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November 11, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / November 11th, 2009

Total Running Time: 58:31

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–The Fort Hood shooting in Texas, where Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot 100 rounds, killing 13 people and wounding 30.

–Reviewing the Fort Hood shooting in detail, and discussing speculation over possible motives for the shooting.

–Analysis of early information regarding Hasan’s contact with Al-Qaeda and radical Islamist, and whether or not the shooting could be a terrorist act, which Joe Lieberman believes.

–A warning from General George Casey that diversity would be an unfortunate casualty of the Fort Hood incident.

–Bolder by the day, Nazis and white supremacists have been revitalized by the election of President Obama, and we look at one specific group from Arizona that believes the Jews ruin every country the go to, and that there is no evidence of the Holocaust having taken place.

–The healthcare reform bill passes the house 220-215, a margin that some Republicans are calling too small.

–The Stupak healthcare amendment, which would make it more difficult to have abortions covered by insurance plans offered through the proposed exchange, and would affect the lower income individuals most likely to turn to an unsafe abortion if they cannot afford a legal and safe one.

–John Boehner and Charlie Rangel square off on the House floor about the Stupak amendment.

–Some say everything is bigger in Texas, and the evidence suggests that the failure of their healthcare system is no exception.

–The Red State healthcare problem, and why the states in most dire need of reform have the politicians that most feverishly oppose it.

–Senators Bernie Sanders and Joe Lieberman may both filibuster healthcare reform bills, but for opposite reasons.

–Tom Tancredo walks off of the Ed Schultz TV show after Daily Kos creator Markos Moulitsas refers to his Vietnman War deferment.

–A Harvard study shows that over 2200 veterans died in 2008 due to lack of healthcare, while another study says 3 out of 4 young Americans are unfit for military duty due to some combination of obesity, not being able to pass a basic entrance test, and other factors.

–Fox News’ claim that the war against the White House has skyrocketed their ratings seems to be patently false.

–Scott Roeder pleads guilty to murdering abortion Doctor George Tiller.

–Al Gore feels that President Obama did deserve the Nobel Peace Price.

–2 and 3 years ago on Midweek Politics.

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