The more the Democratic Party pushes back against the Sanders campaign, the more determined his supporters are to fight on until the end. Howie Klein returns to the show in hour two today to talk about the Democratic leadership waging war on Progressives. In the first hour, Nicole opens the phone lines to get your take on what happened in Vegas and the Democratic party divide.
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Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
I'm so happy about this news that I won't even get all snarky about how there's nothing NUCLEAR about Harry Reid finally invoking the CONSTITUTIONAL option to change the Senate rules concerning the filibuster. But use whatever hyperbolic imagery you want today, as the Senate just did something remarkable. History was made moments ago when, after a series of confusing votes, the Democrats were victorious in stopping the GOP obstruction of executive and judicial nominees going forward. As my friend Marcy Wheeler @emptywheel just tweeted, Patricia Millet is about to become a lifetime appointed judge. Also, the answer to a [...]
Poor Harry Reid. He's shocked. Shocked, I tell you, that the assholes in the Republican party would threaten to filibuster any gun legislation he brings to the floor. Or anything else, for that matter. Harry Reid had more than ample opportunity to enact real filibuster reform, but he chose instead to be bamboozled a second time by Mitch McConnell who assured him they would no longer abuse the procedure. So, when Harry took to the Senate floor yesterday to, once again, issue empty threats and feign surprise that his opponents could be so heartless and ruthless, I fumed. It's [...]
Yes, it's another busy day in the USA. The Senate today confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th Justice of the Supreme Court, but the Republicans (and Ben Nelson) show they just do not want to play ball. The final vote was 63-37, with five Republicans (Snowe and Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of S.C., Lugar of Indiana, and Judd Gregg of New Hampshire) voting for her confirmation (no Scott Brown, hmmm), and one DINO, Ben Nelson, voting against her. Can we just kick Nelson out of the party already? Net Neutrality is also top of mind today as [...]