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I am Leslie Marshall. I'm a Political Analyst, Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Host, and a Fox News Contributor who provides political analysis from a liberal point of view. I can be seen regularly on programs like “Special Report w/ Bret Baier,” “Hannity,” “Tucker Carlson,” and “America’s Newsroom.” I also write a political column for FoxNews.com. I am the youngest woman to have been syndicated nationally in talk radio. Recently, I did a ‘TEDx Talk’ on 'How Americans View Islam.' I was also awarded the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) “Excellence in Journalism” award.

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    California Gubernatorial Recall Election Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 40:54

    Leslie begins today with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.  Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. NPR: "Senate Democrats Offer A New Voting Bill, But A GOP Filibuster Likely Blocks The Way" 2. AXIOS: "Pandemic-era stimulus lifted millions out of poverty, new government data shows" 3. Politico-Morning Consult poll: Majority support requiring employers with 100+ employees to mandate COVID vaccinations or weekly testing 4. WASHINGTON POST: "GOP condemnation of Biden coronavirus mandate fuels concern other vaccine requirements could be targeted" 5. CNN: "Woodward/Costa book: Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took top-secret action to protect nuclear weapons" Leslie is then joined by Brad Bannon, who runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns.   The two of them analyze today's California gubernatorial recall election. You can hear Brad guest host for Leslie each Monday from 3-4pm ET with his own program, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon.' Brad also writes a political column each week for 'The Hill.' His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. 

    California Recall Election, Vaccine Mandates, Texas Abortion Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 42:13


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC.  They talk about tomorrow's California gubernatorial recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom, and his top challenger, Conservative radio talk host Larry Elder.   Demlist is a free national daily political column, calendar and resource site for Democrats and allies - a unique, central source that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism.  You can find out more about them at DemList.com and follow them on Twitter @TheDemList. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses President Biden's recent executive orders on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Texas's draconian anti-choice abortion law, and efforts by Senate Democrats on an infrastructure reconciliation package. Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout. Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 13 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqxoylbqzBGv Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/554605245596034


    Abortion Rights Under Attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:35

    Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. They discuss how, last week, the Supreme Court allowed a Texas law to take effect that bans abortion after around the sixth week of pregnancy, at which point many people do not even know they are pregnant. This law is devastating for many Texans, particularly for those who cannot afford to travel out of state to access abortion care. It also goes against the established precedent set by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, leading many to be concerned about the implications of this law for other states across the country. To talk with Brent and Charlotte about this law, and what can be done to protect abortion rights in Texas and beyond, they're joined by two expert guests. They are Jackie Blank, a federal legislative strategist and the Act for Women campaign manager at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Nancy Cárdenas Peña, the Texas state director for policy and advocacy at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. The Twitter handle for the Center for Reproductive Rights is @ReproRights and Jackie Blank's handle is @jackieblank13. The Twitter handle for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice is @LatinaInstitute and Nancy Cárdenas Peña's handle is @NCardenasTX. 

    Texas Passes Draconian Abortion and Voter Suppression Laws

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:36

    During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET.  Moe previously served in President Obama's administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden. First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries.  'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities.  The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives.  The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com. Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week. The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios. "The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant. It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully. The law is difficult to challenge partly because it's unclear who can be sued since it deputizes private citizens to enforce it." The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide.  It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color. Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune. The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot. It requires large Texas counties, that tend to lean Democratic, to livestream ballot counting, the New York Times reports. The bill has been a top priority for Texas' Republican Governor, Greg Abbott. "Though there is no evidence fraud took place during the 2020 election, Republicans in many states have pushed for new restrictions based on baseless allegations of voter fraud pushed by former President Trump and others," according to Axios. The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios. "This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning. Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature." "Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica. "Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions." Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease." "We will end the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's no vaccine for the climate crisis," Tedros added. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said last month global warming could reach 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030. "The editorial reports that heat-related mortality among people older than 65 has risen by over 50% in the past 20 years," according to Axios. Moe Vela is the CEO of MoeVela, LLC, a strategic business advisory firm, with business partnerships and ventures that span the globe across a diversity of sectors and industries. He is also the Founder of The Vela Group, LLC, a global business development consulting firm. In addition to running his firms, Moe is Of Counsel/Senior Advisor at the law firm of Stein Mitchell Beato and Missner. Moe is also Principal Advisor at TransparentBusiness. His Twitter handle is @MoeVela.

    End Of War In Afghanistan; New Tom Nichols Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 42:26


    Leslie is first joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.   He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Leslie and Col. Leighton analyze the United States ending its longest war in Afghanistan. They also discuss the U.S. and its allies successfully flying more than 123,000 civilians out of the country, including 6,000 Americans. Finally, Col. Leighton gives his take as to what he would have done differently if he were in charge of withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan.   Colonel Leighton can be seen regularly on CNN, where he is a Military Analyst. The Colonel's Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton, and his website is CedricLeighton.com. Leslie is then joined by Tom Nichols, a national political commentator, Columnist for 'USA Today,' contributing writer at 'The Atlantic,' and Author of the popular book, "The Death of Expertise."   Tom is also Author of the brand new book, "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy," which he and Leslie discuss during today's interview. You can purchase the book on Amazon.com in either Hardcover, Kindle, or Audiobook form. Follow Tom on Twitter, where his handle is @RadioFreeTom.


    Plight of Migrants at Mexican Border; Political News of the Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 41:11


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Hope Frye, an internationally recognized immigration lawyer focused on disadvantaged populations, especially women and children. They discuss the reasons for recent surge in U.S. border crossings from Mexico by undocumented migrants, the Supreme Court ordering former President Trump's controversial 'remain in Mexico' policy to be put back in place, as well as the topic of how bad that conditions remain for child migrants being housed within the United States. The website for 'Project Lifeline' is ProjectLifeline.com and their Twitter handle is @ProjLifeline. Then, Brad is joined by Sarah Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA. They analyze what they believe it will take for Congress to pass major legislation that addresses the devastating effects of climate change. They also break down news that "the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has asked 35 telecommunications and social media companies to retain phone records and other information relevant to its inquiry as the panel ramps up its investigation ahead of the return of Congress next month. That list was expected to include phones used by some members of Congress," according to the Washington Post. Sarah is a 2 time Telly Award winner, and now hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. The website for PoliticusUSA is www.PoliticusUSA.com and their Twitter handle is @PoliticusUSA. Sarah's handle is @PoliticusSarah. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvJpobMWwbGE Or here on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/262716035494881


    Expert Analysis on COVID-19 Delta Variant and U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 41:59

    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The two discuss the COVID-19 Delta variant, the struggle to safely re-open schools for in-person learning when Governors of states like Florida and Texas have outlawed mask mandates, and more.   Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE).  Their website is main.ccghe.net and their Facebook page is Facebook.com/CCGHE. Brad is then joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations. He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, and what can be learned from how long the U.S. has spent fighting there (21 years). Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1vAGRwvBwbqJl Or here on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/983558642430277

    'No Democracy Without Black Women' Report 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 42:00

    Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. During today's show they discuss the underrepresentation of Black women in elected office and the impact that that lack of representation has on the national political landscape. We know that Black women turned out in extremely high numbers in the 2020 election and ultimately had a significant impact on the result. But when we look at legislatures at both the state and federal levels, it is clear that Black women are not even close to equally represented in government. To talk with Brent and Charlotte more about this issue, and the findings from the recently released 'No Democracy Without Black Women' report on the subject, they are joined by two expert guests from the organizations that made that report happen, Krystal Leaphart, an operations and policy associate with NOBEL Women, and Lauren Bealore, the Democracy Director for State Innovation Exchange. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. The handle for NOBEL Women is @NOBELWomen1 and the handle for the State Innovation Exchange is @stateinnovation.

