• Sexy Liberal Hal Sparks joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 9am ET / 6am PT for all three hours of Humpdays With Hal

• Comedian and actor Harry Shearer calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about his new album “Can’t Take A Hint”, and to share his thoughts on the 2012 political environment

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about the Ryan Budget Plan and about saving Medicare

• Actress Wendie Malick calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about her new play “Recipe” and about women in the modern day political movement

Mitt Romney on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of Republican Rep. Todd Akin and called on the congressman to drop out of the Missouri Senate race because of his recent, controversial remarks on rape and abortion. Akin, however, missed the 5pm deadline to drop out yesterday and remains in the race.

• Vice President Joe Biden, who will be in Florida as Republicans gather to nominate their presidential ticket, on Tuesday compared GOP critics of the Obama administration’s Wall Street reforms to “squealing pigs.

The Republican Party on Tuesday quietly approved a platform that calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortion, and which does not provide exceptions for victims of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.