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April 8, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – April 8th, 2009

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

Total Running Time: 56:50

This Week’s Topics:

–Gay marriage in Iowa and Vermont, including comments from the Vermont Governor.

–The unbelievable shootout with the Pittsburgh police by a man upset over what he expected to be a ban on guns by President Barack Obama.

–North Korea launches a rocket over Japan, and we look at what it could be used for, how dangerous this is, and hear comments from Newt Gingrich.

–The AIG situation continues, this time with a former CEO previously accused of fraud saying he is not at all responsible.

–Payday loans, including some politicians trying to outlaw them, some trying to legalize them, and information about exactly what they are and the amazing interest rates charged.

–Concerns over the budget from conservatives dissappear when the spending relates to growing the military.

–Insane 911 calls from people from everything to being locked inside their own car to not getting enough shrimp in their fried rice, and whether individuals should have to pay for silly 911 calls.

–Al Franken’s lead continues to grow in the Minnesota Senate race, but Norm Coleman and his friends at Fox News continue to push the issue.

–Fox News ambushes Columbia professor Alan Brinkley over a bizarre topic, while Sean Hannity criticizes the Obama administration for facts in their press kit about the United Kingdom, although the same facts were included in the Bush White House’s press kit.

–Michael Savage is worried Obama will replace Lincoln with Malcolm X in the White House, although he was sworn in on Lincoln’s bible, and Rush Limbaugh says the market went up one day last week because Barack Obama was out of the country.

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