    Senate Passes $1.2 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 43:17

    Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union.  The two discuss the contents of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that passed the Senate today.  This includes the important 'Buy America' provisions included in the bill. They also analyze the bipartisan nature of the package, which passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin of 69-30, handing a major victory to President Biden and a group of Senators that spent months negotiating on the agreement. Finally, they talk about what's next for the infrastructure package as it heads to the House of Representatives for a vote. The website for the Alliance for American Manufacturing is AmericanManufacturing.org and their Twitter handle is @KeepItMadeInUSA.  Scott Paul's handle is @ScottPaulAAM. You can watch this episode for free at https://www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbngyAaoJX.

    Investigating the Insurrectionists; Competing Infrastructure Packages

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 41:56


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Peter Montgomery, who writes and researches for Right Wing Watch, a project of People for the American Way, where he is a senior fellow.  The two discuss the testimony given to the January 6th committee in the House by U.S. Capitol Police Officers, including by Officer Daniel Hodges. Hodges characterized January 6th as a white nationalist insurrection, and explains why in an audio clip played during this episode. Brad and Peter also analyze why it is important for the House committee to investigate whether Congressional members who gave tours of the Capitol to insurrectionists the day before the attack did so for the purpose of allowing the insurrectionists to do reconnaissance ahead of the attempted coup. Peter's Twitter handle is @PeteMont.  The website for Right Wing Watch is RightWingWatch.org and their Twitter handle is @RightWingWatch.   During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tara Devlin and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses the pair of infrastructure packages being proposed in the U.S. Senate.  This includes the $1 trillion bipartisan package and the $3.5 trillion 'human infrastructure' package that would need to pass the Senate with 50 Democratic votes via reconciliation. They also talk about the large amount of crucial issues that President Biden is trying to address, and which should be a priority.  This includes climate change, voting rights, campaign finance reform, and more.   Tara Devlin is a New York City based comedian, writer, and host of the unapologetically-liberal podcast "TARABUSTER.” Tarabuster is 5-star viewer-reviewed and 100% viewer-supported. Help keep the REAL liberal media going – and growing – by becoming a Patron of Tarabuster at Patreon.com/TaraDevlin. You can follow Tara on Twitter at @REALTaraDevlin and on Instagram at @Taradackty. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YpKkzgvkrdxj Or here on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/329881205444943


    What The Build Back Better Plan Means For Young People

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 41:59

    Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. Last Thursday, the White House Office of Public Engagement held a webinar on how the Build Back Better plan proposed by President Biden will impact young Americans. Generation Progress was excited to be able to attend the event as well as host a Build Back Better after-party with the White House on Instagram Live to further discuss how the plan addresses key issues that young people care about, including economic justice, climate change, and more. To break down exactly what the Build Back Better plan is and what it means for young people, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by expert guests from two of the organizations that were also involved in the Build Back Better after-party.  They are Sixto Cancel, the founder and CEO of 'Think of Us,' and Duy Pham, a policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Sixto Cancel's Twitter handle is @SixtoCancel and the handle for Think of US is @ThinkOf_Us. The Twitter handle for Duy Pham is @DPhamK and the handle for CLASP is @CLASP_DC.

    Health System CEO for Gun Violence Prevention; COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 43:20

    Leslie is first joined by Michael Dowling, President and CEO of Northwell Health.  Dowling is one of health care's most influential voices, taking a stand on societal issues such as gun violence and immigration that many health system CEOs shy away from.  Leslie and Michael discuss why he and 17 other health system CEOs, along with over 1,300 caregivers, are imploring Congress to support President Biden's gun violence plan. As President and CEO of Northwell Health, Michael Dowling leads a clinical, academic and research enterprise with a workforce of more than 75,000 and annual revenue of $14 billion dollars. Northwell is the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State, caring for more than two million people annually through a vast network of more than 830 outpatient facilities, including 220 primary care practices, 52 urgent care centers, home care, rehabilitation and end-of-life programs, and 23 hospitals. The website for Northwell Health is Northwell.edu and their Twitter handle is @NorthwellHealth. Michael's Twitter handle is @MichaelJDowling. During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Leslie and Dr. Bollinger discuss COVID-19 variants, including the Delta variant.  They also talk about vaccine mandates, and whether they will become necessary within the United States. Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE).  Their website is main.ccghe.net and their Facebook page is Facebook.com/CCGHE.

    Combating COVID Misinformation; Evaluating President Biden's First Six Months

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 42:00


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Scott Wilkinson, CEO of AlphaVu, which specializes in advanced network science. Their technology empowers their clients with competitive intelligence, message control, and smart engagement.  AlphaVu also has a new patent-pending technology designed to provide policymakers with the tools and knowledge to identify and combat misinformation within digital conversations. Brad and Scott discuss misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and vaccines.  They also explore whether social media companies like Facebook are doing enough to address the problem, and what more Scott would recommend that they do. The website for AlphaVu is AlphaVu.com and their Twitter handle is @AlphaVu.  Scott's handle is @SGWilk. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Atiba Madyun and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable evaluates the job that President Biden has done during his first six months leading the country, as well as the challenges ahead that he'll be facing. Atiba Madyun, President/CEO of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. Atiba is the former Division Director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, as well as the author of the novel 'Saving Grace,' which is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.  His website is AtibaMadyun.com and his Twitter handle is @AtibaMadyun. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1RDGlPaMvQlGL Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/271327044758062


    U.S. Poised For a Manufacturing Renaissance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 42:00

    Leslie is joined by International Vice President of the United Steelworkers (USW), David McCall. The two discuss why the United States is poised for a manufacturing renaissance, and how we can assure that it happens. Manufacturing is the backbone of the country, providing both critical goods and good jobs. While union members have known this for years, the past year and a half drove home on a wide scale how important domestic manufacturing is not only to our economy, but also to our national security: - Broken supply chains during the pandemic meant shortages of lifesaving personal protective equipment and medical supplies- It also created supply chain shortages in other critical goods like computer chips - Other factors like the strain on Texas's electrical grid this winter are also creating shortages of plastics needed for consumer goods, highlighting the need for more resiliency in our supply chains  The manufacturing sector has been weakened over the years by bad trade policy and lack of attention to meaningful and sound economic growth principles.   The result of the pandemic caused the sector to fall even more deeply.  As a result, in the 1st quarter of 2020, Durable Manufacturing production fell almost 10%, and by the 2nd quarter of 2020 it fell by 58%.  In Non-Durable production, during the 1st quarter of 2020, it only fell by less than 1%, but in the 2nd quarter it dropped by 33%. The Manufacturing sector overall lost 1.3 million jobs in March and April of 2020 (900,00 in Durable and 400,00 in Non-Durable).  Now the U.S. did add 15,000 manufacturing jobs in June, but we're still down 481,000 jobs from February 2020, which was just before the pandemic struck.  Despite these struggles, this is a moment of great potential: - Once the extra federal stimulus money and extra unemployment benefits began in the latter half of 2020, the sector began to rebound - A recent report from the Reshoring Initiative revealed that more companies are reshoring production, or bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States - Earlier this month, the FTC issued a rule to crack down on Made in America fraud which will help businesses that are truly operating here - We also have a President who is taking the need for domestic manufacturing seriously This is reflected in a number of decisions and policies from the Biden administration: - President Biden issued executive orders intended to help foster domestic manufacturing growth, including a critical supply chain review that resulted in a number of recommendations that were issued last month  - He also issued an executive order looking to ensure that wherever possible the government is spending tax payers' money on American-made products. This is already bearing fruit with new waiver guidance that will help close loopholes in Made in America rules But some of the most significant potential for revitalizing domestic manufacturing comes from the effort to rebuild America's infrastructure, especially if it comes with strong domestic procurement provisions.   The robust infrastructure investment President Biden is working toward won't just make our communities safer, it'll support a variety of good, union jobs.  From making the steel that goes into our bridges, to manufacturing pipes for our water systems, American workers are already well positioned to meet our country's infrastructure needs. But it's not just about meeting last century's infrastructure needs. We also need to invest in things like the fiber optic cables and renewable energy infrastructure – that USW members also make – that will be critical in keeping us connected well into the future. The bipartisan deal 21 Senators are working on is a good start, but we need to keep the momentum going. The website for the USW is www.USW.org.  Their handle on Twitter and Instagram is @steelworkers.

