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Full Show 8/28/15: Sanders says old establishment politics won’t work

In tonight’s progressive roundtable, Thom and his guests discuss Bernie Sanders and his thoughts on establishment politics. At the DNC meeting in Minneapolis, Sanders says old establishment politics and old establishment economics will not work. And the question still remains…is Joe Biden going to run for president? Democratic insiders don’t think so, but is there truth to this report? Then Katherine Culliton Gonzalez, Director of Voter Protection at the Advancement Project joins our panel to talk about voter suppression. Alabama is planning to close most of their DMV offices where voters apply and get their voter IDs. Then later in the show, the panel discuss Rand Paul and his comment on changing the Black Lives Matter name to All Lives Matter or Innocent Lives Matter. And hedge fund managers are taking over Baltimore, buying up people’s small debt and charging predatory interest rates on those debts.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Sanders the Populist & Trump the Fascist

America's Lawyer Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio, joins Thom. The Koch Brothers have pledged to spend almost 1 billion dollars on the 2016 elections. But are they now more concerned with keeping control of the House and Senate than winning the presidency for Republicans?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Time To Start Treating Guns Like Abortions

The Supreme Court ruled that Americans have an individual right to bear arms - but they've also ruled that women have an individual right to access to safe abortions. So why don't we start regulating these two individual rights in the same way?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Will This Movie Change How You See the World?

Monica Ord, with the film, Chloe & Theo, joins Thom. Climate change is impacting every corner of our planet. That might not be obvious in the daily lives of people who live in cities or even across a lot of the United States where the climate is largely temperate all year around. It might not be obvious to fossil-fuel funded climate deniers like "Mr. Snowball" Jim Inhofe. It's obvious in every remote corner of the world - it's obvious to island communities that are facing rising sea levels and disappearing land to live on. The film looks at the story of Theo Ikummaq - an Inuit man who travelled from his home in the Arctic to speak to speak with world leaders about the catastrophic impact that climate change is having in the Arctic.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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A Corporatist Peek Behind Trump

Mark Ames, Pando Daily/Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond, joins Thom. Behind the Trump/Stone Split. Many Americans first heard about the relationship between Donald Trump and operative Roger Stone when the former fired the latter from his campaign earlier this month. But their not-so-secret alliance actually goes back decades - what can it tell us about the real goals of Trump 2016?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Lookout for Pesticides in Paradise

Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch, joins Thom. For today's green report, we go to Hawaii - where 90% of the industrial GMO corn grown in the United States was originally tested. Now the island is dominated by chemical companies like Dow, BASF, Syngenta and DuPont. And those companies spray 17 times more pesticide per acre than is used on ordinary cornfields in the continental United States - just so that they can test new strains of herbicide resistant GMO corn. And the health outcomes in Kauai are telling - tune in and discover just how bad this is.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Something Very Very Wrong w/Voting Machines in KS?

Dr. Elizabeth Clarkson PhD, Wichita State University, joins Thom. Thom asks Elizabeth how and why did she realized that there might be something going on with these voting machines and what her lawsuit is about.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Full Show 8/27/15: Behind the Trump-Stone Split

Tonight on The Big Picture, Thom talks with Mark Ames, Senior Editor at Pando Daily about the Donald Trump and Roger stone split. Mark breaks down the relationship between the two and reveals interesting points about the Trump campaign. Then lawyer and host of Ring of Fire Radio, Mike Papantonio joins Thom to talk about former KKK leader, David Duke’s support for Trump. Is Trump the candidate for white supremacists?

And state and county officials in Kansas are blocking the release of voting machine logs to Wichita State University. Mathematician Beth Clarkson, who has requested these records under the Kansas open records act talks to Thom about this case and what could be wrong with voting machines in Kansas. In tonight’s Green Report, Patty Lovera talks to Thom about the use of pesticides and filmmaker, Monica Ord tells us about her new film, “Chloe & Theo,” which highlights the story of Theo Ikummaq who travels from his home in the Arctic to speak to world leaders about the impact of climate change.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Politics Panel - How To Stop Guns

Scott Greer, The Daily Caller & Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel & Kevin Martin, Project 21 join Thom. Two journalists were shot to death while filing a report live on-air earlier today in Virginia. The fact that it was on live television shocked the country - but what about the fact that the shooter got a gun so easily?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Politics Panel - David Duke Endorses Donald Trump

Scott Greer, The Daily Caller & Sam Sacks, The District Sentinel & Kevin Martin, Project 21 join Thom.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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How To Stop the Coming Economic Crash

James Henry, Columbia University Center for Sustainable International Investment join Thom. The Obama administration says that the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill has made it easier for us to weather financial storms like this week's 1000 point swing in the Dow. But is that really true? Is our financial sector really more stable now than it was 7 years ago at the start of the recession? The answer….tune in.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Full Show 8/26/15: Should guns be treated like abortions?

In tonight’s Big Picture Rumble, Thom discusses gun control after two journalists were shot during a live interview in Virginia. Scott Greer, Sam Sacks, and Kevin Martin join in the conversation to talk about guns and abortions and how both are constitutionally protected. So, why don’t we treat them the same?

And another supporter has been added to the Donald Trump list. Former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke endorsed Trump on his show recently. The Rumble continues their debate on poverty and the fight for minimum wage.

Then James Henry, Senior Fellow from the Columbia University Center talks to Thom about the latest economic news coming out of the stock market and asks him if Dodd-Frank has protected us from financial disaster. Thom wraps the show up with Your Take, My Take and responds to some of your social media comments.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Full Show 8/25/15: Presidential Push for Joe Biden

Tonight on The Big Picture, Sam Sacks fills in for Thom and hosts the politics panel to discuss Vice President Joe Biden’s potential run for the White House and how Donald Trump’s media appearances are boosting TV ratings. Then after the break, the panel takes a look at John Kasich’s campaign. According to Public Policy Polling, Kasich is trailing second behind Donald Trump. Then Stephen Spaulding, Policy Counsel for Common Cause joins Sam to discuss conflict minerals. Last week, part of a SEC rule that requires companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals was struck down by a DC circuit court. Later in the show, Sam breaks down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and in tonight’s Crazy Alert, we take a look at a tub of organic butter that looks just like Donald Trump.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Full Show 8/24/15: Market Meltdown

Tonight on The Big Picture, Thom takes a look at the U.S. and global markets and discusses the state of both economies.

Dr. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism joins Thom to talk about Monday’s historic lows in the financial markets. Richard Wolff breaks down China’s economy and if the devaluation of the yuan is the root to this market meltdown. Then Thom and Richard take a look at the U.S. economy and review wage growth, inequality, and pensions.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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Full Show 8/21/15: Is Bernie Sanders the Criminal Reform Candidate?

In today’s progressive roundtable, Thom discusses the Ashley Madison hack and its exposed users including former reality TV star and lobbyist, Josh Duggar. Thom and his guests talk about Bernie Sanders and his plan to abolish prison profiting and then the discussion continues with presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. The show then takes a look at the lack of health insurance. According to a new study by the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation and the Urban Institute, much of this has to do with the ongoing Republican blockade of Medicaid expansion. Prescription cost is also becoming a huge problem, there are 72 percent of Americans who think the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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