The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
First 6:00  DC Statehood latest.  Rand Paul inadervertently makes the case.
A. John Feehery on "Hastert rule" possibly holding up gun control in the House. Feehery says dump the rule.
B. David Dayen: Good filibuster reform v. Bad filibuster reform
C. David Frum: Discussion of SAM - Smart Approach to Marijuana
D. Frum: Inauguration; Guns debate; Future of GOP
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

First 6:00 Strom Thurmond had a girlfriend on death row. 
A. Shuster?Marans on Obama standing firm, ruling out mint the coin.
B. Shuster/Marans on Obama being bold on gun control. 
C. Beat the Press with Stephanie Miller.  GOP media/talk radio goes nuts over Obama use of executive orders. 
D. Cliff Schechter on Rush Limbaugh claiming dems engaged in criminal conspiracy to take away guns.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

1. David Frum forms "Smart Approach to Marijuana" to discourage its use. Description of his argument/invitation to discuss it on the show 
2. Alan Rosenblatt on social media - Inside Anonymous' strategy of denials of service
3. Activist of the Week: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton - DC's Congresswoman
4. Brad Johnson, Forecast the Facts, on hottest year ever + American Meteorological Society 
5. How It Should Be: How Geithner's legacy should be viewed and what we should do on housing policy
Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

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
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

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 EST

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

 

Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST