The Alyona Show: No Will on Capitol Hill

 As Democratic Senator Evan Bayh from Indiana announced he won't be seeking re-election in 2010, many are questioning his motives for this decision. Peter Loge, principal at Milo Public Affairs sits down in studio with Alyona to discuss the possibility that Bayh has simply become fed up with the way things get done in Washington.

And, the public relations nightmare for Goldman Sachs has gotten worse. The investment bank is being accused of helping Greece to hide much of it's debt holding from the rest of the European Union, sparking outrage across the world. Washington Independent contributor Megan Carpentier joins Alyona from New York to discuss the role of Wall Street in Greece's financial troubles.

After the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush declared a national state of emergency. President Barack Obama had the option to extend this enabler of extended executive power and he did. James Bovard, contributing editor for American Conservative magazine, joins Alyona to discuss what it means when America is in a state of emergency. And, since Obama took office in January of 2009, the Muslim world has expected a larger voice in American politics and a more understanding American government abroad. Some believe the president has done enough to strengthen relations with the muslim world, others say he must do more. Cory Saylor from the Council for American Islamic Relations, Sugail Khan, Senior Fellow at Globalengage.com and Assad Akhter, president of the Muslim Staffers Association on Capitol Hill join Alyona live in the studio to debate the president's track record on Muslim relations..