3-24-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Strange Political Bedfellows

Nicole Sandler welcomes Van Jones back to the show to talk about his latest endeavor, cutting prison population by 50% in 10 years. He's partnering with some you wouldn't expect. We talk about all of it on today's show. In the second hour, Nicole had to run out to an appointment, so from her archives we hear a 2007 interview with Norman Lear, and her 2008 conversation with Bill Maher!

You’re a Mean One, Newt GinGrinch

That song parody has been swimming around in my head for the past week or so, as I wondered why no one more creative than I had put that together this year.  Of course, someone had. His name is Adam Kontras... and my only complaint was that he didn't put the second N into Gingrich's name.... Otherwise, it's spot on perfect!

Senators Carl Levin & Sheldon Whitehouse – WTF??!?!

I get that John McCain would author a bill that would allow everyday US citizens to be indefinitely detained by the military and held without charge.  But Senator Carl Levin? Et tu? Apparently.  The two authored the Levin/McCain  bill, aka Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act  ...   Actually, as the ACLU reports: The worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial provision is in S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee [...]

From Tahrir Square to UC Davis, It’s Newt’s Kind of World

There's a lot of these going around.  By these, I mean Fun with Photoshop™ pictures of Pepper Spraying Pike - the UC Davis cop responsible for this piece of tragedy: The chicken shit cop with the pepper spray is one UC Davis police Lt. John Pike - who reportedly makes a base salary of $116,454!  And you wonder why your tuition is so high. Although the coward has been suspended pending an investigation into the matter,  he's being mocked in quite creative ways by people armed with a peaceful tool known as Photoshop!  Some of my faves...   and [...]

It’s Not the Eye, but the Tongue of Newt that’s the Problem

It must be cursed. Poor Newt Gingrich can't catch a break.  In 1993, he stood with the Republican party in trying to defeat "Hillary Care" and spoke passionately about the need for an individual mandate.  He pretty much echoed those ideas last Sunday on Meet The Press.  Watch for yourself: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy What was that you said about the Ryan plan to privatize Medicare Newt? Newt: "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or [...]

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