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Episode 22 – Living in America under the new rules of Trump’s scandal playbook wsg Ronald Klain

Episode 22 – Living in America under the new rules of Trump’s scandal playbook wsg Ronald Klain

The show notes for Episode 22 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-22-living-in-america-under-the-new-rules-of-trumps-scandal-playbook-wsg-ronald-klain.html Chris Savage at Eclectablog: What Trump’s “good”, “strong”, and “protective” regulations mean for our nation’s fresh water supply is #SAD STAT OF THE WEEK: 12%. That’s the percentage of Americans who want to see Medicaid cut. Yet the GOP plan will cut Medicaid so that eliminate tens of millions including millions […]

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Episode 21 – The Plagues of Trump wsg Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for governor in Michigan

Episode 21 – The Plagues of Trump wsg Gretchen Whitmer, candidate for governor in Michigan

The show notes for Episode 21 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-21-the-plagues-of-trump-wsg-gretchen-whitmer-candidate-for-governor-in-michigan.html David Corn at Mother Jones: Why Tom Perez Is a Strong Competitor Against Keith Ellison in the Democratic Party Race Stat of the Week: The biggest violators of overstaying visa are immigrants from Europe, but you never see raids, profiling of them by federal agents: pic.twitter.com/ERLbNXFVCy — Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) February […]

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Episode 20 – Don’t believe the hype! “Anyone who says ACA repeal is fait accompli is just wrong” wsg Andy Slavitt

Episode 20 – Don’t believe the hype! “Anyone who says ACA repeal is fait accompli is just wrong” wsg Andy Slavitt

The show notes for Episode 20 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-20-get-active-anyone-who-says-aca-repeal-is-fait-accompli-is-just-wrong-wsg-aslavitt.html STAT OF THE WEEK – Les Leopold at The National Memo – As the top 1% saw their incomes rise 198% from 1978 to 2015, the bottom half’s incomes DECLINED by 1%. Laurel Raymond at ThinkProgress: Hundreds of Republican lawmakers aren’t holding town halls this recess Chris Savage at Eclectablog: Republican […]

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Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

Episode 19 – Pres. Bannon is “Assaulting the very fundamentals of a democracy” wsg AFT President Randi Weingarten

The show notes for Episode 19 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/episode-19-pres-bannon-is-assaulting-the-very-fundamentals-of-a-democracy-wsg-aft-president-randi-weingarten.html Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Republicans don’t like Elizabeth Warren. So why do they keep handing her a megaphone? Dave Weigel at the Washington Post: Here’s 3 reasons Rust Belt Democratic senators aren’t compromising with Trump Something @rtraister has said: sexist men are ok with powerful women, until those women […]

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Episode 18 – Trump is nuts but is it okay to say that? – with Dr. Leonard Cruz, co-editor of book on Trump & narcissism

Episode 18 – Trump is nuts but is it okay to say that? – with Dr. Leonard Cruz, co-editor of book on Trump & narcissism

The show notes for Episode 18 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-18-trump-is-nuts-but-is-it-okay-to-say-that-with-dr-len-cruz-co-editor-of-book-on-trump-narcissism.html Public Policy Polling: 40% of Americans want Donald Trump impeached Polls asking about impeachment for Nixon didn't reach this level until sixteen months into Watergate scandal. https://t.co/4FYXyYjKw0 — Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 3, 2017 U.S. District Court Judge Robart: “The court concludes that the circumstances brought before it today are […]

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Episode 17 – We’re not keeping our mouths shut, President Bannon – with special guest Amy Hunter from the ACLU

Episode 17 – We’re not keeping our mouths shut, President Bannon – with special guest Amy Hunter from the ACLU

The show notes for Episode 17 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-17-were-not-keeping-our-mouths-shut-mr-bannon-wsg-amy-hunter-from-the-aclu.html New York Times: Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’ WhiteHouse.gov Trump self-fellation: Praise for President Trump’s Bold Action Washington Post: Republicans should be scared of repealing Obamacare, and this poll shows why Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: ACA Repeal Would Lavish Medicare Tax Cuts on […]

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Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

Episode 16 – Great signs are a great sign with special guest Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Team

The show notes for Episode 16 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-16-great-signs-are-a-great-sign-wsg-leah-greenberg-from-the-indivisible-team.html Anne Savage: Photos from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. George Lakoff: Women’s Marches are the best response to Trump’s inauguration LOLGOP at The National Memo: The Tyranny of A Minority President Has Begun — And So Has The Resistance On the Media: A Taxonomy of Trump Tweets The four types […]

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Episode 15 – How to avoid DOUBLING the maternal mortality rate w/ Erica Sackin of Planned Parenthood of America

Episode 15 – How to avoid DOUBLING the maternal mortality rate w/ Erica Sackin of Planned Parenthood of America

The show notes for Episode 15 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-15-how-to-avoid-doubling-the-u-s-maternal-mortality-rate-w-erica-sackins-of-planned-parenthood-of-america.html Washington Post: City parking permits for 200 buses are being sought for Inauguration Day. The number for the Women’s March: 1,200. People magazine: D.C. Dress Shops Dispute Trump’s Claim That They Are ‘Sold-Out’ for Inauguration: ‘There’s Never Been Less Demand’ LOLGOP in The National Memo: To Defeat ‘Disgusting Donald,’ We Must […]

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Episode 14 – EMERGENCY OBAMCARE REPEAL EPISODE with Jonathan Cohn, Charles Gaba, and Amy Lynn Smith

Episode 14 – EMERGENCY OBAMCARE REPEAL EPISODE with Jonathan Cohn, Charles Gaba, and Amy Lynn Smith

The show notes for Episode 14 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/podcast-emergency-obamcare-repeal-episode-with-jonathan-cohn-charles-gaba-and-amy-lynn-smith.html Jonathan Cohn on Twitter: @CitizenCohn. Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis – and the People Who Pay the Price by Jonathan Cohn. Jonathan Cohn on Huffington Post: “Republicans Would Repeal Obamacare In Precisely The Way They Accuse Democrats Of Enacting It“. Charles Gaba on Twitter: @Charles_Gaba. Charles Gaba’s […]

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Episode 13 – As if you weren’t freaked enough, imagine the amped up surveillance state under Trump wsg Marcy Wheeler

Episode 13 – As if you weren’t freaked enough, imagine the amped up surveillance state under Trump wsg Marcy Wheeler

The show notes for Episode 13 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/01/episode-13-as-if-you-werent-freaked-enough-imagine-the-amped-up-surveillance-state-under-trump-wsg-marcy-wheeler.html STATISTIC via ACA Signups: 900,000 – the number of Michiganders that will be uninsured by repeal in a state Trump won by 10,700. LOLGOP on Eclectablog: If the GOP guts Obamacare funding with tax breaks for the rich, it’s dead. New York Times: Trump Weighs Letting Veterans Opt Out of V.A. […]

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Episode 12: What Betsy Devos needs to know about public education. With special guest teacher/advocate Patrick Kearney

Episode 12: What Betsy Devos needs to know about public education. With special guest teacher/advocate Patrick Kearney

The show notes for Episode 12 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/12/episode-12-never-retweet-trump-and-other-lessons-from-2016-with-special-guest-teacheradvocate-patrick-kearney.html George Lakoff: How to Help Trump Greg Sargent: Could Trump help unleash nuclear catastrophe with a single tweet? STAT: Labor union members collect 25,000 signatures during the three weeks of Michigan’s lame duck session STAT: If we cut off all 30 million poor kids now enrolled in Medicaid, it would save […]

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