Big Picture Rumble - Presidential Debate Edition: Obama Video Bombshell...Fizzes Out

Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator & Karl Frisch, Progressive Strategist & Heather Cirmo, Conservative Strategist all join Thom Hartmann.

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Has the GOP/right wing media jumped the shark?

Conservative media was a buzz yesterday - with word that a "bombshell" President Obama video was going to be released. The only problem? The fuse didn't light and that bombshell ended up being a real dud. Is this what the Conservative media in America has come to?

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Full Show 10/3/12: Debate Night!

Thom discusses Fox's "exclusive" Obama speech from 2007 with tonight's politics panel. The panel also previews tonight's presidential debate between Obama and Romney and asks the questions that should be asked, but won't be. Also discussed: Florida Governor Rick Scott's plan to fill his state's Supreme Court with Tea Party friendly Justices, why France has the right idea when it comes to taxing the rich and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how the media distorts people's views of a debate.

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Staples has your office needs covered & the destruction of the US economy covered too...

Staples business model represents the cancer stage of capitalism. It's also what Mitt Romney claims as one of his biggest accomplishments at Bain Capital - expect to hear him mention it during the debates. So what exactly did Romney accomplish at Bain Capital by investing in and growing Staples? The destruction of one slice of the American economy. Consider this...economies are complex ecosystems with lots of interdependent players and basic rules. In nature, the wide range of players is called biodiversity - maintained by varying ecosystems like the arctic - jungles - plains - and so on.

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

The Good! *Chris Kluwe* Kluwe is a punter for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. And - recently - he came out in strong support of marriage equality. However - not everyone was happy about his endorsement. Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson - a Republican - called out Kluwe for attacking "traditional marriage" and said that homosexuality is not "normal behavior." In response to Franson's comments - Kluwe doubled-down on his support of marriage equality - and even offered to formally debate Franson on the issue. Kudos to Chris for standing up for the rights of millions of Americans.

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Your Take/My Take - Caller says Thom is "very very ugly" about gay marriage

Thom Hartmann answers viewers' and listeners' questions

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We are back in Iraq - when will this miserable chapter in American history be finished?

Activist & former State Senator Tom Hayden, joins Thom Hartmann. Based on what the government tells you - and what the mainstream media reports to you - you probably think America is out of Iraq - right? Wrong! Why are American special forces back in Iraq - and when will this miserable chapter in American history finally be finished?

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GOP's October Surprise?

Craig Unger, Vanity Fair Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. We all know Mitt Romney wouldn't know foreign policy if it hit him in the head - but now Fox News is trying to make President Obama look like a foreign policy quack too. Is this the Right's plan heading into November - and their so-called October Surprise for American voters?

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Crazy Alert - Doggy Style on Surf Boards?

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Why Right Wingers Need Skewed Polls & Conspiracy Theories

Adele Stan, Alternet, joins Thom Hartmann. If you look at nationwide polling - it appears that President Obama is pulling away from Mitt Romney - even in the all-important swing states. But Conservatives are saying that's hogwash - and that the polls are being "skewed". Could this outlandish conspiracy theory actually prove valuable for Conservatives come November?

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Voters in PA got their voice back - sort of...

Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog, joins Thom Hartmann. Voters in Pennsylvania got their voice back - as a judge blocked that state's Voter Suppression ID law from going into effect. But what about the millions of other Americans who's votes are under attack by Conservatives. How do they get their say back? And ultimately - this issue will likely be settled by the Supreme Court in the near future - a court whose right-wing members have already ruled, 5 to 4, that Americans do not have a fundamental right to vote.

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Sensata blockade against Bain...

Tom Gaulrapp, Sensata employee of 33 years joins Thom Hartmann.

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Are Republicans embarrassed Romney would appoint a bailed out Bankster as Treasury Sec?

Thom Hartmann vs. Neal Asbury, host-Truth for America. If you were the CEO of a failed bank that lost a staggering $11 billion dollars on your watch - you probably shouldn't be Secretary of the Treasury - right? Why is Mitt Romney considering a Wall Street crony to be his Treasury Secretary - and what does this say about Romney's view for America?

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FINALLY...a politician who'll stand up to the Banksters...

The banksters' blatant fraud in the run-up to the financial crisis hasn't gone unnoticed by one top lawyer in the nation. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman - who also chairs the President's Mortgage Fraud Task Force - filed a civil suit against JP Morgan Chase for "widespread fraud in the sale of mortgage-backed securities." This is the first legal action brought against the banks by this taskforce. Most of the allegations are actually against failed bank Bear Stearns, which was bought by JP Morgan Chase just before the economy went into meltdown in 2008. According to the lawsuit - banksters at Bear Stearns knowingly sold defective loans and mortgage backed securities and kept their investors in the dark about how crummy these deals were. And just like banksters at Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns' banksters openly bragged to each other about how bad the deals were and how much their customers are getting screwed. And Bear Stearns made big money off the fraud.

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Full Show 10/2/12: Staples: the Cancer of Capitalism

Thom discusses which former Wall Street executive would be Romney's Treasury Secretary if he's elected president. Also discussed: the ruling in Pennsylvania against the GOP's efforts to suppress the vote, what the Republicans October Surprise may be and why the US has deployed more troops to Iraq. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how Romney's beloved Staples is the cancer of capitalism.

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