AmericasDemocrats.Org– July 3rd, 2011

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Mike Barnes

From Florida, Mike Barnes, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, talks about the former hospital tycoon who came out of nowhere to win the Florida governorship, Rick Scott. We hear about the Republican governor’s harsh education cuts and why he’s taking a beating from the media.[powerpress url=”http://media.blubrry.com/addo/www.americasdemocrats.org/audio/ADdOShow22-seg1-barnes.mp3″]

Jules Witcover

Jules Witcover, former political columnist for the Baltimore Sun, discusses his book “Joe Biden: A Life of Trial and Redemption.” He tells us how Biden went from “Joe College Guy” to the Obama administration’s “house skeptic” on the wars in the Middle East.[powerpress url=”http://media.blubrry.com/addo/www.americasdemocrats.org/audio/ADdOShow22-seg2-witcover.mp3″]

Tom Buffenbarger

Bill Press talks with Tom Buffenbarger, president of the International Association of Machinists. He’s got the latest the National Labor Relations Board’s struggle with Boeing and reminds us that many Republican icons supported labor unions.[powerpress url=”http://media.blubrry.com/addo/www.americasdemocrats.org/audio/ADdOShow22-seg3-buffenbarger.mp3″]

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AmericasDemocrats.Org–June 5th

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Mike Barnes

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Former congressman from Maryland and part-time Floridian Mike Barnes joins us to talk about the Sunshine State’s Republican Governor Rick Scott — how he rode the Tea Party wave and campaigned with the slogan, “Let’s get to work,” although his first actions as governor cost the state jobs.

Rob McCord

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Rob McCord, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, calls the proposed cuts to higher education in his state “foolhardy” and says the Republican criticism that there’s no such thing as public investments is “dumb and dangerous.”

More about the Pennsylvania Treasury

Andrei Cherny

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An update from someone on the ground in Arizona — Andrei Cherny, former Arizona Assistant Attorney General. He asks why congressional Republicans are silent on budget cuts to border security and explains how the district lines drawn a decade ago in Arizona have allowed a moderate electorate to be governed by a small minority of rigid conservatives.

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AmericasDemocrats.org — April 3rd

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Mike Barnes

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President Obama’s high speed railway project came with billions of  federal stimulus dollars for various states.  But Florida won’t be one of the contenders, not after Republican Governor Rick Scott rejected the stimulus money.  Former Congressman  Mike Barnes explains the situtation.

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Hoh

[powerpress url=http://media.blubrry.com/addo/www.americasdemocrats.org/audio/ADdOShow09-Seg2-hoh.mp3]Director of the Afghanistan Study Group, Matthew Hoh, talks to us about why local governance can’t seem to catch on in Afghanistan, and what that means for the larger mission of the war there.  General David Petraeus testified before Congress about the progress being made in the war in Afghanistan.  Hoh, a former Marine captain who served in Afghanistan, says that assertion, and the lack of push-back from members of Congress, is infuriating.  What is the reality on the ground in Afghanistan?

Congressman Elijah Cummings


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Bill Press interviews Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland — will House Democrats and Republicans make a budget deal before the April 8th deadline?