September 2, 2012

Vice presidential candidates – from the most honorable to the least. Plus, a Reagan-Bush economist says the rich should pay more taxes.

Mark Shriver

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Forty years ago, Sargent Shriver – a man for all seasons – was selected to run for vice president. Today, we talk with one of his sons, Mark, who has written a biography of the man he calls “a warrior for peace.” And he offers some poignant and funny stories.

http://www.savethechildren.net/

Bruce Bartlett

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Now that Republicans have swallowed the Kool-Aid of low taxes as a cure for everything, we hear from an adviser to GOP leaders from Ron Paul to George Bush. Economist Bruce Bartlett explains the obvious – that if we don’t raise taxes on the wealthy, the rest of us have to pay more. http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/bruce-bartlett/

 

Nia Malika Henderson

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Bill Press interviews the Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson about Paul Ryan’s “blatant untruths.”

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nia-malika-henderson/2011/03/04/ABbisxN_page.html

AmericasDemocrats.org–June 10th, 2012

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.

http://www.savethechildren.org/

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.

http://www.lindajkillian.com/

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.

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http://cuellar.house.gov/

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.