Two years ago, Florida GOP rep. Mark Foley resigned in disgrace after engaging in sexually charged text messaging with teenage House pages. Now Tim Mahoney, the Democrat who replaced Foley in Congress, is in grave political danger after news surfaced of two simultaneous extramarital affairs and that he paid one of them to keep quiet. So what is fact and what is fiction here? And is Tim Mahoney’s political career over? We ask Roll Call reporter David Drucker.
We have Tuesday’s top stories…What is the latest in the massive voter registration fraud investigation of ACORN – a group sympathetic to the Obama campaign? What is Obama himself saying about this scandal? What do Republicans say about it? What is the latest plan by the Bush administration to shore up the economy? We discuss all of these key issues as we examine the top stories for Tuesday, October 14, 2008.
More of Tuesday’s headlines! How did Wall Street respond to Monday’s record rally? How are Democrats reacting to the Bush plan for the government to buy up equity in major banks? What are John McCain and Barack Obama saying about each other’s economic plans and their own? We answer all of these questions. Click here now!
Democrats hope to win a veto-proof majority in the U.S. Senate and the contest in Oregon is at the heart of that strategy. Can Republican Gordon Smith win a third term or will Democrat Jeff Merkley take the seat away? Does Barack Obama have coattails? What are the issues that are driving this race? Which candidate has the momentum? We ask Ryan Brown of KFLS Newstalk 1450 in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
After nearly a month of economic turmoil, economic optimism is eroding nationwide. The latest numbers from Investor’s Business Daily show a strong majority of Americans are not optimistic that our nation’s economy will see bright days in the near future. And the numbers are even worse when it comes to confidence in the government’s economic policies. Listen here for all the latest numbers and insightful analysis from Terry Jones, Associate Editor at Investor’s Business Daily.
As the success of the military surge in Iraq becomes clearer every day, the progress achieved by our armed forces is even more impressive when compared to the conditions in Iraq during the insurgency. Col. Peter Mansoor led the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division from mid-2003 until mid-2004. Later he served as Executive Officer for Gen. David Petraeus during the first 15 months of the surge. Listen as Greg and Col. Mansoor discuss the difficult conditions following major combat operations
This week, the investigations into the voter registration tactics of the community organization group known as ACORN have intensified. Now more than a dozen states are probing ACORN, including in Ohio where one teenager was given cigarettes and money for signing up to vote more than 70 times. So what is the story behind ACORN? What is its real agenda? How is it linked and not linked with Barack Obama? We ask Wall Street Journal Columnist John Fund, author of “Stealing Elections.”
Daniel Smith, President of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, discusses how states can act to prevent cancer. Cancer Action Network has produced a study rating the fifty states in the union cancer prevention techniques. Should the government tax tobacco use out of existence? Is it the government’s job to curb tobacco use? What should the government do about health coverage to help those with cancer?
In this second half of the interview, Senator Jim DeMint comes on the show to talk about his book “Why We Whisper”. Senator DeMint says that traditional values must be allowed in the public debate. Do you think American society is on the decline? Has Senator DeMint diagnosed the problem? What can we do to stop the decline? Should we stop it?
Senator Jim DeMint comes on the show to talk about his book “Why We Whisper”. Senator DeMint says that traditional values must be allowed in the public debate. Do you think American society is on the decline? Has Senator DeMint diagnosed the problem? What can we do to stop the decline? Should we stop it?