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Ep 145: Pelosi victorious, Trump belittled, and Espy on the rise (21 Nov 18)

In today's podcast, we sweep through the top issues, including Pelosi's prospects improving for becoming Speaker, Michelle Wolf dissing Donald Trump, Trump's caravan farce, Trump trying to get DOJ to investigate Hillary and Comey, the Whitaker mess, Trump excusing Khashoggi's murder, and finally Mike Espy's race for the US Senate seat in Mississippi. To hear the entire episode, become a patreon over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22858204


Ep 144: From Pleasure to Schitt (19 Nov 18)

Today's big top is Nancy Pelosi and the race for Speaker of the House. We also discuss the ongoing Mississippi Senate race; Donald Trump not even bothering to learn the correct name of Paradise, CA; Trump intentionally misspelling Adam Schiff's last name as "Schitt"; and Trump's unpatriotic attack on the admiral who ran the bin Laden raid. This is an 11-minute excerpt of the hour and 13 minute episode. To hear the entire broadcast, please become a patron and support our work over at Patreon:...


Ep 143: I know Melania Trump's nemesis, Mira Ricardel (14 Nov 18)

I realized this morning that I know Mira Ricardel, the woman Melania Trump is trying to get fired from the National Security Council. Mira Ricardel (then-Baratta) and I worked together in the US Senate in the late 1980s and early 1990s when we both handled arms control issues, she for Bob Dole and me for Ted Stevens. I wanted to talk a bit about my memory of Mira -- she wasn't terribly nice back then either -- but also about an incident that happened to her when we were on my first arms...


Ep 142: President Melania (13 Nov 18)

In today's episode, Cliff and I talk about Trump's disastrous Veterans Day holiday in which he once again dissed the troops; we then have a big election recap, looking at the overall numbers and just how well Democrats did (spoiler: REALLY well); and finally, we discuss the late-breaking bizarre news that Melania Trump has publicly called for Donald Trump to fire the Deputy National Security adviser. This is an excerpt. Listen to the full episode here on Patreon:...


Ep 141: Dems win! (And why you should be elated) - 7 Nov 18

Democrats scored a HUGE victory last night in taking back the House. For anyone still feeling uneasy about the midterm election results, this podcast is for you. We kicked ass. Listen and find out why. This is a special free episode of our podcast. Please subscribe, and support our work, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22575227


Ep 140: Election Day (6 Nov 18)

The latest polls, GOP electoral anti-Semitism, time to take down Fox News for good, and what the new Democratic House (knock on wood) should focus on.


Ep 139: Latest election polls with one day left (5 Nov 18)

One day left to the midterm elections, and Cliff and I walk you through the latest polls. In a nutshell, the Democrats still 'should' win back the House, while the Senate 'should' remain in GOP hands. But turnout can change everything. This is a ten-minute excerpt of the hour-long episode. To hear the entire show, and support our work, please become a subscriber over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22529538


Ep 138: 4 more days to the mid-term elections (2 Nov 18)

Four days away from the midterm elections we provide lots of election updates, and talk a bit about Trump's racist new Willy-Horton-style anti-immigrant ad that, of course, blames Democrats for something Republicans actually did.


Ep 137: Guest Max Boot on what the hell happened to the Republican party (30 oct 18)

Never-Trumper, and former-Republican, Max Boot talks to us about his new book, "The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right." Max, a former conservative Republican who is now pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-environment, pro-immigration, and pro- gun control, talks to us about what Trump has done to the Republican party, what the Republican party let happen to itself, and why Democrats must win the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. This is a 10-minute excerpt of the hour-and-20-minute...


Ep 136: The MAGAbomber (27 Oct 18)

Cliff and I talk about the arrest of the MAGAbomber, and Trump's role in fomenting a week of terror across the United States. As always, there are lots of election updates as well. (This was episode was recording during the arrest itself.) This is a 10-minute excerpt of the hour-long episode. To hear the entire podcast, and support our work, please become a patron over at Patreon, thanks: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22332493


Ep 135 BONUS: America under attack - Clintons, Obamas, Soros, CNN sent bombs (24 Oct 18)

America is under attack, as multiple incendiary devices are sent simultaneously to the Clintons, the Obamas, George Soros, CNN and more. In this special edition of our podcast, Cliff and I talk about the latest surrounding this unprecedented series of attacks, and the fact that we already know who is responsible: Donald Trump. This is a special free bonus episode. Become a patron of our podcast over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/UnPresidentedPodcast?


