Full Show 2/28/13: It's 1948 Again - Wake Up!

Thom talks with Attorney and Radio Host Mike Papantonio on yesterday's SCOTUS hearing on The Voting Rights Act, with Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps on the leaks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state and with former NFL football player Wade Davis on homophobia in sports. Thom takes viewer phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live," and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at the similarities between Congress in 1948 and Congress today.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren vs. Bernanke/Banksters

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has fought tirelessly to bring the big banks to justice for their role in America's economic collapse - and she's still fighting today. But she'd shouldn't have to be fighting Wall Street alone. What needs to be done to stop the rampant corruption on Wall Street - and bring an end the whole idea of "too big to fail"?

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Crazy Alert - Why Penis Shrinkage?

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert.

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Lawyer helps women - Gynecologist hid camera inside pen

David E. Haynes, The Cochran Firm DC, joins Thom Hartmann. A former Maryland gynecologist who allegedly took pictures and video of his patients without their knowledge was found dead in his Baltimore area home on Monday - from an apparent suicide. Allegations surrounding Dr. Nikita Levy's actions first came to the surface earlier this month, and he was subsequently let go from the staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Since the news surrounding Levy broke - more than 60 of his former patients have come forward - including Tyesha Bell who saw Levy for six years.

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Has the Supreme Court become the new Monarchy?

Shane Farnan, Talk Radio News Service & Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show, joins Thom Hartmann. The Voting Rights Act was passed 48 years ago - to ensure that all Americans - regardless of their race or ethnicity - had the right to vote. But fast forward to today - and this act - which has been extended time and time again by Congress - is under attack. Will the Supreme Court strike down a part of the act - and if so - what does that mean for African Americans in our democracy?

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Lone Liberal Rumble - The Tea Party is going to run against Mitch McConnel?

Neil McCabe, Human Events Online & Adam Bitely, Net Right Daily join Thom Hartmann.

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Lone Liberal Rumble - Who owns our water?

Neil McCabe, Human Events Online & Adam Bitely, Net Right Daily join Thom Hartmann.

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Will Obama get "Sophie's Choice?"

Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8. In other words - Republicans want to say, "You still have to cut things, Mr. President, but instead of cutting them the way we voted for, we're going to give you the Sophie's Choice of what to cut. And, that way, you'll own the cuts, instead of us owning them."

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Full Show 2/27/13: Elizabeth Warren Vs. Ben Bernanke

Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses the sequester and the Republicans last ditch effort to hand the ball to Obama, next month's Chris Christie-less CPAC conference and Indiana's call for a constitutional convention. Thom speaks with Supreme Court Reporter Shane Farnan and Radio Host Joe Madison on today's SCOTUS hearing on The Voting Rights Act, and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details how Elizabeth Warren is kicking ass and taking names.

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Bush v. Gore - took away your right to vote! (Pt. 1)

If this new election-rigging scheme had been in place last year, then President Obama would have only gotten 47 Electoral College votes from the battleground states, while Mitt Romney would have won those states with 59 votes, even though he got hammered in the popular vote in each of those states. And if all the states in the nation had gone along with this election-rigging scheme, then billionaire Mitt Romney would be our president today, even though he lost the national vote by millions. Billionaires and Republicans know they're a minority in America. Their hard-right bigotry toward gays and women turns off young voters. Their xenophobia and mistrust of non-whites have turned off the growing minority electorate. And their economic principles, including Reaganomics and devastating austerity, are slowing destroying our country. We must do something to head off this billionaire takeover of our presidential elections. And the best way to do this is with more democracy. There's a way to eliminate the power of the Electoral College that doesn't require amending the Constitution. It's pretty straightforward: replace the Electoral College with a system of more democracy - a national popular vote that elects our President based on which candidate got the most votes nationwide, plain and simple, and more importantly, Republican rig-proof. Nine states have already passed National Popular Vote laws, meaning that their electors will vote for whichever candidate wins the national ...

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The Good, The Bad, and The very, very Helminthophobically ugly...

The Good! Art Bouvier. Art is the owner of an Indiana Cajun Restaurant - and last week he changed a teenager's life. Art noticed 18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan walking ten miles in the snow on the way to a job interview for a minimum wage at Dairy Queen. Reagan's mother died two years earlier - and he was desperate to find work to help support his brothers and sisters. So, Art stepped up to help - and offered Reagan a job at his restaurant - making double what he would have made at Dairy Queen. Reagan accepted, and immediately started work this week - and is working on getting a new apartment closer to the restaurant. Lately - we've seen a lot of so-called job creators screw their workers by taking away health benefits and squeezing whatever profits they can of their employees. It's nice to see someone doing the opposite - and actually helping their workers.

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Big Brother is Watching

Brian Doherty, Reason.com & Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (PCC) join Thom Hartmann. Americans around the nation want some sort of immigration reform. But...they should be careful what they wish for. As several media outlets are reporting - including the Wall Street Journal - as part of immigration reform - lawmakers are considering new high-tech ID cards that may soon be required by all American workers in order to prove that they are not undocumented immigrants. These "bio-metric" cards would be connected to a person's fingerprints or other unique biological trait - and would be far more difficult to forge than the current E-verify system that employers to test the citizenship status of new employees. But what effect might these new ID cards - if implemented - have on our personal privacy? Could they open the door to a Big Brother future?

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Crazy Alert! Dog bites man. Man bites dog. Dog shoots man??

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert.

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Politics Rumble - Is Voting about to blown up

Ben Cohen, The Daily Banter & Cherylyn Harley LeBon, former spokesperson-RNC & Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller

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Politics Rumble - The Sequester Proves that Government Create Jobs!

Ben Cohen, The Daily Banter & Cherylyn Harley LeBon, former spokesperson-RNC & Patrick Howley, The Daily Caller. A growing number of polls are showing that - should the sequester go through - Americans will place most of the blame on the Republican Party. So - will the Republicans' refusal to save our economy from complete disaster come back to haunt them in 2014?

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