On Monday, we learned that the Iranian regime was behind a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in this country. We also discovered that Iran was looking for help within the Mexican drug cartels to carry out this and future plots against targets in the western hemisphere. So how can we be sure this plot went all the way to the top in Iran? What does this tell us about Iran’s confidence right now? And what should be the U.S. response? We ask Alireza Jafarzadeh, former spokesman for the Iranian Parliament in Exile and the man who warned the West about Iran’s latest nuclear intentions.
Archives for October 2011
Three Martini Lunch 10/12/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleased the Iranian terrorist plot in the U.S. was foiled but are not impressed with the government’s reaction. They also yawn over the latest GOP presidential debate and wish all the Republicans would spent more time slamming Obama. And they unload on President Obama after he suggests government plays a vital role in the success of every entrepreneur.
Killing Christians in Egypt
Over the weekend, dozens of Coptic Christians were killed in the streets of Egypt by elements of the military sympathetic to radical Muslims. How did this happen? Will there be persecutions in perpetuity? Does this mean the worst fears of overthrowing President Mubarak have already been realized? What should the Obama administration be doing in response? And how will this impact the upcoming elections? We ask Dr. Walid Phares, Middle East expert and author of “The Coming Revolution”.
Helping Homeless Vets
The problem of homeless veterans is growing once again. Our troops are coming home to a poor economy, some are battling PTSD and other mental health issues and others are struggling with addictions. So what is the Department of Veterans Affairs doing to combat this trend? What can be done to get vets to address their health issues or substance abuse problems? How are families crucial to this effort? And what housing provisions are part of the plan? We discuss it all with Pete Doherty of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Homeless Veteran Initiative Office.
Three Martini Lunch 10/11/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review see good things for Republicans as more Democrats align themselves with the Wall Street protesters. They also lament the killing of Coptic Christians in an Egypt that was supposedly improved by the February revolution. And they discuss new reports that a reclusive President Obama is ending his workdays early and only talks with a couple of advisers.
Three Martini Lunch 10/10/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Kevin Williamson of National Review cheer Herman Cain for labeling the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters as anti-capitalist, playing the victim card and wanting to punish the success of others. They also blast President Obama for demanding that Republicans must prove his jobs plan won’t work and saying independent economists have concluded his plan is guaranteed to work. And they beat up on California Gov. Jerry Brown for banning minors from tanning booths but allowing 12-year-olds to determine their own STD prevention program.
J. Christian Adams served in the voting rights division of the Justice Department and blew the whistle after Attorney General Eric Holder withdrew charges against the New Black Panther Party for intimidating white voters in 2008. Why does Adams say Holder has a ‘racialist’ agenda? What does that mean and how is it different than racism? What are other examples of the Justice Department not enforcing voting laws? And how does he expect this attitude from the Justice Department to impact the 2012 elections? We discuss it all with J. Christian Adams, author of “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department”.
Disingenuous, Deceitful, Shameful
On Friday, the latest jobs report showed the unemployment rate is still 9.1 percent and a net 103,000 jobs were created in September. So is this reason for optimism? Not to Georgia Rep. Tom Price. What does he say is the main reason for the job growth exceeding expectations? How to respond to President Obama’s demands for Congress to pass his jobs bill? What is the Republican approach for stimulating job growth? And how does Rep. Price assess the Occupy Wall Street protesters? We discuss it all with Rep. Tom Price, who is also a member of the House GOP leadership.
Three Martini Lunch 10/7/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud the Associated Press for its fact-checking feature that proves President Obama lied on many issues in his press conference. They also sigh as the latest jobs report suggests a stagnant economic environment. And they offer their latest thoughts on the foul and increasingly dangerous Wall Street protesters.
Boilers and Bad Loans
Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith is taking aim at regulations on boiler emissions as part of the House GOP effort to remove what it considers burdensome regulations on American businesses. What do the new rules demand? Why does Griffith want them delayed at least 15 months? And will it be passed in the House? Rep. Griffith also reacts to President Obama’s claim that investing billions of dollars in ‘green energy’ is a good plan but there will be some firms that don’t work – including Solyndra.