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Was Barack Obama Spying on Donald Trump?

5/22/2018
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Donald Trump is pushing the FBI to investigate the FBI over whether or not Barack Obama was spying on the Trump campaign. It's totally bogus and Bill explains why. Not to mention, Trump himself was under investigation at the same time he was dragging Hillary for being under investigation. Also, Trump is comprising national security by not using a secure cell phone for his tweets. Not surprising! Rep Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) joins us in studio to talk about all the latest on pot legislation,...

Duration:01:51:36

Is Mueller Closing in on Trump?

5/21/2018
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More evidence that The Trump Crime Syndicate was, at least, OPEN to colluding with more countries than just Russia. Is Robert Mueller starting to put the pieces together that could lead to real trouble with Trump? We talk to Julia Manchester from The Hill, Eugene Scott from the Washington Post and Zack Beacuchamp from Vox!

Duration:01:51:37

PRODUCER PODCAST: The Phenomenon of Fortnite

5/19/2018
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Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Fortnite is everywhere. Producers Peter Ogburn and Ray Rogers talk to Morning Consult's Joanna Piacenza about the popularity of the video game, how much money it's made and the future of the online world!

Duration:00:19:49

Can Donald Trump Be Indicted by Robert Mueller?

5/18/2018
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Rudy Giuliani says that Donald Trump CAN'T be indicted by Robert Mueller. We explain why that's total BS. Rudy says that Mueller has told him that they can't indict Trump, which is simply not true. Donald Trump doubles down on his claim that people coming over the Mexican border are "animals." Disgusting comments. We talk to Politico's Daniel Lippman, New Republic's Matt Ford and President of AFGE J. David Cox!

Duration:01:51:38

One Year of the Robert Mueller Investigation: Where Are We Now?

5/17/2018
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It's the one year anniversary of the Robert Mueller investigation. We've had multiple indictments and learned lots of disturbing information. One thing to remember: He's just getting started. We talk to Rep Peter Welch (D-VT) about the Mueller investigation and Medicare for All! WH Reporter from Yahoo News talks news of the day and whether or not the North Korea summit with Trump will actually happen. Jeff Weaver joins us in studio to talk about his new book, "How Bernie Won!"

Duration:01:52:12

Democrats Cave on Gina Haspel

5/16/2018
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It looks like Gina Haspel WILL be the next director of the CIA. Yesterday, Sen Mark Warner and Sen Heidi Heitkamp both said they would vote yes on her confirmation. What a disgrace that Democrats can't even take a stand on torture. Will the summit with North Korea fall apart? Maybe. Kim Jong-Un has shut down talks with South Korea and the summit with the United States is on the rocks. The fallout from the Israelis attack on Palestinian protesters continues to build with Nikki Haley blaming...

Duration:01:51:49

Israel Has A Right To Defend Itself, But Not The Right to Murder Unarmed Protesters

5/15/2018
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Bloodshed in Israel as Palestinian protesters were gunned down by armed Israeli forces. Everyone has warned Trump about moving the embassy to Jerusalem and he just doesn't care. Will it matter? We talk to Jack Jenkins from Religion News Service about the controversial speakers at the embassy's opening and where this could all lead. Friend of Bill Sabrina Siddiqui talks news of the day with Pema Levy from Mother Jones!

Duration:01:51:34

Trump is Going To Start World War III

5/14/2018
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Trump has moved the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and it has sparked massive protest in the region. Israelis have killed over a dozen protesters and will lead to more violence. What are we thinking? The WH still hasn't apologized for it's comments about John McCain. They're disgraceful comments, but it's to be expected with Donald Trump as boss. The fish rots from the head. We talk to Nahal Toosi from Politico, Graham Vyse from the New Republic and Jennifer Williams from Vox!

Duration:01:51:22

PRODUCER PODCAST: James Beard Award Winner Rodney Scott Talks BBQ

5/12/2018
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Producers Peter Ogburn and Ray Rogers talk to the latest winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast. He's Rodney Scott, legendary pitmaster at Scott's BBQ in Hemingway, SC and Rodney Scott's BBQ in Charleston, SC. We talk about the big win, BBQ culture, and the merging of tradition and innovation.

Duration:00:13:12

Donald Trump's WH Continues to Embarrass Themselves

5/11/2018
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Two horrible stories from the White House today Guest host Cam Joseph from TPM talks about the chaos in the WH. We also talk about the upcoming midterms with Laura Barron-Lopez from Washington Examiner and Democratic Strategist Tracy Sefl. We also talk about the confirmation of Gina Haspel. Will it happen?

