Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Obama’s Connection to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

*Tonight, President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign. Blagojevich was arrested yesterday on federal corruptions charges for allegedly trying to sell Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. We will have all the latest details and a special report on Obama’s ties to the disgraced governor.

* Plus, billions of the of $700 billion bailout of Wall Street have already been spent. Yet, no one knows if the bailout is working. Today Treasury Department officials were blasted by members of Congress for not taking steps to ensure that this taxpayer funded bailout is actually working to fix our financial crisis! Elizabeth Warren, the head of the new congressional panel watching over the bailout process, will join us to discuss the lack of oversight over your taxpayer dollars.

Joining Lou on Wednesday’s broadcast is JIM MEIGS, the editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine. President-elect Barack Obama is planning a massive stimulus package that centers on big infrastructure improvements. Will it work? And what projects are needed most? Meigs offers his thoughts.

Los Angeles Times writer SAM QUINONES discusses the brutal and increasingly bloody drug wars taking place in Mexico—and how they could affect the United States sooner than later.

Former Michigan Governor JAMES BLANCHARD talks to Lou about the latest developments in the Big Three automaker bailout talks, as well as the charges facing Gov. Blagojevich.

And JASON MROCHEK, the co-founder and executive director of the FIRE Coalition, explains his efforts to keep tabs on companies that hire illegal aliens.

As always, Lou will take your calls to discuss the issues that matter most—and to get your thoughts on the direction America is heading. Call him toll-free on the Independent Hotline at 877-55 DOBBS.