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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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English

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Episodes

How Biden Barely Won the Presidency.

4/13/2021
This first book may very well be the best book on the 2020 campaign. Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won The Presidency by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Authors of the definitive best-selling book on the 2016 campaign, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, Amy and Jon share the inside story of just how close it was to another Trump victory. Todays' Bill Press Pod is supported by The American Federation of Teachers. 1.7 million members on the frontlines of keeping our children...

Duration:00:44:37

"Protecting Democracy"-The Reporters' Roundtable-April 9

4/9/2021
Infrastructure gets real. Joe Manchin blocking Dems. GOP leans into cultural issues. The Trump factor in 2022. Blue Wall crumbling? With guest host Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico, Leah Askarinam Editor of National Journal’s Hotline and Maya King Political Reporter at Politico. Today we are once again asking you to help save our democracy by supporting FairFight.com, the organization created by Stacey Abrams. Only by long-term and continuous voter engagement can we overcome the...

Duration:00:40:33

What's Really Going On at the Border. With Julian Castro

4/6/2021
There are problems at the Southern Border. Many people, including thousands of unaccompanied minors are overwhelming Border Patrol facilities. But is it unique to the Biden Administration? Did Trump set him up? What should be done today? What should be done, what can be done, in the future? Julian Castro was the Mayor of San Antonio Texas, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration. He ran for President in 2020. He currently hosts the podcast, Our America...

Duration:00:32:21

"Infrastructure Week"! The Reporters' Roundtable-April 1

4/1/2021
Infrastructure. Govs vs. CDC. Border. Matt Gaetz/Tucker Carlson. Chauvin Trial. With Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for The LA Times, Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, on the frontlines in our grocery stores, meat packing plants and many more retail locations. More information at UFCW.org

Duration:00:43:57

Impeachment Hero-Rep. Jamie Raskin

3/30/2021
Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joined Bill at the Hill Center DC recently to talk about his role as the Lead House Manager in the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump. He shares his views of the GOP senators he was trying to sway. From Mitch McConnell's' tears to Rand Paul refusing to even look at the video of the insurrection. He also comments on voting rights, gun safety, infrastructure and the personal tragedy of the suicide death of his adult son, Tommy Raskin. Today we are once again...

Duration:00:51:36

"Leapt Right Over the Low Expectations" -The Reporters' Roundtable-Mar 26

3/26/2021
Biden. Border. Voting Rights. Gun Safety. DC Statehood. With Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Scott Wong, Senior Staff Writer at The Hill. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:43:20

#STOP Asian Hate w/ John Yang

3/23/2021
Anti-Asian American hate crimes reported to police rose 149 percent between 2019 and 2020. John Yang is the President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Their mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. More information at AdvancingJustice-AAJC.org You can help the victims of the Atlanta killings, other victims of anti-Asian violence and to raise awareness of this issue by going to...

Duration:00:26:34

"Racist Misogyny. " The Reporters' Roundtable-March 19

3/19/2021
Asian-American Hate Crimes. Help is Here. Border Dangers. Filibuster Reform? With Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent, for The Los Angeles Times, Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent, Yahoo News and Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:44:22

Democracy vs. Filibuster w/Congress Expert Norm Ornstein

3/16/2021
Norman Ornstein is one of the leading experts on the Congress and an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He recently wrote a column in The Washington Post headlined: Democrats Can’t Kill the Filibuster. But They Can Gut It. He is the co-author of It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism. Today we are once again asking you to help save our democracy by supporting LetAmericaVote.org and FairFight.com,...

Duration:00:41:48

"A Bizarre Situation."- The Reporters' Roundtable- Mar 5

3/12/2021
Biden Speech. Selling the Stimulus. Cuomo Toast? Trump Greedy! Major Innocent! With Sabrina Siddiqui, White House Reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Political Analyst at CNN, Jeff Dufour, Editor-in-Chief at National Journal and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. Half a million strong. More information sat LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:45:21

Squash the Vote-Part 2. W/Ari Berman

3/9/2021
Mother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman is the go-to guy on voter suppression. This is our second in a continuing series of podcasts which will spotlight the GOP efforts to restrict the right to vote. When ideas failed to attract enough voters to win elections, Republicans are focused on disenfranchising young people and minorities. Today we are asking you to help save our democracy by supporting LetAmericaVote.org and FairFight.com, the organization created by Stacy Abrams. Only by...

