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A High Functioning Democracy Needs A High Quality Infrastructure

This week - a small Washington State town is mourning the deaths of two parents and their infant son - after debris from a highway overpass struck their truck. Isn't it time to prevent more tragedies like this one - and finally invest in our nation's infrastructure? When it comes to infrastructure - Republicans are putting politics over American lives.

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Full Show 4/16/15: Is Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes A Hero?

Thom discusses Doug Hughes’ risky move to get money out of politics with Common Cause’s Stephen Spaulding, whether Hillary Clinton is moving to the left with veteran union organizer Stewart Acuff, and why we need to get rid of “pay to play” cops with Sheriff Richard Mack. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom details the latest tragedy of our failing infrastructure.

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Rumble - Right wing Freak Out About Sharia Law

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America & Nick Adams, The American Boomerang / Townhall & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist all join Thom Hartmann. For today's example of utter conservative stupidity - we head to Idaho - where a right-wing freakout about SHARIA LAW has put the state at risk of losing almost $46 million in federal funding. Seriously - I'm not kidding

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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No Child Left Behind Has Harmed America

Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association joins Thom Hartmann. 13 years after its creation - some teaching experts now say that No Child Left Behind has been a total and absolute failure. Why is that? And what can we actually do to improve our education system?

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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Rumble - How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Walmart

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America & Nick Adams, The American Boomerang / Townhall & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist all join Thom Hartmann. Meanwhile - according to a new study out of the University of California Berkeley's Labor Center - America's biggest welfare queens cost American taxpayers $152.8 billion every year. And who are those welfare queens you might be asking? Low wage employers - of course!

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Full Show 4/15/15: The Premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Doc “Restoration”

Thom airs “Restoration,” the last in a series of four climate change documentaries narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and presented by Thom Hartmann. Tonight’s Big Picture Rumble talks Hillary’s words on campaign finance reform, how much of our tax dollars are going to subsidize workers at companies like Walmart and McDonalds, and whether Republicans in Congress will repeal the estate tax.

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 4/14/15: Bill O’Reilly’s “White” Dream

Thom discusses how the FBI is trying to keep their stingray spying program from going public with Governor Jesse Ventura, host of “Off the Grid.” Tonight’s Politics Panel talks Congress’ Iran bill and whether Obama will sign it, whether Congress will give Obama fast-track power with the TPP, and whether Hillary Clinton will be strong on climate change. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses Bill O’Reilly’s “war on white males.”

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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The True Face of Libertarianism Exposed

Mark Ames, Pando Daily / Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion from Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond joins Thom. Rand Paul is the face of Libertarianism at the moment - and he makes it sound so hip and cool. But - is libertarianism really all that it's cracked up to be?

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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Hillary - Will Sexism Trump Racism in America?

Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast joins Thom Hartmann. The other reason why misogynistic attacks against Clinton aren't a suprise is because women have always been kept down a peg in America. After all - blacks got the right to vote before women did. Heck - even corporations have more “rights” than women today. Unfortunately - misogyny is deeply rooted in our society today. So - the question becomes - what role are misogynistic attacks going to play as Hillary Clinton campaigns to become the next President of the United States?

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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Why Hillary Changed on the Columbian Trade Deal

David Sirota, International Business Times Just a few days before Hillary Clinton announced her presidential run - a new report was released detailing how Clinton Foundation donations may have influenced one of her decisions as Secretary of State. So - did Clinton hand out some favorable treatment - and how will this latest controversy affect her presidential run?

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Dear Police... Stop Treating Americans Like We're ISIS

If we want to change the behavior of our militarized police - we can start by modelling ourselves on our friends across the pond.

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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Proof of Male Privilege

Alex Blank Millard, XOJane / Alternet joins Thom Hartmann. For some - trolling is just good-natured fun - but it also has a dark side - a dark side that reveals a lot about the sexism ingrained in our culture.

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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Wow - This Is What the Bankers Did to Greece

Zaid Jilani, Alternet It's no little secret that austerity has ravaged Greece - but now we're learning just a how big a hit the Greek people took. When will world leaders realize that austerity doesn't work?

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 4/13/15: Hillary Announces. Media Obsesses.

Thom discusses Hillary’s presidential announcement with The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift, how Hillary changed her stance on a trade deal after receiving donations from a Columbian oil company with International Business Times’ David Sirota, and the true history of libertarianism with PandoDaily’s Mark Ames. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how our nation’s police officers need to stop acting liking warriors and start acting like the public servants that they are.

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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Tehran Tom Wants War!

Nicole Williams, Democratic Strategist & Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research & Jean Card, Jean Card Ink / U.S. News & World Report all join Thom Hartmann. Tehran Tom Cotton - the leader of the 47 traitors - thinks a war against Iran would be a breeze.

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