The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

First 6: Alec Baldwin’s alleged racism

A Marans solo rant on Social Security cuts

B Michael Brooks on aircraft carrier-based drones

C Activist of the Week: Ashley Ilenfeld, animal rights activist, rescuer, Playboy model, actress and broadcaster

D Ashley continued 

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First 6: $50 million diamonds stolen from Brussels airport

A Charlie Mitchell – immigration, guns legislative prospects

B Dan Friedman, NY Daily News on breaking Hagel “Friends of Hamas” story

C Arab Spring update - Rose Foran, freelance journalist in Gafsa, Tunisia

D Trump threatens #DumpTrump with lawsuit, backs down quickly

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First 6: Oscar Pistorius, blade runner, accused of murdering girlfriend

A Marans solo – Sequester impasse / Simpson-Bowles plan

B Lisa Graves, Exec. Dir. of Center for Media and Democracy – Fix the Debt exposé in The Nation

C Bipartisan immigration reform developments / Latest in gun control

D Cliff Schecter: McCain’s town hall appearances – the “real McCain”? / Support for NRA sinks Dems in IL-2 special race

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First six: UFO spotted over Massachussetts. Air Force can't explain.
A Social Media w/ Alan Rosenblatt: Chris Mascaro on studying Twitter for political trends
B Activist of the Week: Jamie Henn, climate change activist w/ 350.org
C Shuster solo commentary on Obama/Hadiya Pendleton
D Marans: How it should be - Cutting defense, not veterans benefits. Shuster on the history, meaning of the State of the Union address
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First Six: "House of Cards" - Realistic portrayal of DC power politics
A  Charlie Mitchell on minimum wage increase, prospects of a spending/revenue Grand Bargain
B  Aaron Swartz's legacy: Ben Wikler, host of Flaming Sword of Justice
C  Ben Wikler on online activism, freedom of information
D  Pope Benedict resigns: "Bob Dole of the Catholic Church"
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First Six: Former Rep Joe Walsh (R-IL) claims "unemployment" excuse for not paying child support. 
A Shuster/Marans State of the Union on taxes, Social Security/Medicare
B Shuster/Marans State of the Union on climate change. 
C Rubio's State of the Union response and the water bottle sip heard 'round the world
D Cliff Schecter on gun laws and Ted Nugent as guest of Rep. Steve Stockman at State of the Union
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First 6:00  Beyonce redeems herself
A  Alan Rosenblatt social media
B  Activist of the Week, Ceasefire Chicago
C  Ashley Judd v. Mitch McConnell?
D  How it should be
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First 6:00  G.W. Bush Paintings

A Charlie Mitchell on immigration latest and gun check update.  

B  Tim Karr
C  Tim Karr/Free press on FCC considering high speed wifi
D  Derek Khanna Atlantic reporter
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First 6:00  North Korea uses "We are the World" in fantasy video of NYC incinerated
A  GOP and Obama on sequester 
B  Hayes Brown/Think Progress on Obama/drones
C  GOP/Rove fight

D  Cliff Schecter on Fox News whopper re solar power.  And, FNC firing Sarah Palin and Dick Morris.

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6:00 Obama releases skeet shoot photo to quiet right wing doubts

A) Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Combining Twitter with Pinterest

B) Activist of the Week: Michelle KInsey Bruns, hero for women's rights, who told anti-abortion high school students on Amtrak about her abortion

C) The slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, an Obama inauguration performer, and takign action to stop violence by ending poverty and ignorance -- with Kymone Freeman

D) How It Should Be: How people-powered activism should beat corporate-funded austerity in 2013

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