PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Why Are Republican Senators Hiding Their New Healthcare Bill?” / Thom Hartmann Program / Thom Hartmann ☮

Thom covers current stories you’re not likely to hear on corporate owned media. Republican senators writing their healthcare bill in secret, democratic candidates getting death threats, and more.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “HE’S STUPID! – Trump’s Real Leadership Dilemma” / Ring of Fire / Thom Hartmann and Mike Papantonio☮

Mike Papantonio, America’s Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder. After days of speculation – Donald Trump announced today that he would pull the US out of the Paris Climate Deal. Why is this so-called nationalist president trying to surrender America’s climate leadership role to China?

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Republicans Are Using Hitler’s Big Lie Theory to Sell Their Fishy Healthcare Bill” / Thom Hartmann Program / Thom Hartmann ☮

Thom lays out the dirty republican strategy of BIG LIES on their healthcare plan and on the ACA (Obamacare). Their plan WON’T cover more people, WON’T lower deductibles, WON’T increase choices or quality of care, but WILL provide a HUGE tax cut for billionaires. Is the corporate media telling you this?

NEOLIBERALISM: “Time to Drive a Stake Through the Heart of Neoliberalism” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the future of neoliberalism and a 21st century approach to economics with Kate Raworth, author of “Doughnut Economics.” Then, Thom talks to Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Research and Charles Sauer of the Market Institute about the GOP’s newest attempt to repeal Obamacare and FBI Director James Comey’s comments on Wikileaks.

NEOLIBERALISM: “Dr. Richard Wolff: How Deregulation Caused the United Debacle” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work(For tickets/info on Dr. Wolff’s speaking events, click Democracy At Work.) There is a bright line from Carter and Reagan deregulating the airlines to what happened United Airlines Flight 3411 and the PR disaster that’s followed.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The Coming Crackdown on Pot” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

Big Picture Panel: Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter-Canada/Gender Justice L.A. & Dave McCulloch, Capitol Media Partners. Is the bold new world of marijuana legalization about to go up in smoke under President Trump?

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Is Trump About to Come for You and Your Pot?” / The Big Picture RT / Thom Hartmann ☮

On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom discusses the Trump administration’s war on drugs and what it means for states’ marijuana legalization with Lt. Commander Diane Goldstein (Ret.). Then, Thom talks to Valerie Ervin of the Working Families Party and Kymone Freeman of We Act Radio about adviser Stephen Miller’s comments on the judiciary, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach advising Trump to crack down on voter fraud.