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Kasich Signed A Bill Killing Local Democracy in OH

Big Picture Panel: Angela Morabito, StandUnited.org & Charles Sauer, On Monday - while most of the world was busy watching twin tragedies unfold in Berlin and Ankara - the Ohio governor signed a bill that effectively killed local democracy in his state's biggest city - Cleveland. Until Kasich and his Republican allies intervened - Cleveland was set to hold a special election next year to raise its minimum wage to $15. The bill that John Kasich signed on Monday - Senate Bill 331 -- prohibits communities in the state from raising the minimum wage beyond the state's minimum wage rate which is $8.25. So much for all that state's right's stuff - apparently….

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John Kasich Exposes the Libertarian Scam

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom talks to Angela Morabito of StandUnited.org and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about Ohio Gov. John Kasich slamming down Cleveland’s proposed minimum wage, and Republicans’ plan to drug test food stamp recipients. Later in the show, Emily Wurth of Food and Water Watch joins Thom to discuss the EPA’s new findings on fracking.

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Is the New Retirement Crisis a Threat to Our Democracy?

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom speaks to Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, about Donald Trump’s cabinet’s views on climate change and whether there’s any “green hope” with the incoming administration. Later in the show, Thom discusses Trump’s rhetoric on Islamic terrorism and the impending repeal of North Carolina’s bathroom bill with Bryan Pruitt of RedState and Joe Dinkin of the Working Families Party.

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The Man Who Met w/ Leonardo DiCaprio & Trump On Climate Change

Big Picture Interview: Terry Tamminen, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, On His Meeting w/Trump About Climate Change. Is There "Green" Hope w/The Trump administration? This guest says there is.

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Is Trump Doing ISIS' Work For Them?

Big Picture Panel: Bryan Pruitt, RedState & Joe Dinkin, Working Families Party. There's a lot we still don't know about yesterday's truck attack in Berlin. So why is Donald Trump so ready to blame it on ISIS? Is he trying to help ISIS?

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The World's Coral Reefs Are In A Global Mass Die Off

Big Picture Fact Of The Day

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Does Trump Mean the End of the Internet As We Know It?

Thom talks to Chris Lewis of Public Knowledge about what Donald Trump's election means for the future of net neutrality. Later on in the program, Thom talks to Eleanor Goldfield of Occupy.com and Sam Daley-Harris of the Center for Citizen Empowerment about the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, the coup staged by North Carolina Republicans, and why it's time to say goodbye to the electoral college.

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The Fight For the Soul of The Democratic Party

Big Picture Panel: Eleanor Goldfield, Act Out!/Occupy.com & Sam Daley-Harris, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation/RESULTS/Reclaiming Our Democracy. So will Democrats choose to embrace the future and vote Ellison for DNC chair - or will they stick to the failed politics of the Clinton/Obama years and get behind Tom Perez? Will they embrace the tradition of FDR and actually try to win elections again, or will they bow to the corporatist donor class and accept defeat - probably for a generation?

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How Much Danger Is Net Neutrality In Now?

Big Picture Interview: Christopher J. Lewis, Public Knowledge. The election of Donald Trump has effectively killed healthcare reform - financial reform - and maybe even the fight against global warming. Has it also killed off the internet as we know it?

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This Drug Is $800 in the US VS $1 Over The Counter in the UK

The Fact Of the Day…..

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Half of Humanity May Need to Move….

Big Picture Fact Of The Day...

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Is The US Aiding & Abetting Famine In Yemen?

Big Picture Interview: Medea Benjamin, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection/CODEPINK/Global Exchange. As the world continues to look with horror at the situation in Syria - the United States is aiding and abetting a famine in Yemen. Why are we sacrificing the lives of Yemeni children to pad the profits of defense contractors?

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It’s Time To Repudiate Socialism For The Rich

Big Picture Panel: Siraj Hashmi, Red Alert Politics & Medea Benjamin, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection/CODEPINK/Global Exchange. Donald Trump is setting up a cabinet of plutocrats. As Quartz reports - the 17 people he’s chosen for cabinet level positions so far have. “…well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth… greater than that of the 43 million least wealthy American households combined—over one third of the 126 million households total in the US.” This shouldn’t surprise anyone - no matter how populist Trump sounded on the campaign trail. Billionaires and millionaires are flocking to the Trump administration for one very simple reason: his policies are going to make them a whole lot richer

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The Republican Post-Election Coup

In tonight's Big Picture Rumble, Thom talks Trump's plutocratic cabinet, the Republican coup in North Carolina, and the GOP's joke of an Obamacare strategy with Siraj Hashmi of Red Alert Politics and Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK. Thom also talks to Medea Benjamin about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Yemen and American complicity in it.

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Are We Watching the End of the Middle Class?

Big Picture Panel: Kymone Freeman, We Act Radio/Black Lives Matter DC & Angela Morabito, StandUnited.org. Republicans like Newt Gingrich are already bragging about how they're going to use the Trump administration to undo the New Deal. Are we watching the beginning of the end of the American middle class?

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Republicans Don't Want To Answer Questions

During a heated confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill last week, Georgia Congressman Tom Price - Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services - refused to say whether or not he would support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

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