Click to play, right click and save as to download, or scroll down for the video https://redirect.zen.ai/r/episode/63b75e06a9ff301f35bf6829/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/dcad28b7-dd08-4026-9792-eeff7f1e0750.mp3 It's the third day of a stalemate in the quest for the Republicans to elect a speaker... it's deja vu all over again for the third day in a row with no end in sight. We'll bring you the high (low) lights of today's events before talking with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny & the Blue America PAC about the insanity of it all... https://youtu.be/WVgDmHN3_FE
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!) The countdown to the end of the year is on, and today is our last Thursday with Howie Klein in 2022 and in the 117th Congress. When we next convene, it'll be January 5. The 118th Congress will be the first in almost two decades without Nancy Pelosi leading the House Democrats. The torch will have been passed to Hakeem Jefferies, certainly ushering in a new era. But to make matters even worse, the Republicans will be in charge of the House, [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's another Thursday with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today we're joined by another Blue America-endorsed Congressional candidate-- Bruno Amato, who's taking on Kevin McCarthy from CA-23. Meet him today and learn why we're excited about evicting Kevin McCarthy from the People's House! Before Bruno and Howie came on, I shared the horror of living in the COVID capitol of the US, FloriDUH. Of course, our governor, MoRon DeathSentence deserves all the credit for our status. [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It is Thursday, so Howie Klein is here. When we first met, probably 25 years ago, Howie was president of Reprise Records. One of his artists was Eric Clapton, who's quoted in today's news: “I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.” So, if there are mask or vaccine proof requirements, he'll not [...]
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 looks at the Speaker-in-Waiting Kevin McCarthy and what makes him a comedian's dream. Plus Hillary Clinton comes out in opposition to the TPP! Professor of Freedom & Democracy, Harvey J. Kaye and Down With Tyranny/Blue America PAC's Howie Klein guest.