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Paul Ryan's Medicare voucher plan is back!

You need to know this. House Republicans won't give up on their efforts to voucher-ize Medicare – and now Representative Paul Ryan wants even more people approaching retirement, to be forced into his voucher scam. In a change from Ryan's prior budgets, which set the Medicare cutoff to age 55, the GOP's newest budget proposal will only allow those 56 and older, to stay in the current Medicare system.

Daily Topics - Thursday March 7th, 2013

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Hour One: Will big banks cause the end of capitalism? Austin Petersen, Freedomworks

Hour Two: Will your town force you to own a gun? Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, Geeky Science - How salty food can make you sicker than you thought

Hour Three: BREAKING-Climate Catastrophe...closer than we think

Our nation is in trouble when Rand Paul is the voice of reason!

After almost 13 hours of a real-live talking filibuster, at 1am Senator Rand Paul yielded the floor to Senator Dick Durbin. Senator Paul started speaking before noon on Wednesday, blocking the confirmation of John Brennan to CIA Director. The filibuster was a response to Attorney General Eric Holder's statement, that the President is authorized under the Constitution to use drones against Americans within our borders.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 6th, 2013

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Hour One: Right wing crazies aren't crazy anymore...

Hour Two: Iraq 10 years after the invasion...mission accomplished? Douglas Feith, Hudson Institute

Hour Three: In for Thom this hour - Dr. Mike Newcomb, The Mike Newcomb Show" (1480AM KPHX, Phoenix, AZ) will be taking your calls!

Sen. Richard Shelby wants Wall Street to be free!

In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act to regulate the banksters on Wall Street, who crashed our economy in 2008, and many people believe the law doesn't go far enough. But Republican lawmakers have spent the past two years working to undercut and water-down the legislation, and Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama thinks the banksters shouldn't be burdened with those pesky regulations at all.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 5th, 2013

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Hour One: Conservatives DO love Big Government - Steve Deace, The Steve Deace Show

Hour Two: Why has the dollar depreciated so much since the 70's? Dr. L. Randall Wray, Modern Money Theory

This is what austerity looks like... and it's just the beginning.

Only 4 days after the March 1st Sequester deadline, people around our nation are already starting to feel the pinch of austerity. Customs and Border Protection reduced overtime for TSA agents over the weekend, and delays at some airports were up 200%.

Daily Topics - Monday March 4th, 2013

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Hour One: Swiss KO fatcats...OK pay cuts, will we? / Plus, the sequester squeeze is on - Elliot Richardson, Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois

Hour Two: Dead fish, banksters and the Sherman Act...oh my!

Hour Three: Time to ban "big sugar"...? Julie Gunlock, Independent Women's Forum

Stop the economic terrorists!

President Obama is negotiating with economic terrorists. And a new Reuters report shows he's giving in to their demands by offering cuts to our social safety net. In calls with lawmakers over the weekend, Obama said he will cut programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in exchange for a so-called compromise to replace the sequester, as long as Republicans agree to more tax increases.

Daily Topics - Friday March 1st, 2013

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

Hour One: Free Don Siegelman - Dana Siegelman

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

As America braces for austerity, Congress goes home for the weekend.

After two failed attempts to prevent the sequester on Thursday, Congress gave up efforts to stop the austerity measures, and head out of town for the weekend. Yesterday, one day before the deadline, two rival bills to prevent the $85 billion in spending cuts failed to get Senate approval.

Daily Topics - Thursday February 28th, 2013

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Hour One: Isn't the sequester proof that government creates jobs? Lance Roberts, Street Talk Advisers

Hour Two: Should Scalia take off his black robe & put on his white hood? Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - did monkeys invent margaritas?

The gasp heard round the Supreme Court

Yesterday, one shocking statement spurred audible gasps in the Supreme Court.

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 27th, 2013

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Hour One: Has the Supreme Court become the new monarchy? Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service

Hour Two: Big Brother is watching... David Bier, Competitive Enterprise Institute and Chris Calabrese, ACLU

Hour Three: Warren vs. Bernanke: too big to fail...?

Alabama wants to push voting rights to the back of the bus.

Today in our nation's capital, President Obama helped unveil a new statue dedicated to civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the fight to ensure African Americans in our nation were no longer denied the right to vote.

Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free

In his eight years in office President Obama has waged a devastating war on whistleblowers, prosecuting more people under the Espionage Act than every single president - combined.

But that war on whistleblowers took a possible step towards armistice today when the President commuted the prison sentence of former US Army private Chelsea Manning.

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