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  • 23% of all American children live in poverty

    Anyone who doubts the United States has been in an economic free fall for the last three decades should check out the new United Nations Children’s Fund report on child poverty. OF the 34 wealthiest nations looked at by UNICEF – the United States has the second highest child poverty rate of all of them – with a staggering 23% of all American children living in poverty.

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday May 29th, 2012

    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

  • 70,000 more Americans cut off from unemployment insurance

    The National Employment Law Project is reporting that another 70,000 Americans will be cut off from unemployment insurance next month. Already – nearly half a million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits this year thanks to austerity measures demanded by Republicans in Congress – and rubber-stamped by Democrats and President Obama – that cut unemployment insurance down from 99 weeks to 79 weeks in states that haven’t seen thei

  • Daily Topics - Friday May 25th, 2012

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

    Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

    Hour Two: "Cheddar Revolution: Songs of Uprising" - Fred Schepartz and Sybil Augustine, Wisconsin Protest Songs

  • Still doubt we’re living under an Oligarchy?

    Check out a new report by the Associated Press today – showing that average CEO compensation topped $9.6 million in 2011 – the highest mark since the AP started looking at compensation numbers back in 2006. Meanwhile – wages for working people have barely budged – and it would now take the typical American worker 244 years just to make what their CEO makes in one year.

    And among Fortune 500 CEOs – it’s even worse - they mak

  • Daily Topics - Thursday May 24th, 2012

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

    Hour One: Does the internet force you to live in a bubble?

    Hour Two: Is it possible to have a populist movement on the right? Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - drink coffee, live longer?

    Hour Three: Why is Detroit holding a funeral for Democracy? Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push Detroit

  • Big Pharma is The Biggest Tax Dodger in America

    The pharmaceutical industry is the single biggest defrauder of Americans taxpayers in the country – surpassing the Defense Industry for the first time. A new Public Citizen report finds that over the last twenty years the pharmaceutical industry has accounted for 25% of all violations of state and federal law when it comes to the False Claims Act.

    Among the infractions include illegally promoting drugs for purposes not approved by

  • Daily Topics - Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

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

    Hour One: Crazy Fox News wants government run like a private equity firm

    Hour Two: Would tougher regulations have prevented the JP Morgan debacle? David Harsanyi, Townhall.com

    Hour Three: Will Libertarians hold their nose and vote Romney? Brian Doherty, Reason Magazine

  • Just in case you thought our Congress wasn’t the best that money can buy...

    – This election year, the Chamber of Commerce is looking to confirm it. At a meeting in Washington, Chamber President Tom Donohue told members that his organization is, “planning on having a good year,” and will spend more money this election than they did in 2010, when they spent more than $30 million catapulting corporate shills calling themselves Tea Partiers into Congress.

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

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

    Hour One: How progressive Cory Booker sold out democracy

    Hour Two: Will the soft peddle take down of Obama work?

    Hour Three: Time to legalize medical marijuana? Mike Riggs, Reason Magazine

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