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A discussion of the SNAP program and healthcare start us off in the first half, moving to Paul Ryan’s ascension to Speaker of the House.
In the second half we focus on the Republican Debate that was aired on CNBC on Wednesday, Oct 28th.
SNAP Costs Declining, Expected to Fall Much Further
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Overton Window
Canadian politics and the House hearing on Benghazi with Hillary Clinton dominate the conversation tonight.
The Panel (with special guest Stacey of
Evidence Based Radio!) has a wide reaching discussion this week, centering on the Speaker of the House and Education initiatives.
The Panel speaks about the shootings in Oregon, and the response from different politicians. We also speak about the House hearing with the president of Planned Parenthood, voting rights, and we try to figure out whats wrong in the world.
Graph Presented in Planned Parenthood Hearing –
Larry Lessig, One Term President – Link
Kevin McCarthy on Hannity – Link
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick – Link
The Panel discusses the Pope’s speech to congress, Boehner’s announcement to leave that body, the Volkswagen and Peanut Corp scandal, among other tidbits of news from the past week.
Stefan our executive producer steps in for George as we discuss the beginning of the 114th Congress.
Links and information mentioned:
Senate Democrats got 20m more votes than Republicans: http://goo.gl/I6TQ5J
Slate article about gerrymandering: http://goo.gl/yXpYWt