Going Wright Is Wrong - Wright vs. Mormonism?

Richard Fowler, Democratic Strategist joins Thom Hartmann. A new plan revealed today - funded by one single millionaire - documents one way Conservatives are considering to topple President Obama. What exactly is the plan - who's behind it - and how will it affect President Obama's campaign strategy leading up to November?

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Full Show 5/17/12: Going Wright is Wrong

Thom talks with Democratic Strategist Richard Fowler about the possible reemergence of the Jeremiah Wright attack against Pres. Obama. Also discussed: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton being refused to testify at an anti-abortion hearing effecting DC women only, the Fukushima disaster hitting the US and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom applauds the decision striking down indefinite detention and discusses why the fight has just begun.

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The role media played in austerity as a necessary evil?

Professor William "Bill" Black, author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One, joins Thom Hartmann. As Greeks withdraw their money from the banks - and the Spanish enter a second recession - Republicans in Congress are still applauding austerity. What's the austerity endgame - and when will world leaders finally realize austerity is not the way to rebuild an economy?

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Will controversial NDAA be overturned?

On New Year's Eve last year - President Obama quietly signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act containing a provision giving the President and the military the power to indefinitely detain Americans who are suspected of associating with terrorists. On Wednesday night though - that very same indefinite provision was struck down by a federal judge. So for now - until another court hears the case - and until the Supreme Court eventually has the final say - our nation has once again found its values. We are, for the moment, not a frightened nation that indefinitely detains people without due process of the law. We are, for the moment, not a frightened nation that gives up our values as soon as the going gets tough. And in the midst of all of this - George W. Bush left office - and President Obama moved in. And when a still-frightened Congress tried to enshrine Bush-era indefinite detention into law - President Obama pushed back. Arguably - he didn't push back near hard enough - and ended up signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act including indefinite detention. But he did so with a signing statement reading: "I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes ...

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Is nuclear catastrophe imminent at San Onofre, CA?

Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. There is troubling news out of Japan - where there's now more signs now that the Fukushima nuclear crisis is still ongoing. Sludge samples taken from Tokyo Bay reveal that radioactive cesium contamination has increased in some areas by 13-times since measures were taken last August. Health officials claim the radiation levels pose no immediate risk to the population - but could get worse as contaminated fish filled with radioactive isotopes travel up the food chain into the world's restaurants and dinner tables. Meanwhile, in the United States - the Associated Press is reporting that nuclear regulators have quietly watered-down US planning for nuclear emergencies. Despite nuclear plants all around the nation ageing beyond their recommended operational lives - nuclear regulators have reduced evacuation zones around them, required fewer exercises for accidents, and relaxed training for emergency officials. In other words, we're less prepared today to deal with a nuclear disaster than we were before Fukushima happened.

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Does Sugar makes you Dumb?

Everyone knows high fructose corn syrup harms the teeth and is a major player in the obesity epidemic in America. But what does a startling new study reveal about that chemical's effects on the brain?

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The Right's Obsession w/Female Body Parts?

Lizz Winstead, political satirist / co-creator of The Daily Show / Author-"Lizz Free or Die - Essays," joins Thom Hartmann. Republicans in Congress are trying to take away the rights of women - and silence them while they do it. What happened to a prominent US Representative yesterday - and what does it say about the right's war on women?

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Full Show 5/16/12: The Only Way Romney Can Win

Thom discusses the only way Willard Mitt Romney can beat Obama in November--continue to lie. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses Speaker Boehner's debt limit threat, the new poll showing overwhelming support for medical marijuana and George W. Bush's upcoming book on how to "save the economy." Also discussed: the lawsuit filed to end the filibuster, the cost of "free" trade and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how we can make lawmakers start working for "we the people," and not the corporations.

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Have you heard these stories in the Corporate News Media?

With endless investments from Wall Street and corporate powers - the US government no longer works for the people - but for those with the biggest wallets. Is there a way to change this - or have we the people permanently lost our say in America's government and Democracy?

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

The Good! *Josef Miles* The nine year-old boy was walking with his mother on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday when he noticed a group of infamous Westboro Baptist Church members protesting and holding up signs that read "God Hates Fags." The Bad! *Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin* Fallin signed Oklahoma Senate Bill 1733 into law Tuesday - which allows Oklahomans to openly carry firearms. and the Very Very Ugly! *Florida Governor Rick Scott* Scott's war on education in Florida is taking a toll.

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US-Colombia Trade Deal a New Low for Workers

Lori Wallach, Director-Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch joins Thom Hartmann. On Tuesday - a trade deal between the US and Colombia went into effect - and - according to estimates - the deal will kill American jobs and increase the deficit. Why does our government keep signing trade deals that harm the economy and American jobs?

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Why Common Cause is suing the US Senate

Steve Spaulding, Staff Counsel-Common Cause joins Thom Hartmann. The Senate Republican's love of the filibuster is under attack by a lawsuit claiming current filibuster rules are unconstitutional. Could this lawsuit put an end to the Republican's games - and bring Democracy back to US Senate?

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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