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Russia expert Fiona Hill captured national attention two years ago when she testified during then-President Donald Trump's first impeachment hearing. Now she's out with a new book, "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century." She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her career as a presidential advisor and why she fears the U.S. is going down a dangerous path. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Russia expert Fiona Hill captured national attention two years ago when she testified during then-President Donald Trump's first impeachment hearing. Now she's out with a new book, "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century." She joins Judy Woodruff to discuss her career as a presidential advisor and why she fears the U.S. is going down a dangerous path. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Host Farai Chideya talks with author Minda Harts about the moment she made a difficult decision to leave a racist work environment and prioritize her mental health. Journalist Adam Serwer shares why he felt it was important to write about the Trump Presidency, even if he lost the 2020 election. Farai and business of entertainment contributor Casey Mendoza nerd out about the women of color making waves in science fiction and fantasy fandoms. And in a special episode of Sippin' the Political Tea, retired Major General Linda Singh and Navy veteran Tashandra Poullard open up to Farai about the challenges of coming home from war, and how they'd like to see the U.S. military evolve beyond the “forever wars.”EPISODE RUNDOWN0:22 Author and executive Minda Harts on healing from racial trauma in the workplace13:03 Journalist Adam Serwer on tracing the genealogy of racism and eugenics21:14 Casey Mendoza on the women of color making their mark in sci-fi and fantasy31:55 Sippin' the Political Tea: a special roundtable on the future of the U.S. military with two female women of color veterans
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The first draft of history is being written about the final, chaotic days of Donald Trump's presidency and the earliest days of Joe Biden's. A new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reveals the alarm and lengths that then-president Trump's top advisors went to in order to prevent him from acting on his worst impulses. Woodward and Costa join Judy Woodruff with more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Explosive new details about former President Donald Trump's actions around last year's election and the January insurrection have been revealed in a yet-to-be-released book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington Post. Judy Woodruff discusses them and the questions they raise with White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com, to wrap up the week in news, from the Texas abortion law's overturning of Roe v. Wade and its civil-bounty policy, to the upcoming cut off of federal unemployment benefits. Heather, Sam, and Emma start off by looking at the developments of the Supreme Court as an institution, paying particular attention to the increased use of shadow dockets since the start of the Trump Presidency, and continuing into Biden's, before generally walking through the anti-democratic and unilateral nature of the Court, and how the Democrats have refused to take on their excesses of power. Next, they explore potential paths to take in restoring and protecting Roe v. Wade, including how SCOTUS could fight back against legislative codification or capitalizing on the foolishness and destructive capacity of the “bounty” civil suits to get the Texas law overturned, before turning to how Democrats have to try to bolster their support going into the 2022 elections. They also discuss the importance of the Trump Presidency in today's courts, the role of the Manchins and Sinemas moving forwards, as now Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance alongside the infrastructure package, and the incoming unemployment drop-off that will put millions of Americans on the financial brink as the pandemic still rages. They wrap up the interview with some previews for the 2022 election cycle, and Sam and Emma cover their fundraising effort for Afghan refugees, the destruction of Hurricane Ida, and the absurdity of SCOTUS' procedural argument. 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Donald Trump's gone (from office) but not forgotten as many of the elements that contributed to his political ascent – immigration, overseas entanglements, cultural divide – are as potent as ever. Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution's Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, discusses Trump's presence in the political landscape and the prospects of “Trumpism” […]
Donald Trump's gone (from office) but not forgotten as many of the elements that contributed to his political ascent – immigration, overseas entanglements, cultural divide – are as potent as ever. Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution's Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, discusses Trump's presence in the political landscape and the prospects of “Trumpism” beliefs moving forward.
