Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

Join me Oct. 3 to 5 - I'll be "live" noon-3p ET at the Take Back the American Dream conference — at the FSTV EStudio - Come say Hi!

Hour One: Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party

Hour Two: Should the commons of our prisons be controlled for profit? Len Gilroy, Reason Foundation / Plus, the politics of the private prison business - Jon Collins, Minnesota Independent

Hour Three: Robbing America's young of their future - Wayne Jett, The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now / Plus, "Education Nation or Education Corporation?" Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC


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Blue Mark 5 years 3 weeks ago

Geithtner wants to leave, the reason he is still at Treasury is because Obama can't replace him. The Senate GOP won't approve ANY Obama appointments other than national security positions, and are even preventing Obama from making recess appointments.

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mathboy 5 years 3 weeks ago

The filibuster should be eliminated, at the very least, for nominations of officials who serve for limited terms, such as cabinet secretaries and anyone who serves at the pleasure of the President.

Income Inequality Has Gone Up

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, recently wrote in the Washington Post that "Last year saw the largest single-year reduction in poverty since the 1960s."

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Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

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Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict
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