Episode

9/25 The Day One Agenda, Using Presidential Power for Good w/ David Dayen

September 25, 2019

On today’s show, Executive Editor of the American Prospect, David Dayen (@ddayen) joins the Majority Report to premiers the American Prospects new vertical, “The Day One Agenda.” In it Dayen and other leading progressive media figures examine how a Democratic president can change the American state of affairs from day one in the executive office without resorting to abusing its authority. Sam and Dayen review some of the actions a Democratic president can take in January 2021 including a public bank option, enforce strong anti-monopoly measures through the FTC, legalizing marijuana, and cancel student debt. Sam and Dayen also discuss the House Democrats decision to begin an official impeachment inquiry, Nancy Pelosi’s strategy, and why the Democrats have pivoted away from only concerning the House with “responsible governing.” Check out the American Prospect series, The Day One Agenda here.

And in the Fun Half: White House talking points are out in the open for all of us to see, Sam and Michael share their thoughts on how the impeachment inquiry will play out, Nate Silver reckons with losing his luster, Rudy Giuliani explains why he is the fall man for the Trump administration, flashback to William Barr’s testimony on Trump administration investigations, Hogan Gidley tries out the first round of White House talking points to cool impeachment fervor, so does Kevin McCarthy, meanwhile Mark Sanford is in Iowa talking to college students about the national debt and deficit, plus your calls and IMs.

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