Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Please welcome Sam Seder, of Majority Report & Ring of Fire Radio in for Thom today

Hour One: "The Bain of Capitalism" - Robert Reich

Hour Two: Day of action for MLK's birthday - "Occupy the Dream"

Hour Three: The conservative take over of "The Courts" - Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

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mathboy 3 years 24 weeks ago
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Rush Limbaugh, naturally, came out in favor of vulture capitalism yesterday. And because of that, the Republican self-nominees for President are backing off those attacks on Romney.

It's funny, though, that Limbaugh expressed disappointment in Perry, when clearly he's making that criticism so that Romney will win. So what are Limbaugh's hopes for Perry's future? Does he want Perry to run in 2016?

Bernie Sanders Could be the Next FDR

Tuesday night, I appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Elizabeth Warren, the rise of progressives within the Democratic Party, and what this means for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

At one point in our discussion, the conversation turned to whether Bernie represents the closest thing to an Elizabeth Warren candidacy.

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