responsible for any job growth down the line? Why is the administration reportedly considering a Value Added Tax? What is it? How much could it cost you? What kind of tax burden does Obama have in store for most Americans? We ask J.D. Foster of the Heritage Foundation.
Sotomayor and Abortion
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has come under great scrutiny for comments made on race and judicial activism. But what about the perennial issue of abortion? Where does she stand? What rulings has she made on these issues? What is the Obama abortion agenda that she may end up considering on the high court? We ask Joy Yearout of the Susan B. Anthony List.
Capitol Steps Parody
The Capitol Steps are back and bring Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi together to discuss interrogation, terrorism and whether Nancy Pelosi knew about waterboarding back in 2002. The song is “Lie, Lie, Lie” and our guest if Steps star Elaina Newport.
Obama Calls for Cyber-Security Upgrade
On Friday, President Obama called for a stronger, more focused effort towards protecting the U.S. infrastructure, which is controlled almost entirely through computers. How vulnerable are we to attacks and viruses? How difficult is it to upgrade our cyber-security? What’s the right way to get the job done and what’s the wrong way? And can the security ever get ahead of those trying to cause us harm? We ask Randy Skoglund, executive director at Americans for Technology Leadership.
We have Thursday’s top news… What is Nancy Pelosi saying needs to happen in every home to combat climate change? What is President Obama saying about his Supreme Court nominee? How close is the UN to a resolution condemning the North Korean nuclear test? What is the Obama reaction to North Korea scrapping the armistice ending the Korean War in 1953? What does the immediate future of General Motors look like? What happened on Wall Street Thursday? We have the answers as we bring you the biggest stories for Thursday, May 28, 2009.
The Case Against Sonia Sotomayor
Several conservative organizations are already pushing members of the U.S. Senate to vote against the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Why? What do they see in her past statements and decisions that cause them alarm? And why should Republican senators fight against this nomination even though they probably can’t block it? We ask Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network.
Gizzi on Politics
Should there be any surprise that President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court? Will there be a real fight over her nomination in the U.S. Senate? How well or poorly is Obama handling the North Korean nuclear crisis? What should Obama know about our recent history with the North Koreans? How much trouble is Harry Reid in as he seeks re-election in Nevada? We ask John Gizzi of Human Events, and we also get his final thoughts on Memorial Day 2009.
Dr. Tim Ball Slams Pelosi’s Call for Inventory to Be Taken on Americans’ Energy Use
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is touting the push for climate change legislation during her trip to China this week. She is also calling for an inventory to be taken on energy use. Does she mean we all need to be good stewards of the environment or that the government will take action if we don’t use less energy? How is China running roughshod over the U.S. on the issue of climate change? And why is the momentum among the public moving decisively in the direction of global warming skepticism? We ask Dr. Tim Ball, former professor of climatology and a leading scientific voice against the global warming hysteria.
What Fate Awaits General Motors?
Within days, the fate of auto giant General Motors will be detailed by the federal government. Why is GM open to bankruptcy after months of kicking and screaming against it? Why did the negotiations with bondholders seem to go much better in the case of GM compared to the friction in the Chrysler case? What is the actual plan to return GM to profitability? What will a more prominent role for the United Auto Workers mean for the future of the auto industry? And do GM and Chrysler officials really believe the government-mandated course of action really steer them back in the right direction? We ask Marty Padgett, editor of thecarconnection.com.