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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / November 4th, 2009
Total Running Time: 57:14
MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members
This Week’s Topics:
–Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research at the Pew Research Center, joins us live to talk about the recent White House Fox News war, as well as a recent study indication that Fox News is perceived as the most conservative television network, something many would say is obvious.
–Grant Jeffrey, author of Shadow Government: How the Global Elite Plan to Destroy Democracy and Your Freedom, calls in live to talk about the end of the world and more.
–2009 election results from New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maine, and more.
–Gay marriage repealed in Maine.
–Estimates say $700 billion is wasted in the healthcare industry annually, including unnecessary care, fraud, inefficiency, errors, preventable conditions, and more.
–Senator Joe Lieberman says that doing NOTHING would be better than a public option for healthcare reform, although reports say he has agreed, behind the scenes, not to filibuster a public option.
–Senator Orrin Hatch inserts a provision into the healthcare bill to provide insurance payments to Christian Science churches for paid prayer service to injured and sick people, and we wonder if Scientology would be next if this provision passes.
–An married, heterosexual Illinois teacher is suspended for assigning an article dealing with homosexuality in the animal kindgom to his English class.
–Senator David Vitter is confronted by a rape victim after voting against an amendment that would withold contracts from companies that do not allow their employees from taking sexual assault cases to court.
–In a softball interview with Chris Wallace from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh says he thinks Sarah Palin is ready to be President.
–Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin’s grandson, has come out against the family, and recounts when Sarah Palin would ask where her retarded kid is.
–Keith Bardwell, the Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to marry interracial couples, has stepped down.
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