#404 : Looking ahead to 2020

Looking ahead to 2020. Winning over the white working class. What will it take? Plus, making the case for a national popular vote. And, Bill Press with a an early look at the candidates who could take on Trump.

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What progressive Democrats need to do now to regain the white working class vote. Plus, inside the movement for a national popular vote and the difference it could make. And Bill Press talks about what the midterms tell us about who could run and win in the next race for President.


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Justin Guest

Justin Guest has written extensively about our nation’s white working class voters.  He says that Democrats still have a long way to go to to regain the ground they’ve lost to Donald Trump.

Karen Hobert Flynn

As it stands now,  the 2018 midterms popular vote went overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats in the House with a margin not seen since 1974. And once again, that did not necessarily translate into electoral wins.  In an encore interview, our next guest says it’s time to value all votes equally … and why a national popular vote for President is the way to do it.

Hanna Trudo

Bill Press talks with Hanna Trudo, national politics reporter at National Journal about who may appear on the 2020 ballot for President.

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#403 : Seizing the moment for change.

Midterms, ballot measures and a “progressive wave. “ Plus how a new Congress can change the agenda on immigration. And Bill Press with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI) on the Democratic majority in the House and what to do with it.

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How voters used ballot measures to mandate an agenda for progressive change. And what Democrats need to do to end the policy of fear on immigration. Plus, Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) on what the Democratic Party should stand for now.


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Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

Across the country, voters used ballot initiatives in the midterm elections to take democracy into their own hands. Our first guest says it is a story about progressive change that still needs to be told.

Justin Gest

The rhetoric of fear over immigration dominated the midterm elections. Our next guest says Democrats now have an opportunity to turn that around.

Dan Kildee

Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) on what’s next for progressive democrats on Capitol Hill.

 

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#400 : Voting for our Future.

Why climate change demands political change. plus how an education wave is fueling support for a blue wave. And Marc Morial of the National Urban League joins the Bill Press Show to talk about voter suppression what it will take to make sure every citizen has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

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This week, science advocate Carolyn Weinberg charts a path to avoid climate catastrophe .. and it begins with a vote. Education advocate Jeff Bryant tells us why a record number of educators are running for office, and what they want. Plus … what will it take to shut down voter suppression? Marc Morial joins the Bill Press show.


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Caroline Weinberg

Caroline Weinberg is community organizer, educator, writer, and advocate for the future of our planet. She says that a new report on climate change makes an unequivocal demand.  We need every elected official to commit to action, and it’s up to every voter to make sure they do.

Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant has written extensively about the intersection of education and politics. He says that a movement that began with teachers’ walkouts has turned into an a record number of educators running for office and fighting for the future of public schools.

Marc Morial

Coming up, Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League talks with guest host Sabrina Siddiqui at the Bill Press show about the impact of voter suppression and the fight to stop it.

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#399 : Money and Politics Gone Wrong.

Pulling back the curtain on the president’s tax fraud, and the destructive influence of “dark money” in campaign finance. Plus … why the GOP is to blame for a soaring deficit.

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Investigative journalist David Cay Johnston gives us his read of the New York Times report on the Trump’s family taxes. And filmmaker Kimberly Reed documents the truth on how American elections are bought and sold. Plus …what will Republicans do about a ballooning budget deficit? Matt Fuller of the Huffington Post joins Bill Press.


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David Cay Johnston

Earlier this month, the New York Times published a bombshell investigation into Donald Trump’s finances and the many tax schemes he used to enhance his wealth. David Cay Johnston has been reporting on Donald Trump since the 1990s and has done exceptional reporting on the President’s taxes himself …  including a release of Trump’s 2005 tax return. He says the New York Times has created a roadmap on how to investigate the President … if the Democrats win the House in November.

Kimberly Reed

Kimberly Reed’s newest film, “Dark Money”, is a powerful expose of the influence of anonymous donors in political campaigns.  She says growing up in Montana gave her a front row seat to the corrupting influence of money in politics and the perfect setting to tell that story.

Matt Fuller

Matt Fuller of the Huffington Post tells Bill Press why Paul Ryan is defending deficit spending.

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