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Daily Topics - Monday May 14th, 2012

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Hour One: Walker says "Union busting by exec order a 'beautiful thing'" - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, ending corporate rights in Seattle - Jeff Reifman, Envision Seattle

The Euro crisis, and the revolt against trickled-down austerity, enters a new phase

Europeans stocks are tumbling and investors around the world are keeping a close eye on Greece as the Euro crisis enters a new phase. On the heels of elections that ousted the pro-austerity government in Greece – new anti-austerity parties have – so far – been unable to form a coalition government. Greek President Karlos Papoulias is desperately trying to bring together party leaders for a meeting today in hopes of finding a coalit

Vermont will soon become the first state to ban Fracking

Last week – the Vermont House and Senate passed legislation outlawing the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, which poisons ground water and leads to earthquakes. Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin is expected to sign the bill into law when it reaches his desk.

Daily Topics - Thursday May 10th, 2012

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Hour One: Jobs and the economy - Professor Robert Reich

The GOP controlled House of Representatives fights back against marriage equality

On the same day that President Obama and the nation took a major step forward toward marriage equality – Republicans in the House of Representatives tried to drag the nation backward. Hours after the President’s endorsement of marriage equality – House Republicans passed a measure in support of the discriminatory Defense Against Marriage Act – known as DOMA – which is a federal ban against same-sex marriage.

The Republican

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 9th, 2012

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Hour One: Latest on President Obama and gay marriage...

Hour Two: Don't moms deserve a safety net too? Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Hour Three: Latest on the Caterpillar strike in Joliet, IL - Steve Jones, District 8 IAM&AW

Most Americans now disapprove of the Afghanistan War

No more war! That’s the message the American people are sending as approval for the Afghanistan war has now dropped to an all-time low. A new AP poll shows that only 27% of Americans support the war – that’s a ten-point drop from one year ago.

On the flip-side two-thirds of Americans are opposed to the war – and 40% say they are “strongly opposed” to the war. So far – 1,834 U.S.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 8th, 2012

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Hour One: Fox News Supports the Christian Taliban / Plus, Save jobs, save the USPS - Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT, at large)

Hour Two: Why America is obese...

Hour Three: CISPA, the beginning of the end for online privacy? Dr. Steve Bucci - Heritage Foundation

Up to $14 of every tank of gas you fill up is the result of oil speculation

Americans are getting screwed at the gas pump. But it has nothing to do with supply and demand or instability in the Middle East. Instead – it has to do with corruption. As investigative reporter Lee Fang at the Republic Report uncovered – a slew of lobbyists are working on behalf of Wall Street to shoot down regulations intended to curb oil speculation.

Bart Chilton, a commissioner with the Commodities Futures

Daily Topics - Monday May 7th, 2012

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Hour One: How Is Romney ‘Going to stand up to North Korea if he can't stand up to Bryan Fischer?

Hour Two: Any room for moderates in the GOP anymore? Dustin Stockton, The Tea Party dot net

Hour Three: Have we now reached the tipping point for Gay Marriage?

A Socialist wins the French Presidency, and Greece is likely to quit the Eurozone

In votes across France and Greece over the weekend – Europeans sent a very clear message to the technocrats and banksters choking them with trickle-down austerity. That message was, “No more!” In France – Socialist candidate Francois Hollande – who campaigned against austerity – defeated Conservative President Nicholas Sarkozy in elections on Sunday. In his victory speech, Hollande told the French people that “austerity can n

Daily Topics - Friday May 4th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

The importance of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (trade) Agreement

American manufacturers are screwed. House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday asking him to reconsider a new free trade agreement in the works that would blow up “Buy America” provisions that give priority to American manufacturers. Since the 1930’s – a “Buy American” law has been on the books that gives preference to American manufacturers bidding for government contracts. But the new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would essentially end the preferential treatment – giving no edge to American manufacturers over foreign manufacturers.

Why Should Gun Nuts Violate the Rights of the Average Person?

Florida Governor Rick Scott thinks it’s a good idea to arm up the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this year. With an eye on safety, the city of Tampa has banned foreign objects like crowbars, water guns, and string.

Daily Topics - Thursday May 3rd, 2012

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Hour One: Will there be a shoot out at the GOP convention? Noel Flasterstein, Gun Rights For You

Hour Two: Exposing the biggest, most corrupt corporation ever / Plus, Geeky Science - pigeons developing a biological GPS

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CEO's Putting Profits Before Country Are Un-American

If I declared right now that I won't be paying any taxes until the U.S. government lowers my taxes to a "fair rate", I'd almost certainly be arrested for tax evasion.

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