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Ari Melber Puts The Conclusion Of The Mueller Report In Perspective - 23 Mar 2019 at 11:18am -

Ari Melber had a terrific hour of his MSNBC show, The Beat, on Friday night. His was the first hour-long news show following the breaking news that Mueller had submitted his final report on the wide-ranging investigation into Donald Trump and his Russia connections (among other things). His guests ranged from legal minds, scholars, Mueller witnesses, and even a lawyer who defended one of them (G Papa).

He ended with what I think was the best 2 minutes of the show: a reflective closing that really summed up the magnitude of the day.

Let me close with a thought about what has happened. This entire investigative process began because Donald Trump did something remarkably stupid and against his self interest. He publicly fired James Comey, came up with a fake cover story that's been exposed, and then put pressure on his own appointees in the Justice Department. Rod Rosenstein, fresh from his appointment, tapped Bob Mueller for this role. Here we are about 22 months later and Bob Mueller has racked up 37 different indictments of people and organizations in this country and abroad and secured so far an unblemished record. He hasn't been overruled in his investigative techniques, warrants, searches and even when he took extraordinary measures, like going after the sitting president's lawyer.

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Air Force JAG Opinion Appealed To US Civil Rights Commission - 23 Mar 2019 at 11:00am -

Last month, as I reported for Religion Dispatches, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation went public with a leaked opinion from the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, purportedly legalizing religious expression at change of command and promotion ceremonies, in violation of the First Amendment?s Establishment Clause, as well as existing Air Force regulations intended to protect the military?s core mission, and the unit cohesion, good order, and discipline needed to carry it out.

Now, MRFF has taken the unprecedented step of writing to the US Civil Rights Commission, asking them to ?urgently consider? MRFF?s objections. The opinion ?reaches an extremely ominous and utterly unconstitutional conclusion,? MRFF wrote, ?to wit, that United States Air Force (USAF) commanders may now publicly endorse the specific name of their personal gods or deities at their official USAF Change of Command ceremonies and promotion ceremonies.?

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What It Takes To Win A Landslide - 23 Mar 2019 at 9:30am -

I made a trip to Iowa last week to speak at the Iowa Building Trades Council meeting and see old friends. It?s always fascinating to go out there at this stage of a presidential cycle and see what the political scuttlebutt is, who has already landed with various candidates, and who is making positive impressions with the good people of my old home state.

One thing I was surprised to see was how few people have already signed up with candidates. In two days in Des Moines and Altoona, but seeing people from all over the state because of the Building Trades meeting and some hang time at the State Capitol Building, I talked to only one person who was already signed up with a candidate. Some of you may be thinking ?well, it?s very early, what do you expect?? But I can tell you, to have this few politicos committed in March in Iowa is very unusual in terms of past campaigns. When I signed up with Joe Biden in March, 1987 the first time he ran for president, I was late to the party- tons of people were already with candidates. The same was true in every other competitive cycle since I?ve been involved in presidential politics. Not this year: I think that with a big field, and with the unpredictability and volatility of politics right now, people are hanging back and are going to wait a while. More than anything else, they want to make sure their candidate can beat Trump, and they will take their time figuring out who has the best shot at winning.

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Mike's Blog Round Up - 23 Mar 2019 at 8:01am -

Happy Saturday, Crooks and Liars! As regular readers know, If I Were King of the Forest, I would ban guns faster than you can say New Zealand, but alas! No one has offered me the crown! Today we take aim at the gundamentalists.

Infidel753 writes a thoughtful post about Wingnuts, rage, and guns.

Electoral Vote tells us that our firearms fetish might be breaking.

First Draft looks at the Freepers: Here Today, Gun Tomorrow.

Juanity Jean's tells us about an active shooter practice drill in an Indiana school that makes me glad it wasn't the real thing.

Bonus Track: The Outline tells us that Prznint Stupid cheats at golf! FORE!

As I write this, the news is breaking that Mr. Mueller has turned in his report to AG Barr; it is too soon for analysis from Blogtopia, but maybe by tomorrow?

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Fox News Reporter Quotes QAnon Tweet On-Air - 23 Mar 2019 at 12:06am -

On the one hand, it's just a tweet. On the other, Fox News is giving voice to far-right conspiracy theorists. Again.

