Gov. Jesse Ventura - How Pro Wrestling Prepares you for Politics

Gov. Jesse Ventura, former Gov. of Minnesota, joins Thom Hartmann. Corporations have destroyed our Democracy - with both Republicans and Democrats listening to the money - and not to we the people. How do we retake control of our government - and restore our founding fathers vision for America?

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The Big Picture Rumble - Obamacare is working!

Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator & Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist & Neil Munro, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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The Big Picture Rumble - Who Mitt Romney thinks are middle income Americans?

Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator & Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist & Neil Munro, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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The Big Picture Rumble - diplomatic community calling Romney out, too...

Marc Harrold, Libertarian Commentator & Erikka Knuti, Democratic Strategist & Neil Munro, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Full Show 9/14/12: Gov. Ventura Vs. Gang Gov't

Thom talks with Governor Jesse Ventura about America's troubled political system and his new book "Democrips and Rebloodlicans." Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses Romney's handling of the unrest in the Middle East, the Fed's new stimulus plan and the latest from the Chicago Teacher's strike. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom explains what's really going on in the Middle East.

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1980: So the question for Progressives is...was it worth it?

With November looming, the fate of the Obama Presidency hangs in the balance. Billions of dollars are being bundled to be spent against him. Voter suppression ID laws are kicking his voters off the rolls. And Republicans in the House are sabotaging his`2 economic recovery. Right now - there's a chance that this election will be a replay of 1980. Barack Obama could be Jimmy Carter. And I'm telling you right now that it's up to us - it's up to Progressives to make sure that doesn't happen. We've seen this movie before. As investigative journalist Robert Parry points out in a new column on consortium news.com - the progressive anger toward Obama is nothing new. It's the same sort of anger that Jimmy Carter faced in his 1980 bid for re-election - and the same sort of anger that eventually cost Carter a second term and set the stage for the Reagan Revolution - which we're all still trying to put an end to, even now.

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Media Ignores Romney Lies in Favor of Politicization

Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio, joins Thom Hartmann. I've told you over and over and over again - the only way Mitt Romney can win in November is by lying his way right into the White House. But in the last two days - he's turned a national tragedy into a misleading political attack. Is this a new low for the political Pinocchio?

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

The Good! *The Maricopa Community Colleges* The Bad! *Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R)* and the Very Very Ugly! *Rush Limbaugh*

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Geeky Science - Why Gut Microbes Matter

Thom Hartmann reports

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Voter ID goes to PA Supreme Court Today

Keesha Gaskins, Brennan Center for Justice, joins Thom Hartmann. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court heard arguments today on the state's controversial Voter ID law - which would prevent thousands of eligible Pennsylvanians from voting in November. Will the court uphold the law - or will the right-wing's voter suppression drive be haulted in the Keystone State?

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Court Rules NDAA Unconstitutional

Chris Hedges, Truthdig "The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress" joins Thom Hartmann. Civil liberties advocates led by journalists and writers Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, and Noam Chomsky secured a big victory yesterday. Federal Judge Katherine Forrest struck down the controversial indefinite detention provision passed and signed by President Obama on New Year's Eve last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act . Judge Forrester agreed with the plaintiffs that the provision could chill the First Amendment and leave journalists vulnerable to indefinite detention if they associate with terrorist organizations while trying to cover stories. The Obama Administration is appealing the ruling.

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Crazy Alert! Buy Nine car washes and Get free sex!

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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Why the GOP Doesn't Want The Fed to Help

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke announced a new round of monetary stimulus by the Fed to do something about persistently high unemployment. This new plan will pump $85 billion into the economy by purchasing mortgage-backed securities and trading short-term bonds for long-term bonds with the banks. Basically - that means pumping more money into the economy. The Fed also took a rather bold step today in saying this new stimulus program is open-ended - and that the Fed will continue these measures if unemployment doesn't start falling faster. Now - there are legitimate criticisms against what the Fed is doing - primarily that it won't have the sort of stimulative affect on the economy that's needed since banks still won't lend to small businesses. But really - there's nothing else the Fed can do. Remember - the Fed was created with a dual mandate. One, to keep inflation under control. And two, to keep unemployment low. And since Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything to address high unemployment in America - blocking stimulus after stimulus - then the Fed is the only institution left that can at least make a dent in the jobless number. And that's what it's trying to do. And it's very telling that Republicans are criticizing the Feds efforts today - since as we all know by now - their banking on a bad economy to win big in November.

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Egypt & Yemen...Let's look at a Marshall Plan instead of drones & war?

Ibrahim Qatabi, American human rights activist specializing in Yemen & Dr. Mark LeVine, Ph.D, University of California at Irvine join Thom Hartmann. Violence and unrest continues in Egypt and Libya today - as additional anti-American riots have broken out across the Middle East. But - as secrecy surrounds the supposed film that set off all the violence - what's really going on in the Middle East - and what happens next?

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Full Show 9/13/12: Obama the One-Term President?

Thom details the latest from the unrest in the Middle East and asks our panel if this is the beginning of the Arab Fall. Also discussed: Obama's NDAA law being struck down, Voter ID on trial in Pennsylvania and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how Pres. Obama might be doomed to follow in Pres. Carter's footsteps and what it would be mean for the country if he doesn't get a second term.

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Corporations outspend taxpayers in Congress...

You may be surprised to learn that we spend about $2 billion dollars a year on our dysfunctional Congress. However, it's even more surprising to learn that corporate lobbyists spend even more to buy off our federal lawmakers.

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