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All eyes on Ohio and Tennessee for Super Tuesday

Democratic strategist Chris Lehane and Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff for California governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, talk with Jennifer Granholm about what to expect in some key Super Tuesday battleground states. “Ohio is going to be that real bellwether,” predicts Lehane, who previously served as press secretary for Al Gore. “The movement, clearly, is in Romney’s direction.” Tennessee is also very much in play, Kennedy predicts.
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192 sec.

Fmr. Gov. Ted Strickland on GOP race: Candidates have no clue about Ohio voters

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland offers tips on what to look for in his state on Super Tuesday. Watch for the evangelical vote in Southern part of the state, Strickland tells Jennifer Granholm. And expect Santorum will take rural counties. How will Santorum’s campaign hold up? “His organization is sloppy and loosely connected. Even so, he is neck in neck with Romney,” Strickland says. “Neither of these candidates seems to have a clue about what’s really important to the ordinary Ohio voter.”
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230 sec.

Shhh! Brett’s Talking Now: The ABCs of apologies for Rush Limbaugh

The good news is Rush Limbaugh apologized. The bad news? It was the worst apology in the history of humanity … and some of dinosaur time. Brett Erlich, an expert apologist, offers some so-sorry counseling for the right winger in need.
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113 sec.

Koch brothers aren’t just buying elections — they’re investing big in anti-science think tanks

Koch Industries spent $40 million in the 2010 election cycle, but they’ve vowed to spend $100 million this year. That’s not counting the money that goes to think tanks such as the Cato Institute.
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155 sec.

Obama-Geithner economic plan is ‘for the 1 percent, by the 1 percent’

The Obama administration’s economic plan is engineered “for the 1 percent, unfortunately by the 1 percent,” Cenk says. “Is it a real progressive plan to get us all back economically healthy? I don’t think so.”
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213 sec.

Cenk to Bain Capital-backed Limbaugh: I’ll give you $10k, show me your 20 million listeners

Cenk challenges Rush Limbaugh to prove his suspiciously high radio show ratings are even close to true. “I’ll make a Mitt Romney-like wager,” Cenk offers. “$10,000 if you can show me your 20 million listeners a day.”
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157 sec.

Laura Bassett analyzes the backlash over Rush Limbaugh’s ‘slut’ remark

Laura Bassett, political reporter for The Huffington Post, weighs in on why Rush Limbaugh’s attempt to label Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for her stance on access to contraception has caused Republicans to go on the defensive. “For him to say ‘She’s having so much sex that she can’t afford birth control’ — I mean, whether you have sex once or whether you have it a hundred times, you need the same amount of birth control.
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223 sec.

Robert Reich on rising gas prices: ‘This is not about supply and demand, this is about speculation’

Berkeley professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks with Jennifer Granholm about the real reasons for rising gas prices in America. “This is not about supply and demand,” Reich says. “This is about speculation. Gas prices are being driven by Wall Street.”
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231 sec.

Political junkies predict what to expect next with GOP race

What is Ron Paul’s end goal? Will there be a brokered GOP convention? Who will take the Republican nomination? Republican strategist Rob Stutzman and Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California governor Jerry Brown, answer these questions ? and share some White House gossip with Jennifer Granholm ? in the War Room.
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183 sec.

Shhh! Brett’s Talking Now: Herman Cain’s brain on goldfish

Herman Cain may be gone from the presidential race, but he’s not willing to be forgotten. In a week where the usual campaign craziness is at new heights, the slow death of a goldfish in a seemingly pointless promotional video is, well, not that weird.
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124 sec.

Russ Feingold polls well against Gov. Walker, but he’s not running for office — in next 2 years

Former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold joins Cenk (on his birthday no less) to talk about the Wisconsin recall, taking money out of politics and the drone strike against Anwar al-Awlaki.
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223 sec.

Don’t believe Rush Limbaugh’s radio show ratings hype — ‘he’s just a big windbag,’ Cenk says

As Rush Limbaugh triples down on his slut-shaming of contraception advocate Sandra Fluke, Cenk takes a closer look at the right-winger’s radio show ratings, which are at best more miserable than the man himself.
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170 sec.

