On the Program - June 17th 2008

Hour One - Stephen P. Halbrook www.independent.org Topic: Gun debate...why would the founding fathers oppose a gun ban?

Guest: Anthony Romero www.aclu.org

Hour Two - Rick Perlstein www.rickperlstein.org Topic: In his book Nixonland, Perlstein argues that Nixon was the "grandfather of today's politics of hate"

Hour Three - Gov. Don Siegelman www.donsiegelman.org Topic: update on his case

Guest: Senator Mike Gravel www.gravel2008.us Topic: New book on his political career "Political Odyssey"

GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’

A booth at this weekend’s Texas Republican convention sold buttons asking, “If Obama Is President…Will We Still Call It The White House?”

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/06/17/gop-convention-button-asks-if-obama-is-presidentwill-we-still-call-it-the-white-house/

Call Tina Benkiser - Republican Chair of Texas Republicans at 512-477-9821

Bus Drivers Shouldn't Pay More Taxes Than Millionaires

Way back in 1985, President Ronald Reagan outlined a very simple principle of tax fairness during a speech at Northside High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Loopholes that allowed millionaires to pay less in taxes in bus drivers, he said, were crazy

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