After an update on the day's news which included Trump's signing an Executive Order designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, we welcomed Howie Klein back to the show. It's DCCC week, a program that the DCCC uses to help mostly Blue Dogs and New Dems. And we also discussed Steve Bannon's seemingly crazy idea to primary all Senate Republicans who are up for reelection in 2018, with the exception of Ted Cruz.
After an update on the latest news, we welcome Wendell Potter back to the show to discuss how the GOP is bound and determined to kill off the Affordable Care Act, and what needs to be done in order to save it. Plus the latest on Potter's new news organization, Tarbell.
After an update on the day's news and a few words on the GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act again, I'm joined by John Nichols of The Nation, author of the new book Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America.
The so-called skinny repeal bill failed in the senate last night. Dave Johnson joins in to talk about life with Trump in the White House, how we got here and how we survive it. I also shared a bit of commentary from David Dayen's newsletter (click here to subscribe) about the unsung heroes of last night's skinny repeal defeat: the media! Everyone on the left who came of age during Bush v. Gore has had to put up with the insufferable punditry about John McCain, maverick. Last night he actually lived up to it, though he overshadowed Susan Collins, [...]
Today's the day that the senate should wrap up debate and vote on its so-called Skinny Repeal, and offer up the amendments vote-a-rama. The White House is in distraction mode, and it's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here to talk politics.