Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Trump readies a strike on Syria, and Mark Zuckerberg spends a few days testifying on Capitol Hill. Journalist David Dayen is our guest today. He wrote "The Senate is Afraid to Govern. That's Great News for Facebook." for The Intercept about yesterday's Zuckerberg hearing, with another piece coming later today on today's hearing in the House. And another article titled "Ban Targeted Advertising" is up at the New Republic dealing with the surveillance economy.
Blue America's Howie Klein is my regular Thursday guest. Since he couldn't be with us today, I didn't want to wait a week to get his thoughts on the race to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. Although I'd never heard of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio before this week, he just threw his hat in the run to run.. And then there's the almost-humorous item about some members pushing the horrendous Joe Crowley to challenge her. Here's Howie's response: Crowley would be the worst possible solution to the Pelosi problem. Tim Ryan has no leadership characteristics [...]
What happened in Vegas...is very different from what you're being told. We must take back the narrative from the media and the DNC. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes Angie Morelli to the show. Angie was on the floor at the NV Democratic Convention, and has been speaking out against the lies. Plus David Dayen explains the story of the foreclosure fraud judgement against Bank of America being overturned by an appeals court, and Dave Johnson joined in to talk about Obama, Vietnam and the TPP, and the new overtime rules too.
Mid-way through reading David Dayen's book, "Chain of Title," Nicole Sandler is thrilled to welcome the journalist and author to the show to discuss the foreclosure fraud that scammed the nation (and continues today). Plus the media continues lying about the presidential race, and She's History's Amy Simon discusses sexism in today's political world and more.
Today is Super Tuesday, when voters in 13 states go to the polls to cast their votes in the 2016 presidential primary. Guests today are journalist David Dayen and @GottaLaff.
Nicole continues analyzing the 5th GOP debate, today joined by Harvey J. Kaye- professor of Freedom and Democracy at UWGB. And David Dayen explains what’s in the spending bill… Plus the latest news, info and commentary as we head toward the end of the year.
Nicole is outraged over much of the news today, from the killing of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist, to Congress' 5 week vacation coming up while there's important work to be done. Deborah Newell Tornello joins in for our Oy FloriDUH segment (and to rant about the lion killer), and David Dayen explains the latest on the highway bill and more. Plus, Nicole airs her interview with Carl Safina, animal expert and author of "Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel" recorded last week.
Jeb Bush announces his candidacy today, replacing the "Bush" in his name and logo with an !. Hillary held her first big rally on Saturday. Nicole discusses it all and more, including the massive #TAAfail in the House in Friday. Today's guests are media strategist Joel Silberman and journalist David Dayen
Nicole speaks with media strategist, consultant and trainer Joel Silberman in the first hour. David Dayen joins in during hour two to tell us about TiSA, another so-called trade deal being negotiated in secret that makes TPP look like kid's play.
OK, it wasn't a vacation, but I spent the last few days with members of the American Federation of Teachers. at their bi-annual convention here in Los Angeles. I had no idea the American Federation of Teachers represented so many of the people whose work is in helping others until I arrived on Friday. But I sat in the opening session, with the powerful Rev. Dr. William Barber (more about him in a moment) and the electric president of the AFT Randi Weingarten, and saw a huge contingent of nurses waving their flags. I learned that the AFT, whose numbers [...]