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 What to Do About Greece’s Need for Another Bailout?

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:53 am
Greeks protest over the proposed new rounds of austerity to deal with the Greece economic crisis and bailout.

Greeks protest over the proposed new rounds of austerity to deal with the Greece economic crisis and bailout.

PITTSBURGH (July 10, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get To The Point”) talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the crisis involving Greece and the EU. The Pittsburgh-based experts discuss the road ahead for the European Union and their thoughts on austerity and proposed solutions for the Eurozone. The “Get To The Point” Panel includes Dr. Ronald Linden (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Antony Davies (Duquesne University), and Aaron Leaman (Signature Financial Planning).

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

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Mid-Year 2015: Is the State of the American Union, “Disunity”? (June 26, 2015)

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

PITTSBURGH (June 26, 2015) – Host Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get to the Point”) ask the question, “what is wrong with the USA at the mid-point of 2015?” He uses the question to prompt a mid-year conversation with his guests on the Get To The Point Panel this week: radio host Rose Tennent (“Rose Unplugged”), TV host Ellis Cannon (“NightTalk”), and political strategist Olivia Benson.

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Domestic Unrest Impacts USA’s War on Terror (Jan 30, 2015)

In Video on February 1, 2015 at 11:19 am
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“Perhaps we’ve been too busy fighting domestic battles that should have been won long ago after multiple decades, multiple amendments to the Constitution, multiple rounds of protests, and (believe it or not)…even a Civil War.”

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (January 30, 2015): Political commentator Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) discusses how America’s domestic battles are impacting the USA in its ongoing fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, and terrorism cells during the “War On Terror”. McAllister’s January 30 version of his “Starting Point” commentary addresses how unrest within America’s politics, urban communities, and other areas of strife must end if we are to defeat the nation’s 21st century international enemies.

 

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NightTalk: Get to the Point” is hosted by Lenny McAllister and airs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel live on Friday nights at 8pm with an encore presentation on Mondays at 5pm.

PCNC can be seen in the Pittsburgh television market on Channel 35 on Comcast systems and Channel 9 on Verizon FIOS. It is the “sister-station” to NBC affiliate WPXI and broadcasts from WPXI-TV’s state-of-the-art studios. As the cable outlet of NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel reaches over 850,000 cable subscribers throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

 

The McAllister Minute: Social Challenges (April 16, 2014 )

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on September 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

 

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In this version of “The McAllister Minute”, Lenny McAllister addresses some of the “Social Challenges” we continue to address as a nation.

 

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WATCH: Are Political “Evolutions” Just Politics As Usual?

In Video on April 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm
HuffPostLive April 9 2013

Has “flip flopping” been replaced with “evolving?” And, is this evolution driven by political strategy? Lenny talks with HuffPost Live about “evolutions”.

CHICAGO, IL (April 9, 2013) –  (Courtesy HuffingtonPost Live) Despite risking criticism for changing positions on important issues, a number of politicians have “evolved” with regard to gay marriage. Has “flip flopping” been replaced with “evolving?” And, is this evolution driven by political strategy?

Originally aired on April 9, 2013

Hosted by: Abby Huntsman (@huntsman_abby)

 

Guests:

  • Luke Johnson @luke_johnson (Washington, DC) HuffPost Associate Politics Editor
  • Jimmy LaSalvia @JimmyLaSalvia (Washington, DC) Co-Founder & Executive Director of GOProud
  • Lenny McAllister @Lennymcallister (Chicago, IL) Republican Strategist and Author
  • Dr. Lisa Wade @lisadwade (Los Angeles, CA) Professor of Sociology at Occidental College

 

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LISTEN: “The McAllister Minute” (January 23 – January 29, 2013)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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“If we continue down this path – one where Inaugural Addresses now sound more like they were written to swing voters in October instead of to a nation in need of healing at the beginning of a new year – we can only expect to hear more excuses and complaints from both the White House and Capitol Hill as we continue to get less done for the sake of you and me.”

“If the Inauguration of President Barack Obama this past Monday was any indication of the direction of the second term of the Obama Administration, then we are looking at more of the same, leaving the days of hope and change long behind us.

 

“The president was supposed to give a speech that gave the views of a visionary statesman, not the talking points of a victorious politician.

