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Protesters bring the message of anti-war/anti-austerity to world leaders at the NATO summit in Chicago

Tens of thousands of activists stormed Chicago to protest against war and inequality while the city hosts the annual NATO convention. Today is day two of the summit and more protest demonstrations are planned. At least 45 people were arrested during peaceful marches and rallies over the weekend. While some are applauding the Chicago Police Department’s professionalism in dealing with protestors – others are pointing

The Occupy Movement confronts the NATO Summit this weekend in Chicago

All eyes are on Chicago this weekend – where an annual NATO Summit is going up against the Occupy Movement. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to attend this weekend’s marches and rallies, calling for peace and economic fairness. Chicago police have already spent more than a million dollars on riot gear and high-tech crowd dispersal technology like long-range acoustic devices to use against the peaceful Occupy demonstrators.

Daily Topics - Friday May 18th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Daily Topics - Thursday May 17th, 2012

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Hour One: If Rev. Wright is on the table, is Mormonism too? / Plus, latest on Jobs Act and student loan hikes - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Judge Blocks a portion of the NDAA

The highly-controversial indefinite detention provision signed into law by the President at the end of last year has been ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. District court judge in New York. The provision allows the military to detain anyone indefinitely if they are suspected of associating with terrorists – whether they realize it or not.

Why is it legal for foreigners to write our laws?

House Republicans plan to vote on House Resolution 568 – which calls on the President to take our nation to war should Iran even become capable of building a nuclear weapon - without building one. The resolution also takes containment – like sanctions and diplomacy – off the table as an adequate response to a nuclear Iran – leaving military action as the only possibility.

So, despite U.S.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 15th, 2012

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Hour One: Rally against "Austerity American Style" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Hour Two: Is Facebook co-founder an American hero or anti-American? Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Could a lawsuit put an end to the Senate filibuster?

The organization Common Cause filed suit today against the United States Senate claiming current filibuster rules are unconstitutional. In a statement released today – Common Cause President Bob Edgar said the abuse of the filibuster by minorities on both sides of the aisle – especially Republicans – is, “an affront to our democracy and not the way the Senate was supposed to work.”

Citing a previous Supreme Court decision ruling t

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.

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The problems stem from Trump's massive business empire - the Trump Organization.

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