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Republican "Legislative" Rape - Not Legitimate!

Nancy Cohen, author, Delirium & Sarah Seltzer, Alternet, join Thom Hartmann. Republicans are quickly trying to distance themselves from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments - and are calling for him to drop out of his Senate race. But - isn't this really the height of hypocracy - since the party today officially adopted the legislative version of Akin's extremism position on rape and abortion?

Obama's Stimulus Was One of the Best Kept Secrets - Why?

Michael Grunwald, Time Magazine, The New New Deal: The Hidden History of Change in the Obama Era, joins Thom Hartmann. To most economists - the stimulus act prevented an all out Great Depression. But to Mitt Romney - it was a complete failure. Michael Grunwald literally wrote the book on the stimulus package. And with two and a half months until the election - and the debate over the stimulus act and President Obama's effort to improve the economy not going away anytime soon - it's worth hearing what he has to say

Will Julian Assange change the global view of journalism?

Michael Ratner, Human Rights Attorney-member Assange legal team / President Emeritus-CCR Justice joins Thom Hartmann. In tonight's big interview we'll talk with Michael Ratner - a member of Julian Assange's legal team - about Assange's current status - and his battle to seek political asylum in Ecuador.

This Election is about whether Medicare will Exist...or Not

Neal Asbury, Truth for America joins Thom Hartmann. On one side, we have President Obama who extended the life of Medicare without cutting any benefits. On the other side, we have Romney/Ryan who want to voucherize Medicare and cut benefits. Why does Paul Ryan think he can win this debate? Let's cut to the chase...Republicans have no interest in preserving Medicare, right? This election isn't about who'll better protect Medicare, it's about whether or not Medicare should exist right?

Full Show 8/21/12: FDR Calls Out Romney & Ryan

Thom discusses how Republicans are calling for Akin to drop out of his Senate race while the GOP platform is adopting his extreme views on rape and abortion. Also discussed: the continued Medicare lies coming from the Romney campaign, an in-depth analysis of Obama's stimulus package and Michael Ratner, attorney for Julian Assange joins Thom in tonight's "Big Interview." In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom exposes, through FDR, the origins of the Romney/Ryan "big lie" strategy.

Full Show 8/20/12: Assange & the Decline of the West

Guest host Sam Sacks fills in for Thom Hartmann and discusses Julian Assange's call on the US to once again embrace democracy, transparency and freedom. Also discussed: the deadly miner strike in South Africa, how Republicans plan to win the debate on Medicare if their plan is to end the program and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details why he thinks Romney is a sociopathic fascist.

Full Show 8/17/12: Great Minds: Chris Hayes and Tom Shadyac

In tonight's special edition of "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, author of the new book "Twilight of the Elites," and award-winning filmmaker Tom Shadyac about his pursuit of projects beyond directing Hollywood movies.

Full Show 8/16/12: Assange Granted Asylum

Guest host Sam Sacks fills in for Thom Hartmann and discusses Ecuador's granting of asylum to Julian Assange, the GOP's attack against the 17th amendment and DEVO's new song about Romney's dog Seamus. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses why Republican lies might work come November.

Full Show 8/15/12: Congress Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the dismal approval rating of congress and what's to blame for it. Also discussed: the alarming news of Pennsylvania's voter id law being upheld, the 77th birthday of social security and what Paul Ryan wants to do with the program and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at a way to make every vote count this November.

Full Show 8/14/12: Wikileaks Uncovers TrapWire

Guest host Sam Sacks talks with Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein about the campaign, her party's platform and Romney's VP pick. Also discussed: why we should be concerned about the surveillance system TrapWire, Paul Ryan's union busting record in Wisconsin and mutated butterflies in Japan. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at why oil corporations have a privileged place in our economy and justice system.

Full Show 8/13/12: Ayn Rand for Vice President

Guest host Sam Sacks talks with "The Nation's" John Nichols about the Romney-Ryan ticket. Also discussed: what wikileaks tells us about Romney's VP pick, Ryan's love of Ayn Rand and the growing destruction and dangers of drones. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom asks the most important question not being asked in the presidential campaign—what is the purpose of an economy?

Full Show 8/10/12: The Bigger Picture: Beyond Fukushima

Thom talks at length with Paul Gunter and Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear in tonight's "Bigger Picture" discussion on nuclear power. In tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with NSA Whistleblowers Thomas Drake and Kirk Wiebe.

Full Show 8/9/12: Fukushima in the USA?

Guest host Sam Sacks talks with Beyond Nuclear's Paul Gunter about the surprisingly good news from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also discussed: the false welfare claim against Obama from the Romney campaign, how Governor Rick Scott is making Florida streets more dangerous by teaming up with ALEC and the NRA and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how broke cities and rich corporations are a recipe for disaster.

Full Show 8/8/12: Time for the Corporate Death Penalty

Guest host Sam Sacks discusses how corporations are defrauding Americans and how no one will go to jail over it. Also discussed: the impact of high frequency traders on our economy, a labor strike in Houston and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom tells us why people should be ashamed to call themselves conservatives.

Full Show 8/7/12: Corporate Capitalism Will Kill Us All

Guest host Sam Sacks discusses the world food crisis and corporate capitalism with journalist and author Chris Hedges. Sacks also speaks with former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman about his upcoming 78-month prison sentence and what he thinks got him there, and tonight's "Daily Take" looks at how one specific word in the second amendment has turned America into a battlefield.

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