Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Well, it certainly was a week. On Monday I told you to strap in for a roller coaster ride... and now it's Friday and this ride really sucks. It's all so complicated, so I've invited one of the very best of the journalists who keeps me informed, David Dayen, executive editor of the American Prospect magazine to try to wrap up the week, such as it was, for us. Read David's article, "The Progressive Caucus Wields Power," then listen to our conversation. [...]
Download here or click below to play The closer we inch towards January 20 and the end of Trump's reign of terror, the more unhinged the orange man becomes. I'll have the latest news on his scorched earth tactics. Congress is still paralyzed, and the government will officially shut down tonight if they can't come to a funding deal before midnight. Right before showtime, I happened to hear Bernie Sanders on the Senate floor delivering an impassioned speech calling for direct payments of $1200 for every working class American and $500 for children. Here's the video of his [...]
Download here or click below to play Just five days left until voting ends in the 2020 presidential election. That we made it this far is grounds for congratulations. I wasn't sure we'd (I'd) make it. Every Thursday, I'm joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. At Blue America, Howie (plus Digby and John Amato) identifies and helps raise money for the best progressive candidates out there. Today, we'll run through the list of those Blue America has endorsed this cycle, and see how many new members we can add to the Squad! [...]
Download here or click below to play Down with Tyranny and Blue America PAC founder Howie Klein is our guest every Thursday. For the past few weeks, Howie's been touting some actual progressives in the primary to run for Congress. Well, that election was held on Tuesday, and today we get to congratulate a couple of those candidates who've joined us on the show recently -- both Adam Christensen and Angie Nixon! Florida embracing progressives! Who'd have thunk it? Tonight, the first ever virtual political convention comes to a close after Joe Biden is officially nominated. We'll begin with [...]
Download here or click below to play Every Thursday, Howie Klein joins us from Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk politics. Today we had some good news to celebrate, as progressives won big in Missouri! Medicaid expansion finally passed, and Cori Bush beat 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay.There was good news out of Michigan too, where Rashida Tlaib easily trounced her primary opponent, despite the best efforts of establishment Dems and the media, who had written her political obituary. Today, Tennessee goes to the polls. In other news, Trump continues his downward slide into insanity [...]
Download here or click below to play It's another Thursday in quarantine and with each successive week, it seems our nation is unraveling a bit more, thanks to our truly dysfunctional government under the Trump administration. We're trying to keep our eyes on the prize -- big wins on November 3. So today when Howie Klein joins in, we will go through the list of great progressive candidates who need our votes in their upcoming primary races. As usual, we'll begin with the latest news, opinion and something funny too! Here are the dates and candidates we discussed [...]
As the year is winding down, the president is getting more and more unhinged! We begin the show, as usual, with an update on the news of the day. Then, as it's Thursday, it's time for Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today, what's the deal with the Green New Deal? Today I also read an excerpt from a Washington Post op-ed by Helaine Olen, and promised a link. Here you go!
We're back today after a short break for the 4th of July. Since it's Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in for our weekly discussion on politics, primaries and priorities. Today, Howie gives in to my line of thinking...
In the last 24 hours alone, Donald Trump endorsed the repeal of ACA with no replacement, Kris Kobach’s voter suppression commission demands voter data from states (1 by 1 they’re saying no), the WSJ report says Michael Flynn may have been part of effort to get Clinton's deleted emails from Russian hackers, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski say Trump used the National Enquirer to blackmail them, and the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment put forth by Barbara Lee to end the 2001 AUMF- now it goes on to full House & Senate. It's our last show before the 4th of [...]