Duration:00:38:33

Dems are "Using Pure Power Politics." -The Reporters' Roundtable Feb 5

3/5/2021
Recovery Act Popularity/GOP Obstruction. Capitol Security Failure. Vaccine Success. Trump Owns GOP. Cancel Culture BS. With Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Addy Baird, Politics & Government Reporter, BuzzFeed News and Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at HuffPost. A message from Bill: Let's get rid of the barbed wire fence around the Capitol. Sign the petition or call your congressional representatives to free the People's House! More information at...

Duration:00:44:27

Keep Sharp with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

3/2/2021
Bill talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his new book Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, available at Amazon here. Plus his thoughts on the new vaccine and how many lives we lost by the government's response to Covid-19. Gupta is the CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Emory University Hospital. ******* There is a tidal wave of GOP voter suppression bills in state legislatures. We must act to stop them. Please check out and support...

Duration:00:34:08

"People Really Want Relief"-The Reporters' Roundtable Feb 26

2/26/2021
$15 Minimum Wage Setback. Covid Progress. Airstrikes in Syria. GOP Civil War. Trump CPAC. With Leah Askarinam, Editor of National Journal Hotline, Maya King, Politics Reporter at Politico and Chris Lu, Fmr. Dep. Sec. of Labor and now at The Miller Center at UVA. Let's get rid of the barbed wire fence around the Capitol. Sign the petition or call your congressional representatives to free the People's House! More information at DontFenceTheCapitol.com

Duration:00:44:58

GOP's (Bleak) Future with Charlie Sykes

2/23/2021
Sykes on Rush Limbaugh, Sen. Ron Johnson, Trump, House Minority Leader McCarthy and the new litmus test for Republican pols: You may never say Trump lost fair and square. Former conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes is one of the original "Never-Trumpers." An MSNBC contributor and columnist he founded the news site, TheBulwark.com. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the largest and most diverse union in North America. More information at...

Duration:00:36:36

"An Immense Disaster."-The Reporters' Roundtable-Feb 19

2/19/2021
Cruz Cancun Scandal. Biden pushes his $1.9T rescue plan. Trump vs. Mitch. With Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent, New York Magazine, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief, The Hill Newspaper. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:41:34

Squash The Vote: The GOP Plan to Thwart Democracy.

2/16/2021
Investigative reporter Greg Palast (GregPalast.com) details the hard work that won elections in Georgia for Biden, Warnock and Ossoff. And the GOP plans to keep that from happening again. There and in other parts of the country. Plus new reporting in how the January 6th rally in DC became the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. The Brennan Center for Justice (BrennanCenter.org) just released a report on unprecedented efforts to restrict voting rights at the state level. From the...

Duration:00:54:34

"Riveting." The Reporters' Roundtable-Feb 12

2/12/2021
Impeachment case "will stand for history." Covid vaccine progress, but hurdles remain. Has Trump "already won" the GOP Civil War? With Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico and Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:42:22

"We need $1.9 Trillion"-Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

2/9/2021
Congressman Ryan has been in The House since 2003. He represents the 17th Congressional District of Ohio which includes the city of Youngstown and areas east of Akron. He chairs the subcommittee investigating the events of January 6th, 2021 and is likely to run for the Senate in 2022. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the men and women of the Laborers' International Union of North America. Building America, but also those key government workers in transportation, EMS and sanitation....

Duration:00:35:37

"It's Popular."-The Reporters’ Roundtable Feb 5

2/5/2021
Rescue Plan on its way. MAGA ascendant in GOP. Trump trial next week. With Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News, Scott Wong, Senior staff writer for The Hill and Pema Levy, Reporter for Mother Jones. Let's get rid of the barbed wire fence around the Capitol. Sign the petition or call your congressional representatives to free the People's House! More information at DontFenceTheCapitol.com

Duration:00:45:09