The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
1. Kevin Roose of New York Magazine on how Fix the Debt became a CEO/Wall St. kaffeklatsche of influence peddling
2. Charlie Mitchell on Filibuster reform
3. President Obama's challenges on foreign policy: Susan Rice, Syria, and Palestinian state recognition at UN. (Shuster, Marans, and Mitch Malasky)
4. Aziz Abu Sarah, Palestinian peace activist and author, on hope for a 2-state solution despite recent events
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

1. Shuster political roundup including latest Obama v. Boehner
2. The real fiscal cliff: Corporate profits continue to hit record high, wages hit record low. (Shuster + Marans)
3. Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation, on Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, the NFL handling of it, and 
4. Cliff Schecter on Bob Costas stance against gun culture, and Fox News' sadly predictable smear campaign against him
Direct download: TAN_12.5_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

1. Alan Rosenblatt on how Weibo, China's version of Twitter, is opening up China 
2. Corporate/social responsibility in media:  Fox News' anti-American, false reporting of the "war on Christmas"
3. Activist of the Week: Josh Stearns of Free Press on holding the FCC accountable and preventing Rupert Murdoch from monopolizing media
4. How it should be: How we should keep money out of elections and how the media should point out conflicts of interests, like Simpson & Bowles getting $40,000 a speech
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:40am EST

1.Shuster roundup of week's political news & events - including shots fired on Benghazi, and UN Amabssador Susan Rice
2. Allie Braswell, CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, on Florida GOP officials acknowledging politically motivated voter suppression 
3. Marans on what he saw at the Black Friday protest at Walmart in Secaucus, NJ 
4. Matt Stoller of Salon on Walmart protest effectiveness & progressive strategy in Obama's 2nd term
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:35am EST

1. Charlie Mitchell on latest Congress/Obama regarding Bush tax cuts
2. Charlie Mitchell on lame duck Congress: sequester & other issues. Is Social Security off table in fiscal cliff negotiations as Durbin says?
3. Marans on Grover Norquist - The man behind the infamous "Taxpayer Protection Pledge"?
4. Cliff Schechter on Obama/White House strategy... plus, potential Rand Paul GOP candidacy in 2016. 
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:28am EST