Former FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat at the Senate Intelligence Committee today, and we have lots of audio. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in to talk about a good progressive candidate driven out of her congressional race by death threats & more from Republicans.
Nicole Sandler brings us up to date on the latest news, and Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in for the latest political news and info
We started the show recapping the insane news from the past 2 weeks... then it was time for Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny & the Blue America PAC about politics and the race toward 2018.
The president is caught in his own lies was caught in his own lies in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, in which he said he knew he was going to fire Comey before ever getting the memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein! Then he said that Comey asked him to dinner to ask if he could keep his job. Seriously. It's a 10-year term. According to D'ump, after Comey asked if he could keep his job, D'ump asked if he's under investigation. No coercion there... It's Thursday, so Howie Klein was on. We talked about how this whole shit storm [...]
The Republican-led House of Representatives did it... they passed the truly despicable American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a razor-thin margin of 217-215. The bill now heads to the senate where it should die an ugly death. This is where our activism comes in. We need to start calling our senators NOW... Howie Klein returned to the program today, and was as disgusted by this outcome as we were. He did share some good news - it looks like he found a good candidate to run against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, despite the fact that Nancy Pelosi and the Dems [...]
Today, the "US" dropped the MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) - the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in Afghanistan, ostensibly against ISIS-K. Of course, they tell us that they "took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties." Of course they did, like they did in this airstrike in Syria (that the administration has been silent about) that hit Syrian allies and killed 18 people! As a bit of a lighthearted diversion, I invited my Facebook page to weigh in with their favorite euphemism for "Trump." As you know, I prefer the contraction of Donald Trump - D'ump. But there were some great [...]
Nicole speaks with Ross Mittiga, candidate for state delegate from Virgina's District 57, who's looking to unseat the conserva-Dem House Minority Leader there. And, as he does each Thursday, Howie Klein joined in from Blue America and Down with Tyranny. Today, he told us about the special Congressional race in GA-6 to replace Tom Price, where progressive Jon Ossoff is looking great, and a few other special elections coming up. Plus, the Republicans just sold off our internet privacy to their big money donors.
Never a dull moment in 2017 America. Today is Day 4 in the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings and the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump campaign-Russia collusion charges seems to be imploding. Today was supposed to be the big vote day for the ACA repeal & replacement bill, but they couldn't come up with enough votes and tabled the bill. Let's hope it's dead and buried. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined in, and told us about his long history with his congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who's been doing a great job in countering Devin [...]
President D'ump today released his budget outline and it confirms everything we thought we knew about him and his agenda. I ran through most of the cuts he fantasizes about regularly on today's show, but if you'd like to see for yourself, read from the NY Times and/or the Washington Post. Of course, he wants to use the "savings" from all of those cuts to fund a $53 billion increase in military spending to compensate for his really tiny dick. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined me to talk about all of the above, as well as a slimy child-molesting [...]
It's a busy day. I was out yesterday for the Women's Strike! I originally had my old friend Robert Platshorn scheduled to join me then, but moved him to today so I could participate yesterday. So I apologize for the rushed nature of our interview. But I wanted to get him on in time for anyone interested in going to the next Meet the Experts symposium to have time to plan to get to Atlantic City for the event happening March 18-19. Robert Platshorn was busted for smuggling marijuana into South Florida back in 1978 and, in 1980 was sentenced to [...]