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Daily Topics - Monday February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hour One: What's in Obama's budget, how is congress going to react and what's in it for you and me? Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research -

Hour Two: Governor declares war on Labor... Tim Birkley, V.P.- AFSCME - / Plus, Happy Valentine's Day Un-Marriage pact? Rev. Billy-The Church of Life After Shopping -

Daily Topics - Friday February 11th, 2011

"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday" with Thom live from radio row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. -

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders takes your calls -

These 74 Members of Congress should call on Justice Thomas to be impeached.

74 Members of Congress penned a letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asking him to recuse himself should the high court take up the constitutionality of Obamacare. Justice Thomas’s wife – Ginni – recently started a new lobbying firm called Liberty Consulting with the purpose of bringing, “voice to principled citizens and the tea party movement in the halls of Congress through governmental affairs efforts.” Considering she

Daily Topics - Thursday February 10th, 2011

Thom is live from radio row at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. -

Hour One: Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, Founder-The Dreyfuss Initiative -, Plus, CEO of Pajamas Media, Roger Simon -

Hour Two: Taking the fight for health care to the GOP - Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX, 2nd district) -

Darrell Issa - It used to be called bribery!

Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee Darrell Issa finally released the responses he received from private industry on what government regulations he should go after now that he's in charge of a congressional committee. Issa asked businesses what regulations they wanted to get rid of. But surprise, surprise – over half of the responses didn’t come from businesses at all – they came from lobbying organizations.

Daily topics - Wednesday February 9th, 2011

Hour One: Why are conservatives afraid of Arabic? Bryan Fischer-American Family Association -

Hour Two:What's the problem gun rights advocates have with the 10th amendment...states' rights? Gun rights advocate/author, Alan Korwin -

Hour Three: Can the Tea Party and Progressives come together to stop the abuses made legal by the Patriot Act? Mark Williams, President-Conservative Party USA -

Common ground between Progressives and the Tea Party?

Republicans in the House are expected to quietly pass legislation today to extend some of the most controversial provisions of the PATRIOT Act through the end of the year. Those provisions include allowing investigators to look at an individual’s library records, to wiretap their phone, and to conduct surveillance on them. The White House - and Democratic and Republican leadership in Congress are trying to figure out a way to extend these provisions through the end of 2013 – but for those of us who are uncomfortable with the clear overreaches of power and destruction of civil li

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 8th, 2011

Hour One: Who's really running the American economy?

Two: Why do conservatives hate the idea of a unionized TSA? Adrian Moore, VP/Policy-Reason Foundation -

Hour Three: Should individual states have their own official state militia? Seton Motley, President-Less Government -

Daily Topics - Monday February 7th, 2011

Contest! Get a signed copy of Thom's book Screwed. Would you sleep with Boehner for $350,000? We'll pick the winner today!

Hour One: What do former terrorists have to teach us about democracy? Plus, What role does Egypt's Labor Movement have in the Egyptian democracy uprising? Doug Cunningham -

The Taliban is running a shadow government in Afghanistan

According to a New York Times report – despite the surge of US troops in Afghanistan – the Taliban is operating secret governments across the country. For example in the Ghazni province – the Taliban is running a shadow government that collects taxes, runs schools, adjudicates civil disputes, and cooperates with villagers in military operations. It looks like the US strategy to weaken the Taliban is failing – and a new report by New York University’s Center for International Cooperation knows why.

Goodbye, Democracy - Hello, American Oligarchs and Oligopoly

According to the Center for Responsive Politics – lobbying money actually went down last year. After a record high of $2.5 billion spent in 2009 to influence Members of Congress – there was a slight drop off in 2010. Does that mean lobbying went down – or was the bar just set too high in the middle of the health reform debate? Or something else that nobody's discussing? The President of the American League of Lobbyists blamed

Daily Topics - Thursday February 3rd, 2011

Truthout is proud to bring you an exclusive series from America's No. 1 progressive radio host, Thom Hartmann. We'll be publishing weekly installments, "Rebooting the American Dream."

Hour One: What makes a safe society...guns for all or guns for none? Gun rights advocate Dr. John Lott -

Hour Two: Why is the lobbying industry experiencing a recession...?!

What's your favorite anti-war song?!

You pick the music on the show! All next week we will be playing anti-war songs on the Thom Hartmann Program and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite anti-war song of all time? Can't pick just one? Post all of your favorite anti-war and peace songs here on this blog and listen all next week for your song! Thank you so much and remember, get out there and get active! Tag You're It!

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