Tonight on the Last Word: Rep. Adam Schiff condemns “insurrectionists in suits and ties.” Also, the Justice Department and the state of Texas battle over the restrictive abortion ban. Plus, progressive and moderate Democrats debate President Biden's spending plan. And Rep. Jayapal says the Progressive Caucus is open to “paring down” priorities. Rep. Adam Schiff, Shannon Selden, Eugene Robinson, John Heilemann and Jason Furman join Lawrence O'Donnell.
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Kathy Lambert apologizes, but why // Jayapal says people were trying to kill her and Pelosi on Jan 6 // Fauci the Almighty says Halloween is allowed // GUEST: Mike Solan, SPD Guild President, says vaccination mandate is another attempt at defunding police See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What's Trending: An update on how many SPD officers that have not submitted vaccine paperwork, repeat offenders continue to control Seattle, and Pramila Jayapal gets slammed by WaPo's fact checker. Sweden suspends Moderna vaccine for those 30 and under. Rantz had a hex put on him. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Americans are asking "Who is running the show?" Clearly not Joe Biden. In today's podcast, Savage proves that it's none other than the most dangerous man in America: Bernie Sanders, who masquerades as a nice old guy from Brooklyn but actually a longstanding communist and antisemite who hates America. Sanders is behind AOC, Jayapal and other "front men" who pushed for a $6 trillion aid package. Savage reminds us that a brutal regime CAN happen here, and relates the story of a young Iranian locked up and tortured for two years, just for helping Israel find bomb-sniffing dogs. That man's family goes back 2500 years in Iran, and yet he was not immune. Is anyone immune? No, including the facile & pampered Anderson Cooper of CNN. Mao had the Red Guard; Pol Pot had the Khmer Rouge. Who will be the indoctrinated killers here? The 100s of 1000s of illegal immigrants Joe is letting in? We know that not one of them will write a musical piece of celestial beauty like Beethoven's 7th Symphony. These days Savage drives around with Beethoven on max volume. The podcast ends on an encouraging note. We must get back to basics! In 1787 Benjamin Franklin wrote that God had answered our prayers for peace and a new nation. Today, WE must rely on the religious and moral principles flowing from the old and new testaments, that guided Franklin and the other Founders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clay and Buck revisit Fauci's flip-flop on Christmas. New Zealand admits lockdown failed to achieve covid zero. Biden answer on Sinema. Jayapal on budget: It's not about the price. Buck's review of his first big-time college football game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2PM - The Big Lead // Jayapal says progressives will reduce $3.5T spending demand // 400,000 illegals about to enter the country // Goodbye, single-use plastic bags // Prof sues UCLA ‘over suspension for not grading black students more leniently' // Awesome Audio of the Week See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this podcast Savage takes aim at Pelosi & Biden: Pandering to manufactured cry of "diversity", but their goal is to consolidate power forever in a corrupt oligarchy. With frightening speed we are seeing complete overrun of our borders, draconian mandates made by Biden in a dream world. He has neutralized police and released thugs onto the streets. He has neutralized the military with the focus on 'woke', locking up the one marine who dared comment, and giving the military a huge black eye in Afghanistan. That is Step one of a communist revolution. Step two is a revolution of gangsters robbing the treasury. Biden & Pelosi are reverse "robin hood" personnas, robbing from the middle class to give to the rich and the poor. Middle of the road? Hardly! Last week Biden laughed and said "I used to be a moderate". Maybe Biden is not as demented as he acts? Step three, pile on debt. TRICKLE UP POVERTY, the best book title in history, is happening all over again. Who is this congresswoman Jayapal? Only the most evil woman in America at this time. She pushed to lift communication restrictions on imprisoned terrorists in India. A prime example of the Muslim sisterhood around the world. A long time "labor leader" and "strategist". Now she's behind the 3.5T infrastructure bill. Not building back better, but destroying as fast as she can. Where will the $3.5T bailout go? Much of it will go to capitalists who suddenly have become socialists. Hitler won only 33% of vote but consolidated control by buying off the big industrialists. Sound familiar? Google, Microsoft, Amazon, paying little to no taxes? Joe Biden says it costs 0 dollars but that's because he's a liar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with the wait to see if Speaker Pelosi will bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor for a vote on Thursday night, which per her history, Pelosi would likely only do if it will pass. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then, the select committee on Jan. 6 is moving forward in high gear issuing 11 new subpoenas Wednesday night to those involved in planning, promoting and financing the rallies that precipitated the siege on the Capitol, including the so-called “Stop the Steal” rally. Rep. Adam Schiff of California joins The ReidOut on these developments. Plus: There is a new Republican figure looming over the politics landscape -- Glenn Youngkin, the Republican running for governor of Virginia against Democratic former governor Terry McAuliffe. Is he hiding an ultra-conservative side from voters? Finally: Joy critiques the extremely rich who are doing everything they can to avoid paying taxes. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.
On today's episode, Chris chats with Paul Begala, veteran Democratic strategist, author and former advisor to President Bill Clinton (@PaulBegala) about the state of affairs in within the party. What do progressives want? What about moderates? Can they find a way forward? And can they get something done?Plus: Why is X Mas gonna suck? Chris and Vick look at the breakdown in our national and global supply chain and why you should care. Think: the T.P. 'crisis' of April 2020 x1000. And Cuomo's take on the Reason for the Season and why he is not a fan of the consumer aspect of the holidays.
Sam and Emma are on Shutdown Watch today. They tackle the week ahead in Congressional negotiations and gridlock, as we hurtle towards the potential scuttling of Biden's agenda and looming financial crisis if no action is taken. They start the show by touching on the increasingly polarized divide in COVID deaths between Trump and non-Trump districts, unpacking Breitbart's claim that this is because of libs capitalizing on the “own the libs” mentality, and dive into Senator Cotton's pressing of General Milley on Afghanistan and what the role of resignation should actually play in politics. Next, they dive into the complete turnaround on the infrastructure platform over the last few days, with Pelosi almost entirely chucking the deal that's been worked on for the last few months to the side in favor of a minuscule minority of corporate Dems, looking particularly at the role of Manchin's increasingly ridiculous arguments, from inflation and debt to the importance of “rewarding mentality (???)”, and how Sinema is sticking to her guns despite the upcoming vote of no confidence by the AZ Democratic Party on her service to her constituents. They also look specifically at how mainstream media coverage has turned on the infrastructure debate, suddenly forgetting the public statements made since Biden's campaign, highlighted by Meet The Press's repetition of a Meghan McCain quote that simply is wrong fact after fact, before looking at Jayapal continuing to stick up for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and covering the complete abandonment of Biden's original platform. 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The gang talks about Rep. Cori Bush's latest Twitter take, George Bush fundraising for Liz Cheney, Rep. Jayapal's super spreader Birthday celebration, & scientists trying to revive woolly mammoths on this week's episode of Pardon The Disruption.
Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Congress' efforts around reconciliation and infrastructure. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Progressive democrats dig in and threaten to tank President Joe Biden's agenda. Rep. Jayapal says she told Nancy Pelosi that progressives haven't changed their view and will vote "no" on Biden's infrastructure bill. The key house vote is a make-or-break moment for Biden's agenda, is happening soon. The house vote on the bill is to avert the government shutdown and to suspend debt limit as democrats set up showdown with the GOP. BIden's domestic agenda is in jeopardy as he seeks to bolster his global agenda at the U.N. Biden promises the U.N. a new era of "relentless diplomacy" amid diplomatic rift with France. France accuses the United States of "breach of trust." The French ambassador speaks with CNN about the tensions with the United States over submarine deal. According to the French ambassador, the U.S-UK-Australia submarine deal is a "stab in the back." The Department of Homeland Security was "horrified" by the video of border patrol agents on horseback chasing and confronting migrants. Former President Donald Trump team's plan for Former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn election has been revealed. CNN shows new proof that Trump tried to orchestrate a coup. The coroner's office confirms Gabby Petito's remains and rules her death a homicide. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Jayapal celebrates bday // Parking at hockey arena - the best part is about bike lanes // NY Daily News says former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best could be new NYPD Chief // Car prowler buys $10,000 worth of handbags // 710 ESPN's Dave Wyman stops by to chat sports and music See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12PM - The Big Lead // Message from Kreidler's office // $50-mil on low income housing // Jayapal celebrates bday // GUEST: Bob the Barber in Snohomish explains how he's paying his $90K fine for not shutting down See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What's Trending: Community activists are upset after the Seattle City Council rejected a plan to spend millions of dollars to pay officers, Rep. Pramila Jayapal is accused of mistreating workers, and nonsense at the Met. Big Local: County prosecutor and judges impose vaccine mandate on workers, Federal Way police are looking for the suspect who shot at a police officer, and a report shows that the Custer derailment was intentional. Nick Rolovich will not share his vaccination status. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guy Benson Show - 9-14-2021 [00:00:00] 3:06 pm - AOC Hypocrisy: Tax The Rich Dress [00:16:06] 3:27 pm - Guy Benson Show. [00:18:18] 3:35 pm - Dr. Marty Makary, Fox News Contributor [00:33:42] 3:54 pm - 'SNL' alum Norm Macdonald dead at 61 [00:36:31] 4:06 pm - Dr. Minaj: Nicki Minaj Tweeted About Her Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicles [00:53:19] 4:28 pm - NEW: Quinnipiac poll of Biden's handing of the job [00:54:41] 4:35 pm - Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China [01:08:18] 4:53 pm - Jimmy Kimmel mocks Floridians who've died of Covid [01:12:59] 5:06 pm - Juan Williams, Fox News Analyst, Columnist for The Hill [01:27:17] 5:25 pm - Jayapal accused of running ‘miserable' office despite public image of being a fighter for workers [01:31:19] 5:35 pm - Guy Benson Show [01:37:06] 5:45 pm - Guy Benson Show
Aarti Shahani, host of the WBEZ Chicago podcast Art of Power and author of the memoir Here We Are, talks with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) about how 9/11 changed the relationship between immigrants and America. They discuss Jayapal's experience on 9/11 as a first-generation Indian migrant, as well as how her reaction to the attacks and their aftermath shaped her political trajectory and professional career as an activist — and, eventually, a member of Congress. Host: Aarti Shahani (@aarti411), Host, Art of Power Guest: Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal), U.S. Representative (D-WA) References: Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change by Pramila Jayapal (New Press; 2020) "Without A Country: Pramila Jayapal On The Problems Immigrants Face" by Madeline Ostrander (The Sun; Nov. 2008) Jama v. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 543 US 335 (2005) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by: Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall VP, Vox Audio: Liz Kelly Nelson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
GeekWire's Mike Lewis talks with U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat who represents the 7th Congressional District in Washington state, including Amazon's hometown of Seattle. Rep. Jayapal is also the Vice Chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, and the author of a bill that aims to prevent what it calls monopolistic practices by big tech companies including Amazon. In addition to antitrust issues, they discuss online privacy, vaccine mandates and infrastructure spending. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Biden, other G7 leaders meet with queen, senior royals; Biden invokes WWII: U.S. will "build a new arsenal" to fight COVID; Biden, G7 leaders address COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, threat from Russia & China; No joint news conference expected after Biden-Putin meeting next week; One-on-one with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki; Biden on message to Putin: “I'll tell you after I deliver it”; Putin spokesman: “nothing to discuss” in Alexi Navalny's case; WH calls Trump-era targeting of members of congress “appalling”; U.S. embassy in Afghanistan suspends visa operations, as thousands of Afghans who helped military wait for approval; Trump DOJ secretly subpoenaed Apple for data from house democrats, staff and family; Politico: Barr says he was “not aware” of any DOJ subpoenas for data from two democratic lawmakers; Group of bipartisan senators draft infrastructure proposal; Rep. Jayapal to Dems: “let's move forward alone” on infrastructure; Group of house Dems as Rep. Omar to clarify statement seemingly comparing U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Taliban; FDA authorizes 10M doses of J&J vaccine from troubled Baltimore plant; FDA vaccine advisers debate authorizing vaccine for kids under 12; 2 cruise passengers test positive for COVID during end-of-cruise test; crew and guests were fully vaccinated; NY Gov. Cuomo weighs re-election campaign despite facing multiple investigations; NY Gov. Cuomo faces investigations into claims of sexual harassment, book resources, nursing home data; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Kamala Harris sounds exactly like Trump! Biden defends discriminating against LGBTQ students! Rep. Jayapal opposes voting on her own bill! Phone calls from Senator Joe Manchin, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden! Featuring Stef Zamorano, Ron Placone, and Mike MacRae!
