Monday, November 19, 2007

Better than Monday night Football: 14th CD candidate Lauzen on cable and streaming

Tonight's City of Chicago and City of Aurora editions of Public Affairs features State Senator and 14th Cong. District Republican Primary Candidate Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora).

Senator Lauzen debates and discusses, tonight, with show host and Executive Legal Recruiter Jeff Berkowitz a broad range of domestic, foreign and cultural public policy issues (For a list of topics discussed, a partial transcript and some commentary about tonight's show, go here.
The show with Senator Lauzen airs through-out the City of Chicago tonight [Nov. 19] at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] and at 7:30 pm tonight [Nov. 19] on Aurora Community Television, on Comcast Cable Ch. 10 in Aurora and some surrounding areas. That is, the Aurora station reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.
You may also watch the show with 14th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary candidate Lauzen, along with other recently posted shows, including State's Attorney Candidates Ald. Allen, Comm. Suffredin, Ald. Brookins and First Ass't Bob Milan, Rep. Hamos (D-Evanston), 14th CD Republican Primary candidate Mayor Kevin Burns and 14th CD Democratic Primary Candidates Jotham Stein and John Laesch on your computer at [For all of the shows on the Public Affairs podcast page, other than Sen. Lauzen and Bob Milan, please click the Archives icon to bring up those shows].

In addition to those shows, prior shows on the "Public Affairs," podcast page feature Presidential candidates Obama, Giuliani, Richardson, McCain and Cox, and many other pols, including Obama-Bean in April, 2006, Congresswoman Bean in January, 2006 and Congresswoman Schakowsky in October, 2005 and opinion makers. You may also watch these "Public Affairs," shows and others at
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The 14th Cong. District Republican and Democratic Primary Candidates, covered intensively by "Public Affairs":

State Senator Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora) is one of two strong conservative candidates running in the 14th Cong. Dist. Primary. He is joined in the race by Conservative businessman Jim Oberweis (who taped Public Affairs on Nov. 18) and moderate Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns (previously a guest on Public Affairs) You can watch Burns and Lauzen on both and

The victor in the Republican Primary will face the winner of a hotly contested Democratic Primary between John Laesch (who lost to then Speaker and twenty year Cong. Hastert in 2006), St. Charles attorney Jotham Stein and scientist Bill Foster. Both Laesch and Stein have been prior guests on Public Affairs (go to and ). Foster has not yet accepted repeated invitations to appear on "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz."
A partial transcript of tonight's show with Senator and 14th CD candidate Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora) is included, directly, below.
Jeff Berkowitz: Aggressive interrogations at Gitmo of detainees, so called enemy combatants…do you think we should do more of those aggressive interrogations, or fewer?

Sen. Lauzen: Aggressive interrogation, not torture…

Jeff Berkowitz: …Is Waterboarding something we should be doing more of, or less?

Sen. Lauzen: I don’t think so.

Jeff Berkowitz: We should do less of it?

Sen. Lauzen: Yes, that’s my first reaction.

Jeff Berkowitz: Should we ever do it?

Sen. Lauzen: In a case where you are going to save millions of people, yes…
Jeff Berkowitz: Data mining, more or less of data mining – and that’s where they look at calls, patterns. But they don’t listen to calls, I suppose they might look at patterns among emails, but not read them…should we be doing more of that or less of that in the War on Terrorism.

Sen. Lauzen: I believe more of it
Jeff Berkowitz: Fewer Gitmos, keep the current Gitmo? Guantanomo Bay, what do you say?

Sen. Lauzen: I think it is unfortunately necessary. We have people who are going to strap bombs onto their children and blow us up? I think that we need to defend ourselves…

Jeff Berkowitz: Earmarks, should we have more or fewer Earmarks?

Sen. Lauzen: No. None

Jeff Berkowitz: No earmarks?

Sen. Lauzen: Wrong. Those are dead wrong. They ought to go through the process of appropriations. I’ve served for fifteen years in the state senate on appropriations committee. That’s one of the things I want to do when I get to Washington, with my constituents’ permission….I think … earmarks are bad.

Jeff Berkowitz: Knock them out completely.

Sen. Lauzen: Absolutely. There should be none of the backroom deals. I know that’s it practical.

Jeff Berkowitz: Wasn’t Prairie Parkway out in your neck of the woods… wasn’t that an earmark?
Chris Lauzen, State Senator and 14th CD candidate in the Republican Primary, as he is airing tonight in the city at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21, CANTV on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs and tonight (Nov.19) at 7:30 pm on Aurora Community Television, on Comcast Cable Ch. 10 in Aurora and some surrounding areas. That is, the Aurora station reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.

The show with Senator Lauzen was recorded on Nov. 4, 2007.[You may also go here to watch Senator Lauzen and one of his competitors in the Republican Primary, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns (and soon another competitor, Jim Oberweis) ; as well as 8th CD Republican Primary candidate Kirk Morris, 8th CD Cong. Bean [January, 2006], Presidential Candidates Obama and Giuliani and many other politicians on], and those shows are or soon will be posted on
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Richardson, Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox and many other pols at