We've made it to another Friday, but a what a week this was! We wrap it up with a great conversation about how we got her with Elie Mystal of Above the Law. Then, we chat with Tom LoBianco, journalist and author of Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. Instead of playing a comedy bit today, I told you about this video which won't work on radio because it's all visuals. The video was presented at a dinner for world leaders, I believe at the end of the UN General Assembly, by the president of Ukraine -- yes, [...]
. We may fiercely disagree with virtually every damnable thing uttered by conservative Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, in 'normal' times, but he brings a superb analysis of the peculiar Pastor Mike Pence and other obsequious hangers-on camping in the rarified stench of Trump World. . The Puritan Pence is now weighted down with more consternation and outright in- "party" charges as a result ... Stephens baldly named the obsequious governor's human swamp of a running mate thoroughly out of control; and asserts that the alt-right Indianan shotgun rider is a Political Enabler. . Even a Moral Enabler. . Go [...]
Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer via AAEC The only dark duo with a shot of historically rivaling the political infamy of ole' Bomb Bomb McCain/Barracuda Sarah Palin is now the bad cast in this torturous national Reality Show, election 2016. Pence/Trump are now officially horror story actors. We refuse to admit that Conservative athlete Mike Pence 'won' the Veep debate Tuesday night. But man oh creepy creepy man, do not take his GOPper cred and misogyny lightly. It's only going to amplify in the coming final weeks before polling day, boasting mega vituperative nonsense and an ocean [...]
On my weekly appearance on the Nicole Sandler, we do a segment called My Tweet Spot in which I spotlight tweets that make an impression on me. Today's tweet comes courtesy of the politics editor at TIME's D.C. Bureau. I don't feel the need to add further comment. This was letter perfect: Make Commas Oxford Again https://t.co/8RjarHuvJ0 — Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) September 8, 2016 Here is the Mike Pence tweet in question: Our choice has never been more clear. We can either elect my running mate, a bold truth-teller, or the most dishonest candidate in history — Mike Pence (@mike_pence) [...]
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 takes on Gov Mike Pence of Indiana, who yesterday signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that allows business to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Jon Gold guests to talk about the top secret 28 pages of the 9/11 commission report, and his interview about it with former Sen. Bob Graham. And it's Friday, so we'll end with a double musical blast from the past with Aimee Mann and Jonatha Brooke.
So much has happened since we last spoke on Thursday... President Obama officially named Elizabeth Warren as the person to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- though not necessarily as the one to run it. Is he hedging his bets, or just being spineless yet again? John Nichols of The Nation writes "There Will Be 'Hell to Pay' If Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Have Real Power." The Hill reports that Mike Pence was the best that the attendees of the "Values Voters" summit could come up with for a 2012 Presidential nominee. And it's illegal to build sand castles [...]