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Info on Podcast #85

David Swanson on the imperial presidency, Kate Hanni on flyers’ rights. Swanson is the tireless activist whose resume includes ACORN, Kucinich for President 2004,,, andthe lates, His new book, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union details the expansion of executive power advance by Bush and maintained by Obama, and singles out Congress for failing to assert its oversight, war powers, and budget responsibilities. Swanson is brilliant at seeing the big picture while engaging in specific battles. Kate Hanni reports a key victory for the traveling public: you cannot be imprisoned on a plane on the tarmac for over 3 hours. Airlines will be subject to huge fines–up to $27,000 per passenger–for future episodes. Hanni also talks about the pitfalls of the new body scanners being deployed. And you’ll hear the parody song “Naked Airlines” during our chat.