On today’s show: Trump honors Aretha Franklin at cabinet meeting by saying she worked for him on “numerous occasions.” Lara Trump’s call offering Omarosa $15k/month to work on Trump 2020 team. Fox News reports there’s nothing to see in new Omarosa tape. Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) joins us to discuss Elizabeth Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism Act.” As […]

August 17, 2018

Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz), politics writer for New York Magazine, joins us to discuss his latest piece, “Conservatives Can’t Decide If Nordic Socialism Is a Totalitarian Nightmare or Actually Capitalist.” On today’s show: Trump revokes former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance; flashback to Paul Ryan saying “I think he’s just trolling people” with security clearance […]

August 16, 2018

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August 15, 2018

Journalist and author David D. Kirkpatrick joins us to discuss his new book, Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt. On today’s show: CBS News reports Omarosa has proof that Trump said the n-word on tape (shocking). Trump teases most deployed division in the Army over first pay raise in years: “Are […]

August 14, 2018

Suzanne Mettler (@SuzanneMettler1), John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University, joins us to discuss her new book, The Government-Citizen Disconnect. On today’s show: Omarosa’s tape of Trump call post-firing: “Nobody even told me about it.” Sam sends Brendan to do his dirty work. Suzanne Mettler, author of The Government-Citizen Disconnect, joins […]

August 13, 2018

Sorry folks!! Our YouTube livestream was down today, hopefully we will have the problem fixed soon!  Digby (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo and Matt Christman (@cushbomb) of Chapo Trap House (and co-author of their new book)join us. On today’s show: Trump White House offers viewers — err, citizens — the chance to vote on the logo for […]

August 10, 2018

Brian Mier, co-founder of Brasil Wire joins us to discuss the upcoming elections in Brasil. The 2018 elections are the country’s first elections since the 2016 coup which expelled president Dilma Rousseff, the conservative party’s takeover of the country’s judiciary, and the imprisonment of the country’s most popular (and current leader in the presidential poll) Lula […]

August 9, 2018

Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Visiting Professor at Columbia University, joins us to discuss his new book, ‘Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison’. On today’s show: Kris Kobach says voter fraud is a nationwide issue despite weak evidence, insists no proof is ever enough for liberals. An overview of the latest […]

August 8, 2018

Sam Pizzigati from the Institute for Policy Studies joins us to discuss his new book, The Case for a Maximum Wage. By leveraging the power of the public purse against corporations, Pizzigati argues, we could help jump-start a more democratic “New Economy.” On today’s show: Trump’s star removed from Hollywood walk of fame because it kept […]

August 7, 2018

Sam is back in Brooklyn with the rest of the MR crew to review his time at Netroots and discuss the week ahead in news. On today’s show: Cory Booker poses with Palestinian rights sign, subsequently apologizes. BDS Bush says no wall on West Bank in 2007. GOP disbands Voter Fraud Commission rather than release […]

August 6, 2018