THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Bill Press, Author Of The Obama Hate Machine, Plus Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel For The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Bill Press, Author Of The Obama Hate Machine, Plus Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel For The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty

ERIC COUNSEL OF THE BECKET FUND FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, BILL PRESS, COMMENTATOR, AUTHOR  AND FORMER SEMINARIAN AND ATLANTA MAYOR KASIM REED ARE THE GUESTS ONWASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN FEBRUARY 12 


Topics to include culture wars over religious freedom and women’s reproductive rights,  the settlement with big banks over mortgage fraud and Republican Presidential contender and former Senator Rick Santorum’s big primary wins –

February 10, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – Eric Baxter,  senior counsel for The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty;  Bill Press,  progressive commentator, author, and former seminarian are the in-studio guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, February 12 at 11 AM. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed also joins Martin in a taped segment about the transformative black Atlanta mayors who preceded him in office.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Sophia Nelson, syndicated columnist and author of Black Woman Redefined; Joseph Williams, White House correspondent for Politico; Michele Bernard, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy; and Sirius XM Radio host Joe Madison.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: the Administration’s position on whether contraception  should be included in health care coverage provided by religious employers;   whether the $26 billion settlement with the nation’s five largest banks over mortgage fraud is a victory for struggling homeowners; the implications for the GOP Presidential nomination given this week’s primary wins by former Senator Rick Santorum; and the ongoing character assassinations of President Obama from the right.  Martin also references  his announcement earlier this week regarding his upcoming meeting with GLAAD.

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