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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

The 25 Year Crack-up of the GOP

8/16/2022
The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party is the new book by Washington Post Opinion Columnist, Dana Milbank. In this interview with Bill, he takes us from Newt Gingrich in 1990’s all the way to the GOP response to the Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant. And now we have one party that is not committed to our democracy. You can buy this great book at Amazon.com. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. America’s most diverse...

Duration:00:50:27

"Late Burst of Action." The Reporters' Roundtable August 12

8/12/2022
Biden’s Truly Big Week. But Trump Reclaims the Spotlight. Merrick Garland Calls his Bluff. GOP Way Out on a Limb. Will it Matter for the Midterms? With Jason Dick, Editor-in-chief at CQ-Roll Call, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News, Sarah Wire, Justice Department and national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Alex Roarty, White House Correspondent for McClatchey Newspapers. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the Ironworkers Union. Getting ready to rebuild...

Duration:00:37:30

The Danger of "Christian Nationalism."

8/9/2022
The First Amendment of the Constitution is pretty clear: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But the GOP and MAGA World are increasingly promoting something called “Christian Nationalism.” What is it? Is it dangerous? Bill talked to his old friend the Reverend Barry Lynn who has spent his entire life fighting to keep the wall up between Church and State as well as many progressive causes. For 25 years he was...

Duration:00:36:31

"Take the Win." The Reporters' Roundtable August 5

8/5/2022
Dem Wins. Biden 24? KS Choice Win. Mid-terms. AZ Elects Deniers. Pelosi in China. Liz Cheney Won't Stop. With Jeff Dufour, Editor-in-chief of the National Journal, Zach Cohen, Congress Reporter for Bloomberg Government, Jessica Taylor, Senate & Governors Editor, Cook Political Report and Shirish Date, White House Correspondent at HuffPost. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. The Union is a big supporter of important causes. Check out their...

Duration:00:48:22

"Rage" Against the "Pro-life" Machine

8/2/2022
When Bill talked to Jacqueline Ayers, the Senior Vice president at Planned Parenthood for Policy, Campaigns and Advocacy, the word “rage” came up six times. Rage against this latest Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe V Wade. Rage against the state legislatures and governors who are instituting draconian abortion bans. Rage against the burdens put on health care providers who have to consult with lawyers, or look over their shoulder at prosecutors, when trying merely to save a woman's life....

Duration:00:35:37

"Democrats Weren’t Morons." The Reporters' Roundtable July 29

7/29/2022
Manchin-Schumer Deal. GOP Skunked. DOJ Looking Hard at Trump. Trump 911 Truther? Pelosi to Taiwan? New Third Party. Fox Loves DeSantis. With Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, Scott Wong, Senior Congressional Reporter for NBC News and Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico. 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...

Duration:00:45:34

The Darker Side of Right-wing Media

7/26/2022
As Bill used to say on his radio show, you don't need to watch Fox News or listen to Rush Limbaugh, because Media Matters for America was doing it for you. They're still doing it and they've added other right-wing outlets like One America News Network or OAN. In today's podcast, Media Matters writer Bobby Lewis takes us down the dark rabbit hole that is OAN. It's not only dark, it's dangerous. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The American Federation of Teachers. More information at...

Duration:00:41:26

"Inaction IS Action." The Reporters' Roundtable July 22

7/22/2022
January 6th Primetime Hearing. Congressional Action on Same-sex Marriage and Contraception. Steve Bannon on Trial. With John Bennett, Editor-at-Large, CQ Roll Call, Analysis columnist & CQ Senate newsletter scribe, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY and Linda Feldmann, Washington bureau chief, White House/politics correspondent at Christian Science Monitor. Host of the Monitor Breakfast. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers' International Union of...

Duration:00:44:30

Trump's Washington and The Price Of Submission

7/19/2022
Mark Leibovich is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Town. His new book, Thank You for Your Servitude, DONALD TRUMP'S WASHINGTON AND THE PRICE OF SUBMISSION is the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualists into a sycophantic personality cult. A long time New York Times writer, he is now at the Atlantic, in part, he says, because he can use...

Duration:00:33:00

"Very Loud and Very Vocal." The Reporters' Roundtable July 15

7/15/2022
January 6th Blockbuster. Trump: Legal Peril and Running Again. Candidates Matter. Roe Meets Real Life. Biden in Middle East. With Alayna Treene, Congressional reporter for Axios, Co-author of the Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal and Philip Bump, Washington Post: National correspondent and author of Newsletter: "How To Read This Chart." Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at...

Duration:00:50:06

Pope Pius XII and WW II-The Secret, Sordid History

7/12/2022
The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler is a new explosive and controversial book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David Kertzer, a Professor of Social Science at Brown University. The book tells the story of Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust. Spoiler alert: He did not cover himself in glory. You can buy the book here . Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers...

Duration:00:37:41

"The Pressure is Mounting." The Reporters' Roundtable-July 8th

7/8/2022
With Maya King, Politics Reporter for The New York Times covering the South, Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent for New York Magazine. His new book on Biden and Obama, The Long Alliance is out in September and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. Today's podcast is supported by the Ironworkers Union. More information a Ironworkers.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:50:59

SCOTUS: "Outrageous. Aggressive."

7/5/2022
Today's guest runs down the major and disastrous decisions from this Supreme Court. Elizabeth Wydra is the Constitutional Accountability Center’s President. From 2008-2016, she served as its Chief Counsel. Throughout her tenure she has filed more than 200 briefs on behalf of the Constitutional Accountability Center and clients, which include preeminent constitutional scholars and historians, state and local government organizations, groups such as the League of Women Voters and the AARP, and...

Duration:00:38:07

"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