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Daily Topics - Tuesday February 14th, 2012

"Please join us Tuesday evening Feburary 21st as we present a very special edition of The Big Picture "Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream" sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future and Free Speech TV. Guests include: Former U.S.

Who will you vote for this year: Big Oil, Big Casinos, or Wall Street?

Billionaire hedge fund manager – and primary contributor to Rick Santorum’s Red, White, and Blue SuperPAC – Foster Friess let the truth slip out about politics in this post-Citizens United age during an interview with Politico. Friess was among several billionaires who attended the Koch brothers secret meeting last month where over a hundred million dollars was pledged to beat President Obama.

Trying to get other oligarchs on the sid

Are we a rapidly “undeveloping” superpower?

President Obama unveils his vision for America today in the form of a 2013 federal budget. The President calls for $3.8 trillion in spending next year – including new investments in our roads and infrastructure, education, and manufacturing sector. Also included in the budget are a yearlong extension of emergency unemployment benefits, and of the payroll tax cut holiday for 160 million working Americans.

On the deficit-reductio

Daily Topics - Monday February 13th, 2012

Hour One: Why does the Republican Party cycle through radical and moderate?

Hour Two: Greece...austerity doesn't work / Plus, is WI Gov. Scott Walker about to screw mainstreet again?

Hour Three: Why do conservatives & progressives agree on SOPA? Oathkeeper & former Sheriff, Richard Mack

Daily Topics - Friday February 10th, 2012

Thom challenges guests from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Education now only for the wealthy?

Low-income children are screwed when it comes to getting a good education. New studies show that a quality education in America is now increasingly only available to the very rich. A study out of Stanford shows that the gap in standardized testing scores between rich students and low-income students has increased 40% since the 1960’s. And another study out of the University of Michigan shows that gap between rich an

Daily Topics - Thursday February 9th, 2012

Thom challenges guests from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC

Hour One: This isn't about bad Catholics, it's about bad governance...

Hour Two: Is Toyota moving to the new "right to work for less" state? / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - does fasting help cancer?

Hour Three: And, the winner is...the Super PAC?! Allen Dickerson, Center for Competitive Politics

The New Choice for Young People - Live on the streets or take to the streets?

Young people are screwed. Only 54% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are employed – that’s the lowest number ever recorded since tracking began more than 60 years ago. There’s now a 15% gap in employment between young people and all working Americans – that’s also the largest gap ever recorded.

Daily Topics - Wednesday Feburary 8th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: What's next for the GOP hopefuls? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, another video fraud from James O'Keefe? Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog

Hour Two: "How the GOP is Resegregating the South" - Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine

Rick Santorum won all three primaries last night, what does this mean for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights like the one Mitt Romney had last night. Three states held caucuses and primaries Tuesday night to pick a Republican nominee for President – including Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota – and it was a clean sweep for Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum won all three primaries last night, what does this mean for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights li

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 7th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Murdoch hits the hacking trifecta - Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America / Plus, the next to your privacy...automated license plate readers

Hour Two: OWS needs to denounce violence - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars

Why does a routine FAA spending bill include harsh anti-union language, making it harder for transportation workers to organize?

The Republican strategy on Capitol Hill of legislating through hostage taking worked yesterday – and now unions are screwed. House Republicans demanded that a routine FAA spending bill include harsh anti-union language that makes it harder for transportation workers to organize. The change raises the threshold for seeking a union from 35% to 50% for transportation workers – and Republican basically said if Democrats don’t agree to it

Daily Topics - Monday February 6th, 2012

Hour One: Stop anti-union legislation in the House - Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers / Plus, Occupy DC raided - Jason McGaughey, Participant-Occupy DC

Hour Two: "The Obama Hate Machine" - Bill Press, The Bill Press Show

Will all 50 Attorneys General waive their right to pursue criminal investigations on Wall Street?

All 50 Attorneys General across the nation have until today to decide if they’re going to sign on to a settlement with the nation’s biggest banks to let banksters off the criminal hook for widespread fraud committed on Wall Street during the financial crisis. The settlement – which is against the biggest of the big banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo – is worth $25 billion – which is chump change compared to the rea

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