The congresswoman from Seattle speaks about the importance of grassroots activism and how to make it effective. Rep. Pramila Jayapal embodies change. As a progressive lawmaker, the Democratic congresswoman from Seattle is someone whose job is to press for political change. But she also represents a sea change in the world of activism. Jayapal's life as a change-maker began around the turn of the millenium, when activists were largely set apart from the government, applying pressure from the outside. But over the course of two decades, her philosophy of change changed. Now she is at the forefront of a new approach to activism for the left, in which the pressure is applied from inside the halls of government, and often by women of color. For the latest episode of the Crosscut Talks podcast, Jayapal discusses her journey from organizer to lawmaker and shares some of the thinking required to turn a desire for societal change into actual change. --- Credits Host: Mark Baumgarten Event producers: Jake Newman, Andrea O'Meara Engineers: Chi Lee, Resti Bagcal, Viktoria Ralph
1PM - The Fastest 15 // Bellingham offers 4 choices for new mascot - one is "the letter B" // Military recruiting videos // Jayapal on the side of terrorists // Matthew Perry slurs through Friends' promo // One of Dori's favorite guests, that he won't have on again See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Soon: House votes on commission to investigate insurrection; GOP leaders in January: McConnell said Trump “provoked” the Capitol mob, McCarthy said Trump “bears responsibility”; Trump relocates for the summer to New Jersey golf club; Rep. Jayapal calls for ceasefire & U.S. delaying arms sale to Israel; House Dems introduce legislation to block $735k arms sale to Israel; 50+ House Dems urge Schumer & Pelosi to go against GOP, push for larger upfront infrastructure investment; NYC reopens, lifts capacity restrictions on businesses; Police departments cope with officers’ vaccine hesitancy To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
What’s ahead for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents when it comes to civics in our country and communities? How can we work together when parties are often divided themselves? This April Civic Cocktail continues an intended multi-part, multi-party series begun in February. With a new administration in the White House, local leaders discuss the next steps for the Democratic Party in D.C., bridging the political divide, and how their national work impacts communities here in Washington State. Join CityClub for a virtual Civic Cocktail program with host Joni Balter and guests Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Suzan DelBene to be part of the conversation. As a 40-year-old nonpartisan, civics-focused nonprofit, Seattle CityClub provides a platform for insightful and educational conversations that include a diverse range of opinions. But sometimes we need to dive deeper into a particular topic, so we can listen and engage in a more thoughtful manner with our community. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is a former Washington State Senator and a lifelong organizer for immigrant, civil, worker, and human rights. She was just re-elected to Congress for a third term with more votes than any Member of the House of Representatives. In 2016, she became the first South Asian American woman ever elected to the House. After coming to the United States alone at the age of 16, she later started the largest immigrant rights group in Washington State and is currently one of only 14 immigrants serving in Congress. As the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representative Jayapal is the lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act, the College for All Act, the Housing is a Human Right Act, and the Roadmap to Freedom Immigration resolution. She currently serves on the Judiciary, Budget, and Education and Labor committees. Congresswoman Jayapal lives in West Seattle with her husband Steve. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District. First sworn into the House of Representatives in 2012, Congresswoman DelBene brings a unique voice to the nation’s capital, with more than two decades of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and business leaders. She currently serves as the Vice Chair on the House Ways and Means committee, and the Select Revenue Measures and Trade Subcommittees. In the 116th Congress, she was appointed to the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Congresswoman DelBene also serves as the Chair of the New Democrat Coalition and co-chair of the Women’s High Tech Caucus, Internet of Things Caucus, and Dairy Caucus. Before being elected to Congress, Congresswoman DelBene served as Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Seattle City Club.
Robert Hockett matches his cautious optimism to Steve’s skepticism assessing the Biden administration. Will we have healthcare and a Green New Deal or escalation of hostilities toward China and Russia?
Today: the Capitol Police are under investigation for ordering officers to single-out anti-Trump protestors during the insurrection; the former guy awarded a $1.3B contract to make vaccine syringes but nothing was delivered; another Proud Boy is arrested and charged with conspiracy; Dems call on Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself; the House passes the DC Statehood Bill, the Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act 94-1 with only Josh Hawley voting no; we have another Inspector General report suppressed by the former guy; the New York State Legislature passed a bill to restore voting rights to felons; Sanders and Jayapal have introduced legislation making college free for most Americans; Progressives will air a rebuttal to Biden’s address to Congress next week; hearings begin for Biden’s three nominees to the Postal Board of Governors; Manhattan will stop prosecuting sex work; Biden is set to declare the atrocities against Armenians a genocide; Senate Republicans outline their own infrastructure plan; plus Aimee Carrero and AG deliver your Good News. Follow Our Guest on Twitter: Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) Congress reporter for @POLITICO Follow AG and Dana on Stereo: stereo.com/allisongill stereo.com/dgcomedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code DAILYBEANS for 15% off your first order. That’s 15% off when you use code DAILYBEANS For a limited time you can save 30% on your first purchase by going to iwiLife.com/DAILYBEANS and use promo code DAILYBEANS at checkout. PlushCare makes it easy for me to get the excellent care I need, when I need it. They can do the same for you. Start your free 30 day trial today https://plushcare.com/dailybeans/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shri Balaji Tambe is not just an Ayurveda expert, but is also a spiritual master. Sanjay Dixit hosts him to find out about the scientific basis of guna-dosha philosophy, its empirical basis, and the daily rant of those vested interests who find every opportunity to label Ayurveda as unscientific, as evidenced during the endorsement of Coronil by the Evangelist chief of IMA, Dr. Jayapal - an organisation that endorses brands for money.
We're joined by Stephanie Kang, Rep. Pramila Jayapal's Health Policy Director, to discuss the upcoming 2021 Medicare for All bill, which will be shortly reintroduced in Congress. Kang also discusses changes made to the membership rules of the Progressive Caucus, and the most effective way to lobby your legislator during COVID! Show Notes We are excited to speak with Stephanie Kang, DrPH, MS, the Health Policy Director from the office of Representative Pramila Jayapal. Kang is one of the nation's leading experts on Medicare for All and has been instrumental in Representative Jayapal's work as chief author to reintroduce the Medicare for All Act. The upcoming Medicare for All Act is the most comprehensive healthcare program proposed in decades. With the principles of the late Representative John Conyers's H.R.676 as a foundation, Representative Jayapal's bill does away with the unfair, fragmented, and inefficient system we have now and makes sure that every American resident has guaranteed access to full healthcare, with all medically necessary services covered, while lowering costs by eliminating all the waste from a profit-driven, inefficient system. The current Medicare system has some major gaps. The upcoming Medicare for All Act would expand and improve coverage; eliminate out of pocket costs; and add dental, vision, reproductive care, and long-term care support for the elderly and disabled people. Medicare would be allowed to negotiate drug prices. Kang stated that the bill is “battle ready,” a comprehensive, 125 blueprint ready for implementation. While offering comprehensive benefits to every American resident, countless studies show that Medicare for All will actually cost less, by cutting administrative waste, profits to shareholders, and lobbying and marketing expenses; allowing negotiation of drug prices; and streamlining the inefficiencies of our current system. Nearly 90% of Democrats polled in April 2020 supported Medicare for All, but currently only about half of the Democratic members in the House support the bill. Kang discussed some of the objections she has heard from Democratic lawmakers who are reluctant to sign on to the bill, including the issues of choice and finance. Choice in our current system usually means having the choice to keep your employer-provided plan if you would prefer. While opponents often claim that Americans like their employer-provided coverage and would not want it to change, that argument seems to be losing steam as millions of Americans lose their jobs and insurance in the pandemic-related downturn. The choice that actually matters – choice of healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals – is hampered by insurance companies' narrow networks, a cost cutting measure that prevents countless Americans from getting the care they need from the provider they want. Medicare for All is the only system that has no networks and allows patients to choose their providers. With no out-of-pocket costs, Medicare for All also allows patients to choose to seek medical care when they need it, not when they can afford it. Kang also discussed what the transition to Medicare for All would look like. First, no American would go without coverage during the transition period. In the first year of the program, all Americans under 18 and over 55 would be transitioned into coverage under Medicare for All. In the second year, all other age groups would follow. In the meantime, there would be a public option available for the second group, in case private insurance companies decide to stop offering plans or collapse. Kang explained that because everyone would be eligible, the administrative setup of the new system will be much simpler than the current system, and should be able to be phased in quickly. The Medicare for All Act will be re-introduced this spring, and Rep. Jayapal is already collecting an impressive list of co-authors for the legislation.
