Nicole explains what happened yesterday as Fast Track advanced in the senate. Dave Johnson helps. Plus the confederate flag controversy -- something's missing. Plus the latest from the Oy FloriDUH files and more.
While the media is obsessed with the president uttering the "N" word and the confederate flag, Congress is about to relinquish its responsibility to fully read, understand, debate and amend a major piece of legislation that could turn the world upside down! Nicole discusses this with Gaius Publius. GottaLaff joins in to talk about the issues they're using to take our attention off the Fast Track vote.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
Nicole deals with the day's top news. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim joins in with the latest on today's surprise vote on Fast Track. Green News Report's Desi Doyen tells us about the Pope's Encyclical on climate change. And 9 people are dead in a shooting at a church in SC.
On Wednesday mornings, Nicole is joined by fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello with a sampling of stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. Dave Johnson returns with the latest on the battle to stop Fast Track. And the GOP clown car is getting ever more crowded. Today, we welcome the Donald to the party!
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
Today's the day that the House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track. It all comes down to this! We'll keep an eye on the vote and break in to see what our elected representatives do as it happens, and chat with Democracy for America chair Jim Dean about the letter they sent to members of Congress this morning, urging a NO vote. Our resident Republican, John LeBoutilliler, weighs in on some of the GOP presidential hopefuls. And for Flashback Friday, it's my rare interview with New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from May of 1999.
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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.
Nicole shares some audio from Jason Leopold's testimony at yesterday's House Oversight hearing on FOIA. He made us proud! Dave Johnson returns with an update on the Fast Track votes in Congress. And Deborah Newell Tornell joins in for another edition of "Oy FloriDUH!"