A few days ago Trump himself retweeted another one of these QAnon @ssholes.

Coincidence, or a pattern?

Source: The Daily Beast

A Fox News reporter cited a major promoter of QAnon on-air Friday morning, exposing the network?s viewers to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory.

In a Fox & Friends First segment on Donald Trump?s new executive order on campus free speech, Fox reporter Carley Shimkus read a tweet from @QAnon76, a significant QAnon account on Twitter that has more than 160,000 followers.
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QAnon adherents believe a series of online clues posted by ?Q? have exposed a secret world hidden by the ?deep state.? They think that Trump is engaged in a secret war against a pedophile cult in the Democratic Party, in an echo of the earlier Pizzagate conspiracy theory.

QAnon believers think Trump is about to arrest and even execute top Democrats, and much of their time is spent in online messages boards awaiting the day when Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama will face military tribunals.

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Queer Eye Makes Over Kimmel's Security Guard Guillermo - 22 Mar 2019 at 11:30pm -

So funny! Kimmel not only invites the Queer Eye guys to improve Guillermo's look, the show pokes fun at the Netflix show as well.

Open thread below...


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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Black Mountain - 22 Mar 2019 at 11:01pm -

Black Mountain's main man Stephen McBean has described the riffs in their brand new song "Future Shade" as ones that ?traveled around the world then hit the bong with a chorus a year and a half later.?

You may also notice it has a guitar hook with than a hint of "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest to it too. The full-length album is out in May.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Mueller Delivers Report on Russia to Attorney General - 22 Mar 2019 at 9:45pm - Robert Mueller has turned in his report on Russia. What's in it? No one knows. Attorney General Robert Barr says he will update Congress this weekend. Since there have been no announcements of new arrests, I assume D.Jr. skated on charges of...

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Joe Biden: Your Father's Oldsmobile is Honking at Us - 22 Mar 2019 at 9:38pm - Joe Biden has a new gimmick -- he may not only decide to run but he is considering Stacy Abrams as a VP candidate. Memo to Dems: Stop funding Joe. He is not Obama. He's a crime warrior, especially on drugs. He's got a lousy record on...

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Interior Dept. Official: Thrilling To Enact Offshore Drilling While Trump Dis... - 22 Mar 2019 at 8:05pm -

We know Trump and the Republicans love putting people in charge of departments intent on destroying the very thing those departments are meant to protect. It's the Steve Bannon way. Never was that further in evidence than with the appointment of Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.)

When discussing the candidates running for the 2020 Democratic nomination, a reporter asked Wheeler if if they were overstating the dire situation we're in regarding climate change. He answered "Yes, I think it is unreasonable. On the climate change it is an important issue, but we have to address it. We are addressing it. Most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out."

WELL, THEN! Don't worry, kids - Wheeler will be dead by then!

Stephanie Ruhle tore Wheeler's BS apart, citing all the...you know...SCIENCE...that tells us otherwise.

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Trump In A Landslide! (Or Maybe Not.) - 22 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm -

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations.

But if the election were held today, he?d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses.

Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices ? along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents.

We can't dismiss the possibility -- maybe even the likelihood -- of a Trump win. Nine of the last twelve elected presidents who ran for reelection won.

But some of the numbers these prognosticators are slinging around strain credulity.

Yale economist Ray Fair, who pioneered this kind of modeling, ... shows Trump winning by a fair margin in 2020 based on the economy and the advantage of incumbency.

?Even if you have a mediocre but not great economy ? and that?s more or less consensus for between now and the election ? that has a Trump victory and by a not-trivial margin,? winning 54 percent of the popular vote to 46 for the Democrat, he said.

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The Mueller Report Will Now Be A Political Battle - 22 Mar 2019 at 5:57pm - The much anticipated moment is here. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr. Now...

BREAKING: Mueller Report Has Been Concluded - 22 Mar 2019 at 5:32pm -

Chuck Rosenberg said, "I saw a flash of light..."

Twenty-two months after the inception of the Mueller probe, begun after FBI DirectorJames Comey was fired by Donald Trump, Robert Mueller has handed his his exhaustive report investigating Russian interference into our 2016 presidential election over to Attorney General Bill Barr. What Barr will do with it remains to be seen, but one thing we know is that Trump will claim vindication no matter what.