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Jim Kavanagh, political analyst and contributor to Counterpunch and ThePolemicist.net, where you can read his latest piece, “The American Farce Unravels: Shreds of January 6th," to discuss the latest in Democrats' efforts to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, and why Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal thinks any attempt to lay the blame for a failure to include a $15 minimum wage at the feet of the unelected Senate Parliamentarian is 'not gonna fly.'
In February, House Democrats will be re-introducing legislation to create a universal, single-payer healthcare system in the United States. Leading the effort will be Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington. Ryan Grim talks to Jayapal about her strategy and, to Jasmine Ruddy of National Nurses United about the organizing taking place outside of congress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, progressive Democrat Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who was in the House chamber balcony on January 6th, describes her harrowing experience during the Capitol siege. Jayapal was unable to attend the inauguration because she was finishing her quarantine after contracting coronavirus. She suspects she caught the virus while in lockdown with unmasked Republican House members on January 6th. This episode was recorded on January 21st, 2021.
When a mob attacked the Capitol building on January 6th in an attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, found herself like many other lawmakers forced to flee the chamber and take cover. While congress was locked down, several Republicans refused to wear masks. Three Democratic lawmakers, Jayapal among them, later tested positive for Covid-19. Ryan Grim talks to the Congresswoman about her ordeal and her hopeful recovery. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here’s what Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal had to say about Trump derailing covid relief talks asking for more in stimulus checks: "The president is being disingenuous at best, cruel at worst. 250 days ago, I introduced a bill with Rashida Tlaib and others for $2000 in survival checks … We were pushing for more money the entire time."
This episode benefits from the exciting public programming we do at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. Since the corona virus surged last spring, we’ve been hosting a series of virtual forums on the subject of Covid capitalism. These talks examine what the pandemic has come to reveal about contemporary capitalism, the chronic racial and economic inequality faced by millions of Americans, and the prospects for structural change. A conversation featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal marked a high point in these discussions and forms the basis for today’s podcast. Jayapal discusses her trajectory from grassroots organizer to strategic organizing within the halls of Congress to create a moral economy and a democratic and humane society.
Stephanie Kang, Health Policy Adviser to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Nashville Native, joined #HollerHour to talk about why the moment we are in makes the urgency for Medicare for All more pressing than it's ever been. Congresswoman Jayapal is the lead sponsor of Medicare for All in the House of Representatives, you can learn more about her bill here. Check out the extended webinar Stephanie hosted with panelists on what Medicare for All would do for Tennesseans. Join the fight for Medicare for All here in Tennessee with Medicare for All TN or with DSA Middle TN's Medicare for All Working Group. Watch #HollerHour LIVE on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Central. The Tennessee Holler is powered by people - Subscribe and Support to help keep us hollerin. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tennessee-holler/message
This is episode 44, "Why We Need the Medicare for All Act." My guest, Stephanie Kang, is the Health Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Representative Jayapal introduced H.R. 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, and Ms. Kang assisted in finalizing that bill. Ms. Kang has an MS in Global Health from Northwestern University and is a third-year Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her professional background includes: drug development for neurodegenerative diseases, management of a health organization in Kenya, and coordination for clinical research and quality improvement at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Additionally, Stephanie has worked on access to health care projects in India, Mexico, and at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. Do not miss this episode as Ms. Kang discusses how and why H.R. 1384 was created. Correction, Oct. 16, 2020: Ms. Kang is the Health Policy Advisor for Rep. Jayapal, not the Health Policy Fellow as previously stated.
THIS EPISODE: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislation on invoking the 25th Amendment for future presidents, and Donald Trump’s recent behaviors, are analyzed by John Podesta, former counselor to President Barack Obama. Podesta tells Jonathan Capehart, ‘There's no question that Trump's behavior triggered Congress,’ on legislation based on a section of the 25th amendment that, ‘permits Congress to set up an alternative to the Cabinet to review if the president is fit to carry out the duties of the presidency.’ AND: Voter turnout is promoted by married actors and activists Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody in viral videos on how all Americans can help each other increase voting levels in the 2020 elections. Patinkin and Grody discuss this initiative, thelastweekends.org. PLUS: Sen. Mike Lee tweeting, ‘Democracy isn’t the objective,’ has been slammed by many politics experts, including member of The Lincoln Project, Stuart P. Stevens. Stevens tells Jonathan Capehart regarding the GOP, ‘It's just an amazing collapse of a party.’ NEXT: After 13 people including extremist militia members have been arrested in a domestic terrorism plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, QAnon candidates coming to Congress and what many see as threats to our democracy from white supremaciest groups are discussed by Rep. Pramila Jayapal. ADDITIONALLY: Armed militias are believed to be possibly linked to the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Legitimate militias are legally under the jurisdiction of the president or a governor only, expert Dr. Erroll G. Southers tells Jonathan Capehart. FINALLY: Suspects in the Michigan governor kidnapping plot are compared to ISIS and Al-Qaeda by intelligence expert Naveed Jamali, who tells Jonathan Capehart that he believes authorities need to do more to address domestic terrorist threats. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
How can we create change from within institutions? We talk with longtime civil rights activist, Pramila Jayapal, who was elected to Congress in 2016 about her work with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, pushing for change within the Democratic Party. Plus, the challenging pace of change within government and the prospects for better federal policy to support immigrants, people out of work, and Black and brown communities devastated by police violence and other structures of white supremacy. We also discuss the viral moment in a 2019 hearing, when she reflected on being the parent of a non binary child. Rep. Jayapal's new book is Use the Power You Have. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: More details emerged about forced hysterectomies at a prison for immigrants in Georgia. At least seventeen women may have been subjected to the procedures by one doctor, though the full scope is yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, low-income students are giving up on college as a result of the pandemic. Experts fear a new lost generation in higher education. And lastly, there were some big wins for progressive candidates in Delaware this week. A social worker won an upset victory over a forty-year incumbent in the state senate. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW: Democrats demand hysterectomies investigation New information emerged yesterday regarding the unsettling account of forced hysterectomies at a for-profit immigration detention center in Ocilla, Georgia. Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released a statement after meeting attorneys for the women who were subjected to the sterilization procedure. Jayapal said QUOTE It has become clear that the initial reports are likely part of a horrific pattern of conduct. There may be, at minimum, seventeen women who were subjected to unnecessary procedures from just one doctor, often without appropriate consent or knowledge, and with the clear intention of sterilization ENDQUOTE. Jayapal added that it's possible there are similar cases for individuals who were already deported. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also demanded an investigation yesterday, calling upon the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General to inquire into what she called QUOTE a staggering abuse of human rights ENDQUOTE. More than one hundred and sixty Democrats signed a letter demanding that the I.G. investigation begin immediately. In the meantime, other details about what has been happening at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility emerged from Jayapal’s preliminary Congressional investigation, which she pledged to continue. As Jayapal said: One woman, who was nearly deported, consulted the doctor simply about her menstrual cycle. She was put under for what she was told would be a simple procedure, only to wake up and find that the doctor had removed part of her reproductive organs without her knowledge or consent. Another woman, already deported, apparently went in to see the doctor for a simple condition related to diabetes and ended up having gynecological surgery. Two additional women apparently were shackled to the bed, reported to have had surgical procedures including a hysterectomy. The new details add substance to the whistleblower account we told you about yesterday. All information has so far come through attorneys for the women who have been victimized, but the public hasn’t yet heard from those women directly. Nor have we seen any documents or other evidence about the nature and scope of the procedures. It will take time to get all the answers, but we haven’t heard the last on this story, that’s for sure. Poorer students dropping college Across the country, low-income students are dropping out of college. Others are making the decision not to enroll at all. According to the Washington Post, some one hundred thousand fewer high school seniors completed financial aid applications this year. What’s more, an August survey by the US Census found that students from families annual with incomes under seventy five thousand dollars are nearly twice as likely to cancel all their plans to take classes this fall, compared to students from families with incomes over one hundred thousand dollars. And tuition deposits are down down eight point four percent among families making less than sixty thousand dollars a year. Enrollment trends so far show especially steep drops among Black students and rural white students. While some students are adapting to the situation by applying to lower-cost colleges, enrollment at community colleges seems to be hard hit. The drop in enrollment is unique to the pandemic, the Post says. During the 2008 Great Recession, college enrollment grew, as is typical during economic downturns. Bill DeBaun, data director for the National College Attainment Network, said the ultimate fear is this could be a lost generation of low-income students. A number of students told the Post they couldn’t justify the expense of full tuition in order to take online classes, without the benefits of college attendance such as access to a library and other facilities. Progressive upset in Delaware Political primary season is over. And there were some stunning results this week in Delaware’s state primary, which concluded on Tuesday. In the thirteenth district, social worker Marie Pinkney, a political newcomer running on a progressive platform, defeated the powerful and long-serving Senate President Pro Tem David McBride. According to the Associated Press, McBridge joined the Delaware state senate in 1980 and hadn’t faced a primary challenger since 1986. Pinkney advances to face Republican Alexander Homich in the general election. Pinkney was one of four Delaware candidates endorsed by the Working Families Party to win seats this week. The others were Larry Lambert in House District Seven, Eric Morrison in House District Twenty-Seven, Madinah Wilson-Anton in House District Twenty-Six, and Shané (SHAW-NEIGH) Darby for Wilmington City Council district two. All minus Morrison are people of color. There was another result worth mentioning: Lauren Witzke, another Q-Anon kook, won the US Senate Republican primary, and will challenge incumbent Democrat Chris Coons in November. According to the Daily Beast, Witzke has also endorsed the idea of Trump becoming a lifelong king of the United States, and said she believes that the earth is flat. Fortunately, Coons is favored. AND NOW FOR SOME QUICKER QUICKIES: Hurricane Sally, a storm that meterologists said seemed to come out of nowhere, slammed Florida and Alabama yesterday. It was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall, but it still brought massive and destructive flooding. Georgia and South Carolina are in line to be hit by the center of the storm today. Batten your hatches, folks. Attorney General Bill Barr last week suggested to federal prosecutors that they might charge some protesters with sedition – that is, the crime of conspiring to overthrow the US government. