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December 9, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / December 9th, 2009

Total Running Time: 58:18

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Walid Shoebat, former Palestinian terrorist, joins us to discuss his past and his agreement with Switzerland’s decision to ban the building of minarets.

–Barack Obama’s Afghanistan speech, including sending more troops, liberal and conservative reaction, and why he sounded much like George W. Bush.

–Bill O’Reilly forgets that he’s ‘doing it live’ after the Obama Afghanistan speech.

–Chris Matthews refers to West Point as enemy camp for President Obama, and then gives the standard apology.

–40 percent of Democrats are not likely to or will not vote in 2010, showing a large enthusiasm gap between parties.

–Healthcare news, with the gang of 10 deciding to remove the opt-out public option, instead offering a trigger possibility and a Medicare buy-in for people aged 55 to 64. Is healthcare turning into an embarrassing debacle for the Obama administration?

–An ex-con who claimed he had homosexual sex with Barack Obama is running for office.

–Comcast announces it will take a 51 percent stake in NBC, and we look at the consequences of this, including Comcast controlling 20 percent of all television programming, and what it means for shows like Midweek Politics.

–Congressman Patrick Kennedy is banned from receiving communion by Bishop Thomas Tobin over his position on abortion.

–In escalating California’s Prop 8, John Marcotte suggests banning divorce altogether.

–The Copenhagen Climate Conference.

–Amy Goodman denied at the Canadian border.-

–Pie charts apparently don’t have to add up to 100 percent, as Fox News shows us.

–Today in Palin, where Sarah Palin tries to quote John Wooden Legs, but instead quotes UCLA basketball coaching legend John Wooden, and then separately states that the birther questions of Obama are valid.

–More bad beef from Cargill.

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