Markos Moulitsas considers whether Rush Limbaugh can survive the onslaught of bad press

Keith and Markos Moulitsas, “Countdown” contributor and founder of the Daily Kos, assess Rush Limbaugh’s future in light of Republican reprimands following his “slut” commentary aimed at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. “Rush Limbaugh has gotten to where he has because he’s not afraid to yell out loud what Republicans really believe, and they really believe this.
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176 sec.

‘The Lorax’ has sold out for Mazda marketing campaign, Henson creature Zozo tells Cenk

As “The Lorax” opens in theaters, one furry friend thinks the movie’s marketing campaign — especially a partnership with Mazda — is outrageous.
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165 sec.

Rebirth of a movement? Christian Finnegan scoffs at Joe Arpaio’s attempt to revive birtherism

Keith and comedian Christian Finnegan turn the spotlight on Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in light of news that Arpaio has formed a “Cold Case Posse” to investigate the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate. “My father’s around that age. Retirees need a hobby is the way I think about it. Collect stamps, get into bird watching or try to take down the government because you’re aware of some conspiracy that millions of dollars haven’t proved yet.
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191 sec.

Worst Persons: Jerry Boykin, four Georgia state senators behind anti-protest bill and Thomas Tolbert

Find out why retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin is WORSE; Georgia state senators Don Balfour (R-District 9), Bill Hamrick (R-District 30), Bill Cowsert (R-District 46) and Ross Tolleson (R-District 20) are WORSER; and Thomas Tolbert, who registered his dog to vote in his home state of New Mexico, is THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD for March 2, 2012.
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178 sec.

Worst Persons: Richard Cebull, George Cleveland and Rush Limbaugh

Find out why Judge Richard Cebull, chief federal judge of Montana, is WORSE; North Carolina state Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) is WORSER; and Rush Limbaugh is THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD for March 1, 2012.
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240 sec.

Ed Pilkington considers whether the Murdoch scandal will spread to American shores

Keith and Ed Pilkington, American correspondent for The Guardian, evaluate the latest details as the Murdoch scandal continues to intensify. “It’s not about phone hacking. It’s not about computer technology. It’s not about celebrities. It’s about power and who wields the power and the feeling that Rupert Murdoch has come into the country over the last thirty years and has ascribed to himself and the family around him far too much power,” says Pilkington.
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136 sec.

*Politically Direct 2012 – Politically Direct Block

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31 sec.

Granholm: Jobs must be created here, not overseas

Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” talks about jobs as the number one issue the government needs to address, and why tax-cutting policies advocated by Republicans do not work. Multi-national corporations, she says, are creating jobs — but not in America. “The War Room” premieres in January on Current TV.
120 sec.

What Granholm learned as governor of Michigan

Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” talks about what she learned about job creation as governor of Michigan. What she learned was that Republican ideals of cutting taxes just don’t work, and shares a wrenching story about a one-company town that lost a massive manufacturing plant because the company shipped the jobs off to Mexico. “The War Room,” which will focus on politics and the run-up to the 2012 president election, premieres in January on Current TV, and will air weeknights at 9/8c.
382 sec.

Granholm: ‘I don’t want this show to be about talking points’

Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” says her intense curiosity and her experience will allow her to ask the questions that matter to real people. She says that having received the kinds of talking points that politicians bring to talk shows, she can call them on “the B.S.” “I don’t want this show to be about talking points,” she says, adding that people “want to hear the truth.”
153 sec.

How Republicans get people to vote against their own interests

Attempting to answer a frequently asked question, Jennifer Granholm ponders how Republicans get people across the country to vote against their own interests. In the process, she praises GOP strategists for hitting the kinds of buzz words that keep their base satisfied.
103 sec.

Occupy reflects the concerns of many, Granholm says

Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” talks about how the Occupy Wall Street movement embodies what so many Americans are thinking, and recalls her experience leading protests at Harvard to encourage the university’s president to pull its investments with companies that did business in South Africa during apartheid.
140 sec.

‘The War Room’ will help viewers see ‘what’s behind the curtain’

Jennifer Granholm, host of “The War Room,” says she can bring the benefit of experience to “help the viewers see behind the curtain — what’s really happening in this race for president.” She says her familiarity and relationships with many of the players in Washington and in the GOP primary will bring viewers a fresh angle.
125 sec.