Podcast — May 8, 2018 at 7:17 am

EPISODE 82 – Dirt for Sanctions – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

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The show notes for Episode 82 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/05/episode-82-dirt-for-sanctions-with-special-guest-marcy-wheeler.html

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @EmptyWheel

Marcy Wheeler’s “must read” series on the leaked Mueller questions for Trump starts here: The Mueller questions map out cultivation, a quid pro quo, and a cover-up (Part One, Cultivation)

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The Good:
Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Elizabeth Dias at The New York Times: Ryan Reinstates House Chaplain After Priest Decided to Fight Dismissal

Harper Neidig at The Hill: Dems push to restore net neutrality rules

The Bad:
Rachel West and Eliza Schultz at the Center for American Progress: House Republican Farm Bill Proposal Launches a Dangerous Attack on Nutrition Assistance

Michelle Rook at Inforum: SNAP fight in House could derail farm bill

Aimee Picchi at CBS News: The fuzzy math of adding work requirements for food stamps

The Shrugly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯:
Louis Nelson and Alex Isenstadt at Politico: Trump moves to thwart Blankenship upset in West Virginia

Lisa Marie Segarra at Time: West Virginia Coal Baron Won’t Stop Saying ‘China People’ in His Senate Ad

FLINT UPDATE
Jonathan Oosting at The Detroit News: State cited Flint ‘deficiencies,’ then ended free water

Leonard N. Fleming at The Detroit News: Flint appeals to EPA over canceled state meeting

Paul Egan at the Detroit Free Press: Ex-utility director gets praise, reduced charge in Flint water plea


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Music clips
Intro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
Cannonball by The Breeders
Go to Hell by Nina Simone
Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers
Outro music: Complain (from the movie Bob Roberts) by David Robbins & Tim Robbins

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