Daily Topics - Tuesday May 29th, 2012

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Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: One week til the recall...did WI Governor Scott Walker lie under oath to Congress? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform... Mark Williams, MarkTalk.com

Hour Three: Congressmen obey lobbyists...request carcinogens in their own offices - Lee Fang, United Republic's Republic Report

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Today I heard a small portion of one caller's refusal to accept climate change as being conected with human activity. Leaving that issue aside for this discussion, the people who so vehemently oppose this matter seem to overlook the fact that regardless of the cause, it *is* happening - ask populations in Asia where the water's edge has significantly changed and look at photos of the glaciers that have shrunk so dramatically. Whatever the cause, still, action must be taken. These" deniers" imply that because/if weather patterns have changed historically, there is nothing that we can or should do. This ignores the fact that thousands of years ago, there were no cities with buildings at the ocean's shores or millions of people living in the Bangladesh delta or that all over the planet, communities could be affected by the change in the ocean level or crops affected by temperature change, etc. People get so consumed in the debate over -did humans cause it or not- that they often don't get around to discussing the critical action issue: so what are we all going to do and how quickly can we start. Thanks Thom for your patience and insights.

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And Gilmore makes 17...

You need to know this... Support for Donald Trump's campaign is still growing nationally, and in early primary states, but he's not just gaining support in early primary states. A new poll from Florida shows that Trump is leading Jeb by 6 percentage points - and he's leading Rubio by 16 points.

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