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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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Shut up Mitt...you have your own Solyndra!

Richard Fowler, f joins Thom Hartmann. The Romney campaign might have to shelve their untruthful Solyndra attacks for a little while. You might remember last week - Romney appeared outside the headquarters of Solyndra - to attack the President over a federal investment gone awry at the now-bankrupt solar company. Nevermind the fact that the government investment represented less than 1% of all the investments made by the Department of Energy in renewable companies. And nevermind the fact that the investment originiated under the Bush administration - and not the Obama Administration. Romney's never been good with the facts - and I've said it before - and I'll say it again - the only way Mitt Romney can win the White House is by lying. But now - Romney has some explaining to do on his own when it comes to failed investments in solar companies. As the Boston Herald reports - as Governor of Massachusetts - Romney ALSO invested taxpayer dollars into a green company that went belly-up. In 2003 - Romney appeared outside solar company Konarka Technologies - calling for more grants for the renewable energy sector. But after a $1.5 million investment by the state - Konarka filed for bankruptcy - laying off its entire staff - and liquidating all of its assets. So when Romney attacks President Obama for a similarly failed investment at Solyndra - he's also attacking himself.

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

The Good! *California State Assembly* While states like Florida are making it harder to vote - California is making it easier. On Thursday - the Assembly passed a bill - which would remove restrictions on when Californians can register. The Bad! *Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper* Harper and the Canadian government are re-writing Canada's environmental laws to help the fossil fuel industry make even more money. and the Very Very Ugly! *Dr. Susan V. Borja* Borja and the Trinitas Regional Medical Center where she works are being sued by Joao Simoes - a gay New Jersey man.

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Gov. Madeleine Kunin - Why does the GOP want to go back a century?

Gov. Madeleine Kunin, author of The New Feminist Agenda: Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work and Family joins Thom Hartmann. Over the last several months - Republicans have been trying to take America back a hundred years - to a time when women were considered the property of men. If Republicans don't stop all the non-sense - will women have the last laugh come the November elections?

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Voter Purge...Rick Scott gives the finger to Washington

Penda Hair, Co-Director - The Advancement Project, joins Thom Hartmann. If you want to take away the voting rights of thousands of citizens - who you gonna call? The Koch Brothers. What are the Koch Brothers role in Florida's war on voting - and will Gov. Scott listen to the DOJ and stop the voter purge?

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Full Show 6/1/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Timothy Noah

Thom talks with journalist and author Timothy Noah in tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds." Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses the new job numbers released today, whether Gov. Rick Scott has already rigged Florida for Romney and Tuesday's Wisconsin recall vote. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom calls out the Republicans for bragging about our slow economic recovery.

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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