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Deep dives into the issues and emergencies facing America.

Deep dives into the issues and emergencies facing America.


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Deep dives into the issues and emergencies facing America.






A Very Stable Genius. Not. w/Phil Rucker & Carol Leonnig

Washington Post White House reporters Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig take us behind the scenes in the frightening reality that is the Trump presidency. A Very Stable Genius debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestsellers' list. Terrifying but true. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the American Federation of Teachers with 1.7 million members in 3,000 locals all across the country. More information available at


Fox's Judge Andrew Napolitano

Trump, Barr and GOP Senators get the full Judge Napolitano treatment: Smart, learned, truthful and fearless. Today's Podcast is sponsored by the .3 million hardworking men and women of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at .


Revenge and Panic--The Roundtable for Feb 14

Trump Gets Revenge. GOP Senators proven fools. Centrist Dems Panic. Barr's kabuki theater. The Reporters’ Roundtable with Gabe Debenedetti, New York Magazine’s National Correspondent and Greg Krieg, CNN’s Politics Reporter. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Firefighters. For more information go to


Never Trump Bomb-Thrower Rick Wilson

The author of 2019's Everything Trump Touches Dies, Rick Wilson is now out with Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves. We need to pay attention. Today's podcast is supported by the Laborers’ International Union of North America. More information at


Now, Even Trumpier-The Reporter's Roundtable for Feb 7th

Bill tackles the Trump and GOP threat to America. Plus Bernie and Pete surging, Biden fading and Bloomberg looming. With Niall Stanage, White House Columnist at The Hill, Scott Wong Senior staff writer at The Hill and Chris Lu, former Obama Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor. Today’s Podcast is supported by the Teamsters Union. More information at


Those Were the Days w/fmr. Sen. Dem. Leader Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle was the Senate Minority Leader during Bill Clinton's Senate Impeachment Trial. He has some tough words for the current Senators. Plus, Tom talks about the resilience of Obamacare, why Iowa should not go first and how we might get out of the toxic political atmosphere caused by the GOP. Todays' podcast is supported by the American Federation of Teachers, fighting for the right of our children to get a quality education. More information at


“A Republic. If You Can Keep It.” The Reporter’s Roundtable.

Bill breaks down the breakdown of our democracy with Pema Levy, reporter for Mother Jones, Matt Holt, correspondent for The National Journal and Richard Fowler, host of the Richard Fowler Show. Senate Trial: Lamar Alexander, WTF? Dershowitz promotes a dictatorship. Plus, is Bloomberg's Superbowl ad the right approach, the Iowa caucus down to the wire and Kobe touches us all. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the men and women of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More...


The Senate GOP on Trial w/ Eleanor Clift of The Daily Beast

Eleanor Clift writes for The Daily Beast and has been a panelist on The McLaughlin Group for over three decades. She has covered every presidential election since 1976, was the White House Correspondent for Newsweek and its Deputy Washington Bureau Chief. She knows her stuff! Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the SMART Union, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers with over 216,000 members. More information at


Schiff: Stellar. GOP: Deaf. The Roundtable for Jan 24.

Hey GOP, "Can you hear me now?" The Cult of Trump in full flower in the Senate. Bill breaks down this historic week in DC with Ginger Gibson, Political correspondent for Reuters, Peter Nicholas, White House reporter for The Atlantic and Joseph Williams Senior Editor, U.S. News and World Report . Plus MBS hacks Bezos, Trump on Iraq Traumatic Brain Injuries: No biggy. Bernie vs. Joe and Hillary vs. Bernie. Today's podcast is sponsored by the 320,000 men and women of the International...


Patriotic Millionaires. Yes. Really.

Patriotic Millionaires ( real. They want higher taxes on themselves, money out of politics and a higher minimum wage. With Executive Director, Erica Payne. Who pulls no punches. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The Teamsters Union at


"This is a BFD." The Reporter's Roundtable-Jan 17

Big. Important. Historic. Bill breaks down the week in DC with Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America and Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call. The Impeachment Trial Begins. Parnas sings. Warren and Sanders call each other liars. Pelosi calls Facebook shameful. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the men and women of The United Food and Commercial Workers at They are grocery workers,...


Susan Rice, Obama's UN Amb and Nat Sec Adv: Candid and Cutting.

At this point of world insecurity, who better than Susan Rice to explain the dangers and the possible off-ramps. Plus she gets personal and self-critical when talking about her new book Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The United Steelworkers Union at


Iran. Impeachment. Iowa. The Reporters' Roundtable for Jan. 10

Bill tackles the momentous news of the week. Out of the woods on Iran? Impeachment Trial next week? What’s happening in Iowa? With Eliza Collins, politics reporter covering the presidential election for The Wall Street Journal, Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter for the Daily Mail and John Bennett, Senior White House Correspondent, Roll Call. Today's podcast is brought to you by the men and women of the International Association of Fire Fighters at


"This is bad. This is very bad." w/Arms Expert Joseph Cirincione

Bill talks with Joseph Cirincione, President of The Ploughshares Fund ( and one of the nation's top experts on national security and nuclear policy. Joe explains how the killing of Iranian General Soleimani has already caused irreparable harm to U.S. interests from the Middle East to Europe to North Korea. That's before whatever hot conflict we are likely to get into with Iran. Today's episode is sponsored by the IronWorkers Union, 120,000 members strong. (


Blundering Towards War. The Reporters' Roundtable for Jan 3

Bill breaks down Iran/Iraq with Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor, Politico, Addy Baird, Congressional Reporter for BuzzFeed News and Lauren Burke, writer for Black Press USA. Plus More damning details on Ukraine and Dems 2020, Pelosi vs. McConnell.


The Conservative Supreme Court w/ NPR's Nina Totenberg

Guns. DACA. Transgender Rights. Citizens United. John Roberts. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Neil Gorsuch. Just some of the topics Bill covered on a big news day for the Supreme Court, Bill interviewed Nina Totenberg, NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent, before a live audience at The Hill Center in Washington DC. Today's podcast is sponsored by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters at


Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Ambition w/Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post

Bill talks with Ruth Marcus, columnist for the Washington Post and author of Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover. They dig into how Kavanaugh sought a seat on the Court from just after law school, how he almost lost the battle and how the GOP rallied to him in the end. Is he as strongly conservative as Justices Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas? And what we can expect from this crucial session of the Court. The Bill Press Pod is sponsored today by The International...


(Nuclear) Armed and Dangerous. Psychiatrists on Donald Trump

Trump’s deteriorating mental capacity only increases the DANGER he poses. Not to mention how unhinged he seems after being Impeached. That’s why we are re-posting our conversation with two psychiatrists, leaders in warning of Trump’s danger to the world. Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee who edited The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, and longtime CIA profiler Dr. Jerrold Post who just published Dangerous Charisma: The Political Psychology of Donald Trump and His Followers. Today episode...


Impeach Trump. Save America. w/ Tom Friedman of the New York Times

Bill discusses that blistering column with Friedman as well as Tom's well-sourced insights on Trump, Pompeo, Modi, Bibi, Kim and Brexit.


McConnell's Show Trial w/Neal Katyal

Bill talks impeachment with Neal Katyal, former acting Solicitor General and author of Impeach. The Case Against Donald J. Trump about Trump, McConnell, Chief Justice John Roberts, James Madison and the other Founders.