Julia Ainsley read a statement by Bill Barr, saying he anticipates being able to advise Trump of the conclusions as early as the end of this weekend, and he pledged he will also disclose the conclusions to the public. Furthermore, he will consult with Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller when deciding what information can and should be released and/or redacted.

However, according to Pete Williams, all we might learn is who Mueller prosecuted (we already know that,) who he wanted to prosecute, but didn't, and why. The stuff we all REALLY want to know is all that other information in the Mueller report, and we don't know how much and when he can tell us that.

We DO know that the report was concluded without Donald Trump being interviewed under oath in front of a Grand Jury.

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At Long Last? - 22 Mar 2019 at 4:57pm - First indications that Mueller report has been delivered to Barr. No indications that anything substantive is about to be released...

Pound, Politics and Poetry - 22 Mar 2019 at 3:32pm - The global revival of fascism and white nationalism has gotten me re-reading some of the writers part of the original...

Stephen Moore?s Record - 22 Mar 2019 at 1:24pm - Trump likes to hire people based on TV appearances and the announced nomination of Stephen Moore to join the Federal...

Rudy Outdoes Himself - 22 Mar 2019 at 12:56pm - This morning the president’s lawyer tweeted: The below excerpt from Wikipedia, if true, is another indication that the Steele Dossier...

Beyond Prisons: Taylar Nuevelle On Knitting In Prison - 22 Mar 2019 at 12:00pm -

Taylar Nuevelle joins Beyond Prisons to share her love of knitting, the space it created for her while in prison, as well as how it was used to punish her.

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We Need To See Fox For What It Is - 22 Mar 2019 at 11:48am - I’ve been thinking more about why Donna Brazile’s decision to join Fox News as a contributor bothers me so much....

Today?s Agenda: Fate Of Secret Mueller Grand Jury Case Unclear - 22 Mar 2019 at 10:23am - The Supreme Court is holding a private conference this morning where it may make a decision on whether or not...

The E-Mail Scandal Goes Well Beyond Javanka - 22 Mar 2019 at 9:00am - Reports that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump haven’t been complying with security and record keeping regulations naturally provokes Democrats to...

Chelsea Manning Believes Subpoena From WikiLeaks Grand Jury May Be ?Perjury T... - 21 Mar 2019 at 7:24pm -

Documents show Chelsea Manning's attorneys are concerned prosecutors in the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation may be trying to draw her into a ?perjury trap.?

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Biden?s Desperate Gambit - 21 Mar 2019 at 3:46pm - The New York Times, among others, is reporting that Joe Biden and his advisors are trying to come up with...

Buttigieg calls out Trump for draft-dodging & attacking McCain - 21 Mar 2019 at 2:10pm -

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called out Donald Trump yesterday for his ongoing criticism of John McCain. In a tweet, Buttigieg not only said that we should “honor” McCain as “a war hero,” but the openly-gay candidate also noted that Trump dodged the draft in Vietnam with a “faked disability.” Trump got four draft deferments […]

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Compare and contrast - 21 Mar 2019 at 1:16pm - How New Zealand handles one mass shooting: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand on Thursday announced a national ban...

Supreme Court Maintains Congress Granted Homeland Security Secretary Broad Po... - 20 Mar 2019 at 6:02pm -

Supreme Court ruled Trump administration has broad executive power to detain immigrants with prior convictions and deny bail hearings prior to deportation proceedings.

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Alabama Prisoners Associated With Anti-Violence Program Put In Solitary, Laun... - 19 Mar 2019 at 4:03pm -

Eight Alabama prisoners in solitary confinement have gone on hunger strike. They're part of Free Alabama Movement and/or linked to anti-violence program that was shut down by Alabama Department of Corrections.

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The New Zealand attack and race, with British journalist Sunny Hundal - 19 Mar 2019 at 1:27pm -

British journalist Sunny Hundal joins me on today’s UnPresidented podcast to talk about the horrific terrorist attacks against two mosques in New Zealand, and the overall issue of race and the worldwide rise of white extremism. Sunny and I (Cliff is on vacation) also talk about the BBC’s Islamophobia, Chelsea Clinton being blamed for the […]

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Before WikiLeaks, US Government Threatened Press Freedom With Grand Jury Inve... - 18 Mar 2019 at 5:14pm -

The Wikileaks Grand Jury is not the first time an investigation launched by the United States government targeted journalists and undermined press freedom.

