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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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Episodes

"Could make a difference." The Reporters' Roundtable June 30

6/30/2022
Cassidy Hutchinson and Roe v Wade dominate the news and the Roundtable this week with Ginger Gibson, Deputy DC Editor, NBC News Digital, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News, Allan Smith, Political Reporter for NBC News and Lauren Burke, Writer for The Guardian and Black Press USA and Host of the Burkefile Podcast. Today, Bill features the amazing work done by Chef Jose Andres and The World Central Kitchen. You can support their work at their website, WCK.org. See Privacy Policy...

Duration:00:39:36

The Man Who Could Primary Sen. Sinema

6/28/2022
Today's guest is Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona. This is his fourth term in Congress where he focuses on national security issues and the health and welfare of veterans. He's a veteran himself having served in Iraq as an infantryman in the Marines. He is the son of Hispanic immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, in this case Harvard University. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Ironworkers Union. More information at Ironworkers.org. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:28:51

Not the Grand Finale." The Reporters' Roundtable June 24

6/24/2022
NOTE: THE PODCAST WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED ROE v WADE. More January 6th Hearing Bombshells. Supreme Court on Guns and Religion, Gun Bill Passes Senate. With Jason Dick, Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Jennifer Haberkorn, covering Congress for The Los Angeles Times, Abby Livingston, Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune and Katherine Tully-McManus, covering Congress for Politico. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers...

Duration:00:38:27

The Still Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

6/21/2022
During the hearings of the January 6th Select Committee, one question keeps coming up, “Did Donald Trump believe he had actually won the election?” “How could it be, that after being told repeatedly that no substantial fraud had occurred, he still maintained he won?” “Is the man crazy?” It just so happens that we looked into this very question on the Bill Press Pod back in the summer of 2020 with our series, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, based on the bestselling book of the same...

Duration:00:45:53

"A Clear and Present Danger." The Reporters' Roundtable June 16

6/16/2022
The January 6th Hearings. Pence’s Chances and Gun Safety Stalled in the Senate. With Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter on the Hill for The Wall Street Journal, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:32:35

The J6 Committee Makes its Case.

6/14/2022
A two-part Bill Press Pod today on the January 6th Select Committee hearings. We'll hear from California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who led the questioning in Monday's hearing and from David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones magazine who was in the hearing room for both sessions. You can read David's work at DavidCorn.com and at MotherJones.com. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in disaster...

Duration:00:44:33

“Damning.” “Stunning.” “Body Blow.” “Compelling.” The Reporters' Roundtable June 10

6/10/2022
The January 6th Special Committee Hearing. The Chances for Any Gun Safety Legislation. With Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal, Igor Bobic, Senior politics reporter at HuffPost and Alayna Treene, Congressional reporter for Axios. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, more information at UFCW.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:39:45

"We're in a Bad Place Right Now." With Norm Ornstein

6/7/2022
Norman Ornstein is one of the leading experts on the Congress and an Emeritus Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author, with Thomas E. Mann of the 2012 book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism and with Thomas E. Mann and E.J. Dione, the author of the 2017 book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported. Today Bill highlights...

Duration:00:39:15

"A Plea to Act." The Reporters' Roundtable June 3

6/3/2022
Biden on Gun Safety. January 6th Hearings' Impact? Inflation and a Rare Mea Culpa. Trump and the Midterms. With Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico, Jason Dick, Editor in Chief CQ Roll Call and Political Theater podcast host and Tom LoBianco, Politics Reporter for Yahoo News. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers’ International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:45:45

The Second Amendment is About Slavery

5/31/2022
Elie Mystal returns to the Bill Press Pod with a withering takedown of the Second Amendment, Justice Alito and Supreme Court Ethics. He is The Nation Magazine’s Justice Correspondent. He's a frequent guest on MSNBC commenting on the intersection between the legal and the political. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he gave up Big Law to fight for justice. He has just published a new book that immediately landed on the New York Times bestseller list at #2. Allow Me to...

Duration:00:38:00

To Stop Gun Violence, Elect Democrats.

