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Democracy Now! - August 31, 2012 at 9:00am
Backed by Record Campaign War Chest, Romney Accepts GOP Presidential Nomination in Tampa; Top GOP Strategist Karl Rove Loses Cool Under Questioning from "Boss Rove" Author Craig Unger; Amy Goodman Questions Top GOP Donor David Koch: Does Concentration of Wealth Subvert Democracy?; Clint Eastwood...

Democracy Now! - August 30, 2012 at 9:00am
Daughter of Billionaire GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Pushes Democracy Now! Staff, Seizes Camera at RNC; Matt Taibbi: The Secret to Mitt Romney’s Fortune? Greed, Debt and Forcing Others to Foot the Bill; Inside the Convention: Questioning Republicans on Abortion, "Legitimate Rape" and Role of...

Democracy Now! - August 29, 2012 at 9:00am
RNC Launches with Tea Party’s Ted Cruz, Ann Romney and a "We Built It" Theme Shaped by Karl Rove; Mitt & Ann Romney Cast Aside "Moderate" Record on Abortion, Social Issues in Appeal to Extremist GOP; Presidential Hopeful Rocky Anderson: Dems, GOP United in Stymying Third-Party Candidacies in U.S....

Democracy Now! - August 28, 2012 at 9:00am
Party Time: RNC Awash in Corporate, Lobbyist-Funded Events for GOP Delegates and Lawmakers; Ex-Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Questioned on Vote Suppression, from ’04 to Wave of ID Laws; As ID Laws Risk Disenfranchisement, Intimidation Fears Grow With Tea Party Group’s "Poll Watcher"...

Democracy Now! - August 27, 2012 at 9:00am
Tropical Storm Isaac Spares Tampa Ahead of RNC, But Massive Security Operation Has City on Lockdown; Left Out of the RNC, Supporters Hold Farewell Gathering for Libertarian Favorite Ron Paul; Ron Paul Supporters Seek to Assert Presence at RNC in Tampa and Influence Long-Term Direction of GOP...

Democracy Now! - August 24, 2012 at 9:00am
NYPD Admits Muslim Spy Program Generated No Leads or Terrorism Investigations — Only Controversy; Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo Live from Occupied Russian Arctic Oil Rig While Being Hit with Water Cannon; Book Reveals Extensive Effort by Reagan, FBI to Undermine California’s Student Movement in 1960s...

Democracy Now! - August 23, 2012 at 9:00am
Was Bay Area Radical, Black Panther Arms Supplier Richard Aoki an Informant for the FBI?; "Subversives": How the FBI Fought the 1960s Student Movement and Aided Reagan’s Rise to Power.

Democracy Now! - August 22, 2012 at 9:00am
Akin Defies GOP Pleas to Exit Missouri Senate Race Before Deadline After Rape Comments Spark Uproar; Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom: Craig Unger on Stolen Votes, Political Attacks, Billionaire Ties.

Democracy Now! - August 21, 2012 at 9:00am
Todd Akin’s "Legitimate Rape" Comment Sheds Light on Paul Ryan’s Extreme Stance on Abortion; The Invisible Wounds of War: Number of Soldiers Committing Suicide Reaches Record High; Massacre in South Africa: Police Defend Killing of 34 Striking Workers at Platinum Mine.

Democracy Now! - August 20, 2012 at 9:00am
End the WikiLeaks Witch Hunt: Julian Assange’s Full Address from the Ecuadorean Embassy; Tariq Ali, Ex-U.K. Ambassador Craig Murray Praise Ecuador for Granting Asylum to Julian Assange; Solidarity Protests Held Worldwide After Russian Court Sentences Pussy Riot Members to 2-Year Term; "Nonprofits"

Democracy Now! - August 16, 2012 at 9:00am
Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum; U.S. Seen as "Hidden Hand" Behind U.K. Threat to Raid Embassy; Undocumented Youth Line Up By the Thousands as Temporary Immigration Reprieve Takes Effect; "Back Off": Assange Attorney Michael Ratner Urges U.K., U.S. to Respect Asylum Decision, Int’l Law; Mexican

Democracy Now! - August 15, 2012 at 9:00am
Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy on the Escalating Talk of a Military Attack on Iran; From Military Threats to Crippling Sanctions, U.S.-Israel Posturing on Iran Stokes Fears of War; Iranian Americans Warn Harsh U.S. Sanctions Could Restrict Aid to Iran’s Earthquake Victims; 77 Years After FDR Signs..

