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The Alyona Show: A New START

A senior Kremlin official has said that an agreement has been reached by the US and Russia on the new START treaty. Will the treaty really be signed on April 8, and if so, what will the new treaty look like? Alyona and Hans Kristensen from the Director of the Nuclear Information Project talk about what these new developments mean. 

There has been a lot of talk lately about the possibility of expanding the prison at Bagram. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration has come under fire for killing Taliban insurgents instead of capturing them. The administration has argued that there is no place to put captured enemy soldiers. Is this the justification for expanding Bagram? Alyona talked with Afghanistan Veteran Jake Diliberto to get
his thoughts.

Then, studies show that women exhibit some traits that make them better suited to run Wall Street. Would it have made a difference in the handling of the economic crisis? Alyona checks in with Anastasia Churkina to get the facts from New York.

This week former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum confessed that Fox has taken over the Republican Party. If Frum is right, what are the implications? Alyona catches up with Thom Hartmann to figure out what it all means.

The Political Futures Market bet against Obama's success, but with the passage of health care reform, they seem to have lost. Who are these people betting against the success of a president? Alyona talks with Slate's Daniel Gross to figure it out.