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May 6, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – May 6th, 2009

Total Running Time: 56:58

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

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–Bruce Miller, professor of Constitutional Law, Law and Terrorism, and Legal Ethics at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, is live in studio to talk about waterboarding and torture, and criminalizing bad legal advice.

–The pitfalls of Twittering political stuff and more on social networking sites.

–Liz Cheney insists that what took place during the Bush administration was not torture.

–Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s argument that cruel and unusual punishment does not apply to waterboarding since an interrogation is not punishment.

–Bill Cunningham makes Sean Hannity seem reasonable during a 30 second soundbyte during which he uses every Obama smear in the book.

–Fox News reports that Michele Obama was portrayed by some as an angry woman, without mentioning it was their network that led the charge on that count.

–Ann Coulter insists on repeating the same flawed statistics about presidential approval ratings.

–More media outlets, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, currently under investigation for wanton racial profiling, says the cause of Swine Flu is illegal immigration.

–Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano says closing the border will not help the Swine Flu situation.

–Lou Dobbs criticizes opposition to the term swine flu without noting that his own network was involved in the criticism.

–During the GOP Listening Tour, it is suggested that students can learn more from listening to Rush Limbaugh than from high school or college.

–President Barack Obama will get to choose a Supreme Court Justice to replace David Souter.

–Barack Obama, while happy to have Senator Arlen Specter as a Democrat, says it will not give him a blank check.

–Congressman Mike Pence, R-IN, refuses to say he believes in evolution, and dances around the concept of science altogether.

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