Democracy Now! - August 14, 2012 at 9:00am
Egypt’s Morsi Ousts Top Generals, But Key Military Insiders Tapped to Fill the Gaps; Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Zabadani, a Syrian Town Under Siege with No End in Sight; Scholar Omar Dahi on the Economic and Human Toll of Syria’s Worsening Refugee Crisis; Paul Ryan’s Hometown of Janesville...

Democracy Now! - August 13, 2012 at 9:00am
"An Extreme Choice": Embracing Ayn Rand, GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan Backs Dismantling New Deal; The Paul Ryan Vision of America: Ban Abortion, Defund Contraception, Outlaw In Vitro Fertilization.

Democracy Now! - August 10, 2012 at 9:00am
Romney’s Death Squad Ties: Bain Launched With Millions From Oligarchs Behind Salvadoran Atrocities; Report From Turkey-Syria Border: Syrian Refugees Report "Horrific Carnage" in Besieged Aleppo; From Saudis to Soccer, Women Make Strides at Summer Olympics, But Are They Pawns of Backward IOC?

Democracy Now! - August 9, 2012 at 9:00am
Academic Who Knew Sikh Shooter Wade Michael Page Says Neo-Nazi Soldiers, Musicians Shaped His Hatred; Author: Sikh Temple Massacre is the Outgrowth of Pervasive White Supremacism in U.S. Military Ranks; Former DHS Analyst Daryl Johnson on How He Was Silenced for Warning of Far-Right Militants in U.S

Democracy Now! - August 8, 2012 at 9:00am
DREAM Activist: I Infiltrated Florida Facility to Expose How U.S. Still Detaining Youth Immigrants; Chevron Oil Refinery Fire in Richmond, California Forces Over 900 Residents to Hospitals; Texas Executes Man With IQ of 61; State Cites Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” To Justify Killing.

Democracy Now! - August 7, 2012 at 9:00am
Neo-Nazi Rampage: Army Psy-Ops Vet, White Power Musician ID’d As Gunman in Sikh Temple Shooting; Sikh Community Activist Simran Jeet Singh: After Wisconsin Attack, I Refuse to Live In Fear; Ignoring Supreme Court Ruling, Texas Prepares to Execute Mentally Retarded Prisoner.

Democracy Now! - August 6, 2012 at 9:00am
Fear and Outrage in Wisconsin After 6 Killed at Sikh Temple; Gunman ID’d as White Supremacist Vet; Sikh Temple Shooting Stokes Fears in Community With Deep Roots in Wisconsin and Across U.S.; Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting Latest Tragedy to Befall Community in Wave of Post-9/11 Attacks...

Democracy Now! - August 3, 2012 at 9:00am
Charles Glass: With Annan’s Exit & Influx of Foreign Arms, Syria’s Violence "Seems the Only Way Out"; WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower’s Wide Impact in Region Where Assange Seeks Asylum; Gore Vidal Remembered: 2003 Interview With Late Iconoclastic Writer & Longtime Critic of U.S. ...

Democracy Now! (9 am) - August 2, 2012 at 9:00am

Democracy Now! - August 1, 2012 at 9:00am
Longtime Critic of U.S. Empire, Iconoclastic Writer Gore Vidal Dies at 86; As U.S. Postal Service Faces Default, Critics See Manufactured Crisis to Speed Up Privatization; Rep. Dennis Kucinich Unveils Movement-Fueled "Kucinich Action" to Continue Advocacy Post-Congress; DREAM Activist Speaks Out...

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