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news yesterday, as well as the fact that some federal prosecutors were taken aback by Barr’s suggestion. As well they should be! Michael Caputo, the Health and Human Services spokesman who posted an unhinged Facebook Live rant about left-wing insurrectioninsts in his department and called upon Trump supporters to stock up on ammunition, will be taking a leave of absence. According to the New York Times, Centers for Disease Control director Robert Redfield told a Senate panel yesterday that he was deeply saddened by Caputo’s comments and said his remarks about government scientists committing sedition were false and offensive. To say the least. Decolonization news: the country of Barbados announced it would remove England’s Queen Elizabeth the Second as its head of state. The move toward full sovereignty will take effect next November, when Barbados celebrates fifty-five years of independence. Per CBS News, both Buckingham Palace and the British Foreign Office said the matter is up to Barbados, which, historically speaking, is a big step forward for the Brits. That’s all for the AM Quickie. Join us this afternoon on the Majority Report. Sept 1, 2020 - AM Quickie HOSTS - Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner WRITER - Corey Pein PRODUCER - Dorsey Shaw EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Brendan Finn
THIS EPISODE: The successes of the Democratic National Convention are discussed by Biden 2020 campaign senior advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, who asserts to Jonathan Capahart that in her view the coming Republican National Convention by contrast will not showcase the Democrats’ message of unity. PLUS: The House has passed a $25 billion bill to support the Post Office and ameliorate mail slow downs nationwide that could impact 2020 election mail-in ballots. Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss, asserting, ‘The idea that [Postmaster General DeJoy] is not curtailing overtime is absolutely not true.’ THEN: Vote early, and then track your ballot Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, advises. Gupta tells Capehart that the large number of absentee ballots that were rejected in the 2020 primaries is a ‘wakeup call’ to all to vote as soon as possible, as voting rights groups stand ready to ensure your vote is counted. AND: The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket is considered a compromise to some LGBTQ+ Democratic voters, which represents one of the most loyal portions of the Democratic base. Kate Sosin, LGBTQ+ Reporter at The 19th, joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss their article on this finding. ADDITIONALLY: Jonathan and his guests discuss Mary Trump’s recordings of her aunt criticizing her brother Donald Trump regarding his character and presidential performance. All this and much more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
This week, it's Trina's Birthday! Karl & Trina discuss Rep. Jayapal goes off on William Barr, Kim & Kanye, Billboard Papi, and more! Plus the latest in film & music!!! Plus we have a special guest this week! Also, they continue the new series for the Over-Thinker in self care! This week in music: Queen Naija - Pack Lite Gaidaa - Stranger ft. Saba & Jarreau Vandal Busty and the Bass - Go So Far ft. Illa J. and Jon Connor ASAP Ferg - Move Ya Hips ft. Nicki Minaj Logic - Perfect Flo Milli - Beef FloMix You don’t want to miss this!!! Sign up for Breaking Hollywood’s Patreon for extra content and surprises!!! www.patreon.com/BreakingHollywood
Russiagate is back, this time with a twist. I reveal the strategy rolling out to combat the impending October surprise. And my take on the big tech CEOs going in front of congress. Links UPDATE: Stepping back a claim about COVID-19 data - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2O5ZG7g77s) COVID-19 HHS data collection skeptic retracts some of his claims I covered in this episode. I will follow up with what he is now saying in episode 321. Durham moving ‘full-throttle’ on Russia probe review, top federal prosecutors involved: sources | Fox News (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/durham-moving-full-throttle-on-russia-probe-review-with-top-federal-prosecutors-involved-sources) The Durham Investigation: What We Know and What It Means - Lawfare (https://www.lawfareblog.com/durham-investigation-what-we-know-and-what-it-means) Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation - The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/us/politics/john-durham-criminal-investigation.html) Lawmakers From Both Sides Take Aim at Big Tech Executives - The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/07/29/technology/tech-ceos-hearing-testimony?partner=IFTTT#what-ceos-said) Rep. Pramila Jayapal: William Barr will always be Trump's henchman - CNN Video (https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/07/29/pramila-jayapal-barr-doj-hearing-trump-sot-newday-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/) Tech CEOs testify at House hearing on Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon | 7/27 (FULL LIVE STREAM) - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpPHLh7cI0g) The CDC, the HHS and cooking the COVID books - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsSwzVomWhU) Charter’s donations to charities and lawmakers may help it impose data caps | Ars Technica (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/07/charters-donations-to-charities-and-lawmakers-may-help-it-impose-data-caps/) How much does your 'free' flu shot actually cost? | Advisory Board Daily Briefing (https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2019/11/21/flu-shot) VFC | Current CDC Vaccine Price List | CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/awardees/vaccine-management/price-list/index.html) Rep. Jayapal asks that her name be properly pronounced after colleague gets it wrong (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/rep-jayapal-asks-her-name-be-properly-pronounced-after-colleague-n1235147) Portland protests: Federal agents to leave city, Oregon governors says (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/29/federal-agents-to-leave-portland-governor/5536136002/) Justice Dept. sending federal agents to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/29/operation-legend-doj-to-send-officers-to-detroit-cleveland-milwaukee/5535490002/) Outrage after NYPD hustles protester into unmarked van (https://apnews.com/80b30e504bcdf4107ed408c366db6645) Ahead of Trump’s 16th visit to battleground Texas, yet another poll shows he trails Biden (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/07/27/ahead-of-trumps-16th-visit-to-battleground-texas-yet-another-poll-shows-he-trails-biden/) Why Amazon may have the most to lose from tech’s Hill showdown - POLITICO (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/amazon-antitrust-hearing-385632) In Miami, Long Lines for Covid-19 Tests Frustrate Residents (https://www.wsj.com/video/in-miami-long-lines-for-covid-19-tests-frustrate-residents/4A9D800B-D183-407D-874C-7C15B061FE34.html) U.S. Leads the Globe as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 150,000, Hospitalizations Rise - WSJ (https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-latest-news-07-29-2020-11596011647) 4 Big Tech CEOs take congressional heat on competition (https://apnews.com/25a4d18ae3989402f0ad23f38d8cfa23) Today is the biggest day of David Cicilline’s political career - The Boston Globe (https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/29/metro/today-is-biggest-day-david-cicillines-political-career/) Chicago Cop Found Shot Dead In Apparent Suicide | WBBM-AM (https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/chicago-cop-found-shot-dead-in-apparent-suicide)
In this episode, I address the explosion in censorship by the big tech tyrants. I also address a troubling story about the attacks on conservative website Breitbart. I discuss the troubling deep state connections of the cabal responsible for the attempted takedown of President Trump. News Picks: Hapless congressional representative Jayapal gets dunked on while questioning Bill Barr. Police agencies are pulling out of the Democrats’ convention because of their war on police. Tech tyranny and speech suppression are real. Breitbart speaks out. More on Google’s war on conservatives. Twitter locks out parts of Don Trump Jr’s account. As least one of the rioters who broke into the private street the McCloskey’s lived on was armed. The Supreme Court tosses the First Amendment out of the window. Copyright Bongino Inc All Rights Reserved.
We talk with Linda Benesch of Social Security Works about the state of longterm care in the United States - the skimpy coverage provided by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, the outrageous costs, the for-profit corporations running the vast majority of our nursing homes, and the people - the 70% of Americans who will eventually need longterm care - who are left behind. We explore how Medicare for All would finally establish longterm care as a right and ensure our dollars are spent on care rather than profit. Show Notes Ben & Stephanie reflect on police violence and systemic racism in the U.S. - how insane we appear from the rest of the world, and how racism in healthcare probably kills more people than racism in the criminal justice system, but has far less visibility. We turn to Linda Benesch, Communications Director at Social Security Works, to talk about long-term care (LTC) in the United States (we got an incredible window on long-term care in Denmark last episode). Linda highlights that, although we think of long-term care as a service for seniors, almost half of people in the U.S. who need LTC are under the age of 65 living with a disability. The disability rights movement has also played a leading role nationally in advocating for LTC. If you need long-term care and don't have a family member to care for you for free, your options are very bad. Nursing homes cost $100,000 per year on average - as Linda says, this is really a 99% vs. the 1% issue, since almost no one can afford that without a national LTC plan. Since only Medicaid (and not Medicare) covers LTC, and you have to be poor to qualify for it, to get LTC you will need to sell your home, sell your car, spend down your savings, everything you've worked your whole life for, to make yourself poor enough for long-term care. Remember that study from the last podcast where you'll need to save over $240,000 for medical and LTC costs to retire at 65? Woops - Linda tells us that's only for medical care, and won't help you with LTC expenses. To retire with dignity in America, you essentially have to be a multi-millionaire. Why does LTC cost so much in America? For-profit companies and private equity firms are rampant in the long-term care system, and they profit by driving up prices on the one hand and squeezing staff (paying them poverty wages, understaffing) and slashing services for their clients. On top of this, Medicaid drives people into nursing homes, even for people who could be autonamous and functional receiving home-based care for less. The Medicare for All movement has been increasingly embracing the movement for comprehensive long-term care. Rep. Jayapal's Medicare for All bill in the House would cover all long-term care with taxpayer dollars, free at the point of service - much like Denmark! It would also remove the bias towards providing LTC in facilities like nursing homes, and prioritize home-based care. Only something on the order of 7% of people have any private long-term care insurance, so - unlike universal medical care - there is no massive private insurance system that defenders of the system can try to defend. How does anyone defend our system of LTC? Linda says they don't have to - the conversation is mostly out of sight & out of mind, and is kept there intentionally. Time for a change! We close with a smack-down of AARP, the group supposed to be advocating for seniors in the country, which is deeply compromised by corporate partnerships and income from health insurance and LTC companies. Follow & Support the Pod! You can listen to Medicare for All on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or visit our website here. Please donate to the Healthcare-NOW Education Fund to support our moving expenses after having been burglarized!
