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DemFromCT will enlighten us on the polling and issue trends of the day, from his regular perch at the top of hour one. And in the second hour, as the talk will naturally return to the topic of Bain Capital, we'll bring in Twitter pal @21law, a Chicago business and real estate attorney with 25 years experience in leveraged buyout practice, to discuss the complex structure of private equity firms, and how they might muddy the waters with regard to just what Mitt Romney did and didn't manage during his work on the Salt Lake City Olympic games.

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And because I still care... What's happening in Congress today?

In the House

The House has a short list of suspension bills to consider today, including Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX-14) Federal Reserve Transparency Act. We'll see if can clear the 2/3 vote threshold needed to pass under suspension of the rules. Later on, they'll begin consideration of the bill with the worst non-acronym name I've ever seen, H.R. 6082, known (by someone, somewhere, I guess) as the "Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan." The bill gets an hour of debate, and there are eight amendments made in order under the rule. Here's a fun fact: three of the eight amendments are offered by the Reps. Hastings. That is, one by the bill's sponsor, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA-04), and two by a completely different Rep. Hastings, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL-23).

In the Senate

The Senate will be biding time until they break for their weekly caucus luncheon meetings at 12:30. What'll they be eating? Clotureburgers.

And there's probably nothing else on the menu. That is, unless for some strange reason people come to their senses and reach an agreement, the Senate will be wasting today, waiting for the cloture motion to ripen on the motion to proceed to S.3412, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act. Absent that miracle, the cloture vote comes on Wednesday.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Ad wars! some of the relevant articles (5+ / 0-)

    are in the pundit round-up today...

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 05:30:48 AM PDT

  •  Clotureburgers deserves to be on a menu somewhere (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mary Mike, Armando, melvynny

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:00:53 AM PDT

  •  Flash player does not seem to be (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mary Mike

    operational. Anybody have a link where to listen?

  •  suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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    I know you worry about credibility--but-- we need someone over the top to be less politically correct--to make headlines--to upset the right wing fringe.  We need someone to ask if Romney is an American first--or a Mormon?  JFK faced similar questions in 1960.  We need to throw attention on the billions of dollars "lost" in Iraqistan by Halliburton.  We need to ask if a home schooler should be put in charge of school funding.  Notice, we don't need facts--just questions that need to be answered-- and that bother the average uninformed voter.  This is the R method of attack--we need a countervailing force.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:27:27 AM PDT

    •  Stay on the air listening for Jesse later today (0+ / 0-)

      Between him and Armando they can rip the right a new one.

      Think of David like Talk of the Nation on NPR, only you know with a little more depth. Ok, a lot more depth.

      --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

      by idbecrazyif on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:31:45 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  except (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        I want provocative questions that are not necessarily appropriate.  I want exaggerations--Keith was factual--and could be refuted with inaccurate statistics--I want questions that haunt the voter, make him feel queasy, ok--scare the shit out of him.  Romney is such an easy target for this-- he's a gift for a satirist and for a jingoist.  We need to fight dirty, not just for Obama, but for down ticket.  We need the House,  61 senators--we need a rout --we need some bad ass.

        Apres Bush, le deluge.

        by melvynny on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:39:25 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You can do that! (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Mary Mike, idbecrazyif

          You should talk to the Netroots Radio guys about doing a show of your own!

          Why not? What could it hurt?

          I know everyone's busy, but what about an hour once a week? What about recording it at your convenience and arranging to have it played on Netroots Radio during an available time slot?

          There are definitely times when I wander into that territory. Today was a fact-finding mission about a complex legal situation. Not really the place to do what you were looking for. But I've gone there and intend to again.

          But you could do it every time! Seriously. You can do this. Would you think about it? Netroots Radio exists for you to try.

          •  I've toyed with the idea of doing up a podcast (0+ / 0-)

            Something closer to the style of Fresh Air but with a slightly more political stint.

            --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

            by idbecrazyif on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 10:58:52 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  You can listen here (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Dancing Angel

    Netroots Radio

    Just click on Listen at the top of the page

  •  god, this is boring (0+ / 0-)

    if you cant say what you want in 5 minutes, then forget it.

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