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December 30, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / December 30th, 2009

Total Running Time: 57:16

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Mary Serreze of joins us live in studio to discuss the national news made by fifteen or more fires being set by a serial arsonist in our broadcast city of Northampton, Massachusetts.

–Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian man on a cash ticket with no luggage and no passport who was already reported to the CIA as a possible terrorist attempts to blow up a plane flying from Nigeria to Detroit via Amsterdam.

–We go through the details of the attempted plane bombing, and the suspicious nature of the trip, as well as information from other passengers, and AbdulMutallab’s own father’s phone call to authorities about his son’s suspicious behavior in recent weeks.

–All about the explosive PETN used in the attempted bombing, how it might be screened by TSA in the future, and more, as well as an incident on the same flight with another Nigerian man two days later.

–Ron Paul and Ben Stein argue about the causes of terrorism, both getting much wrong and talking over each other.

–The top 9 lies of 2009, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Joe Wilson, Lou Dobbs, Orly Taits, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and more.

–Republicans use delay tactics to stall the voting of the healthcare bill to Christmas Eve.

–Conservative David Brooks would prefer a single-payer healthcare system to the current one.

–President Obama claims he is getting 95 percent of what he wants in the healthcare bill that will likely pass, which is almost impossible to believe. Was the public option not even worth five percent?

–CSPAN and Republican Senator John Barrasso are pranked without even knowing it by a man that seems to have also pranked Bill Kristol and David Brooks in the past.

–Bernie Madoff sustains serious injuries in prison supposedly from falling out of bed, in what clearly looks like assault.

–Illinois Republican Andy Martin, who started the Obama is a Muslim smears, now accuses his opponent of being a homosexual, and smears him as well.

–The 2010 election outlook.

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