The Democrats had big wins in the midterm elections. Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project to see how cannabis fared. Then we head to the midwest to chat with progressive blogger and podcaster Driftglass...
Trump is melting down! Apparently the big GOP losses in last week's midterms, his much-criticized trip to Paris, and the Wall Street Journal expose about his hush money payoffs have all gotten to him. Heather "Digby" Parton wrote about it for Salon, and joins us today to talk about it, how the Blue America-endorsed candidates did last week, and more... To start the show today, I played an amazing parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody". Enjoy!
Elizabeth Holtzman is a former four-term Democratic Congresswoman from NY, who served on the Judiciary Committee that investigated Nixon and Watergate, and voted to impeach him. Her new book, The Case for Impeaching Trump does what the title implies, it lays out the case for the impeachment of Donald Trump. She's Nicole Sandler's guest today.
Today's show features two of America's great reporters who are both covering the 2018 midterms. Jim DeFede is an investigative reporter for CBS4 in Miami, and Greg Palast is an independent journalist. Find his great work at GregPalast.com. We'll get the latest from Florida and Georgia, who both have high-stakes recounts going on.
The Washington Post's Greg Sargent has a new book out-- An Uncivil War: Taking Back our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics -- and he joins Nicole Sandler to discuss it, and the ramifications from the 2018 midterm elections.
Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel.net joins Nicole Sandler to discuss Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and how this has set in motion a constitutional crisis. And we had another mass shooting last night, this one in Thousand Oaks, California.
Nicole Sandler and Dave Johnson recap the 2018 midterm elections. Sadly, Beto O'Rourke didn't win. But, as his concession speech shows, he's the real deal. I'm sure we'll see him again, hopefully soon!
We're in the homestretch towards election day. Media Matters' President Angelo Carusone checks in to talk about a new campaign targeting advertisers on Trump TV..err... Faux News. Then, since it's Thursday, Howie Klein is here for his final pre-election day appearance to talk about Trump's scorched earth election policy and more... We talked about the most racist ad, which premiered today, courtesy of Donald Trump. Here it is: It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now! https://t.co/0pWiwCHGbh pic.twitter.com/2crea9HF7G — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018