November 3, 2013

It is three years until the next presidential election, but not too early to start handicapping it. Could it be the year for a woman president? Author Marianne Schnall thinks so. Democratic analyst Elaine Kamarck has some advice for Republicans – start speaking to a majority of the American people. And Bill Press interviews Eleanor Smeal, president of the Fund for a Feminist Majority.

  • Nov. 3, 2013 Nov. 3, 2013 Is it time for a woman president? Feminist author Marianne Schnall thinks so. How permanent is the House GOP majority? Not very, says Democratic strategist Elaine Kamarck. And Ellie Smeal talks about women’s issues at the state level.
  • Marianne Schnall Marianne Schnall A feminist author, Marianne Schnall, interviewed hundreds of women to find out what obstacles stand in the way of a female becoming president. The answer? Nothing.
  • Elaine Kamarck Elaine Kamarck A year from the midterm congressional elections, Democratic analyst Elaine Kamarck notes that there is nothing permanent about a majority in the House in the face of large demographic trends.
  • Eleanor Smeal Eleanor Smeal Bill Press and his guest, Eleanor Smeal, president of the Fund for a Feminist Majority.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Cruzing the White House?

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September 29, 2013

Erica Seifert is a public opinion analyst who helped draws up a “women’s economic agenda” and it’s based primarily on economics. Progressive scholar and author Eric Liu wants to build the economy from the middle class out and explains how to do it. And Bill Press talks with Jim Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union.

  • September 29, 2013 September 29, 2013 Public opinion analyst Erica Seifert proposes a new economic agenda for women, and author Eric Liu proposes building the economy from the middle class out. And some union history from Jim Hoffa.
  • Erica Seifert Erica Seifert Public opinion analyst Erica Seifert says the key political issues for women are pay, education and reproductive freedom. And those issues may pave the way for congressional gains next year – IF women turn out at the polls.
  • Eric Liu Eric Liu Author Eric Liu says restoring the ideal of opportunity for all Americans can be accomplished by adopting “middle out economics.” The result would be more money in the hands of consumers to buy more products.
  • Jim Hoffa Jim Hoffa Bill Press and his guest, Teamsters Union president Jim Hoffa.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Ryan rants, and a new voice of morality responds.

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August 4, 2013

President Obama has renewed his campaign to fix the American economy by strengthening the middle class. Today, we talk with author Eric Liu, who coined the phrase “middle-out” economics. And political analyst Erica Seifert explains how a new “women’s economic agenda” can help Democrats regain the House, keep the Senate and retain the presidency in the years ahead. And Bill Press talks with John Conyers, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, about the NSA.

  • August 4, 2013 August 4, 2013 Hear the creators of two new progressive ideas -- Eric Liu on “middle-out” economics and Erica Seifert on a women’s economic agenda.
  • Eric Liu Eric Liu Author Eric Liu coined the phrase “middle-out economics,” which President Obama has adopted. What does it mean? Simply that jobs are created not by business tycoons but by a middle class prosperous enough to demand more consumer goods.
  • Erica Seifert Erica Seifert It isn’t just pay equity that’s important to women, says political analyst Erica Seifert. It’s their actual pay. She explains how a women’s economic agenda of higher pay, fairness to pregnant workers and child care are even more important than Medicare to the Democrats’ electoral base.
  • John Conyers John Conyers Bill Press talks with John Conyers, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, about the NSA.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Message to Robert Rubin: Please go away.

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May 19, 2013

One of the world’s leading international economists destroys Republican claims that America’s debt will cause us to become like Greece or Italy or some other economic basket case. He says it’s like saying RG3’s injured knee means he will wind up in a nursing home.

There’s no chance Barack Obama will be forgotten to history, but what factors make a president forgettable? Government professor Michael Gerhardt gives us a rundown on the most forgotten of our chief executives.

And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Jackie Speier about sexual abuse in the U.S. military.

  • May 19, 2013 May 19, 2013 Adam Posen compares the economy to RG-3. Remember Millard Fillmore? Professor Michael Gerhardt does. Congresswoman Speier says get sex cases out of the military chain of command.
  • Adam Posen Adam Posen Adam Posen is president of the world’s leading independent economic think tank, and he says Repuiblicans are “fundamentally crazy” when they predict that the national debt will send the United States the way of Greece. Such a comparison “is beyond apples and oranges,” and he explains why.
  • Michael Gerhardt Michael Gerhardt While President Obama may be facing some issues he’d like to forget, there’s no chance he will be forgotten by history. Author Michael Gerhardt has studied and listed the most forgotten of American presidents … and explains how they got that way.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who demands that military rape cases be removed from the chain of command.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Cantor's con would steal workers' overtime pay.

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