Daily Topics - Monday April 23rd, 2012

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

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

Hour One: Media bias and the GOP - Eric Burns, Bullfight Strategies / Plus, Lee Fang reports on CISPA and child labor - United Republic's Republic Report

Hour Two: Upward mobility...not for the middle class anymore - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars / Plus, Arizona immigration law heads to SCOTUS and some great news for Obamacare! Doug Kendall, Constitutional Accountability Center

Hour Three: Missouri pushing "Don't Say Gay" bill - Sarah Warbelow, Human Rights Campaign / Plus, The best of the rest of the news and your calls...

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mathboy 5 years 30 weeks ago
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The farming injuries suffered by children could be made an age-of-consent issue. Those jobs could be declared to be so risky that one must be legally able to give consent to be hire for them.

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mathboy 5 years 30 weeks ago
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Republicans use Reagan's name as a brand, just like they do with Christianity, as John Fugelsang always says. They don't care about substance, they care about labels. They learned to control language, but they stopped there and never learned how to govern.

Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.

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