November 11, 2012

After the shellacking administered to Republicans in the presidential and senatorial elections, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle reflects on what a second Obama administration might be like. John Halpin is an expert on elections and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He says the election proved that Democratic voters can beat conservative money any time. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, who says he is ready to compromise, if the Republicans are.

  • Nov. 11, 2012 Nov. 11, 2012 The word of the day? Demographics. Tom Daschle says they define the future of the Democratic Party, and elections expert John Halpin says they can beat Republican money any day. And Bill Press talks with re-elected Senator Ben Cardin about the congressional outlook for compromise.
  • Tom Daschle Tom Daschle Tom Daschle was the Senate Democrat leader during the Clinton Administration and a key player in the development of health care reform. As a result of the president’s re-election, he says the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank and Obama’s economic policy will stay in place.
  • John Halpin John Halpin Electoral expert John Halpin of the Center for American Progress says the coalition of minorities, better-educated whites and working class Americans is real. And it’s a good sign, he says, that Democratic voters can beat conservative money – if they put their minds to it.
  • Ben Cardin Ben Cardin Bill Press and his guest, newly re-elected Maryland Senator Cardin, on prospects for any sign of bipartisanship in Congress.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The biggest loser of 2012

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November 4, 2012

The Republican plot to destroy the Obama presidency four years ago and the Republican plot to keep Democrats from the polls this year. And how one immigrant family made it to the middle class. And join us Friday, November 9, at 1 p.m. Eastern for a post-election briefing with Jim Hightower, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Sarah Benzing and Jere Glover. Click here to register for the conference call.

  • Nov. 4th, 2012 Nov. 4th, 2012 TIME Magazine senior poliltical reporter Michael Grunwald on Obama's relationship with Republicans, regular contributor Fred Rotondaro on the economy, and Bill Press with the NAACP’s Ben Jealous about Republican attempts to suppress the minority vote.
  • Mike Grunwald Mike Grunwald TIME Magazine’s top political reporter, Michael Grunwald, says that with all the resistance Obama has faced from Republicans plotting to destroy his presidency, the fact that he even had a shot at winning re-election suggests “maybe he is not a political idiot after all.”
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro President Obama’s stimulus program helped America recover from the near-depression left him by President Bush ... and business taxes are now lower than under Ronald Reagan.
  • Ben Jealous Ben Jealous Bill Press and his guest, Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, on how Republicans have switched from breaking the law to using the law to keep people from voting.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The mad dogs of Citizens United.

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AmericasDemocrats.org–May 27th, 2012

Eric Kearney

Ohio State Senate Democratic Leader Eric Kearney talks about the importance of his state to President Obama in November and how Republicans are trying to suppress voting rights and women’s rights.

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Jennifer Mittelstadt

Professor Jennifer Mittelstadt is writing a book about book on the relationship between the all-volunteer army, social welfare, and politics. She notes that the military has always been a social service agency and examines the role of medical, dental, educational and child care benefits in keeping the military services strong.

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Jeff Morley

Bill Press interviews Jeff Morley of Salon.com, who has been looking into the possible use of drones to spy on Americans.

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