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Daily Topics - Wednesday August 22nd, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

In for Thom today, please welcome back...Thom Hartmann!

Hour One: Thom shares his adventures with America's health care system

Hour Two: FDR calls out Romney & Ryan

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 21st, 2012

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"In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480 KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Middle class Americans give larger share of income to charity than do the rich

Not only can’t we rely on them to create jobs – but we can’t rely on them to give charity either. A new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy examined tax deduction data from the IRS and discovered that middle class Americans give a larger share of their income to charity than do the rich. A household earning between $50,000 and $75,000 averaged contributing 7.6% of their income to charity. But as the income scale goes up –

Julian Assange & The US War on Whistleblowers

On Sunday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange addressed his supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he’s been holed up for two months trying to avoid extradition to Sweden and perhaps the United States. He thanked Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa for granting him political asylum – and then pivoted toward the United States – urging President Obama to, “do the right thing.”

Assange said the United St

Daily Topics - Monday August 20th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome attorney Mike Papantonio, host of "Ring of Fire Radio"

Daily Topics - Friday August 17th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Hour Two: 7 Reasons Why Romney-Ryan's Desperate Attempts to Spin Medicare Won't Work - Joshua Holland, Alternet

South African police kill striking miners

South Africa is reeling after police opened fire on striking miners Thursday, killing 34 people and wounding 78. The massacre caps off a week-long strike with workers demanding a monthly-salary increase from $625 to over $1,500 – and calls to nationalize South Africa’s mines.

Police defended their actions, saying non-lethal force like water cannons and tear gas was used first, but after miners wielding machetes rushed a police li

Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange asylum

After being holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for almost two months, Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Now the hard part begins. In an explosive announcement this morning, Ecuador’s foreign minister announced the asylum decision and blasted the U.K.

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 15th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Time to take the battery out of your cell phone

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District threw the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution out the window, ruling that police can track cell phone GPS data – and thus track you – without a warrant. The case of United States v.

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 14th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Progressive Strategist/syndicated columnist, Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Another mass shooting in America...

This one happened on Monday in College Station, Texas – just blocks from Texas A&M University. The shooter - identified as 35-year-old Thomas Caffall - opened fire after he was served an eviction notice by a county constable. That constable, Brian Bachmann was killed in the shootout, as was a bystander. A police officer and another civilian were also shot and injured, and are in the hospital. The shooter,

Daily Topics - Monday August 13th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Progressive Strategist/syndicated columnist, Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Hour One: And, the nominee is...Paul Ryan for VP - Ben LaBolt, Obama for America / Plus,what do Wisconsinites think? Mike Tate, Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney & complete destruction of the middle class

The GOP ticket is set – Mitt Romney will be running for president alongside Republican Congressman from Wisconsin – Paul Ryan. Ryan is the powerful House Budget Committee Chairman who this year authored the most radical budget to ever pass the House of Representatives. Newt Gingrich referred to the Ryan Budget as “right-wing social engineering” – and it’s an appropriate description, since it decimates the poor – with more tha

Wage Hating Burger Czar As Labor Secretary?

In just a two hour span, Donald Trump has completely exposed his whole "I love the workers" routine as just another classic Trump scam.

It all began, where else, on Twitter, where on Wednesday night, Trump went after Chuck Jones, the local union president for the factory at the center of his Carrier deal.

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