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Trump: A Nightmare Scenario for Progressives & the Country

Big Picture Interview: Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View. Whatever semblance of a honeymoon existed between Democrats and president-elect Donald Trump vanished Sunday when he named Steve Bannon his chief White House strategist. Bannon - who was also CEO of the Trump campaign - is the former chairman of Breitbart News. Under his watch - Breitbart became the go-to website of the rebranded white nationalist movement known as the "alt-right" It regularly runs stories about how great the confederate flag is how feminism makes women ugly -and how evil Muslim refugees are coming to ravage a community near you. Breitbart also has an entire section for stories about “black crime" - whatever that means. As if promoting race hate wasn't bad enough - Steve Bannon apparently thinks just like his audience. According to court documents, he once told his ex-wife that he didn’t want their daughters attending a certain private school in LA because “too many whiny Jews” went there. Not surprisingly - Democrats are furious that someone like Bannon is about to serve as the righthand man of the president - and many have called on Trump to rescind his appointment altogether. But not everyone is upset about the fact that an apparent racist and anti-Semite is about to work in the White House. White nationalists - including the chair of the American Nazi Party - are thrilled about the Bannon pick. They say it shows that Trump is on their side. This is about as close as it gets to a nightmare scenario for progressives - and the country.

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Did Americans Just Vote Away Our Safety Net?

Big Picture Politics Panel: Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show/SiriusXM Urban View & Bryan Pruitt, RedState. Assuming Trump and Ryan are on the same page about privatizing Medicare, isn't actually going through it political suicide? Or not?

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China Threatens Trump with Trade War

Thom talks Trump, trade, and trickle-down economics with economist Richard Wolff. Later on in the program, Thom talks with Alex Lawson of Social Security Works and Jessica Jackson Sloan of #cut50 about Trump's pick of Steve Bannon to serve as chief White House strategist, how Democrats can win over working-class voters, and whether Trump could actually stage a fascist takeover of our democracy.

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How Many of Our Lakes Are Too Polluted to Swim In?

Our Big Picture Fact of the Day...

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Why Is the Media Normalizing a White Supremacist?

Big Picture Interview: Global Trade Agreements... Alex Lawson, Social Security Works & Jessica Jackson Sloan, #cut50. Naming a white-supremacist media baron like Steve Bannon to serve as your chief White House strategist isn't normal. So why is the media acting like it is?

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Will Trump Stand Up To Big Business, GOP, Dems & China on Trade?

Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens/Democracy At Work. Big Picture Interview: Global Trade Agreements...Donald Trump has promised big things for the economy once he takes office. But were the populist policies he embraced on the campaign trail just a front for another trickle-down presidency?

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Obama Betrays Standing Rock

Thom discusses Donald Trump’s "drain the swamp lie," how Democrats will resist Republican control of the government, and the wave of hate that's followed Trump's election with Dave McCulloch and Richard Eskow. Thom also talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about Obama approving the Dakota Access Pipeline and the future of Standing Rock Protests.

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5.4 Million Jobs Get Sucked Out Of The Economy Every Year

The Big Picture fact of the day….

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Josh Fox - Did Obama "Sell Out” On The “Standing Rock” Pipeline?

Big Picture Interview: Josh Fox, Gasland/Gasland II & How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change. So - is this the end of the road for the Standing Rock water protectors? Or has the real fight just begun?

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Should Democrats have a “Caucus Room Conspiracy" Just like the GOP?

Big Picture Politics Panel: Richard Eskow, The Zero Hour/Campaign for America's Future & Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners. So at what point are the people who voted for Donald Trump thinking they were going to get Bernie Sanders-style populism going realize they’ve actually gotten Mussolini populism?

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Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

Thom discusses who'll lead the fight against Donald Trump, what will happen when the GOP destroys Obamacare, and how unions will save the Democratic Party with David Ferguson of Ferguson & Associates and Ben Wikler with MoveOn.org. Thom also talks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about where progressives can go next under a President Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Will Bernie Lead An Anti-Trump Resistance?

Big Picture Politics Panel: David Ferguson, Ferguson & Associates & Ben Wikler, MoveOn.org. On Wednesday - Bernie said in a statement that he and other progressives would work with Donald Trump “if he’s serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families” but also warned that "To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.” The next four years are going to be dark - but if the protest movement we saw last night joins up with a progressive front led by Bernie Sanders and others like him - we might just survive President Trump.

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Ralph Nader, "Democrats Have Lost Their Identity"

Big Picture Interview: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think, has a plan for progressives that could really shake things up.

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How Liberals Put Trump In The White House...

Big Picture Interview: Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation Magazine.
The unthinkable has happened - Donald Trump has won the presidency. No one - at least no one in the political establishment - saw this coming. How did they get this so wrong?

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You Can Officially Call Him Mr. Brexit: Trump Elected President

Thom discusses Donald Trump’s shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton with the Nation’s Katrina Vanden Heuvel and asks her how liberals got it so wrong when the writing on the wall was everywhere to be seen. Thom also talks with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about where progressives can go next under a President Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Cory Booker's Vote Shows Why To Get Money Out Of Politics


On Friday House Republicans joined their Senate colleagues and approved a measure that will allow them to repeal Obamacare using a process known as budget reconciliation. Meanwhile, the pressure is growing on them to come up with some kind of replacement plan.

Unfortunately, they still don't have one.

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