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Thursday, December 30, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
GDP growth, job growth, consumer confidence growth, export growth, durable goods orders growth. Remember those 2010 headlines, the ones that indicated the economy was recovering, good times are ahead and a dropping unemployment rate couldn’t be far behind? The jobless rate has been what we--and, specifically, President Obama, have been talking about all year. But even with all this growth, unemployment is higher than it was at the start of the year. Why are there still so many people unemployed? Is it because our economy is shifting and the jobs that existed before the recession are history? Or is it because of steps the government is or isn't taking? We ask these questions as we look ahead, plan strategically, and hope voraciously--that the jobs we've been waiting for turn up in 2011.
Robert Lerman, Institute Fellow at The Urban Institute and Professor of Economics at the
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1:30 - 1:39
A Tea Party Supreme Court?
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the co-founder of the Tea Party advocacy group called "Liberty Central," and she was until recently on the Tea Party lecture circuit. Mrs. Thomas is just a private citizen, of course, but many have begun to wonder: does the Supreme Court now have a Tea Party agenda as well? A look back at the Supreme Court
Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean, UC Irvine School of Law and author most recently of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution.
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2:06 – 2:19
Senate back in action… “who’s on first,” with Senator Bernie Sanders
Arguably the most independent legislator in Congress, and indeed the only avowed socialist in the Senate, Bernie often sides with Democrats but can’t be taken for granted by anyone. Just earlier this month, he bashed President Obama’s tax bill with an eight and a half hour filibuster, railing against “giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.” He’s taken on the FCC for their approval of the Comcast merger, supports gay rights, is pro-choice, voted against Tim Geithner’s nomination as Treasury Secretary and introduced, with Barbara Boxer, the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007. Today we hear from Senator Sanders on the contentious issues facing the 112th Congress as the Republicans flex their majority muscles and new congressmen and women learn the ways of the D.C. Beltway.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. He is a member of the Environment and Public Works », Energy and Natural Resources », Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions », Budget », and Veterans' Affairs »Committees.
2:21 – 2:39
2:41 – 2:58:30
Happy New Year’s Eve! I have no plans.
Ah New Year’s Eve, a night of inflated expectations, expensive tabs and hopes for the coming new year that are wrapped up in the symbolism of one overblown night. OK, so we’ve had some bad New Year’s Eve experiences on the Patt Morrison program but as 2010 rolls into 2011, and with an economy that continues to struggle toward recovery, there are good deals to be had throughout
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