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There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights like the one Mitt Romney had last night. Three states held caucuses and primaries Tuesday night to pick a Republican nominee for President – including Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota – and it was a clean sweep for Rick Santorum.
There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights li
Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today
Hour One: Murdoch hits the hacking trifecta - Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America / Plus, the next to your privacy...automated license plate readers
Hour Two: OWS needs to denounce violence - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars
The Republican strategy on Capitol Hill of legislating through hostage taking worked yesterday – and now unions are screwed. House Republicans demanded that a routine FAA spending bill include harsh anti-union language that makes it harder for transportation workers to organize. The change raises the threshold for seeking a union from 35% to 50% for transportation workers – and Republican basically said if Democrats don’t agree to it
All 50 Attorneys General across the nation have until today to decide if they’re going to sign on to a settlement with the nation’s biggest banks to let banksters off the criminal hook for widespread fraud committed on Wall Street during the financial crisis. The settlement – which is against the biggest of the big banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo – is worth $25 billion – which is chump change compared to the rea
Our democracy is screwed. It’s been long speculated that Republican state lawmakers are taking their orders from the shadowy right-wing think tank funded by the Koch Brothers and known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – and now there’s proof. It was discovered in Florida – when Republican State Representative Rachel Burgin introduced legislation in the state House back in November that - oops - still in
Hour One: If you're Cold, Naked and Hungry - an IPO isn't going to help you! / Plus, San Onofre nuclear plant radiation leak...a warning? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
Hour Two: Candidates or special interest groups...who's really running? Paul Sherman, Institute for Justice / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Should sugar be regulated like alcohol & tobacco?
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels took his state backwards on Wednesday – signing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd “right-to-work” state in the nation. It’s the first state in ten years to go right-to-work and also the first state in the nation’s manufacturing belt to adopt a right-to-work law, which starves labor unions of much-needed funding.
So what can workers in Indiana expect now? First off – lower wages.
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