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Trump’s conference with Vladimir Putin and actions at 2018 NATO meeting triggers open discussions of treason as he distances the United States from NATO allies while continuing to kotow to the Russian president.

 

Russian agent Maria Butina charged with conspiracy against the United States and setting up back channels for secretive communications between Trump and Moscow.

 

 

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HEADLINES

 

00:26 Spiderman is real

 

01:34 Rudy Giuliani gets booed at a Yankees game

 

02:32 NFL rules against kneeling -and the 1st Amendment

 

04:46 On again, off again: Uncertainty with Chinese trade sanctions and meeting with North Korea

 

07:07 Emboldened Racism: Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweet results in cancelled show

 

16:51 Trump plays havoc with justice

 

18:48 Trey Gowdy undermines Trump’s deep state conspiracy theories, supports Mueller investigation

 

24:05 Purdue Pharmaceutical could face felony indictments for role in creating opioid crisis

 

26:24 A comprehensive list of Scott Pruitt’s misdeeds and corruption

 

 

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HEADLINES

 

00:27 Intro- Mike Pompeo questioned by the Senate— Gina Haspel, or torture fetish lady, should have done the honors

 

01:08 Trump obsessed with Russia probe and FBI’s raid on his lawyer; hush money likely to be about more than just campaign finance violations

 

03:40 Attorney-client privilege and what that means involving Michael Cohen, Sean Hannity, and Donald Trump

 

06:57 Elliot Broidy likely used bribery payments to payoff ex-Playboy model, Karen McDougal through Michael Cohen

 

09:25 James Comey vs. Trump – who do you despise more?

 

11:08 Trump pardons ex-Bush admin aide Scooter Libby and how Trump uses his pardoning powers to cover up his criminal activities

 

14:56 Mitch McConnell shuts down bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller

 

16:35 According to the Pentagon and Trump, bombing Syria was a success, but the only real adults left in the White House believe otherwise; Trump constantly changing his position on imposing Russia sanctions

 

19:07 UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: “I don’t get confused”

 

19:54 Trump says he’ll be tough on Russia despite his inconstancy on major issues and more on Sean Hannity, Sarah “the huckster,” and cults

 

23:20 Swamp watch: Mick Mulvaney gutting the CFPB and overpaying his friends to work for him

 

25:11 Interior secretary Ryan Zinke wants to open up public land to private hands

 

26:02 Media watch: Hannity uses his show on Fox News to sell real estate; propaganda being perpetuated on Fox News and in the social media sphere

 

28:08 The Denver Post and “Republican-styled vulture capitalism” 

 

29:00 Listener Question: What was the significance of lawyer/activist David Buckel setting himself on fire for and what was his motive beyond the surface?

 

 

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HEADLINES

 

00:24 GOP campaign adviser, Benjamin Sparks, charged with domestic battery and reportedly made ex-fiancée a sex slave

 

01:23 Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, will not seek re-election this November; may put GOP in jeopardy for controlling Congress

 

03:22 FBI raids Michael Cohen’s office for bank fraud and campaign finance violations

 

03:56 Prof. David Leventhal breaks down the rhetoric in a line-by-line analysis of Trump’s now famous cabinet meeting critique of the FBI raid of his lawyer

 

14:30 NYTimes editorial: Trump boasted about size of his building following 9/11 attacks

 

15:06 Trump’s paradoxical statement on “Fairness”

 

20:21 Leventhal’s proposal: make Hillary President so Fox News will have content to whine about and everyone else will be happy

 

20:52 “Nice, new and smart” missiles and thoughts on Syria conflict

 

24:37 Madeleine Albright’s op-ed on fascism and Trump as a threat to democracy

 

25:33 Media, propaganda, and Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley

 

28:15 New right-wing conspiracy theory machine QANON trends on Twitter and exists for two reasons

 

 

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HEADLINES

 

01:05 Maryland school shooting: March for Our Lives -March 24th across U.S.