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop TODAY'S HEADLINES: Donald Trump seems to have successfully bullied the country into ignoring all the experts he fired and pretending like the coronavirus isn’t real. But thousands are still dying every day and we will continue to give you the truth as best we can tell it. Meanwhile, Hungary, which was until recently a democracy, passes a new law designed to target every transgender person in the country. One human rights organization calls it a return to the dark ages in Europe. And lastly, a new alliance forms among Democrats in Congress against their own leadership. The fight over pandemic relief legislation shows that swing-state Democrats are worried House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t bringing her A-game this election year. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW: Democrats in vulnerable Congressional districts are getting together with progressives to push necessary measures past their own obstructioninst leadership. This is according to The Intercept, which reported on a new alliance challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi. There has been growing dissent within the House Democratic Caucus since last year’s botched impeachment effort. It’s grown more urgent as Congress has failed to produce anything resembling aid for ordinary Americans during this pandemic. Ten Democrats in swing districts have now rushed to support dozens in the progressive caucus in backing the Paycheck Recovery Act. Its most vocal proponent is Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. A previous version of Jayapal’s bill was included in the last coronavirus relief package, but Pelosi took it out on the grounds that it didn’t have Republican support. Now Jayapal progressives, joined by vulnerable Democrats in swing districts, are pushing forward with separate legislation. Pelosi or no Pelosi. Republicans or no Republicans. The bill would do for American companies what dozens of other countries’ governments have done, and subsidize private company payrolls in order to keep people employed through the pandemic. So far the bill has ninety-three cosponsors, including those ten front-liners identified by The Intercept – who constitute one-quarter of the vulnerable Democratic seats this year, and include some moderates. The new alliance is reportedly a threat to Pelosi’s domination of the party in the House. Judging by the results she’s been getting, that’s good news. Deaths Climb, States Reopen All fifty states are set to begin lifting pandemic restrictions at least in part by today, according to the Washington Post. In terms of population, that means roughly one third of the country, a hundred-million people, are getting to be out and about again. What that looks like depends on where you live. There’s basically no consistency across states or even within states. Missouri last night held the first execution of an inmate during the pandemic. Walter Barton, sixty-four, was executed for a murder that he maintained until his death he didn’t commit – and many experts including judges who later looked at the case came to agree with him. But there you go, folks: Donald Trump wanted us to get back to business as usual. And what could be more usual in the USA than executing somebody, evidence or no evidence? The premature lifting of the lockdown shows that Trump and the Republican Party have succeeded in their efforts to spread lies and confusion about the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time he’s pooh-poohing the dangers, Trump said yesterday he will be taking advantage of this crisis to push through more cuts to federal regulation for the benefit of his corporate donors. So there’s hope yet if you’ve managed to avoid wrongful execution, or catching coronavirus without access to healthcare. You might just be lucky enough to get sick from exposure to industrial waste or tainted foods. Another thing Trump said yesterday, he is positive that everyone who’s dying is doing so just to make him look bad. Remember there was a Veterans Administration study of this malaria drug he’s been shilling for coronavirus, that found it actually produced negative results? He actually suggested the people who fared poorly in that study were his enemies and did so in order to spite him. Next they will be trotting out a cherry-picked group of pro-Trump doctors to support this reopening push, no matter what the Centers for Disease Control guidelines were supposed to say. Here’s what’s really going on: at least ninety thousand dead across the country from coronavirus. An international humanitarian aid group, Doctors Without Borders, dispatching teams that usually go to war-torn former colonies in the global south, instead now to rural areas within the US. A pandemic that is already reported to be coming back with a vengeance everywhere restrictions were prematurely lifted. And a massive, pointless sacrifice of human life by our corrupt ruling class, who seem to think they are immune from judgment as well as consequence. But they are wrong. Hungary Targets Transgender People Hungary continues to supply bad omens to other countries struggling to hold on to basic rights. Earlier this year, Hungary lost its democracy when the fascist prime minister Viktor Orban claimed the power to rule by decree. But Hungary still makes law through a simulation of the ordinary parliamentary process -- especially when the regime wants to launder some especially toxic piece of legislation. A bill passed yesterday by a nearly three-to-one margin makes it impossible for transgender people to receive legal recognition and equal treatment throughout the country. The new law makes it so people must list their sex at birth on official documents instead of simply indicating their sex. It also makes it so this can’t be changed at a later date. Lest there be any confusion that this was intended to discriminate, Orban’s deputy proposed the bill on March 31, the International Transgender Day of Visibility. One opposition member of parliament described the new law as evil. It certainly does empower bigots to target people who have already changed their gender and could be outed by the new paperwork rules. Commissioners for human rights with the United Nations and the Council of Europe made more restrained expressions of concern before the proposal passed. As did some members of the European Parliament. An Amnesty International researcher told reporters the decision pushes Hungary back to the dark ages and tramples on the rights of transgender people. Indeed. Once again, Orban is daring the European Union to stand by its stated principles. He’s making a pretty safe bet that they won’t, considering that Europe’s institutions utterly failed to impose any consequences on Orban for suspending democracy. Now targeted minorities are being made to suffer. Who will be next? And which one of Orban’s fascist allies abroad will be the first to follow his lead? AND NOW FOR SOME QUICKER QUICKIES: Many know the woman best-known as Jane Roe for her role in the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, later in life became anti-abortion activist. Yesterday it emerged that the woman, Norma McCorvey, was paid by right-wing Christian groups to lie about her beliefs. Now on her deathbed, McCorvey makes the confession in a new FX documentary. The former leader of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue told the Los Angeles Times QUOTE, What we did with Norma was highly unethical. The jig is up. ENDQUOTE. McCorvey jokes that she was a very good actress. A federal appeals court judge has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that New York’s Democratic primary must continue on schedule. The state had appealed the ruling in favor of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang demanding that his voters, as well as those supporting Bernie Sanders and others, have the right to be counted. Oregon, which always vote by mail, held its primary election yesterday. Also yesterday, a federal judge in Texas ruled that all registered voters under sixty-five can apply to vote by mail during the pandemic – too late for the state’s primaries but not too late for November. A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change found coronavirus has caused greenhouse gas emissions to decline by nearly one fifth worldwide. Scientists warned the decline is only temporary and nowhere near the targets they say are necessary to prevent total catastrophe. The seventeen percent decrease reported sounds big, and it is, but it only brings global emissions down to 2006 levels. As the study’s lead author put it, behavioral change is not enough – we need structural change. Ghislaine (GILL-AINE) Maxwell, the alleged accomplish of the late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, filed new court papers yesterday. At least, her attorneys did. Maxwell’s own whereabouts remain unknown. The new filings, reported by the New York Daily News, concern a civil case filed by one of Epstein’s victims. Maxwell’s attorneys argue she can’t be questioned under oath in the lawsuit because she is under criminal investigation. The victim’s attorneys, naturally, disagree. A judge will hear the matter on Friday. That’s all for the AM Quickie. Join us this afternoon on the Majority Report. May 20, 2020 #LEFTISBEST HOSTS - Sam Seder & Lucie Steiner WRITER - Corey Pein PRODUCER - Dorsey Shaw EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Brendan Finn
Michael Brooks hosts Tim Shorrock of the Nation to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe. On today's show: Trump says Obamagate was the "greatest political crime in history," Obama officials would be in jail if he were a Democrat. Tim Shorrock of the Nation joins Michael to discuss how South Korea successfully combatted the coronavirus, kept its economy functioning, and kept its people safe. How South Korea's President Moon Jae-in was elected on a platform of expanding the welfare state and normalizing relations with North Korea. The steps the President has taken to fulfill these promises in office and his resulting popularity. SK's relationship with China. The aggressive program of testing and contact-tracing that enabled South Korea to flatten the curve without draconian lockdown measures. On the fun half: Trump moves the goalposts, now says over 100k deaths is not bad. Trump says Fauci concern over reopening schools "not an acceptable answer." Trump says mail-in voting is a Democrat ploy to stop GOP. Senate votes that the government can now look at your web browsing data without a warrant. Pramila Jayapal explains her proposals to expand HEROES stimulus. Jim Clyburn says he likes Jayapal's bill and all, but "we have to pay for all these things." Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Skillshare is an online learning community that offers thousands of classes on almost any topic you imagine, and all classes are taught by experts in their field. the first 500 people who go to https://skl.sh/majorityreport8 are going to get a free premium membership to Skillshare for 2 entire months. Buy Michael Brooks’ book Against the Web at Red Emma’s. Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s newsletter at theend.substack.com Check out The Michael Brooks Show at patreon.com/tmbs and Michael Brooks Show on YouTube and the new TMBS website, TMBS.FM Check out The Nomiki Show at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @_michaelbrooks @MattLech @jamie_elizabeth @BF1nn
Next week, Medicare for All lead sponsors Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal will introduce a bill that will authorize Medicare to fully cover medical costs for the uninsured until we have a widely available vaccine for COVID-19. The bill would also provide wrap-around coverage for everyone on public or private insurance. We contrast this bill to the other two healthcare proposals competing for a place in the next relief package. The Koch brothers are trashing Medicare for All with a new healthcare campaign. Health insurers continue to make a profit, but are still crying for help from Congress. Show Notes Burglers broke into the Healthcare-NOW office this past week! They stole loose cash and trashed our non-profit. If you're able to help us with our moving costs, you can donate here. Back to the Medicare for All movement! Congress will soon be taking up a "CARES 2" relief package, and the million-dollar question: will there be any relief for the millions of people losing their health insurance (because they lost their jobs)? There are now three Democratic proposals, but it's unclear whether any healthcare reform at all will be able to make it through the Senate (which is a shocking prospect). We're fans option #1: the "Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act," which will be filed by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal. This would empower Medicare to cover every U.S. resident, until a vaccine for COVID-19 is widely available. Every uninsured resident would be covered, and Medicare would also cover co-pays and deductibles for everyone with private or public health insurance. This would achieve the access goals of Medicare for All, but not yet eliminating private insurance - that would have to come next for the program to be sustainable. Contrast this with option #2: the "Worker Health Coverage Protection Act," which is being championed by Democratic leadership, including Nancy Pelosi. This bill would 100% subsidize the premiums for COBRA - this is the law that lets some workers stay on their previous employer's healthcare plan, if it still exists. There is also a new proposal, option #3: the "Medicare Crisis Program Act," filed by Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Joe Kennedy. This would enroll all of the recently unemployed (since the pandemic) in Medicare, although you would still have to pay most of Medicare's co-pays and deductibles (up to 5% of your income). We like this plan better than the COBRA subsidies: way more people would be eligible, and it's not a giveaway to for-profit insurance companies. But it does still leave out the previously uninsured, and the co-pays and deductibles could be worse than COBRA coverage for workers who had really good healthcare previously (like some union members). Now that we've summarized all of these Democratic bills, bad news: it's unclear whether the Senate will agree to any health insurance relief at all. Senate Republicans have signaled that they want to extract all sorts of concessions (liability reform, tax cuts) if they agree to even things like aid for states and municipalities. Democratic leadership in the Senate have a list of priorities, but healthcare isn't one of them. Is it possible that 30-40 million people will lose their health insurance - during an unprecedented health crisis - and Congress will do nothing? Sadly, yes: it's possible. Next up, the Koch brothers are getting in on the healthcare game: the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity have launched a national healthcare campaign. They're saying their plan is the anti-Medicare for All proposal, but they mostly want to deregulate prescription drugs and other provider regulations... including automatically approving any drug approved in Japan or Europe. But not Canada! or the U.K! or Australia! Meanwhile, the health insurance industry is trying to play the American public. At the same time that they're crying wolf to Congress - threatening huge premium incr...
