Monday, August 31, 2015

ScottSimon. Objections or Questions. AmyGoodman. NPR. 29 Aug 2015.

1.      SCOTT SIMON, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. Donald Trump gets a lot of attention. But the picture on the Democratic side grows interesting, too. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is now ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by seven points, according to the new Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Hillary Clinton continues to lead the polls nationally and in Iowa - the site of the first caucus. But Senator Sanders is a strong second - hovering above 20 percent. And Vice President Joe Biden - who hasn’t said if he’ll run - is close behind. Amy Goodman joins us now. She’s host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!” which airs on more than a thousand public radio and television stations and on the web. Last year, she received the I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nieman Foundation, and she joins us from New York. Thanks so much for being with us.
2.      SIMON: What do you make of the political landscape so far and, for example, Bernie Sanders’ success, at least in the polls?
3.      SIMON: What issues do you think he’s emphasizing that have helped?
4.    SIMON: You know, you can’t get through a political conversation these days without mentioning Mr. Trump. And I bring his name up to you because, on Friday, he took out after hedge funds. He’s actually been doing that recently. I have a quote. “The hedge fund guys - they make a fortune; they pay no tax. The hedge fund guys are getting away with murder.” He sounds a lot more like Bernie Sanders than he does the other Republicans.
5.      SIMON: Speaking as a citizen and from your experience and base of influence, do you think Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state - now under inquiry by the Justice Department and the FBI - is a legitimate campaign issue?
6.      SIMON: While we have you with us, Amy Goodman, is there an issue that a lot of candidates have ignored, relatively speaking, you’d like to draw our attention to?
7.      SIMON: Amy Goodman, of “Democracy Now!” Thanks so much for being with us.

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