Sunday, July 31, 2011

CNN's Don Lemon Brings Back Independent Panel: Dr. Omar H. Ali, Joe Gandelman, Nicole Kurokawa Tonight at 7pm ET

Today, Sunday, July 31st at 7:00 pm/ET, Dr. Omar Ali, Joe Gandelman and Nicole Kurokawa will appear as a guest on  CNN as host Don Lemon brings back his independent panel for commentary on the week's political news.

Omar is Editor of The Neo-Independent who latest installment is available here
Joe Gandelman is the founder and Executive Editor of The Moderate Voice.
In case you missed them, below are links to recent CBS and Fox news segments featuring voices from the network.

JS on Fox President Jackie Salit appeared on Fox & Friends introducing herself as a member of the "anti-Party" and among the 38% of Americans who don't like parties and don't like partisanship. "There is no middle ground, but there is a way to bring Americans together, and the way to do that is around the issue of structural political reform" said Salit. 
The Early Show on Saturday Morning CBS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Early Show logo (CBS News)  
Time is running out to raise the debt ceiling before the U.S. begins to default on its obligations, a deal appears to be nowhere in sight, and Democrats and Republicans only seem to be getting angrier at each other. 
So, who's to blame for the debt lid gridlock in Washington?  "The Early Show on Saturday Morning" put together a panel of independent voters to address the question.

Fox and Friends - Independent Voters on the Budget Negotiations ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Fox and FriendsThis "Fox and Friends " segment Tuesday on the budget negotiations featured independent voters John Odycke from New York, Greg Moohn in the DC bureau and Linda Ricke in Tallahassee, Florida. 

"Negotiations implies the assumption that the two sides are actually listening to each other, not just talking at each other." 

Linda Ricke, Florida Sunshine Independents
Washington Should Not Forget the Independents
Salit headshot

"The Republicans want spending cuts. The Democrats want to preserve the safety net. Obama believes that his job is to stitch together a solution that draws from both. Put another way, he's trying to be the non-partisan President. And no doubt, the President's advisors hope that independent voters - who decided the last two elections - (actually three, since independents in open primary and caucus states picked Obama over Hillary Clinton) will see him that way."

Jackie Salit
Des Moines Register
Friday, July 22, 2011

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