May 17, 2015

Barney Frank says that a repeal of the Wall Street reform act that bears his name will never happen as long as a Democrat is president. Professor Lee Drutman has written a book about the power of lobbyists, and he says Congress is merely a farm league for K Street. And Bill Press interviews 4th-ranking House Democrat Xavier Becerra about the Trans Pacific Partnership … and his own Senate aspirations.

 

  • May 17, 2015 May 17, 2015 Barney Frank says his Wall Street reforms are working … Lee Drutman says Congress is a farm league for K Street. And Bill Press gets Congressman Xavier Becerra to consider a Senate run.
  • Barney Frank Barney Frank How has the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act worked out? Very well, says co-author Barney Frank, who also has some thoughts about the situation in Baltimore, the lack of affordable housing … and police unions.
  • Lee Drutman Lee Drutman Corporate lobbyists spend 34 times as much money trying to influence Congress as does the combination of organized labor and public interest groups. And professor Lee Drutman says that means corporations have every seat at every table.
  • Xavier Becerra Xavier Becerra And now Bill Press and his guest, California congressman Xavier Becerra.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam.


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July 15, 2012

Who cares about swing voters? Why should taxes go up? Why did Barney Frank choose to get married now?

 

Alan Abramowitz

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Alan Abramowitz is a professor of political science at Emory University and well known for correctly predicting most of the presidential election outcomes. He has not yet made his 2012 prediction, but he does tell President Obama to forget the swing voters and concentrate instead on turning out his base.

http://polisci.emory.edu/home/people/abramowitz.html

 

Simon Johnson

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Economist Simon Johnson explains the current fiscal crisis as one caused by Republican refusal to pay for Social Security and Medicare. If America doesn’t have a more informed debate, he says, the chances of a true fiscal disaster go up. His solution – re-elect President Obama AND resist extending the Bush tax cuts to everyone.

http://baselinescenario.com/

 

Barney Frank

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Bill Press talks with retiring Congressman and newlywed Barney Frank on why he decided to marry his partner before leaving Congress, and on the nation’s fiscal crisis and congressional gridlock.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://frank.house.gov/