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Small Bank Bailout, Brad Manning Papers, Too Dumb For Democracy

­While big banks received billions in federal bailout funds, smaller regional banks that are arguably the core of the U.S. financial system are at risk of collapse. Thom talks with Michael Hudson about saving these banks from disaster. Then, WikiLeaks leaker Brad Manning is back in the news after word surfaced that he was conversing with notorious hacker Adrian Lamo. Thom talks with Jane Hamsher about what could be ahead for Manning and Julian Assange. Also, can the hyper-partisanship that is plaguing U.S. democracy be cured? Thom talks with Dr. Brendan Nyhan and debates with Seton Motley about this problem plaguing our society. Finally, Thom counts down the Top 5 Political Smackdowns of 2010.

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