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You Need to Know This - Germany is Dropping Nuclear Power

You need to know this. Germany is dropping nuclear power. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans yesterday to close down every single nuclear plant in the country by 2022 – that’s 17 reactors in all. Germany has the fourth largest economy in the world – and the largest economy in Europe and generates about 25% of its electricity from nuclear power – just like we do in the United States.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 31st, 2011

Thom Hartmann Calls Fox Business Network’s ‘Makers Vs. Takers’ Segments ‘Class Warfare’ at Mediaite.com

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Hour One: Latest on the war on Labor - President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO

It just goes to show how quickly our freedoms can be eroded – and how quickly we can all get used to it...

The highly sophisticated and complex Big Brother security apparatus known as the PATRIOT Act was extended for another 4 years – signed into law minutes before midnight last night by…a machine. At the authorization of the President who is currently in France – an autopen machine was used that holds a pen and signs the President’s exact signature. Hysterics in Congress said it was crucial to have the bill signed into law bef

Daily Topics - Friday May 27th, 2011

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"

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

Hour Two: Why hasn't Roger Ailes been called out by the media for recruiting Chris Christie to run for president? John Amato, Crooks and Liars

Vouchers vs. Public Schools - Is Education a Right or a Privilege?

The New Jersey state Supreme Court told Governor Chris Christie he is in violation of the state’s constitution with his massive cuts to education. That state constitution requires the state to, “provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools for the instruction of all the children in the State...”

Daily Topics - Thursday May 26th, 2011

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Hour One: NY-26 election results...a referendum on Republican budget? David Selig, True Tax Help

Hour Two: "Where's the Birth Certificate?" Really?! Dr. Jerome Corsi

Will Paul Ryan shut down the 2012 election for Republicans?

Democrats scored a huge political victory last night – taking New York’s 26th district – adding another Democratic seat to the House of Representatives. The seat was previously held by Republican Chris Lee until he was busted taking topless photos of himself to solicit women on craigslist. Despite the fact that only three Democrats have ever held the seat since 1857 – and Republicans led by Karl Rove and the Chamber of Com

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 25th, 2011

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Hour One: Getting divorced? New bill says "No Sex for You" - Robert LeClair, Selectman Wrentham, MA

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 24th, 2011

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Hour One: Is there a civil war in the GOP? Dr. Charles Dunn, Regent University

Hour Two: New date for the rapture...? / Plus, has Glenn Beck become a doomsday profit?

Hour Three: "Manufacturing decline puts economic/national security at risk" - President Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers

American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe”

If you thought our government was in charge of making laws – think again. It turns out the World Trade Organization is telling us what to do. Yesterday – the WTO took a bite out of US sovereignty – ruling that American can no longer label tuna products as “dolphin safe.” Why? Because such labeling could restrict the purchase of certain foreign tuna products – thus limiting “free trade” in America.

Can expect more of these “limited” – and unapproved – wars in the future?

The 60-day deadline in the War Powers Act has come and gone – meaning President Obama is required to seek Congressional approval for ongoing military action in Libya. Although on Friday – the President wrote a letter to Congressional leaders saying he has no intention of doing that. Arguing that the US military’s role in Libya is “limited” to just supporting NATO – President Obama said approval from Congress is unnecessary

Daily Topics - Monday May 23rd, 2011

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Hour One: The "Un-Patriot" Act extension...not all conservatives support it - Dave Nalle, Republican Liberty Caucus

So here we are in the midst of perpetual war...

Today marks 60 days since America’s war in Libya began. That means that the war powers granted to the President in the War Powers Act are about to expire. The War Powers Act allows the president to commit the nation to war for only 60 days before he MUST seek approval from Congress for further military intervention. A group of Republican Senators have sent a letter to the president reminding him of today’s deadline –

Daily Topics - Friday May 20th, 2011

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday"

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

Hour Two: No! Morning Joe - We Did Not Cut our Way out of our Last Deficit!

Hour Three: Ronald Reagan Killed those 29 Miners

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Bernie Sanders Could be the Next FDR

Tuesday night, I appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Elizabeth Warren, the rise of progressives within the Democratic Party, and what this means for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

At one point in our discussion, the conversation turned to whether Bernie represents the closest thing to an Elizabeth Warren candidacy.

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