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.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

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.

AmericasDemocrats.org–October 30, 2011

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Peter Barca


Peter Barca, Democratic Minority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, tells us what tricks Wisconsin Republicans are pulling to keep Governor Scott Walker in office.

Peter Barca’s State Assembly Website

Peter Barca for Assembly

United Wisconsin to Recall Walker

 

 

Nathaniel Frank


Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire, says ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell wasn’t enough to create equality in the military.

Unfriendly Fire – Nathaniel Frank’s website for the book

A New York Times Review of “Unfriendly Fire”

 

 

 

Diana DeGette


Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Diana DeGette, who says Republicans want to defeat President Obama more than they want to create jobs.

The Bill Press Show

Diana DeGette’s Congressional Website

Diana DeGette for Congress

AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 17th, 2011

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Peter Barca



Republicans in Wisconsin spent the first half of the year attacking organized labor, and now they’re paying the price: nine Republican state senators are being recalled for their anti-union views. Peter Barca, Democratic Minority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, updates us on the recall elections in his state and tells us what games Republicans have been playing to keep Democrats from taking control of the Wisconsin state senate.

Rep. Peter Barca

James K. Galbraith



James K. Galbraith
is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and  Security.  Here he discusses the debate that shouldn’t be a debate at all: the debt ceiling. He explains the 14th Amendment and what it means for pensions, paying off debt, and more.

Hawk Nation: A Guide to the Catastrophic Debt Ceiling Debate

Steve Israel


An interview by Bill Press with Congressman Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He says the American people are having serious buyer’s remorse, which could result in Democrats taking the House back in 2012.

Congressman Israel

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee