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Daily Topics - Wednesday March 20th, 2013

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

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

Is it time for a $33 minimum wage?

No matter how you calculate it, minimum wage has flat-lined over the past 50 years. That's the finding in a 2012 study from the Center for Economic Policy Research. The study reads, “By all of the most commonly used benchmarks – inflation, average wages, and productivity – the minimum wage is now far below its historical level.” If wages had kept up with productivity gains since 1968, it would be nearly $22 dollars an hour.

Daily Topics - Monday March 18th, 2013

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

Hour One: Phoenix...in the cross hairs of climate change - William DeBuys, A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest"

Could a tax on Cyprus bank deposits bring down E.U. banks?

When you think European financial crisis, you think Greece, or Spain, or Italy. But economic trouble in the small island nation of Cyprus is causing a serious panic throughout Europe. Because of Cyprus banks' exposure to the financial troubles in neighboring Greece, the island nation's banks need a bailout.

Is 'The American Dream' a fantasy for younger workers?

For generations, the American ideal has been that each successive generation becomes more prosperous and successful than the one before it. But unfortunately, that's no longer the case. A new study from the Urban Institute indicates that, while American wealth as a whole has doubled over the last 25 years, younger people have fallen behind as a group.

Do you want the CIA & NSA to have unlimited access to your financial records?? Well.. Obama does.

The Obama Administration wants to hand over access to your financial records to the CIA, NSA, and other law enforcement agencies. According to a new report from Reuters, a Treasury Department plan gives spy agencies full access to more raw financial data then ever before, under the guise of national security.

Daily Topics - Wednesday March 13th, 2013

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Hour One: A new Pope debuts on the world stage / Plus, what is the "Back to Work Budget?" Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ, 3rd district)

Hour Two: "Pop-tart bill"...isn't this really about guns? State Senator J.B. Jennings (R-MD, 7th District)

Hour Three: Conservatives...the new Taliban

Compromise... with a side of stimulus.

Today Senate Democrats will introduce a plan to replace the sequester, and the propose $100 billion in stimulus spending. Senate Budget Committee Chairperson Patty Murray will present the plan, which reduces the deficit by $1.85 trillion with a balanced approach of 50-50 spending cuts and new revenues.

Daily Topics - Tuesday March 12th, 2013

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Hour One: Is it "big government" to make gun ownership mandatory? Edith Portillo-Nelson, GA City Council

Hour Two: Is it time for an internet sales tax? J.D. Tuccille, Reason 24/7

Hour Three: Take a lesson from Mexico...break up our telecom monopoly

Why is the FDIC helping banksters avoid trial?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp is supposed to insure deposits and regulate banks, but the agency has helped the banksters avoid trial for their crimes since the 2008 financial meltdown. The LA Times reports that the very agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting bank procedures that crashed our economy has been quietly settling charges out of court – and out of the view of the American public.

Daily Topics - Monday March 11th, 2013

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Hour One: Former President of Iran says "Argo is wrong"

Hour Two: Hartmann vs. Ferrara...Keynesian economics - Peter Ferrara, The Carleson Center for Public Policy

Hour Three: Saving our social safety net from Wall Street hustlers - Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR, 4th District)

Republicans suddenly love tax increases...

Republicans hate tax increases... unless they're part of Paul Ryan's budget plan. The adoption of $600 billion in new revenue, fought for by President Obama and opposed by Congressional Republicans, is just one of the many surprises in Paul Ryan's new GOP budget.

Daily Topics - Friday March 8th, 2013

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday / Happy International Women's Day

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

Hour Three: Bringing jobs home to America's Auto Industry & helping the environment - Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

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ALEC's Scary Plan for Elections

Right-wing oligarchs like the Koch Brothers don't just want to roll back a few regulations - they apparently want to repeal our democracy, too.

Republicans like to wrap themselves in slogans about liberty and freedom, but the truth is that deep down they hate our democracy - and now we have the proof.

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