It's crazy season, with gun nuts running rampant. Today, Nicole Sandler discusses the president's speech last night with media trainer & strategist Joel Silberman. And CAF's Dave Johnson joins in to talk about the legislation still pending in Obama's lame duck presidency.
Nicole tries to wade through the news to try to make sense of the insanity. Deborah Newell Tornello returns for a glimpse into the Oy FloriDUH files, and Dave Johnson helps explain what happens next in the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership. And more...
Today, Nicole Sandler discusses the aftermath of a few storms- from South Carolina to the latest mass shooting in Oregon, to the Trans Pacific Partnership that's back in the news. Today's guests are Melinda St. Louis of Global Trade Watch, journalist Gaius Publius, and the Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole). Lots to discuss today!
Death and Drugs go together in many ways. Today, we'll deal with them both separately and together... Death, as in the Death Penalty, which the Supreme Court just upheld in the worst way. Author Barry Graham, who's witnessed two executions, writes about it and talks with us today. As for drugs, your costs are going up under TPP. Michael Grunwald got hold of the TPP chapter dealing with prescription drugs, and also joins us today.
Nicole was so impressed by Bernie Sanders' campaign kick off rally in Burlington VT yesterday (and pissed that MSNBC cut it off when Al Sharpton came on), that she begins today's show with Bernie's entire speech! TPM's Daniel Strauss tells about the issue that may trip up the GOP 2016 contenders. And CAF's Dave Johnson gives us an update on the fight against Fast Track & the TPP
Today is the day that the Senate is supposed to vote on Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track, to push the TPP through Congress with little debate and no amendments. Nicole speaks with Greg Sargent of WaPo's Plum Line about his recent conversation with Elizabeth Warren regarding her opposition to TPA. GottaLaff joins in for hour 2 to lighten the mood.
The long-expected bill to Fast Track the TPP was introduced in the senate yesterday. Nicole breaks down the specifics about the bad deal and explains what we can do to stop it. Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Antonia Juhasz tells what's changed since then. And we go back to Sept 1995 for Nicole's interview with the late, great Jeff Healey.
Nicole talks extremes on today's show. From the tragic - the election results in Israel are in, and Nicole talks with Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery about them; and the White House is adopting right wing tactics to push the TPP, Gaius Publius exposes the deception. Plus Aaron Schock resigns, Debbie won't run for Senate, and more!
I know we sprung forward this weekend, but the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday shows we're actually turning back the hands of time. Nicole discusses that and more on today's show. Plus CAF's Dave Johnson with the latest on the Trans Pacific Partnership and more...
Nicole Sandler takes a listen back to some of the high (low) lights from yesterday's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Trans Pacific Partnership and the push toward fast track. Huffington Post's Zach Carter and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak join in.