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Daily Topics - Friday August 5th, 2011

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"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"

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

Can you afford food tasters to make sure what we’re about to eat is actually safe?

People who eat food are screwed.  Giant, transnational agribusiness corporation Cargill announced yesterday that it is recalling 36 million pounds of contaminated ground turkey – that has killed at least one person and sickened 76 others across 26 states.  Cargill is just now announcing the recall even though the outbreak started back in March.  Coincidentally – back in June – House Republicans passed legislation that g

Daily Topics - Thursday August 4th, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour One: With more people dying from poisonous food, shouldn't we beef up FDA regulations?  Greg Conko, Competitive Enterprise Insitute

Republicans are filibustering while they're sitting by the pool with their billionaire donors...

Like the House – the Senate is now on vacation too – but not before Republicans could latch on to a procedural gimmick to keep President Obama from making a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 3rd, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour One: Revealed...The Tea Party take over you didn't know about!

Hour Two: The debt deal and the economy...what's next?  Professor Richard Wolff

If a plane goes down this month – call Speaker Boehner

FAA workers are screwed.  With the debt-limit deal out of the way – it’s time for Congress to resolve the FAA funding impasse right?  No.  Instead of figuring out a way to restore full funding to the agency in charge of making sure our airplanes don’t fall out of the sky – and also figuring out a way to get 4,000 furloughed FAA employees back to work – Republicans are going on vacation. 

Daily Topics - Monday August 1st, 2011

The Big Picture "On Air" Questions or Comments for Thom?

Hour One: Latest on the debt ceiling deal and what it means

Republicans should be Dancing in the Streets

Republicans should be dancing in the streets.  So says Democratic Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver after an 11th hour debt-limit deal was struck yesterday between President Obama and Congressional leaders to avoid our nation from defaulting.  Unfortunately – once again – the President let right-wings take the American people hostage and then gave in to the hostage-takers.  The deal – which still needs to be approved by lawm

We're turning into a nation of peons....

As debt-limit talks stall - the economy hit a wall.  Economic growth in the second quarter of this year was less than expected – only 1.3%.  Not only that – first quarter economic growth was revised downward showing that our economy grew by less than a half-point at the beginning of the year – just .4%.  The reason why our economy stalled is consumer spending which only grew by .1% - the slowest growth rate in two years

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