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Republicans in Wisconsin spent the first half of the year attacking organized labor, and now they’re paying the price: nine Republican state senators are being recalled for their anti-union views. Peter Barca, Democratic Minority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, updates us on the recall elections in his state and tells us what games Republicans have been playing to keep Democrats from taking control of the Wisconsin state senate.
Rep. Peter Barca
James K. Galbraith
James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security. Here he discusses the debate that shouldn’t be a debate at all: the debt ceiling. He explains the 14th Amendment and what it means for pensions, paying off debt, and more.
An interview by Bill Press with Congressman Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He says the American people are having serious buyer’s remorse, which could result in Democrats taking the House back in 2012.