As Sarah Palin answers a lot of questions about foreign policy, The Capitol Steps brief her on the standoff with Russia in a song called “Midnight Raid to Georgia.” Steps star Elaina Newport is the guest.
Hurricane Ike will make landfall near Galveston, Texas, within the next few hours. In addition to the Category 2 force winds, Ike is bringing a massive storm surge that could trigger widespread flooding. So just how much damage could we see? What kind of preparations are being made? And how many people are being affected?
Listen to Greg’s interview with Christi Harlan of the American Red Cross, who is on scene in San Antonio, Texas.
For the past several days, numerous reports have said North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il suffered a stroke in August and is at least somewhat incapacitated. But new reports say he is slowly improving as well. But what if Kim cannot lead? Who would replace him? Would the end of his rule mean positive change in North Korea? And how would his departure impact our efforts to rid his country of a nuclear program? Share your thoughts with us!
What is Al Qaeda still capable of doing to harm us seven years after 9-11? In what ways have we crippled their operations? What are the greatest challenges that remain? And how do we finish the job? Greg gets answers from terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
How much has the presidential race changed because of John McCain’s decision to name Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate? Is it impacting Senate and House races as well? Listen to Greg’s interview with Human Events Political Editor John Gizzi and share your thoughts and predictions!
The monster storm is barreling towards Texas and will likely come ashore on Saturday. How powerful will it be? Where is it likely to strike? And how much rain is coming with it? Greg gets the answers about Ike from John Feerick of accuweather.com.
Time stood still in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Thursday as America marked seven years since the horrifying terrorist attacks against the U.S. What did we learn that day? What has prevented subsequent terrorist attacks? How do we ensure victory against the enemy? And is there any bipartisan consensus on any of this? Share your thoughts and opinions with us!
And listen to Greg’s interview with South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson regarding these questions and more.
Cancer experts say the way we’ve been battling the dreaded disease is not good enough. Far too many people are still dying and will continue to die unless a new approach is adopted. Newsweek magazine reports on the issue this week.
And listen to Greg’s interview with Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, who wrote the story in this week’s edition.
Congress is back in session and Democratic leaders are furiously trying to pass energy reform legislation now that Republicans are gaining traction among voters on the issue. Will we get a decent energy bill this year? What should be included in a good energy bill? Respond with your thoughts!
According to the latest polls from Strategic Vision, the normally blue states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are essentially dead heats. Why can’t Obama close the deal? What impact is Gov. Sarah Palin having on the numbers? And can McCain really win these states or will they swing back to Obama come November? Tell us what you think!
Also, listen to Greg’s interview with Strategic Vision CEO David Johnson about these fresh poll numbers.