After an update on the day's news, including the president's calling out African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole" countries, I speak with investigative journalist Greg Palast about the GOP's latest efforts to keep us from voting Democratic. The newly updated version of Greg's movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Case of the Stolen Election, is available now via Amazon (and you can stream for free with Amazon Prime).
Nicole attempts to get the facts behind the new "voter fraud commission" with the guy who's been telling us about Kris Kobach for years, independent investigative reporter Greg Palast. In a report published just as Greg came on the air with us today at The Progressive , Greg shows that even as 44 states say they won't cooperate with Kobach's request for voter data, at least 28 already have!
Tomorrow marks D'ump's 100th day in office, but it feels like so much longer. Tomorrow also marks the 25th anniversary of the LA riots that stemmed from the verdict in the Rodney King beating by cops trial. Both events leave me with the same pit in my stomach. So it was great to speak with one of my all-time favorite guests today. Greg Palast is a journalist, author and filmmaker who recently updated The Best Democracy Money Can Buy to show how D'ump's buddies rigged the election in his favor. Visit GregPalast.com, follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and listen to [...]
As the official election recount gets underway in Wisconsin, Greg Palast joined me on the show today to talk about what happened. He firmly believes the election was stolen. The way they allegedly did it is laid out in an impressive, credible and very entertaining manner in his new film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Follow that link to buy or rent the film (it goes to the Nicole Sandler Amazon portal, so we'll get credit if you do it through that link). Knowing Greg was coming on the show today, I finally sat down to watch it and was [...]
On Earth Day, President Obama tours the Everglades. Nicole speaks with Jennifer Jurado, Broward County FL director of Environmental Protection & Growth Management, to find out if she's allowed to say "climate change" and more. In hour two, journalist Greg Palast, who's traveled the globe investigating the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez spills, tells us what he's uncovered
Nicole talks about the president's plan to issue an executive order on immigration with New Republic's Danny Vinik, who puts it in historical perspective for us. Greg Palast tells how the Crosscheck voter purge system gamed the election. And Amy Simon joins in to talk about what's sexy and what isn't ... and more!
It's election-eve, and Nicole discusses the state of the vote with Down with Tyranny & Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus Greg Palast gives the details of his latest investigation for Al Jazeera on a massive multi-state voter purge.
If you've listened to the show regularly, you know that I rarely take a morning off. But I must do that today. I'm still sidelined by whatever it is that has been trying to keep me down for a couple of weeks already... So, I'll be resting, as per the doctor's orders. Today, during our regular time together, I invite you to listen to any of my past shows, all available for your listening or viewing pleasure at those links. On our 24/7 stream, I'll be playing back the August 15 show, which featured a must-hear conversation with Greg [...]
What a difference a day makes! The protests last night in Ferguson, MO were of a much different tone - because the police that were present actually joined with the people of the community, marching with them, listening to them. In the photo above, the uniformed man marching next to a woman carrying a sign is Captain Ron Johnson, the head of the Missouri State Troopers, now charged with heading up the law enforcement effort in Ferguson. The day began with more of what the people were asking for: the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown: Darren Wilson. [...]
The Supreme Court today heard a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's mandated coverage of contraceptives. Two cases of corporations owned by religious zealots trying to impose their religious beliefs on their employees while claiming their religious rights are being infringed upon (welcome to opposite world) were rolled into this one hearing before the highest court in the land. It looks like the audio from today's arguments won't be posted until Friday. When it is posted, it will be found here.) Meanwhile, the Obama administration just lifted the ban that kept BP from pursuing new leases in the Gulf of [...]