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May 13, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – May 13, 2009

Total Running Time: 57:09

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research at the Pew Research Center, joins us live to talk about President Obama’s and past presidential approval ratings, and Arlen Specter’s switch to the Republican Party.

–Maine’s Governor John Baldacci signs a bill legalizing gay marriage, making Maine the 5th state on that list.

–A recent report says the economic benefit to Maine from legalizing gay marriage would be significant.

–As a result of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Lieutenant Choi, a West Point graduate and Arabic linguist who came out on Rachel Maddow’s program a few months ago is fired from the military.

–Miss California Carrie Prejean is now going beyond just having an opinion on gay marriage by actively campaigning against it.

–The Catholic Church’s pedophilia problems continue, and some think that allowing priests to marry would help the situation.

–Former Vice President Dick Cheney says that he would rather have Rush Limbaugh in the Republican Party over Colin Powell.

–Bill O’Reilly suggests that the strategy for the GOP to revive itself is to attack Bruce Springsteen over comments related to Pete Seeger, a singer many of today’s voters have never heard of.

–The White House Correspondents Dinner, including Wanda Sykes comments about Obama’s critics, as well as some funny lines from President Obama.

–Global warming denier John Stossel says the way to protect endangered species is to eat them.

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