This is a week that will likely be referenced in history books. Michael Cohen spent yesterday testifying on live television about the many ways his former boss, the sitting president, is "a racist, a con man and a cheat". The Republicans on the committee were a joke, and the freshmen Democrats who had to wait until the end to ask their questions were awesome. Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in to discuss what happened, who were the heroes and who made the biggest fools of themselves and more.
This show is based in Coral Springs, FL. We're next door and the sister city of Parkland, where one year ago today, a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 students and faculty. Nicole reflects on that day, and what's happened since. Today's also Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in to talk about the apparent disconnect between Democratic leaders and the voters who put them in place...
One week in to the 116th Congress, and the Democrats are holding their own. Think again. Howie Klein is back for our regular Thursday get-together, and he has some unfortunate news about Nancy Pelosi breaking her promises and backstabbing progressives. Oh, and Trump's government shutdown is in its third week.
Today, the 13th day of the government shutdown, is also the day that the 116th Congress begins and Nancy Pelosi once again rises to Speaker of the House. It's a fairly united caucus, except for that damned PayGo provision in the rules. Critics of Donald Trump's announcement that he's pulling US troops out of Syria have, among other things, cited the probable devastating consequences for our allies, the Kurds. In 2015, I interviewed Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the US. Since so many of us know little to nothing about the Kurds, today we'll replay [...]
It's a busy Wednesday show, as journalist David Dayen checks in to talk about his latest piece for The Intercept regarding the Democratic jockeying for committee assignments and more as Congress prepares for the 116th. Then, our pal in Great Britain, Denis Campbell of UKProgressive magazine gives us the latest on the Brexit deal.
Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins Nicole Sandler to talk politics, primaries and more...
After a look at what's news, we welcome Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC back to the show to talk politics. Today: who is less popular - Paul Ryan or Nancy Pelosi? Also, Primary Season Is Far More Important Than The DCCC Wants You To Think It Is
The Senate Republicans released their Obamacare repeal and replace bill today. You can read it here on Mother Jones' site, or on the Senate Budget Committee page. Heather "Digby" Parton joins in to talk about that and other news in our insane world. Find her at her Hullabaloo blog and at Salon.com.
Blue America's Howie Klein is my regular Thursday guest. Since he couldn't be with us today, I didn't want to wait a week to get his thoughts on the race to replace Nancy Pelosi as the House Minority Leader. Although I'd never heard of Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio before this week, he just threw his hat in the run to run.. And then there's the almost-humorous item about some members pushing the horrendous Joe Crowley to challenge her. Here's Howie's response: Crowley would be the worst possible solution to the Pelosi problem. Tim Ryan has no leadership characteristics [...]
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