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December 18, 2012

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Today on The David Pakman Show / December 18, 2012

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On the Show:

–Retired Lt. General Robert Gard, Chairman for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, joins David to discuss his editorial “Get real and cut Pentagon spending.”

–A quick update on the Westboro Baptist Church Newtown funeral negotiations.

–After reports that John Boehner is “caving” to President Obama on tax increases, it turns out he’s willing to negotiate away what he would lose anyway on January 1st, and further reports indicate that President Obama is the one being pushed on tax cuts for the wealthy.

–President Obama makes a third fiscal cliff offer.

–To replace Senator Jim DeMint, who left to be a lobbyist, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley chooses extreme Republican Tim Scott, who is a perfect representation of how the Republican Party’s few minorities aren’t going to help bring in more minority voters.

–New report shows Fox News producers were told to avoid discussions of gun policy in their coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

–We discuss how the entire reaction and media coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting would have been different had the shooter been Muslim.

–David recommends the book The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

–Only 36 of 290,000 millionaires have been audited in the last 2 years, and 24 of them owed an extra $47 million in taxes.

–It turns out that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s son was a chaplain at a Catholic “ex-gay” ministry.

–Boy Scouts Scoutmaster Edward Orenchuk III faces child porn charges after hundreds of pictures are found on his computer.

–Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Jordan Davis and claimed he felt threatened by Davis’ loud music, is indicted on a first-degree murder charge.

–Incredibly, Congressman Ed Markey says that “substantial amounts of oil” may still be leaking at the Deepwater Horizon site.

–McDonald’s wants to keep its stores open on Christmas Day with no overtime pay for employees.

–Voicemail on gay marriage and angry voicemails.

–On the Bonus Show: Friendliest & least friendly cities, Southwest Airlines owes millions of drinks, chicken-flavored potato chips, more..

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