The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
1. Petition latest: Prosecute Dianne Feinstein gets 27,000 signatures. White House responds to Piers Morgan deportation drive.
2. Colin Goddard, of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and survivor of Virginia Tech shooting, on Biden gun safety commission recommendations
3. Members of Congress spend over half their day raising money
4-5. Social Security debate rematch: Spandan Chakrabarti, publisher of The People's View v. Daniel Marans, Executive Producer of #TAN
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

1. White House responds to Death Star petition and would Newt Gingrich be Captain of the Death Star
2. Shuster solo - week in news, politics
3. Dave Zirin - Latest, forthcoming book, end of NHL lockout, creepy sports anchors 
4. Alex Jones and conservative media compares Obama/guns to Hitler and Stalin. Plus, Joe/Mika on MSNBC 
5. Cliff Schecter on right-wing gun craziness - Exhibit A: Alex Jones' Piers Morgan freakout 
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm 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

Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

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

Hour 1

1. White House petition update - Give Biden a reality TV show and more...

2. Fiscal cliff deal/what's in it... what's not. Shuster/Marans

3. Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Institute - Obama says "no negotiations" over debt ceiling.  Should we believe him?  And what about the corporate giveaways in cliff deal?  

4. Lawmaker lewdness? Boehner tells Reid to go f**k himself; Peter King calls for decency. Charles Showalter discusses.

5.  Cliff Schecter: Ann Coulter/GOP media logic. Plus, debt ceiling negotiations.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

1. DC sports update wiht Mitch Malasky

2. EXCLUSIVE: @DEBBYGIRL1 of Anonymous gives us a look inside the war on Westboro Baptist Church

3. ALan Rosenblatt explains the social media firepower behind Anonymous righteous war on WBC

4. Activist of the Week: Zaid Jilani, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

5. How It Should Be: How we should expand Social Security and Medicare

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

1. The Deported? What to make of the Piers Morgan petition and other weird White House petitions

2. Daniel Newhauser, Roll Call: GOP angling to blame Dems for fiscal cliff dive

3. "It's the end of the world as we know it": Ice caps melting faster than we think

4. Chained CPI benefit cut or not? Okay or not? Daniel Marans v. Spandan Chakrabarti, The People's View 

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

1. DC Statehood 

2. SHuster politics and fiscal cliff round-up

3. NRA and Wayne LaPierre: Evil genius or just evil?

4. Shuster: David Gregory should apologize for using illegal ammo clip on Meet the Press

5. Cliff Schecter on Dick Armey, The National Review, and right-wing hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Hour 3
First 6:00 Preview of special DC Sports Beat with Mitch Malasky on Jews in sports
1  Social Meda with Alan Rosenblatt - Anonymous declaring war on Westboro Baptist Church
2  Activist of the Week: Erik Loomis, who got death threats for tweeting that he wanted Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick
3  Shuster leads discussion of DC statehood bill introduced by Lieberman
4  Daniel Marans "How It Should Be" - How Obama should nominate top cabinet posts
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 2
First 6:00 Marans on the remedies he used to beat his cold
1  John Yarmouth (D-KY) on changing his mind about gun control 
2  Shuster on Bill O'Reilly spending more time on War on Xmas than actual wars.
3  Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters on "Rush Limbaugh, Misinformer of the Year"
4. Ari Rabin-Havt and Shuster 
Direct download: hour2_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT