Daily Topics - Thursday September 29th, 2011

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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's picture
Blue Mark 3 years 48 weeks ago
#1

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.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 3 years 48 weeks ago
#2

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.

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As President Obama tours the Arctic to raise awareness about global warming, we’re getting new evidence about just how dire a situation our planet is in.

In preparation for this fall’s big climate talks in Paris, 56 countries have come out with their own national targets for cutting greenhouse gasses.

Latest Headlines

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