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May 20, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – May 20th, 2009

Produced by:

David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA

Total Running Time: 58:55

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Tom Rossmassler from HAPHousing and Sagecoach Enterprises joins us live to discuss green building, green jobs, alternative energy, and more.

–A strange trip to Chicago and the suburbs, including sinners and more.

–The controversy with Barack Obama, abortion, and the Notre Dame commencement speech, and the always necessary comaprison to Nazis.

–John Boehner’s orange color.

–We discuss the decision not to release torture photographs.

–Dick Cheney is no longer at undisclosed secure locations as his press tour continues, and he continues to say President Obama is making the US less safe.

–Some say that not only were waterboarding and other techniques not authorizes, but that they were not even necessary or effective.

–The confusion over what Nancy Pelosi knew, when she knew it, and whether she lied about it.

–Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has one of the most entertaining media tours in a while, arguing with Sean Hannity, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and the Fox and Friends crew about torture and waterboarding.

–New fuel efficiency standards by 2016 will require over 35 miles per gallon for cars and light trucks. We talk about how this will affect automakers, the economy, and more.

–From conflict diamonds to conflict cell phones, including a recent campaign about conflict minerals from the Congo being used in cell phones to make them vibrate.

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