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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 16, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk and John. Electile Dysfunction segment. After Marco Rubio participated in a Koch Brothers’ sponsored event for presidential candidates claiming that the rich donors don’t want anything from the bought candidates, many lobbyists have been seen around him. Videos of Rubio playing dumb, and Ted Cruz voicing his disgust for people calling out the Kochs. During Jeb Bush’s campaign launch speech, he blatantly mischaracterized Hillary Clinton’s previous words about helping kids in foreign countries whose rights are limited based on radical Islamic beliefs. Video of Jeb forming her words to paint her as biased against Christianity in America. Although TYT has a ban on Donald Trump, his announcement to run for President forces us to cover it. Video highlights of his comical announcement.

Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. They rave about NatureBox. After a gun toting mall security guard murdered a 20 year old woman that resisted his advances, the response from the MRA groups is very supportive of the killer. Latest on Rachel Dolezar now that she’s making the media rounds. Kareem Abdul Jabbar has come out in support of her efforts, claiming that the Black community is better off with her work. Funny memes of Rachel are now circulating. A principal gave a graduation speech in support of the school cheerleaders that caught hell for dressing up as “Mexican gangsters.” He admired them for their strength and courage.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 15, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. The Koch Bros and Sheldon Adelson are teaming up for campaign season to collectively rig the election in their favor. Cenk outlines the Koch Brothers’ favorite candidates as well as Adelson’s. A heavily armed gunman with an armored vehicle started a shootout with Dallas Police at the police station on Saturday. He was a Conservative that felt the PD was too Liberal, and blamed them for his losing custody of his son. CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield called the shooter courageous and brave while talking about his plan to take on the entire police force. Video of her comments and eventual apology after she caught hell. Cenk is annoyed by the level of Political Correctness coming from Conservatives over this. Gun advocacy groups are up in arms over proposed legislation to force potential gun buyers to have a license and be at least 21 years old. Meanwhile, an Iowa mall cop whose online presence was full of open carry gun toting memes and 2nd Amendment talk, has been arrested for shooting and killing a 20 year old woman that worked at the mall. After she reported him for sexual harassment, he was fired, and he returned to get revenge on her.

Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Despite the drought California is experiencing, some rich residents are complaining about water limits that they feel should exempt them. Ana quotes a Conservative talk show host that gave the WashPost an unbelievably elitist quote. Seth MacFarlane responded to criticism over Family Guy’s past jokes about Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender identity. Keith Ablow gave his 2 cents on “transracial” Rachel Dolezar by connecting it to Caitlyn Jenner and his desire to claim he’s a senior citizen eligible for Medicare. A man facing a paternity test for a newborn baby sent a lookalike to take the test so he could be off the hook for child support, but was busted. Ana gives her theory on dating a good looking guy and how many women throw themselves at him.

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HBO's Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 S05E09 ("The Dance Of Dragons") is reviewed.

Find out what Ben Mankiewicz, Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola of Think Tank think in this discussion and review of HBO's Game of Throne's season 5 episode 9, "The Dance Of Dragons"!

What was your favorite scene in this episode? What do you hope to see happen in season 5? Who do you think will be the next to die? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 12, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: Cara, Cenk, and Ben hosting. Nancy Pelosi disagrees with Obama on big labor policies. Cenk says the big picture is money. Republicans and democrats work together all with ulterior motives. Cenk thinks Obama is ignorant of his own wrongdoings, preaching change on the outside, and continuity on the inside. Seinfeld says colleges are too PC, his daughter and friends overuse “that’s racist” “that’s sexist. Ben appreciates the honesty. Cara stresses context on the situation. Whoopi Goldberg says comics are offensive by nature, but is aware of sensitivities. Cenk agrees that comics are comics, “give ‘em a break!!”. Cenk reads poll from TYT app.

Hour 2: Hannah joins Cara, Ben and Cenk for SCS. First man to have successful penile transplant conceives baby. Alamo man has sex with horse, gets his leg broken. Columbia University graduate Emma Sulkowicz publishes film which she warns “may resemble rape.”

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 11, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore hosting. A Secret Service agent has been placed on administrative leave for sending lewd text messages to an unnamed DC Staffer after working an event that Michelle Obama was attending. The texts were sent 9 hours after the completion of the event, while he was off the clock. John doesn’t understand the reason for the uproar. Jimmy is torn, and understands why a boss may fire an employee that is doing this. For over a decade, UN Peacekeepers have been bartering relief aid for sex in countries they are sent to for help. Haiti victims were specifically detailed in these findings. Idaho legislators are proposing the Bible to be used for a litany of school subjects as a guide to learn them. Some outrageous ones include science, geology, law, and math.

