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Episode 29 – Activists had more success in Trump’s first 100 days than Trump wsg Bill McKibben

Episode 29 – Activists had more success in Trump’s first 100 days than Trump wsg Bill McKibben

The show notes for Episode 29 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-29-activists-had-more-success-in-trumps-first-100-days-than-trump-wsg-bill-mckibben.html ALERT! Trump intends to jam a government funding bill that would fund the wall and ALSO pass AHCA 2 (“American Health Care Act) this week. Call 866-426-2631 or go to www.ContactingCongress.org and let your member of Congress and U.S. Senators to fight these. Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter Sean […]

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Episode 28 – Time for Democrats to go on the offense – on everything – wsg Ari Berman

Episode 28 – Time for Democrats to go on the offense – on everything – wsg Ari Berman

The show notes for Episode 28 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-28-time-for-democrats-to-go-on-the-offense-on-everything-wsg-ari-berman.html Alex Roarty at McClatchy: Time for Republicans to start worrying about 2018 Aaron Gould Sheinin at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Ossoff raises record haul in race for Georgia’s 6th District John Wagner at the Washington Post: Trump will keep list of White House visitors secret White House: President Trump: Creating an Efficient, […]

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Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

Episode 27 – The #FlintWaterCrisis isn’t just about water and it’s worse than you thought wsg Rep. Dan Kildee & Melissa Mays

The show notes for Episode 27 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/the-flintwatercrisis-isnt-just-about-water-and-its-worse-than-you-though-wsg-rep-dankildee-flintgate.html Congressman Dan Kildee on Twitter: @RepDanKildee Melissa Mays on Twitter: @FlintGate Website: Water You Fighting For? Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre from the album Zoolook. The Sit and Spin Room logo by Anne C. Savage.

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Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

Episode 26 – Obama’s real legacy wsg Michael Grunwald of Politico Magazine

The show notes for Episode 26 (our half-year anniversary!) are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/04/episode-26-obamas-real-legacy-wsg-michael-grunwald-of-politico-magazine.html Fascinating new poll: Women have made 86% of the activists anti-Trump calls to Congress. The resistance is female.https://t.co/Z73PBJ8JYg — Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) March 31, 2017 Jana Heigl at Politifact: Does Donald Trump’s cabinet collectively own more than what one-third of Americans do? Jonathan Chait at the New York […]

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Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

Episode 25 – “A good day for the Good Guys” with special guest DNC Chair Tom Perez

The show notes for Episode 25 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-25-a-good-day-for-the-good-guys-with-special-guest-dnc-chair-tom-perez.html Philip Bump at the Washington Post: Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against Bob Costa at the Washington Post: ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead Matt O’Brien at the Washington Post: Why Republicans were in such […]

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Episode 24 – The slow-motion rise of an American authoritarian regime wsg Sarah Kendzior

Episode 24 – The slow-motion rise of an American authoritarian regime wsg Sarah Kendzior

The show notes for Episode 24 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-24-the-slow-motion-rise-of-an-american-authoritarian-regime-wsg-sarah-kendzior.html LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it The 10 congressional Republicans who will decide the fate of the ACA pic.twitter.com/LHGxaJcIki — Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) March 17, 2017 Wikipedia: The Freedom Caucus Sarah Kliff at […]

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Episode 23 – Resistance works! wsg Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor in Michigan

Episode 23 – Resistance works! wsg Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor in Michigan

The show notes for Episode 23 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/episode-23-resistance-works-wsg-abdul-el-sayed-candidate-for-governor-in-michigan.html Eclectablog: RESISTANCE WORKS! Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group resigns over gender abuse remarks Eclectablog: Dexter Indivisible group achieves what others couldn’t: Forced Republican Tim Walberg to dialog with constituents 100+ 7th District residents turned out to ask @TimWalberg to meet with them on a frigid morning. Well done @indivisibledex!!! […]

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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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