Download here or click below to play We made it to the end of a horrible week that included a brutal Super Tuesday, the end of a number of campaigns, a stock market crash and the global explosion of the coronavirus. We have two great guests today: Jason Leopold of BuzzFeed News whose lawsuit might bring us the unredacted Mueller Report (read about it here), and OG blogger Heather "Digby" Parton (find her blog here, and at Salon here) to help me muddle through this crazy week that was! Today's funny came courtesy of an Australian by the name [...]
Download here or click below to play Elizabeth Warren made it official today and ended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. She said she'll take some time and think before she makes any endorsement. And then there were two. Or actually three, as Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race. And by winning two delegates in American Samoa where she placed second to Michael Bloomberg, she likely qualifies for the 3/15 debate! It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is back to talk with me about what [...]
Click to play or download the show audio here Nicole Sandler returns with new shows... to begin the New Year, Nicole welcomes The Nation magazine's John Nichols for his annual year-end progressive honor roll and a look toward the future, as we take on 2020
The Intercept's Ryan Grim just released a new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement that lays out the history of the current Democratic party and explains how we got here. It's a fascinating story that has been whitewashed over the years. Oh, and Donald Trump is continuing to trash our nation and destroy the world.
For the first time, most of us heard Robert Mueller speak today as he announced the official end of his investigation and the closing of the Special Counsel's office. He also said that his report speaks for itself and that ""If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so." The Washington Post's Greg Sargent joins in at the top of the show to discuss what happens next. Then we'll check in with Scott Dworkin of the Democratic Coalition and the Dworkin Report to talk about the 2020 field of contenders.
Today has been a strange day - even stranger than usual in the age of D'ump. Calls from the House Democratic Caucus to open an impeachment inquiry grow louder, while Nancy Pelosi resists. But after she said Trump was engaged in a cover-up, Trump canceled their meeting and said he won't work with them until the investigations stop. We'll talk about this and the larger question of what Democrats need to do to win big in 2020 with Thomas Neuburger (the guest formerly known as Gaius Publius!)
We made it to the end of another busy week, and we have a busy show planned for today. We begin with a visit from Carol Jenkins, co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women's Equality. She'll tell us about the first congressional hearings on the ERA in 35 years and how close we are to getting equal rights for women. Then we'll finish off the week with writer and activist Tom Sullivan, whose GOTV primer "For the Win" has been helping Democrats win races in North Carolina. He'll release it nationally in January. Find Tom's [...]
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!
After our regular start-of-the-show look at the news of the day, Nicole Sandler welcomes former Senator Mike Gravel to the show to talk about being drafted to run for the presidency by a group of teenagers in NY. Please go check out his website at mikegravel.org. From his site, a few words on what the campaign is about: Sen. Gravel is running for president to bring a message of anti-imperialism and direct democracy to the Democratic debates. He is not seeking to contest any primaries, but rather to qualify for the debates, push the field toward sane views on American [...]