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NOVEMBER 20, 2014

“No One Knows Why Obama Thinks He Has The Power To Do This"


Merrill Matthews talks with WFTL's Joyce Kaufman about the president’s amnesty plan, Jonathan Gruber’s inflammatory statements on the “stupidity of the American public”, as well as the president’s threats to veto legislation on the Keystone XL. 

NOVEMBER 7, 2014

President Obama Loses His Human Shield; Now What? (Podcast)


Under Senator Harry Reid, the U.S. Senate virtually stopped functioning—no hearings, no legislation, and no budget. But now with a Republican majority approaching in January, IPI's Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D. discuss what’s next for a lame-duck Senate, especially for legislation such as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the Marketplace Fairness Act, and the tax extenders. And what may the new Republican-led Senate attempt to accomplish in Obama’s final two years?

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Post-Election Obama Presser: "I Was Stunned" (Audio: Interview)


Merrill Matthews discusses policy priorities for the new Republican Senate and whether the president may be amenable to anything on Congress’s agenda. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Has Texas Been Coasting? (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on KSKY’s 660 AM- The Answer to discuss a new Congress’s policy priorities and whether the President may be amenable to any of their agenda. Plus, what’s next for Denton as lawsuits are piling up as a result of the new drilling ban? And Giovanetti has a surprising message for newly elected Texas governor Greg Abbott. 

NOVEMBER 5, 2014

ObamaCare Working? "The Public Just Doesn’t Believe It"


Republicans triumph at the 2014 polls after campaigning on repealing on Obamacare, so how is it the NY Times recently concluded it’s a success? IPI’s Merrill Matthews gives a post-election analysis with Janet Mefferd and forecasts what the new GOP Congress’s agenda may portend for the failed legislation. 

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

While SCOTUS Skirts Obamacare Case, Polls Now Decide


A disappointing move by the Supreme Court on Obamacare subsidies is bad news for efforts to dismantle the program. So what may Tuesday’s polls yield for the program’s future? Has the legislation progressed too far to turn back? Merrill Matthews joins KMED’s Bill Meyer to discuss.

 

OCTOBER 28, 2014

SoundByte: Black Voters and Democrats' Failed Policies


One voting bloc should be rethinking their loyalties. 

OCTOBER 22, 2014

If Democrats Lose, They'll Blame Voter ID Laws (Audio: Interview)


Should Democrats take a beating at the polls, they won’t blame Obama’s failed policies. They'll blame voter ID laws. And of the 10 or so closest Senate races, eight are in states with voter ID laws. IPI's Merrill Matthews joins 660 AM The Answer's Mark Davis. 

OCTOBER 17, 2014

Realizing Big Government Cannot Cure Our Ails


The Obama administration’s effort to contain the Ebola crisis has left many Americans more cynical than ever of government. In this podcast, Tom Giovanetti and Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., discuss the administration’s legacy having to defend its agencies against charges and revelations of incompetence and corruption. 

OCTOBER 16, 2014

Kentucky's Senate Race Heats Up


While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stays mum on climate change, his opponent is distancing herself from President Obama. 

 

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