AirTalk for December 7, 2011

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Will Obama's new populist message resonate with voters?

In Kansas on Tuesday, President Obama delivered his most populist speech to date and called for a strong governmental role in tax policy and regulation to level the economic playing field.
New U.S. Navy Destroyer To Be Commisioned

Congress scolds Navy for controversial ship naming

Last week, Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill that may or may not be vetoed by the president because of a couple controversial provisions about the military's role in dealing with terror suspects. But also snuggled inside that huge bill was a very small provision from Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt. The amendment would require the Secretary of the Navy to "perform a study and seek recommendations to evaluate how Naval vessels are named."
Blagojevich Names Roland Burris To Fill Obama Senate Seat
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison today for 18 convictions of corruption. As a last gasp for mercy, Blagojevich actually apologized for and acknowledged his crimes, which is quite a turn from his three-year commitment to his innocence.
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Mayor Villaraigosa supports ads in city parks, zoos

In a city strapped for cash and looking for a financial boost, it is no surprise that certain Los Angeles officials are urging the City Council to allow for advertising in city parks, as well as the L.A. Zoo. Brian Currey, an attorney in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office, touts the idea as the city needs "innovative revenue sources" to make up for the $70 million deficit.
Big East Tournament: Syracuse Orange v Connecticut Huskies

The challenges of diagnosing and treating pedophilia

You've seen the headlines: "Jerry Sandusky Accused of Sexually Assaulting 8 Boys"; "Another Accuser Steps Forward in Penn State Scandal"; "Eight of Sandusky’s Alleged Victims Will Testify Against Him" (at a preliminary hearing next week).
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