Daily Topics - Wednesday August 27th, 2014

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Hour Two: What to do with a do nothing congress - Todd Gaziano, Pacific Legal Foundation DC Center

Talk Radio News
- Victoria Jones

Hour Three: Crime Scene - New Orleans - Greg Palast, Billionaires and Ballot Bandits

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mathboy 6 years 5 weeks ago
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The Daily Show did a segment ("Operation Black Hair") on the new regulations for black female soldiers, showing how arbitrary they were, and suggesting that it was a way of reducing the numbers (giving an excuse to discharge some people). Thanks in part to that exposure, the military has relented somewhat.

Trump is Broke: Has He Already Sold Out America To Get the Money He Needs?

Thom plus logo Back in the day, Donald Trump's niece alleges, he stole hundreds of millions of dollars from his father's estate, screwing his other family members and the IRS (you and me).

He then went on a massive spending binge, pouring that money into airlines, steaks, vodka, Trump-branded games, casinos, a fake university, etc. Virtually all of them failed, and he experienced multiple bankruptcies.
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