October 14 - Is a New Intifada Brewing in Israel and Palestine?; Could Bernie Sanders Break the Tradition of Presidents Serving America's Wealthy Elites?; "The Bernie Sanders Campaign Will Fade Away Like Howard Dean's Did"

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We begin with the growing possibility that a new intifada is brewing in Israel and Palestine as stabbings of Israelis by Palestinians in Jerusalem have put the holy city on edge. Kate Gould, the Legislative Associate for Middle East Policy at the Quaker lobby, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, joins us. She lobbies Capitol Hill and the White House on Israel-Palestine peace and we will discuss the difficult job she has as Palestinian frustration over a phony peace process that is stalled while Jewish settlements continue to expand on the West Bank, appears to have reached a boiling point.

Part 2

Then we examine last night’s first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate and speak with Lawrence Jacobs, who is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies at the University of Minnesota where he also directs the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Political Affairs. The author of “Who Governs? Presidents, Public Opinion, and Manipulation”, he joins us to discuss his research from confidential documents in presidential archives that indicates both Republican and Democratic presidents, while claiming to speak for the “people” and serve the “public good”, actually serve and are guided by America’s wealthy elites. We assess whether, if elected, Bernie Sanders would break that tradition.

Part 3

Then finally we speak with Dr. Anna Greenberg, a leading Democratic pollster with Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner about the possibility, since Bernie Sanders rebuked the press for perpetuating the phony scandal by beating up on Hillary over her emails, that Bernie Sanders could end up being Hillary Clinton’s Vice-Presidential running mate.  A seasoned campaign professional offers her opinion that Bernie Sanders will go the way of Howard Dean and be a footnote since he lacks the campaign ground game and therefore without a national infrastructure, would have no traction in the general election.

 

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