September 9, 2012

Winning the independents … stimulating the economy … and taking back the House.

  • Linda Killian Linda Killian There is some question as to whether there really are a lot of truly independent voters. Journalist and scholar Linda Killian, who has studied them in four key swing states, says they may constitute up to 25 percent of the electorate. She says they are socially moderate, fiscally conservative and leaning toward President Obama on national security issues.
  • Robert Shiller Robert Shiller Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University, says cutting taxes and cutting spending will devastate America and bring on another recession. He also says it is a mistake of the first order to compare a household budget with a national budget. It will only make things worse, he says.
  • Robby Mook Robby Mook Bill Press talks about prospects for taking back the House with Robby Mook, director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jim Hightower takes a look at how Romney unveiled his energy policy in front of workers instead of in the Exxon boardroom, where it belongs.
  • Sept. 9, 2012 Sept. 9, 2012 Winning the independents, stimulating the economy, and taking back the House.

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Mark Shriver

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Many Americans fondly remember the late R. Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps and accomplished so much else in improving the lot of people in this country and around the world. His son, Mark Shriver, writes in a new book for Father’s Day how faith and maintaining a balance in life are the important lessons his dad bequeathed.

Jim Hightower

America’s #1 populist gives us his Common Sense Commentary on the Wisconsin election results.

Linda Killian

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A journalist and senior scholar at the Wilson Center, Linda Killian has written a book about a powerful third force in American politics – the independent, or swing, voters. They may not make up their minds in the presidential race until it is almost over, but they will, she says, make all the difference.

Henry Cuellar

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Bill Press talks about immigration issues, the Latino vote and tax cuts with Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Blue Dog Democrat from Texas.

Peter Barca

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A special replay of our post-election-day interview in Wisconsin with Democratic State Assembly leader Rep. Peter Barca. The news wasn’t all bad, he reports.