Nicole explains what happened yesterday as Fast Track advanced in the senate. Dave Johnson helps. Plus the confederate flag controversy -- something's missing. Plus the latest from the Oy FloriDUH files and more.
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While the media is obsessed with the president uttering the "N" word and the confederate flag, Congress is about to relinquish its responsibility to fully read, understand, debate and amend a major piece of legislation that could turn the world upside down! Nicole discusses this with Gaius Publius. GottaLaff joins in to talk about the issues they're using to take our attention off the Fast Track vote.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
On Wednesday mornings, Nicole is joined by fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello with a sampling of stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. Dave Johnson returns with the latest on the battle to stop Fast Track. And the GOP clown car is getting ever more crowded. Today, we welcome the Donald to the party!
Today's the day that the House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track. It all comes down to this! We'll keep an eye on the vote and break in to see what our elected representatives do as it happens, and chat with Democracy for America chair Jim Dean about the letter they sent to members of Congress this morning, urging a NO vote. Our resident Republican, John LeBoutilliler, weighs in on some of the GOP presidential hopefuls. And for Flashback Friday, it's my rare interview with New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from May of 1999.
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Nicole speaks with media strategist, consultant and trainer Joel Silberman in the first hour. David Dayen joins in during hour two to tell us about TiSA, another so-called trade deal being negotiated in secret that makes TPP look like kid's play.
We're seeing too many good things end, and too many bad things linger. Today Nicole bids farewell to David Letterman's late night show after already losing Colbert and Jon Stewart's departure is imminent. But the Patriot Act seems to live on forever. And the Senate votes on moving Fast Track forward. Marcy Wheeler & Digby guest.
Nicole gives you the latest crazy news about the TPP and discusses how much things have changed in the past few decades in some ways, and not at all in others, using Elizabeth Warren's CA Dem convention speech and the Mad Men finale as examples. She's History's Amy Simon guests.