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Rick Santorum won all three primaries last night, what does this mean for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights li

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 7th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Murdoch hits the hacking trifecta - Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America / Plus, the next to your privacy...automated license plate readers

Hour Two: OWS needs to denounce violence - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars

Why does a routine FAA spending bill include harsh anti-union language, making it harder for transportation workers to organize?

The Republican strategy on Capitol Hill of legislating through hostage taking worked yesterday – and now unions are screwed. House Republicans demanded that a routine FAA spending bill include harsh anti-union language that makes it harder for transportation workers to organize. The change raises the threshold for seeking a union from 35% to 50% for transportation workers – and Republican basically said if Democrats don’t agree to it

Daily Topics - Monday February 6th, 2012

Hour One: Stop anti-union legislation in the House - Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers / Plus, Occupy DC raided - Jason McGaughey, Participant-Occupy DC

Hour Two: "The Obama Hate Machine" - Bill Press, The Bill Press Show

Will all 50 Attorneys General waive their right to pursue criminal investigations on Wall Street?

All 50 Attorneys General across the nation have until today to decide if they’re going to sign on to a settlement with the nation’s biggest banks to let banksters off the criminal hook for widespread fraud committed on Wall Street during the financial crisis. The settlement – which is against the biggest of the big banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo – is worth $25 billion – which is chump change compared to the rea

Daily Topics - Friday February 3rd, 2012

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!

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

Hour Two: Exposing big $ corruption in politics - Lee Fang, United Republic

How ALEC is turning our Democracy into a Corporatocracy...

Our democracy is screwed. It’s been long speculated that Republican state lawmakers are taking their orders from the shadowy right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Brothers and known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – and now there’s proof. It was discovered in Florida – when Republican State Representative Rachel Burgin introduced legislation in the state House back in November that - oops - still in

Daily Topics - Thursday February 2nd, 2012

Hour One: If you're Cold, Naked and Hungry - an IPO isn't going to help you! / Plus, San Onofre nuclear plant radiation leak...a warning? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear

Hour Two: Candidates or special interest groups...who's really running? Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Should sugar be regulated like alcohol & tobacco?

You now have the right-to-work-FOR-LESS in Indiana

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took his state backwards on Wednesday – signing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd “right-to-work” state in the nation. It’s the first state in ten years to go right-to-work and also the first state in the nation’s manufacturing belt to adopt a right-to-work law, which starves labor unions of much-needed funding.

So what can workers in Indiana expect now? First off – lower wages.&nbsp

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 1st, 2012

Hour One: Romney says he's not worried about the poor, they have a safety net...really?

Hour Two: Are Libertarians real conservatives? Matt Welch, Reason Magazine

Mitt Romney say's he's “not concerned with the very poor?”

No surprises - Mitt Romney won the Florida primary last night by 15 points over Newt Gingrich. The Romney campaign – with the help of SuperPACs funded by Wall Street billionaires – carpet-bombed the state with TV ads – airing 13,000 TV ads, compared to Newt Gingrich who only aired 200.

But if Romney thought the race would be over soon – he thought wrong. Last night, Gingrich gave a speech to supporters in front of a sign readin

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 31st, 2012

Hour One: Who's really running for office...candidates or special interest groups?

Hour Two: Big Brother Is Now Your Diet Coach...should the government be watching your figure? Greg Beato, Reason Magazine

Hour Three: Is Virginia investigating Gingrich's campaign for criminal election fraud? Brad Friedman, Brad Blog

Why is election spending by outside groups up 1,600% this year in the GOP primary?

Today the Republican primary race for the White House hits Florida. Polls indicate that Mitt Romney is headed for a victory in the sunshine state – but are voters this year really choosing candidates – or special interest groups? Research shows that election spending by outside groups is up 1,600% this year in the Republican primary compared to 2008 – and about half of all the political ads on the air are paid for by Super PACs – thos

Daily Topics - Monday January 30th, 2012

Hour One: Occupy DC faces standoff with police - Ben Zucker and Eric Lotke, Occupy DC / Plus, 400 arrests at Occupy Oakland - Susie Cagle, The Guardian

Hour Two: Freddie Mac bets against American homeowners / Plus, California single payer bill (SB 810) needs your help!

The oligarchs openly talking about a coup d'état in America?

Multi-millionaire lobbyist Grover Norquist is calling for the impeachment of President Obama. In an interview with the right-wing National Journal – Norquist warned that if President Obama wins re-election and decides to let the Bush tax cuts for the top 2% expire at the end of the year – then Republicans will “have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach [him].”

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The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There's one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it.

And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job."

FDR extended the idea to say that when there are no jobs, the government should act as an employer of last resort.

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