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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.

Daily Topics - Monday December 30th, 2013

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Hour One: What good is 1.3 million unemployed? Neil McCabe, Guns & Patriots Newsletter

Hour Two: Should polygamy be legalized? Mark Henkel, Truthbearer.org

Hour Three: Follow the French on the millionaire tax...

Cutting unemployment is NOT the answer.

One point three million people have lost their unemployment benefits. Americans who have been out of work for six months or longer are suddenly without the vital lifeline that kept them from ending up homeless and hungry.

Daily Topics - Friday December 20th, 2013

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Anything Goes Friday

Hour One: KKK wants to impeach Obama - Richard Preston, Confederate White Knights

Hour Two: The REAL scandal of Duck Dynasty - Rev. BIll Keller, Live Prayer.com

The Senate is abandoning the unemployed.

Three days after Christmas, 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits. And, another two million will stop receiving assistance if Congress doesn't extend long-term benefits by June.

Daily Topics - Thursday December 19th, 2013

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Hour One: Boeing vs. the Machinists' Union - Connie Kelliher, IAM 751

Hour Two: Christians, Atheists and...Satanists?! Oh My! Dr. Michael Brown

Hour Three: Prosperty works for poverty now - Ona Porter, Prosperity Works

The "Fight for 15" isn't just for fast-food workers!

This year, we've seen massive protests for higher wages all around our nation, but this fight is not just for those struggling to live on minimum wage. It's about our rights in the workplace and society saying “No” to corporate welfare. This year, corporate profits hit another all-time high, while wages as a percent of our economy saw an all-time low.

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 18th, 2013

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Hour One: What the Fed's taper plan means for the economy - Dr. Stephanie Kelton, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Hour Two: Why conservatives insist Santa is white - Kevin Jackson, The Black Sphere / Plus, What you need to know about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Michael Schaffer, The New Republic

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 18th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!!

Hour One: What the Fed's taper plan means for the economy - Dr. Stephanie Kelton, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Hour Two: Why conservatives insist Santa is white - Kevin Jackson, The Black Sphere

Hour Three: What you need to know about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer...

"Death tax" loopholes are killing our economy.

The super rich have skipped out on paying $100 billion dollars in estate taxes since 2000. And, that incredible number doesn't even factor in the billions that they saved using loopholes like capital gains, or by stashing their money in tax havens around the world.

Daily Topics - Tuesday December 17th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!!

Hour One: Is another GOP hostage crisis on the way? C. Edmund Wright, WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost…Again

Hour Two: Do progressives have a new secret weapon against Wall Street? Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio

Government spying ruled "likely" unconstitutional.

On Monday, a Bush-appointed Federal District Court judge ruled that the N.S.A. is likely violating our Fourth Amendment rights. In a 68-page ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon called the government's collection of so-called meta data “almost Orwellian,” and he was unconvinced by the government's argument that these massive spying programs serve the public interest.

So you think You'll Get a Tax Break, or tax cut? Really?

A letter was sent out recently by the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians.

You're not hearing Breitbart News or Common Dreams - right or left - organizations or news sites with a point of view other than that they are committed to healing people.

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