It's 1948 Again....Wake Up!

Today, the battle lines are drawn pretty much the same as they were in 1948 and 1932. Millions of Americans are struggling to survive, to get a proper education, and the very rich are making out like bandits, all thanks to Republican "misrule and inaction."

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Your Take/My Take LIVE - Hey Sweetheart - let's talk about 98% taxes

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The Good, The Bad, And The Very, Very Hesternopothically Ugly...

The Good! Dennis Rodman. The former NBA star - known for his off-court antics and colorful hair - is in North Korea - and he might actually be improving US-relations with the reclusive nation. According to reports -he's getting along very well with North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un. After attending basketball games together in Pyongyang, Rodman told Un, "You have a friend for life." With North Korea conducting nuclear tests, and relations between our government and theirs very tense, Dennis Rodman is the most high profile American to meet face to face with the Kim Jong Un - and apparently they really hit it off. So who knows, maybe Dennis Rodman - the man who was once the "bad boy" of basketball - the man once who wore a wedding gown to promote his book - and who once dabbled in professional wrestling - THAT Dennis Rodman - might be America's next top diplomat.

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Monkeys invented the Margarita?

Each night - millions of Americans go to their local bar to throw back a few beers - and spend time with their friends. But according to new research - if it weren't for some ancient primates and their love of fermenting fruit - we may not be able to drink beer today.

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Which Major Sport Will Be the 1st to Accept Gays?

Wade Davis II, Former NFL Player & LGBTQ Activist joins Thom Hartmann. Gays and Lesbians in America are steadily winning the fight for equality. There were significant victories for marriage equality in the recent 2012 elections. The President has been a vocal supporter of LGBT equality. And the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act has now been repeatedly struck down in the courts. But there's one arena where gays are still shutout. And that's professional sports. There's not a single openly gay athlete competing in any of the major sports in America.

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Hanford Nuclear Waste is Leaking...on the way to the Columbia River

Kevin Kamps,Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom Hartmann. Hundreds of gallons of nuclear waste are leaking out of so-called storage tanks at a nuclear waste facility in Washington state. What dangers are these leaks posing to the American people - and will this latest nuclear nightmare wake politic and up to the dangers of nuclear power?

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Should Scalia take off his black robe & put on his white hood?

Mike Papantonio, Ring of Fire Radio, joins Thom Hartmann. it's likely the five corporatists right-wingers on the bench will strike down section 5 of the Voting Rights Act - which prevents certain parts of the nation from blatantly discriminating against minority voters.

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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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Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.

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