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Monsanto doesn't need any more protection!

A little-known provision in the most recent budget appropriations, which passed through Congress last week, is a big deal for biotech giant Monsanto – and GMO opponents. The so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” shields the maker of genetically modified seeds from being sued by consumers who claim they've been harmed by their products.

Daily Topics - Thursday March 28th, 2013

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Hour One: How global warming prevented spring's arrival

Hour Two: The sneaky way the GOP is taking control of America - Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio / Plus, Geeky Science - Guess what? Science makes you a better person!

Hour Three: Could Cyprus come to America?

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and the imaginary "gay lobby"

After yesterday's landmark challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the pro-equality crowd is hopeful that the Supreme Court will strike down the discriminatory law. During the oral arguments, the majority of the Justices seemed ready to strike down DOMAs key provision, which denies same-sex couples the right to all the federal benefits of marriage.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 27th, 2013

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Hour One: Is DOMA moral disapproval or federal uniformity? Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service / Plus, a unique perspective on DOMA - Rep. Marc Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)

Hour Two: Wikileaks-we're headed for an even bigger showdown over secrets - Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Magazine

Day two of the LGBT Equality - DOMA before SCOTUS

Today, the federal Defense of Marriage was challenged before the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 26th, 2013

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Hour One: SCOTUS-Prop 8 review - Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service / Plus, "The Top 10 Harms of Same Sex Marriage" - Peter Spriggs, Family Research Council

Hour Two: Has Kim Jong Un seen "Olympus Has Fallen?"

Hour Three: Healthcare lottery...may the odds be forever in your favor

Privatize the profits. Socialize the pollution.

You don't have the right to know you're being poisoned. At least, not in Wyoming. Yesterday, County District Judge Catherine Wilking ruled against environmental groups fighting to make public the list of toxic ingredients used in hydraulic fracking fluid. According to Judge Wilking, Wyoming's state oil and gas supervisor was authorized to withhold the information, because the list of chemicals is considered a trade secret.

Daily Topics - Monday March 25th, 2013

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Hour One: That giant sucking sound...it's the Oligarchs

Hour Two: Does Congress have a constitutional duty to save the USPS? Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum

Hour Three: GOP...still forcing HUGE privatized loans on students

Can the House and Senate budgets find common ground?

Minutes before 5am, early Saturday morning, members of the Senate did something they haven't done in four years - they passed a budget. The $3.7 trillion dollar outline for 2014 passed with a 50 to 49 vote, and it includes $100 billion in stimulus spending and raises $975 billion in new revenues over the next decade. Now the challenge will be to reconcile the Democratic Senate budget with Paul Ryan's austerity plan in the House.

Economic terrorism is no way to run a country.

Republicans are already plotting their next opportunity to take our nation hostage. At his weekly press conference, John Boehner said the GOP will refuse to raise the debt ceiling in May, if the president doesn't agree to more spending cuts. President Obama already agreed to cuts in the fiscal cliff deal totaling $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Daily Topics - Thursday March 21st, 2013

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Hour One: A crash course in economics...

Hour Two: What would happen if we didn't have regulations? Andrew Smith, Sand In The Gears / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Clicking "Like" on FB more revealing than you know...

Hour Three: What Cyprus can learn from Iceland...

Get ready for another derivative meltdown.

Despite gridlock in Washington, a new effort to loosen Wall Street regulations and water down the 2010 Dodd Frank Act is getting bipartisan support in Congress. Republican Representatives Patrick Henry and Scott Garrett are backing the measure, as is Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore. Moore justified her support by saying the plan is only meant to relieve regulatory burdens on companies that do business with big banks.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 20th, 2013

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Hour One: Are YOU suffering from "Taxpayer Anxiety Disorder?" David Selig, Selig Associates / Plus, Sequester effects on small business - Elliot Richardson, Small Business Advocacy Council

We all deserve a vote!

Next month, the Senate will vote on gun control legislation, but provisions that the majority of voters support won't be in the bill. Yesterday, California Senator Diane Feinstein's assault weapons ban was pulled from the legislation, despite a Pew Research poll showed 55% of Americans support the ban.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 19th, 2013

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Hour One: Who will be the first state to prosecute for war crimes?

Hour Two: The coming economic crash - Dr. Ravi Batra talks with Thom and takes your calls

Hour Three: Progressive budget battle comimg - Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America

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Al Gore called for Single Payer - Where was the Media?

Al Gore - a former Senator, Vice President, and popular vote winner of the 2000 presidential election - said last week that it's time for single-payer healthcare.

So why did the media ignore him?

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