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Austerity is taking hold of our nation.

The Republican sequester is wreaking havoc on our economy. Yesterday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced a huge revision to previous estimates of economic growth. Initially, the BEA estimated our economy grew by 2.5 percent during the first three months of this year. Now they say our GDP only increased by 1.8 percent.

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 26th, 2013

Hour One: SCOTUS & marriage equality...what you need to know - Yetta Kurland, Esq.-Kurland & Associates

Hour Two: Hartmann vs. McNicoll..."big oil should pay for their own damn waste!" Brian McNicoll, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Hour Three: Issa - "fool me once..."

DOMA & Prop 8 go down!

The Supreme Court has struck down DOMA, and cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in the state of California. In two landmark decisions today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of equality. The Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional in a 5 to 4 ruling, as a violation of the equal protection guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment.

Daily Topics - Tuesday June 25th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

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Hour One: Were voting rights just sent to the back of the bus? Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show

SCOTUS neuters the Voting Rights Act.

Our nation's highest court has struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. In a 5-to-4 ruling delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled that the formula used to decide what states are subject to voting law pre-clearance is unconstitutional.

Daily Topics - Monday June 24th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

Have a question or comment for Thom? Grab your phone, hit record and send your video to YourTakeMyTake@gmail.com and we may air it on "The Big Picture."

Hour One: What is loyalty?

Hour Two: What happens when the Fed stops stimulating the economy? Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work

Where in the world is Edward Snowden?

Over the weekend, government officials and news agencies were playing a game of “Where's Snowden.” The NSA whistle-blower made a sudden departure from Hong Kong, reportedly traveling to Moscow, Russia. Snowden was then not in his seat for the next flight, which would have brought him from Russia to Cuba.

GOP dooms its own bill to failure.

On Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives managed to kill the $940 billion dollar farm bill. GOP lawmakers were quick to blame Democrats for the failure, because they did not deliver 40 votes. However, Democrats pointed to huge cuts to food assistance, and a poison pill amendment from Florida Representative Steve Southerland as their reasons for voting against the bill.

Daily Topics - Thursday June 20th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

Have a question or comment for Thom? Grab your phone, hit record and send your video to YourTakeMyTake@gmail.com and we may air it on "The Big Picture."

Hour One: Wow! MD Goes Holistic - Replaces the GDP w/the GDI

Hour Two: Carbon Tax or kiss the world goodbye...for humans / Geeky Science - why are the birds so angry?

The Crossroads of Privacy & Security.

As if the news of the NSA's phone and internet spying weren't enough to worry us, the FBI has just admitted to using surveillance drones to spy on Americans on US soil.

Not even the truth can stop Issa's witch-hunt.

Yesterday, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings released the full transcript of a five-hour hearing on the IRS's alleged targeting of Tea Party Groups. And – it proves everything Congressman Cummings has been saying all along – the White House was not involved in deciding which groups were required to provide additional information to the IRS before getting tax-exempt status.

Daily Topics - Tuesday June 18th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

Have a question or comment for Thom? Grab your phone, hit record and send your video to YourTakeMyTake@gmail.com and we may air it on "The Big Picture."

Hour One: Has "Big Business" become "Big Brother?"

Hour Two: How is government interfering with entrepreneuers? Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International

Hour Three: Checks, Lies and Bankster Red Tape...

House Committee Hearing on the NSA leaves additional questions unanswered...

This morning, NSA director Keith Alexander and other intelligence officials testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Committee chairman, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan, convened the hearing to defend the NSA's internet and phone surveillance programs.

Daily Topics - Monday June 17th, 2013

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm ET M-F!

Have a question or comment for Thom? Grab your phone, hit record and send your video to YourTakeMyTake@gmail.com and we may air it on "The Big Picture."

SCOTUS says Arizona must "accept and use" federal voter registration form.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States made it much more difficult for Arizona to disenfranchise voters. In 2004, Arizona voters approved a law which required election officials to reject any voter registration that was not accompanied with proof of citizenship.

Trump Undoing Climate Protections - The Fate Of the Planet Is At Stake

Just as global warming appears to be reaching a dangerous new phase, Donald Trump has begun dismantling what little climate protections we do have.

He's calling it a win for workers.

But who's really going to come out on top?

West Virginia miners or the coal barons who've robbed their state blind?

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