5/27/2022
With the tragic massacre of children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas dominating the news, we talked to Igor Volsky of Guns Down America about what can be done, if anything, to combat gun violence and the politicians who support it. But our gun laws cannot change unless our politicians do, so Bill also talked to two sharp political reporters about the 2022 primaries: Niall Stanage, White House Columnist for The Hill and Political Analyst at News Nation AM and Maya King, Politics Reporter for...

Duration:00:49:53

"The Threat Coming from the White House."

5/24/2022
In their award-winning 75 episode podcast series, Trump Inc., WNYC reporters Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz told the story of the former president’s businesses, conflicts of interests, unhappy partners and the just bonkers idea that sitting president had a worldwide business. Now they have a new podcast which explores the events leading up to January 6th and the insurrection itself. It takes its name from a Trump tweet, “Will be Wild.” They recount the personal stories of the...

Duration:00:41:18

"Being Trumpy." The Reporters’ Roundtable-May 20

5/20/2022
Trump Still Got it? Is Fetterman the Future? Will Abortion Help the Democrats? Great Replacement Theory and Murder. Biden to Asia. With Philip Bump, National Correspondent for The Washington Post. Newsletter: "How to Read This Chart," Ginger, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and John Bennett, Editor-at-Large, CQ Roll Call and CQ Senate newsletter. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org. See Privacy...

Duration:00:45:48

“News for People Who Give a Damn.”

5/17/2022
Journalist Judd Legum was a regular on the Bill Press Show for years. Today, he makes his debut on the Bill Press Pod. Legum writes a four-times per week newsletter, Popular Information, that practices Independent Accountability Journalism. He compares what people and institutions SAY to what these same people and institutions actually DO. Today we talked about the Great Replacement Theory behind the Buffalo shooting, that has been mainstreamed by Right Wing media and politicians; which...

Duration:00:40:07

"Bombshell News." The Reporters' Roundtable 5-13

5/13/2022
January 6th Subpoenas to GOP. FBI Probe of Trump Documents Removal. Trump’s Midterm Record Mixed. Abortion Rights vs The Midterms. With Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, Lauren Burke, Host, Burkefile, Writer for Black Press USA and The Guardian and Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:41:05

Midterm Ground Zero.

5/10/2022
Former Progressive Caucus Co-chair Mark Pocan and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are at the center of the 2022 midterms. Ron Johnson is up for reelection and control of the Senate may hinge on that race. There are competitive House seats that may determine control in that chamber. In Wisconsin the legislature is so gerrymandered, it is almost impossible for the Democrats to gain control. So having a Democratic governor is the one check on the extremist Wisconsin Republican Party. Once...

Duration:00:32:48

"Earth Shattering." The Reporters' Roundtable May 6th

5/6/2022
Leaked Roe Draft Decision Rocks DC and America. Trump Wins in Ohio with J.D. Vance. Biden Attacks MAGA. With Seung Min Kim, White House Reporter for The Washington Post, Amanda Becker, Politics & DC Reporter for 19thNews and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Plus a special interview with Elizabeth Wydra, President of The Constitutional Accountability Center on the Roe draft opinion and what it means for other privacy rights issues such as contraception and gay...

Duration:00:58:38

Midterm Madness Begins

5/3/2022
With the midterms just seven months away, Bill talks to Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. They focus on the primaries coming up in the month of May in the GOP where Trump has endorsed candidates. How these primaries turn out may determine who controls the Senate in 2023. They also discuss the likelihood of the Republicans taking over the House of Representatives....

Duration:00:38:51

"Reopening the Floodgates." The Reporters' Roundtable April 29

4/29/2022
January 6th Committee Hearings Coming. The Big Lie is Dividing the GOP. Biden: $33 Billion for Ukraine. GOP Knifes Madison Cawthorn. Elon Musk Terrorizes Twitter and Biden to White House Correspondents Dinner. With Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief, White House/Politics Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor, Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent, at New York Magazine and Igor Bobic, Senior Politics Reporter at HuffPost. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The American...

Duration:00:48:47

Ukraine: "A Grinding Slog."

4/26/2022
Today's guest is Joe Cirincione, here for a monthly update on Putin's war in Ukraine. Cirincione is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously served for over 12 years as the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in...

Duration:00:40:49