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August 5, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – August 5th, 2009

Produced by

David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA

Total Running Time: 57:55

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Bill Scher, from and Campaign for America’s Future is live in studio.

–Horace Cooper, conservative legal commentator and writer, joins is live to discuss the Scott Roder not guilty plea in the abortion doctor George Tiller’s murder case, and a recent case where parents are on trial for refusing medical attention for their daughter’s diabetes, choosing instead to simply pray for her.

–Laura Ling and Euna Lee are released by North Korea after President Bill Clinton personally visit. We discuss how much of it was a preplanned show, why Republicans are complaining, and if this is the end of the story.

–Wrap up on the Henry Louis-Gates arrest, including a Boston police officer who was suspended after sending a racist email where he called President Obama a jungle monkey.

–More accusations that Barack Obama is racist, including one statement that also referred to Obama’s racist supreme court nominee as Sonia Mayer.

–John McCain announces he will not vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, but she should have no trouble taking her seat at the Supreme Court.

–The birther madness continues, and we look at the original birther outburts, as well as Orly Taitz and Pat Buchanan. Also, where do the birthers come from, both geographically and politically?

–Accusations from conservatives that Cash for Clunkers being TOO succesful is an indication that the government clearly cannot handle health care.

–A recent study on religion and education talks about which majors coincide with the most and least religious students, and plenty more.

–Another study addresses which jobs Americans believe would best suit Sarah Palin.

–Health care debate, and comparing apples to oranges.

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