Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) So, the progressives caved and lost their leverage. I hope with every ounce of my being that Pramila Jayapal knows what she's doing. The fact is, the progressives got played. On Friday night, every Democratic in the House except for six voted for the "bipartisan infrastructure bill" or BIF, as it was euphemistically called). With the help of 13 Republicans who had the backbone (or death wish) needed, they got it across the finish line. A giddy Nancy Pelosi then sent it to [...]
Bernie Sanders wrapped up a quick tour of Florida before heading out to Ohio, another of the states going to the polls on Tuesday. Julianna Forlano helps recap this long, strange week in politics. RL Miller tells who Climate Hawks Vote supporters voted to endorse. And we'll end the week with a Flashback Fri segment with David Byrne (pronounced Bern!)
Today, Nicole turns the tables on her climate denier Republican friend, John LeBoutillier, by inviting Climate Hawks Vote's RL Miller to educate him. For Flashback Friday, we go back to 1996 & 1997 for visits with The BoDeans and Keb' Mo'
I find it ironic that we're getting ready to spend $50 million to arm and train the "moderate" Syrian rebels so they can fight against ISIL in the Middle East yet, according to the Republican party, we can't afford to pay for food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid or even Social Security (even though we've paid into some of those programs to insure we'd be covered as we age). It's also ironic that as we face imminent danger from the effect of climate change, many of those same members of Congress who voted to send the cavalry to Iraq and [...]
Nicole broadcasts live from Netroots Nation - Day 2 - with a bunch of guests including Alan Grayson (via phone), MA Gov candidate Barbara Buono, MD Gov candidate Heather Mizeur, Brad Friedman, RL Miller, Joel Silberman and many others..