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In Solidarity Thom Hartmann is blacked out - with a few candles....Watch Now!

A good portion of the web is blacked out today in protest of two online piracy bills being considered in Congress: The Stop Online Piracy Act – or SOPA – in the House, and the Protect IP Act - or PIPA - in the Senate. Both bills are being heavily lobbied for by giant corporate media outlets and thus have been ignored in the mainstream news they own.

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 17th, 2012

Occupy the Courts this Friday for the 2nd anniversary of Citizens United! Join Thom outside the U.S. Supreme Court in DC at 12 noon or find an action in your here for details!

Hour One: Who's afraid of The Tempest? Arizona is banning, really! Jeff Biggers

Let The Recall Begin

Wisconsin Democrats are expected to turn in a truckload of signatures today in their recall Governor Scott Walker effort. While the exact number of signatures collected is still uncertain – organizers claim they have collected far more than the needed 540,000 signatures to trigger a recall against both Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

Is Colbert right - Mitt Romney is a Serial Killer?

Comedian Stephen Colbert is taking the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to its logical conclusion. As Colbert flirts with the idea of running for President in South Carolina – his SuperPAC just launched it’s first negative attack ad – going after front-runner Mitt Romney. Noting that Romney believes corporations are people and that Romney made a living slicing up and killing off corporations – Colbert’s SuperPAC called Rom

Daily Topics - Monday January 16th, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday observed

Hour One: Is Mitt Romney a serial killer? Seton Motley, Less Government

Hour Two: Will Gingrich's 'Bain' attacks help Romney in the long run? Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine

Hour Three: It's not Romney's fault Bain Capital was a corporate raider... Tom Pauken

Is Government by "Hostage Taking" Over?

The days of the Tea Party controlling Congress may be numbered. Congressional aides are suggesting that Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to work around his Tea Party members and negotiate with Democrats on a deal to extend the payroll tax cut when Congress reconvenes later this month.

Daily Topics - Friday January 13th, 2012

Please welcome Sam Seder, of Majority Report & Ring of Fire Radio in for Thom today

Hour One: "The Bain of Capitalism" - Robert Reich

Hour Two: Day of action for MLK's birthday - "Occupy the Dream"

Is America a nation in the midst of a class war?

More Americans think the nation is in the grips of class warfare than ever before. According to a new Pew Research Center survey – two-thirds of the nation believes there are “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor in America – that’s an increase of 19-points since 2009. Across all demographics – white, black, Hispanic – and across all political affiliations – Republican, Democrat, and Independents – as well as across all clas

Daily Topics - Thursday January 12th, 2012

Thom is live from Stockholm, Sweden

Hour One: Will the Republican attacks on Romney insulate him in the Fall from Democratic Bain attacks?

Hour Two: Thom talks politics with Rick Falkvinge-founder of Sweden's Pirate Party movement

Hour Three: Thom discusses Swedish/American politics with Lasse Lundeberg-Journalist & expert commentator

Are Republicans redistributing massive amounts of money to the top 1%?

Between all the debates, the interviews, and the campaign ads – doesn’t it seem like the Republicans candidates only care about helping rich people? That’s because that IS all they care about. According to a report by the Citizens for Tax Justice – which examined all the tax cut plans proposed by the candidates – the average tax cut for the 1% is 270 times greater than the tax cuts being proposed for the middle class. Not only th

Daily Topics - Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Thom checks in from Sweden / Plus, Election 2012 - New Hampshire Primary results...what's next? / And, the latest on Occupy the Courts - Steve Justino, Move to Amend

What will be the results of the New Hampshire primary?

It’s primary day in New Hampshire – and the votes are already being counted. Two New Hampshire communities – Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location – have a tradition of casting ballots at midnight – and out of 22 votes cast – Mitt Romney has a very, very early lead with 7 votes – Ron Paul has 5 – and Jon Huntsman has 4. Romney is expected to win big in New Hampshire – or at least he was before he inexplicably went on a tirade yesterday ab

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 10th, 2012

Please welcome progressive strategist & syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Latest from the New Hampshire Primary - John NIchols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Impact of the New Hampshire primary on election 2012 - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Thom is live from Reykjavik, Iceland

Hour One: Thom talks progressive politics with Lilja Mósesdóttir-Economist & Member of Parliament / Plus, Brynja Halldórsdóttir-Former Chairperson, Young-Leftist Greens

Will Mitt Romney win tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary?

Over the weekend, Mitt Romney had just two hurdles to jump before he cruises to a victory in tomorrow night’s New Hampshire Primary – and those were back-to-back debates on Saturday night and Sunday morning. After escaping the first debate completely unscathed – Romney was attacked in the second debate for being a career politician, making a living killing jobs, and being far too moderate to represent the Republican Party. Romney himse

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Republicans try to derail Paris Climate Summit.

This week, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to work out the future of global climate action.

But, while our President is overseas trying to come up with climate solutions, Republicans back in the states are undermining him at every turn. And, their typical obstruction could pose a threat to the entire Paris summit.

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