https://redirect.zen.ai/r/episode/63bf4943e8f294be6d5532b9/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/8e20bd8a-da6d-4e5e-b138-43b2f465bf37.mp3 Click the player above to play, right click the download button below to download the episode The wingnuts controlling the House are giving us a preview of what we can expect from the next two years and it won't be pretty. I'll begin the show today with a brief recap of the House shenanigans and floor speeches and a bit of the news of the day. And then we'll be joined by Will Bunch, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Will was supposed to be here last Wednesday... but he will be here today. I think! (He [...]
Click to play, or right click and save as to download the podcast https://redirect.zen.ai/r/episode/63b611b308fdae3f355e0431/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/cf48546c-936e-4d6e-bdee-08c2bf49981f.mp3 It's Day 2 of voting for Speaker of the House. It's been 100 years since the majority party in the US House of Representatives were unable to reach consensus on a speaker on the first ballot. As I'm writing this preparing for today's show, they're on the second vote of the day... after three failed votes yesterday. And at this point, it appears that the fifth vote count won't be significantly different than the first four. The question is how low can McCarthy [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's Wednesday and my head is spinning with all the different issues facing us today, from Russia invading Ukraine, to Fox & fiends praising Putin's invasion of Ukraine, to the truckers' insane protests, to Floriduh's legislative session doing the unthinkable, to the cases the Supreme Court and its newly enshrined wingnut majority are taking up, and I'd like to just unplug. But instead, I have lots of stories to share, and will open the phone lines to hear what's on your mind [...]
Applause to the hard-working left leaners over at Salon. And their comrades at Alternet. Headlines alone get an h/t with a flourish: The Alpha Dog that Wouldn’t Hunt: How Trump’s Ludicrous 'Alpha Male' Act Is Destroying Him sub: • Trump's alt-right fanboys celebrate his so-called "alpha" masculinity -- but they're the real "cucks." Matthew Rozsa of Salon has wisely held his mirth and thoroughly covered the Belly Flop of a recent prat fall of The Dickish Donald ... in ways that should make you go Ick. Brendan Gauthier at Salon has also been feeling The antiTrump Vibe as volubly and magnificently. You see, [...]
I’m obsessed with the highly hilarious John Oliver and here’s why … he’s smart funny. Doesn’t kneel often do the broad and low-low-low comic postures that come so alarmingly easily to Donald Dicque Trump. He’s just one wit-tay dude. We’ll take 30 minutes of Oliver and no no no ego-driven Morning Schmoe and Meeka, please, sir. Oliver captures ‘umorous electricity in a bottle, utilizing the rare Monty Python level ability to find your true gut and crack it completely up. For days. Then drew you back again and again for that reliable guffaw — the kind that’s a compulsory share. [...]
I wasn't here yesterday. I ran a Best Of show as I had a biopsy scheduled to find out what's going on with this mass on my lung. I wasn't expecting to hear anything until Monday, but the doctor called shortly after I arrived at the studio today to tell me he got the preliminary results. Cancer. I have fucking lung cancer. I'll get more details next week after the PET scan tomorrow, and an appointment with the oncologist Monday afternoon, and the surgeon on Thursday. The next few weeks will likely be a bit of a whirlwind, so I [...]
It's official. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. What's next? We'll discuss the possibilities today with professor and author Harvey J. Kaye and Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus, the Alberta Tar Sands are burning, and D'ump doesn't believe in Climate Change...
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. TAX DAY TODAY! - unless you're in Massachusetts or Maine celebrating Patriots' Day - then it's tomorrow - Tuesday SecDef Ash Carter has arrived in Baghdad today to discuss beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake Mosul. A senior U.S. official says that will likely mean at least a "small number" of additional American forces will go to the war zone (AP) [...]