Friday 4 February '11 show notes

Friday 4 February '11 show notes

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Republicans are exploring a new strategy - repealing the 1965 Voter Rights Act...
Who’s screwed? Voters. Republicans are exploring a new strategy to win elections in the future – repealing the 1965 Voter Rights Act. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently said that his state has, “outgrown racism” and should be exempted from many of the requirements of the Voting Rights Act - which prevent state lawmakers from carving out congressional districts to suppress or isolate minority voters or use tactics to intimidate minorities.
In an interview with ThinkProgress – former Republican Senator Norm Coleman agreed with Cuccinelli and admitted that Republicans have a lot to gain if the Voting Rights Act is repealed, saying they could pick up as many as 15 to 20 new seats in Congress. So let’s see – the Republicans want to flood our democracy with secret, corporate cash – they want to require voters to have expensive government ID – they want to take down organizations like ACORN who help register minority voters – they often practice voter caging to purge potential voters off the rolls if they move out of a house and forget to update their address – and they engage in the most negative campaigning to turn voters off altogether and suppress the turnout.
Now – they want to gerrymander districts to limit the impact of the minority vote. Do these guys even want a democracy? Or – do they want decades of rigged elections to bring about one party rule…like Egypt.
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"Conversations With Great Minds." Tonight's very special guest is Dean Baker, Economist, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; author of several books...latest is Taking Economics Seriously.
The Big Picture Weekly Rumble panel:
-- Seton Motley, President of Less Government (Conservative)
-- Jamie Weinstein -- Deputy Editor, (Conservative)
-- Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist (progressive).
Daily Take: Berlusconi and the media oligarchs
Highlights Of The Upcoming Week ... February 7 - 11, 2011


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Hour One: What role has Egypt's Labor movement played in Egypt's democracy uprising?  The latest in our Labor Segment with Doug Cunningham -


Hour Three: Did the founding fathers really envision a "nation of armed marksmen?"  Thom has a debate on a new push for federal concealed carry legislation


Hour Two: Why do conservatives hate the idea of a unionized TSA?  The folks from Reason weigh in -


Thom is live from radio row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow...guests to include Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), Jimmy LaSalvia of GOProud, conservative columnist S.E. Cupp, and many more!


Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour talking with Thom about the issues of the day and taking your calls -        Free Speech TV
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Rebooting the American Dream
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Quote: "Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost." -- Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...

Hour Two: 'Anything goes' Friday
Tweet: Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times tweets: "Lots of people in Tahrir have mentioned Amr Moussa as a potential president. His trip to the square puts him play. "BBC", 16:26.
Quote: "I've always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help'." Ronald W. Reagan.
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Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent.
Article: "Obama, Harper to call on 1 reporter each" by Luiza Ch. Savage.

Hour Three: "My Father at 100" With Ron Reagan, Political commentator-MSNBC/former talk-radio host & chief political analyst-KIRO radio Seattle/host-Air America’s The Ron Reagan Show, writer and author of the new book "My Father at 100".
Book: "My Father at 100" by Ron Reagan
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Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Book: "Macroeconomics, 9/e" by Campbell R. McConnell, Stanley L. Brue, Thomas P. Barbiero.
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Would you sleep with Boehner for $350,000?
Would you sleep with Boehner for $350,000?

We've Strayed from the Declaration of Independence
We've Strayed from the Declaration of Independence

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Full Show - 2/3/11. Egypt Mubarak Regime, Buying your Politician, Voter Intimidation
Full Show - 2/3/11. Egypt Mubarak Regime, Buying your Politician, Voter Intimidation

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