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Republicans just tipped their hand...

They’re going to use the debt ceiling to hold senior citizens on Medicare hostage. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, prominent Senate Republican Bob Corker said Republicans plan to use the upcoming debt ceiling debate as leverage to force cuts to insurance programs like Medicare.

Ground zero in the labor battle has moved to the Wolverine State

In a sudden move on Thursday, Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder called on his allies in the state legislature to immediately introduce and pass a Right-to-Work FOR LESS law in the state. These laws have been passed in a number of states around the nation allowing union members to opt out of paying union dues, which cripples organized labor and turns workers against each other.

Daily Topics - Friday December 7th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Hour Two: 8th Grader vs. Easy-Bake Ovens - McKenna Pope, 8th Grader-Garfield, NJ

Hour Three: Walmart's "death vs. profitability" calculation...

Daily Topics - Thursday December 6th, 2012

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Hour One: "Never" is the right time to talk about guns - Alan Korwin, Gun Laws / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - animals are smarter than we think

Hour Two: If at first you don't succeed...bribe, bribe again / Plus, Paranoia as a way of life...

If at first you don't succeed, bribe, bribe again...

The Republicans’ top oligarch, foreign casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is already plotting how he can buy the next election and protect himself from criminal prosecution. Adelson spent $150 million on Republicans in the 2012 election, more than anyone in any American election in history.

Daily Topics - Wednesday December 5th, 2012

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Hour One: Should Texas be forced to secede? Mike Papantonio, Attorney/Co-Host, Ring Of Fire Radio

Paranoid delusions swept across the floor of the United States Senate...

On Tuesday as a group of Republican Senators blocked ratification of a UN treaty to help disabled people around the planet. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires signatory nations to provide for disabled populations in the same way the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act does. The treaty would require absolutely no changes to current U.S. law. It was originally signed by President George W.

Daily Topics - Tuesday December 4th, 2012

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Hour One: The Dracula Strategy...the REAL loss of sovereignty?

Hour Two: Will the GOP let homeowners fall over the fiscal cliff? Tanya Marchiol, TEAM Investments

Hour Three: Jobs, the economy and the fiscal cliff...oh my! Thom has a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Hey GOP... In case you hadn't noticed, YOU LOST!!

Someone needs to remind Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and his Party that they lost the election in November. On Monday, House Republicans presented their proposal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and – as you’d expect – it’s a giant kick in the gut to working Americans.

Daily Topics - Monday December 3rd, 2012

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Hour One: We found Reagan's welfare queen...

Hour Two: We put an end to the fast poisoning of Americans...now, how about the slow poisoning? Julie Gunlock, Independent Women's Forum

Hour Three: 1956 Republicans vs. 2012 Republicans...which direction?

Is fracking responsible for killing off an alarming number of livestock around the nation?

Authors of a new report looked into 24 different case studies in six different states where hydraulic fracking is taking place, to find out why livestock is getting sick and dying. Their conclusion: it’s the fracking chemicals! For example in Louisiana, the study found 17 cows that died after being exposed to spilled fracking chemicals for only one hour.

Daily Topics - Friday November 30th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

Hour One: API...exposed - Lee Fang, The Nation Magazine

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

President Obama fired the opening salvo on Thursday...

In negotiations over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” In a plan presented to Republicans by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, the President is asking for $1.6 trillion in new revenue by letting the Bush tax cuts expire on the richest 2% of Americans, and by increasing capital gains and estate taxes, which are mostly paid by very wealthy Americans like Mitt Romney.

Daily Topics - Thursday November 29th, 2012

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Hour One: Karma for Saxby Chambliss...

Hour Two: Obama helps Rupert Murdoch rule America... / Geeky Science Rocks - are robots plotting the demise of the human race?

Hour Three: Time for Grover Norquist to go over the fiscal cliff... Ana Marie Cox, The Guardian

It’s not exactly the corporate death penalty, but it’s a start

On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is barring BP from receiving any new federal government contracts due to the foreign oil corporation’s “lack of business integrity” following the 2010 Gulf oil spill. BP recently agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines for the environmental catastrophe, which will only put a slight dent in their corporate money chest.

Trump Undoing Climate Protections - The Fate Of the Planet Is At Stake

Just as global warming appears to be reaching a dangerous new phase, Donald Trump has begun dismantling what little climate protections we do have.

He's calling it a win for workers.

But who's really going to come out on top?

West Virginia miners or the coal barons who've robbed their state blind?

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