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Daily Topics - Monday August 22nd, 2011

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Hour One: "Working America"... Michelle Bachmann's Super PAC?  NOT! - Karen Nussbaum, Working America

“TARP” was just the tip of the iceberg in public funds going to the banksters

Homeowners in America are still screwed.  As more records from the Federal Reserve go public – we’re learning that the 2008 bailout of Wall Street – known as “TARP” – was just the tip of the iceberg in public funds going to the banksters.  In December of 2008 – the Fed secretly gave more than $1.2 trillion in virtually interest-free loans to big banks like Morgan Stanley – Citigroup – and Bank of America.  That’s $1.2 t

Is the right-wing Club for Growth funding the Gang of 12?

In a few weeks – the Gang of 12 “Super Congress” will meet to figure out a way to cut $1.2 trillion out of the deficit.  So to figure out who’s going to win and who’s going to lose in a potential deal – we should follow the money – and in that case it appears Wall Street will once again make out like bandits.  Banksters have given more than $11 million in campaign contributions to members of the Gang of 12 – so we might as w

Daily Topics - Friday August 19th, 2011

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"

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

It’s time to slam shut the revolving door on Capitol Hill – and bolt it closed...

Who did House Oversight Committee Chairman – and richest man in Congress Darrell Issa - hire to spearhead his efforts to block government regulations on big banks like Goldman Sachs?  None other than the Vice President of Goldman Sachs!  In one of the most egregious cases of the revolving door on Capitol Hill – the former Vice President of Goldman Sachs – Peter Simonyi – left his job as a bankster – then changed his name to

Big tobacco is suing the FDA because they say - they're people!

Big tobacco is suing the FDA.  Under new FDA regulations – by September of next year all cigarette packs must display graphic images  showing the consequences of smoking.  But now – the tobacco companies are pushing back – using the Mitt Romney argument that they’re people – and that these new regulations violate their First Amendment rights. 

Rick Perry is wasting no time resorting to violent rhetoric

Rick Perry is wasting no time  resorting to violent rhetoric in his campaign for President.  While speaking to a crowd in Iowa – Perry weighed in on the Federal Reserve – and Chairman Ben Bernanke’s monetary policy saying, “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.”  Perry went on to say, “Printing more money t

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 16th, 2011

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Hour One: Latest on the war on democracy...WI Democrats face recall - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

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