Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

President Obama announced his tax cut "deal" and why he caved in on extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy. He's still doing a lot of explaining, trying to talk angry Democrats into voting for it. Is it as bad as everyone thought? Even if it is better than thought, will it still torpedo the economy? Was the payroll tax "concession" Obama got from Republicans really worth it? Is it going to help or hurt his reelection and was this yet another shot at Clinton triangulation? We'll go through the plan, and the politics, and take your calls.

We went live to San Francisco federal court yesterday on the show, to the arguments in the appeal of the historic Prop 8 case. We'll go over the highlights today and discuss where it all goes from here and why opponents of Prop 8 were probably happier than proponents.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - A study conducted by Yale University and that is being published in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics, shows that gay, lesbian and bisexual youth are 40% more likely than straight teen to be punished in school, by police and by the courts. Kathryn Himmelstein, lead author of the study, joins us today to explain the results of this study.

Guest / 4:30pm EST
- Yesterday, we spoke about an article Clarence B. Jones, former speech writer and counsel for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in the Huffington Post, calling for a Democratic Primary Challenge to President Obama in 2012. He joins us this afternoon to discuss the disappointment and frustration many constituents have with Barack Obama's presidency.

Where exactly is the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal effor now? Still seems dead in the water, though some are trying to revive it. We'll go through the latest.

What's the latest in the Wikileaks saga, following the arrest of Julian Assange in London. We'll take your calls, so much to get into.

And the second week of our Holiday Book Bonanza.

These stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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