What is the case for electing Barack Obama to the White House and Democrats to large majorities in Congress? Why is Obama doing so well despite his lack of any real experience? We ask Michael Lewan, longtime Democratic strategist and former Chief of Staff to Sen. Joe Lieberman.
Tomorrow is Election Day. And as you get ready to go to the polls and make that final choice, we give you one final plea from Barack Obama and John McCain as we re-air their closing remarks from the final debate.
We have Friday’s top news… What is the latest warning from John McCain about a possible Obama victory? What is Obama’s top priority if elected? Why is Sarah Palin saying Obama’s record shows he has no intention of cutting taxes for the middle class? How did the stock markets finish the week? We have all the answers as we discuss the biggest stories for Friday, October 31, 2008.
Why does one highly respected MIddle East analyst say this really is the most important presidential election in memory? Who is he voting for? What does he see as the impact of the candidates’ views on Iraq? What’s the best way to confront Iran? And do we need to repair our worldwide image? If so, what’s the best way to do that? We get answers from Dr. Walid Phares of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
With John McCain and Barack Obama campaigning furiously until Election Day, the Capitol Steps look back at the chaos that reigned following the 2000 election in their classic hit “The Singing Chads.” Our guest is Steps impressionist Mark Eaton.
How important is health care to your vote? Do you want more government involvement in your care or less? Is a $5000 health care tax credit a good way to help families find the care they need or is it just a gimmick? And would everyone have the same quality of care that members of Congress get as Obama promises? We ask Grace-Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute.
Are America’s election officials ready for Election Day? How are officials guarding against voter fraud? Should each voter be required to show a photo ID? Which type of voting machines are most common this year? We ask Jeff Zaino, Vice President for Elections for the American Arbitration Association.
We have Thursday’s top news…What is Barack Obama saying in order to keep his apparent lead heading closer to Election Day? What is McCain saying about Obama’s Wednesday infomercial? How is Sarah Palin drawing distinctions between McCain and Obama on taxes? What does Al Qaeda have to say about the campaign? And what happened to the economy in the third quarter of 2008? We have the answers as we discuss the biggest stories for Thursday, October 30, 2008.
Is there really a momentum swing in John McCain’s favor as we get closer to Election Day? Why do McCain supporters see him surging ahead at the finish line? Besides criticizing Obama, why do McCain backers think he would be a good steward of our economy? We ask all these questions to Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl as he campaigns for McCain in Colorado.
Should the government get involved in your retirement planning? Should your tax dollars go towards Uncle Sam partially matching everyone’s contribution to their 401(k) accounts? Why might Roth IRA holders be especially concerned? And what does this say about the potential explosion of government intrusion into our lives? We ask Peter Sepp, Vice President for Communications at the National Taxpayers Union.