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Hey Mr. President...Transparency Applies To The TPP Too!

Earlier today - President Obama announced the deaths of two hostages - who were killed in January during a US counterterrorism operation against Al Qaeda in Pakistan. Shouldn't there be that kind of transparency in all parts of our democracy?

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TPP - A Grab-Bag For the World's Multinational Corporations

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th district) joins Thom. As Congress prepares to consider a bill giving him fast track powers - President Obama is now pushing the TPP hard - calling it a bridge to the future. But is it a bridge to the future, or just another grab-bag for the world's multinational corporations?

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Are the Europeans Pushing for Regime Change in Greece?

Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research / Just Foreign Policy / Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy.

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Caroline Fredrickson - Why Do We Still Have Gender Based Inequality?

Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy / Demos / Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over joins Thom. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act - the wage gap is still a fact of life in America. Why is that? And what does it have to do with our troubled history of slavery and racial discrimination?

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Caroline Fredrickson - How to Lift All Boats

Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy / Demos / Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over joins Thom. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act - the wage gap is still a fact of life in America. Why is that? And what does it have to do with our troubled history of slavery and racial discrimination?

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Full Show 4/23/15: Rep. Alan Grayson Blasts the TPP

Thom discusses fast-track and the TPP with Rep. Alan Grayson and whether European officials are pushing for regime change in Greece with Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. In tonight’s special Thursday edition of “Conversations with Great Minds” Thom talks with Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s Caroline Fredrickson, author of the new book “Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over.”

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Rumble: Hillary to Topple The 1%?

Hughey Newsome, Project 21 & TJ Helmstetter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee(PCCC) & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom. The New York Times is reporting that - earlier this year - in a meeting with economists - Hillary Clinton called for a "toppling" of the top 1%. She was reportedly looking at a graph charting how real wages - adjusted for inflation - had increased exponentially for the wealthiest Americans - when she made the comments. So - is Hillary right? Should we topple the one percent?

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Thom Hartmann on How Things Are And How They Could Be

Watching The Hawks co-host Sean Stone interviews Thom Hartman at the Sister Giant Conference, which took place March 28-29 in Los Angeles. Thom discusses how things are politically and economically and how things could be with progressive policies.

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The Prison "Pay to Play" System Exposed

Flavia Jimenez, Advancement Project joins Thom. The private prison industry has grown more than 1700 percent since 1980 and it's made some executives very - very rich. But it's also torn apart families and bankrupted taxpayers. So how can we lock it up once and for all?

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The Solar Power Battle Now Being Fought

Adam Browning, Vote Solar, joins Thom Hartmann. It's not all fun in the sun in Hawaii right now. Why are Hawaiian utility companies trying to block solar power in the Aloha State - and how are residents fighting back?

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Rumble: America doesn’t need competition-killing Big Biz

Hughey Newsome, Project 21 & TJ Helmstetter, Progressive Change Campaign Committee(PCCC) & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom. On Tuesday - six progressive senators - including Senator Elizabeth Warren - Senator Al Franken - and Senator Bernie Sanders - sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler - asking them to block the proposed Comcast-Time Warner mega merger.

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Corporations to America - "We own you”

Republicans are trying to turn every business executive in America into a king - and the working-class into peasants. Fortunately - we can stop them.

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The Good - The Bad - and the Very Very Matroclinously Ugly

The Bad! Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI)! The Wisconsin Governor has found a way to celebrate Earth Day that even his buddies the Koch Brothers probably find acceptable: firing a bunch of his state’s environmental workers. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - “Fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this week that they might face layoff as part of Gov. Scott Walker's budget for the next two fiscal years.” In other words - Happy Earth Day - now go find a new job. Not even Mother Nature could be that cruel.

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Full Show 4/22/15: Elizabeth Warren Vs. Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Tonight’s Rumble talks the potential merger of Comcast and Time Warner, why Obama is continuing to support the TPP despite outrage from both sides, and whether Hillary Clinton with topple the 1%. Thom discusses how the private prison industry is benefiting from our failed immigration system with the Advancement Project’s Flavia Jimenez and how utility companies in Hawaii are threatening the state’s solar growth with Vote Solar’s Adam Browning. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how Republicans are trying to turn business owners into modern day kings.

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The Good - The Bad - the Bad and the Very Very Matelassely Ugly

And the Very Very Ugly! Michele Bachmann. During a radio interview this weekend, the former Minnesota Congresswoman claimed that the End Times were upon us and suggested that President Obama was helping bring them about.

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The "Morally Bankrupt" GOP

The Congressional Budget Office has released its score of the Senate Republican healthcare bill.

According to the CBO, the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act would cause 22 million people to lose their health insurance.

Which - when you really think about it - is pretty weird.

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