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Daily Topics - Wednesday September 12th, 2012

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Hour One: Egypt/Libya...at the end of the day, it's not about Islam

Hour Two: Egypt/Libya...how did we get here? Thom challenges conservative commentator, Rich Miniter, Author-Leading From Behind

Hour Three: The insanity of privatizing the commons...

The damage domestic Islamophobia has on U.S. troops & diplomats abroad

The Arab Spring turned ugly in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, as angry crowds stormed U.S. diplomatic buildings killing Christopher Stevens – the U.S. Ambassador to Libya – and three other American diplomats. The deadly attack occurred on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya as an angry mob firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades stormed the building and set it on fire. Stevens is the first U.S.

Daily Topics - Tuesday September 11th, 2012

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Hour One: Romney has figured out a new way to lie / Plus, how the Bush Administration blew it on 9/11

Hour Two: FIght to overturn Citizens United & defeat Tea Party extremists - Becky Bond, CREDO Action / Plus, get big $ out of elections - Trent Lange, California Disclose Act

Remembering 9/11 & the Bush administration's incompetence

The nation remembers 9/11 today, and is reminded about the utter failures of the Bush administration leading up to the attacks. As a new op-ed published last night in the New York Times uncovers, the Bush administration was repeatedly warned in the months leading up to the attack that terrorists were operating in America and determined to carry out an attack.

Daily Topics - Monday September 10th, 2012

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Hour One: Is the choice free stuff or freedom?

Hour Two: GOP's war on women...real or imagined? Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Hour Three: The fight begins on tax credits for wind power - Phil Kerpen, American Commitment / Plus, will Obama accept the challenge on medical marijuana?

Chicago Teachers Stage a Historic Strike

The nation’s third largest school district is without teachers today. After contract negotiations fell through over the weekend, the Chicago Teachers Union declared a strike and walked off the job this morning. This is the first time Chicago teachers have gone on strike in 25 years.

What is at stake in this election

President Obama took the stage at the DNC on Thursday night and instead of talking about change – he talked about choice. The President said, “when all is said and done – when you pick up that ballot to vote – you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation.” You know, it’s easy to resign into cynicism and attack both parties as tools of the corporate elite. But the President’s speech last night revealed that

No to "“Double Down on Trickled Down.”

Day two of the DNC was one giant punch in the gut to Republicans. The night featured Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke painting a picture of what America would look like for women if Republicans win in November. She described a Republican Party that will restrict access to contraceptives for women – force women to undergo intrusive probing before an abortion procedure – and redefine rape. As Fluke said – the choice c

Americans are falling way behind the rest of the developed world in internet connectivity

The nation of South Korea is expected to have internet speeds 200-times what we have here in the United States by the end of the year. And here’s the kicker: They’ll pay only $27 a month for it. According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – the United States is falling way behind other developed nations when it comes to internet speeds and connectivity. Currently, more

If you use an Apple product – the FBI could be spying on you

Hacktivists working within the group “Anonymous” are claiming they’ve caught the FBI spying on more than 12 million Apple customers. On Monday night, the hacktivists released FBI files that contained over 12 million Apple UDID’s – which are specific numbers exclusively assigned to apple products like Iphones and Ipads. Along with the UDIDs, Anonymous is saying the FBI database also included user names, cell phone numbers, and add

Daily Topics - Friday August 31st, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Crippling austerity is making things worse for Europe

Each month that goes by in Europe, the continent’s economy gets worse and worse, thanks to crippling austerity measures. The number of unemployed people in the 17-nation Eurozone hit a record high after the month of July – with new data showing 88,000 more people lost their jobs that month. That brings the total amount of unemployed to over 18 million people – the highest ever recorded. The unemployment rate in the Eurozone

Daily Topics - Thursday August 30th, 2012

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Latest news plus guests from the RNC Convention in Tampa, FL along with your calls!

Hour One: The Big Lie / Plus, Romney-Ryan war on women - Sandra Fluke / And, 'drill baby drill' is back... Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute (API)

Obama endorses overturning Citizens United

The movement to amend the Constitution and overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision just got its biggest endorsement yet – from President Barack Obama. During an online question and answer forum on Reddit.com – the President was asked to do something about the corrupting influence of money in politics post-Citizens United. He responded by calling for the DISCLOSE Act to be passed – and then went further sa

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 29th, 2012

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Latest news plus guests from the RNC Convention in Tampa, FL and your calls!

Hour One: It's Paul Ryan's night...it's not Ron Paul's night - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Why Chelsea Manning Is Going Free


In his eight years in office President Obama has waged a devastating war on whistleblowers, prosecuting more people under the Espionage Act than every single president - combined.

But that war on whistleblowers took a possible step towards armistice today when the President commuted the prison sentence of former US Army private Chelsea Manning.

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