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New Book Trashes Jared and Ivanka for Self-Dealing - 18 Mar 2019 at 10:23am - As inexperienced, untalented, and "bubble-ized" as we all know the Trump offspring to be, the new book "Kushner, Inc" shows just how much Donald Trump has imperiled the nation with his nepotism and the tawdry list of characters he has appointed and...

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Trump Vetoes Funding Bill - 15 Mar 2019 at 10:32pm - Donald Trump has issued his first veto in response to Congress's rejection of his emergency declaration of a border crisis. It's unlikely Congress will have the votes to override the veto. Still, at least some Republicans refused to go...

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David Frum on immigration, impeachment, Brexit, AOC (he likes her!) and the I... - 14 Mar 2019 at 6:54pm -

We welcome back David Frum — a writer with the Atlantic, formerly of the GW Bush White House, and prominent Never-Trumper — to talk to the UnPresidented podcast about: His new tour de force article about immigration. What he thinks now about his then-support for the Iraq War as a top Bush aide. His surprising […]

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Alabama Prison Officials Won?t Say Why Prison Strike Leader Is In Solitary Co... - 13 Mar 2019 at 2:56pm -

Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council, who has faced retaliation for organizing incarcerated workers for years, is in isolation after he was transferred.

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Brexit for Dummies: An American?s guide to understanding Brexit - 13 Mar 2019 at 11:05am -

British writer, podcaster, and author of the book “Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?”, Ian Dunt, joins us for Brexit 101, an American’s guide to what the heck all this Brexit talk really means. In this podcast, which you can listen to below, Ian walks us through the basics of the UK’s relationship with the […]

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On CNN, U.S. Foreign Policy Gatekeepers Vilify Tulsi Gabbard For Her Anti-Int... - 13 Mar 2019 at 9:49am -

CNN used town hall for Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard to admonish her for how she dissents against US foreign policy, particularly war.

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The Obama legacy in the age of Trump, with former White House staffer Jesse Lee - 12 Mar 2019 at 5:54pm -

Our good friend, and longtime colleague, Jesse Lee — current Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, former progressive outreach director for Speaker Pelosi (during her first tenure as speaker), and former special assistant to President Obama — joins us to talk about the Obama legacy in the age of […]

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Connecticut Could Be First State To Curb Blanket Discrimination Against Peopl... - 12 Mar 2019 at 3:18pm -

Connecticut could become first state in United States to prohibit blanket discrimination against people with criminal records.

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Help Mayor Pete Buttigieg qualify for the Democratic debates - 12 Mar 2019 at 10:01am -

Help Mayor Pete Buttigieg qualify for the Democratic presidential debates. He needs 65,000 donors from 20 states to qualify. Helps us break this LGBT glass ceiling. Please donate to Mayor Pete & share. Thanks so much. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is a fresh and exciting new voice in Democratic politics. He’s an openly-gay […]

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Protest Song Of The Week: ?Morning In America? By Durand Jones & The Indications - 11 Mar 2019 at 12:00pm -

"Morning in America" from Durand Jones and The Implications hearkens back to socially conscious soul music of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Trump Wants $8.6 Billion for Worthless Wall - 10 Mar 2019 at 4:37pm - Donald Trump is asking Congress to pass his budget bill includes $8.6 billion to help pay for his worthless wall. I do not want a wall. We do not need a wall. Mexico will not pay for a wall. America will not see a dime from El Chapo. Instead,...

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Paul Manafort gets off, the Omar anti-Semitism vote, Joe Biden & racism, and ... - 8 Mar 2019 at 3:31pm -

In today’s episode: – Cliff and I talk about the ridiculous slap on the wrist that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort got for massive tax fraud. – That anti-Semitism resolution and the ongoing debate over Rep. Omar and the GOP’s ability to blow things up that they’re actually guilty of. – Joe Biden’s comments […]

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Trump Requests $100 Million for Ivanka's Project - 8 Mar 2019 at 3:25pm - Donald Trump's 2020 budget includes $100 million for a project created and led by his daughter, Ivanka Trump, named the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. (I wonder how much they paid for the spiffy website.) It will give...

