February 10, 2013

She’s got money, organization, tenacity and discipline on her side — and Bill Clinton. So what will Hillary Clinton do in 2016? Regular contributor and blogger Catherine Poe says, “This is her moment.”

MIT economist Simon Johnson tells us the economy is improving but “irresponsible austerity” will create a “catastrophe” here and around the world.

And Bill Press talks with Congressman Henry Cuellar, who says Democrats want immigration reform, but Republicans need it.

  • Feb. 10, 2013 Feb. 10, 2013 Is 2016 Hillary’s “moment”? Will Republicans use the debt ceiling to inflict a catastrophe on the world economy? Who needs immigration reform the most?
  • Catherine Poe Catherine Poe Hillary Clinton is no longer a political lightning rod, says regular commentator Catherine Poe. She is now a statesman, and now is her moment … to run for president.
  • Simon Johnson Simon Johnson Economist Simon Johnson warns that irresponsible austerity methods proposed by Republicans could throw the world into a financial catastrophe. And, he says, it would be the private sector that really suffers.
  • Henry Cuellar Henry Cuellar Bill Press talks with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, who says Democrats want immigration reform … but Republicans need it.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Rigging elections to steal the White House.

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December 9, 2012

Did you know that Democratic “bosses” made FDR accept Harry Truman as vice president? Did you know that Truman was “very anti-Semitic and racist”? Did you know that Japan did not surrender primarily because of the atom bomb? These are parts of “The Untold History of the United States,” a book and Showtime series coauthored by Oliver Stone and our guest today, Professor Peter Kuznick.

Columnist Catherine Poe reviews the Republican version of the DREAM Act, and tells us -– thankfully — it has no chance of enactment.

And Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.

  • Dec. 9, 2012 Dec. 9, 2012 A provocative take on untold stories of American history ,and provocative ideas from the GOP on immigration and from progressives on taxes and spending.
  • Peter Kuznick Peter Kuznick A new book and Showtime Television series presents an “Untold” story of American history, Co-author Peter Kuznick, tells us that Democratic party bosses, the British and the French hated FDR’s vice president Henry Wallace because he was anti-Wall Street and anti-fascist.The result, he says, was the atom bomb and the Cold War.
  • Catherine Poe  Catherine Poe Some Senate Republicans are offering an alternative to the Dream Act as a way of loosening immigration restrictions. Regular contributor and columnist Catherine Poe says it not only fails to lead to citizenship, it fails to have any chance of passage.
  • Michael Linden Michael Linden Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Boehner's pitiful budget pitches...

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December 2, 2012

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says no matter who is selected as secretary of state, he doesn’t expect any radical transformation of U.S. foreign policy. Historian and author Michael Lind talks with us about different long-term waves in American history, where we are now and where we are going. And Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad.

  • Dec. 2, 2012 Dec. 2, 2012 Domestic and foreign policy outlooks in the second term, and a backlash looms against the discredited ideology of Reaganism.
  • Tom Daschle Tom Daschle Long-time leader of Democrats in the Senate, and an expert on health care and foreign policy, Tom Daschle says that in the president’s second term, a lot of hurdles face full implementation of Obamacare but that foreign policy is going to remain on an even keel, no matter who is named secretary of state.
  • Michael Lind Michael Lind Historian Michael Lind thinks the story of America is of long-term waves of technology and social upheaval. Where are we now? He says we are at the end of the Reagan era and there will be a backlash against its discredited policies in the near future.
  • Chris Coons Chris Coons Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower By axing parks, politicos are stealing from the people.

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November 18, 2012

Fred Harris, who served in the Senate with the late George McGovern, has a surprising candidate to wear the mantle of McGovern progressivism in these times – Barack Obama. Mike Ussery, who was an ambassador in two Republican administrations, says the election gives President Obama a stronger hand against Iran. And Bill Press interviews Charlie Fink, whose group of patriotic millionaires favors higher taxes on the rich.

  • Nov. 18, 2012 Nov. 18, 2012 Will Obama become more progressive in a second term? Does the election strengthen his hand against Iran? Our guests think so.
  • Fred Harris Fred Harris Fred Harris, a former senator and chair of the DNC, says President Obama is a worthy successor to the late Senator George McGovern as an icon of the progressive movement. And, he says, the American electorate really does have a strong populist and progressive streak.
  • Mike Ussery Mike Ussery One result of President Obama returning to office, says Republican foreign policy expert Mike Ussery, is that he has more room to move in dealing with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
  • Charlie Fink Charlie Fink Bill Press and Charlie Fink of Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower A telling insight into Mitt's character.

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