Hour 2: Becca Frucht joins John and Jimmy for SCS. A Nobel Prize winning scientist and professor caught hell for sexist comments about his frustrations in working with “girls.” He has since lost his job. Discussion on where his intentions were in his statements. Michigan’s GOP governor has allowed adoption agencies to deny same sex couples rights to adoption based on their religious beliefs. An elderly couple has been busted for being Kingpins of a huge pill dealing organization.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 10, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk and Iadarola hosting. John delivers positive updates to several previous depressing stories TYT has covered. Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on women to only leave the house with a male chaperone. Iran has lifted a ban on its women from attending sporting events. Kansas has removed the $25/day maximum ATM withdrawal amount for welfare recipients. The Mississippi family that was arrested and charged for cheering on their daughter at graduation have been set free without a ticket. Fox Business’ Stuart Varney got into a debate with an anti-fracking documentary creator on his show. Videos of their discussion, which led to Varney kicking his guest off the show. A Saudi blogger that was convicted of insulting the government and Islam through electronic channels is having his sentence of 1000 lashes and 10 years in prison taken out. Video of his 1st 50 public lashes being delivered.

Hour 2: Becca Frucht joins Cenk for SCS. An Indian Prime Minister tried to compliment a female member of government on her stance against terrorism, but prefaced it with, “despite being a woman.” His inadvertent mysoginism sent Twitter into a mocking frenzy. An Australian straight couple have decided to divorce as a protest to acceptance of same sex marriage. They point out that it disrespects traditional marriage. A kid from Kazakhstan pursues a romantic gesture, by dressing up as his girlfriend, so he could take her college exams.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 9, 2015. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. George W. Bush charged up to $250,000 to speak at a homeless shelter. King vs. Burwell is the latest Supreme Court battle from conservatives to eliminate the subsidies that Obama care provides for people who have medical insurance. Republicans are figuring out how to blame Democrats in eliminating the subsidies, like a tweet from Sen. John Thure. Cenk goes “Cenko Unchained” over the Republicans plan and how the mainstream media is not pointing that out.

Hour 2: Becca and Jimmy join Cenk for SCS. Jimmy talks about seeing a bizarre Gallagher show a couple of days ago. The man that called the police to the pool party in McKinney TX is being mercilessly mocked on Twitter for his fearful call. Two NYPD officers pulled over and cuffed a man. His cell phone caught them admitting to each other that they don’t have a reason to arrest him, and that they would just make something up. Video of the crime.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from June 8, 2015. For more go to

Cenk hosting. Story of McKinney Texas police officers harassing, and attacking Black teenagers at a pool party. Videos of one particular officer that threw many of the kids on the sidewalk, pinned one girl on the ground for talking back, and pulling his gun on the outraged kids. Cenk talks about the background of the officer that had many police brutality videos saved on his YouTube page. Some of the racist homeowners spoke out in support of the cops’ overreactions.

The SC cop that killed Walter Scott has been indicted for murder. Huge elections in Turkey resulted in President Erdogan’s party losing the Parliamentary majority in significant fashion. The Rand Corporation has done a study on the economic effects of peace vs more violence in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestine. If peace occurs, Israel would gain $120 billion, while Palestine would gain $50 billion. If conflict continues, Israel would lose $250 billion, and Palestine’s economy would drop by over 40%. Rick Perry went on FTN and complained about Wall St banks being allowed to run roughshod with no regulation, right before complaining about too much regulation on banks…small ones. Rick Santorum went on Fox News and got his ass handed to him on his flat tax proposal, telling the Pope to leave climate science up to scientists, and his complaining about not being invited to Fox’s GOP debate. Videos of the grilling.

Electile Disfunction Segment. Ted Cruz has invited one lucky campaign supporter on a shooting excursion with him as part of a sweepstakes. One curious caveat is that the winner will have to take part in a background check even though Cruz voted against expansion of background checks. His campaign gave a bunch of senseless reasons for this hypocrisy. Lindsey Graham told CNN that Caitlyn Jenner is welcome in his Republican Party even though he’s against many rights Jenner wishes to enjoy. After Hillary Clinton seemingly endorsed a $15 minimum wage, she backed out of the assertion when it made news. After Bill O’Reilly learned that a large majority of millennials get their news from Facebook and the internet in general, he spoke to Bernie Goldberg about his outrage and disdain for young people’s cluelessness.

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Cenk and Ben sit down and discuss if Dick Cheney roots for Petyr Baelish in Game of Thrones, and how Sepp Blatter and Roger Goodell compare. Ben theorizes that sometimes backroom deals are necessary to get things done in government. Cenk counters with the evils of Chris Christie's backroom dealings. The FIFA arrests are explored and why the FIFA executives should be scared. How does familiarity of newsmakers effect objective journalism? Cenk has no interest in Gwyneth Paltrow's social club. Who was more influential, Kramer or George Costanza? Cenk explains how Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned her fortune and Jamie Dimon did not. The guys argue: Is it blow-dryed, or blown-dry? How important is "happy wife, happy life." Finally, Cenk taught his son the importance of making power rankings.

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HBO's Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 S05E08 ("Hardhome") is reviewed.

Find out what Ben Mankiewicz, Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola of Think Tank think in this discussion and review of HBO's Game of Throne's season 5 episode 7, "The Gift"!

What was your favorite scene in this episode? What do you hope to see happen in season 5? Who do you think will be the next to die? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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