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March 11, 2009

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

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

Total Running Time: 56:34

This Week’s Topics:

–Mike Lux, author of The Progressive Revolution, President of Progressive Strategies, and a regular columnist for The Huffington Post joins us in studio.

–The California Proposition 8 debate over gay marriage, including Kenneth Starr and his anti-gay marriage position.

–The ban is lifted on embryonic stem cell research by President Obama, but what are the details and what does it mean?

–Health care back into the news stronger than ever, including President Obama saying of all the options to consider, the status quo isn’t one.

–Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison just says this is not the right time to look at changing health care, while a Tennessee Congressman says health care is a right for some people. but for others it’s a privilege.

–Glenn Beck compares liberal health care ideas to eugenics and the idea of creating a master race in the commonplace Hitler comparisons in modern day politics.

–Lou Dobbs is increasingly beligerent over recent polling data.

–Media figures obsessively refer to the current economy as the Obama Bear Market, failing to mention time and time again that stock markets declined significantly during President Bush’s last year in office.

–Is the recession harder on men than it is on women?

–Strange comments about the mystery of Joe Biden’s appearance with the AFL-CIO, especially given that a transcript is readily available.

–The latest from Rush Limbaugh, including his homeless cell phone comments.

–Senator John McCain redefines the role for the losing Presidential candidate, and comments on President Obama, Rush Limbaugh, and more.

–Newt Gingrich plays coy about running for President in 2012.

–Michael Jackson will perform one more time.

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