Kudos to President Obama for doing the right thing yesterday and using recess appointments to put Richard Cordray at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and get three others on the National Labor Relations Board.  Neither of these agencies would be able to function without those appointments, so what he did was truly in the best interests of the nation.

Today, I also professed my respect and admiration for the Supreme Court of Montana who upheld the state’s law banning corporate campaign contributions – in direct opposition to the SCOTUS ruling in Citizens United.  And big congratulations and thanks also going out to the NY City Council, who followed the lead of Los Angeles, Oakland, Albany and Boulder in passing a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United!

Today on the show, I was joined by Russ Baker of WhoWhatWhy.com and comedian John Fugelsang (who heads to Portland this weekend with the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour)!