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Full Show 4/13/16: Major Endorsements for Bernie Sanders

Tonight’s Rumble talks Bernie’s endorsements by Sen. Jeff Merkley and the Transport Workers Union of America, how to break up the big banks, and how equal pay for women would be a big boost to the economy. Thom discusses the Verizon strike in New York with labor reporter Cole Stangler and the media blackout of the Democracy Spring with activist Shani Smith.

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Full Show 4/12/16: RT’s Lee Camp Arrested at Democracy Spring

Tonight’s Politics Panel talks the return of Jude Wanniski’s Two-Santa Claus Theory, Hillary calling out Obama’s plan to cut New York’s anti-terrorism funding, and Paul Ryan’s latest thoughts on him becoming the GOP nominee. Thom discusses the Democracy Spring campaign with activist and author Derek Cressman, the Make Polluters Pay Campaign with Green for All’s Vien Tuong, and how to mobilize the student vote with Campus Election Engagement Project’s Paul Loeb.

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Democracy Spring Is Not Being Televised….In the Corporate Media

Derek Cressman, When Money Talks: The High Price of Free Speech and the Selling of Democracy, joins Thom. Hundreds were arrested today at the second straight of Democracy Spring protests on Capitol Hill. So where was the corporate media?

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There is Still Lead in the Flint Water

Vien Truong, Green For All, joins Thom. As reports emerge that Flint - Michigan's water is still contaminated with unhealthy levels of lead - activists are gearing up for a new push to tackle pollution head on. How do they plan to make polluters pay?

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Politics Panel - No Porn If You Live IN NC!

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Alex Lawson, Social Security Works & Hughey P. Newsome, Bold.global/Move-On-Up joins Thom. Porn website xhamster dot com is banning users from North Carolina from accessing its - um - content. The move is the latest example of corporate backlash to the Tar Heel state's new anti-LGBT discrimination law - which governor Pat McCrory signed into law last month

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Politics Panel - Cutting Social Security - Dem vs. Dem

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Alex Lawson, Social Security Works & Hughey P. Newsome, Bold.global/Move-On-Up joins Thom. It’s now been 40 since Wanniski first outlined the Two Santa Claus strategy - and while Democrats have never pulled the trigger - they’ve come very - very close to shooting Santa. Back in 2011 - for example - President Obama made big cuts to Social Security a major part of his failed Grand Bargain plan. But now the days of Democrats holding a gun to the head of their own Santa Claus might be ending. As the Huffington Post reports today - California Attorney General and Senate candidate Kamala Harris is one of a handful of Democrats running in tight races who are now using their opponents past support for cutting social security against them. It used to be considered good politics for Democrats to flirt with killing Santa. Now the opposite is true. This is good news for the Democratic Party - which always does best when it runs as the party of Santa Claus

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Can GOP Voter Suppression Efforts Ever Be Stopped? Progressive Roundtable

Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View (ch.126) & Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee(PCCC) join Thom. Thankfully - Wisconsin's new voter suppression ID law is being challenged - once again - in court. On Thursday - the ACLU has asked a three judge panel on a federal appeals court to loosen at least some of its restrictions. But without a national, consitutional right to vote - can Republican voter suppression efforts really ever be stopped? Special Guest on Voting Rights: Jonathan Brater, Democracy Program-The Brennan Center for Justice

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What Effect Would A Contested Convention Have On The Right?

Curtis Ellis, Obamatrade.com/American Jobs Alliance, joins Thom. So where is all this anti-establishment fervor coming from on the right? Why do Republican voters think that Congressional Republicans are betraying them? And what happens if we really do get a contested convention?

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Joe Madison, “A Moment Is Not A Revolution” Progressive Roundtable

Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View (ch.126) & Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee(PCCC) join Thom. Are Democrats actually saying in this election - is that they're rejecting "Third Way" politics?

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Is Our Primary System Undemocratic? Progressive Roundtable

Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View (ch.126) & Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee(PCCC) join Thom. So with the superdelegates skewing the Democratic primary - and the GOP establishment prepared to steal the primary - is it time to admit that the parties have simply become governing tools of the elite special interests? Is our primary system fundamentally undemocratic?

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The Continuing Fight Against Factions

On Sunday, thousands of activists from around the country arrived right here in Washington, D.C. after a 10-day-long, 140 mile march from Philadelphia. The marchers are part of a movement called Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening, and today they staged a sit-in at the Capitol Building. They plan on camping out there through the end of the week. All of this is part of a massive, non-violent campaign to save our democracy from oligarchy. Democracy Spring activists are calling on Congress to take action right now on a group of different bills that would take money out of politics once-and-for-all. This fight, the fight against corporate control over our democracy, is, of course, the same fight that Bernie Sanders is fighting right now in his presidential campaign. But it’s also the same fight that the Founders fought more than 200 years ago when they rebelled against the British Empire and created our constitutional republic. They just called it something different -- they called it the fight against “faction.”

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Full Show 4/11/16: Bernie Wins 7th State In A Row!

Tonight’s Progressive Roundtable talks Bernie’s big win in Wyoming, Hillary’s defense of Bill and his 1994 crime bill, and how voter suppression efforts across the country are affecting the presidential race. Thom talks the anti-establishment fervor coming from the right with the American Jobs Alliance’s Curtis Ellis and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how the Founding Fathers would be proud of the Democracy Spring protesters.

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Full Show 4/8/16: Pope Francis Invites Bernie to the Vatican

Tonight’s Rumble talks Bernie’s taking on of GE and it’s CEO, the “liberal” economist Paul Krugman’s latest attack on Bernie, and Bill Clinton’s flub with the Black Lives Matter protestors. Thom discusses the latest flare up in the crypto-wars with The District Sentinel’s Sam Sacks and in tonight’s Green Report Thom airs the “Last Hours” climate change documentary narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Rumble - Has Bill Clinton Become a Liability for Hillary's Campaign?

Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist & Anya Parampil, RT America & Gianno Caldwell, Caldwell Strategic Consulting joins Thom. Bill Clinton lashed out yesterday at Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted a Philadelphia Rally and criticized the 1994 Crime Bill. Did Bill Clinton just solidify his place as a liability for Hillary's campaign?

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