PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Law - In Trouble?
The Supreme Court is going back to work early to decide whether campaign finance limits should apply to things like the political hit piece called "Hillary – The Movie." A ruling could mean the sky’s the limit on corporation’s campaign spending.
Dave Vossi, President, Citizens United
Mr. Vossi is also the executive producer of “Hillary: The Movie”
Citizens United is a conservative nonprofit organization. They produced “Hillary: The Movie” which is at the center of this case.
Dave Levinthal, Communications Director, Center for Responsive Politics
CRP is a non profit, non partisan, organization. They can provide in-depth analysis on the ramifications of the decision. They cannot discuss the legal aspects of the case.
TBD: other side of argument
2:00 – 2:30
Another Obstacle to the Public Option: Abortion
Republicans (and some Democrats) oppose the public option plan in health care reform, but if there is one, they want to make sure not a penny of it is spent on abortions. And apparently even neutral fact checking organizations can’t agree on whether the current plans would include or exclude federal funding for abortions.
2:40 - 2:50
2:40 – 3:00
The Santa Monica Pier is turning 100 on Wednesday and we don’t think it looks a day over 50. We take a look back at the history of the last west coast pleasure pier and listen to your memories.
Ben Frans-Knight, executive director of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation