Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

What is the status of the stand alone bills in the House and Senate to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how realistic is this last ditch effort? When will there be a vote in both chambers? We'll get into it all now.

Once again Republicans have torpedoed the health benefits for 9/11 responders, and the media's been pretty silent on it. We'll go through the details.

There is a Santa Claus: Gaffe-prone Michael Steele is running again for RNC chair!

The U.S. is suing a middle school for not allowing a Muslim teacher leave to go on a pilgrimage. We'll take your calls about it.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Last week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed apologized to the city's gay and lesbian community over the police raid of the bar, the Atlanta Eagle last September. The city settled a lawsuit with the bar for more than $1 million. Glen Paul Freedman, who is the chair of the LGBT advisory group set up by the mayors office and the police department, joins us this afternoon to talk about the reforms that came about since the Atlanta Eagle Raid.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Earlier this year, we saw the tragic death of 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine run by Massey Energy. Don Blankenship was Massey's chairman and CEO at the time and is featured in Jeff Goodell's latest article for Rolling Stone - Don Blankenship: The Dark Lord Of Coal Country. He joins us today to talk about Blankenship's rise to power and how he methods of saving a buck and passing the blame.

Seriously, the FIFA president is saying gays should not have sex during the World Cup!

Though many legal scholars believe the judge who ruled the health care mandate unconstitutional is just making stuff up, they also believe the ruling is very significant. We'll explain.

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