With a task force set to give President Barack Obama wide ranging proposals on gun control, the National Rifle Association has come to the table but with little sign of compromise. Third Way’s Sarah Trumble speaks with ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
Live from the DNC! The National Journal and The Atlantic examine the clash of policy ideas, each candidate’s vision for America, and a broad range of public policy issues destined to define the 2012 general election cycle.
Featuring Jim Kessler, Third’s Way Senior Vice President, David Gergin, Senior political analyst for CNN and adviser to four U.S. presidents, Major Garret, Congressional correspondent with the National Journal, Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director at the National Journal and John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a writer for The New York Times.
Full video of this event available here. (This discussion begins at 00:43:00)
Last night, in his election-year State of the Union address, President Obama set forth a long list of domestic economic proposals, many of which centered on jobs and changing the tax code. If you missed it, or just want to pour over the details in the light of day, now you can watch the speech and follow along with fact checks and analysis from Times reporters here.
VIDEO of the Day: Senator Mark Udall on CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien talking about a new tradition he started of sitting together with members of the opposite party at the State of the Union address.
Watch this amazing/terrifying video from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. They monitor global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, and have just released this updated analysis that shows temperatures around the globe in 2011 compared to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century.
Their video shows how Earth continues to experience warmer temperatures than several decades ago, but what is most terrifying is how rapidly we seem to be heating up.
Many members of Congress are just as fed up with the gridlock and polarization on Capitol Hill — as are the American people. Watch current and former members of Congress, along with our No Labels co-founders, explain why they support our 12-point plan to Make Congress Work!
Is President Obama playing a long game or a short game? Watch The Young Turks’ Cenk Uyguy and the Power Panel — Ben Mankiewicz, Richard Eskow and Third Way’s Jill Pike — debate both Andrew Sullivan’s article in Newsweek and its salacious headline: “Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?
Pike argues that Obama’s record proves Sullivan’s point that Obama is “playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers.”