Today, Nicole talks with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy (ALEC Exposed & more) about the bipartisan coalition on criminal justice reform and whether ALEC, the Kochs, etc can be trusted. Plus David Silverman, president of American Atheists on this week's convention and the controversy surrounding it.
Nicole looks at the Big Blizzard of 2015 that went bust in NYC but has blasted New England. (Payback's a bitch!) GottaLaff joins in the fun. On a more serious note, Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy tells us about the Koch Brothers "Freedom Partners" who will spend close to $1 Billion on the 2016 elections.
Nicole celebrates Halloween with a look at one of the scariest right wing trick players in politics, Rick Berman. CMD's Lisa Graves with another expose! And for our Flashback Friday treat, we go back to May 1995 with Joan Osborne, and her first LA radio appearance.
With the deadline rapidly approaching (Dec 23) in order to be covered with health insurance on Jan 1 - and the news that the healthcare.gov website is now working (for the most part), success stories are beginning to emerge. We got one this morning from Crooks and Liars' Susie Madrak, who regularly joins us on Wednesday mornings! She was able to get through and sign up yesterday for coverage that will cost her less than she's paying now, and will cover more. Yes, she's happy. I wasn't sure how Donna Smith would respond when I asked her about the Affordable [...]
As today's show was in progress, the news came trickling out that Speaker John Boehner would finally relent and allow the Reid-McConnell bill to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling to come to the floor for a vote, even if it means violating the asinine "Hastert Rule". But as the show ended at noon there were still some soap opera cliffhanger worthy questions hanging in the balance: Would Ted Cruz hold up the vote? Would the House vote before the Senate? We now know the answer to the first... No. After Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell gave their [...]