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Compromise... with a side of stimulus.

Today Senate Democrats will introduce a plan to replace the sequester, and the propose $100 billion in stimulus spending. Senate Budget Committee Chairperson Patty Murray will present the plan, which reduces the deficit by $1.85 trillion with a balanced approach of 50-50 spending cuts and new revenues.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 12th, 2013

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Hour One: Is it "big government" to make gun ownership mandatory? Edith Portillo-Nelson, GA City Council

Hour Two: Is it time for an internet sales tax? J.D. Tuccille, Reason 24/7

Hour Three: Take a lesson from Mexico...break up our telecom monopoly

Why is the FDIC helping banksters avoid trial?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is supposed to insure deposits and regulate banks, but the agency has helped the banksters avoid trial for their crimes since the 2008 financial meltdown. The LA Times reports that the very agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting bank procedures that crashed our economy has been quietly settling charges out of court – and out of the view of the American public.

Daily Topics - Monday March 11th, 2013

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Hour One: Former President of Iran says "Argo is wrong"

Hour Two: Hartmann vs. Ferrara...Keynesian economics - Peter Ferrara, The Carleson Center for Public Policy

Hour Three: Saving our social safety net from Wall Street hustlers - Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District)

Republicans suddenly love tax increases...

Republicans hate tax increases... unless they're part of Paul Ryan's budget plan. The adoption of $600 billion in new revenue, fought for by President Obama and opposed by Congressional Republicans, is just one of the many surprises in Paul Ryan's new GOP budget.

Daily Topics - Friday March 8th, 2013

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday / Happy International Women's Day

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

Hour Three: Bringing jobs home to America's Auto Industry & helping the environment - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

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.

How Do You Have Freedom If You Don’t Have Healthcare?

Unless it's replaced with something better - like single-payer - repealing Obamacare will make life miserable for millions of Americans.

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