GOP's Nightmarish Response to MLK's "I Have a Dream"

49 years ago today - Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech - a speech in which he envisioned a more equal and just America. Unfortunately - Republicans are gathering in Tampa this week to undo just about everything MLK dreamed of

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Can the GOP Silence Ron Paul?

Austin Petersen, FreedomWorks joins Thom Hartmann. Despite largely falling out with the Republican establishment - Ron Paul made a surprise appearence on the convention floor this afternoon. How is his presence affecting the convention - and what's the latest fight brewing between Paulistas and GOP officials?

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How much money does it take to buy a seat in Congress?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Broadcaster/Author, joins Thom Hartmann. How much money does it take to buy a seat in Congress? Well Shelden Adelson thinks $500000 dollars should do the trick. Who's he throwing his latest campaign donation at - and what does this say about Democracy in America?

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The Good, The Bad & the Very Very Cacestogenously Ugly!

The Good! *New York State Senator Daniel Squadron* Despite losing many of its members over the past several months - ALEC is still alive and well - and still influencing corporate-friendly legislation across America. And - since somehow ALEC is still registered as a non-profit group and not as a lobbying group - it can influence as much legislation as it wants without anyone knowing. However - New York State Senator Daniel Squadron - a Democrat - is trying to change that. He has created a webpage on his official site asking state legislators or candidates for state legislatures to sign a pledge - disclosing whether or not ALEC has influenced any legislation they may have sponsored or introduced. While the pledge is completely voluntary - it's clear Squadron is trying to put some transparency and accountability back in government - and that's exactly what America needs. The Bad! *Donald Trump* Trump - the darling of the Republican Party and Fox So-Called News - really doesn't like it when journalists call him out. In fact - he hates it so much that he calls them names on Twitter. Recently - Trump called Salon's Alex Pareene "a total joke in political circles" and Vanity Fair's Juli Weiner "a third-rate stalker." Well - this morning - the man with the world's worst hair plugs decided to lash out at Arianna Huffington. In a tweet - Trump said, "@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man - he made a good ...

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Beware Pigeons! There's a Pigeon Triangle

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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The Smoking Gun of Climate Change

In what could be the "smoking gun" proving the planet is rapidly changing as a result of climate change - sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is now sitting at its lowest recorded level ever - breaking a previous record set in 2007.

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Voter caging...should Rep. Tim Griffin be in jail?

Greg Palast, Investigative Reporter-BBC joins Thom Hartmann. One of the speakers who took to the stage earlier today at the RNC was Congressman Tim Griffin - who really should be sitting in a jail cell right now. Why's that? Tune in...

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Code Pink tries Citizen's arrest of Condi Rice @ GOP Convention

Medea Benjamin, Code Pink joins Thom Hartmann. Medea Benjamin talks about Romneyville and protests.

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Inside the "War on Women" GOP Convention

Ellen Ratner, Talk Radio News Bureau Chief, joins Thom Hartmann. Mitt Romney is officially the Republican nominee for President. During a roll call vote this afternoon - he received enough delegates to secure the nomination - despite some gruff from Ron Paul supporters in attendance. Also today - the official Republican Party platform was approved - including a ban on abortions, a ban on same sex marriage - and a ban on pornography. But enough business - let's get down to the speakers tonight - some of the Republican Party's biggest celebrities.

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Full Show 8/28/12: Ron Paul Goes to the Convention

Thom discusses day two of the RNC Convention with Talk Radio News Service's Ellen Ratner and on what's going on outside the convention with Codepink's Medea Benjamin. Also discussed: Ron Paul's surprise visit at the RNC Convention, Greg Palast on why Rep. Tim Griffin should be in jail instead of speaking at the convention and how much Sheldon Adelson is paying to put his guy in Congress. And in tonight's "Daily Take" - on the 49th anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech Thom looks at what the Republicans are doing this week to undo everything King dreamed of.

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Your Boss Can Tell You To Campaign for Todd Akin - or You're Fired!

So, next time you're in a job interview - and you get to the end of it, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions for him or her about the company - here's what you should probably think about asking: "What are your company's politics?" That might sound like an odd question - and maybe not the sort of impression you want to make in a job interview - but it could save you a lot of problems farther down the road. That's because - according to a group of commissioners on the Federal Election Commission - corporations - your employers - can force you to campaign for certain politicians - whether you like it or not. They can even fire you if you choose not to. In other words - a corporation can force you to spend your day phone-banking for - say, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. Or canvassing around the neighborhood for...I don't know...Michele Bachmann. Or standing on the side of the street with a sign telling people to vote for David Duke! Now I know this sounds crazy. Don't we as employees have a right to be free from coercion in the workplace - especially when that coercion pertains to our personally held political beliefs? You would think so - but not anymore in this post-Citizens United world. Now - the rights of corporations - like the right to use their employees as cogs in their corporate political speech machine - trump your rights as an individual in the workplace - a corporations right to free speech has become more important than your right to free ...

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Conservative Claims Obama Runs Eugenics Program to Kill Black Babies

Dr. Carol Swain joins Thom Hartmann. Do the far-right - radical views that Republicans have on rape and abortion really make them the party of life? And what does that mean for President Obama - and the rest of the Democratic Party's policies?

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How to Teach People to Hate their own Government...

Dennis Marker, former congressional staffer/journalist & author of the new book "Fifteen Steps to Corporate Feudalism" joins Thom Hartmann. Once upon a time - the middle class believed in government - and had faith in their elected officials in Washington - but not anymore. How has the Middle Class' respect and appreciation for government disappeared over the last 30 years?

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Don't Miss! Grannies say FU to Todd Akin

Thom Hartmann's Crazy Alert

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Why Tampa Feels like Home to the GOP

Will Doig, Salon joins Thom Hartmann. Despite Hurricane Isaac causing a change in plans - Republicans officially opened their convention in Tampa Bay. Why is Tampa Bay the perfect example of what will happen to American if Romney and Ryan take over Washington?

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Join Me at Sister Giant 3 - A Revolution of Love!

If you'll be in L.A. this weekend (March 28-29) join me at SisterGiant3 presented by Marianne Williamson...I'll be speaking on Saturday together with (former) Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) - for tickets and information go to http://sistergiant.com

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