After an update on the day's news, we welcome the host/managing editor of The Zero Hour, Richard "RJ" Eskow, to the show to talk about the future of the Democratic Party in the wake of yesterday's big wins and all the infighting. Richard is also a senior fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and writes at ourfuture.org. We discussed his article, "Donna Brazile, the DNC, and Democratizing the Democrats."
We've officially passed the period known as the Dog Days of Summer, but yesterday was National Dog Day, when American attempted to comfort ourselves by posting pictures of our precious pups. We did it to escape the painful news of the day, which included at least TWO shootings in which at least two people were killed, Life in America. Today, we'll deal with the aftermath, plus talk with Harvey J. Kaye and Howie Klein.
Maureen McDonnell spent $6,000 around the time of Bob McDonnell's January 2010 inauguration and complained to the PAC the family did not have enough to finance her first lady wardrobe - Photo courtesy of AP Guilty! Actually, she's guilty of spending $50, let alone thousands on that dress. But that's not why they were convicted. A federal jury on Thursday found former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of public corruption — sending an emphatic message that they believed the couple sold the office once occupied by Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to a [...]
UPDATE: GUILTY!!!!! Breakdown of verdict and charges at WaPo here. 11 guilty verdicts. UPDATE: Both Bob McDonnell and his wife found guilty on most charges. Mrs. McDonnell was found not guilty on a couple of them. Sentencing will be on January 6th. For all my previous posts on former Gov. Bob "Ultrasound" McDonnell, please scroll here. Well, at least now we know whether the "Throw the Crazy Little Woman with a Childlike Crush Under the Bus" defense worked. It didn't. Via NBC: The government had accused the McDonnells of doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary [...]
Mountain Moral Monday's first outing drew an estimated 10,000 people With the beginning of the school year a mere two weeks away here in South Florida, I have to run right after the show today to take my kid to a doctor's appointment... So, a quick rundown of what's on tap in today's show: The North Carolina legislative session has finally drawn to a close, so the Moral Monday protesters have taken their protests on the road. Yesterday, it was Mountain Moral Monday event in Asheville that drew an estimated 10,000 people. We'll speak with activist Terry Van [...]