    Afghanistan Withdrawal, Gen Milley Feared Trump Coup, Student Debt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 41:58


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.  He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze the decision that President Biden made to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.  They also discuss the news that Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley feared that then President Trump would use the military in a coup attempt after he lost the 2020 election. Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses the large increase in voter turnout among younger Americans in the 2020 election, and analyzes whether that trend can continue in the 2022 midterm elections. They also discuss cancelling student loan debt, child tax credit checks, and a reported Democratic deal on an infrastructure reconciliation package. Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout. Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lPKqXmLMEwxb Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/1399690157083219


    The Power Of Celebrity In Politics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 42:59

    Leslie begins today's show with a brief monologue about people who choose to tear others down through insults. She then does her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. AXIOS: "CDC: Vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks indoors" 2. AUDIO: President Biden says he will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation to achieve a different outcome 3. AXIOS: "Biden launches 72 initiatives to boost competition in U.S. economy" 4. AXIOS: "U.S. blacklists 23 more Chinese entities over Xinjiang abuses, military ties" 5. AXIOS: "Texas legislature convenes for special session on voting rights" 6. NBC NEWS: "Harris announces $25 million DNC investment to aid voting access" For the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Dr. Lauren A. Wright, Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication. Wright is the author of "Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate" and "On Behalf of the President: Presidential Spouses and White House Communications Strategy Today." Leslie and Dr. Wright talk about celebrities who run for office like former President Donald J. Trump, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and current California Republican Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner. They also discuss how being a celebrity can be a huge advantage when running for office, but a huge disadvantage when trying to effectively govern (if the celebrity has no prior political experience).  Additionally, Dr. Wright explains how and why celebrity candidates are covered differently than traditional politicians by news organizations, and why this is such a big deal. Dr. Wright's website is www.LaurenAWright.com and her Twitter handle is @DrLaurenAWright.

    Rebuilding American Infrastructure; Made In USA Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 41:59

    Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. The two discuss the House passage of the 'INVEST In America Act,' the FTC strengthening 'Made In USA' labeling requirements, a new International Trade Commission report which reveals that U.S. trade agreements over the past several decades really didn't deliver, while costing a bunch of manufacturing jobs, and Kim Kardashian is outfitting U.S. Olympians with shape wear...but it's not made in America.   The AAM website is AmericanManufacturing.org and their Twitter handle is @KeepItMadeInUSA. Scott's handle is @ScottPaulAAM.   You can also watch this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1RDGlPPlRaVGL

    The Fight For Youth Voting Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 42:00

    Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. During today's show they discuss the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age in the United States to 18. The amendment was a huge win for young Americans who had fought for this right and recognition of the fact that young adults deserve to have a voice in the makeup of their government. The struggle for equal and unencumbered access to voting for all Americans continues to this day in the face of blatant voter suppression efforts that disproportionately impact Black people and other people of color. Young people have been consistent leaders in the fight to protect the freedom to vote and reform our democracy, and that is definitely true of young people today—who turned out in historic numbers in the 2020 election and are now fighting to ensure that all Americans are able to continue participating in and being represented by their democracy. To discuss this momentous anniversary and all that still must be done to protect voting rights for young Americans, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by two expert guests: Clarissa Unger, Director of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, and Wambui Gatheru, the Interim Director of Programs at the Andrew Goodman Foundation. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Clarissa Unger's Twitter handle is @uclarissa and the handle for the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition is @SLSVCoalition.  The Twitter handle for the Andrew Goodman Foundation is @AndrewGoodmanF.

    What the U.S. Loses When Americans Save Too Much

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 40:19

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.  Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. U.S. NEWS: "LA County Recommends Masks for All When Indoors as Delta Variant Spreads (Israel Too)" 2. AXIOS: "Nearly all U.S. COVID deaths are among unvaccinated" 3. MIAMI HERALD: "Federal judge upholds post-Parkland ban on gun sales to people younger than 21" 4. THE HILL: "Manchin says he's on board with Democratic-only infrastructure bill" 5. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Maricopa County won't reuse subpoenaed ballot counters" 6. AXIOS: "Pelosi moves to establish 13-member committee to probe Capitol riot" 7. AXIOS: "House passes bills to make U.S. science more competitive with China" 8. AXIOS: "Dangerous Pacific Northwest heat wave shifts inland" Leslie is then joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm and a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He was Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs in the Clinton Administration. The two discuss his latest piece for 'The Atlantic' titled, "Post-Pandemic, a Strong Expansion Needs Less Personal Saving or More Government Spending." Dr. Shapiro's Twitter handle is @RobShapiro.

    Infrastructure Negotiations In Congress; Is Unity Possible In America?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 42:00


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Shawn Zeller, Deputy Editor of CQ Magazine, and host of the 'CQ on Congress' podcast. Shawn's Twitter handle is @ShawnZeller. Brad and Shawn discuss the current status of infrastructure negotiations in Congress. This includes the bipartisan agreement reached last week in the Senate, as well as the more progressive proposal that looks to be heading towards the budget reconciliation process. They also talk about the congressional prospects for police reform and the 'For the People Act.' During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tara Devlin and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable analyzes whether the 81 million Americans who voted for Joe Biden can coexist with the 73 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump. With Independence Day this Sunday, they also discuss what it means to be an American patriot, and why some Conservatives put on displays of 'phony patriotism.' Tara Devlin is a New York City based comedian, writer, and host of the unapologetically-liberal podcast "TARABUSTER.” Tarabuster is 5-star viewer-reviewed and 100% viewer-supported. Help keep the REAL liberal media going – and growing – by becoming a Patron of Tarabuster at Patreon.com/TaraDevlin. You can follow Tara on Twitter at @REALTaraDevlin and on Instagram at @Taradackty. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad is on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon and watch his previous 'Deadline D.C.' broadcasts at www.Periscope.TV/BradBannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: www.pscp.tv/w/1YpKkzzoyRAxj Or here on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/200609095309493


    How the Digital Far-Right Has Transformed Since the Jan. 6th Insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 42:11

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.   Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. THE HILL: "Obama: Voting rights bill must pass before next election" 2. AUDIO: Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) reminds everyone that today's vote in the Senate is the beginning of a very long fight on voting rights. Democrats are going to force Republicans to vote on every piece of the For The People Act if they filibuster the bill today as expected 3. AXIOS: "The Senate's “too-big-to-fail" bipartisan infrastructure plan" 4. AXIOS: "Court blocks California assault weapons ban repeal" 5. AUDIO: Las Vegas Raiders Defensive End Carl Nassib comes out as gay Leslie is then joined by Karim Zidan, an investigative journalist for 'Right Wing Watch,' a project of People For the American Way dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities and rhetoric of right-wing activists and organizations in order to expose their extreme agenda. Leslie and Karim discuss how the far-right has transformed online since the January 6th Capitol insurrection. The website for Right Wing Watch is www.RightWingWatch.org and their Twitter handle is @RightWingWatch.  Karim's handle is @ZidanSports.

