It's a busy Friday! We started the show with Jonathan Cohn of Huffington Post, who tells us about Trumpcare 3.0 and how it would take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions in his latest article, "New Health Care Bill Proves GOP Promises On Pre-Existing Conditions Were Never Serious." Then it was on to our old friend, professor and author Harvey J. Kaye, who has a must-read piece up at BillMoyers.com: "We Are Radicals at Heart — Don’t Forget It".
Mitch McConnell will release the new senate wealthcare bill tomorrow, with the CBO score expected Monday. They plan to bring it for a vote sometime next week. This is real - the danger of upwards of 23 million of us losing our healthcare is a distinct possibility. Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined me for a few minutes to talk about what's at stake, and to urge everyone to call and email your senators and urge them to do the right thing-- fix the Affordable Care Act, and give us a public option so we can buy into Medicare. I've been [...]
Donald Trump met with Vladmir Putin today in Hamburg at the G20. Here at home, the Trump DoJ is getting in on the voter suppression action along with Kris Kobach's "commission on election integrity". We talk about it with The Nation's Ari Berman. Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation , where this week he wrote about the Kris Kobach voter suppression plan in the form of a “election integrity commission”… He also had a big piece in the June 13 issue of the NY Times Magazine, “The Man Behind Trump’s Voter-Fraud Obsession: How Kris Kobach, the [...]
Donald Trump spent the morning dissing the former president, the media and the intelligence community in Poland before heading to Germany for the G20 and his first meeting with Putin, slated for tomorrow. Howie Klein is back from vacation to talk politics and candidates. His most recent post, "The Democratic Party Brand-- Anyone Know What It Is?" delves into the idea of Bernie Sanders running for president again in 2020. We also spoke about Randy Bryce, the great candidate who's already giving Paul Ryan a run for his money and more. Visit the Blue America 2018 page here. And join Howie [...]
Nicole attempts to get the facts behind the new "voter fraud commission" with the guy who's been telling us about Kris Kobach for years, independent investigative reporter Greg Palast. In a report published just as Greg came on the air with us today at The Progressive , Greg shows that even as 44 states say they won't cooperate with Kobach's request for voter data, at least 28 already have!
In the last 24 hours alone, Donald Trump endorsed the repeal of ACA with no replacement, Kris Kobach’s voter suppression commission demands voter data from states (1 by 1 they’re saying no), the WSJ report says Michael Flynn may have been part of effort to get Clinton's deleted emails from Russian hackers, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski say Trump used the National Enquirer to blackmail them, and the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment put forth by Barbara Lee to end the 2001 AUMF- now it goes on to full House & Senate. It's our last show before the 4th of [...]
The GOP is still planning on ramming its Trumpcare bill through the senate. The goal is to have a revision over to the CBO by tomorrow so that it's scored by the time they return from their July 4th week off, and vote on it in the three weeks before they head out for the month of August. Jacki Schechner, who worked for Health Care for America Now through the entire run-up to the ACA before doing the news with Stephanie Miller on Current TV, joined me today on the show to talk about the many reasons we must stop [...]