This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

“Newsday” columnist and Fox News liberal pundit Ellis Henican calls in at 6:30am to talk about the news of the day and about his upcoming comedy gig in New York City.

Del. Donna Christensen (D-VI) calls in at 7:30am to talk about health care reform and about the accelerated stimulus program.

President Obama yesterday challenged Congress to pay for its new increases in federal benefit programs as it goes, rather than sink the nation deeper into a debt, calling it a matter of public responsibility. Republicans lashed back that Obama is no voice of fiscal restraint as the deficit soars.

Democrats in both the House and Senate accelerated their drive to enact health care legislation yesterday, outlining proposals to extend coverage to uninsured millions but omitting most details on plans for raisin more than $1 trillion needed to cover costs.

Late yesterday, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the sale of the bulk of Chrysler’s assets to Fiat, rejecting an appeal by a group of Indiana pension and construction funds, consumer groups, and others to block the transaction. The deal will now likely close early today.

The remote Pacific island nation of Palau said today it has agreed to a U.S. request to temporarily resettle up to 17 Chinese Muslims now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center on Cuba. The nation said it would be “honored and proud” to resettle the detainees as a humanitarian gesture.

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