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Defying WikiLeaks Grand Jury, Chelsea Manning Carries On Tradition Of Resista... - 8 Mar 2019 at 12:14pm -

A federal judge sent Chelsea Manning to jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury that is investigating WikiLeaks.

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Manafort Sentencing: 47 Months - 7 Mar 2019 at 4:07pm - Paul Manafort is in the courtroom. He is in a wheelchair. If you are following, let us know what happens. [Added: I returned just as the prosecution was wrapping up its argument. The updates below start with the latest and work backwards. ...

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How Do We Defeat Voter Suppression?A Tribute to the Spirit of Selma - 7 Mar 2019 at 2:44am -

How do you defeat voter suppression tactics when it's fueled by billionaires' cash and partisan power? The same way the Voting Rights Act was first won 50 years ago.

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Trump just accidentally called Apple CEO Tim Cook ?Tim Apple? - 6 Mar 2019 at 8:31pm -

You really can’t make this stuff up. Trump sat next to Apple CEO Tim Cook at a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board at the White House Today. In the middle of the meeting, Trump was thanking Apple for investing so much in the US, that’s when Trump called him “Tim Apple.” “You’ve […]

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Venezuela: The Trump Coup And Our Next Oil WarAggressive Progressive Jimmy Do... - 6 Mar 2019 at 5:26am -

The Kochs have giant refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas. They can't use Texas oil because it's not heavy and filthy enough, so they have to take almost all their oil from Venezuela.

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Molly Jong-Fast reports in from CPAC, the year?s top conservative conference,... - 5 Mar 2019 at 7:51pm -

Journalist and author Molly Jong-Fast is back to talk about her recent visit to the top Republican conference of the year, CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). But Molly being Molly, she couldn’t just cover the far-right Trumpist gathering, she did it while working for the new anti-Trump conservative Web site, The Bulwark, created by Charlie […]

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Tuesday Open Thread - 5 Mar 2019 at 3:30pm - I had jury duty this morning in state court. They want you there by 7:30 a.m. That is really, really early. They don't start sending you to the courtroom till almost 10. There's virtually no parking so I took an Uber. But, I was late, and...

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CO Gov Jared Polis Says He'd Sign Bill to Repeal Death Penalty - 5 Mar 2019 at 2:23pm - Colorado Democrats have re-introduced a bill to repeal the state's death penalty law. If it passes, Colorado will be the 21st state to ban the death penalty. Our new Governor, former Congressman Jared Polis, says he will sign the bill if it...

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Former CO Gov. Hickenlooper Enters Presidential Race - 4 Mar 2019 at 3:45pm - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. a moderate Democrat, today announced he will run for President. “I think it’s probably the worst period of division we’ve had in this country since the Civil War,” he said....

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Trump's Most Deranged Speech Yet? - 2 Mar 2019 at 9:59pm - Donald Trump went off-script today in his speech at Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. It may have been the most deranged speech he has given yet (in addition to making out with the American flag -- I pity the poor thing.) ...

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Michael Cohen speaks, guest Greg Sargent of the Wash Post weighs in - 1 Mar 2019 at 11:29am -

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent discusses Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress, Trump’s botched summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, and Greg’s new book, “An Uncivil War: Taking back our democracy in the age of Trumpian disinformation and thunder dome politics.? This is an 11-minute excerpt of the 64-minute episode. To hear the entire show, […]

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Michael Cohen Under Oath - 27 Feb 2019 at 10:09am - Michael Cohen is testifying before Congress. Here is a link to stream it live. His prepared written statement is here. His wife and daughter are with him. Also accompanying him (on the left) is his new attorney, a long-time friend and colleague,...

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Democrats need to go big, says the Nation?s Joshua Holland - 26 Feb 2019 at 2:56pm -

The Nation’s Joshua Holland joins us to talk about why Democrats shouldn’t hedge their bets and propose moderate policies in the hopes of avoiding scandal. The Republicans are going to demonize us no matter what we propose, Josh argues, so we might as well go for the moon. In today’s UnPresidented podcast interview, we talk […]

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Monday Night Open Thread - 25 Feb 2019 at 8:30pm - San Francisco erases 8,000 marijuana convictions, dating to 1975. Also, San Francisco loses a crusader for justice -- Public Defender Jeff Adachi has died. This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Former Campaign Staffer Sues Trump - 25 Feb 2019 at 3:57pm - Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, sues Donald Trump for a forcible unwanted kiss and lower pay than males and non-African American employees received. The Complaint is here. In the Introduction, Johnson alleges Plaintiff Alva...

