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Director of News and Programming
Award winning journalist Gary Baumgarten hosts the News Talk Online show on He asks critical questions, and invites people from all around the world to talk directly to his newsmaker guests using Paltalk's voice over IP technology. Gary came to Paltalk as director of news and programming from CNN where he was the radio bureau chief and correspondent in New York for a decade, where he covered, among other things, the 9/11 attacks in New York and Hurricane Katrina. He was previously reporter and assistant news director at CBS all news radio station WWJ in Detroit. Prior to that he was managing editor at Detroit Radio News Service and a reporter for the Jackson (MI) Citizen-Patriot, the Detroit News and a number of weekly newspapers. Paltalk is the largest multimedia interactive program on the Internet with more than 4 million unique users. News Talk Online is also syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio to cable systems serving an additional 12 million households.


SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 8:28AM

George Will Blasts McCain


Cox - scapegoat?



It's no secret that John McCain was not the first choice of the conservatives in the Republican Party. But most of those who supported Mike Huckabee or Fred Thompson or Rudy Giuliani during the primaries have gotten in line behind McCain. McCain shored up… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 6:38PM

Bailout Resentment

As the details of the government's proposed bailout of Wall Street start to emerge, there's a corresponding chorus of discontent being raised by the American people.

Even those who understand the need for the bailout are expressing their displeasure.

The $700 billion plan would empower the Treasury Dep… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 3:19PM

Pakistani Troops Fire On U.S. Helicopters

For the second time in a week, Pakistani troops have fired on U.S. military helicopters that have flown into that nation's airspace, forcing the choppers to make hasty retreats to Afghanistan.

Relationships have been strained between the United States and Pakistan over U.S. military incursions into th… Read full post »





Brad Friedman, who reports on votes that don't get counted and voters who are discouraged from casting their ballots will be my guest tomorrow, Tuesday September 23, on News Talk Online on



Friedman will detail attempts by a state GOP off… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2008 7:58AM

McCain Shows Willingness To Reach Across Party Lines



Last night's 60 Minutes featured extensive interviews with both presidential candidates.



Two things that John McCain said jumped out.



First, that he would remove the political arm of the Republican Party from the White House and re-locate it at the Rep… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2008 7:57PM

Wall Street Bailout

No government bailout here 
No government bailout here 
Those of you who are concerned that Barack Obama's candidacy is representative of, not a liberal philosophy but socialism, might want to take a close look at the government's Wall Street bailout plan. You might see a real example of socialism - corpora… Read full post »