AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 24th, 2011

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Jim Hightower



America’s most popular populist Jim Hightower profiles Texan governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.  He explains how Republican enthusiasm around Governor Perry’s potential candidacy shows just how weak their field of candidates is.

Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

To read his latest commentaries and subscribe to his monthly Hightower Lowdown, go to www.JimHightower.com

Marc Ginsberg



Marc Ginsberg, former ambassador to Morocco and senior vice president of APCO worldwide, discusses the ongoing conflict in Syria.  Groups such as Amnesty International have been openly critical of the Syrian government’s decision to censor the media and allow conflict to continue in the country, but the Obama administration has been largely silent. Ginsberg looks at the administration’s response and what they should do next.

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Senator Bernie Sanders



An interview by Bill Press with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Gang of Six’s budget proposal.  He says their attacks on Social Security are unreasonable and gives us his take on the real causes of the deficit.

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AmericasDemocrats.org – April 17th

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Michigan State Representative Jim Ananich

State Representative Jim Ananich is serving his first term representing residents of the 49th House District, which includes Flint, Swartz Creek, Clayton and the townships of Flint and Gaines.  State Representative Jim Ananich is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the subcommittees for Agriculture and the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG).   A former teacher, Ananich also serves on the subcommittee overseeing the School Aid Fund.  He  explains how Michigan state unemployment insurance was recently cut from 26 weeks to 20 — and why he’s sponsoring legislation to restore the cut benefits.

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg

Marc Ginsberg served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco, where he was knighted by the Moroccan monarch.  He is a Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide and president of Layalina Television, a producer of Arab language television programming.  Here, Amb. Ginsberg on the Arab spring and what we need to know to understand it.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD)

Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Donna Edwards about the recent budget deal, as well as the debt ceiling and Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan for 2012.

AmericasDemocrats.org netcast — March 20

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Ambassador Marc Ginsberg

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Marc Ginsberg served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco, where he was knighted by the Moroccan monarch.  He is a Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide and president of Layalina Television, a producer of Arab language television programming.  Here, Amb. Ginsberg talks to us about the Moroccan king’s reaction to popular protests and why the king himself is uniquely legitimate among other Middle Eastern leaders.


Fred Rotondaro

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Rotondaro is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP). He was executive director the National Italian American Foundation, where he worked for 22 years before joining CAP.  In this interview he reflects on the decades-long attempt to kill labor unions.


Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

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Bill Press talks with Rep. Jan Schakowsky about her plan to create new tax brackets for the country’s wealthiest.