Adam Ulbricht of Radio America looks at the proposed Dream Act in congress and what it means for American business. Immigration reform has long been debated, but this temporary fix received a boost after President Obama enacted several key parts of the proposal through executive order. Thirteen states have already passed Dream Act legislation. Maryland State Senator Victor Ramirez, George Washington University’s Department of Economics Chair Barry Chiswick and President-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Doug Stump each talk about the issue.
Archives for July 2012
Radio America’s Brett Winterble and National Review’s Jim Geraghty discuss Obama’s comments on crediting teachers for your success, the Treasury Department’s secret escapades and Hilary Clinton’s poor treatment in Egypt.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is offering his analysis on three international hot spots. Bolton says the Assad regime in Syria would on its way out of power if not for the Russians. He says Russian military assistance and diplomatic interference gives the brutal dictator a much longer lease on power. Bolton also worries that Assad may use chemical weapons against his own people. On Egypt, Bolton says we are witnessing a classic power struggle between Islamist groups and the military and we ask Bolton whether elections in Egypt and among the Palestinians several years ago suggest that democracy may not be in the best interest of the U.S. in all parts of the world. Finally, Bolton slams President Obama for suggesting that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez has no been a national security threat.
The Capitol Steps weigh in on two issues that have people fuming. First, the parody group brings in President Obama to explain why he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy – with some Broadway flair. Then the Steps plunge into the great New York City soda debate. Our guest is Steps star and co-founder Elaina Newport.
Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty enjoy how the Romney campaign gets the mainstream media jumping over rumors that Condoleezza Rice is being considered as Romney’s running mate. At the same time, Greg strongly dislikes the idea of Rice on the ticket while Jim sees good and bad points. Neither of them expect Rice to be the choice. They also excoriate President Obama for unilaterally gutting the 1996 welfare reform law – both as a terrible policy move and as a blatantly unconstitutional act. And they shake their heads as Obama tells CBS News that people think he’s done a good job on policy but wish he would do more storytelling.
Todd Akin has been a Republican congressman from Missouri for nearly 12 years. This year, he’s locked in a tough GOP Senate primary for the chance to take on embattled Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Akin says McCaskill is out of touch with her state since voters have overwhelmingly rejected the Obama health plan while she continues to defend it. The congressman also lays out his vision for addressing the economy – radical spending cuts, keeping taxes low and rolling back draconian regulations on American businesses. Akin also says he expects to win the GOP nomination because he is the only candidate that has already made tough conservative stands on issues ranging from opposition to ‘No Child Left Behind’ to opposing the Wall Street bailout to opposing last summer’s debt ceiling compromise.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review like Mitt Romney’s performance before a tough crowd at the NAACP. They also sigh as rampant corruption in the Washington, DC government leaves another mayor in political peril. And they discuss the bizarre absence of Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Brett Winterble of Radio America and Dan Foster of National Review talk about the House vote to repeal Obamacare. Also, Romney is raising more money than Obama, but he will need more than funds to win in November. Romney is also receiving criticism for money in Swiss bank accounts while we find out that Obama surrogates are also guilty.
House Republicans are moving forward with their second attempt to repeal all of the Obama health plan. The House passed the repeal in January of last year but the effort died in the Democratic-led Senate. Since then, the House has voted to repeal specific parts of the law, but only one small component has been removed. Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey is a longtime physician. He says Republicans will not get the repeal through the Senate this time either but the GOP has a responsibility to fight against this plan at every opportunity. Gingrey rejects Democratic complaints that the debate takes away from legislation that could spur job creation. He says repeal is the best thing Congress can do for job creation since business owners are currently paralyzed by the regulations and restrictions aimed at them in the Obama plan. Gingrey says this will be a major issue in the Fall campaign since it is so closely connected with our lackluster economy. The congressman also details what concerns him most of all about the Obama plan and he explains what Republicans want to put in place of Obamacare if it is ever repealed.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review cheer Mitt Romney’s big win over President Obama in the June fundraising race. Jim also slams and exposes Obama’s fraudulent claims that Romney was fond of outsourcing jobs at Bain Capital. And they rip Democrats for stalking Republican House members at their homes and elsewhere hoping to catch them in a bad moment.