This week, Pentagon officials began the process which may lead to gays serving openly in the military. But is this good for military cohesion and readiness? What will it do for recruiting and retention? We ask retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis. He also explains his concerns over President Obama increasingly assigning the military to handle climate change projects – at the likely expense of distracting us from real threats.
Archives for February 2010
Four-time Superbowl winner Joe Montana tells us what he expects this Sunday in Superbowl XLIV. Is Peyton Manning or Drew Brees the better quarterback? Which team will win in the end? How do teams try to handle the blizzard of distractions leading up to the big game? And what party tips does Montana have for all of us?
President Obama announces plan to give $30 billion in money paid back to taxpayers to shore up local banks, Obama also says every economist considers his stimulus plan a success, bipartisan Senate group pushes to deny funds for 9-11 trials in civilian courts, Senate hearings take up Obama push to allow gays to serve openly in the military.
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is part of a bipartisan group calling for federal funding to be withheld for the 9-11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators. Why are they taking this step? Will it pass Congress? Why does he see a civilian trial as a big mistake? And how does he react to President Obama’s claim that the trial shows we can secure America and uphold our values at the same time?
Ford Motor Company is reporting a profit for the past year, the latest sign that the automaker is bouncing back from a brutal stretch for domestic companies. Ford Global Communications Director Mark Truby explains what Ford got right and why it is seems to be turning the corner.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady says voters in his state are ready to throw out Democrats who have ruined the state over the past decade. He says the Blagojevich scandal and the big government agenda in Washington will result in big gains for Republicans – even in the governor’s race and the campaign to replace President Obama in the U.S. Senate.
President Obama unveils his new budget and blames Bush for his record deficits, Republicans decry budget as more of the same, Obama budget kills return to moon and the 9-11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will not be held in New York City.
Retired U.S. Navy Captain Chuck Nash says the government should not spend hundreds of millions of dollars and risk American lives just to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a trial in civilian court. He also says the security risk is very real at a trial of this magnitude on American soil. Nash says the military tribunal is perfect for this trial. He also discusses the beefed up presence of the U.S. military in the Persian Gulf and what surprise Iran may have for the world in just 10 days.
North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry says President Obama’s new budget proposal is just more of the same big government agenda and does nothing to reduce deficits or create jobs. McHenry says there are proven ways to radically reduce the size of government without soaking everyone with higher taxes.
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks says he hopes last week’s meeting between President Obama and House Republicans will foster some genuine dialogue and allow Republican ideas to be part of the Congressional debates. And while Franks says he opposes Obama’s domestic agenda, he says the president’s fundamental misunderstanding of the war on terror is even more concerning.