As several states hold critical primaries, will Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln be denied her own party’s nomination? Which candidate has a better chance of winning in November? How worried are Democrats about holding on to key House seats in Virginia? Which party has the edge in the two big California races? Are Dems embracing Obama or running away from him? And do Democrats fear another 1994? We ask Michael Lewan, former chief of staff for Sen. Joe Lieberman and partner in the Washington office of Brown Rudnick.
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Iran has threatened to use it’s own ships to act as a convoy bringing materials through an Israeli blockade into Gaza. Is this a real threat and what would happen if the convoy meets the blockade? We ask Dr. Mike Evans, adviser to many Israeli officials and longtime friend of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is also the author of “Atomic Iran”. Dr. Evans also explains why the controversy erupted when it did and how the Obama administration’s actions played a major role. He discusses why U.S.-Israeli relations are the worst since the modern state of Israel was created, and why he thinks another proxy war and Iran nukes may just be six months away.
The U.S. economy added 431,000 jobs in May, but just 41,000 in the private sector. 411,000 jobs are for U.S. census workers, who will only have jobs for a few months. Should we cheer positive numbers or be concerned that the private sector gains are far less than last month? How does the oil spill make these numbers even more sobering? What is the real unemployment number when factoring in those who have given up the job search or are forced to take part-time work? Why are private employers reluctant to hire? What would give them more incentive? We Ask Diana Furchtgott-Roth, chief economist for the Department of Labor under President George W. Bush.
Many Americans are looking to hurt BP in the pocketbook by boycotting BP gas stations across the country. How are these boycotts being organized? Who will actually get hurt by this effort? What would it take to really hurt BP’s bottom line? Correspondent Jasen Sokol reports.
Later this month, confirmation hearings will begin for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Republicans fear she will be another left-winger, and the Capitol Steps have discovered who the GOP thinks would be an ideal choice to replace John Paul Stevens. Our guest is Steps star Elaina Newport.
On Tuesday, Nevada Republicans will choose their nominee to square off against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid come November. Danny Tarkanian joins us to explain why he is the better choice to be the nominee than his opponents Sharron Angle and Sue Lowden. Why did he get into this race? Why should Reid be given the boot by voters? What would be his priorities if elected? We ask Tarkanian, just days before voters make their decision.
How well has the Obama administration handled the oil spill response and how well has it handled the criticism? How significant is the Israeli storming of the boat headed for Gaza? What did we learn in this week’s primaries? And who will emerge in next week’s onslaught of political primaries? We ask John Gizzi, political editor at Human Events.
Several states are holding critical primaries that will set the stage for critical November elections for the House and Senate and a number of governor’s races. Who will emerge as the nominees for the GOP in critical Senate races in California and Nevada? Can Blanche Lincoln hang on to the Democratic nomination in Arkansas? Which House races should we watch carefully? Are any incumbents in danger in their own primaries? And how is the fight between the Tea Party and the GOP establishment likely to impact some of these races? We ask Reid Wilson of National Journal’s Hotline-On Call.
More frustration in the Gulf of Mexico as oil gets close to Florida beaches, Obama and Biden tout stimulus as tremendous success but more progress needs to come, Israel defies international condemnation over raid of vessel off Gaza, two more Congressional incumbents sent packing, Japanese prime minister resigns.
President Obama is not a tyrant but he is trying to weaken the separation of powers and add tremendous amounts of power to the executive branch. How is he trying to do that? How has he already done this? And what is the only thing standing in his way? We ask former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, co-author of the new book “The Blueprint”.