    Infrastructure, Filibuster, and the U.S. Economy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 41:57


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Sarah Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA. The two discuss the infrastructure package negotiations going on in the U.S. Senate, the filibuster, Senator Joe Manchin, and whether the House of Representatives should open their own investigation into the January 6th Capitol insurrection.  Sarah is a 2 time Telly Award winner, and now hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. The website for PoliticusUSA is www.PoliticusUSA.com and their Twitter handle is @PoliticusUSA. Sarah's handle is @PoliticusSarah. During the second half of the show, Brad is joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro.  Dr. Shapiro is the Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm and a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. The two analyze the state of the U.S. economy, GDP projections, inflation, and how President Biden's infrastructure plan would affect the economy. Dr. Shapiro is an internationally-known economist who has advised, among others, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and then U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He was Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs in the Clinton Administration. His website is Sonecon.com and his Twitter handle is @RobShapiro.   Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mrGmwEkqQWxy


    Gun Violence Awareness Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 41:12

    Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. During today's show they discuss how this month is gun violence awareness month, a time to reflect on the gun violence epidemic that plagues this country and disproportionately harms Black and Brown communities. Last year—a year that saw many Americans struggling with loss of family and friends, life-altering illness, and economic crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic—was also the deadliest year for gun violence for decades, according to the Washington Post. And this year is looking even worse. Thus far in 2021, gun violence killed more than 8,100 people in the United States. Since gun violence can take many different forms—from domestic violence to mass shootings to police violence—we also need solutions to gun violence to be multilayered and multifaceted. Although progress has been made in spreading awareness of the crisis and the harms perpetrated by the gun industry, it has remained extremely difficult to make significant progress to end the gun violence epidemic at the federal level—despite the fact that a majority of Americans support legislative reforms to prevent gun violence. To discuss what the takeaways from this gun violence awareness month should be and how people can get involved in addressing this epidemic moving forward, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by two expert guests.  They are Bella D'Alacio, Federal Policy Associate for "March for Our Lives" and Greg Jackson, National Advocacy Director for the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF). Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Bella D'Alacio's Twitter handle is @bella_dalacio and the handle for March for Our Lives  is @AMarch4OurLives.  Greg Jackson's Twitter handle is @GregoryJackson and the handle for the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF) is @CJACTIONFUND.

    Infrastructure and American Workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 42:48

    Leslie is joined by Roy Houseman, Legislative Director for the United Steelworkers. The two discuss infrastructure and American workers.   When President Biden unveiled his 'American Jobs Plan' he took an expansive view of infrastructure that would help address some of the most pressing problems facing the country. Earlier this month, House Democrats unveiled their latest plan, a bill proposed by the members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that would address parts of the 'American Jobs Plan.' Last week, the bill passed out of committee.  President Biden is committed to reach a bipartisan solution, but by and large Republican counter-offers have so far been inadequate to address the scope of what the country needs. As these talks progress, it's important that both sides keep their eye on the most important piece of an infrastructure investment: the American people. There is enormous potential here not only to make American communities safer, but also create millions of jobs. To do this, America will need to ensure this spending bolsters our critical supply chains and that the work relies on domestic procurement. Done right, this legislation can also help to ensure that American workers are poised to take on the jobs of the future. Roy Houseman has been a part of the union's legislative and policy department since 2011, working on a broad array of issues including trade and pensions. Before coming to Washington, D.C., Roy worked at the former Smurfit-Stone paper mill in Missoula, Montana, serving as president of USW Local 885. After a trade related mill closure in 2010, he completed a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Montana using Trade Adjustment Assistance benefits. Roy's efforts on aiding steelworkers qualify for Trade Adjustment Benefits has qualified over 10,000 union members across the country for work training because of trade impacts. The website for the USW is USW.org and their handle on Twitter and Instagram is @steelworkers.

    Future Proofing the Presidency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 41:56


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns.  His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Abdallah Fayyad, an opinion writer and Editorial Board member at The Boston Globe.  The two discuss a new series from the Globe's editorial board, titled, "Future-proofing the presidency." The series explains that "Donald Trump brought our democracy to the brink and exposed its weak spots," then lays out "how to thwart the next American tyrant." Abdallah was previously a researcher at The Atlantic, and holds a degree in economics from American University.  His Twitter handle is @Abdallah_Fayyad. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tim Zenk and Mark Grimaldi.  The roundtable discusses infrastructure negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans, and how Democrats should go about making sure that climate provisions stay in any infrastructure legislation.  Also, following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comment today that he would not allow President Biden to fill any open Supreme Court seats if Republicans take back the Senate in the 2022 Midterms, the panel examines whether 82-year old liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire while Democrats hold the Presidency and the majority in the Senate.   Tim is a Principle at 'Molecule,' a business and public affairs company, a former Democratic staffer, and a well known renewable energy expert. His Twitter handle is @greencrude. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years.  He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020).  Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research.  His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.'  He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1DXxyRAZOMyKM


    Combating Gun Violence, Trump's Reappearance, Manchin Roadblocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 42:12


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Greg Jackson Jr., National Advocacy Director of the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF), a nonprofit organization building power for and with communities of color to end gun violence. CJAF is changing the conversation on gun violence prevention by leading with the people closest to the pain of everyday gun violence.   The two have a broad discussion on the gun violence epidemic in America.  They talk about which Americans it disproportionately affects, how to reduce gun violence, and how to change from a punitive approach to a preventative approach in combating this epidemic.   The Twitter handle for the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF) is @CJACTIONFUND. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses whether former President Trump's reappearance into the public eye helps or hurts Congressional Republicans, what President Biden should do about Senator Joe Manchin's continued support for the Senate filibuster, and whether Congress should be investigating the Capitol insurrection while the Justice Department is already doing so. Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout. Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1ynJOBpqPwkGR Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/1388232528220412


    Pride month + LGBTQ Youth Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 40:22

    Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. During today's show they discuss June being Pride month, which commemorates the Stonewall Riots of June 1969—a movement led by trans women of color in response to police violence towards LGBTQ+ patrons at the Stonewall Inn.  Pride Month is a time to celebrate the lives of LGBTQ people throughout history, reflect on the progress of past decades, and recommit to the fight for true equality for all LGBTQ people.  To discuss what's happening during Pride Month 2021 and the issues impacting young LGBTQ people today, Edwith and Charlotte are joined by two expert guests: Sam Brinton, vice president of advocacy and government affairs at the Trevor Project, and Sharita Gruberg, vice president of the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Sam Brinton's Twitter handle is @sbrinton and the handle for the Trevor Project is @TrevorProject.  Sharita Gruberg's Twitter handle is @SharitaGruberg and the handle for the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project at The Center for American Progress is @LGBTQProgress.

