The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Watertown GOP state Sen. ROB KANE Rob chatted about went on during yesterday's special legislative session at the Capitol.

MICHAEL MASLANSKY (Pollster; CEO of Maslansky Partners, and author of "The Language of Trust") PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ISIS RESPONSE STIRS DEMOCRATIC ANGST ABOUT 2016 Democrats are increasingly fearful that President Obama's handling of the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is becoming a liability for their party. Those fears have become more acute after Obama's Sunday evening address from the Oval Office, where the president unveiled little by way of news or strategic shifts. "Weak and unclear," Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf told The Hill, when asked for his reaction to Obama's remarks. "What is the plan of action?" Sheinkopf added that, at this point, "any rational person would worry about his legacy, and any rational Democrat would worry about the Democrats being injured in an electoral setting." This vulnerability is all the more frustrating to Democrats because at one point during President Obama's presidency - the period immediately following the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 - they believed that the party's traditional disadvantage on issues of national security had been erased. In a CNN/ORC poll shortly after the al Qaeda leader's death, 65 percent of Americans approved of President Obama's handling of terrorism, against 34 percent who disapproved. President Obama enjoyed a similar rating on the issue at the beginning of his second term, which followed an election campaign during which his vice president, Joe Biden, had boiled down the case for reelection to the fact that America had become more prosperous and safe: "Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." But the president's poll ratings on terrorism began sliding soon afterward, and they have now been completely reversed from their high point.

Fox News Radio's SIMON OWEN (Live from London) Simon had an update on the Paris climate talks, which are still going on. Are all sides getting close to a deal? Are there any big differences that need to be ironed out?

Dr. KRISTINA ZDANYS from UConn Health (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist) LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO She discussed the UConn Center on Aging, as well as dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Fox News Radio's RACHEL SUTHERLAND (Live from Washington) Rachel had the latest on the political reaction and fallout from Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S. until the terror situation is under control.

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