 

02:33 TV personality Larry Kudlow to be Trump’s newest Chief Economic Advisor

 

05:46 National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster possibly replaced by John Bolton if fired

 

07:30 CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, Trump’s restored confidence could start a war

 

09:22 Trump tweet attacks Mueller, Republicans condemn him, Britain’s response to Russia

 

12:54 Cambridge Analytica stole private Facebook data to help Trump’s 2016 campaign –Used psychographics to manipulate Americans

 

16:50 Security exec Alex Stamos leaves Facebook after dispute over transparency

 

18:43 Harvard study on race and economic mobility in America

 

19:44 Talks of bank deregulation and the Kushner family

 

 

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NEWS

 

0:00 Emma Gonzalez’s speech to NRA and Trump

 

1:59 School shooting sympathy not enough without proper regulation of guns

 

7:10 Statistics about gun control, Republicans in bed with the NRA

 

10:30 Trump’s excess inaugural money, axing food and nutrition programs and ADA

 

14:07 Please be kinder to Scott Pruitt, PR still without power, DACA delay

 

18:08 Mueller indictment of Russians and Trump’s reaction

 

23:14 Black voter suppression by Republicans, Russian fake news sites

 

26:26 New charges in Manafort-Gates case, Alex van der Zwaan investigation

 

28:50 Denial prevails among Trump supporters, White House staff domestic abuse scandals

 

32:34 Gerrymandering follow-up, Pennsylvania court map redrawn

 

 

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00:27 Intro – Praising Trump, stock market crash

 

03:33 Trump’s SOTU aim for bipartisanship is in fact partisan

 

07:52 Where democracy has failed, pseudo-democracy has taken its place OR Democracy in the U.S. has lost its meaning

 

12:44 GOP’s memo is now about “Fairness and Accountability” in U.S. Intelligence Agencies

 

17:48 Rand Paul equivocates on Colbert to defend Trump

 

22:14 Russian Twitter bots are smarter than you think

 

25:20 Resisting Trump’s incompetence by use of ridicule

 

27:28 Republican Congress members continue to disavow a thorough investigation involving Russia’s powerful influence on our election

 

29:19 Paul Ryan’s disconnect with reality displayed in a single tweet about tax cuts

 

 

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February 1, 2018  

00:00 Intro Satire– The presidential qualities of people who read good

 

05:21 Putting the subtle and not so subtle inaccuracies of Trump’s State of the Union Speech on BLAST    

 

13:22 “There’s basically no way the president is going to talk to Robert Mueller”

 

18:42 The FBI purge: Trump and GOP’s “massive assault on U.S. intelligence agencies”  

 

23:33 The Stormy Daniels payoff inadvertently exposes numerous global money laundering schemes

 

25:52 With Trump’s obstruction violations documented, evidence of intent now comes into focus

 

28:35 Release the Memo: Devon Nunes “cherry picked anything that might possibly look bad [against FBI] when taken out of context”

 

31:57 Bumper sticker politics, immigration, and racism

 

 

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NEWS

 

00:26 Intro Satire– Government Shutdown, Russian Twitter bots

 

05:13 Why outsource fake news to Russia when we have so much here?

 

07:08 The politics behind the government shutdown

 

 

12:14 A unified Democratic party and their huge disadvantage in “bumper sticker politics”

 

15:11 CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) pays for itself, and then some

 

18:05 Trump’s daily “evolving” positions and politics

 

20:48 A retort to a recent statement by Republican NYT Op Ed writer, David Brooks

 

25:42 The 2018 Women’s March – A global rebuke to Trumpism and the importance of Emily’s List

 

27:19 New information on the negative effects of the Republican Tax Bill

 

28:32 Listener Question: What will be revealed from the Mueller/Trump interview?

 

 

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NEWS

00:30 A bit of “Executive Time”

 

03:46 Sarah Huckabee Sanders declares Trump the hardest worker she’s ever seen as he declares himself a “stable genius”

 

05:48 Fallout from Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury –Inside the Trump White House”

 

10:30 Trump’s Election Integrity Commission to seek out alleged voter fraud disbands under baselessness

 

12:02 Gerrymandering –Recent developments in Virginia and North Carolina

 

14:43 Trump’s actions on DACA recipients ruled unconstitutional by federal courts

 

15:43 Oil drilling on the coasts, energy tycoon donated to Trump in order to have list of demands met

 

17:29 Senator Diane Feinstein energizes Democratic leaders while sending powerful message to GOP

 

20:35 INTERVIEW with journalist Brandon Jordan: The transformation of journalism during the Trump-era war on media

 

28:46 Legalized marijuana – Citizen and states’ rights vs Big Pharma

 

 

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