The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (politics)

Hour 2

6:00 Mafia steals 42,000 lb cheese in Wisconsin / Rick Ross raps casually about rape

 

A Grand Bargain Update – Will Obama offer Social Security, Medicare cuts in budget resolution?/This American Life screws up Our American Disability Insurance (CEPRCBPPCentury Foundation takedowns)

 

Immigration reform moves forward / Rep. Don Young calls Mexicans“wetbacks”

 

C-D Dr. Michael Lind on “defeating the useless rich” – based on 3-part series in Salon on the unproductive new rentier class and how they hurt the economy

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Hour 1

A Pres. Obama's trip to Middle East
B Budget battles update - Charlie Mitchell
C Ammo clip ban on life support - Cliff Schecter
D Right wing Iraq War nuts go unpunished - Cliff Schecter / Marans on recent business-labor dispute over guest workers
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

Hour 2
A-B Ali Gharib reports from Ramallah on Obama visit to Israel, and Palestinian protest movement
C-D Michael Cohen, The Guardian US, on Israel/Palestine / Syria situation
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Hour 3
A Dr. Digipol: Exclusive interview with Andre Oboler, Monash U. prof, and author new social media report
B-C Activist of the Week: Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA agent and advocate for a world without nuclear weapons 
D How It Should Be: Sen. Sherrod Brown's Bill Ending Too-Big-To-Fail Banks
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

First 6: Chinese hackers attack
A Dr. Digipol on @UniteBlue/@ConnecttheLeft controversy
B Activist of the Week - Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director for Voting Rights, NAACP
C-D Rep. Alan Grayson on sequester; Stopping Social Security cuts
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

First 6: Winning reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
A Shaunna Thomas on sexism at the Oscars/Christine Quinn holding up NYC paid sick leave
B Shaunna Thomas on OFA taking $500,000 for access/Jay Carney squirming at press conference
C CREDO petition: MSNBC should disclose Rendell's conflicts of interest 
D Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics on CPAC, future of conservatives 
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

First 6: Ikea horse meat  
A Sequester latest
B Shane-O on Supreme Court oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act 
C Assault weapons hearings/gun control latest 
D Cliff on Keith Ellison's appearance on Fox News / Right-wing flipout over Michelle Obama at Oscars
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Hour 3
First six minutes: Mafia jumps into green energy 
A Alan Rosenblatt - Social Media: Beyonce, Fix the Senate, and Democrats take down site attacking Mark Zuckerberg 
B Activist of the Week, Jorge Parra, on hunger strike to protest GM abuses in Colombia
C David Toscano, Democratic Leader in Virginia House of Delegates re GOP electoral vote-splitting scheme
D How it should be: How Democrats should admit we aren't spending too much
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

1-5 Hour 3: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 3

1. DC gun laws/latest on David Gregory

2. Rosenblatt social media

3. Activist of the Week: Erin Matson, independent women's rights leader and former Vice President for Action at NOW 

4. The implications of impending nomination of Chuck Hagel as Sec. Def - Ali Gharib, Senior Editor, Open Zion

5. How It Should Be: Economic justice should be as trendy as social liberties

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

1-5 Hour 2: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 2

1. Susie Cagle, writer & illustrator at Grist.org, enviro news/blog, on the environmental impact of the pot growing industry 

2. Charlie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Take Action News: Fiscal cliff reaction / Coming debt ceiling-sequester showdown

3. Charlie Mitchell: House Sandy recovery package/Christie's freakout presser / Violence Against Women Act; Joe Biden as negotiator in chief. 

4. Kevin Madden, former Romney spokesman, on GOP in disarray, Boehner leadership, immediate GOP future

5. Platinum coin for $1T to lift debt ceiling? Joe Weisenthal, Deputy Editor, Business Insider on movement to #MintTheCoin

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT