This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Hal Sparks joins us in studio at 6:05am for all three hours of “Humpdays With Hal.”

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) calls in at 6:35am to talk about health care reform.

Karl Frisch, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, calls in at 7:05am to co-host Right Wing World.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) calls in at 7:35am to talk about the economy and jobs

Promising “this is only the beginning,” President Barack Obama announced more than $8 billion in federal loan guarantees Tuesday for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the United States in nearly three decades.

Toyota is considering a recall of the most popular car in the U.S., its hot-selling Corolla subcompact, after complaints about power steering problems — another blow to the world’s largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety problems.

Only a third of U.S. voters think that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected this year, according to a new national poll. That’s the lowest number ever recorded for that question in a CNN survey. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, released Tuesday, indicates that only 34 percent feel that current federal lawmakers deserve re-election, with 63 percent saying no.

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Tonight On The Randi Rhodes Show

Bye-Bayh!

How bad can things get? For Democrats, that’s an exasperated question. For Republicans, it’s more like a threat. They’re the ones making things bad, and not just out of their natural incompetence. Their obstructionism and obstinacy in the Senate are forcing Democrats with low thresholds for idiocy to quit politics. The latest victim is Democratic Indiana Senator Evan Bayh.  Bayh said he quit because “There’s just too much brain-dead partisanship.” The United States Senate used to be known as the world’s greatest deliberative body. Now that body is brain-dead, thanks to the paralysis brought on by Republicans. And things aren’t going to get any better. You know that if anything is brain dead, the Republicans will insist on keeping it on life support while they pull Bill Frist out of retirement to announce that it’s perfectly alert according to his long-distance diagnosis. This must be the ultimate Republican plan—to obstruct government so badly that anybody with any sense will get out. Then they can take over again. If Republicans can’t run things, they spend all their energy running things into the ground. Actually, Republicans run things into the ground even when they’re in charge. At least they’re consistent.
It seems only natural that the people who have ground government to a halt would get together with the people who blame government for all their problems. Today “leaders” of the tea party are meeting with Republican National Committee “leader” Michael Steele.  And please note that in both cases, the word “leader” is in quotation marks. In the case of the tea party, they deny that they have any leaders. In the case of the Republicans, most of them deny that Michael Steele is their leader. Well, this is demographically awkward! The only black Republican is going to meet with a group that has virtually no African-American members. That’s right—the tea party has about as many black members as the Osmond Family. And these tea partiers have never formulated an actual agenda. So a group who has no plan is going to meet with a group whose only plan is “no.” Classic. I would describe this as a meeting of the minds, but everyone involved is out of their minds. I don’t want to be anywhere near these nutcases… which is probably what Evan Bayh has been thinking about life in the Senate.

Today On The Norman Goldman Show

The banks need a serious dose of justice served on them – and we do that today! Bank spending on bribing our elected officials – pardon me – “lobbying” – is way up this year.

Senate gridlock has forced out Evan Bayh (D-In) and he is now saying what we have been saying all along – the Senate is broken – and the rules need re-writing. Will the Senate do what WE need them to do, or will they continue playing THEIR games at OUR expense?

The President has announced huge taxpayer subsidies for nuclear power. Where’s the “magic of the marketplace” and where are the Republicans to bash this profligate spending of taxpayer dollars?

We bang away for justice every day – right here – where justice is served – The Norman Goldman Show!

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Today On The Ed Schultz Show

Sam Stein, Political Reporter at the Huffington Post, joins the 1st hour of Today’s show to discuss Sen. Evan Bayh, D-IN, stepping down, and what it means to the Democrats’ struggle over the issue of centrist versus liberal.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-CT, joins the 2nd hour of Today’s show to discuss the upcoming televised bi-partisan meeting with President Obama on health care.

The Obama Administration defends the stimulus package in an organized effort. We’ll give you the details.

The Taliban’s top military commander is captured in Pakistan. We’ll talk about what it means in the fight against terror.

President Barack Obama is looking to return to a more disciplined campaign style. We’ll bring you the latest.

Today On The Thom Hartmann Show

Hour Two: “Everything You Know is Wrong – What’s it really like to lose it all?” Thom talks to Alexandra Penney, author of The Bag Lady Papers www.amazon.com/The-Bag-Lady-Papers

Hour Three: Should an 11 year old who murders be tried as an adult? Thom mixes it up with prosecuting attorney Josh Marquis coastda.com

This Morning On The Stephanie Miller Show

Charlie Pierce, Boston Globe writer and author of “Idiot America,” calls in at 7:30am to talk about Evan Bayh’s retirement, and other news of the day.

Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren’t buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.

The Taliban’s top military commander has been captured in Pakistan in a joint operation by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence forces, The New York Times reported. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, described as the No. 2 behind Taliban founder and Osama bin Laden associate Mullah Muhammad Omar, has been in Pakistan’s custody for several days.

President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections. Obama’s fellow Democrats planned to tout programs putting people back to work under the $787 billion spending bill.

US retail sales opened the year with a bigger-than-expected bounce, official data showed Friday in a report suggesting recovery from recession is gaining momentum. “Consumers opened their wallets a little wider and that is good news for the economy,” said Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors.

Today On The Thom Hartmann Show

Hour Two: ”The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing it is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time” Thom challenges conservative Rod Paige, former Secretary of Education under George W. Bush, about his new book www.rodpaige.com

Hour Three: Economic crisis…who’s recovering, who’s not and why? Thom talks with global economists Eamonn Fingleton inJapan www.unsustainable.org and Steve Keen in Australia www.debtdeflation.com