    Peloton's Made In USA Investment, Steel Overcapacity, Ford Lightning

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 42:21

    Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. The two discuss Peloton's new $400 million dollar investment in 'Made in America' manufacturing, the U.S. and E.U.'s diplomatic talks to address steel overcapacity, and President Biden taking a test drive of the new Ford Lightning. The AAM website is AmericanManufacturing.org and their Twitter handle is @KeepItMadeInUSA. Scott's handle is @ScottPaulAAM.

    Trump Legal Problems, Challenge To Roe V Wade, Police Reform

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 40:25


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Paul Lisnek, a multi-Emmy, Cablefax, Telly and Beacon Award winning television host and analyst. Paul has been the political analyst for WGN-TV since 2008, appearing on all the station's newscasts discussing political issues of the day. He is the host of Politics Tonight on CLTV, on which he interviews the leading political figures in the city, state and country, and also serves as a fill-in anchor. Paul has interviewed presidents, governors, senators, congressmen, local representatives and mayors too numerous to count over the last 25 years. His Twitter handle is @PaulLisnek. Paul and Brad break down the New York Attorney General's criminal investigation into the Trump organization, the new Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade, and the latest news on Congress putting together a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Will Jawando and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses police reform efforts, changing COVID mask requirements, and the prospects of President Biden's 'American Jobs Plan' becoming law. Will Jawando is Councilmember At-Large for Montgomery County, Maryland.  Described as “the progressive leader we need” by revered civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, Will has worked with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Sherrod Brown, and then-Senator Barack Obama. During the 8-year Obama Administration, Will had the honor of serving as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, followed by a position as an advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the U.S. Department of Education. Will's handle on both Twitter and Instagram is @WillJawando. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1nAKELZALyaxL  


    New York Criminal Investigation Into The Trump Organization

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 44:12

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.  Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. AXIOS: "Biden signs anti-Asian hate crimes bill into law" 2. NEW YORK TIMES: "The pandemic may now be in permanent retreat in the U.S." 3. USA TODAY: "Fact check: Businesses can legally ask if patrons have been vaccinated. HIPAA does not apply." 4. AXIOS: "Policing task force calls for national training standards" 5. WASHINGTON POST: "Arizona secretary of state says Maricopa County should replace voting equipment because GOP-backed recount compromised its security" Leslie is then joined by Elie Honig, CNN Senior Legal Analyst and a former Federal and State Prosecutor.  Elie is also Author of the upcoming book, "Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Justice Department," which will be released on July 6th and is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.  The new book exposes William Barr as the most corrupt attorney general in modern U.S. history, with stunning new scandals bubbling to the surface even after Barr's departure from office.  Leslie and Elie analyze New York Attorney General Letitia James joining the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization.  They also discuss the news that the Trump Justice Department secretly obtained CNN reporter Barbara Starr's email and phone records. Elie's handle on Twitter and Instagram is @ElieHonig.

    What Do Recent College Affordability Proposals Mean For Young People?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 41:53

    Today's guest hosts are Edwith Theogene and Charlotte Hancock, Organizing Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. During today's show they discuss how four different proposals have been released in the past month that aim to make college affordable and accessible and prevent students from having to choose between obtaining higher education and going into debt. These proposals represent significant progress on the issue of college affordability, and are a testament to the hard work that advocates have put into ending the student debt crisis and addressing its root causes.  The four proposals share common elements—including federal-state partnerships and crucial investments in historically underfunded HBCUs, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, and expanding financial aid eligibility to DREAMers. The American Families Plan proposed by the Biden-Harris administration would also make public community colleges free for students, and provide two years of subsidized tuition at HBCUs, TCUs, and MSIs. To talk with Edwith and Charlotte more about what these proposals represent for the college affordability crisis and where we should go from here, they are joined by two expert guests.  They are Antoinette Flores, managing director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, and Russell Boyd, national field organizer for the NAACP Youth & College division.  Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Edwith Theogene's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Antoinette Flores' Twitter handle is @TheToniFlores and the handle for the Center for American Progress Higher Education Team is @CAPHigherEd.  The Twitter handle for the NAACP Youth & College Division is @NAACPYC_.

    New SCOTUS Threat to Roe v. Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 42:36

    Leslie begins the show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories she covers during the segment: 1A. AXIOS: "McCarthy comes out against bipartisan deal on Jan. 6 commission" 1B. AUDIO: Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries on House Minority Leader McCarthy opposing bipartisan commission to investigate January 6th insurrection 2A. AXIOS: "GOP-led Arizona board calls for end to election audit" 2B. AUDIO: GOP Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates says it's clear that Joe Biden won Maricopa County in 2020  3. AXIOS: "Child tax credits from COVID relief plan to begin arriving July 15" 4. AXIOS: "IEA analysis charts "narrow" pathway to Paris climate goal" 5. AXIOS: "Death toll in Myanmar military's crackdown surpasses 800" 6. AXIOS: "Rep. Val Demings to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate seat" Leslie is then joined by Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at Vox, where he focuses on the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the decline of liberal democracy in the United States.  Ian is the author of "The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America," and  "Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted."  The two discuss Ian's two latest pieces for Vox.com, which are: 1. "The Supreme Court just took a case that poses a major threat to Roe v. Wade." (https://www.vox.com/2021/5/17/22233440/supreme-court-abortion-roe-wade-dobbs-jackson-womens-health-amy-coney-barrett) 2. "Joe Manchin says he needs Republicans to support voting rights. He found one."(https://www.vox.com/22440928/joe-manchin-lisa-murkowski-voting-rights-act-senate-republicans-bipartisan-filibuster) Ian previously clerked for Judge Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served as a 'Teach For America' corps member in the Mississippi Delta. His Twitter handle is @imillhiser.

    Police Reform, Violence In Gaza, Colonial Pipeline Hack

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 42:00

    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Rocio Zamora, a Policy Advocate with the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), which works to build an abolitionist, youth-led movement to end police terror, mass incarceration and criminalization of youth of color.  Rocio is also a member of the 'STOP Police Terror Coalition of California,' which is a statewide Coalition of impacted family members whose loved ones were killed by law enforcement.   Brad and Rocio discuss re-imagining public safety by reforming the police forces of California and the entire United States.   There are two specific bills that Rocio and her organizations are working to help get passed in California, which could become models for the entire country. Those two bills are California's 'SB-2' and 'AB-118.'  SB-2 would create a decertification process for rogue officers and is intended to give victims of police violence a better shot in civil court. AB-118, also known as the CRISES Act, would fund emergency response programs that are not handled by police. The website for the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is youthjusticela.org and their Twitter handle is @YouthJusticeLA.  The Twitter handle for the 'STOP Police Terror Coalition of California' is @STOPCoalitionCA. During the second half of the show, Brad is joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.  He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel. Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze what is causing the current conflict in the Gaza strip between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as what role the U.S. is playing in trying to broker a peace deal between the two sides.  Colonel Leighton also explains the significance of the Colonial Pipeline hack here in the United States. Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1MYxNmPDDWXJw Or here on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/339325540948688

    Police Reform In Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 42:24

    Leslie begins the show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories she covers during the segment: 1. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes" 2. AXIOS: "FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds" 3. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response" 4. AXIOS: "HHS restores Obama-era transgender health care protections" Leslie is then joined by Atiba Madyun, President/CEO of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy.  Leslie and Atiba discuss police reform, including the tentative bipartisan agreement reached in Congress on no-knock warrants, banning chokeholds (except in life threatening situations), and limits on Defense Department equipment sent to Police. Atiba Madyun is the former Division Director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, as well as the author of the novel 'Saving Grace,' which is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.His website is AtibaMadyun.com and his Twitter handle is @AtibaMadyun.

