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Conversations w/Great Minds Lamar Waldron - Watergate: The Hidden History P2

For tonight's special edition of Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by Lamar Waldron. Lamar is an author and historian - and was once called "the ultimate JFK historian and examiner," by Variety Magazine's Liz Smith. His extensive and groundbreaking research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers - and was the subject of two Discovery Channel specials produced by NBC News. Lamar has appeared on CNN, The History Channel and other major television networks. He is the author of several books - including his newest, full of bombshells, Watergate: The Hidden History. June 17th marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate burglary - and just in time for the anniversary is the arrival of an explosive new book that sheds new light on the scandal and on President Nixon.

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Lone Liberal Rumble -- Why do the unemployed make Cantor happy?

Caroline May, The Daily Caller & Marc Harrold, Attorney, join Thom Hartmann. Why do Republicans want women to make less money at work - and does a weak economy and millions of unemployed Americans make Eric Cantor happy? All that and more in tonight's Lone Liberal Rumble...

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Wisconsin Recall w/Mike Papantonio

Mike Papantonio, Attorney, Host, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. Scott Walker spent 88% of the money to get 53% of the vote last night...is that really a victory?

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Organized Money Beat Organized People

Funded by out of state millionaires and billionaires - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker prevailed in Tuesday night's recall election. It means that things really are as bad as we think they are - and the Roberts Supreme Court really has handed over our democracy to the highest bidders - giant corporations, foreign governments, and the likes of the Koch brothers.

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The real scoop on Rubio...

Lee Fang, RepublicReport.org joins Thom Hartmann. Marco Rubio is the new favorite son of the Republican Party - and like his colleagues - he's cozying up with corporate America. What do new reports suggest about his connections to K Street lobbyists and Wall Street cronies?

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Democracy...Only Rich White Guys Need Apply

Country Clubs, Caviar and Cadillacs - three things that are marketed to - and can usually only be afforded by - rich people. Well - you know what else is only for rich people? American Democracy.

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Teamster James Hoffa- from the frontline-war on labor

James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters joins Thom Hartmann. One thing is still clear - workers in America are getting screwed. So how do we stop the injustices against the working class that are taking place coast to coast?

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LA GOP spirals into chaos...Paul delegates arrested

Stephen C. Webster, Raw Story joins Thom Hartmann. Ron Paul supporters can cause quite the stir - with broken fingers and broken hips to show for it. What happened at the Louisiana State Republican Convention - and what do the events of the convention mean for the Republican Party as a whole?

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Anti-drug propaganda and Miami zombies

Kristen Gwynne, Alternet joins Thom Hartmann. The mainstream media wants you to think that the now infamous "Miami Zombie" was drugged out - tripping on LSD-like drugs during the brutal attack. But is that the truth - or just another example of the media using scare tactics when it talks about drugs?

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

The Good! *The Walt Disney Company* Disney - the owner of the ABC network, ESPN, and various other channels - will stop airing some junk-food ads on their TV shows, radio programs and website aimed at children. The Bad! *Verizon Communications* Verizon - America's largest wireless service provider - announced plans to cut 1700 jobs - either through buyouts or involuntary layoffs. So the company must be hurting - right? Wrong. and the Very Very Ugly! *North Carolina Judicial Commission* In North Carolina - it's not enough to just buy off politicians. You have to buy off the judicial branch too! At least that's the thinking behind the North Carolina Judicial Commission - a new super PAC backed by millionaire Conservatives.

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Full Show 6/5/12: Walker Buys Recall Election

Thom gets on the ground reporting from Madison, WI just after polls close. Teamsters Union President James Hoffa looks at the bigger picture of where the labor movement stands nationwide, and why Romney and the Republicans continue to push their anti-women agenda. Also discussed: Marco Rubio's ties to K Street, Ron Paul supporters demanding delegates in Louisiana and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the history of why Republicans don't want you to vote.

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Full Show 6/4/12: It's a Sabotage!

Tonight's political panel talks the latest from the voter purge scandal in Florida, whether the Supreme Court will listen to former Justice Stevens' latest comments against Citizens United and whether Republican leaders are bragging when they talk about our slow economic recovery. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the post-FDR GOP sabotage strategy and whether it will work against President Obama in November.

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GOP - Sabotage INC

When all else fails - do everything you can to sabotage a Democratic president - and make sure the American people hate him at the end of the day - no matter what. In tonight's Daily Take - I'll tell you why that is the real official platform of the Republican Party. Ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously won the office of the presidency four times in a row, the Republican strategy against Democrats has been pretty simple and can be summed up in one word: "Sabatoge." When there's a Democrat in the White House, simply and purely do everything possible to sabatoge his efforts to do anything that will make him look good or will help the American people If President Obama doesn't start channeling his inner Harry Truman, we should all get ready for President Romney - and the super-hard-right-wing Supreme Court he'll bring us.

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Big Picture Panel - Does a failing economy make them happy?

Sam Sacks, Progressive writer/strategist & Horace Cooper, National Center for Public Policy Research joins Thom Hartmann. While most people were depressed by the new job numbers that came out Friday - Republicans were surprisingly chipper. Does a failing economy really make them happy? That and more in the Monday Politics Panel

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