November 11, 2012

After the shellacking administered to Republicans in the presidential and senatorial elections, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle reflects on what a second Obama administration might be like. John Halpin is an expert on elections and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He says the election proved that Democratic voters can beat conservative money any time. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, who says he is ready to compromise, if the Republicans are.

  • Nov. 11, 2012 Nov. 11, 2012 The word of the day? Demographics. Tom Daschle says they define the future of the Democratic Party, and elections expert John Halpin says they can beat Republican money any day. And Bill Press talks with re-elected Senator Ben Cardin about the congressional outlook for compromise.
  • Tom Daschle Tom Daschle Tom Daschle was the Senate Democrat leader during the Clinton Administration and a key player in the development of health care reform. As a result of the president’s re-election, he says the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank and Obama’s economic policy will stay in place.
  • John Halpin John Halpin Electoral expert John Halpin of the Center for American Progress says the coalition of minorities, better-educated whites and working class Americans is real. And it’s a good sign, he says, that Democratic voters can beat conservative money – if they put their minds to it.
  • Ben Cardin Ben Cardin Bill Press and his guest, newly re-elected Maryland Senator Cardin, on prospects for any sign of bipartisanship in Congress.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The biggest loser of 2012

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November 4, 2012

The Republican plot to destroy the Obama presidency four years ago and the Republican plot to keep Democrats from the polls this year. And how one immigrant family made it to the middle class. And join us Friday, November 9, at 1 p.m. Eastern for a post-election briefing with Jim Hightower, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Sarah Benzing and Jere Glover. Click here to register for the conference call.

  • Nov. 4th, 2012 Nov. 4th, 2012 TIME Magazine senior poliltical reporter Michael Grunwald on Obama's relationship with Republicans, regular contributor Fred Rotondaro on the economy, and Bill Press with the NAACP’s Ben Jealous about Republican attempts to suppress the minority vote.
  • Mike Grunwald Mike Grunwald TIME Magazine’s top political reporter, Michael Grunwald, says that with all the resistance Obama has faced from Republicans plotting to destroy his presidency, the fact that he even had a shot at winning re-election suggests “maybe he is not a political idiot after all.”
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro President Obama’s stimulus program helped America recover from the near-depression left him by President Bush ... and business taxes are now lower than under Ronald Reagan.
  • Ben Jealous Ben Jealous Bill Press and his guest, Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, on how Republicans have switched from breaking the law to using the law to keep people from voting.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The mad dogs of Citizens United.

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October 21, 2012

Democrats run the economy better but Republicans are better at binding … and binders.

  • Oct. 21, 2012 Oct. 21, 2012 This week, Jere Glover says the data shows Democrats are better for the economy than Republicans. Jonathan Haidt suggests ways for Congress to work better. Bill Press interviews DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse. And Jim Hightower goes down on the farm for a Romney photo op.
  • Jere Glover Jere Glover Did you know that nine out of the last 10 recessions began under Republican administrations? Did you know that the stock market does better under Democrats than Republicans? Eye-opening historical economic data from small-business expert Jere Glover makes it clear which party is better for America.
  • Jonathan Haidt Jonathan Haidt Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has written a book about why it is that good people are divided so starkly by politics. He says we are a tribal and “groupish” people – and, unfortunately, Republicans are better than Democrats at, in his words, “binding together when under threat.”
  • Brad Woodhouse Brad Woodhouse Bill Press interviews Brad Woodhouse, communications director of the DNC, following the second presidential debate. They discuss Mitt Romney's failed "gotcha" moment on Benghazi, and the offensiveness of politicizing foreign policy.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jim Hightower goes down on the farm for a Mitt Romney photo op.

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