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We can't give in to the Republican list of demands.

After years of complaining that Democrats haven't passed a budget, now Republicans are refusing to negotiate at all on the Senate's recently passed spending plan. Under regular order, the two chambers should come together to find a compromise between the Democratic budget in the Senate and the Republican austerity plan in the House.

The Banksters are cashing in on the mortgage meltdown.

The banksters are cashing in off their own disaster. The big banks are buying up distressed real estate by the boat load, and renting or selling it back to the public for huge profits. And, in addition to making it even more difficult for economically-strapped Americans to become home owners, the banksters are increasing the likelihood of another Wall Street-fueled bubble that could crash our economy.

We must defend civil rights... even for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

After a day-long manhunt, and the lock-down of a major American city, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was finally taken into custody on Friday. A Watertown resident tipped police after noticing blood on a boat in his backyard, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding out inside. Authorities report that he was severely wounded before agreeing to surrender.

The impending "Carbon Bubble" in the stock market.

As if the economic risks of austerity, derivatives trading, and an under-regulated banking industry weren't enough... A new report from Stern and the think-tank Carbon Tracker warns of an over-inflated “carbon bubble” in the stock market.

Daily Topics - Thursday April 18th, 2013

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Hour One: U.S. Senate FAILS 90% of Americans on gun control / Plus, prosperity NOT austerity! Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America

Hour Two: Tucson shooting survivor speaks out - Patricia Maisch, Demand Action

Hour Three: GOP Rep - "Pat Exxon on the back for Arkansas oil spill"...REALLY?!

We are governed by those who refuse to represent us.

Yesterday, the majority of Senators voted to pass a background check bill, meant to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. But that majority wasn't enough to reach the 60 vote threshold needed to turn that bill into law. The final vote was 54 to 46. Four Republicans voted to support the background check measure, and four Democrats voted against it.

Daily Topics - Wednesday April 17th, 2013

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Hour One: How to create a right wing terrorist...

Hour Two: Insider trading just got a whole lot easier - Mike Papantonio, Right of Fire Radio

Hour Three: C'mon Gohmert..."Radical Islamists…Are Trained To Act Hispanic"...REALLY?!

The Post Office Safety Protocols Worked...

Just days after the Boston Marathon bombing, more frightful events are making headlines. Officials report that letters addressed to President Obama and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker tested positive for poison.

Daily Topics - Tuesday April 16th, 2013

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Hour One: Thom Hartmann + Rusty Humphries simulcast - sharing listeners & taking your calls! / Plus, latest from Boston on the marathon bombings - Barry Nolan, Journalist & filmmaker

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Yesterday's horrific Boston Marathon bombing left three people dead and at least 154 injured. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of the fatalities. CNN reports that of the 154 people hospitalized yesterday, 41 were listed in serious condition and 17 were critical.

Daily Topics - Monday April 15th, 2013

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Tax Day 2013

Hour One: Thom Hartmann vs. Wayne Root ..."Obamageddon" - Wayne Root, "The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide"

Hour Two: Police stings...are they entrapment?

Hour Three: Will solar power doom U.S. utility companies?

Is your DNA someone else's intellectual property?

Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether human DNA can be patented, and be considered intellectual property. Currently, companies, universities, and other scientific group hold patents on at least 4,000 human genes.

Sixteen Republicans take a step to the left...for now.

On Thursday, the Senate voted to begin debate on gun-control. The vote marked the first time gun legislation will be argued in the upper chamber since the 1990's. The final vote to begin debate was 68 to 31, with 16 Republicans crossing the isle to allow arguments to proceed.

There's no such thing as a safe tar sands pipeline.

Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. As expected, both supporters and opponents of the toxic tar sands project stood their ground in testimony about the effects of completing the pipeline.

Will the GOP's refusal to compromise help stop chained CPI?

President Obama has officially released his fifth annual budget. Once again, the president has put forward a mix of infrastructure spending, investments in education and research, and a plan for additional deficit reduction. Unlike previous budget plans, however, this new proposal offers cuts to Social Security and Medicare, in an attempt to bring Republicans to the negotiating table.

Welcome to TrumpCare...

After years of anticipation, Trump and the GOP have finally begun to unveil their healthcare agenda - and to paraphrase CBS' chief Les Moonves: it might not be good for America, but it sure will be good for the insurance companies!

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