Review of the blockbuster news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates for conspiracy against the United States and other charges. We also review the charges and guilty plea for Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who was convicted of lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation.
Episode 34 includes coverage of Trump's ongoing war of words with retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker, the anti-Trump retirement speech of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, and remarks on the tragic passing of Sgt. La David Johnson in Niger and the unfortunate politics of the story.
Donald Trump is again dividing the country, this time via sports, by calling for athletes (mostly black athletes) protesting the National Anthem to be fired. We cover the statements rejecting his position and more!
In Ep. 30, we discuss new research that shows limited economic mobility for black men, meaning they have limited chances of having a better income than their fathers. We also briefly discuss the unveiling of Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All legislation.
After taking August off, The Respass Report is back to review the dumpster fire that was Trump's August 2017. We take a look at Trump's ridiculous reactions to the racist incidents in Charlottesville, his high staff turnover, and his upcoming decision on the controversial DACA program for people who were brought to the US illegally as children.
In Episode 27, we discuss Trump's public turn on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is currently ramping up a misguided war on the legalization of marijuana. We discuss the fight over marijuana legalization and the related racial inequities. The pod will be on a vacation for August 2017!
Donald Trump Jr gets caught in lies about Russia and we have a lot to say about it. We also discuss why Republicans want to see Obamacare die, and touch on what we truly need to get healthcare right: single-payer.
Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner joins the show to discuss her rise in Ohio politics, her transition to being a national political figure, and her reasons for being a leading surrogate for the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders. We also discuss being a black woman in white male dominated politics as well as motivation for millennials to join the progressive politics cause. You can see The Nina Turner Show on The Real News - http://therealnews.com https://www.ninaturner.org/
This week we have a wide-ranging interview with Dr. Atira Charles, Assistant Professor of Management at Florida A&M University and a diversity consultant. We discuss how Dr. Charles got admitted to Florida A&M at 16 on a full scholarship and had her Ph.D from Arizona State University at age 27. She reflects on how it felt to be one of a few black female Ph.Ds is her field. She also hugged President Obama at her Ph.D commencement against Secret Service advice! We discuss theoretical...
Were you too young to follow the Bill Clinton impeachment? Do you need a refresher? Episode 21 dives deep into the events leading up to the impeachment of President Clinton and how that impeachment should inform our thoughts on a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump.
A rant about the silly Bill Maher controversy and the left's constant urge to stir up online outrage mobs about minor incidents. Also, we discuss the Paris climate agreement and Trump's decision to withdraw. Lot's of F bombs in this show!
Talking all things Trump - the news that he leaked classified information to the Russians in the Oval Office AND the bombshell report that Trump asked former FBI Director Comey to drop the investigation into former Michael Flynn. I also issue an apology to Hillary Clinton!
The open and second half of the show are all about Trump's crazy firing of FBI Director, James Comey, who was investigating the Trump campaign for ties with Russia. We also discuss the French election, the Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare, and Betsy DeVos getting booed at BCU's commencement.