Duration:01:51:29

We Might Nominate A War Criminal to Lead the CIA

5/10/2018
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Gina Haspel seems to be cruising towards confirmation as the head of the CIA. She is an admitted war criminal. Shouldn't she be in jail? Democrats who are supporting her are spineless. We talk to former OH State Sen. Capri Cafaro about the Democratic gains in the primaries earlier this week. The Hill's Niall Stanage gives us all the latest from the White House and Code PInk's Medea Benjamin joins us in studio!

Duration:01:52:00

Donald Trump Pulls Out of the Iran Deal. What Does That Mean For the US?

5/9/2018
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Reckless, stupid and ignorant. Just a few of the words to describe Trump pulling the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. What does it mean for us? We break it down. Plus, lots of big wins for progressives in the primaries from last night! We've got the latest! We talk to Vox's Dara Lind, Ploughshares Fund's Joe Cirincione and Brian Fallon from Demand Justice about the importance of judges

Duration:01:52:02

Trump's Pick for to Lead the CIA Might Not Make It

5/8/2018
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Gina Haspel has been nominated to lead the CIA, but doesn't want the job! She has a history of torture sites, rendition and other war crimes. Will the GOP actually vote for her? Another Democratic politician resigns amid accusations of sexual and physical abuse. At least Eric Schneiderman did the right thing by resigning. Good riddance. We talk to Zoe Tillman from Buzzfeed about the latest with Stormy Daniels/Mueller, Emily Stewart from Vox about Gina Haspel and Andrew Desiderio from the...

Duration:01:52:03

Rudy Giuliani Might Be the Worst Person That Trump Could Have Hired

5/7/2018
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Rudy Giuliani went back on TV over the weekend and dug an even bigger hole for his client, Donald Trump. After letting the cat out of the bag and admitting that Trump lied to the American people about the Stormy Daniels payment, he did the Sunday shows and made the situation worse. We've got the audio and the reaction. We're joined by Addy Baird from ThinkProgress, Jordan Fabian from The Hill and Alex Seitz-Wald from NBC News.

Duration:01:51:27

PRODUCER PODCAST: This Week in Kanye

5/5/2018
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It's been a wild week for Kanye West. He's tied himself to Donald Trump and said some disparaging remarks about slavery. Producers Peter Ogburn and Ray Rogers weigh in on the damage he's done to his brand and also how dangerous his words can be. Plus, can you separate the art from the artist?

Duration:00:23:14

The White House is Scrambling to Fix Rudy's Admission

5/4/2018
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After Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News and let the cat out of the bag that Trump had paid Michael Cohen back for the Stormy Daniels hush money, the White House was caught completely flat-footed. Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't know how to lie her way out of it and hasn't given a complete explanation of what happened. What happens next? Guest host Chris Lu has some thoughts! We talk about the Stormy/Mueller news with Ryan J Reilly from Huffpost, former member of Congress Glenn Nye and Rudy...

Duration:01:51:46

Rudy Drops a Bombshell About Trump

5/3/2018
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Rudy Giuliani went on Fox News to discuss Trump's handling of the Stormy Daniels payment and NDA. He dropped a bombshell by saying that Trump had PAID the money back to Michael Cohen. What does that mean as the case moves forward? Guest host Evan McMorris-Santoro from Vice News discusses. Evan talked to The Atlantic's Rosie Gray, TNR's Emily Atkin and WaPo's Ben Terris

Duration:01:51:30

Donald Trump's Former Doctor Speaks Out

5/2/2018
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Dr Harold Bornstein, Trump's former doctor says that Trump's muscle raided his office and took the President's medical records. Not only is this unethical, it's completely illegal. Guest host Peter Ogburn explains. We talk to Reuter's Amanda Becker, The Atlantic's Vann Newkirk II and Alayna Treene from Axios

Duration:01:51:49

The Trump WH Has Leaked Robert Mueller's Questions to the NYT

5/1/2018
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The NYT has obtained the questions that Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump. It's clear that it came directly from the Trump White House. It certainly looks like obstruction of justice. It's just another example of how ignorant Trump and his people are and how little they care about the law. Stormy Daniels files another lawsuit against Trump because he fabricated facts about their case, Bibi Netanyahu makes false claims about Iran and Roy Moore is back in the news. Another day with...

Duration:01:52:00

Does Donald Deserve Credit for the Thaw in North Korea?

4/30/2018
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Rep. Adam Schiff from CA gives Trump credit for making peace in the Koreas. Does he deserve it? Plus, all the latest on the Mueller investigation, midterms and a recap of the White House Correspondents Dinner! We talk to The Hill's Ben Kamisar, Vox's Zack Beauchamp and Roll Call's Simone Pathe!

Duration:01:51:22

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