Countdown to Cuts, Climate Change, Media Madness and Drones

  As you can see from the picture above, the GOP has taken to calling the cuts mandated by the Sequester "Obamaquester".  But this slide from a John Boehner-delivered Power Point presentation appears to show that it was the Speaker who wanted it! At the Daily Beast, John Avlon reports  I happened to come across an old email that throws cold water on House Republicans’ attempts to call this “Obama’s Sequester.” It’s a PowerPoint presentation that Boehner’s office developed with the Republican Policy Committee and sent out to the Capitol Hill GOP on July 31, 2011. Intended to explain the [...]

One More Day of Double Duty!

  **Audio fixed to include entire show... sorry for the inconvenience!*** Randi Rhodes returns from a long Presidents Day Weekend tomorrow, so I get to fill in one more day! This afternoon, we'll chat with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten!  Also on the show this afternoon, Lee Fang of The Nation and comedian/broadcaster Julianna Forlano. Julianna will also be on my show this morning, talking about Sunday's Forward on Climate rally. She was there, and did lots of interviews, including these: And it's Tuesday, so The Political Carnival's GottaLaff brought us these stories to talk about today: VIDEO– [...]

President’s Day Two-Fer

Yep, it's another double header today, so not much time for a lengthy post... you'll just have to listen:) This afternoon on the Randi Rhodes Show, I'll speak with the Amazing Kreskin (yes, he's still alive), Forbes' token liberal Rick Ungar, and Howie Klein will update us on how the solar panels on his house are working out for him, plus lots more.... On my show this morning, we talk about yesterday's Forward on Climate rally in DC, strange coincidences, and a lot more.  Of course since it's Monday, Nicole Belle joins in for "Fools on the Hill".  She brought [...]

Working for a Living… or Not

  Just how much constitutes a living wage? Minimum wage certainly doesn't cut it.  Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has stood at $7.25 an hour - though some states pay less and a few paid more.   But if you were paid the federal minimum and were lucky enough to get 40 hours of work a week, you'd gross a whopping $290 for that week's work... and if you never took a day off, you'd gross an annual income of $15,080. For a family of two, that qualifies you as earning less than the federal poverty limit. In a nutshell, corporations [...]

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