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Daily Topics - Thursday May 16th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480AM KPHX, Phoenix, AZ

Hour One: Should corporations be able to own human genes? Dr. Elaine Schattner, Physician & Writer / Also, should we be more excited about cloning? Dr. Arthur Caplan

It doesn't take $50 million to make a point.

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have made their point – they hate Obamacare. And, just in case anyone didn't get the message the first 36 times they made that point, they're about to waste even more taxpayer time and money on one more attempt to repeal the healthcare law.

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 15th, 2013

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Hour One: Memo to Bush Administration leftovers on Fox: Shut Up!

Hour Two: Where will the class be held on "stoning people to death" for worshiping the wrong god? Pastor Josh Moore, First Baptist Church of Muldrow, OK / Plus, no more trade deal sellouts! Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th District)

The Real IRS Scandal

Yesterday, in response to recent IRS admissions, President Obama called the enhanced investigation of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status “intolerable and inexcusable.” And, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a criminal investigation into the allegations against the IRS. But both of them are missing the point.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 14th, 2013

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Hour One: How the GOP is forcibly making working families..."flexible" - Leo Gerard, International President-United Steelworkers

Hour Two: GOP scandals & conspiracy theories...oh my! / Plus, We've been warned about the 'smooth invasion' before...

We must protect our Fourth Estate.

The Associated Press has accused the Justice Department of “massive and unprecedented intrusion.” That's according to one of the AP's top executives, after learning that the government secretly acquired two months of the news agency's telephone records.

Daily Topics - Monday May 13th, 2013

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Hour One: CO2 levels at 400 PPM is a killer - Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Hour Two: Game on for the new civil war - Skip Coryell

Daily Topics - Monday May 13th, 2013

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Hour One: CO2 level at 400 PPM is a killer - Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Hour Two: Game on for the new civil war - Skip Coryell

SCOTUS upholds Monsanto's patents.

According to the U.S. Supreme Court, Monsanto has the right to control our food supply. In a unanimous ruling released this morning, the nine Justices sided with the agricultural giant, and held that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto's patent by planting seeds produced from genetically modified soybeans.

Republicans don't really want immigration reform.

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first of many hearings on comprehensive immigration reform. In the seven and a half hour hearing, senators debated 32 of the three hundred proposed amendments to the bill, and adopted 21 of the changes. The proposals ranged from plans to correct technical immigration issues, to Sen. Ted Cruz's amendment to triple the number of border control agents, to Sen.

Daily Topics - Friday May 10th, 2013

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Daily Topics - Thursday May 9th, 2013

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Hour One: Free market anarchist wants everyone to have a wiki gun - Cody Wilson, Defense Distributed

GOP "whistle-blowers" blow the lid off Republican talking points.

Yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives postponed all floor votes so they could hold their ninth hearing about Benghazi. Instead of working on any number of pressing issues effecting Americans, Republicans spent nine hours on a political witch hunt.

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 8th, 2013

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Hour One: Would Community Policing have prevented kidnapping? / Plus, Why There Won’t Be Anything New In Today’s Benghazi Hearing - Hayes Brown, Think Progress

Lawmakers ignore Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew appears to have the right ideas. But, it doesn't seem like any of our elected leaders are listening. On Monday, Secretary Lew sent letters to members of the House financial services committee, urging them to uphold provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that regulate derivatives.

How The EPA Will Change Under Pruitt

With the help of Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Republicans in the Senate on Friday confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency - an agency that Pruitt sued no less than 13 times during his tenure as Oklahoma Attorney General.

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