Today, New Hampshire heads to the polls as the first in the nation primary day has arrived. Nicole checks in with Huffington Post's Zach Carter as the voting begins. Then two volunteers who Feel the Bern explain what they've been doing to help. In hour two, The Gliberal Goddesses reconvene - Amy Simon, GottaLaff & Nicole - and Amy isn't happy about Nicole designating Gloria Steinem as yesterday's "world's biggest asshole!"
Nicole talks about the news, including three mass shootings yesterday, the Bill Clinton for First Lady campaign, and Republican nonsense with her guests, Cliff Schecter and @GottaLaff. Plus Huffington Post's Zach Carter gets us started with a TPP secrecy update.
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.
I awoke this morning to President Obama speaking at the huge memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. As he tends to do, Obama delivered a masterful oratory, filled with just the right words and emotions. But the one moment that's getting the most attention is the brief handshake he shared with Cuba's Raul Castro. The usual haters (read: Republicans) on Twitter are spewing the usual venom, like this: Whoa! An enthusiastic handshake AND another bow to Raul Castro. http://t.co/2oYw6XmONE @abcnews @CBSNews @NBCNews @nytimes @FoxNews #tcot — Right Wing Jewess (@RightWingJewess) December 10, 2013 Of course, Marco Rubio [...]
Oy. Here we go again! They released they can't use their threats to "de-fund Obamacare" - so now they're just threatening to tank the economy and the good faith and credit of the country again. If you're wondering what's in their ransom note this time, wonder no further. Zach Carter of Huffington Post joined in on the show this morning to talk about some of the outrageous demands he detailed in "House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer To Include Pro-Wall Street Provisions, Health Care Cuts" including ... a significant overhaul of the environmental and financial regulatory system, would cut pensions for Federal [...]
Everything is broken... but not beyond repair. We could fix it if we'd only fix our broken Congress... A quick rundown of the broken things we talked about today: -The Environment A "natural gas" drilling well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded Tuesday and is still spewing methane, just 50 miles from the Louisiana border, while there are two tar sands leaks poisoning Alberta, Canada. And a train derailed at the Port of Tampa early this morning, spewing flammable ethanol. -The Fourth Amendment The House yesterday voted down the Amash-Conyers amendment that would have effectively defunded the NSA's domestic spying [...]