–June 17th, 2012

Why oil speculation raises the price of gasoline, why belt tightening is the wrong answer to the economy and what House Republicans are up to this week. Plus, Jim Hightower discusses diverting student aid money to big banks.

Michael Greenberger

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Former Wall Street regulator Michael Greenberger says gasoline could be $2.50 a gallon, if it weren’t for outrageous and barely regulated casino gambling by oil speculators.

Robert Shiller

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Robert Shiller is a Yale economics professor and New York Times columnist. He explains why Keynesian economics is still the prescription and why “belt tightening” is the exact opposite of what the nation needs.

Donna Edwards

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Bill Press talks with Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland about Wall Street, the economy and Republican attacks on Eric Holder.–October 23, 2011

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Joe Wilson

Ambassador Joe Wilson shares his thoughts on President Obama’s handling of the Arab Spring and Middle East turmoil. While critics bash the president for his restraint, Wilson says the president is right to use a light touch.

“What I Didn’t Find in Africa” op-ed

The Politics of Truth



Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger, Founder and Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, discusses America’s ability to cope with disasters. We’ve had 84 declared major disasters this year, but how is the federal government handling them?

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Center for Health and Homeland Security



Doug Kendall

Bill Press interviews Doug Kendall, founder and president of the Constitutional Accountability Center. He says the almost 300 members of Congress who have pledged their loyalty to Grover Norquist are neglecting their constitutional duties and ignoring the needs of Americans.

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Constitutional Accountability Center

Gridlock Grover!

AmericasDemocrats.Org–June 19th 2011

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Michael Greenberger


Michael Greenberger is the founder and director of The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.   A highly regarded Financial system expert,  Greenberger discusses the “all-out battle” by Republicans to strip the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of its consumer protection measures. Could this result in a repeat of the 2008 economic crisis?

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Fred Rotondaro


Regular guest Fred Rotondaro, senior fellow at American Progress and chair of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,  says Republicans think they can fix the country’s economic problems by eliminating social programs and pulling the rug out from under America’s poor.

Katrina vanden Heuvel


An interview by Bill Press with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel. She gives a detailed biography of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and answers the question, “Has Bachmann out Palin-ed Sarah Palin?”

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