Episode

5/9 Election News & Josh Orton in Wisconsin

May 9, 2012

Our guy in Wisconsin, Josh Orton on state election results, Democratic pick Mayor Barrett will face Scott Walker in recall election, how money figures into recall and a look at Nancy Pelosi’s position on Simpson-Bowles.  Plus, Richard Lugar loses long held Senate seat and North Carolina bans same-sex marriage.  In the better half, Republicans block effort to keep student loan rates low, media’s selective coverage of  “incidental” civilian casualties and turns out, no Pulitzer Prize for Jonah Goldberg.   Your calls and IMs.

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