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Why Won't the Media Push Back On Liar Think Tanks & Experts

Why is one Donald Trump advisor claiming that John F Kennedy was the first president to use trickle down Reaganomics? And why isn't anyone in the mainstream media pushing back against the claim?

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Has the Fed Created a "False Economy?"

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work/The New School joins Thom. How The Best In America Came To Be & Nathan Leamer, R Street Institute joins Thom. Donald Trump is accusing Janet Yellen of playing politics with interest rates and creating a "false economy."

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Politics Panel - Here Are The Deplorables...

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Mike Lux, Democracy Partners/The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be & Nathan Leamer, R Street Institute joins Thom. Mike Pence still won't call David Duke deplorable. Is that because he secretly knows he'll need people like David Duke to make him Vice President?

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Politics Panel - The Dakota Access Pipeline - The Impact Of $21.4 Million Cars

Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Mike Lux, Democracy Partners/The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be & Nathan Leamer, R Street Institute joins Thom. The Obama administration may have temporarily halted construction on part of the Dakota Access pipeline - but the fight against the entire project is far from over. Today - rallies were held across the world to demand an end to the entire $3.8 billion project. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders even joined in on the action and spoke at a rally here in Washington, DC. The Dakota Access pipeline would have the same impact on the planet as $21.4 million cars. It would also pose a serious threat to the water supply along its entire 1170 mile route, not just on Standing Rock Sioux land. In what possible world is it a good idea?

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Full Show 9/13/16: Yep, Trump Supporters Definitely Deplorable

Tonight’s Politics Panel talks Mike Pence’s refusal to call David Duke deplorable, why Obama will veto the 9/11 victims bill, and the rallies across the world calling on Obama to stop the Dakota Pipeline.

How Does It Help America to Vilify Russia?

A fragile ceasefire is now in effect in Syria - where hundreds of thousands have died since a brutal civil war began in 2011. If this ceasefire leads to an end to that civil war - could it also lead to a thaw in US-Russia relations and prevent a new Cold War? More on that with the Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel.

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Will “Basket of Deplorables” Haunt Hillary? Progressive Roundtable

Adele Stan, AlterNet & Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View join Thom. Clinton was in hot water over the weekend after she made these comments during a fundraiser Friday night. First of all - is this going to hurt her? The media has been comparing this to Mitt Romney's "47%" remark in 2012 - but are these really comparable statements? And aside from that - isn't this a pretty accurate assessment of Trump's supporters?

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Is the NFL Moving Us To A New Form Of Patriotism? Progressive Roundtable

Adele Stan, AlterNet & Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View join Thom. The opening Sunday of the NFL season saw the protest movement started by San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick grow even bigger. Dozens of players around the league participated - some by refusing to stand during the national anthem - others b n e ing while it was being played - and still others by raising their fists in solidarity. The NFL is a pretty reactionary place - is the fact that this movement only appears to be growing a sign that our society is transforming in a pretty important way? Is it helping us move towards a new form of patriotism?

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How Higher Education Is Being Folded Into the Libertarian Movement

Alex Kotch PhD, AlterNet, joins Thom. Since the 1980s - Charles Koch of the Koch brothers has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to colleges and universities all across the country. Between 2005 and 2014 alone he gave $108 million to almost 400 schools. The stated purpose of Koch's foray into the world of higher education - of course - is to promote free market ideas and policies. And while that's defensible enough - the apparent real purpose of this million dollar is a lot more sinister. Charles Koch and his right-wing oligarch allies - it seems - don't just want to promote their extremist ideology - they want to systematically transform American higher education into an arm of the libertarian movement. My next guest has dug deep into this story - and what he's found is terrifying.

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Electing Trump to Fix Corruption is Like Smoking to Cure Cancer…

Thinking Donald Trump can get money out of politics is like thinking that smoking can cure cancer.

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Full Show 9/12/16: Bernie Joins Pipeline Fight. Hillary Still Silent

Tonight’s Progressive Roundtable talks the media’s obsession with Hillary having pneumonia, Hillary calling Trump supporters deplorable, and the latest on the fight to protect Native land from a pipeline in North Dakota. Thom discusses the importance of the ceasefire in Syria with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and in tonight’ Daily Take Thom details why voting for Donald Trump because you want to get money out of politics is like smoking cigarettes to cure cancer.

Full Show 9/9/16: DOJ Stops Construction of ND Pipeline

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann tonight and discusses the nationwide prison strike with University of Washington Ethics Professor Dan Berger and brings you the breaking news on the North Dakota pipeline. Tonight’s Rumble discusses why Hillary continues trying to win over Republican voters, Aetna’s questionable decision to leave Obamacare, and Wells Fargo busted for creating phony accounts. And in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details how environmental regulations are one of the best investments we can make in this country.

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Full Show 9/8/16: Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Ohio (sort of)

Guest host Sam Sacks is in for Thom Hartmann tonight and discusses the state of medical marijuana in America with The Marijuana Times’ Chloe Sommers and in tonight’s Daily Take Thom details the arctic carbon bomb that could lead to a planetary mass extinction event. Tonight’s Progressive Roundtable discusses Matt Lauer’s dismal performance at last night’s Presidential Forum, Jill Stein being charged for participating in the pipeline protest, and why never Trumpers are constantly stuck in elevators.

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Don't Buy the Hype -- The TPP Won't Secure America

President Obama says that the TPP will keep us safe from Chinese aggression. But he's wrong and he knows it.

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Siccing Dogs On Native Americans?

Tara Houska, Honor the Earth/Indian Country Media Network/Huffington Post/The Guardian joins Thom. Picture the scene... peaceful protesters are practicing their constitutionally guaranteed right to organize and protest when they're set upon by thugs with pepper spray and dogs who snarl at them and bite them. No - this didn't happen 50 years ago in Birmingham - Alabama. It happened over the weekend near Cannon Ball, North Dakota - where thousands of activists remain camped out in one of the largest Native American political actions in decades. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allies from other indigenous nations are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Once finished - the pipeline will bring oil almost 1200 miles from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota all the way to Illinois. The brutal scenes we saw this weekend occurred when some protesters tried to protect their sacred burial grounds and were instead attacked by oil company mercenaries. And those protestors aren't just up against the oil companies - they're also up against the courts. On Tuesday - a federal district court halted construction on some parts of the Dakota Access pipeline project - but not the areas that the Standing Rock Sioux hold sacred. The fight goes on.

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America Is a Country - Not a Business!

America is, increasingly, no longer a country; instead, we're being run like a business, and in some cases it's literally killing us.

Take for example, the ongoing problem of foodborne illnesses like Salmonella, which infects over a million Americans every year.

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