 

“Aren’t we finally tired of the back-and-forth of politicians using their multiple bully pulpits to beat their political opponents over the head, all while the American people continue to deal with reports of languishing employment numbers and depressing outlooks for the future? The appearance of political power in America – from both sides of the aisle at times – has been hallow and devoid of any inspirational ability to move decision-makers from gamesmanship to statesmanship.

 

“Someone has to change that toxic reality – and do so starting in 2013. This has to change, America, and it changes starting with voicing our demands for better results for our elected leaders. It is time to demand accountability for action and results, not rhetoric.”

 

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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (January 2 – January 8, 2013)

In Audio, Lenny for Congress, The McAllister Minute on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Who won the fiscal cliff showdown in Washington? Or, is it a question of if we all lost during the process? Find out in the latest version of The McAllister Minute

Who won the fiscal cliff showdown in Washington? Or, is it a question of if we all lost during the process? Find out in the latest version of The McAllister Minute

AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (Across America) (January 2, 2013)

“Let’s be clear about what just happened with the fiscal cliff deal passed over New Year’s weekend by the Senate and House of Representatives.

 

“No one won – and everyone lost, starting with you.

 

“Sure, there will be people that will do their best to spin the negotiations politically to say that President Obama and the Democrats won the negotiations or that the Republicans were able to make their points known and accounted for, even though they were the losers in this past election cycle.

 

“But, do you feel like anyone really won through all of this?

 

“For example, the Bush tax cuts that President Obama campaigned against in 2008 – then signed into law in 2010 – then campaigned against again in 2012….were just – again – extended by the president. This time, the threshold of $250,000 that the election-night victor noted repeated was now pushed up to almost twice that limit. The estate tax went up marginally as well, instead of the larger increase that the Democrats were looking for.

 

“Just the same, do the Republicans have much to hang their hats on? Proclaiming a victory on fending off a tax hike on Americans making less than $450,000 annually comes off as hollow when considering that the payroll tax will go up on all Americans in 2013. Of course, that doesn’t matter as much as the primary tea party issue: the national debt. As long as fiscal compromise in Washington starts with legislation that increases the national debt by trillions, Republicans should be hanging their heads in shame, not hanging their hats on an accomplishment.”

 

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister Discusses Presidential Legacy on “HuffPost Live”

In Video on November 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

What decisions will President Obama choose in order to cement his legacy as a great presidential leader for America? Lenny talks with Abby Huntsman and others on HuffPost Live

WASHINGTON (November 16, 2012) – Republican strategist Lenny McAllister talks with HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman as a panelist to discuss President Obama as he approaches his second term in office. As it begins, he will be carving his place in history. The HuffPost Live segment panelists pursue the question: what decisions will he choose that he feels make best decisions for America?

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Thought of the Day October 13, 2012

In Upcoming Appearances on October 13, 2012 at 11:33 am

 

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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (September 19 – September 25, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on September 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

In the September 19 version of “The McAllister Minute”, Lenny notes that the outrage over alleged disrespect is hollow as respect for cultural sensitivities is only genuine when it is mirrored with the respect for human life during non-combative strife.

“While we continue to honor the memory and service of slain US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the others killed in the embassy attack overseas, we must remember the tenets of honorable global engagement that we hold dear as the greatest democracy the world has ever seen.

“Yet, while others may choose to focus on the sophomoric film that allegedly sparked the Muslim outrage throughout the Middle East over the past several days, the only way to honor the essence of freedom – for Americans and our global neighbors across the world – is to recall a key element within the concept of honor and respect.  Simply: honor and respect is a 2-way street.

 

“True freedom balances cultural sensitivities with the right to free speech and expression. True freedom tempers our disgust for repugnant perspectives on social issues and stances with respect for human life. True freedom confronts conflict with contemplation, not cold-blooded killing by a select few hoping to reverse the tide of democracy. And when a response to Americans working to support freedom throughout the world is mind-bending terrorism and heinous acts of murder by a select few, it is freely open for the world to see…that some still battle against the hopes of democracy…that these enemies will corrupt the overall message of living for peace and justice for the glory of God…trading that faith walk for the sake of conducting misconstrued jihad.”

 

“Rebellion and outrage without moral authority is anarchy.”

 

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