Laura Ingraham hosted Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.
Huckabee said the challenges of being a president is one's past record that a candidate might not recall, but which are hard to deny when on videotape. He said from this point forward the gloves are coming off among the candidates. Ingraham questioned how some of these public statemens could have been forgotten. Huckabee said that candidates do best to come clean about why they have changed their minds with data.
Huckabee said that Gingrich is as informed on health care as Romney claims to be. He says both need to firmly commit to the repeal of Obamacare. Ingraham says all candidates are making the case against Obamacare and jobs. Ingraham said she can't believe that given what's happening in Massachusetts that Romney is still on board with it - and Huckabee agreed. He said Romney isn't his first choice and hasn't decided as of yet - but that Romney would be a better choice than Obama.
Huckabee said that it isn't over yet for the GOP nomination. He noted five weeks ago the Cain Train was full steam ahead. He and Ingraham agreed that Huckabee was undercut by the party elites and Gingrich should watch out for attacks from these shadowy groups.
Ingraham said Huckabee's forum this weekend will have the candidates being queried by attorneys general. The show will be on from 8-10.
Huckabee said that evangelicals won't roll out for Obama, despite Joel Osteen's kind words. Huckabee said that his positive approach is his appeal and he is like that for all his ministry.
Laura Ingraham hosted Fe Vinoya, nurse at The University Hospital in Newark, NJ. and Matt Bowman.
Vinoya has been told she must instruct other nurses on abortion procedures despite this being against her conscience and religious beliefs. She objected to the whole program. She was threatened with termination or relocation. She was told that once the procedure is done, she can just catch the baby's head as it is already dead. She was not informed about the conscience clause for health workers until a lawyer was consulted. She said Obama should rethink the law that imposes these situations on health care professionals.
Bowman said the hospital receives $60 million from all taxpayers. He said HHS won't act on complaints on this situation. Ingraham said Obama is hiding behind HHS Secretary Sebelius to toy with the conscience clause law.
In 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that women routinely get screening mammograms every other year starting at age 50. This caused an uproar among many women who disagreed with this "data driven, research based, best practices" decision.
Now new evidence presented at the Radiological Society of North America this week shows the opposite conclusion according to a study led by highly reputable Elizabeth Wende Breast Care LLC of Rochester, New York.
Tne study, conducted among with women ages 40-49, demonstrated that mammograms were just as likely to find invasive breast cancers in women with no family history of breast cancer as in women with a family history of the disease. Women with and without a family history were just as likely to have cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes. .
Said study leader Stamatia Destounis "You find small cancers that will never be a problem. But we found a considerable number that can't wait. IInvasive breast cancers can spread and kill."
Indeed. How many patients, trusting and heeding the advice of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are facing a less than merry holiday season as too many of those small cancers turned out to pack a lethal punch, discovered too late.
How many other of the task forces' recommendations are as flawed, where an abundance of caution wasn't exercised?
Yes, death panels do exist in America where trusting taxpayers are dealt a death sentence without the benefit of defense lawyers, countless appeals and the gift of time. Is anybody listening? Does anyone care?
Laura Ingraham hosted Deb Henton, North Branch, Minnesota school superintendent.
Henton said the four day schedule is five days packed into four. She said their math and reading schools rose. She said parents have found someone to take care of kids while they are at work. She said the teachers union have done a good job in holding the line and working with the school district. Ingraham said that different solutions work for different districts.
Henton said it has been in existence in a number of areas, especially in rural areas.
Laura Ingraham hosted Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor.
Branstad said this is an unusual election with new frontrunners all the time. He said he had six candidates come to his birthday party at Adventure Land. He said Iowa voters are still trying to sort it out and they are still looking for the perfect candidate. Both Romney and Gingrich have done well at the debates. He said it is all very volatile. He noted Santorum is doing it the traditional way.
Branstad said the number one issue in Iowa is debt and the removal of taxes and regulatory burdens for Iowa's GOP voters. He cited Obama's class warfare that needs to be changed. He said Obama has given white working class voters nothing to vote for him for and that Obama is courting the rich, elite voters. This makes it difficult for him to wage a class warfare campaign.
Ingraham asked if Iowa doesn't choose someone who is electable that they will lose their first in the nation status for caucuses/primaries. She also noted that Obama won the state and Branstad said there is lots of buyers' remorse.
Governor Chris Christie called out President Obama for cutting and running from working with the supercommittee - asking "What the hell do we pay you for?". Christie also called out members of his own party for their lack of ability to get a deal.
The intervention by the Chinese foreign ministry comes at a time when relations between the US and Pakistan are at their most strained for many years. It is being seen as a move by Beijing to strengthen its already close ties with Islamabad in the wake of Saturday's air attack in which 24 Pakistani soldiers died.
China's comments were the product of a 40-minute conversation between the Chinese foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, and his opposite number in Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar. After the exchange, the Chinese foreign ministry said that "China is deeply shocked by these events, and expresses strong concern for the victims and profound condolences to Pakistan".
A foreign ministry spokesman added: "China believes that Pakistan's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity should be respected and the incident should be thoroughly investigated and be handled properly."
Pop tart Miley Cyrus is flapping her political chops with her painful paean to Occupy Wall Street "It's A Liberty Walk" with Rock Mafia. It's only virtue is that it might drown out the drum banging, but also will get dogs barking...
President Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso deliver statements on the US-EU Summit. November 28, 2011. Is this the blind leading the blind?
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's latest accuser Ginger Wnite is another woman with a history, but is more credible with text messages to share. She is not claiming harassment, but a 13 year affair. Cain's lawyer Lin Wood's response was telling as well with no outright denials, but basically saying it's no one's business.
Laura Ingraham hosted Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice.
O'Brien said Obama is considering siding with the Catholic bishops to limit health care funded to taxpayer dollars to millions of people, including 98% of Catholics who use contraception. Ingraham said a Catholic isn't entitled to make up the rules on this issue. He said workers at Catholic institutions shouldn't be made to perform any procedure they don't feel under their conscience. Ingraham said that there are Catholic health care professionals who have to tend to women getting abortions. He said that people in tough economic times need access to family planning.