Former Pentagon official Jed Babbin calls President Obama’s Middle East speech empty rhetoric and says Obama is unwilling to do what is necessary to defeat the ideology of radical Islam. Babbin says Israeli liberals need to realize Obama is their enemy, not their friend.
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Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh says small business owners across the country are still reluctant to hire in big numbers. But why? What new government regulations do they find stifling? How is tax code also preventing them from hiring and expanding? What can Congress do about all this? How is Walsh’s home state of Illinois an example of how not to spur job creation? And how do Walsh’s constituents react to his strong support for the Ryan plan for the budget and the future of Medicare? We discuss it all with Rep. Walsh, a member of the House Small Business Committee.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has had a rocky start to his 2012 presidential bid to say the least. Has Newt fatally damaged his White House ambitions or is he likely to recover? Is it a tougher road to recovery among the GOP base for Gingrich or for Mitt Romney? How will Obama’s demands upon Israel be received by Israelis and Americans? And what should we make of the shocking, criminal story of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn. We discuss it all with John Gizzi of Human Events.
Vice President Joe Biden has been pretty quiet lately, but whenever he does speak a blunder is usually not far away. The Capitol Steps have some fun with Biden with some help from other top Democrats. Our guest is Steps star and co-founder Elaina Newport.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review debate the strengths and weaknesses of a Jon Huntsman presidential bid. We also slam President Obama for his burdensome demands on Israel just to begin a peace process. And we have some fun with the CIA’s anti-leak memo about the bin Laden mission being leaked to the press.
On Thursday, President Obama vowed to protect Israel but also said the Jewish state needed to cede all land gained from the 1967 Six-Day War in order to set the stage for meaningful peace talks with the Palestinians. He also chided both our allies and adversaries for being anywhere from resistant to deadly violent against demonstrators. So what should we make of Obama’s latest speech on the Middle East? We ask Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, a member of the House Israel Caucus.
On Tuesday, voters in New York’s 26th Congressional district will choose a new representative in Congress. The latest polls show a pretty tight race among Republican Jane Corwin, Democrat Kathy Hochul and Tea Party hopeful Jack Davis. Who has the momentum in this race? Will the resignation of former GOP Rep. Mike Lee impact the outcome? Why are Republicans convinced the Tea Party candidate is actually a Democrat trying to siphon votes from Corwin? And is this race a referendum on the House GOP’s economic plan? We discuss it all with Nick Langworthy, chairman of the Erie County, NY, Republican party.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are eagerly anticipating a very blunt political memoir from Dick Cheney. We wonder why a self-avowed socialist was ever allowed to run the International Monetary Fund in the first place. And we point out the insanity of a liberal group’s new web ad depicting Rep. Paul Ryan shoving grandma off a cliff because of what they see as his ill-conceived Medicare reform plan.
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter is strongly denouncing President Obama’s claim that all necessary measures have been implemented to ensure a secure southern border. What is the real state of our borders? What was the real purpose of Obama’s speech? And why is Sen. Vitter sponsoring legislation that would remove citizen status for the children of illegals born in the U.S.? We discuss it all with Sen. Vitter.
Last weekend, President Obama announced his intentions of expanding domestic energy production with new leases in various offshore drilling areas from the Gulf of Mexico to the waters off Alaska. But does his statement show a real commitment to greater production or is this just a political stunt to give the impression of more drilling when the reality is just the opposite? What will prove whether Obama is serious about more drilling or whether this is just rhetoric? What are Senate Republicans doing to force greater domestic energy production? And would full-scale energy production really just be a drop in the bucket compared to our consumption, or would it put us on the brink of energy independence? We discuss it all with Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.