In the wake of Las Vegas massacre, I invited my old friend - gun control advocate, author, pr strategist and podcaster- Cliff Schecter back to the show. In addition to talking about guns and his latest piece for The Daily Beast, Cliff told us about his new Unpresidented Podcast. They also have a paid version here.
Sunday night brought the worst mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas, with 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded. Trump is in Puerto Rico today making a fool of himself. It's Tuesday, so GottaLaff joins in to discuss everything in the news.
Donald Trump apparently just realized that an island is surrounded by water, and Puerto Rico is an island. Today on the show, I spoke a bit about that sad story and the rest of the news. I'm joined today by Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, to discuss the latest on Colin Kaepernick's protest turned movement. Dan Canon is the Blue America-endorsed candidate for Congress from IN-09. He joined me for the last few minutes of the show to talk about his very impressive progressive campaign.
As the GOP rolls out their "tax reform" plan, we speak with Twitter's @LOLGOP who wrote about increasing taxes on the rich for USA Today. Plus Derrick Crowe, the progressive candidate running for Congress from Texas's 21st district, and the latest news.
After an update on the latest news, we welcome Wendell Potter back to the show to discuss how the GOP is bound and determined to kill off the Affordable Care Act, and what needs to be done in order to save it. Plus the latest on Potter's new news organization, Tarbell.
Trumpcare is dead...or is it? It is for now, but there's still millions of reasons to be diligent in fighting the Republicans efforts to kill our healthcare. Then GottaLaff joins in as she does every Tuesday to chat about the news and the best of Twitter in her "Tweet Spot".
Laughter helps. But sometimes it's hard to laugh, and despite being George's daughter, Kelly Carlin isn't all about comedy. Kelly returned to the show to talk about her new webinar on unplugging, mindfulness, meditation and a lot more. If you're inspired to join in, Kelly offered our listeners 20% off using the promo code FALL. We started the show with the latest on the GOP's efforts to kill our healthcare. The good news is that John McCain came out as a hard NO on Graham-Cassidy. The bad news is that it's not over yet, so don't be overly confident. Call [...]
We're in the final stretch of the GOP's attempts to repeal & replace the Affordable Care Act for this fiscal year, and it's getting frightening. We're joined by Laura Packard who's fighting stage 4 cancer and could die if the Republicans get their way. Oh, and Trump blocked her on Twitter too. Today's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in from Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk progressive politics too. Bernie Sanders gave a foreign policy speech today. Here it is:
After an update on the day's news and a few words on the GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act again, I'm joined by John Nichols of The Nation, author of the new book Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America.
Lots of news on this Tuesday as Trump goes nuclear at the UN, the GOP resurrects repeal and replace, and GottaLaff visits with her Tweet Spot to discuss all of it.