View on Zencastr The news is horrifying. It doesn't matter what side of the issue you fall, and you know what issue I'm talking about, it's beyond comprehension. So we did just that yesterday. Turned off the news and drove up to Sedona to take in the beauty of nature and the magic of Sedona I've heard so much about. Sadly, today is Monday, so it's back to the real world and the ugly reality of hate and war. And the Republican party. After a few minutes about the lack of any legitimacy in the House Republican Caucus, I [...]
View on Zencastr Well, we made it though my first week on the air from Arizona, but Gym Jordan didn't! He's toast. And with no Speaker (and no nominee either), the Republicans did what they do so well... adjourned, and left for the weekend. Seriously. They'll allegedly regroup on Monday with a new set of Speaker wannabees... It's not like there are any pressing issues here and around the globe that need immediate action or anything. JFC. It was a busy week, and I'm thrilled to welcome Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel.net back to the show. Since Marcy is in [...]
View on Zencastr As yesterday's show ended and things got going this morning, it appeared likely that the House would do some kind of deal to make Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry the temporary Pro Tempore Speakers or some other such made-up title to get past this mess that's never before occurred in history! So I planned to ask Howie Klein to tell us all we need to know about Patrick McHenry, but now it appears that deal is dead. And there's Disorder in the House yet again! A lot can change by the time Howie joins us this [...]
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!) Technically, they're over. But it sure feels like we're getting dogg'd. Now don't get me wrong. I'm a dog person! I love dogs. (I even paint them, as I did all the pups on today's cover photo- and I do take commissions. Just send me a note!) But there are some dogs I don't like, like Blue Dogs. And today, they're threatening to derail the entire Biden agenda, infrastructure, and our chance at getting nice things in the USA. I'll explain. We'll [...]
As usual, Nicole Sandler spends the first half of the show reporting the latest news of the day. As she does each Thursday, she then welcomes Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC back to the show. Today, they discuss the five so-called Democrats in the House who voted to continue our involvement in the war in Yemen. Then, the Cook Political Report for 2020 is out, but Howie says they're always wrong!
What a night last night, huh? Keith Olbermann and I had the same thought at the same moment... that Donald Trump's campaign ended the moment he said he wouldn't commit to accepting the official election returns. Last night: subverts our elections. Today: jokes about it. My message to @realDonaldTrump: Burn In Hell. pic.twitter.com/q2gvPzYOLf — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 20, 2016 Just don't get cocky or complacent about it as we still have to go out and vote. But, as Howie Klein said on the show today, he saw that moment in the debate last night as the opening for the [...]
On what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, the US just passed the 14 year mark in our war in Afghanistan. Internally, the GOP is at war with itself, and the goings on in the GOP caucus more closely resemble a soap opera than an august legislative body. Comedian Julianna Forlano joins in to help Nicole make sense of the week. We end the week with a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole's radio past. Today, we go back to August 1994 with blues great John Hammond.
Nicole recaps yesterday's House hearing on Planned Parenthood and the twisted lies that prompted it. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello (who has a few things to say about this, in addition to our regular "Oy FloriDUH" segment), and the always quotable Digby too!