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Revealed - The Tea Party Paid for by Phillip Morris

The Tea Party of 1773 was a revolt against transnational corporate power - and its stranglehold on the British government. The Tea Party of today is funded by those very same transnational corporations. So what's happened over the last 40 years?

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Rosorialously Ugly!

The Good! *New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez ®* Martinez - a Republican - said on Monday night that she would be willing to sign proposed gun control legislation that is aimed at closing the so-called "gun-show loophole" in New Mexico. Martinez told a local blogsite that, quote, "I think I could support it if it stays the way it is, that has, number one, keeping the guns out of the hands of people who don't have any business having guns." A bill to close the gun show loophole has already passed through a committee in the New Mexico state house - and will be taken up by the full state house tomorrow. Kudos to Gov. Martinez - for standing up to her party - and for putting the lives of Americans ahead of gun lobby interests.

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Thom Destroys "Overpopulation" So-Called Expert...

Jonathan Last, The Weekly Standard & author, "What to Expect When No One's Expecting" joins Thom Hartmann. Conventional wisdom says that overpopulation is a global threat - that has the potential to wipe out resources - cause widespread famine - and bring our environment and civilization to their knees. Not according to Jonathan Last.

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Big Picture Rumble - Ted Nugent is an Idiot

Marc Harrold, "Observations of White Noise...an 'Acid Test' for the First Amendment" & Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller & Richard Fowler, the Richard Fowler Show all Join Thom Hartmann

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Big Picture Rumble - Dick Cheney Was Right about Deficits!

Marc Harrold, "Observations of White Noise...an 'Acid Test' for the First Amendment" & Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller & Richard Fowler, the Richard Fowler Show all Join Thom Hartmann

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Thom's State of the Union speech

My fellow Americans...The State of the Union is strong. Its politicians, however, are stupid and bought off by everybody from Oil Billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Saudi sheiks, to transnational corporations and defense contractors. Tune in for Thom's State of the Union speech.

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Full Show 2/12/13: Thom Hartmann's State of the Union Address

Thom delivers his State of the Union Address focusing on jobs, climate change and infrastructure, and tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" previews President Obama's address. Also discussed: what a high-speed rail system could look like in the US, whether underpopulation is a threat to our country and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details the origins of the Tea Party.

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Full Show 2/11/13: The USPS Media #FAIL

Thom covers the Golden Dawn Party protests at the US Embassy in Greece over the weekend, the latest on the Christopher Dorner manhunt in LA and what Vermont legislators are doing to preemptively avoid becoming a right-to-work state. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how the media has failed in their reporting of why the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

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USPS...NBC Get Your Facts Right!

If you watched Meet The Press this weekend - you heard David Gregory talk about the crumbling state of the US Postal Service. But he left out one pretty big detail about the post office's demise. Whether it's lazy journalism or an effort to give cover to the corporatists, the news media is assisting in the demise of the Post Office - an institution started by Ben Franklin that's older than the United States itself. So that leaves it up to us - "we the people" - to tell the real story about what's happening. The Digital Age isn't killing the Post Office. Instead, the demise of the Post Office is another good ol' fashioned story of corporate corruption of politicians and a Republican Party that exists, first and foremost, to serve the CEO class and screw the middle class.

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Dipseticously Ugly!

The Good! *The American People* Nearly 26000 people have signed a petition on the White House's "We The People" page to fire Assistant US Attorney Steve Heymann. Heymann was the lead attorney in the prosecution of internet pioneer Aaron Swartz - who tragically took his own life last month. Heymann has been accused of gross prosecutorial overreach - and of trying to turn Swartz's case into a career-booster. If convicted - Swartz was looking at serving more time in jail than some drug-dealers, burglars, and even murderers. But this problem is bigger than just Heymann. The American justice system is broken - and needs to be fixed. Let's hope that Aaron didn't die in vain - and that his death will be the catalyst of change that is desparately needed in our judicial system.

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Will radioactive metal get in your shopping bag?

Karen Charman, WhoWhatWhy.com, joins Thom Hartmann. The Department of Energy is supposed to be protecting you from America's vast stockpiles of hazardous and deadly nuclear waste. So why are they considering allowing radioactive material from nuclear weapons and waste sites to be recycled into consumer goods?

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"Right to Work for Less" Kryptonite.....

VT State Senator Philip Baruth joins Thom Hartmann. Watch out Superman! Lawmakers in Vermont have found Kryptonite...for Republican right-to-work for less laws that is. Will Vermont's efforts to avoid becoming the next Michigan influence any organized labor protections on the national level?

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Crazy Alert! Freezing Their Butts Off...

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Are Drones being used for the Dorner manhunt?

Amie Stepanovich, Electronic Privacy Information Center, joins Thom Hartmann. While police are searching for Dorner on the ground - Some are saying they are using drones to try and spot him from the air. Is this manhunt an acceptable reason to use drones domestically?

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Are Dorner's actions the result of racism?

Maria Lloyd, Your Black World Network, joins Thom Hartmann. The manhunt for Christopher Dorner continued today - as police in Southern California continued their efforts to find the ex-cop turned cop-killer. But what's the real motivation behind Dorner's rampage - and are his claims of racism in the LAPD legitimate?

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The biggest mass extinction in the history of the world was caused by carbon dioxide. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study published last week in Science Magazine.

According to that study - the Permian Mass Extinction - which occurred 252 million years ago - started when a group of volcanoes erupted in Siberia - sending tons upon tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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