The Alyona Show: Arizona Law Just the Beginning
After today’s Arizona State ruling, has the immigration law really been gutted of its controversy? The Arizona courthouse ruled to block key provisions of SB 1070 that requires police to determine the status of people they stop and think are in the country illegally. Matias Ramos, blogger and immigration activist and Jordan Sekulow, human rights attorney and director of international operations for the American Center for Law and Justice debate this law, showing that there is more raging controversy ahead.
Once again Washington, DC has showed the country just how disconnected it is from the American people. "Alyona Unplugged" takes her shot at the House's recent approval of $59 billion more in Afghanistan war funding. A majority of Americans disagree with the war, and it’s obvious the US is losing, so when will Washington get that it is time to plan the way out and stop sending soldiers to an endless war.
How much longer will Americans continue to support President Obama if the war in Afghanistan and bloated defense spending continues? Alyona talks to Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks. Uygur says the democrats will never stop the war and explains what it’s going to take for them to change their stance. He also says President Obama will continue to listen to conventional wisdom...will this lead to a crisis of power?
Then, BP CEO Tony Hayward is packing up and getting off easy. There are only rumors of his resignation, but there's already word that Hayward will be moving to Russia and reportedly joining the board of TNK-BP Oil Company, a 50/50 joint Russian venture. RT Correspondent Katerina Azarova joins Alyona from Moscow to share the word on the street. And she explains the lavish and extravagant lifestyle waiting for him.
And, America needs to wake up. The raging drug war across the border in Mexico, growing more violent by the day, is part of our problem too. Marijuana is the number one product of the cartels so would legalizing pot be the safest answer? Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and a retired major from the Maryland State Police Narcotics Unit says legalizing marijuana would put more than a dent in the cartel business.
Finally, a new sexy “spy,” Anna Fermanova, is giving the femme fatale Anna Chapman a run for her money. The new Anna is not even Russian, she is Latvian, and now a naturalized US citizen. The hot new Internet phenom is under house arrest in Texas for allegedly trying to smuggle state-of-the-art night vision scopes to Moscow. RT Producer Lucy Kafanov joins Alyona to share how the press is swinging this story.
And MTV’s Jersey Shore star Snooki is taking America by storm. So what happens when everyone becomes obsessed including the media and now Wall Street? Will tanning, fist pumps and high hair do’s take over?