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January 6, 2010

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / January 6th, 2010

Total Running Time: 55:54

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Chris Martenson from joins us live to discuss the economy, alternative energy development, green jobs, his transition out of corporate America, and more.

–All airline passengers from 14 specific countries will now be screened in detail when flying.

–Newark Airport Terminal C gets locked down as a result of one man skipping security through the exit lane while cameras were not recording and a TSA agent reportedly was on his cell phone not paying attention, and thousands of passengers have to get rescreened as a result.

–Joe Lieberman, not surprisingly, says that AbdulMutallab should not be tried in the US court system, and on top of it, GITMO should stay open and is the most humane place anyone could be held as a detainee.

–Barack Obama restates that there were security problems leading to AbdulMutallab’s underwear bombing attempt, and that GITMO should still be closed.

–Fox News shows another bizarre Rasmussen poll, this one suggesting that almost two thirds of Americans want illegal waterboarding techniques used on the underwear bomber AbdulMutallab.

–After barely hearing from Dick Cheney for eight years, he is again in the news criticizing Barack Obama and suggesting that Obama does not take American security seriously.

–Wabasha County Republican Allan Quist says liberals are more of a threat to the US than terrorist like AbdulMutallab.

–3 high-level Democrats, including Senator Chris Dodd, will not be running for re-election in 2010, creating more problems for Democrats.

–Sarah Palin’s audiobook of Going Rogue includes some bizarre statements.

–Looking at 50 things we learned during 2009, a whole bunch simply do not make sense to those that interpret the Bible literally.

–Rush Limbaugh’s healthcare scare, and his press conference stating that the best healthcare is in the US, which it certainly is, for billionaires like Rush.

–College football coach Mike Leach is in trouble for allegedly putting one of his players into small confined spaces after a concussion diagnosis, and two NBA players from the Washington Wizards pulled guns on each other.

–An arraignment in the Northampton, Massachusetts serial arson case that made national news over the last ten days.

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