While the media is obsessed with the president uttering the "N" word and the confederate flag, Congress is about to relinquish its responsibility to fully read, understand, debate and amend a major piece of legislation that could turn the world upside down! Nicole discusses this with Gaius Publius. GottaLaff joins in to talk about the issues they're using to take our attention off the Fast Track vote.
On Wednesday mornings, Nicole is joined by fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello with a sampling of stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. Dave Johnson returns with the latest on the battle to stop Fast Track. And the GOP clown car is getting ever more crowded. Today, we welcome the Donald to the party!
Jeb Bush announces his candidacy today, replacing the "Bush" in his name and logo with an !. Hillary held her first big rally on Saturday. Nicole discusses it all and more, including the massive #TAAfail in the House in Friday. Today's guests are media strategist Joel Silberman and journalist David Dayen
Today's the day that the House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track. It all comes down to this! We'll keep an eye on the vote and break in to see what our elected representatives do as it happens, and chat with Democracy for America chair Jim Dean about the letter they sent to members of Congress this morning, urging a NO vote. Our resident Republican, John LeBoutilliler, weighs in on some of the GOP presidential hopefuls. And for Flashback Friday, it's my rare interview with New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from May of 1999.
Nicole was so impressed by Bernie Sanders' campaign kick off rally in Burlington VT yesterday (and pissed that MSNBC cut it off when Al Sharpton came on), that she begins today's show with Bernie's entire speech! TPM's Daniel Strauss tells about the issue that may trip up the GOP 2016 contenders. And CAF's Dave Johnson gives us an update on the fight against Fast Track & the TPP
Nicole talks with Dave Johnson about yesterday's Senate vote blocking Fast Track authority for the TPP, and what comes next. Plus Nicole welcomes fellow Floridian Deborah Newell Tornello for a new feature, "The Oy, FloriDUH Files"
Today is the day that the Senate is supposed to vote on Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track, to push the TPP through Congress with little debate and no amendments. Nicole speaks with Greg Sargent of WaPo's Plum Line about his recent conversation with Elizabeth Warren regarding her opposition to TPA. GottaLaff joins in for hour 2 to lighten the mood.
Progressives and populists are awakening from their slumber, slowing down Fast Track, and creating huge momentum for Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy. Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's John Nichols about Bernie Sanders presidential run, and with Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org who gives us the latest on the TPP and Fast Track push.
The long-expected bill to Fast Track the TPP was introduced in the senate yesterday. Nicole breaks down the specifics about the bad deal and explains what we can do to stop it. Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Antonia Juhasz tells what's changed since then. And we go back to Sept 1995 for Nicole's interview with the late, great Jeff Healey.
Nicole discusses the recent campaigns that show America moving to the left! Politico's Marc Caputo joins in to update us on the FL legislative session and look at Florida's presidential candidates too. And more...