Big Picture Rumble - What's an "imminent threat"?

Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist, & Cameron Seward, Heritage Foundation & Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Big Picture Rumble - Are you happy w/30 yrs of Reaganomics?

Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist, & Cameron Seward, Heritage Foundation & Vince Coglianese, Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Full Show 2/5/13: Drones: The Ultimate Stalkers

Thom discusses how Reaganomics led to our drastic wealth inequality which has led to all the recent mass shootings. Tonight's "Big Picture Politics Panel" discusses domestic drones, how household spending on gas is at a 30-year high and the idea of the government providing free internet to all Americans. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom applauds Charlottesville, VA for banning the use of drones in their town.

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Full Show 2/4/13: The NRA Enemies List

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann tonight and discusses how we can never be truly free with continuous war, the GOP's relentless efforts to rig the next presidential election and how getting vending machines out of schools is a good thing. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details what a typical school day would be like in America if we listened to the NRA.

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Full Show 2/1/13: Chris Christie Hates Working People

Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses January's job numbers, how Chris Christie hates working people and whether we should legalize marijuana to solve our nation's prison problems. And in tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" Thom speaks with Susan Cain, a former Wall Street corporate lawyer turned author, on why we should celebrate the introverts in the world.

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A Typical Day at School in NRA Utopia

Imagine going to school - putting your assault rifle in your locker - and instead of having 1st period English - having 1st period gun safety. This may sound crazy - but in the gun-loving world of Wayne LaPierre and his fellow gun nuts - this would be the typical school day in America.

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

The Good! *Geoffrey Stone* Stone - a professor of law at the University of Chicago - submitted a statement to Congress yesterday. And - that statement was signed by over 50 America's most distinguished constitutional law professors and scholars. All are in agreement that - despite what many on the far-right say - Congress has more than enough authority under the Constitution to enact legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. If America's best and brightest constitutional scholars say it's legal to save American lives by creating sensible gun control measures - then it's time for Congress to act - regardless of what the NRA and gun nuts will try to say.

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Crazy Alert! A Final Farewell...To A Whopper!

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Geeky Science! Beetles Guided by Milky Way

For hundreds of years - navigators looked to the stars to determine their location - and to provide directions. And as it turns out - a variety of animals do the very same thing today. I'll tell you about one of them in tonight's Geeky Science.

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Your Take/My Take - Billionaires, Socialism and Permian Extinction

Welcome to Your Take My Take LIVE. The phone lines are now open - so if you want tell me your opinion, make a comment or ask a question live on the air - give us a call at 202-904-2134!

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Hazardous Fracking - Is it Time for Civil Disobedience?

Thomas Linzey, Esq., Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, joins Thom Hartmann. All across this nation - hazardous fracking operations are destroying once pristine lands - threatening the environment and local communities in the process. But some towns and communities are standing up to this environment-destroying corporate greed - and saying no even when the federal government says yes.

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Is MI Gov lying about electoral rigging?

Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow PUSH/Detroit, join Thom Hartmann. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he has no plans to change the way his state awards Electoral College voters - and in turn help rig the 2016 election for Republicans. But - is Snyder telling the truth - or are plans to attack our democracy alive and well in the Great Lake State?

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Sparks Fly! Thom Hartmann vs. Austin Petersen...Ending Billionaire-ism?

Austin Petersen, FreedomWorks, joins Thom Hartmann. Consider this: The Forbes 400 richest billionaires in America have a combined wealth of over $1.7 trillion. Now imagine we took some of that wealth - leaving each billionaire with just one billion dollars - and they're free to do whatever they'd like with it. What's it matter, they couldn't even spend a billion dollars in their lifetime. That would suddenly free up 1.3 trillion dollars of wealth to be spent and invested in the economy. With the average price of going to college at a state school pegged at roughly $22000 a year, that 1.3 trillion could send 59 million young people - an entire generation - to school. We'd have an entire generation of college graduates who'd have access to good paying jobs - who'd stimulate the economy - who'd pay taxes to lower our deficits - and who'd make American once again the most educated and nation with the most sophisticated workforce on the planet. Or - what about those 150 million Americans who don't have savings and are one setback away from poverty? Imagine if they all had an extra $8000 in their bank account. They wouldn't be so fearful of poverty - they could spend more money in the economy - and they could take more risks \\ Even the billionaires would earn more money now that they have more consumers spending more money at restaurants, at shopping malls, and on vacations. And what'd we sacrifice for this new prosperity for millions of Americans? We simply asked the ...

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Full Show 1/31/13: The NRA's Typical School Day

Thom debates Libertarian Austin Petersen on outlawing our country's billionaires. Also discussed: the latest on the GOP election rigging campaign, what communities are doing around the country to save their environment and Thom takes viewer phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live." In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details what a typical school day would be like in America if we listened to the NRA.

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The Question No One is Asking about Keystone XL

Right now in Texas, a foreign corporation, TransCanada, is using our government's 5th Amendment right of eminent domain to confiscate private land belonging to Americans, to build a massive oil pipeline so TransCanada can ship oil from the Gulf of Mexico to non-Americans around the world. Oil, by the way, that will accelerate our planet's plunge into global warming-induced catastrophe. So the question is, "Why?"

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The Billionaire Hypocrisy of Helping the Poor

There's one thing that both progressives and conservatives can agree on, and they can quote both FDR and Ronald Reagan on it.

And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job."

FDR extended the idea to say that when there are no jobs, the government should act as an employer of last resort.

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