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February 11, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – February 11th, 2009

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

Total Running Time: 56:16

This Week’s Topics:

–Ira Rubenzahl, President of Springfield Technical Community College
in Springfield, Massachusetts joins us live in studio to discuss
access to higher education, changes to education under President
Obama, and more.

–Last week’s rant about a strange stimulus related earmark.

–The stimulus package is basically passed, and President Obama does
two town halls and a prime time press conference.

–Analysis of Barack Obama in his town halls and press conference, how
he compares to President George W Bush in terms of screening the
audience and questions, and more.

–Discussion of the pay scale limits in the stimulus bill for
recipients of stimulus money.

–Questions from Helen Thomas, about baseball, and more for President
Obama during his first prime time press conference.

–Accusations of fear mongering by President Obama by the same
individuals that created fear about a terrorist attack if Obama were
to be elected.

–Fox News passes off Republican press releases as their own
reporting, even including the typos.

–Comments from incoming CIA Director Leon Panetta about waterboarding
and extraordinary rendition.

–Black History Month and Morgan Freeman’s interesting comments about
it from a few years back.

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