After an update on the news of the day, Nicole Sandler welcomes Dave Johnson back to the show to discuss the news of the past week, including Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Nikki Haley's resignation, the big climate change report and Trump's non-action, and more... Read Dave's latest post at SeeingtheForest.com
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler to discuss the latest news as gleaned from Laffy's Twitter feed in her "Tweet Spot". Today, it's Kavanaugh on the court, Nikki Haley resigns and more... Here's the song we played at the top of the show
The Senate voted this morning to proceed to the final vote to confirm (or not) Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Nicole will recap what happened this morning, and we'll listen to Susan Collins announce how she'll vote at the top of the show. Her decision will determine whether the confirmation goes through or fails. Nicole's congressman, Ted Deutch, joins in for the second half of the show. Although he regularly does a good job, Nicole has a few tough questions for him today...
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics. Today, less than five weeks from election day, they discuss what a wave election means and how the Trump factor will influence what happens. At the top of the show, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to give us the latest on the Kavanaugh confirmation, and tell us about his upcoming cover story, "Catching the Blue Wave". He also wrote today about how Mitch McConnell is killing the senate. We talked about all of it...
Whenever the news is on overdrive at it appears to be right now, there's no one I'd rather speak with than Heather "Digby" Parton. She's one of my favorite writers -- both at her Hullaballoo blog and at Salon.com. Today, Digby returns to talk about Brett Kavanaugh and the circus surrounding his probable confirmation to the Supreme Court and the new bombshell report from the NY Times about Trump's tax cheating ways that led to his fortune.
Every Tuesday, GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler for a discussion of the news of the day as gleaned from Laffy's Twitter feed in her "Tweet Spot"- today it's the latest on Brett Kavanaugh, the accusations and the FBI investigation.
It's finally Friday and a horrible week in American history is coming to a close. Lisa Graves, former chief counsel for Nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee, weighs in on yesterday's hearings and what comes next. Nicole also speaks with feminist activist June Eric-Udorie, who tells us about the new anthology she edited, "Can We All Be Feminists? Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for Feminism".
Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to allege sexual misconduct from Brett Kavanaugh, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony just as the show began. Nicole listens in for a few minutes and adds some observations. And Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in too.
A third accuser came forward today with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Nicole Sandler chats with Gaius Publius, who's written a few articles on the matter -- "Democrats Can Block the Kavanaugh Nomination If They Want To" and "Democrats Should Release All "Committee Confidential" Kavanaugh Documents Now" -- about what's at stake as we move forward with this nomination.
It's a busy Tuesday - the perfect kind of day for GottaLaff to join Nicole Sandler for a free wheeling discussion of the day's news, as gleaned mostly from Laffy's Twitter stream in her "Tweet Spot." Plus the latest on Kavanaugh, the accusers, and Bill Cosby's sentencing too.