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BONUS: The Landscape of Democrats Politics is Rapidly Changing

10/20/2018
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One of the most exciting things that Democratic politics is seeing is happening with Data for Progress. Not only are they showing the way on political issues, they're also raising money to help flip State legislatures from red to blue. Peter Ogburn talks to Sean McElwee, the co-founder.

Duration:00:16:19

Trump Travels to Montana to Praise More Abuse of Journalists

10/19/2018
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In the midst of the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Trump went to Montana and praised Greg Gianforte, who physically assaulted a reporter just days before he was elected to Congress. Does he understand that he is responsible for sowing hatred towards the media around the world? Or does he understand and just not care? We continue to aid and abet the Saudi Arabians in their killing of a journalist. We will not stand up for the right thing. Plus, Trump threatens to shut down the...

Duration:01:51:28

Sec of State Pompeo Joins Trump In Covering Up A Murder

10/18/2018
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Our Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is back from his trip to Saudi Arabia. He essentially held a grip and grin with the Saudi King. He reaffirmed the importance of our relationship with the Saudis and said he wants to give them room to conduct an investigation. It seems like we're allowing them time to concoct a story that will give them cover for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Our hands are dripping with the blood of this journalist. We're also VERY close to the midterms! Will Democrats...

Duration:01:51:15

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels Continue Their War of Words

10/17/2018
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After a judge ruled against Stormy Daniels in one of her lawsuits against Donald Trump, he took to twitter and called her a "Horseface." Is this really who we wants as the President of the United States? Shouldn't he be above this? Clearly not. Trump is also enabling the Saudis over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. He says he believes their denials and even compared them to Brett Kavanaugh, who he says was guilty until proven innocent. We talk all the latest immigration news with Dara Lind...

Duration:01:51:55

Trump is Enabling Cold Blooded Killing

10/16/2018
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The Saudis are preparing to admit that they killed Jamal Khashoggi in an "interrogation gone wrong." It says a lot that they've adopted Trump's method of distracting from the issue at hand. They're trying to explain away the fact that they had a journalist killed. Elizabeth Warren reveals her DNA test, which shows that she does have Native American heritage. Trump promised to pay her a million dollars if she took a DNA test that proved it. Will he pay up? Don't count on it. We talk to Vice...

Duration:01:51:55

Blood Is On Our Hands in the Death of Jamal Khashoggi

10/15/2018
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Donald Trump gave a rambling interview to 60 Minutes on Sunday night. He was asked about the possible murder of Jamal Khashoggi and admitted that one of the reasons we haven't taken it seriously is because of a massive arms deal we have in place with the Saudis. Amid the report that Trump gave the Saudis a free pass to do whatever they want if we got the arms deal, this is very disturbing news. He also beat up on his Attorney General and Secretary of Defense. How do Jeff Sessions and James...

Duration:01:51:48

BONUS: The Acting EPA Director is an Apparent Racist

10/13/2018
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Andrew Wheeler took over after Scott Pruitt's embarrassing departure from the EPA. Peter Ogburn talks to Alexander Kaufman from HuffPost about his replacement, Andrew Wheeler. Wheeler was caught engaging in very racist social media posts. Will it have any impact on his job? Will Trump keep him? Will any of these Cabinet members face consequences for their actions?

Duration:00:13:52

Is America Ready For President Kanye West?

10/12/2018
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Rapper Kanye West met Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday afternoon. The cameras captured their insane meeting. The most telling moment of the whole exchange was when Kanye admitted that he couldn't vote for Hillary because she was a woman. He talked about the power that he felt when he embraced Donald Trump. It was a surreal moment. While that was going on, the Democrats sold you out AGAIN. They agreed to confirm 15 new Trump judges to lifetime appointments. Chuck Schumer should be...

Duration:01:52:17

With A Monster Hurricane Coming, Trump Leaves Town To Put on a Campaign Rally

10/11/2018
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Hurricane Michael came onshore as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the America. With all that going on, Donald Trump went to Pennsylvania to talk to the crowd that really matters to him... his adoring fans. He defended it by saying that he owed it to his fans, but with 600,000 Floridians without power, it's an abdication of leadership. Midterms are less than a month away! Get registered, get mad and get ready to vote! We talk to Kyle Lierman from When We All Vote, Travis Waldron...

Duration:01:51:38

Nikki Haley is Stepping Down as UN Ambassador. What Does That Mean for 2020?

10/10/2018
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Shockwaves through Washington as Nikki Haley announced that she's stepping down as UN Ambassador. That could mean a lot of different things. Does she want to aim for a SC Senate seat in 2020? Is she setting herself up for a Presidential run in 2024? Time will tell! Plus, the Democratic base is FIRED UP! Loads of new polls show that a real blue wave is coming. We talk cybersecurity with Olivia Beavers from The Hill, Nikki Schwab from the NY Post and The Hill's Cate Martel!