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The Host-less Oscars Thread - 24 Feb 2019 at 8:09pm - The Oscars are host-less this year. I think ratings, which haven't been good in recent years, will be even worse tonight. Have any of you seen any of the movies that are up for awards? Here's a place to discuss the Oscars if you're...

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Meet Brian Karem, the reporter who Trump yelled at to ?Sit down! Sit down!? - 21 Feb 2019 at 2:19pm -

You know today’s guest Brian Karem. He’s the reporter who Trump yelled at to “sit down! sit down!” during last week’s National Emergency announcement at the White House. Brian is an outspoken fixture of the White House briefing room, and a regular thorn in Sarah Sanders’ side. He’s Playboy’s White House Correspondent, a CNN political […]

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Mitch McConnell ?aided and abetted? Russia?s attack on our election, says Mue... - 18 Feb 2019 at 1:35pm -

Garrett Graff, who wrote the seminal biography of Robert Mueller (The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the War on Global Terror), is one of America’s top experts on Trump-Russia. Garrett joins us to talk about the Russia probe, from its beginnings to where it may ultimately lead and whether justice will finally be […]

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Screaming Trump ? sit down! sit down! ? loses it at press conference over ?na... - 15 Feb 2019 at 12:28pm -

Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem absolutely destroyed Donald Trump today at a White House press conference at which Trump attempted to defend his declaration of a “national emergency” to fund the border wall. Karem so infuriated Trump, by calling Trump out on the fake data he used to justify the emergency, that Trump actually […]

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Right-wing Extremism 101, with guest David Neiwert - 14 Feb 2019 at 1:27pm -

David Neiwert is one of America’s foremost experts on right-wing extremism, domestic terror, and the Alt Right. He is a freelance journalist and blogger over at Daily Kos, a contributor at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and author of the book, “Alt-America : the Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.” Dave […]

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Cheri Jacobus? 1st-hand account of a woman attacked by Trump - 12 Feb 2019 at 2:09pm -

Cheri Jacobus went from being wooed by the Trump exploratory committee for the job of communications director, to being excoriated by Trump on social media, and ditched by Fox News and others, after she went public early on with her concerns about a possible Trump presidency. Cheri is a lesson in what happens when a […]

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NY Mayor De Blasio: Dems Cannot Nominate A Centrist In 2020 - 12 Feb 2019 at 7:00am - On this episode, I talked to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio about economic inequality and the 2020 presidential race. He said that Democrats must realize that "nominating a centrist would just set us back" and he says "centrists need not apply in 2020 in the Democratic Party." We also discussed what he?s learned are the biggest obstacles for progressive mayors in major cities, and w talked about the controversial Amazon HQ2 deal.

GOP far-right icon Candace Owens says Hitler would have been ?fine? had he no... - 8 Feb 2019 at 2:01pm -

In a bizarre, and troubling, video just published by Media Matters News Director John Whitehouse, far-right Republican icon Candace Owens explains her views on Hitler and nationalism, and they’re a doozie. Owens, who is the communications director of the Tea Party group Turning Point USA, while standing next to another far-right GOP icon, Charlie Kirk, […]

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump?s Coup - 8 Feb 2019 at 7:22am -

On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaidó, former speaker of Venezuela's National Assembly, declared himself president. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections?

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Adam Schiff says there?s collusion - 7 Feb 2019 at 5:09pm -

US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) joins us for an update on the Trump-Russia investigation. In this episode, Schiff responds to Trump’s latest attack on him just this morning; and gives his views on the infamous Trump Tower meeting of June 2016 in which Don Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner met with […]

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Report from NYC - 7 Feb 2019 at 11:48am -

In New York City. Robert is spending this Sunday morning asking for spare change from the ladies going into the bodega. He's supplementing his part time job washing patients' food trays at the hospital. But now, at least, he won't have to worry about getting exploited in a job at Amazon.

