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

And the Very Very Ugly. Michael Savage! During a recent episode of his radio program the right-wing talk show host blasted gay rights activists for writing an open letter to the Pope asking him to replace San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone - He’s come under fire for making homophobic comments. According to Savage - who’s real name is Michael Weiner - the gay activists were acting like “Nazis.” Take a listen.

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Full Show 4/20/15: BP Oil Spill Still Harming Marine Life Five Years Later

Thom discusses the five year anniversary of the disastrous BP oil spill with attorney and radio host Mike Papantonio, whether Loretta Lynch will ever be confirmed with The Daily Banter’s Tommy Christopher, and the origins of the 4/20 marijuana holiday with pro-pot lobbyist Aaron Houston. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom details how the war on drugs continues to destroy lives.

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Full Show 4/17/15: Congress Gives Major Tax Break to the Koch Brothers

Tonight’s Big Picture Rumble discusses why Loretta Lynch hasn’t been confirmed, why Congress has given Obama fast-track authority on the TPP, and how Congress quietly passed a bill to give tax breaks to mega-donors like the Koch Brothers. Tonight’s Bigger Picture discussion looks at the crisis in Yemen with the Institute for Gulf Affair’s Ali al-Ahmed and Oxfam America’s Scott Paul.

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Cool! MT GOP & Dems Unite Against Dark Money

Stephen Spaulding, Common Cause, joins thom Hartmann. Capitol lawn - lawmakers in one of the reddest of red states - Montana - passed a groundbreaking campaign finance law. The so-called Montana Disclose Act - which was supported by both Democrats AND Republicans - requires any group that spends money on Montana state elections to reveal where that money comes from. For once - this is some really good news...

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Are Pay For Play Cops in Your City?

Sheriff Richard Mack, The Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), joins Thom Hartmann. New reports suggest that Robert Bates - the volunteer Tulsa - Oklahoma police officer who's been charged with manslaughter for killing an unarmed black man - may not have had the proper training to be in the field. Is this true of other "pay to play" cops all across the country?

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Can Another Democrat Beat Hillary?

Stewart Acuff, Playing Bigger Than You Are, joins Thom. Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign is now in full swing - and the former Secretary of State has spent most of the past week making overtures to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Will this new populist Hillary last? Or does she still need a challenger like Bernie Sanders to keep her honest?

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Why This Tea Party Patriot is Terrified of the GOP

David Laska, New York State Republican Party, joins Thom. A self-described Tea Party Patriot is taking the internet by storm - after saying that he might just have to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Why's he saying that - and will more Conservatives be jumping the Republican ship soon too?

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

And the Very Very Ugly! Daniel Lapin! During an appearance on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch radio show Tuesday - the far-right rabbi offered this theory as to why liberals supposedly “love” radical Islam. Take a listen...

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A High Functioning Democracy Needs A High Quality Infrastructure

This week - a small Washington State town is mourning the deaths of two parents and their infant son - after debris from a highway overpass struck their truck. Isn't it time to prevent more tragedies like this one - and finally invest in our nation's infrastructure? When it comes to infrastructure - Republicans are putting politics over American lives.

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Full Show 4/16/15: Is Gyrocopter Pilot Doug Hughes A Hero?

Thom discusses Doug Hughes’ risky move to get money out of politics with Common Cause’s Stephen Spaulding, whether Hillary Clinton is moving to the left with veteran union organizer Stewart Acuff, and why we need to get rid of “pay to play” cops with Sheriff Richard Mack. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom details the latest tragedy of our failing infrastructure.

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Rumble - Right wing Freak Out About Sharia Law

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America & Nick Adams, The American Boomerang / Townhall & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist all join Thom Hartmann. For today's example of utter conservative stupidity - we head to Idaho - where a right-wing freakout about SHARIA LAW has put the state at risk of losing almost $46 million in federal funding. Seriously - I'm not kidding

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No Child Left Behind Has Harmed America

Lily Eskelsen Garcia, National Education Association joins Thom Hartmann. 13 years after its creation - some teaching experts now say that No Child Left Behind has been a total and absolute failure. Why is that? And what can we actually do to improve our education system?

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Rumble - How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Walmart

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America & Nick Adams, The American Boomerang / Townhall & Kris Ullman, Conservative Commentator/Activist all join Thom Hartmann. Meanwhile - according to a new study out of the University of California Berkeley's Labor Center - America's biggest welfare queens cost American taxpayers $152.8 billion every year. And who are those welfare queens you might be asking? Low wage employers - of course!

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Full Show 4/15/15: The Premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Climate Change Doc “Restoration”

Thom airs “Restoration,” the last in a series of four climate change documentaries narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and presented by Thom Hartmann. Tonight’s Big Picture Rumble talks Hillary’s words on campaign finance reform, how much of our tax dollars are going to subsidize workers at companies like Walmart and McDonalds, and whether Republicans in Congress will repeal the estate tax.

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Full Show 4/14/15: Bill O’Reilly’s “White” Dream

Thom discusses how the FBI is trying to keep their stingray spying program from going public with Governor Jesse Ventura, host of “Off the Grid.” Tonight’s Politics Panel talks Congress’ Iran bill and whether Obama will sign it, whether Congress will give Obama fast-track power with the TPP, and whether Hillary Clinton will be strong on climate change. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses Bill O’Reilly’s “war on white males.”

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Trump Doesn't Understand What Healthcare Is

Donald Trump has the power to force anywhere from 22 to 32 million American men, women, and children to lose their health insurance.

There's just one problem: he doesn't seem to understand what health insurance actually is.

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