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Daily Topics - Friday October 4th, 2013

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Anything Goes Friday

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

Hour Two: Are the banksters looting YOUR pension fund? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Magazine

Who's really winning in the government shutdown?

The real dangers of this government shutdown are becoming clear, but Republicans just want to keep up their political game. On Thursday, we found out that the Capital Police, who stopped a potentially-dangerous situation at the White House, will soon see their pay disappear. In Gulf Coast states, thousands of FEMA workers are furloughed, even as Tropical Storm Karen is expected to become a hurricane.

Daily Topics - Thursday October 3rd, 2013

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Hour One: Is Obamacare the GOP's Waterloo?

Hour Two: Is it un-American or un-Christian to threaten to takeover America by force? Pastor Rick Joyner, Morning Star Ministries / Plus, Geeky Science - America...all fracked up

Americans understand real compromise. This is not it.

It's the third day of the government shutdown, and Congress appears no closer to a resolution. President Obama and Senate Democrats continue to call for a clean government funding bill, and Tea Party Republicans are still holding our nation hostage with a long list of demands. All the while, Republican leaders claim that the shutdown is the democrats' fault for being unwilling to negotiate.

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 2nd, 2013

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Hour One: Obama should take a lesson from Reagan...

Hour Two: Why millenials are screwed - David Rehr, PhD

Hour Three: There is no tea party...only a collection of billionaires

Don't believe the Obamacare hype!

You wouldn't know it by listening to right-wing media, but Obamacare is off to a great start. On the first day of open enrollment, millions of Americans around our nation visited online marketplaces, and tens of thousands of people created accounts. The overwhelming demand for information did leave several sites running slowly, but overall, the first day of the Affordable Care Act was a huge success.

Will the Tea Party bullies back down?

For the first time in 17 years, our government is officially shut down. Just hours before the midnight deadline, the House Republicans passed a third government funding proposal, which included another absurd attempt to undermine Obamacare. As expected, the Senate rejected that version, and called on the House to pass a clean continuing resolution.

Daily Topics - Monday September 30th, 2013

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Our One: Will the government go dark at midnight? Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District)

Hour Two: Don Siegelman brings down "The Hammer" - Brad Friedman, The Bradblog

Hour Three: Obamacare Q & A...get your questions ready - Wendell Potter, Deadly Spin

This is not a compromise.

Over the weekend, House Republicans approved a so-called compromise to avoid a government shutdown. However, their idea of negotiation was nothing more than ridiculous, right-wing demands they included in the continuing resolution. Rather than voting on the complete defunding of Obamacare, republicans voted to delay the healthcare law for an entire year.

Daily Topics - Friday September 27th, 2013

Anything Goes Friday

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

Hour Three: Greenpeace - the time for climate change activism is now - Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International

Could we actually have peace with Iran?

On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iran's Foreign Minister, for the first substantive talks in a generation. Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have been strong since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and no secretary of state has met with an Iranian counterpart since 2007. And, for almost three decades, relations have been strained further by economic sanctions imposed on Iran over their nuclear program.

Daily Topics - Thursday September 26th, 2013

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Hour One: Republicans want all Americans to be greedy shills...

Hour Two: Get your Obamacare questions ready - Igor Volsky, Think Progress

Hour Three: Geeky Science - The science behind CEO & GOP psychopaths / Plus, Obama's secret trade deal...

Will Republicans blink?

Congress hasn't yet prevented one potential government shutdown, and the next one is right around the corner. On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that our nation will hit the debt ceiling on October 17th. At that point, the Treasury Department will have only $30 billion dollars in cash on hand.

Daily Topics - Wednesday September 25th, 2013

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Hour One: Who is turning U.S. students against their own nation? Frank Vernuccio, NY Analysis of Policy & Government / Plus, how do we eliminate global poverty by 2030? Michael Elliot, ONE Campaign

Ted Cruz's Fake Filibuster

On Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz took the floor of the Senate to launch an all-night fake filibuster. His 21-hour marathon speech was arranged in advance, and there was no way it would stop the Senate from voting on a continuing resolution to fund the government. Senator Cruz stayed on the floor all night, without so much as a bathroom break, just to keep himself in the public eye, and to fund-raise for the Republican Party.

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The Secret On TrumpCare Is Now Out


The Senate Republican healthcare bill is secret no more.

There's just one problem - it's not really a healthcare bill.

Don't let Mitch McConnell fool you.

Contrary to what you might have heard - Senate Republicans DID NOT unveil a healthcare bill yesterday.

They unveiled a tax cut for the rich DISGUISED as a healthcare bill.

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