Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Solyndra: Obama’s Venture Socialism

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest consumer spending numbers, China's push to corner the market on rare earth minerals, and Solyndra as the perfect example of Obamanomics.

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Push to Regulate Debit Card Transactions Will Hurt Not Help Consumers

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Kelly Cobb, Government Affairs Manager for Americans for Tax Reform to discuss the section of the Dodd-Frank bill that institutes price-controls on debit card transactions, how this new law is effecting banks and how the changes mean a worse, not better environment for consumers.

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A New Look at the Unappreciated James Madison

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Richard Brookhiser to discuss his new biography of James Madison, his battle with Hamilton, his break with Washington, and the last years of Madison's life, when he foresaw the secession of states from the Union.

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Will the Supreme Court Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney are joined by Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation to discuss the 11th Circuit case against Obamacare that is now headed to the Supreme Court, why this is the most important of the legal challenges, and how the court may rule.

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With Europe on the Brink, Is the End of the Euro Near?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Nobel-winning economist Robert Lucas, the continued financial mess in Europe and the potential end of the Euro, plus it's launch day for Boeing's 787.

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Europe’s Markets Collapse and the Fed Tries to Twist Out of Trouble

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the collapse of the European markets over the past six weeks, the Fed's "Operation Twist" and the crazy philosophies of Elizabeth Warren.

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Obamacare’s Definition of Affordable Could Add Billions to Taxpayer Burden

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss the murky definition of "affordable" healthcare plans in Obamacare, how it may impact the average American family and the massive increase in cost to taxpayers.

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Our Overlawyered America

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Walter Olson to discuss his book detailing the need to reform the legal community in the United States, from the legal education industry, to the practice of law itself.

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The Solyndra Scandal and Obama’s Crony Capitalism

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney are joined by Philip Klein from the Washington Examiner to discuss the latest on the Solyndra scandal and how it perfectly illustrates the crony capitalism and back room deal culture of the Obama administration. Then, we'll discuss Obama's plan to reduce the deficit through phantom cuts and trillions in tax hikes.

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Obama’s Magic Math for Savings and Call for $1.5 Trillion in New Taxes

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Obama's deficit reduction plan based on faulty math and his call for $1.5 Trillion in new taxes, the newest controversial figure in the Solyndra scandal and the college kids that invaded Wall Street this weekend.

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Solyndra Scandal Looks More and More Like Obama’s Watergate

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the markets rise this week, the possible moves of the Fed next week, and the latest developments in the broadening Solyndra scandal.

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Michele Bachmann’s Crazy Claims and the Developing Solyndra Scandal

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Elizabeth Blackney discuss the latest Solyndra developments, the scandal that gets juicier by the day and how it may impact Obama's 2012 chances. Then Elizabeth gives us her take on Michele Bachmann's claim that vaccinations are anti-liberty, and that the HPV vaccination caused mental retardation in the daughter of someone Bachmann met at the debate. As Elizabeth puts it, Michele Bachmann needs to "pray the crazy away."