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April 22, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – April 22nd, 2009

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Total Running Time: 56:41

–Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon from Sea Change Radio are live in studio.

–Recently released memos reveal that it turns out the Bush administration did torture, including waterboard KSM 183 times.

–Many conservatives say the problem is not the torture, but the fact that the memos were released.

–The idea that torture by the US is a recruiting tool for terrorists isn’t subscribed to by all.

–John McCain says waterboarding is torture, but also thinks the memos should not have been released.

–Miss USA might have been decided by a question about gay marriage, and we discuss whether Miss California’s answer should have affected the results of the contest.

–Barack Obama addresses assault weapons and gun control a few weeks after a man who was very afraid Obama would take his guns killed three police officers.

–The tea-baggers are credited with the jum in the Dow over a few day period.

–Fox News uses a study from Spain to suggest green jobs could hurt more than they help, but they don’t mention the study was done by a member of a group that seeks to counter alarm about global warming.

–A very bizarre script for an ad a Republican group wanted to produce that ended up on the cutting room floor.

–Controversy over the Department of Homeland Security report that said right wing extremists might seek to recruit veterans, among others, including reaction from Neil Cavuto and Pat Robertson.

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