Daily Topics - Monday August 12th, 2013

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Hour One: Fukushima...is the 'China Syndrome' happening? Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear

Hour Two: Franken-corn, franken-fish and now...franken-papayas? Greg Conko, Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

Hour Three: If sports had no rules...

Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power - can Dems do the same thing to save it?

Thom plus logo In the power grab to fill the Supreme Court seat announced the same evening as the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell didn't do anything new. The GOP has a long history of playing hardball power politics.
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