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Daily Topics - Tuesday January 14th, 2014

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Hour One: Is net neutrality dead? Seton Motley, Less Government

Hour Two: America's REAL welfare queens...

Hour Three: Pot, gateway drug to...state run banking? WA State Senator Bob Hasegawa (D-11th District)

The Disturbing List of The Latest Republican Demands.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had to delay a crucial vote on unemployment benefits so that Republican lawmakers could finalize their list of demands. Although Democrats want to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 11 months with no strings attached, Conservative senators only want a three month extension, and they want the cost of the program off-set with more austerity measures.

Daily Topics - Monday January 13th, 2014

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Hour One: Should Freedom Industries get the corporate death penalty?

Hour Two: GOP keeps unemployed cold and hungry - Rich Danker, American Principles in Action (APIA)

Hour Three: Is Congress guilty of torture?

Corporations Should Pay For Their Own Mistakes.

More than 300,000 West Virginia residents are facing their fifth day of coping with a massive chemical spill, and FEMA is helping state and local agencies ensure that residents have access to safe drinking water. That means tax payers are already covering the cost of the spill, and they could be on the hook for clean up expenses as well.

What Congress does when we're not watching...

While the media was focused on Chris Christie and “Bridge-gate”, Congress moved closer to accepting a massive, international trade agreement. On Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators proposed legislation to give the Obama Administration the power to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership and other controversial trade deals.

Daily Topics - Thursday January 9th, 2014

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Hour One: Is Chris Christie's car out of control? Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)

Hour Two: Chris Christie's Nixon moment - Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, Geeky Science - Global warming releases unknown diseases?

What your metadata really says about you...

Ever since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, we've heard politicians and agency officials claim that collecting metadata isn't spying. But, two MIT students have created a program to help you understand the digital trail that you leave behind everyday. Daniel Smilkov and Deepak Jagdish's “Immersion” program creates a virtual map of your life using only your email account.

Do Republicans really care about the "War on Poverty?"

On Tuesday, the Senate advanced legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits, and all but six Republicans declined to vote for it. Instead of helping to restore this financial lifeline to out-of-work Americans, Conservative lawmakers say that they are launching their own plan to help the poor. Today, Senator Marco Rubio will deliver a speech marking the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B.

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 7th, 2014

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Hour One: The Republican Sabotage of America...

Hour Three: Do evolution and politics mix? Bryan Fischer, American Family Association

The Polar Vortex does NOT disprove global warming.

The polar vortex is moving across the United States, and a large area of our nation is facing bitter cold. As many Americans are dealing with temperatures well below zero, the Right-wing media is pointing to the cold snap as so-called proof that global warming is a myth.

Daily Topics - Monday January 6th, 2014

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Hour One: Libertarian model for tobacco..."go ahead and die?" J.D. Tuccille, Reason

Hour Two: Who are the REAL Obamacare hypocrites?

Hour Three: Why FDR's "four freedoms" are REAL freedoms - Professor Harvey Kaye, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

It's time for Republicans to do some real work.

Congress is back from vacation, but that doesn't mean Republicans are ready to get to work. Senate Democrats have already scheduled a test vote to restore unemployment insurance, but Republicans say they won't approve an extension without something in return.

Let's save the middle class!

Today, many Americans consider themselves “middle class.” However, compared to the standards of the 1960s, the so-called middle class is dead, and the war on unions is directly responsible. In 1965, Americans willing to take dangerous, difficult work – like a midnight shift shoveling waste at a steel mill – could earn about $2.30 an hour.

Daily Topics - Thursday January 2nd, 2014

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Hour One: Who decides to pull the plug...government or family?

Hour Two: Should Edward Snowden get clemency? Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, Geeky Science - is catastrophic climate change coming?

Hour Three: Time to close the red state donut hole...

Corporations control our lives...

In our nation, finance has a hold on almost every single part of our lives – from the day we're born, until we take our last breath. Capitalism and the quest for larger profits have taken hold of our healthcare, our education, our homes, our communication, and even our government. Today, most babies are born in for-profit hospitals, and their medical claims are paid by for-profit insurance.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:

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