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Politics Panel: Game Changer for legalize medical marijuana?

Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze & Nate Sweet, Progressive Commentator & Hughey Newsome, Project 21 / Move-On-Up all join Thom Hartmann. A bipartisan group of senators has just introduced a bill that would effectively legalize medical marijuana at the federal level. Could this be a game changer in the fight against modern day prohibition?

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The Politics of Voter Suppression

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released a report titled "50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics" That study looks at the effects that the Voting Rights Act has had in America - as well as the current state of race and voting in our country and the future of voting rights. Joining me now to talk more about that report is Professor Spencer Overton - Interim President & CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies - Professor of Law at George Washington University - and Author of the book "Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression"

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Full Show 3/10/2015: Defense Industry Spending Insanity

In tonight’s Big Picture Politics Panel, Thom talks treason for Republicans’ interference with the Iran nuclear negotiations. Hughey Newsome of the Project 21 Black Leadership Council, Progressive commentator Nate Sweet, and Jennifer Kerns, contributor for The Washington Times and The Blaze join Thom on set to discuss Iran nuke talks, Pres. Obama’s slam of Scott Walker for right-to-work laws, the CARERS medical marijuana act and Florida’s climate change lunacy.

Professor Spencer Overton, Interim President & CEO of the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies and author, Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression, talks the Voting Rights Act 50 years later.

RT Correspondent Manuel Rapalo joins Thom live from Madison, WI on the protests following the killing of Tony Richardson. John Nichols of The Nation Magazine talks police shootings and the Tony Richardson death investigation.

Thom gives his Daily Take – Defense Industry Spending Insanity, plus The Good, The Bad, and the Very Very Ugly.

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Iran sabotage...is the GOP committing treason?

David Laska, New York State Republican Party joins Thom Hartmann. First - they yelled "you lie!" at our nation's first African American president. Then they invited Benjamin Netanyahu to trash the president in front of Congress - without even telling the White House. Now - they've sent a letter to Iranian government officials - warning them that these Republicans will do anything - anything - to make sure this president has no meaningful legacy. Just how much damage are Republicans willing to do to America just to sabotage President Obama?

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How Climate Change Triggers War

Professor Richard Seager, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory-Columbia University joins Thom Hartmann. Four years of bloody civil war has claimed more than 200,000 lives in Syria. The experts say Syria's turmoil is all about sectarian politics - but could climate change be the real culprit?

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Why Americans Are In the Dark about "Right to Work"

Brendan Fischer, Center for Media and Democracy & Mark Ames, Pando Daily both join Thom Hartmann. The War on Labor is alive and well - especially in Wisconsin. What did Governor Scott Walker do today - and what does it mean for working-class Wisconsinites?

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Climate Change Now Banned in Florida?

A shocking new report says that Florida has banned its top environmental officials from talking about climate change. What should this tell us about the real priorities of the Republican Party?

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Will the Voting Rights Act Get Fixed?

Tommy Christopher, The Daily Banter joins Thom. Ok, if it wasn't bad enough that Republican leadership wasn't originally slated to go to the Selma 50th festivities, it turns out there are ZERO GOP sponsors of the bill to fix the Voting Rights Act. What gives? Will we ever see a fix to the Voting Rights Act or is at as good as dead in this Congress?

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

The Bad! Kimberley Strassel! During an appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend - the Wall Street Journal columnist complained that President Obama’s speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma march focused too much on Voter ID suppression laws. Seriously - take a look…

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Politically Corrected - Scalia & His Right Wing Talking Points!

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Crazy Alert! Lookout - When Badgers Go Beserk!

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Full Show 3/9/2015: Doomed Florida Denies Climate Change

In tonight’s show, Thom debates republicans’ attempt to sabotage the Iran nuke agreement with David Laska, Communications Director for the New York State Republican Party.

Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy and Mark Ames, author and Senior Editor of Pando Daily, talk Gov. Scott Walker’s right-to-work state and its crushing impact for the middle class.
Tommy Christopher of the Daily Banter talks voter ID laws in American and republicans attempt to keep minorities from the polls. Columbia University Prof. Richard Seager talks climate change and its impact on the conflict in Syria.

Thom gives his Daily Take – Doomed Florida Denies Climate Change, plus Politically Corrected, Crazy Alert, Green Report and The Good, The Bad, and the Very Very Ugly.

Panel P2: 50th Anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday March

Dr. Clarence Lusane, American University & Hilary Shelton, NAACP & Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show all join Thom. Would the Voting Rights Act have passed without the events in Selma? If not, what should that tell us about direction action in political movements?

Rumble: Congressional Progressives Released Plan for America's Trade Policy

Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator & Activist & Christy Setzer, New Heights Communications & Shelby Emmett, Project 21 all join Thom. While Congress is busy debating fast-track trade authority - Congressional Progressives have released a new plan for America's trade policy. Isn't time we had a trade policy that protected American jobs - rather than shipped them overseas?

Panel P1: 50th Anniversary of Selma's Bloody Sunday March

Dr. Clarence Lusane, American University & Hilary Shelton, NAACP & Joe Madison, The Joe Madison Show all join Thom. Thousands are gathering in Selma - Alabama this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday - one of the crucial turning points of the Civil Rights Movement. Republican leadership - though - has decided to skip the festivities. Why is that? And what does that say about how far we've come since the turbulent days of the 1960s?

Trump Is Going Back On His NAFTA Promise

Donald Trump won't be pulling the US out of NAFTA - at least not immediately.

But he's still permanently changed the debate about trade in America.

Donald Trump said yesterday that after speaking with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada, he's decided not to immediately pull the US out of NAFTA.

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