Earlier this month, Tucker Carlson broadcast from Hungary. This was not an accident, as many figures in the Christian Right and far-right have cozied up to European autocrats like Hungary's leader, Viktor Orban. There's always a lot of simultaneous crises happening (the climate crisis, Afghanistan, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and more), but I think it might be beneficial to loop back to this story and learn what we can from Sarah Posner, author of Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency, and What They Left Behind. I spoke with Sarah Posner last year on Powers & Principalities. Follow Sarah on Twitter. Support my work via The Post-Evangelical Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The barrage of books on Donald Trump continues. The Guardian newspaper counts as many as 4,500 tomes about the megalomaniac former US president, including nearly 20 that Trump claims to have written himself. In just the past few weeks, the huge opus of extended works on Trump has grown by three. Michael Wolf released Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency. Michael Bender, the senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal, published a crisp and compelling account of the 2020 campaign from the perspective of Trump World called Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost. And Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker have offered I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year, which completes their chronicle of the Trump Presidency that began with A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America, in which they examined the first three years of Trump's term. (The authors spoke with Tom about the updated edition of that book on the February 26, 2021 Midday show.) Tom is taking a pass on the new Michael Wolf book. But he spoke with Mike Bender a couple of weeks ago about his experience in Trump World. And today, he welcomes back to Midday Carol Leonnig, to talk about this latest book that she and Philip Rucker have contributed to this vast oeuvre. Leonnig and Rucker's books on the mercurial and self-obsessed 45th President are invaluable for the depth of their reporting, their thoroughness, and their first-rate analysis of one of the most divisive and unique figures in American politics. I Alone Can Fix It takes us behind the scenes of Trump's astonishingly inept handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, his losing effort to win a second term, his bungling of the Republican party's attempt to retain control of Congress, his second impeachment, and his culpability in the insurrection at the Capital that left several people dead, scores of police officers and rioters injured, and a country torn apart by partisanship that has wandered into a whole new realm of untruth and malicious fabrication. Carol Leonnig joined Tom earlier this week, speaking on our digital line from Washington, D.C.. Because their conversation was pre-recorded, we're not able to take any calls or on-line comments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Thrilled this week to invite artist and author Emily Segal, whose debut auto-fictional novel “Mercury Retrograde” tells the story of a young artists attempt to reconcile the abstract landscape of overfunded startups and the art world, set in New York between Occupy and the Trump Presidency. We discuss what can be learned from the post-internet era as we stand at the precipice of a new internet, the tensions created by the meeting between financial and social capital, what the hell an artist is anyway now?? and Emily's recent deep dive on funding new literature projects with web 3.Read Mercury Retrograde: https://delugebooks.com/products/mercury-retrogradeDeluge Books: https://delugebooks.com/$NOVEL on Mirror: https://emily.mirror.xyz/0AFENlMKv9amUC1OJIZY26udpISw_raXkoEcvelPvzgNemesis Global: https://nemesis.global/
This week, Martha sits down with Senior White House Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Michael Bender, to discuss his new book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost. Michael explains the challenge of recapping President Donald Trump's unpredictable presidency in his book, and why his team foresaw a win in the 2020 Election. Michael also gives his prediction on whether Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024. Follow Martha on Twitter: @MarthaMacCallum
We all witnessed some of the most shocking and confounding political events of our lifetime: the careening last stage of Donald J. Trump's reelection campaign, the president's audacious election challenge, the harrowing mayhem of January 6, the buffoonery of the second impeachment trial. But what was really going on in the inner sanctum of the White House during these calamitous events? What did the president and his dwindling cadre of loyalists actually believe? And what were they planning? Michael Wolff pulled back the curtain on the Trump presidency with his #1 bestselling blockbuster "Fire and Fury." Now, in "Landslide," he closes the door on the presidency with a final candid account.
