Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) When Cory Doctorow joined me on the air last month, the half hour we allotted flew by and I had tons of questions left. So he agreed to come back and spend the hour. Well, today is the date we set. Little did we know that we'd be talking the first business day after President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order aimed at overturning 40 years of failed anti-trust legislation that favored big industry and monopolies. That followed the House Judiciary [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today is a day of extremes. David Daley (author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count) has a new piece in the Guardian explaining how Republicans can take back the House without a single vote being cast. David Daley is my guest today. But just when you think we're screwed, Joe Biden decides to take on monopolies with his pen! Lots for us to talk about on a Friday afternoon... https://youtu.be/mp7IJ0_kadw
After an update on the day's news which included Trump's signing an Executive Order designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, we welcomed Howie Klein back to the show. It's DCCC week, a program that the DCCC uses to help mostly Blue Dogs and New Dems. And we also discussed Steve Bannon's seemingly crazy idea to primary all Senate Republicans who are up for reelection in 2018, with the exception of Ted Cruz.
Nicole talks about the president's plan to issue an executive order on immigration with New Republic's Danny Vinik, who puts it in historical perspective for us. Greg Palast tells how the Crosscheck voter purge system gamed the election. And Amy Simon joins in to talk about what's sexy and what isn't ... and more!
We haven't whipped out a Morning Boehner in a while, but there was a big one waiting for us today. Speaker Boehner yesterday led his crazy caucus on a Quixotic mission to sue the president to “to seek appropriate relief” for Obama’s failure to enforce a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would penalize businesses that do not offer basic health insurance to their employees. Neither Boehner, nor anyone else in House leadership would say that this lawsuit is not a step towards impeachment. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went there during her time on the floor before the vote. When I [...]