#396 : Our Watergate moment

Our Watergate moment, and how we can survive it. Plus, inside the movement to elect the president by a national popular vote. And Bill Press on why organized labor matters now more than ever.

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Sam Berger of the Center for American Progress draws the parallels between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, and asks us to take a lesson from how the nation recovered from Watergate. Karen Hobert Flynn, the President of Common Cause, explains why a national popular vote is a better way to pick the next president. And Bill Press talks with Iron Workers general president Eric Dean.


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Sam Berger

In the wake of Watergate, a wave of reforms were ushered in to repair a dysfunctional government and regain the public’s  trust in its leaders. Sam Berger is a policy analyst who says that moment in history has much to offer in the modern day.

Karen Hobert Flynn

Karen Hobert Flynn leads one of the nation’s leading organizations dedicated to strengthening democracy. That’s why she says it’s time for the nation to change the way we elect our President.

Eric Dean

Bill Press talks with Eric Dean, president of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers

Jim Hightower

How to make Labor Day matter again


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#395 : A life-long Republican offers a ruthless takedown of President Trump.

A life-long Republican offers a ruthless takedown of President Trump. Our interview with GOP strategist Rick Wilson. Plus, Bill Press talks with NBC Political Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald about Andrew Gillum’s surprise win in Florida.

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Author Rick WIlson on his new book “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever.” Plus, Bill Press with NBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald on what’s next in Florida’s race for governor.


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Rick Wilson – Part 1

The presidency of Donald Trump has brought discord to a party known for its political discipline as critics within the GOP take aim at a President they feel is destroying their party. Among them is Rick Wilson.  Never one to mince words, his new book is a scathing critique of Donald Trump.

Rick Wilson – Part 2

Still with us is Rick Wilson, author of  “Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever.” Rick, After the President’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, you wrote a piece in The Daily Beast with this title: “Helsinki is Congress’ wakeup call: Republicans in the House and Senate must finally hold Trump to account.” What are the chances that will actually happen?

Alex Seitz-Wald

Bill Press talks with NBC Political Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald about Andrew Gillum’s upset victory in Florida and other primary news.

Jim Hightower

Celebrating Labor Day


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#394 : The Fall of Wisconsin

How a once progressive state became a conservative stronghold, and what it means for progressive politics today.

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Dark money, gerrymandering and the failure of centrism in the Midwest. Author Dan Kaufman on his book “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.” Plus, The Bill Press Show on what could be in store for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


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Dan Kaufman Part 1

In 2016, Donald Trump became the first Republican nominee to carry the state since 1984.  How did that happen? Dan Kaufman is a native of Wisconsin and has covered its politics for years. In his recent book, he follows Wisconsin’s political journey from blue to red. It’s a story that goes back to the mid 1800s.

Dan Kaufman Part 2

Still with us is Dan Kaufman, author of  “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.”

Dara Lind

Evan McMorris-Santoro, filling in for Bill Press, talks with Vox reporter Dara Lind about the shifting political fortunes of Jeff Sessions.

Jim Hightower

Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat.


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#393 : Building a progressive populist movement

Building a progressive populist movement and what that means for rural and small town America. Plus, Bill Press digs into last week’s primary races with Adam Wollner from McClatchy News.

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Activist Adam Kruggel of People’s Action on building a powerful and progressive populist movement and why his organization is turning to rural and small town American to get it done. Plus Bill Press talks with McClatchy’s Adam Wollner on “making history” and biggest takeaways from the latest primary races.


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Adam Kruggel Part 1

Adam Kruggel is dedicated to power for marginalized communities.  He says that this a critical moment to build a kind of populism movement that is multiracial, race conscious and boldly progressive.

Adam Kruggel Part 2

Still with us  is Adam Kruggel, Director of Strategic Initiative at People’s Action.

The organization recently issued a report titled “The Promise of a Progressive Populist Movement.”  The report is a result of of thousands of interviews with people in rural and small town America.

Adam Wollner

Coming up, Bill Press talks McClatchy’s Adam Wollner about last week’s primary races, the historic firsts, and why the odds are getting better for Democrats to take back the House.

Jim Hightower

How bad public policy happens


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