    Progressives' Response to Biden's First 100 Days; Liz Cheney and the GOP's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 40:23


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns.  His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by John Nichols, the National Political Correspondent for 'The Nation,' and Author of the new book, "The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party."  (Available for purchase here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48624170-the-fight-for-the-soul-of-the-democratic-party) John's Twitter handle is @NicholsUprising. Brad and John discuss three of John's recent pieces for 'The Nation.'  They are: 1. "Jamaal Bowman Explains How Progressives Will Make Biden's Presidency Even Bolder" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/biden-jamaal-bowman-response/) 2. "Expand the US House of Representatives" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/house-representatives-census/) 3. "Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/liz-cheney-trump/) During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi.  The roundtable discusses Congresswoman Liz Cheney being demoted as the third most powerful House Republican by her GOP colleagues because she said that the party should not be a cult of personality focused on pleasing Donald Trump, that the 2020 election was not stolen from Trump, and that the GOP cannot whitewash the Jan. 6th insurrection.  The roundtable also breaks down a new AP-NORC poll showing that President Biden has a 63% job approval rating, including a 71% approval rating for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic (with 47% of Republicans approving of Biden's pandemic response). Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress.  In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout.  Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OyKAEpepYqKb Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/2936311913318397


    Can the U.S. Meet President Biden's Latest Vaccination Goal?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 42:11

    With Mother's Day being this Sunday, Leslie begins the show with a brief monologue on what it's been like to be a Mother during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next, Leslie gives her take on today's news in her 'Ripped from the Headlines' segment. Here are the stories that she covered: 1. AXIOS: "U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations" 2. AXIOS: "Coronavirus cases hit a seven-month low" 3. POLITICO: "Hunger rates plummet after two rounds of stimulus" 4. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against" Then, Leslie is joined by Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Bollinger holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing. They discuss and analyze President Biden's new goal of having 70% of American adults receive at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4th.   Dr. Bollinger also shares his expertise on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, how long he believes masks will be necessary, and other COVID-19 info.  Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE). Their website is main.ccghe.net and their Facebook page is Facebook.com/CCGHE. 

    Connection Between Abortion and Economic Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 41:59

    Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. They discuss the intersection between two core issues impacting women and people who can become pregnant—abortion bans and economic injustice. At Generation Progress, they apply a reproductive justice framework (a term coined by a group of Black women in 1994) to all of the issues that they work on, understanding that the freedom to decide if, when, and how to have children is inextricably linked to issues like climate change, criminal justice reform, and immigration. Recently, their team has been working on a campaign to illustrate the connections between the need for access to abortion to the need to end the student debt crisis, both of which disproportionately impact women. Over the past year in the U.S., as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have experienced an economic recession that has hit women and people of color the hardest. Adding that on top of the student debt crisis, which also disproportionately impacts women and people of color, and an uptick in attempts to restrict or deny access to abortion—it's clear that reproductive and economic freedom are in jeopardy for women and people who can become pregnant. To talk with Brent and Charlotte about the intersection between reproductive freedom and economic stability further, they're joined by two expert guests. They are Ravina Daphtary, the abortion coverage campaign co-director at All* Above All, and Robin Bleiweis, a research associate focused on women's economic security at the Center for American Progress. Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  The Twitter handle for All* Above All is @AllAboveAll and the handle for the Center for American Progress Women's Initiative is @CAPWomen.

    America's Changing Attitude On Government Helping People

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 41:17

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she covered:   1. AXIOS: "Some experts now say U.S. unlikely to reach herd immunity" 2. AXIOS: "White House to redirect unordered vaccines to states where demand is higher" 3. AXIOS: "Biden to raise refugee cap to 62,500" 4. NEW YORK TIMES: "Business Coalitions to Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions in Texas" 5. AXIOS: "Garland asks Congress for $85 million in extra funding to fight domestic terrorism" 6. AXIOS: "Top general no longer opposes change in sexual assault policy" 7. THE DAILY BEAST: "Kevin McCarthy Seems to Suggest Liz Cheney Is Toast: She's Not ‘Carrying Out the Message'" During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Olivier Knox, new Anchor of 'The Daily 202' at The Washington Post, a midday newsletter about politics and policy. They discuss how, as Olivier notes in 'The Daily 202,' "the pandemic has accelerated a trend toward Americans as a whole worrying less about soaring deficits and the swelling national debt and more about how much government can help its citizens." They also touch on Olivier's recent piece titled, "Biden tries to preempt ‘class warfare' attacks on tax plans." Olivier's Twitter handle is @OKnox, and the website for 'The Daily 202' is TinyURL.com/TheDaily202.

    Getting Into 'Good Trouble' for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 41:55


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen's Democracy Is For People campaign, where he works to build a national movement for our democracy by building grassroots support nationwide to get money out of politics and ensure all voters have access to the ballot.   The two discuss how the Late Congressman John Lewis shed his blood crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Fight for Black voters and Voters of Color to participate in America's electoral Process and the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. They also highlight how today voting rights are under attack nationally by state legislators introducing and passing laws to put up barriers to our participation in elections.  In response, Americans are coming together to fight back. Meanwhile, special interests and Billionaires are spending unlimited amounts of money to buy our elections. In a call to action on this subject, on May 8th Votercades (Motorcades) around the country will demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and D.C. Statehood, and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – and one of the last vestiges of slavery – the filibuster!      The website to see if there is a 'Votercade' in your area is johnlewisdayofaction.org. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tara Devlin and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable analyzes the surprising bold progressivism displayed by President Biden during his first 100 days in the oval office.  They also discuss how we are ever going to unify this nation when the Republican Party is now just, as Tara puts it, "an anti-democratic cult that is undeterred in spreading its Big LIE, and doing all they can to ensure that there is no accountability for the lying insurrectionist traitor, Donald Trump, and his lying enablers like Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, etc." Tara Devlin is a New York City based comedian, writer, and host of the unapologetically-liberal podcast "TARABUSTER.” Tarabuster is 5-star viewer-reviewed and 100% viewer-supported. Help keep the REAL liberal media going – and growing – by becoming a Patron of Tarabuster at Patreon.com/TaraDevlin. You can follow Tara on Twitter at @REALTaraDevlin and on Instagram at @Taradackty. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad is on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon and watch his previous 'Deadline D.C.' broadcasts at www.Periscope.TV/BradBannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1LyGBdAMrpyxN Or here on Facebook Live: tinyurl.com/BradFacebook5321


    Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 42:00

    Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America's leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. The two discuss President Biden's joint address to Congress, the 'American Jobs Plan,' infrastructure, manufacturing, 'Buy American' requirements, green jobs and more. The AAM website is AmericanManufacturing.org and their Twitter handle is @KeepItMadeInUSA. Scott's handle is @ScottPaulAAM. 

