As usual, Nicole Sandler spends the first half of the show reporting the latest news of the day. As she does each Thursday, she then welcomes Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC back to the show. Today, they discuss the five so-called Democrats in the House who voted to continue our involvement in the war in Yemen. Then, the Cook Political Report for 2020 is out, but Howie says they're always wrong!
What a night last night, huh? Keith Olbermann and I had the same thought at the same moment... that Donald Trump's campaign ended the moment he said he wouldn't commit to accepting the official election returns. Last night: subverts our elections. Today: jokes about it. My message to @realDonaldTrump: Burn In Hell. pic.twitter.com/q2gvPzYOLf — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 20, 2016 Just don't get cocky or complacent about it as we still have to go out and vote. But, as Howie Klein said on the show today, he saw that moment in the debate last night as the opening for the [...]
On what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, the US just passed the 14 year mark in our war in Afghanistan. Internally, the GOP is at war with itself, and the goings on in the GOP caucus more closely resemble a soap opera than an august legislative body. Comedian Julianna Forlano joins in to help Nicole make sense of the week. We end the week with a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole's radio past. Today, we go back to August 1994 with blues great John Hammond.
Nicole recaps yesterday's House hearing on Planned Parenthood and the twisted lies that prompted it. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello (who has a few things to say about this, in addition to our regular "Oy FloriDUH" segment), and the always quotable Digby too!
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Today, the Senate will again vote to open debate on Fast Track for the TPP, after the Dems cut a deal yesterday. Nicole discusses that development with The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky. Plus Down with Tyranny/Blue America's Howie Klein weighs in on the problems with Democrats