Duration:01:51:04

Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh in a Fake Ceremony

10/9/2018
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Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Justice on the Supreme Court over the weekend. That didn't stop Donald Trump from having a primetime event on Monday evening to have another swearing in ceremony. it was all about Trump getting the most attention he could. Waste of time! He also used to the opportunity to apologize to Kavanaugh "on behalf of the American people." They're both sick. Some terrifying news on climate change. Can we reverse the damage that we've done? We talk to Andrew Freedman...

Duration:01:51:22

Voters Should Be Furious, But They MUST Get Even and Go to the Polls

10/8/2018
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Republicans got their wish. Brett Kavanaugh, an apparent sexual predator and partisan idealogue, was confirmed to the Supreme Court. His legitimacy will be questioned for decades to come, but that doesn't change the fact that he has a lifetime appointment. It's time to get mad. It's time to get even. It's time to VOTE. It's time to show Republicans how powerful the Democratic base can be. Hold them accountable for this charade. We talk about firing up the base with Brad Woodhouse from...

Duration:01:51:57

BONUS: Bernie Sanders Convinces AmazonTo Raise Their Minimum Wage

10/6/2018
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Amazon provides a great service, but they treat their workers terribly. After Bernie Sanders threatened legislation to force them to provide a better living for the employees, Amazon announced that they were raising their minimum wage to 15/hr. Guest host Peter Ogburn gets the details from Rebecca Vallas, host of the Off Kilter podcast from the Center for American Progress. They also talk about Initiative 77 in Washington, DC, which would change the dynamic of food/beverage workers and how...

Duration:00:17:16

The Vote For Brett Kavanaugh is Here. It's a Moment of Truth for Democrats.

10/5/2018
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The vote for Brett Kavanaugh is happening this weekend. Will Democrats hold strong? Heidi Heitkamp might have sun her re-election by announcing that she's a NO vote on Kavanaugh, but it's the right thing to do. Good for her. Don't count on Jeff Flake to do the right thing. We talk to Scott Wong and Niall Stanage from The Hill, David McCuan, Chair of Political Science at Sonoma State University and political commentator for KTVU-TV, Oakland, and Vann Newkirk III from The Atlantic.

Duration:01:51:49

The FBI Report on Brett Kavanaugh Is a Total Sham

10/4/2018
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The FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh is in the Senate's hands. They never interviewed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. They never interviewed people who corroborated her story. They never interviewed multiple important people relevant to the case. What kind of investigation is that? Do they even care about getting the truth out? The Republicans only care about getting Kavanaugh confirmed. Will the FBI report provide enough cover for people to vote for him? The vote is happening this weekend. We talk...

Duration:01:51:47

Donald Trump's Alleged Wealth? He Didn't Build That.

10/3/2018
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A bombshell NYT story details how Donald Trump and his family have scammed their way into wealth. Trump's father gifted him untold amounts of money to propel him to his wealth. The NYT lays it all out. Plus, Donald Trump went to Mississippi to hold another one of his silly rallies. He mocked and made fun of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in front of a hooting Republican audience. Will Republicans distance themselves from his toxic comments? Don't count on it. We talk to Asawin Suebsang from the...

Duration:01:51:35

The FBI Is Expanding the Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh

10/2/2018
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We knew that there was going to be an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh. It's officially underway. They've spoken to Mark Judge, who may be the key to the whole story. Democrats rightly complained that the scope was too narrow and on Monday, Trump implied that the FBI was expanding the scope of their investigation. Will the American public get the information that they deserve? Will it be enough to stop Kavanaugh? We talk to Addy Baird from ThinkProgress, Sabrina Siddiqui from The...

Duration:01:51:23

The FBI is Investigating Brett Kavanaugh. Is His Nomination in Jeopardy?

10/1/2018
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Jeff Flake demanded an FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh at the very last minute, which means we will have to wait another week to find out if he will make it to the Supreme Court. What a wild weekend. Will the FBI have the scope to find out the real story? Is the WH trying to limit the investigation? It certainly looks like it. Depending on what they find, it could be enough for some Senators to change their minds on Kavanaugh. We talk to Lauren Gambino from The Guardian, Kaili Joy...

Duration:01:51:07

BONUS: Trump Must Go! Another Exclusive Excerpt From Bill's New Book

9/29/2018
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We've been giving you a sneak peek of Bill's new book, Trump Must Go! He lists 100 reasons why Trump is not qualified to be president. We've talked about how terrible he is on a number of issues, but in today's episode, we take a look at the damage that he's done to the environment.

Duration:00:09:11

While Trying To Defend Himself, Brett Kavanaugh Looked Unfit For The Supreme Court.

9/28/2018
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A highly emotional, gripping day of testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill Thursday. It was an all day affair that saw both of them make their cases. Dr. Ford was a credible witness who told a very believable story about her assault at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh cried, attacked Senators, was visibly angry and came off looking unstable. Is this the best choice for the highest court in the land? Clearly not. Lots to talk about with...

Duration:01:51:52