Gay Marriage - turning point in civil rights history?

President Obama made a historic announcement today - becoming the first President in our nation's history to support same-sex marriage. Following the President's announcement - will marriage equality gain more traction with the rest of the country - and how much of an issue will it be in November?

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Why is Fox so-called News Supporting the Christian Taliban?

A Reverend goes unhinged about womens' right to vote. And while most Americans would write the guy off as a crackpot - Fox so-called News calls him a contributor and a guest.

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

The Good! *Pinole City Council* The Pinole, California City Council adopted an ordinance this week banning the sale of firearms and ammunition from home businesses. The Bad! *South Carolina, Indiana and Colorado* According a new report by the Center for Public Integrity, lawmakers in all three states have exempted ALEC - the corporate lobbyist front group - from state lobbying registration and disclosure laws. The Very Very Ugly! *House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy* Yesterday - Republicans in the House pushed ahead bills that prevent any cuts in military spending - but cut over $260 billion dollars from programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and other social services.

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How Corruption takes $14 from Each Tank of Gas

Filling up the gas tank can be pretty painful to most Americans struggling in this economy. But what if I told you as much as 14-dollars of gas in that tank is courtesy of corruption in Washington, DC? Investigative Reporter Lee Fang, Republic Report, joins me to explain this hidden "corruption tax" that we're all paying at the pump.

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How Fast Food is No Different than a Crack House

Next time you drive by a fast-food place, just imagine that it's actually a crack house selling drugs - because it essentially is - Thom Hartmann explains why.

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What is Driving the Obesity Epidemic?

Frank Melli, Producer of the weekly FSTV program "Meet the Farmer" joins Thom Hartmann. As Americans get heavier - so does our national debt. We'll take a look at the stagerring projections for obesity over the next few decades - and what needs to be done to slim down the nation.

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Crazy Alert - Dude Drought Down Under

There's a drought going on in Australia right now - and it's not in the huge Australian desert. According to Father Tony Kerin of the Archdiocese of Melbourne - Australia is suffering through a "man drought" - because women in the country are being too picky choosing mates.

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Immigration is Taking Babies Away from Mothers

Seth Freed Wessler, Applied Research Center/Colorlines.com joins Thom Hartmann. Children are being ripped from the arms of their parents at an alarming rate today in America. 5000 American children are in foster care today because their parents have been deported. So is this really what Americans want when they call for greater enforcement of our borders? Or has something gone terribly wrong with immigration enforcement?

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Student Loans vs. Corporate Overlords

Sam Watson, Cool Springs Financial Group, LLC joins Thom Hartmann. If you had a choice between helping students or helping tax-dodging corporations - which would you choose? Well, Republicans in the Senate made their choice today - and it shouldn't surprise any of us.

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Full Show 5/8/12: Mitt Romney is a liar!

Mitt Romney wants to take credit for the auto bailout even though he said, on record, that he wanted the auto industry to go bankrupt. Thom talks to conservative commentator, David Selig about Romney's outlandish move to get elected. Then Thom discusses the enormous student loan debt and its corporate overlords. Plus the Obama administration is leading the way when it comes to separating families due to deportations. Why is the government arming its military to go after undocumented workers instead of the US companies that hire them? In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains why FOX so-called News is supporting a misogynist reverend who has been hired as a paid contributor.

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Auto Industry - Romney wishes he had a time-machine

Thom Hartmann vs. David Selig, Conservative Commentator. When it comes to the auto-bailout - Mitt Romney wishes he had a time-machine. But since he can't find HG Wells - Romney instead is choosing to lie. We'll look at Romney's latest whopper - and if it points to a larger strategy by Republicans this year to win the White House.

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Full Show 5/7/12: Austerity gets booted in Europe

Thom discusses the major blow to technocrats in Europe after this weekends' elections in France and Greece. How will this clear message of saying "no" to austerity affect the US presidential election? Then Thom highlights the newest swift boat ad attacking President Barack Obama. Plus the NSA is setting up a spying center in Utah. And in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains why Americans will need to wait until after the presidential election to see major changes in the battle over legalizing same sex marriage.

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Will Prez Obama support Gay Marriage before or after Nov election?

Have we've hit a tipping point now when it comes to same-sex marriage? That same tipping point that Argentina hit in 2010 when it approved same-sex marriage. Or Brazil in 2011. Or Canada in 2005. Or the Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, and Belgium - all nations that have already recognized same-sex marriage in the last decade. That tipping point is best seen in the eight states that have passed laws to legalize same-sex marriage - with Maryland being the most recent earlier this year. VP Joe Biden was reflecting the mood in America - which is that we, as a nation, are ready to extend civil rights to all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation. Will President Obama come out in support of gay marriage before or after the election?

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The Good, The Bad, and the Very Very Ugly.

The Good! Gregory Berns. Berns is the director of Emory University Center for Neuropolicy - and he's trying to unlock one of the greatest secrets known to man - which is, "what the heck is man's best friend thinking? The Bad! North Carolina Republicans. Four different Republicans politicians in the state have gone full-on birther. And the very, very ugly...multi-millionaire Congressman Paul Ryan. At a town hall meeting last Friday - Representative Ryan was asked point-blank by a constituent if he supports closing corporate tax loopholes to prevent student loan interest rates from increasing.

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Who's more compassionate...atheists or fundamentalists?

Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas - the Science Director with the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley - joins Thom Hartmann. The story line is that for thousands of years - most of our morality has been derived from religious doctrine. Religious people say that without religion - then people would have difficulty determining what's right and what's wrong. They also assert that compassion itself - caring for one another - is a byproduct of subscribing to a certain religious morality. But according to new research from the University of California Berkeley - if you believe that compassion and morality are best found in religious people - then everything you know is wrong.

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Time for America to dump "homeland"...

It’s time to do away with the word “homeland." As the situation with ISIS continues to escalate, and as worries about terrorist attacks on American soil continue to spread, we’re hearing the term “homeland” mentioned more and more.

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