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Obama’s jobs program: is the effort he announced yesterday big enough? Also, the Senate Dems’ failure on the health care public option. JOHN NICHOLS explains — he writes “The Beat” blog at TheNation.com.
Also: DICK CHENEY won’t go away – he keeps giving interviews attacking Obama. BART GELLMAN comments – his award-winning book Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency is out now in paperback. (originally broadcast 5/6/09)
Plus: LIES — AND TRUTH – ABOUT 9/11: JOHN FARMER says the official version of what happened that day is “almost entirely . . . untrue.” But he’s no conspiracy theorist; he says Bush and Cheney turned out to be “irrelevant” that day. Farmer is dean of the Rutgers Law School and was senior counsel to the 9/11 commission. His new book is THE GROUND TRUTH: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11.