The House Judiciary Committee today voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena to turn over the undredacted Mueller report and underlying materials. We'll listen to some of the highlights of the hearing. June 28 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the LGBTQ civil rights movement. A new anthology of media from before, during and after the uprising - The Stonewall Reader - is newly released; Jason Baumann of the NY Public Library edited the collection and joins us on today's show.
It's another busy day in Merica, as the president continues his trek towards autocracy by ordering his administration not comply with congressional subpoenas, prompting at least one senator to read from the Mueller Report on the senate floor and call for Trump's impeachment. It's just one of the stories Nicole and Laffy discuss as they shoot the shit about the news... As promised, Elizabeth Warren nailed it today when she went to the senate floor, explained that the Mueller Report has all the evidence we need to know that Trump is guilty of Obstruction of Justice, and called on the [...]
It's the end of another week in Trump's America, and the world is suffering because of it. Obviously, I'm in another bit of a mood today. Thankfully, Heather "Digby" Parton is here today to help try to make sense of the utterly sense-less. We'll also speak with Code Pink director and co-founder Jodie Evans, who's been at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC where a standoff is happening between the pro-Guaido forces and the people who believe the Venezuelans should control their own destiny. What we understand is that it's not that simple. We'll try to get to the bottom [...]
It's been another crazy week in America! AG Bill Barr refused to participate in today's House Judiciary Hearing on the Mueller Report. Nicole has all the information along with the rest of the day's news. It's Thursday, so we visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today, are the Democrats having trouble finding candidates to run and take back the senate? and more...
It's a busy Wednesday! Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Mueller Report. We already had political strategist (and Bernie Sanders' biggest critic in 2016) Peter Daou booked for today's interview segment to discuss his evolution and his new book, Digital Civil War: Confronting The Far-Right Menace, when my standing request for an interview with Senator Bernie Sanders came through. So buckle in for a fun ride today!
We're back today, and Congress is back from its Easter break too, so it's time to get down to business. The first-ever House hearing on Medicare for All happened today in the House Rules committee. M4A Activist Ady Barkan, who's dying from ALS, was among those who testified. Scroll down to see his entire testimony. It's truly worth your time. The it's time for GottaLaff to return to the show to shoot the shit about the rest of the news. For some reason, WordPress won't let me embed the video of Ady Barkan testifying. Just click here to watch it.
He's running. Joe Biden made it official today, declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, bringing the candidate count to 20. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in to talk about that, Peter Daou's Bernie-change of heart and Patti Smith too!
It's a busy Wednesday on the Nicole Sandler Show. We'll start with independent video journalist Mike Stark who was arrested and is being railroaded for reporting while Democratic. Read his story and see the video evidence exonerating him here. If you're able and so inclined, I hope you'll visit his GoFundMe page and help. At the bottom of the hour, we turn the page and talk with Marcy Wheeler, who's found at emptywheel.net, where she devoured the entire (redacted) Mueller Report and shares what she learned with us. Seriously, if you're not reading the report itself, go read Marcy. If [...]
It's Tuesday, the start of another broadcast week at the Nicole Sandler Show. GottaLaff joins Nicole every Tuesday to shoot the shit about the news. Today that includes last night's CNN Town Hall Marathon, Trump's latest meltdown, and more from the Mueller Report... Here's the Democracy for America poll I referenced on today's show. And here's the Peter Daou article from The Nation. Enjoy!
Today is Good Friday and tonight at sunset begins Passover, but we're broadcasting live. As usual, we start the show with a recap of the latest news of the day. We're joined in the second half hour by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, who placed 2nd in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Michigan, but is a health care authority and progressive activist on the rise. We'll talk about everything from Medicare for All (about which he has become an authority) to the Redacted Mueller Report which dropped yesterday. By the way, here is the link the a [...]