    Breaking Down President Biden's Tax Proposals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 41:14

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she covered: 1. NBC NEWS: "Florida Senate advances bill that includes limits on voting by mail, drop boxes" 2. AXIOS: "CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outside" 3. AXIOS: "Pfizer CEO: Oral drug to prevent COVID-19 could be ready next year" 4. AXIOS: "Biden to sign $15 minimum wage executive order for federal contractors" 5. CNBC: "Biden's 100-day stock market performance is the hottest going back to the 1950s" 6. FORBES: "Amy Coney Barrett Rebuffs Demands To Recuse From Dark Money Case Involving Group That Supported Her Confirmation" During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Erica Payne, President and Founder of the Agenda Project and the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans committed to making all Americans better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation, and ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Erica is also co-author of the new book, "Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer." Leslie and Erica analyze President Biden's plan to hike corporate taxes over the next 15 years to raise about $2 trillion for his sweeping jobs and infrastructure proposal.  They also discuss Erica's new book, "Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer." The website for the Patriotic Millionaires is PatrioticMillionaires.org, their Twitter handle is @PatrioticMills their Instagram handle is @PatrioticMillionaires.

    Biden's First 100 Days, Diversity In His Administration

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 41:00

    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of the 'Cook Political Report.' His Twitter handle is @CharlieCookDC. The two discuss President Biden's accomplishments during his first 100 days in the oval office, what he can do to help heal a deeply divided America, whether the GOP has been effective as an opposition party, and what the Democratic and Republican prospects look like heading into the 2022 Midterm elections. During the second half of the show, Brad chats with Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC.  They talk about diversity in the Biden administration, whether the Derek Chauvin murder conviction will help to heal a divided America, the politics of last night's Oscar Awards, and the legacy of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who passed away last week. Demlist is a free national daily political column, calendar and resource site for Democrats and allies - a unique, central source that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism.  You can find out more about them at DemList.com and follow them on Twitter @TheDemList. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BdGYYOXZLlGX

    Earth Day and the Fight For Environmental Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 39:31

    Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Edwith Theogene, Executive Director and Organizing Director for Generation Progress. Tomorrow is Earth Day, which means activists, policymakers, and organizations throughout the country are using this week to draw attention to the fight against climate change and for environmental justice.  Young people have long been leaders in this fight, and their desire for action on the climate crisis was a strong motivator for their high voter turnout in the election last November. Acting on this clear directive from voters, the Biden administration has taken several steps over the last few months to reinstate key environmental protections and work towards environmental justice. To talk more about environmental justice and what it would mean for different communities, Brent and Edwith are joined by two expert guests, Osub Ahmed, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress Women's Initiative, and Connor Kalāhiki, Changemaker, New Deal for Youth Initiative at Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Edwith Theogene's handle is @WhoIsEdwith.  Osub Ahmed's Twitter handle is @osubahmed and the handle for the Center for American Progress Women's Initiative is @ CAPWomen.  The handle for the New Deal for Youth Initiative at Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is @NewDeal4Youth.

    Honoring Workers Lost to COVID-19 and Other Job Hazards Ahead of Workers Memorial Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 41:58

    Leslie is joined by Steve Sallman, Director of the United Steelworkers (USW) Health, Safety and Environment Department. Ahead of next week's Worker's Memorial Day, Leslie and Steve discuss and honor workers lost to COVID-19, and other occupational hazards. Workers' Memorial Day is marked every year on April 28th to honor and remember the workers killed, injured, disabled and made ill from exposures to hazards at work. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's Workers Memorial Day is like no other experienced in the United States, Canada and globally. There are unknown numbers of workers who have died from COVID-19. Some were essential workers, and many have contracted it at work during these unprecedented times. We mourn and fight for them, and the loss of all victims of this cruel disease. We may never know the real statistics as it relates to occupational exposure, but the public statistics as of today are bleak: •           142,237,637 Global Confirmed cases •           3,033,084 Global Deaths  •           31,739,932 U.S. Confirmed cases •           567,736 U.S. Deaths During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have and continue to risk their lives and thousands have died. The Guardian recently reported that more than 3,600 American health care workers have died of COVID-19 in the line of work since mid-March of last year.     - Most who died were under the age of 60 (despite the median age of death from Covid-19 in the general population being 78)     - The majority of health care workers who died from COVID-19 were people of color     - A large number of those who died were worried about not having enough personal protective equipment (PPE) Workers in other essential industries have also suffered disproportionately from COVID-19, facing a 20% greater chance of dying during the pandemic than before it.Last summer, food processing facilities became COVID hotspots as workers performed job duties in close proximity for prolonged amounts of time. On top of this, there seemed to be a callous disregard for the danger workers put themselves in each day including an independent investigation finding that managers at a Tyson plant were placing bets on how many workers would get infected.  We know this public crisis is also an occupational crisis. Since the beginning of this pandemic, the USW and other unions have strived to make workplaces and workers safer. Ever since the pandemic started, unions pushed OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard that would require employers to provide infectious disease preparedness and response plans for employees. The USW also worked with employers across their industries making a series of common sense recommendations and some employers have been taking steps to keep workers safe with the assistance of the USW with Recommended Controls to Reduce Worker Exposures to COVID-19 and fought to make sure workers have access to PPE. The Biden administration is doing important work keeping workers safe and crucially, OSHA is no longer missing in action. OSHA has a new targeted program, but they will also prioritize opening inspections to complaints from high hazard worksites including health care, meat and more. President Biden's American Rescue Plan included much needed funding for expanded testing, contact tracing and research as well as for PPE. It provided for vaccine supplies and distribution. All of this helps keep workers and their families safer. COVID-19 has certainly dominated the discussion and we must remember, we still have many other hazards that are killing, injuring and making workers ill. This year OSHA, which was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, turns 50, first opening its doors on April 28, 1971. During its initial decade, OSHA issued the first standards for asbestos, lead, carcinogens, and cotton dust. The OSHA Training Institute, safety and health training grants, the On-Site Consultation Program, State Plans, and whistleblower protections for workplace safety are also established. As we reflect on 50 years of history, there remains much to do, including a critical need to undo what the Trump administration did to the Chemical Safety Board, which plays a critical role in worker safety.  “Former President Trump spent four years undermining the Chemical Safety Board and left office with only one member remaining on this five-person board,” U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D., Del.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which oversees the CSB, said in a statement. “Without a quorum, the board is currently hampered in its ability to effectively do its job.” Carper, an ally of President Joe Biden's, said he looks forward to working with the administration to fill the CSB vacancies soon “so that the board can get back to its mission of keeping communities and workers safe.” But the wheels of Congress move slowly, and even if the administration nominates board members quickly, it typically takes many months to vet and approve appointments. Workers' Memorial Day the USW is a time not only to honor not only those who lost their lives either because of a workplace incident or COVID exposure, but also to recommit ourselves to renew the promise of safe jobs for all workers. The website for the United Steelworkers is USW.org and their handle on both Twitter and Instagram is @steelworkers.