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) is the co-chair of the 95-member House Progressive Caucus. That means, in the aftermath of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, she leads the most influential bloc of progressive power in the federal government. And one thing that separates Jayapal from other elected officials: She’s actually willing to talk about it. I know some of you skip over episodes with politicians because they’re interviews, not conversations. This one is a conversation, and it’s broadly about two things. First, how do we prevent a Great Depression? In particular, Jayapal has a bill — the Paycheck Guarantee Act — that would replace payroll up to incomes of $100,000 for businesses slammed by Covid-19. And if it sounds wishful to you, recalibrate: It’s been endorsed by Nobel prize-winning economists, a former Federal Reserve chair, and more. And there’s even Republican support for the broad idea. Second, how does the left wield power? Are Democrats getting rolled by Republicans on stimulus? Why doesn’t the House Progressive Caucus act more like the Freedom Caucus? What leverage do Democrats or progressives have, and why don’t they seem willing to use it in the way Republicans do? I wasn’t sure if Jayapal would actually answer my questions here — most politicians don’t — but she did, and the result is an unusually frank discussion about how the left does, and doesn’t, wield power in Congress. Book recommendations: The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and Douglas Carlton Abrams The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen The Rumi Collection by Kabir Helminski Want to contact the show? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider making a contribution to Vox to support this show: bit.ly/givepodcasts Your support will help us keep having ambitious conversations about big ideas. The Ezra Klein Show is a finalist for a Webby! Make sure to vote at https://bit.ly/TEKS-webby New to the show? Want to check out Ezra’s favorite episodes? Check out the Ezra Klein Show beginner’s guide (http://bit.ly/EKSbeginhere) Credits: Producer/Editor - Jeff Geld Researcher - Roge Karma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Representative Primila Jayapal, a leader of the Progressive Caucus, joins Thom to observe the spectacle of Trump's insane mismanagement of the carona virus. What have been and will be the legislative goals of Progressives as they struggle to protect America over the resistance of the Republican-majority Senate?Plus- Will we learn to love this clean air and want to keep it after the pandemic is over?.. And what were the lessons of the Great Depression that could inform us in the current crisis?
Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters. In America today, only a slim majority of people register to vote and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother to show up at all. And according to progressive radio host Thom Hartmann, this low turnout is unfortunately not a bug in our system—it's a feature. Hartmann joined us at Town Hall to demystify strategies and tactics that conservative elites in our country have used to protect their interests by preventing “the wrong people”—such as the poor, women, and people of color—from voting, while making it easier for the wealthy and white. He layed out simple, common sense ways that we the people can fight back and reclaim our right to rule through the ballot box. Take an unblinking look at our country's voting system, and explore what we can do to ensure everyone has a voice in this democracy. Thom Hartmann is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host and bestselling author of 24 books, including The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment, The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction, and Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the representative for Washington's 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas. She is the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one of only 14 naturalized citizens currently serving in the United States Congress. Presented by Town Hall Seattle. Recorded live in The Great Hall on February 19, 2020. TODAY'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: MANSCAPED Save 20% and get free shipping with the code TINY The B.I.STANDER Podcast is a conversational podcast unique to Bainbridge Island and Seattle that covers culture, current events, humor, music, sports, technology, politics, island activities, environment, quality of life issues, wellness and just about everything else. The intent is to introduce interesting people, ideas, and conversations. We are not perfect and that's OK! Thank you for your understanding. Our Podcast is brought to you by: Town Hall Seattle Eagle Harbor Insurance Blue Canary Great Northern Electric B.I.Hoops & More Follow us on Facebook & Instagram Listen on Spotify, PlayerFM, I-Heart Radio Apple Podcasts, TuneIN, Castbox, Deezer, and more! Music performed by Band of Steves of The Island Music Guild. Music performed by Ralph Reign 206-780-6911 email@example.com *additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com Listen on Spotify, PlayerFM, I-Heart Radio Apple Podcasts, TuneIN, Castbox, Deezer, and more!
Pramila Jayapal, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from Washington, dubbed a" rising star in the Democratic caucus” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has been fighting for immigrants' rights since waves of xenophobia swept the nation after 9/11, and is now one of Congress's leading critics of President Donald Trump's draconian immigration policies. Following a hectic few months serving on the House Judiciary Committee, championing Bernie Sanders as one of his campaign's leading surrogates, and pushing Medicare for All legislation in Congress, Jayapal sat down with Mother Jones' Editor-in Chief Clara Jeffery to discuss the 2020 race, whether or not “Bernie Bros” really exist, Trump's immigration policy horror show, and so much more. Listen to this special Friday bonus edition of the Mother Jones Podcast to hear the conversation, recorded on stage in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco earlier this month.
Accusations about Iranian-Americans being detained at the Canadian-Washington border allowed Jayapal to make "something out of nothing" on Monday.
Accusations about Iranian-Americans being detained at the Canadian-Washington border allowed Jayapal to make "something out of nothing" on Monday.
It's time for our second and final behind the scenes report from Erin and Nathan's wedding, the Bash of the Century, by co-hosting superstars David Monster and Jo Anna Van Thuyne. David and Jo Anna put on their investigative reporter hats to dig up all the dirt on the Bride and Groom coaxing salacious stories and accusations from the very guests in attendance at the wedding! They will leave no stone unturned in their quest for answers. And we'll finally learn if beloved Movie Star Tom Cruise made good on his RSVP! Topics Include: David's Cheat Day, Tom Cruise, Son of a Human, Elephant Tusks, The Lovingly Gathered Ones, Prison Couples, Congresswoman Jayapal, the World's Need for More Artists, Functional Family Functions, The Best Day Ever. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the most downloaded podcast in the world! The Unimaginary Friendcast! The Unimaginary Friendcast is hosted by David Monster, Erin Marie Bette Davis Jr. and Nathan Von Edmondson. https://unimaginaryfriend.com/podcast/ And find us on Facebook!
Today, we hear from Progressives in the thick of it, with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Representative Ro Khanna, both leaders of the House Progressive Caucus, put on the spot by Thom's thoughtful callers on the issues of today, and what tomorrow's next thing may be.Congresswoman Jayapal gives her views- how do members of Congress plan to respond to a lawless president who is convicting himself right out in the open? What about the abandonment of the Kurds? What is the real cost if we don't pursue Medicare For All?Then, Ro Khanna weighs in on the power of the congress - the chances of pressing for contempt of congress for executive branch officials who disrespect hearings, the extent of congress's war powers and power of the purse... and the ability to enforce impeachment - are we in a constitutional crisis already? Should Democratic presidential nominees be taking large corporate donations? And what about the superdelagates?
