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Daily Topics - Friday January 4th, 2013

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday"

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

Hour Two: Wanna buy a lifetime of disaster insurance for you and your family?

Thursday was the first day of the 113th Congress

In the House, John Boehner was narrowly elected to his second term as Speaker – surviving a revolt by a handful of Tea Party Republicans. But the action is in the Senate, where the battle for filibuster reform is heating up.

Daily Topics - Thursday January 3rd, 2013

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Hour One: The case against billionaires... Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute

Hour Two: Do we need to arm teachers? Noel Flasterstein, Attorney & Host-The Gun Show / Plus, Geeky Science - Hitting streaks in baseball may be contagious

Hour Three: 2013...extreme austerity here we come

Ignoring the lessons in Europe...

The United States is set to jump into an austerity economic death spiral this year. Already – thanks to Republican hostage scenarios forcing deep spending cuts, the United States is set to swallow $348 billion in austerity measures in 2013. That includes $200 billion in spending cuts and an additional $125 billion from the expiration of the payroll tax cut.

Daily Topics - Wednesday January 2nd, 2013

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Hour One: Django - Tarantino tells the South to screw itself

Hour Two: Is Frankenfish far less scary than fast food? Dr. Arthur Caplan / Plus, Thom talks filibuster reform with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Hour Three: Will filibuster reform cause the Democrats to lose the House in 2014?

So-Called Deal on the So-Called "Fiscal Cliff"

The House of Representatives needed overtime – but late Tuesday night, they agreed with the Senate and passed legislation to avert half of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” And despite President Obama and some Democrats declaring victory after Republicans were forced to sign on to a small tax increase for the wealthiest Americans, this fiscal cliff deal is actually a dream come true for billionaires and banksters.

The Unemployed Are Screwed

The first casualties of going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” will be more than two million unemployed Americans who depend on extended emergency unemployment benefits.

Daily Topics - Thursday December 27th, 2012

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Hour One: Should parents have the right to know which homes are gunowners' homes? Curtis Sliwa, Founder-Guardian Angels & Host-The Curtis Sliwa Show

Hour Two: Should the Westboro Baptist Church be labeled a...hate group? / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - what can kindness prevent?

When it comes to the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the stakes just got a lot higher

Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner announced on Wednesday that in addition to the fiscal cliff deadline at the end of the year, the United States will also hit its borrowing limit on December 31st, meaning the debt-limit will have to be raised a lot sooner than previously believed.

Daily Topics - Friday December 21st, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

The Republican Party self-destructed in front of the entire nation last night...

As Speaker of the House John Boehner failed to get his members in line to vote on a plan to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” It was a bad idea to begin with – a plan to let the Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires – but let those same millionaires keep generous tax loopholes, while getting rid of many of the tax breaks used by the middle class.

Daily Topics - Thursday December 20th, 2012

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Hour One: "Newtown tragedy...different outcome if men were in charge" - Charlotte Allen, Contributor-National Review Online / Plus, America's Political Prisoner...Don Siegelman - Dana Siegelman,

The Political Theater of "Plan B"

All eyes are on Speaker of the House John Boehner to see if he has control of his Republican Party. Today, Boehner will try to bring his "Plan B" to the floor for a vote – a proposal that will extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans who earn less than a million dollars a year, while allowing the tax cuts for millionaires to expire at the end of the year.

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 19th, 2012

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Hour One: I thought we voted for Democrats

Hour Two: Moving forward from the Sandy Hook tragedy - Marianne Williamson

Hour Three: "Conversations With Great Minds" - Tim Noah, The Great Divergence

Barack Obama might have been named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year...

But he’s also making a run at capitulator of the year. Fallout continues one day after the White House proposed turning the austerity knives on Social Security Insurance in their latest “fiscal cliff” proposal.

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The AT&T/Time Warner Merger - Time To Worry?

Give Donald Trump some credit: he might be a bigoted crypto-fascist who's taken the Republican Party to the right of Attila the Hun - but every once in a while he's 100 percent correct.

Case in point: his take on AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

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