Ep 134: More election polls, Soros, the caravan, "nationalism," & the ACA (23 Oct 18)

With two weeks to go to the midterm elections, today's episode is ALL elections. We start talking about the GOP's anti-Semitic attacks on George Soros and the recent bomb scare at his home, that caravan in Central America and how the media is falling for Trump's tricks yet again, "nationalism," the GOP undermining the ACA, and polls polls and even more polls! This is a 15-minute excerpt of the 1 hour 20-minute episode. To hear the entire show, and support our podcast, please become a patron...


Ep 133: The latest elections polls, and Trump calls for violence against journalists (19 Oct 18)

In today's show, we have a huge election update that starts about 40 minutes into the show -- in which we talk about a lot of polls and races -- but first we talk about Trump's outrageous comments last night in which openly-endorsed violence against journalists, and we segue from that topic to a larger discussion of international power politics. We've made this entire episode free, to give folks a sample of our podcast. You can hear the rest of our episodes, and support our work, by...


BONUS: How record fundraising & the health care issue are helping Dems in the midterms (18 Oct 18)

This excerpt deals with the overwhelming advantage Democrats have in fundraising heading in to the midterm congressional elections in three weeks, and why it matters. We conclude with a discussion of how the health care debate is successfully motivating voters to support Democrats. This is a 9-minute excerpt of the hour and 22 minute episode. You can hear the entire episode, and support the UnPresidented Podcast, by becoming a subscriber over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/22109594


Ep 132: Tiny Trump (16 Oct 18)

In today's episode, we spend a good deal of time with a number of midterm election updates, but we also delve into: Trump's growing public feud with Stormy Daniels; Trump lying about his financial ties to Saudi Arabia; Mitch McConnell's new effort to use the failed tax cuts to gut Social Security and Medicare. And on the election front, we talk about a number of new polls, several specific House races, the great fundraising news for Dems, and finally some possibly concerning news about the...


Ep 131: Kanye & GOP victimhood, lots of election updates, and poor Melania (12 Oct 18)

Most of today's episode is an election update, but we also venture into Kanye West's bizarre Oval Office meeting with Trump yesterday (and rather than talk about Kanye's mental status, we focus on what the meeting says about the Republican party in America today). We then segue into a number of election updates from around the country. And finally, we finish with a discussion of whether Melania Trump truly is the most bullied person in the world, as she claims. (Spoiler alert: Yeah, no.)...


Ep 130: I'm a proud Soros-American (9 Oct 18)

On the heels of the Kavanaugh debacle, Cliff and I decided it was time for an upbeat episode, and the latest elections polls gave us just the fodder we needed. Democrats are doing EXTREMELY well in the latest polling, and the Kavanaugh bounce, as it were, is looking more and more like a bust. Democrats are still on track to taking back the House, assuming all goes well in the next four weeks. So turn that frown upside down and listen to our latest episode -- you'll be glad you did. This is a...


Ep 129: Kavanaugh & the future of democracy in America (1 Oct 18)

This week, the FBI is doing a further background check on Brett Kavanaugh, but serious questions remain as to how much the White House has tied the FBI's hands. In today's episode, we discuss where the Kavanaugh nomination stands, then branch into a larger discussion on the future of our democracy, and end with an election update and a new blockbuster story about Trump-defender Devin Nunes. This is a 11-minute excerpt of the one-hour 68-minute episode. To hear the entire show, and support...


Ep 128: Digby on Kavanaugh (28 Sep 18)

One of our favorite writers Heather "Digby" Parton, of the blog Hullabaloo, joins us for a long discussion of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (The episode was recorded just before Jeff Flake's bombshell announcement.) We talk about Kavanaugh clearly having committed perjury, his lack of the the appropriate judicial temperament, how good a job the Dems actually did during the hearing (not so well, we all agree), and the effect this entire affair will have on women...


Ep 128: How the GOP will gut your health insurance if they win in November (25 Sep 18)

In today's episode, Cliff and I discuss the latest on the growing Kavanaugh imbroglio, Rod Rosenstein's future, how Obamacare has ended up being a losing issue for the Republicans, and a look at the latest electoral math (it's good). This is a 14-minute excerpt of the 83 minute episode. To hear the entire show, and support our work, become a patron at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21639564