The US Congress has historically been defined by a seniority system that has too frequently rewarded members for the length of their tenures rather than the strength of their ideas. But that’s changing, as young progressives are getting elected to the House and demanding to be heard. The change is occurring at least in part because progressives like Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal have joined new members in forcing it. They have made the Congressional Progressive Caucus a force for opening up the process and getting newly-elected members on key committees and in the thick of essential debates.Congressman Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat elected to the House in 2012, co-chairs the caucus and he is our guest this week on Next Left. A gay man who traveled to Canada to get married before the laws changed in the US, a trade unionist with deep skills as an organizer and activist, and an ardent advocate for altering US foreign policies to place an emphasis on diplomacy rather than war making, he has with CPC co-chair Jayapal (a Washington Democrat elected in 2016), made the caucus a place where the next wave of progressives are being welcomed and given leadership roles from the start. New members such as Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Deb Haaland and Katie Porter all hold key positions associated with the caucus. Pocan works with them, as he does with veteran progressives such as Barbara Lee, to advance an economic and social and racial justice agenda that demands an end to needless wars and a Green New Deal to save the planet. He’s an advocate for abolishing ICE, a champion of Middle East peace—and a magician. SHOW NOTES The DCCC’s Plan to Punish Democrats for Backing Primary Challengers Is Sparking Major Backlack (https://www.thenation.com/article/dccc-incumbents-primary-challengers/) The Nation John Nichols Behind the Scenes of the House Democrats’ Twitter War (https://www.thenation.com/article/house-democrats-twitter-pramila-jayapal/) The Nation Joan Walsh Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-CHairs Call for an Impeachment Inquiry (https://www.thenation.com/article/congressional-progressive-caucus-mark-pocan-pramila-jayapal-impeachment-inquiry/) The Nation John Nichols Mark Pocan is waging a lonely fight for deeper thinking on Israel and Palestine (https://madison.com/ct/opinion/column/john_nichols/john-nichols-mark-pocan-is-waging-a-lonely-fight-for/article_245982e3-3581-5f59-ace9-4ef080cd48b9.html) The Cap Times John Nichols Magic Monday with Mark Pocan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8N6UT7b0JM&app=desktop)
What steps can we take in order to better our country by protecting the common interest of our workers? Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich arrived at Town Hall along with Washington’s 7th District Representative Pramila Jayapal for a Labor Day exploration of Reich’s latest book The Common Good. They offered their perspective on the state of American politics and the labor movement, and unpacked Reich’s powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, Reich demonstrated that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it—one of which America has been experiencing for the past five decades. This process, Reich asserts, can and must be reversed. Join Reich and Jayapal for a chance to weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we relate to labor, honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership. Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the bestsellers Aftershock,The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas including Shoreline, Vashon Island, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds and parts of Burien and Normandy Park. Congresswoman Jayapal is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. Presented by Town Hall Seattle as part of the 2019 Homecoming Festival. Recorded live in the Great Hall on September 2, 2019.
Earlier this week, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, along with three other members of the House Judiciary Committee, submitted a court petition to unseal grand jury materials related to the Mueller investigation, a move that, in Jayapal's view, marks the official beginning of an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. She joins us to talk about what may happen next, and what we in the activist community can do in support. Also, the Seattle Arts Voter Guide is the creation of Seattle University graduate-level students and their professor, and it aims to lay out the arts-related platforms of the many candidates for Seattle city council and school board. We're joined by two of its creators, Professor Jasmine Mahmoud and MFA candidate Erin Naomi Burrows. Links: Atlantic article: “Why We're Moving Forward with Impeachment” https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/why-were-moving-forward-impeachment/594931/?fbclid=IwAR1-fT6RoGUeR6clP4TMJZFXHaC731WnILuCbf2JQkihP8rr8azeFX3E0mc House Judiciary Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/HouseJudiciary Five Crimes in Five Days: https://twitter.com/hashtag/5CrimesIn5Days?src=hashtag_click Seattle Voter Arts Guide: https://seattleartsvoterguide.com/about/ (Disclaimer: The Seattle Arts Voter Guide is nonpartisan and Seattle University neither endorses nor opposes any candidate.)
When Women Disobey activists sat in at the Senate Hart Office Building in the summer of 2018, Pramila Japayal was asked to address the protest against the Trump administration's brutal approach to border and immigration issues. Instead of delivering her remarks and exiting, the Democratic congresswoman from Seattle said, "I decided that I, too, would sit down with them and submit to arrest." So Jayapal settled in. "We chanted and sang and talked about the need to reunite these families and to end the president's zero-tolerance policy," she recalled. Then she was taken into custody, along with more than 575 others. When the news broke, the congresswoman announced that she was "proud to have been arrested" for challenging "inhumane and cruel" policies. No one in Seattle was surprised that Jayapal was willing not just to talk the talk but to walk the walk. She has for decades been one of the most outspoken and engaged advocates for women, people of color, and immigrants in Washington state and nationwide. After the September 11, 2001, attacks, she formed the organization Hate Free Zone to push back against the targeting of immigrants. The group sued the Bush administration to prevent the deportation of over 4,000 Somali immigrants. It launched education and voter registration campaigns and, eventually, under the name OneAmerica, was recognized as a model for the type of advocacy organization that was needed to take up the range of economic and social justice issues that needed to be a part of the broader struggle for immigrant rights. Jayapal turned to electoral politics only recently, winning a seat in the Washington state Senate in 2014 and then winning an open US House seat in 2016. And she has maintained her ties to her own immigrant roots—as an Indian-born student who arrived in the United States on her own at age 16—and her activist organizing. She's already the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a chief sponsor of Medicare for All legislation. We talked about her work in Congress for this week's Next Left, but we focused much of our attention on the remarkable personal story that underpins Pramila Jayapal's congressional service. Show notes Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Call for an Impeachment Inquiry (https://www.thenation.com/article/congressional-progressive-caucus-mark-pocan-pramila-jayapal-impeachment-inquiry/) The Nation John Nichols How Pramila Jayapal’s Inside-Outside Strategy Is Changing the Future of Progressive Politics (https://www.thenation.com/article/pramila-jayapal-cpc-joan-walsh/) The Nation Joan Walsh Pramila Jayapal Wants Democrats to Know That Resistance Is Not Enough (https://www.thenation.com/article/resistance-is-not-enough/) The Nation Joan Walsh Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested at D.C. protest of Trump’s ‘zero tolerance border policy (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/rep-pramila-jayapal-arrested-at-d-c-protest-of-trumps-zero-tolerance-border-policy/) The Seattle Times Jim Brunner Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Pramila Jayapal Join Airport Protests to Free People Detained Under Muslim Ban (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/rep-pramila-jayapal-arrested-at-d-c-protest-of-trumps-zero-tolerance-border-policy/) Democracy Now! Melanie Charles How Glad I Am (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRT8rdvtWpk) Mima La Princesa (https://soundcloud.com/mimamusica/la-princesa)
Nick spoke with Congressmember Pramila Jayapal in December 2018 about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, what Representative Jayapal has changed his mind on, and how Democrats can tell better stories. Here’s their full conversation in Congresswoman Jayapal’s offices in Washington D.C. An edited version of this conversation appeared in the episode, "Should Democrats appeal to the center by moving hard left?", linked below. http://www.pitchforkeconomics.com/episode/should-democrats-appeal-to-the-center-by-moving-hard-left-with-congresswoman-pramila-jayapal/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sarah, Dylan, and Matt discuss Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare-for-all bill, its lack of pay-fors, and an interesting white paper on income transparency. Sarah on private insurance in other countries Dylan's interview with Matt Bruenig Sarah's interview with Rep. Jayapal on her bill White paper We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3X6WMNF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Will testimony by Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, drive a stake into the heart of Russiagate? Nation writer Aaron Mate says don't bet on it. And at protests across the U.S. and world, thousands gather to say no war, no sanctions no coup in Venezuela." Plus Headlines on Jayapal's Medicare for All bill in the House of Representatives. And More... HEADLINES: Michael Cohens testimony debunks Russiagate-Medicare For All Act of 2019 is Introduced by Representative Pramila Jayapal.-Climate activists Force McConnell to Delay Vote on Green New Deal.- Senate Republicans confirmed ex-coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.- Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.- Michele Roberts, On the Grounds Environmental Justice Producer, testified before the House Appropriations Committee, to advocate for communities that suffer from industrial pollution and other hazards. - thousands of migrant children suffered sexual abuse while in custody of the U.S. government.- A Meeting of DCs Afro-Latino community-A New Busboys and Poets Opens in Anacostia on March 6-DC Premiere of film Cubanas, Mujeres en Revolucin, or Cubanas: Women in Revolution, a documentary by Maria Torrellas. Thats Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 PM " 9:00 PM at the True Reformer Building, 1200 U Street in Northwest DC. -Gerald Horne on Venezuela, India and Pakistan, North Korea and Russia. If you enjoy our grassroots news show, which we provide free online, on podcast and on Pacifica stations and affiliates, please click here or click on the Patreon tab on this website to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. The show is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people's voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Thank you! Subscribe on PatreonLike us on Facebook!Follow us on Twitter!
It was the best Mob movie I’ve seen in a long time. Michael Cohen testified before Congress and it was large-popcorn-bucket-worthy. Like we’ve been saying for a couple of years now, the best way to understand the Trump administration is to read it as an organized crime story. Now it looks like we’re going to get Trump’s accountant, Allen Weisselberg, to testify after all. Cohen’s closing statement warned that if Trump loses the 2020 election, he will not allow for a peaceful transfer of power. Trump got Kim Jong Un-ed in Vietnam. Pramila Jayapal drops a major Medicare for All bill that - wait for it - is better than the plan advocated for by Bernie Sanders. The bill was drafted with nurses, doctors, disability rights advocates, advocates for the elderly, and organizations such as Public Citizen and the Center for Popular Democracy. This past Tuesday was a great day for Chicago socialists as 4 of the 5 DSA endorsed candidates won their election to Chicago’s city council. At least two other progressives also ousted established Democratic Party Machine candidates. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee enters the presidential race with an unabashed commitment to address the climate crisis. CPAC is underway just outside DC. All the tensions with Trump are nowhere to be found as the right-wing political conference fully embraces MAGA. And if you wanted to know if progressive/left policies are moving the needle, look no further than right-wing ex-Senator Rick Santorum who went to CPAC calling for paid family leave. Charter Appeals Board??? Say what? Imagine a state-controlled government panel that is specifically designed to overturn local school boards and favor charter schools. About 1,700 workers are on strike in Erie, PA as Wabtec, the new owners of the former GE locomotive plant, demanded up to 38% reduction in wages, mandatory overtime, expanded use of temps, and arbitrary scheduling. Bernie Sanders weighed in on the strike saying, "The American people are sick and tired of corporate America and their wealthy CEOs ripping off the working families of this country.” In These Times has called this the “biggest U.S. manufacturing strike in the Trump era.” Senator Bob Casey says he will be backing a $15/hour federal minimum wage bill, marking his continued political evolution. PA House GOP Candidate Frank Scavo is a Pizzagate conspiracy theorist who is running for an open house seat in Lackawanna County. It’s been a Democratic stronghold for decades but voted for Trump in 2016. Big Pharma, Big Greed. A PA woman used to be able to get for free medication for a rare neuromuscular disease. But thanks to BioMarin Pharmaceutical who recently gained exclusive rights to see the drug, she is facing a $375,000/year bill. Her case is one of the thousands like it that has been the subject of hearings in DC. Elections have consequences. State Senator Vincent Hughes wants to "take a data-driven approach to public policy to ensure that lawmakers are fully informed of the potential impacts of legislation on people living in poverty before they vote." In today’s Last Call, Space X set to test its first-ever Crew Dragon Spacecraft tomorrow if the weather continues to cooperate. The Crew Dragon is designed to bring astronauts to the International Space Station. If all goes well, this will be the first “crew-capable orbital spacecraft” to launch from the U.S. since the Obama administration scrapped the space shuttle program in 2011 in favor of contracting out missions to the ISS. Boeing, the other company tapped by NASA to fly crewed missions to the ISS has its own test launch set for April. Canada is the first country to join up to support NASA’s lunar gateway project. The Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway program will be a human-tended facility in orbit around the moon, kind of like a sister station to the ISS. This Sunday, Free Will Brewing will be celebrating the “Spirit of Mardi Gras” with a barrel aged tap takeover at the main brewery in Perkasie. Plus, a double can release tomorrow: Fresh King Cake - a No Boil White Ale brewed with 120 pounds of fresh ground pecans, orange, cinnamon, and vanilla. 7% ABV. Saturday can and draft release, March 2nd! 7 Course Red - just in time for St Patty's Day prep, it's Free Will's traditional Irish Red Ale, malt forward with notes of toffee, toasted bread, and dried fruit. Brewed with a touch of roasted barley and carared for additional color and a beautiful tan head.
