Friday, April 09, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Does she ever just shut up?! The Southern Republican Leadership Conference got underway last night with none other than Satan spawn, Liz Cheney, attacking the president for how he's handled health care reform, foreign policy and national intelligence. CBS News notes, "Cheney told the roughly 3,500 conservative activists and donors gathered for the conference that there are three prongs to the president's foreign policy: "apologize for America, abandon our allies and appease our enemies... The Obama administration is putting us on the path to decline." And she's just the beginning; other speakers of the event include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, LA Governor Bobby Jindal and every one's favorite ex-Alaska governor & former Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin. It's going to be a loooooong weekend in New Orleans.

We've spoken about the recent death of Phoebe Prince, the South Hadley Massachusetts freshman who killed herself after physical and mental abuse from fellow students and you've expressed opinion on who's to blame for not preventing this unnecessary loss. Now, a district attorney for the Northwestern District in Massachusetts is releasing documents detailing the last few days of her life, documents showing that Prince was living in fear from threats from the accused students who have been charged with felonies.

Michigan Congressman Bart Stupack, anti-abortion Democrat who drew a lot of attention for his role in in the health care debate, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.

Also, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has officially announced he will be retiring from his service of 35 years, leaving President Obama to make his second appointment to the highest court in the US. Stevens, who turns 90 April 20th, has been expected to make this announcement for some time.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Former homeless youth and former GLAAD Young Adult Media Fellow Sassafras Lowrey joins us this afternoon to talk about Kicked Out, an anthology of writings from LGBT youths who'd been kicked out of their homes and to raise awareness of ongoing LGBT youth homelessness.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, joins us in studio this afternoon to talk about his book, which examines the role race played in the life of Barack Obama and how this issue shaped him to become President of the United States.

Are you still down about the recession? According to Floyd Norris of the New York Times, you shouldn't be. He cites President Obama, who said last week, "The tough measures that we took — measures that were necessary even though sometimes they were unpopular — have broken this slide and are helping us to climb out of this recession,” and that "firms have begun to hire and consumer spending seems to be accelerating." Are you feeling these improvements?

All this and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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