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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

"People Are Really Fired Up." The Reporters' Roundtable September 23

9/23/2022
Trump’s Legal Peril. Biden Hits Putin. Inflation Hits Biden. Electoral Count Act Reform. Midterms Very Close. Speaker McCarthy? With Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief of the National Journal, Sarah Wire, Justice Department and National Security Reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Leah Askarinam, Senior Editor at Grid News and Alex Roarty, White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at...

Duration:00:37:46

`The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama."

9/20/2022
How did Barack Obama and Joe Biden meet? What did they think of each other? Was there’s really a bromance? And how did these two very different men form a very successful partnership for eight years in the White House. What did Barack Obama think of Biden’s chances in 2020? What is their relationship today? All those questions and more are answered in the new book, "The Long Alliance. The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama" by New York Magazine National Correspondent Gabriel...

Duration:00:44:47

"Graham Bailed Them Out." The Reporters' Roundtable September 16.

9/16/2022
Mixed Signals on the Economy. Rail Strike Averted. Lyndsey Graham’s Abortion Bomb. Marriage Equality Stalls. Midterms in Full Swing. Trump Threat. DeSantis Stunt. with Jason Dick, Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent for New York magazine and author of the brand new book, The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama which you can purchase here. And Alayna...

Duration:00:51:00

Midterms: Red Wave or Blue Save?

9/13/2022
Two months to the midterms. Bill talks to Steven Shepard, the Senior campaigns and elections editor and chief polling analyst for Politico. The often predicted Red Wave for the GOP has disappeared. But has this made a Blue Save possible? Bill today highlights the work of the Democratic Party's fund-raising arm, ActBlue.com. You can donate to almost any Democrat anywhere or let the experts at ActBlue allocate your funds to make the biggest impact. More information at ActBlue.com. See...

Duration:00:37:05

" A Symbol of Constancy." The Reporters' Roundtable Sept 9

9/9/2022
The Queen and America. An Aggressive DOJ. Bannon Indicted Again. The Obamas at The White House. Michigan to Vote on Abortion. Arizona and Ohio Senate Races. Biden on the Attack. With David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA Today, Philp Bump, National Correspondent for The Washington Post and author of the Newsletter: "How To Read This Chart" and Emily Goodin, Senior U.S. Political Reporter, DailyMail.com. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the American Federation of...

Duration:00:44:12

Laboratories of Autocracy

9/6/2022
We say it all the time. Down ballot races are very important. Lauren Baer is someone doing something about it. She is the Managing Partner at Arena, an organization convening training and supporting the next generation of candidates and campaign staff. With an emphasis on diversifying young people going into Democratic politics. But she is no newcomer to policy and politics. She spent six years in the State Department working for Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Samantha power at the...

Duration:00:36:58

"A Choice Not a Referendum." The Reporters' Roundtable Sept 1

9/1/2022
Palin Upset. Trump Making it Worse. Biden Goes on the Attack. Democratic Midterm Outlook Brightens. With Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal, Abby Livingston from the Almanac of American Politics and Niall Stanage, White House Columnist for The Hill and Political Analyst at News Nation AM 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...

Duration:00:39:45

Rep. Jackie Speier is Retiring, But She Leaves a Legacy for Women

8/30/2022
Congresswoman Jackie Speier represents California's 14th congressional district just south of San Francisco. Jackie has been a strong leader on the important issue of sexual assault in the military. She's been relentless going after the Generals in the Pentagon pressuring them to take cases of sexual assault out of the military chain of command. Where they were too often just swept under the rug. Rep. Speier is retiring this year and reflects on the current fragile state of American...

Duration:00:35:46

"Encouraging Signs for Democrats." The Reporters' Roundtable August 26

8/26/2022
Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, New Hampshire. All states with key races in the midterms, covered by Bill and Allan Smith, Political reporter for NBC News and Chris Cadelago, White House correspondent covering Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and politics for Politico. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More than truck drivers, they represent folks from airline pilots to zookeepers. More information at...

Duration:00:45:42

WH Documents: How it’s Supposed to Work.

8/23/2022
With all the talk over the last two weeks about the documents in the basement of Mar-a-Lago, Bill decided to talk to a man who oversaw presidential documents in the Obama White House. Greg Craig was Obama's White House Counsel. He knows the rules and he saw them followed completely. It's a tale of two presidencies. And it's not a pretty picture. For the country, or Donald Trump. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers' International Union of North America. More information at...

Duration:00:38:39

"Defending Crudité." The Reporters' Roundtable August 19

8/19/2022
Liz Loses. 2024 GOP Race. Mar-a-Lago Search Fallout. GOP Senate Woes. What’s Driving the Midterms. Biden and Dem’s Big Wins. With Leah Askarinam, Senior Editor, Grid.News, Kirk Bado, Editor of the National Journal Hotline and Tom LoBianco, Politics Reporter at Yahoo News. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Iron Workers Union. Going to great heights to rebuild America. More information at IronWorkers.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice...

Duration:00:45:56

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