The Democratic Party is quickly coalescing around an ambitious Medicare-for-All platform — and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) is shaping up to be a major voice in that debate. Jayapal co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus and, earlier this week, released a sweeping new plan for single-payer health care in the United States. Her proposal is arguably the most ambitious we’ve seen yet. It envisions a wider set of benefits and a much quicker transition to government-run health care than the plan offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Vox Senior Policy Correspondent Sarah Kliff, who is filling in for Ezra, sat down with Rep. Jayapal to walk through how this Medicare-for-All plan came together. We get into why Rep. Jayapal thinks it’s possible for the United States to move to government-run health care in just two years, and which countries’ health systems she thinks of as good models for where the United States should head. In this conversation, you’ll get a sense of Rep. Jayapal’s theories of governing, how they differ from those of Obama-era Democrats, and why she doesn’t think she needs buy-in from the powerful hospital and insurance lobbies to pass new legislation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
More than 100 House Democrats on Wednesday, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, unveiled their sweeping Medicare for All legislation. So what comes next — and why is the health care industry so opposed to it? First, POLITICO's Alice Miranda Ollstein joins Dan Diamond (starts at the 1:05 mark) on Capitol Hill to explain the state of play. Then Lauren Crawford Shaver, head of the Partnership for America's Health Care Future (starts at the 9:00 mark), explains why her members — groups like the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association — think Medicare for All and Democrats' other proposals are non-starters. REFERENCED ON THE SHOW Democrats' Medicare for All bill, released this week, doesn't include a price tag, Alice and POLITICO's Adam Cancryn wrote. Jayapal appeared on "Pulse Check" in December 2018 to discuss her Medicare for All plans. The Partnership has been running digital ads against Medicare for All.
Today our guest is Deva Jayapal. Jayapal built a successful career in Wall Street covering high profile roles and now works as an independent investment advisor. Jayapal took sannyas in 1977 and never left Osho.I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode, and as always, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jayapal via his website below. Enjoy the show!Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:Jayapal’s backgroundJayapal’s first Dynamic Meditation in ManhattanHow Jayapal arrived to OshoJayapal takes sannyas from Osho and receives his new nameJayapal goes back to New York in an investment banking firm with orange clothes and a malaJayapal talks about Osho moving from India to the USAJayapal tells about the time during Osho’s stay in New Jersey, near his home townJayapal goes shopping for Osho in 5th AvenueJayapal talks about the relationship between Osho and moneyJayapal describes an intimate moment with OshoJayapal talks about Wild Wild CountryJayapal talks about Osho in California todayJayapal explains how he helps his clients financiallyJayapal’s projectsJayapal's morning routineJayapal's favourite meditationJayapal and Osho todayResourcesJayapal websiteLove Osho Youtube channelLove Osho Free Guide - How to meditate if you can't sit quietlyConnect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7th) and Baltimore activist Dominique Stevenson discuss activism, political involvement and why leaders should consider running for office. Then Stevenson takes us on to a community farming project in Baltimore's Sandtown (Freddie Gray's neighborhood). Music featured: “Bruthas” by Paris Cesvette featuring Brutha Basil from her album “Celestial (My Journey Among Stars)” released on Groove Odyssey. Support theLFShow
This week, amid all the usual falsehoods and buffoonery, President Donald Trump struck a blow against US militarism and upended the proceedings of the “Group of Seven” industrialized countries. Take Trump out of it and… aren’t these outcomes that the left has long wanted? Can Trump occasionally be right for all the wrong reasons? And what’s a lefty to do when this happens? Charles Mudede, Rich Smith, and Eli Sanders try to figure it out. After that, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks about what she saw inside an ICE detention center where migrant mothers seeking asylum in the US have been separated from their children. Jayapal shares these women’s stories and talks about what listeners can do to end this inhumane practice. Finally, another primary night! Charles talks about Wisconsin, Rich talks about Virginia, and Eli talks about South Carolina. Then Rich offers a quick take on the new, very funny Michelle Wolf series on Netflix. It’s called “The Break.” Plus, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo! Blabbermouth is brought to you by Hello Fresh: Recipes and ingredients for delicious meals delivered to your door. For $30 off your first week, go to HelloFresh.com/Blabbermouth30, and use the offer code: Blabbermouth30. This episode is also brought to you by Everlane. You needn't detest shopping for clothes any longer! Get free shipping on your first order when you go to Everlane.com/Blabbermouth.
Congresswoman Jayapal sits down the Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to discuss how the DNC and Democratic Party are changing, the status of superdelegates, keys to election victories in Alabama and elsewhere, and prospects heading into the 2018 mid-term election!
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is back on the show this week with her recipe for Democratic success in the upcoming midterm elections. She also answers Rich Smith’s burning questions about whether the national Democratic Party is interfering too much in local primary races. But before all that, Dan Savage, Katie Herzog, and Eli Sanders trip through another crazy week—including the “raid” on Trump’s old doctor, Trump’s Nobel nomination, and Mueller’s long list of questions for the president. They also tackle Michelle Wolf’s “controversial” comedy set at the White House Correspondents Dinner and an important, hard-to-answer question: What do we do with the #MeToo-felled men who now want to make a comeback? And after Jayapal’s take on the midterms, Katie Herzog encourages listeners to check out the new Rachel Dolezal documentary, The Rachel Divide, which was recently released on Netxflix. There’s more to it than you might imagine. Plus a Rich Smith reading of a Lucille Clifton poem and, as always, the music of Ahamefule J. Oluo
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, Congresswoman Jayapal joins high school students from throughout Seattle and surrounding areas in a conversation about how to organize to stop gun violence. Music: hooksounds.com
Stephan sits down this week with 8th District congressional candidate Jason Rittereiser about his positions on healthcare, the environment, immigration policy, and why he feels his uniquely suited to win in the 8th. Then he has a post-game chat with The Stranger's Rich Smith about the 8th District's town hall featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. All that, plus this week's call to action and a dose of good news.
She’s been called the “Anti-Trump.” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district is a true changemaker. She embodies intersectional, fierce, progressive and inclusive politics. As a longtime organizer, especially for immigration rights, women’s issues, civil rights and access to education, Jayapal is organizing these days from within Congress. She offers a perspective that is not often heard in Congress and she is pushing legislative conversations to be more inclusive by training others on intersectional politics.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is 25 years old, and yet, the shadow of a Trump administration looms over its vision to advance a progressive agenda. In this seemingly discouraging time, what does the CPC offer, and how does it stay progressive? In the ramp-up to the DNC Chair nomination, for which Keith Ellison (D-MN), chair of the CPC, has hotly campaigned, Laura travels to the 2017 Progressive Congress to speak to progressive leaders. Joining Laura this week are CPC First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI); CPC Vice Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); CPC Vice Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY). Pocan and Lee bring to us an optimistic forecast for how progressive organizing will take on authoritarian and isolationist legislation. Jayapal and Clarke echo this sense of confidence in their caucus and constituents ability to organize. And all four celebrated Congresspeople reaffirm their belief in Keith Ellison's ability to direct the Democratic party further left. Rep. Mark Pocan was the first to introduce a bill to impeach Trump on the House floor; Rep. Barbara Lee has introduced a bill to protest Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council; Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives, known for her leadership in FightFor$15 Seattle; Rep. Yvette Clarke has sponsored a bill to prohibit the use of federal funds to support the Muslim Ban executive order.
At the Laura Flanders Show, we say we talk with “tomorrow's heroes today.” One of those could well be forward-thinker Pramila Jayapal, Washington State Senator, now running for Congress. If elected, Jayapal be the first south Asian woman in the House of Representatives. Jayapal describes herself as a “proud immigrant from India.” She founded Hate Free Zone (now OneAmerica) in response to hate and discrimination after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and played a big role in the push for a $15 minimum wage. Hear how Islamophobic racism, has shaped her campaign and why she believes politicians must address institutional racism head-on. Pramila Jayapal is running for Washington, U.S. House of Representatives, District 7. Also running for Congress is Chase Iron Eyes, a populist candidate for indigenous voters and a leading organizer for the #NoDAPL fight. We talk with Iron Eyes about lifting up in the face of oppression. Chase Iron Eyes is a Native activist and attorney, and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. All this, and Laura's F Word on opening highways not gates.