Few people can claim to have as close access to “Trumpworld” — the circle of advisors around ex-President Trump — as Jason Miller. In fact, he spoke to Trump himself just yesterday.Originally the chief campaign spokesman for the 2016 campaign, Miller was drafted back for the final months of the re-election campaign, in June 2020. He co-presented a podcast, The War Room, with Steve Bannon, which was removed from YouTube following the Capitol Hill violence on January 6th and is currently CEO of a new social media platform, Gettr.My first question: how likely is it that Donald Trump will run for President again in 2024?“You know, if you'd asked me when President Trump first left office, what the odds were of him running again in in 2024, I probably would have said 50-50. But I think in recent weeks, seeing him back out on the campaign trail, it's kind of the inverse effect, where the more that the media is attacking him and saying that he's politically finished, I think the more that he wants to go and run for office. I'd probably put it at two to one odds that that he does go and run in 2024. So that's making it more likely, in my estimation that he's going to run in 2024.”Given Miller's ringside seat on the final months of the Trump Presidency, I asked him about some of the key moments on the inside. As a key advisor to the campaign – why did he lose? When did it all go wrong?#Trump2024 #censorship #USPoliticsFor more, read The Post from UnHerd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The forty fifth president of the US, Donald Trump, will be talked about forever. Now, Michael Wolff in his new book: Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, exposes the chaos behind the scenes at the White House during President Trump's time in office. What did he learn when he sat down with him?This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today and get one month free at: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes. Guest: Michael Wolff, journalist and author of Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency. Host: Manveen Rana. Clips: LA Times, CBS News, The Guardian, NBC News. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Find Chris on TikTok: chris.stirewalt For information on the post-Journalism panel at AEI on July 28, go here. Times 0:51 - Segment: Most Important Stories of the Week 1:00 - Michael Wolf Book on Fox's Arizona Call (Eliana) 5:27 - Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Book on the Decline in the Trump Presidency (Chris) 12:16 - NBC News report on The Atlantic struggle for subscriptions (Eliana) 19:56 - New York Times corrections (Chris) 21:12 - Segment: Obsessions 21:37 - Newsmax Benny Johnson compares Trump to Batman (Chris) 26:27 - Former NYT Freelance editor Lauren Wolfe “Bias Journalist” (Eliana) 34:39 - Segment: Favorite items of the Week 34:54 - Keith Olbermann TikTok (Chris) 37:20 - New Yorker article on Robin DiAngelo
Seth David Radwell talks about American Schism. Jen Psaki never tires schooling Peter Doocy. A deranged Trump explains a deranged Tennessee. Seth David Radwell discusses that which ails America as he explains several topics in his book American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing our Nation. The conversation was very enlightening. Fox News Steve Doocy continues to make a fool of himself as Jen Psaki uses the opportunity to enlighten his audience. Here she schools him on the Texas State Representatives leaving Texas to save Democracy. Michael Wolff appeared on MSNBC's 11th Hour with Brian Williams to promote his new book “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency,” which is full of embarrassing and dangerous revelations about President Trump's final days in office. A top Tennessee health official was fired after efforts to get teens vaccinated. I guess it isn't only Donald Trump who is deranged. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support
Listen to our archived episodes: RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash * It's Tuesday, and David Waldman remembered to invite Joan McCarter, and she remembered what they were going to talk about. Yay! Did you know that Donald Trump was a deluded low-intelligence big-mouthed sociopath during his administration? There is new evidence supporting this in two new books out, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year and Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency. David reads and comments on an excerpt from I Alone Can Fix It. That's the one with Trump flirting with martial law to keep the presidency. The other one has Eric Trump picking a fight with math and Rudy Giuliani with the plan that Trump just claim he won... or was that in the first book? Which one reveals Trump wanting to execute whoever snitched about his hiding in his little bunker? Oh, that was a third book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost! This is only the start on these books. There's plenty more material out there. We are just getting to the “Stop the Steal” era! Although, we might not have the Kracken to kick around anymore, once the Eastern District of Michigan is through with their sanction hearing. The Trump Organization isn't sure of what you mean by “chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg”, there's no one there by that name. Catching COVID is now the hot thing in red states. Only RINOs don't get on respirators, or allow people the freedom to get on respirators, in those states. U.S. investigators have arrived in Haiti to aid in the Moïse assassination case, as there is a noticeable Venn diagram overlap between Haiti suspects and DEA informants. Greg Abbott's posse turned away at the Texas border having failed at rounding up the Democrats who plan to stay away for a few weeks to block Abbott's voter suppression bill. Senate Democrats and White House officials are meeting today to talk spending and revenue targets, budget resolution and reconciliation instructions. Chuck Schumer might shorten the Senate's August break to address the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which means Republicans need to step up their delaying process. Joe Biden continues nominating a diverse slate of federal judges at a rapid pace, but that can't fix the Supreme Court who are slated to be much worse next session. SCOTUS isn't as bad as Donald Trump wanted them to be, and after all he did for them, too!
