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Monday September 18th, 2023
Again, Mehdi Hasan nails it. Joe Manchin & the GOP are responsible for the child poverty explosion: DINO Joe Manchin and the entire GOP are responsible for the surge in child poverty as they block Biden and Progressives’ attempt to continue subsidies. [More]
Who is cognitively impaired? Trump thinks Obama is his opponent and Biden will cause World War II: In a speech where Trump questioned Biden’s cognition, he thought Biden would start WWII and is running against Obama. [More]
Former Republican Operative Steve Schmidt excoriates Mitch McConnell and the GOP in no uncertain terms: Former Republican Operative turned Democrat Steve Schmidt did not mince his words as he slammed Sen. Mitch McConnell and the entire GOP for their implicit attacks on our democracy. [More]
Contentious debate on men having no say in controlling a woman’s body, irrespective of baby-daddy: The caller implied that a man should have agency over a woman’s body if he is the one who impregnated her. We made it clear he was wrong. [More]
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Tuesday September 19th, 2023
Progressive stalwart Bernie Sanders understands that rather than fear AI, we must embrace it: AI is not something we should fear. Bernie Sanders gets it. We cannot allow the rules and laws to be written by the oligarchs. The technology belongs to all of us. [More]
Nicolle Wallace & Eddie Glaude grapple with the vote officials’ fear of MAGA violence: The interchange between Nicolle Wallace and Eddie Glaude is telling. The MAGA crowd would like the public to fear them. They think they can have democratic officials from manning the elections and voters from voting. [More]
House GOP Unveils Budget With Trillions in Cuts to Medicaid, Food Benefits, and More: House Republicans unveiled a budget blueprint on Tuesday that proposes trillions of dollars in federal spending reductions over the next decade, specifically targeting Medicaid and federal nutrition assistance for steep cuts. House Budget Committee Republicans’ new resolution also calls for the establishment of a “bipartisan debt commission” to examine and propose changes to “the drivers of U.S. debt… such as Social Security and Medicare.” (Social Security does not, in fact, contribute to long-term federal deficits.) [More]
Wednesday September 20th, 2023
Rep Ted Lieu forced GOP’s sham Garland judiciary hearing to highlight Trump as Jan 6 coup leader: Ted Lieu did his best to show the general audience that he could use the sham judiciary hearing to provide a substantive Jan 6th message. [More]
Rep. Jim Jordan dinged for his hypocrisy in the Merrick Garland Judiciary Hearing: Rep. Eric Swalwell called out Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan commending Merrick Garland for showing up to a Congressional subpoena the chair refused to honor for the January 6th hearings. [More]
Rep. Bush slams Trump & GOP at hearing white supremacist election overthrowing demagogue: Representative Cori Bush did not mince her words at the sham Merrick Garland Judiciary hearings as she lectured her colleagues on oversight and their support for a ‘white supremacist election overthrowing demagogue.’ [More]
Why we must not fear AI but elect those who will write laws so that it favors the worker: The narrative is that AI will replace hard-working Americans by competing with them. We must redefine the narrative before the oligarchy does. We are in command! [More]
Thursday September 21st, 2023
Republican operative: McCarthy is dealing with people who are too stupid to be in Congress. More?: Republican strategist Rick Tyler did not mince his words. He said that the Republicans in Congress now are not intelligent enough; instead, they are too stupid to be there. [More]
Rep. Eric Swalwell ridiculed Judiciary Comm. Chair Jim Jordan as he ran for cover in the hearing.: Rep. Eric Swalwell did not hold back as he slammed GOP hypocrisy at the hearing where Republicans attacked Merrick Garland. He reminded them that the Chair, Jim Jordan, defied a subpoena. [More]
Rep. Bowman knocks Sinema & Manchin for their complicity with Republicans to increase child poverty: Rep. Jamaal Bowman did not spare Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for their complicity with Republicans that caused more than a doubling of childhood poverty. [More]
Friday September 22nd, 2023
Rep. Bowman knocks Sinema & Manchin for their complicity with Republicans to increase child poverty: Republican Congressman Ken Buck came out with a swinging defense of Merrick Garland and said Trump lost the election. [More]
Investigative journalist Patrick Lovell discusses the Big Con on Americans Ep 4 of 6: A very animated Patrick Lovell, the producer of “The Con,” discusses the great deception in the financial sector. He breaks it open. [More]
Democratic Senators Sound Alarm Over Koch-Backed Plot to ‘Eviscerate’ Regulatory State: Hours before ProPublica revealed new details about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ relationship with the Koch network, a group of Democratic senators filed a brief on Thursday warning that Koch-backed entities are closely involved in an upcoming case that could further gut the federal government’s regulatory power—and enhance the strength of the conservative-dominated high court. The case in question is Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which stems from a New Jersey-based fishing company’s challenge to a law requiring certain fishing boats to carry federal compliance monitors to enforce regulations. [More]
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