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Daily Topics - Wednesday August 8th, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome attorney Mike Papantonio, Host-Ring of Fire Radio

Hour One: News of the day - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC / Plus, CEO plan to steal Social Security - Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

America’s two-tiered justice system

Eight billion dollars is a lot of money, but a small price to pay to stay out of jail. As the New York Times reports today, corporations are on track to pay as much as $8 billion in fraud settlements this year to the U.S.

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 7th, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome attorney Mike Papantonio, Host-Ring of Fire Radio

Hour One: News of the Day - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC / Plus, latest on the Sikh temple shooter's neo-nazi ties - Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center

The world is on the brink of a major food crisis

For the first time in recent history, humanitarian organizations are responding to three major food crises at once – one in West Africa, one in East Africa, and one in Yemen. Accelerating climate change and dwindling resources have created several severe food shortages – adding 43 million more people around the world to the ranks of those who will go hungry this year alone.

As Barbara Stocking, the chief executive with OxFam G

The second mass shooting in the US in just two weeks

This time it was in Oak Creek Wisconsin where an, armed to the teeth gunman, walked into a Sikh temple and opened fire – killing six people. We may never know the shooter’s motivation since he was killed as well, but authorities are piecing together what looks to be a hate crime against Sikh worshippers – who’ve routinely been mistaken for Muslims and targeted for hate crimes since 9/11.

According to early reports – the shoot

Daily Topics - Monday August 6th, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome attorney Mike Papantonio, Host-Ring of Fire Radio

Hour One: Veepstakes...who will Romney choose? Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC

“Social welfare” organizations, or “Dark money” groups?

It’s not SuperPACs that are buying our elections, it's so-called “social welfare” organizations. According to IRS law – 501c4 and 501c6 groups – what are known as social welfare organizations or trade associations – are allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections – and not disclose a single donor – just as long as they don’t explicitly call for the election or defeat of a particular politician.

Daily Topics - Friday August 3rd, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Hour One: What is solutions driven unionism? Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers / Plus, "Odd Apocalypse" - Dean Koontz

Daily Topics - Thursday August 2, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Hour One: Election 2012 - David Bender

The Fossil Fuel Industry - Predatory capitalism at its worst

In one day, Big Oil earns $342 million in profit, pays their CEOs $60,000 in salaries, spends more than $160,000 lobbying, and dumps a billion pounds of carbon pollution into our skies. All that in a single day. And what do we get out of it?

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 1st, 2012

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

In for Thom today, please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Hour One: DNC to back marriage equality - Marc Solomon, Freedom to Marry

The US Postal Service's forced financial crisis

Congress went on recess this week leaving the United States Postal Service financial crisis, unresolved. At midnight tonight, the Postal Service will default on a $5.5 billion payment it owes to the Treasury Department. This default will not have any immediate effects on day-to-day operations at the Postal Service, but it highlights the financial troubles that the institution, which was created more than 200 years ago by Ben f

Daily Topics - Tuesday July 31st, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480 AM KPHX

Hour One: What a Dem Platform Endorsement of Marriage Equality Would Mean - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Obamacare = a tax cut for the middle class

President Obama is forced to hold endless fundraisers

President Obama will likely become the first ever incumbent President to be outraised by his opponent in his re-election bid. And in a desperate attempt to even the playing field just slightly before November – the President has been forced to hold endless fundraisers. As the Center for American Progress reveals, President Obama has already held nearly 200 fundraisers during his first term in office. To put that in perspectiv

Daily Topics - Monday July 30th, 2012

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Hour One: Mitt Romney and "the little people"... / Plus, Mitt ignores workers' pleas to "save our jobs" - Cheryl Randecker, Sensata Technologies

Hour Two: Do you have a constitutional right to an insanity defense? John Manuelian, Attorney

Why the MI Electors Should Not Be Counted On Dec 18th

With recount efforts now underway in Michigan - election officials have discovered something strange going on in Wayne County, the home of Detroit, and the largest single county in the state.

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