Nicole Sandler begins the show with a bit of humor each day, as things undoubtedly turn very serious during the rest of the hour. Today's comedy bit comes from The Parody Project, and it's one progressives will certainly enjoy! Following an update on the latest news of the day, Nicole welcomes Ryan Grim back to the show. Ryan is the DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, and the author of We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement to talk about the concerted effort by the Democratic [...]
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler to shoot the shit about the news! Today is no exception. But first, we speak with Adriel Hampton, an activist who launched a PAC and tried to run a fake ad on Facebook, "Conservatives for the Green New Deal". It was taken down. But since FB has a policy of not fact-checking candidates for public office, he filed to run for Governor of California and will try again. Since it's likely difficult to find online, here is that Conservatives for a Green New Deal ad. Enjoy!
Another day, another bombshell. This time we learn that in his attempt to investigate the "oranges" of the Russia probe, Donald Trump has turned his legal thugs on the intelligence community. After an update on the latest news to unfold, Nicole Sandler welcomes Lisa Graves back to the show to try to unpack these latest revelations. Lisa's the perfect person to speak to these issues as she served as the Chief Counsel for Nominations on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice during [...]
Just when you think things can't get any more dire for the president, another week happens, and more crises of his making emerge. As I try to do every day, I'll bring you up to date on all that's happening in impeachment world and beyond. Today is Thursday, that means Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is mixing up a batch of Dirty Debbies! Wwe briefly mentioned the interview that Ryan Grim of The Intercept did with Bernie Sanders and AOC at their rally on Saturday. As promised, it's linked here so you [...]
The Impeachment Inquiry is in full swing. But the first phase is investigatory. Depositions are being taken behind closed doors, as the Democrats get all their facts in order before transitioning into the hearing phase, which will be public and, I'm sure, televised. But the Republicans are getting antsy, going so far as to storm the SCIF where today's closed-door testimony is under way. Yesterday brought the most explosive allegations so far. We know about them because Bill Taylor, the highest ranking diplomatic official dealing with Ukraine, released his opening statement. It's truly damning for Don the con. Since [...]
We made it to the end of another week, but Trump is limping to the finish line. It was another rough one for him. We'll recap the latest news to bring up up to date. Along with replacing Trump in the oval office, the goal for Democrats in 2020 is to retain the House and take back control of the Senate. Today, we'll meet Jen Perelman, the candidate taking on Debbie Wasserman Schultz in FL's 23rd.
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to discuss electoral politics. Today, a focus on fundraising, as the Quarter 3 deadline for reporting those numbers was Tuesday. As always, with the fast moving breaking news, we begin the show with an update on the latest...after a new offering from Randy Rainbow!
I watched last night's Democratic debate so you didn't have to. On today's show, we recap the highlights and lowlights and the rest of the news of the day. We've added some bonus content to today's podcast... my interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, who co-authored an article for The Nation entitled, "The ‘Public Option’ on Health Care Is a Poison Pill" *** Whoops. I forgot to post this. Today's comedy bit was from Now This Media... Enjoy!