Tonight on the Last Word: Texas Democrats urge Congress to pass federal voter protections. Also, Trump loyalists target Rep. Katie Porter's town hall. Plus, Michael Wolff talks to Lawrence about his new book, “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency.” And Senate Democrats hope to reach a deal on infrastructure reconciliation this week. Texas State Rep. Gina Hinojosa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Katie Porter, Eugene Robinson and Steven Dennis also join Lawrence O'Donnell.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner tweeted a comment about the population of homeless Californians referring to their presence as a "mess" and saying they decrease Californians' "quality of life." Foreign tourists who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada for quite some time because the government is unwilling to jeopardize progress made on containing the virus. Former President Donald Trump's advisors believed that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was usually drunk and on the verge of senility, according to "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency," by Michael Wolff. Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for attempting to extort up to $25 million from Nike. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
HE'S ALIVE AND BACK #FINNEGANFRIDAYS RETURNS Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Christian Finnegan is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014. SARAH POSNER @sarahposner is a reporting fellow with Type Investigations. Her investigative reporting has appeared in Rolling Stone, VICE, The Nation, Mother Jones, The New Republic, HuffPost, and Talking Points Memo. Her coverage and analysis of politics and religion has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, Politico, and many other outlets. She graduated from Wesleyan University and has a law degree from the University of Virginia. Her story "How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream," published before the 2016 election, won a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award. We talked about her new book now out in paperback Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency, and the Devastating Legacy They Left Behind Please check out my sponsor Indeed.com/Standup Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page
On this edition of Parallax Views, on May 13th, 2021 the New York Times published a tantalizing report by journalists Adam Goldman and Mark Mazzetti. "Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government", read the eye-catching headline that promised to add yet another scandalous chapter to the already scandal-ridden story of the Trump Presidency. Following the attention-grabbing headline, Goldman & Mazzetti, through documents and interviews, details a "campaign" by pro-Trump elements to discredit government officials perceived as potentially disloyal to the modus operandi of President Trump in the early years of his Presidency. Brining to mind Richard Nixon's "dirty tricks" and the tradition of what in D.C. slang has come to be known as political "ratf*cking, said campaign included a "planned sting operation against Mr. Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster" and "secret surveillance operations against F.B.I. employees, aimed at exposing anti-Trump sentiment in the bureau’s ranks". According to Goldman & Mazzetti's reporting the plot involved former British spy Richard Seddon, controversial private security contractor Erik Prince of Blackwater infamy (and, for what it's worth, the younger brother of Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos), and operatives of Project Veritas, a right-wing conservative activist group founded by James O'Keefe and previously known for its operations against Planned Parenthood, ACORN, and others. In regards specifically to the sting operation against Gen. McMaster, which involved what in intelligence circles is known as a "honey trap", the NYT story mentioned another player in this cast of character: Barbara Ledeen. A former GOP Senate Judiciary Committee staffer, Ledeen admits to at least a minor role in the plot against McMaster in the NYT report. However, she is only mentioned rather briefly in the article itself. Investigative journalist Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years and CEO/Editor-in-Chief of the news outlet WhoWhatWhy, joined me to discuss his recent article, co-authored with Matt Harvey, detailing how there may be another angle to explore in this story after taking a closer look at who Barbara Ledeen is and the circles she travels in. As Baker explains, Ledeen is the wife of one Michael Ledeen. Michael Ledeen, for the uninitiated is "a historian, campaign adviser, and freelance intelligence operative, who served as a consultant to the National Security Council and departments of State and Defense under Republican administrations" who figures into such political intrigues as the Iran/Contra affair and the Niger yellowcake forgeries that played a role in launching the Bush administration war on Iraq on the basis of that Saddam Hussein possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Michael Ledeen is part of a milieu that has come to be known as the Neoconservatives. The neocons reached the apex of their political influence during the Presidency of George W. Bush and took hawkish positions on Iraq, Iran, and