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Two of the biggest mouths on Twitter, writers Jason Taylor & Tara Dublin, lead a LIVE political roundtable discussion with call-in guests while interacting with fans online.

Two of the biggest mouths on Twitter, writers Jason Taylor & Tara Dublin, lead a LIVE political roundtable discussion with call-in guests while interacting with fans online.
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Two of the biggest mouths on Twitter, writers Jason Taylor & Tara Dublin, lead a LIVE political roundtable discussion with call-in guests while interacting with fans online.






Friday Political Wrap: Trump's Tirade, Mattis Resigns & A Government Shutdown?

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose experience and stability were widely seen as a balance to an unpredictable president, resigned on Thursday in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria. Mr. Trump announced Mr. Mattis’s resignation in two tweets Thursday evening, and said the retired four-star Marine general turned Pentagon chief will leave at the end of February. Officials said Mr. Mattis went to the White House on Thursday afternoon...


Mueller Marches On: MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner Joins Us.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan saw it coming. The veteran jurist presiding over Michael Flynn’s sentencing had seen the filing by President Trump’s former national security adviser alleging that he was essentially tricked into lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. No doubt, he had seen Trump’s false claim that the FBI concluded that Flynn “didn’t lie,” yet “tremendous pressure” was being put on him. And Sullivan likely had seen all the chatter in the Fox News echo chamber about the...


Getting The Raw Story: Writer Sarah Burris is Our Guest

A group of MSNBC political analysts feared President Donald Trump has become a “cornered badger” on political issues looming on the horizon. During a Sunday discussion about the “wall,” the panel recalled the president’s “pride” in shutting down the U.S. government to score his $5 billion. “So, what we’ve been hearing is rumors that maybe the president is going to accept to kick the can down the road and deal with the border wall funding in January,” claimed Victoria DeFrancesco, University...


Friday Political Wrap: Cohen is Sentenced, Maria Butina Pleads Guilty & Adderall

The guilty plea Thursday of a woman accused of infiltrating the National Rifle Association on behalf of the Russian government has thrust the powerful conservative group into an uncomfortable spotlight as the organization appears to be facing declining donations and signs its fearsome political influence may be waning. Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington to conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of Russia, admitting that she worked for...


Challenging Susan Collins in 2020: Dr Cathleen London

Cathleen London, MD received her medical degree from Yale University and did her residency in Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and completed her pre-medical requirements at Stanford University. Prior to moving to Maine, she was an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell School of Medicine in New York City for 5 years and before that had her own practice in Brookline, MA and was a Clinical Instructor for both Boston...


Trumplandia in Shambles & Shackles: With Special Guest Cheri Jacobus

When federal prosecutors recommended a substantial prison term for President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, they linked Mr. Trump to the crimes Mr. Cohen had committed in connection with the 2016 presidential campaign. What the prosecutors did not say in Mr. Cohen’s sentencing memorandum filed on Friday, however, is that they have continued to scrutinize what other executives in the president’s family business may have known about those crimes, which involved hush-money payments to...


Friday Political Wrap: NC Congressional Fraud, Manafort, Cohen, & Mueller Time

Democrat Dan McCready withdrew his concession Thursday in a North Carolina congressional race that has been roiled by accusations of fraud. In an interview with TV station WSOC, McCready also called on Republican rival Mark Harris “to tell the American people exactly what he knew and when he knew it.” North Carolina election officials are investigating whether an operative working on behalf of Harris illegally collected incomplete ballots from voters in the state’s 9th District. The state...


Mueller & More with CNN’s Elie Honig

Mueller is about to have his say -- in a big way (CNN)Throughout his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller has imposed on his team an ironclad rule: nobody leaks and nobody speaks -- out of court, that is. But when it comes to official court filings -- indictments, plea agreements, sentencing memos -- Mueller has been loquacious and at times downright chatty, disclosing in compelling narrative fashion crucial details about his...


The Week Ahead: President George Bush, Attacking The Fed, The Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON — Just weeks after a bitterly fought election swept Democrats into power in Congress, a Republican president known for reaching across the aisle passed away. Leaders of both parties paid tribute to his civility and bipartisanship, saying the country could use more of that. And then within days of the burial, they went back to their partisan wars. That was December 2006 and the president was Gerald R. Ford, but Washington seems almost certain to be repeating history now that George...


Friday Political Wrap: Cohen Pleads Guilty, Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, admitted in court on Thursday that he had engaged in negotiations to build a tower in Moscow for Mr. Trump well into the 2016 presidential campaign, far later than previously known. Mr. Cohen said he discussed the status of the project with Mr. Trump on more than three occasions and briefed Mr. Trump’s family members about it. He also admitted he agreed to travel to Russia for meetings on the project. The revelations, which came as...


