We made it to the end of another week, though just barely. As we embark on the Memorial Day weekend and a week with Congress on recess, we're left wondering why Nancy Pelosi is dead set against impeaching the criminal-in-chief, Donald Trump. Today's guest is former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman who was on the House Judiciary Committee in 1974, and voted for three articles of impeachment against Nixon. Her latest book is "The Case for Impeaching Trump"...
Donald Trump has gone off the deep end and told the Speaker of the House he will not work with Democrats unless and until they end their oversight investigations of him. It's the ultimate line in the sand. Yet Nancy Pelosi is still insisting that we're not on a path to impeachment. After a look at the day's news developments, Down with Tyranny and Blue America's Howie Klein joins in to discuss the impeachment debate inside the Democratic caucus and more... As promised, here's Howie's post from DWT that went up right as today's show was ending: "Hoyer Admits Why [...]
Today has been a strange day - even stranger than usual in the age of D'ump. Calls from the House Democratic Caucus to open an impeachment inquiry grow louder, while Nancy Pelosi resists. But after she said Trump was engaged in a cover-up, Trump canceled their meeting and said he won't work with them until the investigations stop. We'll talk about this and the larger question of what Democrats need to do to win big in 2020 with Thomas Neuburger (the guest formerly known as Gaius Publius!)
It's yet another busy day in America as Donald Trump seems to be inside a slow moving train wreck. Either that, or he's the wrecking ball that'll destroy this nation. We begin today's show with the latest news, including Don McGahn's no show at today's scheduled congressional hearing, and Trump being ordered to comply with a subpoena for his financial records. As the nation watches in horror as state after state passes draconian new abortion laws, David Daley - author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count - explains the role that partisan gerrymandering is playing in our nation's [...]
After an update on the news of the day, Nicole Sandler turns to an old friend for some answers. Lisa Graves was Chief Counsel for Nominations on the US Senate Judiciary Committee under Sen. Leahy, and served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration. She's currently co-founder at Documented Investigations. I couldn't think of anyone better to take us back to school and explain our system of checks and balances, and what the Democrats can do about this administration's refusal to abide by the rule of law.
As Donald Trump and his lawless administration keep thumbing their noses at the rule of law, criticisms of the Democrats are ramping up for not doing their congressional duty. Down with Tyranny/Blue America PAC's Howie Klein returns to the show today to discuss that, the latest outrage from the DCCC and Trump ginning up a war with Iran. What could possibly go wrong?
As the Trump administration is stupidly considering going to war with Iran, Nicole Sandler brings some insight into other stupid military projects our government has proposed by talking with Vince Houghton, historian/curator of the International Spy Museum and author of the new book, Nuking the Moon And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board. Of course, we begin with the latest news from Alabama and beyond Gilead.
It's another Tuesday and our nation continues unraveling at the hand of the orange idiot occupying the oval office. Each Tuesday, GottaLaff joins Nicole to shoot the shit about anything and everything in the news....
We made it to the end of another busy week, and we have a busy show planned for today. We begin with a visit from Carol Jenkins, co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality. She'll tell us about the first congressional hearings on the ERA in 35 years and how close we are to getting equal rights for women. Then we'll finish off the week with writer and activist Tom Sullivan, whose GOTV primer "For the Win" has been helping Democrats win races in North Carolina. He'll release it nationally in January. Find Tom's [...]
On Thursdays, we usually talk politics with Down with Tyranny's Howie Klein, who can't be here today. In his place, we'll chat with former Congressman Brad Miller of NC who helped develop the legal strategy to enforce congressional subpoenas of the Bush administration. He's written four pieces on the subject of congressional oversight for The Daily Beast since the beginning of the year. He'll walk us through what the Dems can and should do to hold Trump and Co accountable. Plus the latest news and information...