other countries in the Middle East even prior to 9/11. Prominent elements of the movement included the Project for a New American Century think tank and long-time D.C. mainstays like Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and Elliot Abrams among others. In our conversation, Baker notes the complexity of this story and why the Ledeen connection matters. Chiefly, Baker points out the the Ledeens are heavily associated collaborators of Gen. Mike Flynn, who was fired from a prominent position under President Obama only to return to prominence under President Donald Trump. However, Flynn's return proved short-lived and he was ultimately replaced by Gen. H.R. McMaster. Additionally, Baker discusses the issue of neoconservatism and its relation to Israel and Netanyahu's Likud Party. Specifically, neoconservatives take an approach of strong, hardline support to Israel. In fact, for some neocons, this support is so hardline that it has led to right-wing admonishments of generally Israel-friendly Presidents like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama for being perceived as not sufficiently supportive of Israel. McMaster, Baker, argues may, despite not having a particularly radical stance on Israel, be seen in this regard by some neocons. Baker is quick to point out in our conversation that this discussion of neoconservatism and pro-Likud politics should not be used to support anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Instead he believes we should examined how the foreign policy ideas of neocons like the Ledeen and their relationship to Flynn may figure into the contour of a broader story about why politically right-wing elements in Washington, D.C. would seek to craft a sting operation against Gen. H.R. McMaster. And moreover how this plot against McMaster by alleged 'Anti-Deep State' elements may instead actually represent feuding factions of the deep state (by which, Russ points out, we mean the entrenched bureaucracy in D.C. rather than the lunatic fringe conspiracy theories of QAnon and its ilk). All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views!
CNN's Jake Tapper joins the guys this week! Jake talks about his new book "The Devil May Dance," what it was like covering the Trump Presidency, and Jake even shares some of his impressions with Darrell! AND there's a really killer Clinton story, complete with an impression from Darrell! This one is JAM PACKED with something for everyone! Check out Jake's new book, "The Devil May Dance," in stores/online now, & make sure you follow us on social media & share our posts! @DarrellcHammond, @ChrisMillhouse, & @JakeTapper!
On this edition of Parallax Views, leaked material reveals a shift to hardliners ahead of the June 18th elections in Iran. Journalist Gareth Porter, whose work is featured at The Grayzone, Consortium News, and Antiwar.com, joins me to discuss this development as well as to cover the rocky history of U.S.-Iranian relations. During the course of our conversation Gareth and I delve into Iranian Foreign MinisterJavad Zarif conflicts with the late General Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and how Soleimani's death at the hands of a drone strike during Trump Presidency has effectively pushed many in Iran towards potentially voting for candidates that are opposed to negotiating a new deal with the U.S. In addition to this Gareth and I also delve into the history of the Iran nuclear program, Reagan vs. Iran, Soleimani vs. ISIS, Soleimani in Syria and Iraq, the tension between Shia principles and the IRGC, the JCPOA and Obama, and much, much more.
Language and identity are tightly intertwined. Which is why for Latina writer Maria Theresa Hart, conquering the Spanish language was something she's tried to achieve since childhood. When Trump was elected in 2016, she decided to double down on her commitment. Read Maria's essay here: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/8/4/21348704/spanish-classes-latina-trump-america-english This episode was made by: Writer: Maria Theresa Hart Editor: Alanna Okun Producers: Schuyler Swenson, Sofi LaLonde Engineer: Paul Mounsey Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of The Best Money I Ever Spent on Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Quick Hits by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Republican Party continues to find it's identity, both statewide and nationally, in the months following the Trump Presidency. Here in California, Caitlyn Jenner did her first interview since announcing her run for Governor in an appearance on cable news last night. It comes as Congressional Republicans debate whether or not to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership role. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Patti Reising and Jeff Bell, and KCBS Radio reporter Mike Dewald spoke with Henry Brady, who is a Political Scientist and Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The New York Times just reported on a leaked tape of the Iranian Foreign Minister admitting that John Kerry leaked secret intelligence information about Israeli strikes on Iranian targets on Iran, during the Trump Presidency. This has direct implications on Isreal and US national security interests. How can Israel trust the Biden administration that allows Kerry to remain on the National Security Council? What will the Biden administration do about this revelation?
