Daily Topics - Friday July 18th, 2014

Daily Topics - Friday July 18th, 2014

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE noon-3pm ET!! Remember to join Thom in our chatroom during the program today!

Anything Goes Friday

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: How the banksters are stealing homes - Professor L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri at Kansas City / Modern Money Theory

Hour Three: Latest on the crisis in the Ukraine - Professor Stephen Cohen, The Nation / Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives

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Today, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that only persons with an IQ of over 100 could own a gun. They then immediately asked the Governor to veto the legislation when they determined that all but two of the legislators would have been required to turn in their weapons. Legislators noted that they just hadn't thought the legislation through because it passed after not noticing the misprint in an ALEC document. Arms manufacturing stocks plumeted.

The Post-Citizens United Era.

This month marks five years since the United States Supreme Court made their infamous ruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. That ruling turned a century of legal precedent on its head with the declaration that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend money in elections. And, that ruling opened the floodgates to massive spending levels in our political process.

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