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Daily Topics - Thursday April 5th, 2012

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Hour One: A well oiled machine that doesn't depend on facts...

Hour Two: Cop in Chamberlain shooting sued in '08 racism case - Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr. and his attorney Randolph McLaughlin

Hour Three: Is the Greek Suicide the beginning of Europe's Arab Spring?

The banksters and technocrats, pushing austerity in Greece, now have blood on their hands

On Wednesday – a 77-year-old retired pharmacist walked up to the Greek Parliament building and shot himself in the head to protest the crippling austerity measures that are ripping apart that nation. The man – whose name has not been released – left behind a note reading, “I have no other way to react apart from finding a dignified end before I start sifting through garbage for food.”

His suicide prompted thousands of Greeks t

Daily Topics - Wednesday April 4th, 2012

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Hour One: OWS vs. The Tea Party

Hour Two: Drug test America's biggest welfare queens...banksters & oil barons - Jamie Weinstein, The Daily Caller

Hour Three: Did the Klan kill Martin Luther King, Jr.? Stuart Wexler, The Awful Grace of God

The minimum wage is not a living wage

Minimum wage workers are screwed. While Republicans in Congress want to drop or throw away the federal minimum wage – new data shows that the minimum wage in America is woefully inadequate. The current minimum wage is pegged at $7.25 – but given the price increase of pretty much everything over the last few decades – from healthcare to housing to education – that $7.25 doesn’t get you very far.

In fact – today’s minimum

Daily Topics - Tuesday April 3rd, 2012

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Hour One: Politicians Are Not Leaders

Hour Two: Is Ryan's budget social Darwinism? Peter Ferrara, The Carleson Center for Public Policy

Not only are the long-term unemployed screwed out of the American Dream – they’re also dying younger

The New York Times is reporting on a new study showing that the long-term unemployed (those out of work more than six months) are twice as likely to die within a year of unemployment as are those who are employed. Even 20 years after getting back to work – those Americans who experienced long-term unemployment in their younger years still have a 15% greater chance of dying early.

According to the study – a worker who lost thei

Daily Topics - Monday April 2nd, 2012

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Hour One: What Tuesday's WI primary means for Gov. Walker recall - John Nichols-The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Friends don't let friends eat "pink slime"... Dan Gainor-Business and Media Institute

American Corporations pay the lowest taxes in the entire developed world!

Pay no attention to the lies already coming from the Right – corporations are paying less in taxes in America than they’ve paid in 40 years. According to the Congressional Budget Office – despite American corporations making enormous profits last year – their second best in a generation - they paid on average only 12.1% in federal taxes. That’s far below the 35% corporate tax rate that Conservatives claim is crippling business in Amer

The nation of Spain ground to a halt yesterday

Working people across that nation went on strike and took to the streets to protest an austerity budget being pushed by their new government. It’s the same sort of social unrest that’s followed austerity measures in Greece, the U.K., and Italy. And it’s the same sort of austerity budget that Republicans just passed out of the House of Representatives yesterday, approving multi-millionaire Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. In a vot

Daily Topics - Friday March 30th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Despite a bad year, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan got a 600% raise

Most CEOs who watch their corporation’s stock value drop in half get fired, or at the very least take a pay cut. But not if you’re a bankster. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan was given a big fat check for $7.5 million in 2011 – a 600% increase from the year before – despite the fact that Bank of America’s stock dropped 58% over the year.

Not to mention – Bank of America had to pay out $335 million in a settlement against cha

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 28th, 2012

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Hour One: SCOTUS vs. POTUS - Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law & Policy

It might not be too long before our economy gets screwed by Wall Street, again

The corporate corruption of our government is most glaring when it comes to regulating Wall Street. According to a new report released today by Public Citizen – lawmakers who oppose the Volcker Rule, which says banks can't gamble with your checking account money, receive on average four times more in campaign contributions from Wall Street than those lawmakers who support the Volcker Rule.

In total – Members of Congress opposing the

The United States belongs to an exclusive club of nations that put their own citizens to death

Amnesty International is out with a new report on the death penalty – showing that only 20 out of the 198 nations worldwide carried out executions last year – the United States is one of those nations. We’re also the only Western democracy to still use the death penalty. The United States ranked fifth in the world in executions in 2011 – behind nations with upstanding human rights records like China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq.&nbsp

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 27th, 2012

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The markets have recovered from the Brexit panic, but people are still reeling in the aftermath of the UKs vote to leave the European Union, at least in part because it seems like such an unprecedented action.

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