Richie is joined by Paul Craig Roberts and Geraldine. Paul Craig Roberts is an economist, author, broadcaster and former US Assistant Treasury Secretary. Paul joined Richie to discuss Washington's baiting of China and Russia and how the Chinese signalled their intent to stand up to US bullying, at a meeting last week in Alaska. Paul reviews the Trump Presidency, what he achieved and where he went wrong and looks ahead to life under the Biden administration. Paul also share his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic. www.paulcraigroberts.org Geraldine got in touch with Richie and asked to come on to speak about her brother John. John is in his mid-forties and in residential care in Cork. He has autism and epilepsy. His care home and his GP want John to have a covid vaccine despite his mother insisting that he shouldn't have one. It's an important story.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played a role in some of the biggest foreign policy accomplishments of the Trump administration.He joins "The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the impact of the Abraham Accords—pacts involving the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan—and the moving of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.He also weighs in on the increasing threat of the Chinese Communist Party in the Biden administration, as well as the phenomenon of all of the isms that are part of American society today, such as multiculturalism."When I hear people start to talk about different groups and different subcultures—and they want to divide, and they want to create tension, and they want to cause problems—it saddens me because I know it will diminish all of us," Pompeo said."And so, whether it's these ideas that the progressive movement now has, that they refer to as being 'woke,' they undermine the central understanding that our Founders had about who we are and also my Christian understanding of how it is that the Bible asks us to treat each of our neighbors."We also cover these stories:Two men, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, are charged with assaulting since-deceased U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and two other officers with a chemical spray during the Jan. 6 breaching of the Capitol. Sen. Ted Cruz writes a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after a since-deleted tweet on an official military Twitter account attacked Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Eric Nelson, the attorney for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, says he wants to “delay Chauvin's criminal trial and move the venue in the wake of a $27 million civil settlement between Minneapolis and George Floyd's family,” according to CNN. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Angie Thomas is an absolutely amazing human. She was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper and a current best-selling author. Like, she has sold a shit ton of books. Her first book, The Hate U Give, has sold millions of copies and has been on the NYT bestsellers list for 206 weeks. And it was turned into an incredible feature film! Her latest book, Concrete Rose, has been on the NYT bestsellers list since it came out a few weeks ago. All 3 of her books, including the incredible On the Come Up, hit #1 on the NYT Bestsellers list. All 3 of these books were published during the Trump Presidency. About books, Angie has said these wise words: “I look at books as being a form of activism. Sometimes they’ll show us a side of the world that we might not have known about.” Each one of her books entertained the hell out of us while also introducing to people and ideas that have changed us. Follow Angie Thomas on Twitter and Instagram. Visit Angie’s website to learn more about her work. If you don’t already own them, order her books from your local bookstore. _________________________________________ Reach out to us anytime and for any reason at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Let’s Give A Damn on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to keep up with everything. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! If you love what we’re doing, consider supporting us on Patreon! We can’t do this without you. Lastly, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Have an amazing week, friends! See you next year. Keep giving a damn. Love y’all! Edited and Sound Designed by Sound On Studios
Sam hosts Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show and David Roth (@david_j_roth), editor at Defector and host of The Distraction Podcast, to discuss the week's top stories including the second senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump and the Biden administration's Covid relief plans. On today's show: Rep. Raskin argues that if Trump returned to office he would not bother to reign in his supporters' violent attacks on political opponents. Lindsay Graham says he wants an investigation into what Nancy Pelosi knew before January 6. Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) of the Benjamin Dixon Show joins Sam to discuss stories including: Trump's second impeachment trial and the Biden admin's shrinking Covid relief checks. Trump's lawyer argues that his impeachment is "constitutional cancel culture." Sen. Whitehouse says Senate ethics committee should look at GOP senators' role in Jan 6 riots. Dave Ramsey says if you're concerned about difference of $600 or $1400 relief then you have bigger problems in your life. David Roth (@david_j_roth), editor at Defector and host of The Distraction Podcast, joins Sam to discuss where the Trumpist wing of the GOP goes from here. Will Marjorie Taylor Greene actually write laws, or just become a touring aggrievement show? OAN's sentimental tribute to Trump Presidency includes sad piano music, poem by Rudyard Kipling. Speaking about Dallas Mavericks' decision to not play national anthem before games, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says it's like the Jan 6 riots. Mike Huckabee running ads on Newsmax, targeting grandparents to buy their grandkids books on Trump's accomplishments. Brian Kilmeade says media isn't talking about falling Covid cases because Dems can't pass their wasteful stimulus if the numbers are going down. OCTOBER 2020: Seema Verma at Aspen Ideas Festival says governors are on board with Medicaid work requirements, people don't want to be on Medicaid. CNN interviews children of parents who fell deep into Qanon conspiracy. Plus, your IMs. Members keep the Majority Report running. Become a member of the Majority Report today! Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop! https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: email@example.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 sponsors: Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! sunsetlake cbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at sunsetlakecbd.com Check out Joshua Kahn Russell's friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube 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 (streaming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm ET! Special early stream tonight, 2/12, at 6pm ET) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @Jamie_Elizabeth @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn from South Carolina as well as Historians and Authors Susan Eisenhower and H.W. Brands join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on "Skullduggery." First, Clyburn weighs in on recently being dubbed 'the savior' by former President George W. Bush. He also discusses President Biden, his agenda, and how he will be able to get things done with a 50/50 split Senate. Then, Eisenhower and Brands talk about how the Trump Presidency will be remember, how it compared to that of President Eisenhower's, and the future state of politics in a post-Trump era. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
During his inaugural address yesterday, President Biden spoke about the subject of this podcast: disinformation. “There is truth and there are lies,” Biden said, “lies told for power and for profit.” And he asked Americans to unify rather than “turn inward” against those “who don't get their news from the same sources you do.” But in an era of QAnon and pandemic disinformation, how will that unification be possible? The day before the inauguration, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Kate Starbird, an associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, for this first episode of Lawfare's Arbiters of Truth miniseries under the Biden administration. Kate last came on the podcast in March 2020 to discuss disinformation and misinformation around the coronavirus, and she has had a long year since then researching online ecosystems around the pandemic and supposed voter fraud. And the Capitol riot on January 6 threw all this into sharp relief, as the things that Kate studies every day boiled over into mainstream consciousness with a vengeance. They spoke with Kate about what led up to the riot, what the disinformation landscape looks like now and what kind of work will be required to move forward.
Steve and the crew share their Inauguration Day reflections on the legacy Trump leaves behind as Joe Biden takes the stage. Then, the crew plays a game of Buy, Sell, or Hold on numerous topics. Daniel Horowitz from the Conservative Review podcast joins the program to bring his message of woe and lamentation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump spending his last full day as president of the United States stewing in private, mulling pardons for well-connected allies and releasing a meaningless, lie-filled farewell message.Then, Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump’s presidency affected her, predicts how the events of January 6 may shake up Joe Biden’s presidency and goes over how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact his inauguration.
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We've reached the end of the Trump Presidency. Finally. Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman reckon with that fact, discuss the remaining threats and damage that need addressed, and welcome Jennifer Taub, author of Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime, to discuss the rampant corruption that led to this moment. To unlock exclusive content, including Friday Weekender show, become a patron at: http://patreon.com/muckrakepodcast
Howie opens up the phone lines to discuss the final days of the Trump Presidency, Governor Charlie Baker sending the National Guard to D.C. for Inauguration Day, and the end of cable television.
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Daniel Drezner joins Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump’s weekend Twitter temper tantrum, the latest on what’s happening inside the Pentagon in the waning days of the Trump Presidency, and Nicholas Grossman joins to discuss his recent story Breaking Down Trump’s Plan To Steal The Election (And Why It’s Failing). (https://arcdigital.media/breaking-down-trumps-plan-to-steal-the-election-and-why-it-s-failing-86a9c2988320) Special Guests: Daniel Drezner and Nicholas Grossman.