Host. Speaker. Attorney. Author in Progress. Adrienne Lawrence Joins Us

As a BlogHer Voice of the Year and Women's Media Center Progressive Women's Voice of 2018, Adrienne Lawrence is a gamechanger. The award-winning host and attorney appears across TV and digital platforms discussing legal issues, inciting thought-provoking conversations, and putting her stamp on the hot topics of the day. Adrienne often speaks on issues impacting women in society and in the workplace, including sexual harassment. She contributes to the Ms. Magazine Blog as a writer and legal...


Distilling The National Climate Assessment With Our Guest Elena Christopoulos

Global warming is now affecting the United States more than ever, and the risks of future disasters — from flooding along the coasts to crop failures in the Midwest — could pose a profound threat to Americans’ well-being. That’s the gist of Volume Two of the latest National Climate Assessment, a 1,656-page report issued on Friday that explores both the current and future impacts of climate change. The scientific report, which comes out every four years as mandated by Congress, was produced...


Best Of Taylor Tara Radio: Twitter Do's & Don'ts: Staying Sane On Social Media

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than 1 million a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to The Post, has more than doubled since October, when the company revealed under congressional pressure how Russia used fake accounts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election....


Ivanka’s Emails, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge Endorses Pelosi, & Thanksgiving

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an unmistakable show of political strength Tuesday, cut a deal to sideline a potential challenger, won new confidence from her party’s resurgent left flank and earned high praise from her party’s most influential figure, former president Barack Obama. Together, the developments buoyed Pelosi as she fights to repel a small group of challengers inside the Democratic caucus who want to force a leadership shake-up after 16 years with the Californian at the...


Two Dumb Guys: Talking Trump & Kids in the Hall with Paul Myers

It’s been 30 years since American television viewers got their first look at? The Kids in the Hall. Now, a new authorized biography by Paul Myers, ?The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy,?offers an inside look at the crossdressing sketch comedians, chronicling their early years in the Toronto comedy scene, their trailblazing?TV series and subsequent reunions on film and stage. After the troupe’s self-titled pilot premiered on HBO in October 1988, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark...


The Friday Wrap: Pelosi Has The Votes, Trump Wants His Wall & The Green New Deal

For weeks this fall, an ebullient President Trump traveled relentlessly to hold raise-the-rafters campaign rallies — sometimes three a day — in states where his presence was likely to help Republicans on the ballot. But his mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure of the electoral backlash that voters delivered Nov. 6. With the certainty that the incoming Democratic House majority will go after his tax returns and investigate his actions, and the likelihood of additional...


The Future Of The Resistance: With Special Guest, Holly Figueroa O'Reilly

Holly Figueroa O’Reilly was crowdsourcing before crowdsourcing was cool. In 1999, she founded Indiegrrl, an organization for women in the independent music industry. What began as a small mailing list became a monster organization. Indiegrrl supported nearly five thousand female musicians internationally; they booked tours, shared resources, and helped one another get ahead in the male-dominated music industry. Since then, Holly has performed over one thousand tour dates, was a national...


Monday Political Preview+The Woolsey Fire & The Aftermath W/ Elena Christopoulos

A forecast that includes several days of gusting Santa Ana winds has fire officials worried about the possible spread of the 83,000-acre Woolsey fire straddling Ventura and Los Angeles counties, officials said Sunday. The massive blaze, which has claimed two lives and forced more than 250,000 people to evacuate from Malibu to Thousand Oaks, was 10% contained as of Sunday morning. But expected wind gusts of 40 mph or stronger over the next several days have officials concerned the fire could...


The Friday Wrap: Midterms, Acosta Attacked, Sessions Fired W/ Guest Brian Karem

The Democratic victories in the House of Representatives on Tuesday night have obvious policy consequences. But it could have lasting implications for the health of America’s democracy too. Democratic backsliding refers to the subtle, gradual deterioration of democratic institutions and practices, the erosion of elements like free and fair elections, freedom of speech and association, and the rule of law. The Trump administration and its Republican allies have contributed to backsliding,...


Midterm Madness: With Special Guest Elena Christopoulos

Whatever happens in the midterms, the aftermath will be ugly. But the elections are nonetheless a fork in the road. If we take one path, it will offer at least a chance for political redemption, for recovering America’s democratic values. If we take the other, we’ll be on the road to autocracy, with no obvious way to get off. And even if Democrats do climb that tilted slope, anyone expecting Republicans to accept the result with good grace hasn’t been paying attention. Remember, Donald Trump...