Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Last Thursday the Republican lead House Intelligence Committee, voted to declassify their report on the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.  The report is the result of two years of investigation by the committee and Rep. Mike Thompson, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee has stated that the report concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack.  Joining us to explain the conclusions of the report and what it means for Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi select committee is Hannah Groch-Begley a Research Fellow from Media Matters for America.

4:05pm ET - Last month, The Minnesota Vikings suspended their special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer for the first three games of the 2014 season with the possibility that the penalty can be reduced to two games if he completes sensitivity training, after completing an investigation into former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations earlier this year that Mike Priefer made homophobic remarks to him in 2012.  Now a group of state lawmakers are asking the Vikings to deal more harshly with Mike Priefer, who admitted making the anti-gay remarks.  The letter was penned by State Senator Scott Dibble, a gay Minneapolis legislator and chief author of the Freedom to Marry Act in the Senate in 2013, which opened the door to same-sex marriages in Minnesota.  He joins us today to talk about the letter and what he thinks the Vikings need to do to address the issue of homophobia in the professional football.

4:35pm ET - In recent years it has become more and more noticeable that the gap between the wealthiest Americans and the poorest is becoming bigger and bigger, but can this increasing rate of income inequality actually be holding back the growth of US economy? A new report by economists at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services argues that it is, and that an unequal distribution in incomes is making it harder for the nation to recover from the recession and achieve the kind of growth that was commonplace in decades past.  Joining us to explain this report is Neil Irwin, the senior economics correspondent for The New York Times. 

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