AmericasDemocrats.org–September 18, 2011

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Fred Rotondaro

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Regular guest Fred Rotondaro shares his reaction to Dick Cheney’s controversial new memoir. The book has upset Cheney’s former colleagues, but how does it shape our view of the Bush presidency?

Fred at Center for American Progress

Fred on Twitter

Simone Campbell

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Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, discusses health care reform. The bill is an ongoing source of controversy, but she explains how Americans are already benefiting from the bill.

NETWORK’s stance on health care

NETWORK on Facebook

 

Congressman Brad Sherman

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Bill Press interviews Congressman Brad Sherman. He says looking at our trade policies could offer the solution to our deficit problem.

Congressman Sherman online

The Bill Press Show

AmericasDemocrats.Org — July 10th, 2011

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James K. Galbraith

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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.  In this interview, says all the hype surrounding a double-dip recession is just a red herring. He tells us we should be more afraid of the cuts that are closing nursing homes and making seniors homeless.

Julius Getman


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Julius Getman, professor of labor law at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, discusses his book Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement.  He talks about the legal system’s historic prejudice against labor and says teachers deserve to have a say in their work.

James Clyburn


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An interview by Bill Press with Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, who says Democrats will take back the House of Representatives in 2012 if they send the message to Republicans that cutting Medicare is off limits.

AmericasDemocrats.org– May 22nd, 2011

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James K. Galbraith

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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.  In this interview, he talks about why the Republican budget plan is wrongheaded, and what would be a better way to reduce the deficit and spur economic recovery.

  • The Predator State on Amazon
  • James K. Galbraith’s Web site
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Jesse Bragg

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    Jesse Bragg is the Executive Director of the Vermont Democratic Party.   He got a taste for Vermont politics while at the University of Vermont, and shortly after graduation, he jumped into the action, working for the Democratic party in 2008 in Burlington, helping Dan Smith with his mayoral campaign and then  joined up with Organizing for America to build support for issues such as national health care reform.  Here he tells us about Vermont’s Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin’s pledge to sign into law this week a bill to provide universal health care to Vermont residents.

    Vermont Democratic Party

    Congressman Chris Van Hollen

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    Bill Press interviews U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD) on raising the debt ceiling, and the foiled attempt to end oil company subsidies.  He says Republican members of Congress are using the deficit reduction crusade for the purpose of “strangling government in the bathtub.”

    Congressman Van Hollen’s Website

     

    America’sDemocrats.org — April 24th, 2011

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    Lisa Gilbert

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    Lisa Gilbert works for the progressive lobbying group, Public Citizen.  She’s the Deputy Director of the Congress Watch division.  Here, she talks about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crack down on executive pay at Wall Street banks — and how you can sign the petition on our website to make sure risk is de-incentivized on Wall Street.

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  • Andrew Baumann

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    Andrew Baumann is Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner where he specializes in U.S. campaigns and political issues.  In this interview, he shares with us what recent polls show about the Republican-Obama battleground districts in 2012.

     

     

    Governor Deval Patrick


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    And a Bill Press interview with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — he’ll talk about his state’s health care plan, which has made it possible for over 98% of his state’s resident to be insured.  Governor Patrick will also discuss his new book, A Reason to Believe.