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WTF, Virginia? - 7 Feb 2019 at 10:09am -

Longtime Virginia politics blogger Lowell Feld, editor of Blue Virginia, joins us to talk about all the crazy politics coming out of the state of Virginia this week. Our discussion includes the likely imminent resignation of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam in the face of a racism scandal, allegations of sexual assault against the Democratic Lt. […]

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Trump?s Regime Change in VenezuelaPalast on The Scott Horton Show - 5 Feb 2019 at 6:24am -

Palast explains the situation in Venezuela, where the Trump administration has recently been signaling for U.S.-backed regime change. Although the claim is that

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Demand Virginia Gov. Northam Resign - 2 Feb 2019 at 6:21pm -

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam simply must resign. Please add your name to those demanding he step down immediately. Governor Northam’s 1984 yearbook includes a racist photo of two young men, one dressed in KKK garb, and a companion in blackface. The yearbook claims the photo is of Northam, though it doesn’t indicate which costume is […]

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Colorado dumps Crosscheck - 31 Jan 2019 at 3:22pm -

Colorado dumps Crosscheck, urges other states to flee the program. The newly elected Secretary of State Colorado, Jena Griswold, slammed the voter list cleansing program controlled by Kris Kobach of Kansas, for taking away the rights of eligible voters.

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Roger Stone Indictment: My Friend, ?Person 2? - 26 Jan 2019 at 4:02am -

The unnamed "Person 2" in the Roger Stone indictment is my friend: comic and journalist Randy Credico. I've been in constant contact with Credico for two years as Stone tried to bully him into perjury. Trump stooge Stone is a bucket of

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The REAL Immigration Fight - 24 Jan 2019 at 6:29am -

While the two parties are playing games with slats on the border, Trump has allowed the backlog of citizenship applications to nearly double to over 730,000. In other words, he's winning the real immigration battle.

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Inside The Battle To Stop Drilling & Fracking - 23 Jan 2019 at 7:00am - Scientists tell us we have about 12 years to ward off a complete climate change apocalypse. To do that, we have to stop drilling and fracking. On this episode, I talk to former State Rep. Joe Salazar, one of the leaders in the movement to make that happen. He's the executive director of Colorado Rising, which came close to passing a ballot measure to limit fossil fuel extraction. Salazar says it?s time for Democrats to take a stand not just for solar panels and electric vehicles, but against more fossil fuel extraction.

Illinois Drops Interstate Crosscheck Purge Program ? but our Suit Continues - 23 Jan 2019 at 6:32am -

On an 8-0 vote, the Illinois Board of Elections on Tuesday, January 22 dropped the Interstate Crosscheck voter purge program. Greg Palast and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. are co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Illinois over the use of Crosscheck, a racially biased and

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The Weirdness That Is Rudy - 21 Jan 2019 at 12:48pm - Among the more surreal things that have happened this weekend is Rudy Giuliani moving his lips. Here he is explaining why Trump is not guilty of obstruction of justice: ?A president firing somebody who works for him, if he does no other corrupt act other than just fire him, can?t obstruct justice because that?s what […]

The Son My Father Sent To Birmingham - 20 Jan 2019 at 5:42pm -

My dad called me over and said, "I want you to listen to this." It was 1965 and Martin Luther King was speaking about the three kinds of love as defined by the Greek philosophers. King's philosophy lesson was given in a church surrounded by angry white men who changed their white sheets for police uniforms and were prepared to burn down the church as they had done before.

King was on a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery.

My father told me, "You'll do that," meaning I'd go down South, I'd join the Freedom Riders, become a lawyer for King, a knight for justice in an unjust world.

But why didn't he go himself? Why didn't he join the march, join the fight? I know: kids, responsibility, furniture. He was a furniture salesman. Furniture didn't march. It sat there. It was sat upon. And the rich farted into the mattresses he sold them. The furniture store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance.

So he put the burden of his quest on

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Stuff to Read - 19 Jan 2019 at 1:18pm - Trump is making a public announcement this afternoon and is expected to make some kind of offer to the Dems to end the shutdown. Why he couldn’t just do that in a meeting … well, it’s Trump. He just wants attention. You may have been following the Buzzfeed story about Cohen being ordered to lie […]

Republicans, This Has Gone on Way Too Long - 16 Jan 2019 at 12:53pm - So Mr. Military Stable Genius declared this nearly a month ago: President Donald Trump has ordered staff to execute the “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of US military from Syria, declaring that the US has defeated ISIS. “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” Trump tweeted Wednesday […]