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Daily Topics - Monday June 10th, 2013

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Hour One: How profitable is spying? / Plus, sensible security vs. utopia...is it too late to choose?

Billionaire says the rich are not job creators!

One of our nation's richest men, billionaire Nick Hanauer, just destroyed the GOP's economic talking points. In a testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Hanauer explained why rich people like him are not, in fact, the real job creators.

"Legal" is not the same as "constitutional."

Yesterday, we learned that our government has been spying on cell phone records. And, last night we found out that the National Security Agency and the FBI are mining data on the servers of at least nine major technology companies. Under a top-secret program, known as PRISM, our government has been collecting audio, video, e-mail, and more from companies like Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Skype, and Apple.

Daily Topics - Thursday June 6th, 2013

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480 AM KPHX, Phoenix, AZ

The Obama Administration is spying on you...

One of our nation's largest phone carriers, Verizon, is sharing information on millions of customers with the NSA. According to the Guardian newspaper, a secret court order issued in April requires Verizon to hand over all call records on an “ongoing, daily basis.”

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 5th, 2013

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

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Hour One: Is it time for a new 'New Deal'? Tom Pauken

Hour Two: Is it hate speech? Rev. Bill Keller, Live Prayer

Will the GOP Call Harry Reid's Bluff?

Yesterday, President Obama dared Republicans to continue their obstruction by announcing three nominations to the DC District Court of Appeals. His nominees are U.S. District Court Judge Leon Wilkins, Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millett, a partner at the prestigious law firm Akin Gump.

Daily Topics - Tuesday June 4th, 2013

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In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480AM KPHX, Phoenix, AZ

Hour One: SCOTUS delivers another blow to privacy - Michael Risher, ACLU of Northern California / Plus, is there a link between HPV and throat cancer?

Chris Christie prioritizes 2013 over 2016

Yesterday, Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away, after months of ailing health. The New Jersey Senator was 89, and he was the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate. Throughout his five terms in office, Senator Lautenberg was a champion for progressive issues. He fought for causes ranging from women's health to LGBT equality to ending the subsidies for Big Oil.

Daily Topics - Monday June 3rd, 2013

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In for Thom today, please welcome Sam Seder, The Majority Report with Sam Seder & Co-Host, Ring of Fire Radio"

The New Normal of Super Storms.

Eleven days after a deadly tornado hit the city of Moore, Oklahoma, five more tornadoes hit that state, killing at least 13 people, and injuring more than one hundred. Among the lives lost were three Discovery Channel storm chasers, Carl Young, and Tim and Paul Samaras. The storms hit just as roads and highways were jammed with rush hour traffic, leaving many people stuck in the path of approaching twisters.

Daily Topics - Friday May 31st, 2013

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Progressives know how to party! In L.A.? Join Thom Hartmann, Lily Tomlin, Jim Hightower, John Nichols and more special guests at the Progressive Democrats of America annual get together & fundraiser TOMORROW Saturday June 1! For tickets & info click here

Senator Sanders won't give up on GMO-labeling.

A week ago, the U.S. Senate voted down an amendment that would have required the labeling of genetically modified foods, but Senator Bernie Sanders said he's not giving up. In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Senator Sanders said, “I have not the slightest doubt that the momentum is with us. There are about 27 states in this country that are moving forward on the labeling of GMO food.”

Daily Topics - Thursday May 30th, 2013

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Progressives know how to party! In L.A.? Join Thom Hartmann, Lily Tomlin, Jim Hightower, John Nichols and more special guests at the Progressive Democrats of America annual get together & fundraiser THIS Saturday June 1! For tickets & info click here

Mayor Bloomberg will not be intimidated.

Yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and the non-profit group he founded called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, each received a letter containing the deadly poison ricin. The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Intelligence Division of the NYPD are investigating the letters, which ABC News reported were postmarked from Louisiana.

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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