    Violence In A Divided America; Previewing Biden's Earth Day Climate Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 41:52

    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Atiba Madyun, President/CEO of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. Brad and Atiba discuss police violence toward African-Americans, as well as how President Biden has done addressing racial inequality in America during his time in office thus far. Atiba Madyun is the former Division Director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, as well as the author of the novel 'Saving Grace,' which is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.  His website is AtibaMadyun.com and his Twitter handle is @AtibaMadyun. During the second half of the show, Brad is joined by Bob Deans, Director of Strategic Engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council, which combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild. The two preview President Biden's Earth Day Climate Summit, analyze the dangers that climate change poses to our planet and our country, and describe what a great opportunity this is to create the good-paying green jobs of the future right now. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1vOxwEVjpXWGB

    Biden Calls for Summit With Russia As Their Conflict With Ukraine Escalates

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 41:36

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she covered: 1. AXIOS: "FDA expects J&J vaccine pause to last "a matter of days" 2. AXIOS: "Fallout over Daunte Wright shooting continues" 3. AXIOS: "Obama: Daunte Wright shooting shows "just how badly we need to reimagine policing"" 4. AXIOS: "Virginia AG launches civil rights probe into pepper-spraying of Army officer"  During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Col. Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations. They discuss President Biden proposing a joint summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as Biden's warnings to Putin during a phone call with him today about Ukraine, cyber intrusions, and election interference.  Leslie and Colonel Leighton also analyze Russia moving 40,000 troops to their border with Ukraine, and moving 40,000 more troops to Crimea, the region that Putin unilaterally annexed away from Ukraine and declared Russian in 2014.  Colonel Leighton's Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton, and his website is CedricLeighton.com.

    Evaluating Press Coverage of President Biden, His Budget Proposal, and Governing Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 44:01


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Sarah Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA. The two discuss the press coverage of President Biden compared to the coverage of former President Trump, Biden's first budget proposal, and his Supreme Court reform commission. Sarah is a 2 time Telly Award winner, and now hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. The website for PoliticusUSA is www.PoliticusUSA.com and their Twitter handle is @PoliticusUSA. Sarah's handle is @PoliticusSarah. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Morgan Stahr and Mark Grimaldi.  The roundtable discusses whether the American people would elect additional Senate Democrats during the 2022 midterms if President Biden is able to stop the COVID-19 pandemic and jumpstart the economy by then.  They also talk about how President Biden can govern despite an inflexible Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) when it comes to filibuster reform and many other initiatives that the President would like to enact. Morgan Stahr serves as a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Blue Future, the largest youth-led political action committee in America.  At Blue Future, Morgan focuses on leadership development, managing the Progress and Change programs, and supporting organizers in professional development.  Her Twitter handle is @_MorganStahr. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President-Elect Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. Watch a video broadcast of the show here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1YpKkzLWyOXxj


    Second Chance Month and the Impact Of Collateral Consequences on Young Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 41:59

    Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress. We are now almost a week into the month of April, which Generation Progress—and many in the criminal justice reform space—recognize each year as Second Chance Month. Second Chance Month is an opportunity to examine the impacts of collateral consequences for justice-involved people and work towards solutions that would allow these individuals to move forward with their lives and realize their full potential. To talk with Brent and Charlotte more about collateral consequences, how they impact young people, and what can be done to mitigate their impact, they're joined by two expert guests.  They are Hakim Crampton, a movement and capacity building specialist with JustLeadershipUSA, and Duy Pham, a policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  Hakim Crampton's Twitter handle is @SpokenFlowPoet and the handle for JustLeadersUSAis @JustLeadersUSA.  Duy Pham's handle is @DPhamK and the handle for CLASP is @CLASP_DC.

    Biden Infrastructure and the U.S. Economy; Georgia's Voter Suppression Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 42:00


    The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His new show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET. Brad is first joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro is the Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm and a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. The two discuss President Biden's infrastructure plan and the state of the U.S. economy. Dr. Shapiro is an internationally-known economist who has advised, among others, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and then U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  He was Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs in the Clinton Administration. His website is Sonecon.com and his Twitter handle is @RobShapiro. During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses Georgia's new voter suppression law (SB202).  The law "gives state-level officials the authority to usurp the powers of county election boards — allowing the Republican-dominated state government to potentially disqualify voters in Democratic-leaning areas. It criminalizes the provision of food and water to voters waiting in line, in a state where lines are notoriously long in heavily nonwhite precincts. It requires ID for absentee ballots and limits the placement of ballot drop boxes." - per Vox.com Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout.Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith. Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi. Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles. You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OwxWVWgZPVJQ Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/183397130264055


    Lawsuit Challenges Georgia's New SB202 Voter Suppression Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 42:27

    Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment. Here are the stories that she gave her take on: 1. AUDIO: 911 call played today at Derek Chauvin trial of witness who called 911 on the officers at the scene because he believed he "witnessed a murder"  2. AXIOS: "Report: 67% of students who planned school shootings had "potential access" to guns" 3. AXIOS: "Biden announces new actions to combat anti-Asian violence" 4. AXIOS: "Biden's spending plans could remake the economy, says Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz" 5. AXIOS: "Biden's big, global climate power play" 6. AXIOS: "Biden to nominate groundbreaking first slate of federal judges" Leslie is then joined by Damon Hewitt, Acting President and Executive Director of the National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee), who leads one of the country's most important and long-tenured national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all. They discuss a federal lawsuit filed by the Lawyers' Committee and other pro-democracy groups, which says that Georgia's new SB202 law is a culmination of concerted efforts to suppress the participation of black voters and other voters of color.  The groups allege that SB202 threatens the right to vote of all Georgians, but that its most negative impacts will be felt by communities that were specifically targeted by the Georgia State Legislature. The website for the Lawyers' Committee is lawyerscommittee.org and their Twitter handle is @LawyersComm.  Damon's handle is @DamonTHewitt. Additionally,  the Lawyers' Committee powers '866-OUR-VOTE,' which is working 365 days a year to advance and defend your right to vote. You can call 866-OUR-VOTE with your voting questions and issues. Their website is 866OURVOTE.org.

    Reaction to Secretary Buttigieg's 1st Congressional Hearing; AR-15 Used In Another Mass Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 42:01

    Leslie is joined by two great guests on two timely topics. First, she's joined by Greg Regan, President of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 33 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation. Greg gives an analysis of Pete Buttigieg's first congressional hearing as Secretary of Transportation.  This includes a discussion of infrastructure, unmet congressional mandates, and more. The website for the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO is ttd.org and their Twitter handle is @TTDAFLCIO. Leslie's other guest during this episode is Mansoor Shams, a Muslim American U.S. Marine Veteran, Public Speaker, and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also the founder of MuslimMarine.org, where he uses his platform to bridge gaps, create cross cultural understanding and counter hate, bigotry, and Islamophobia through education, conversation and dialogue. They analyze the fact that an AR-15 style weapon has been used in yet another mass shooting (this time in Boulder, Colorado) and Mansoor highlights how similar the AR-15 is to the M-16 he used while in the Marine Corps.  They also examine how the weapon used in the Boulder, Colorado shooting was banned in the area, but then just days before the shooting, the assault weapons ban covering that weapon was lifted.Lastly, as a practicing Muslim, Mansoor explains how it was painful to see Islamophobia rear its ugly head after it was discovered that the shooter in Boulder, Colorado had a Arab sounding name, resulting in some condemning the entire religion of Islam. Mansoor's Twitter handle is @MansoorTShams.  The tagline for MuslimMarine.org is “unifying people through conversation."

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