#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.

Jim Hightower

Front porch politics


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#397 : White women helped elect Donald Trump. What they do next might surprise you.

White women helped elect Donald Trump. What they do next might surprise you. Plus, a history of America in ten strikes. And Bill Press talks with the Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball for a one-month out reading on the mid-term elections.

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Julie Kohler examines the political realignment of white women voters. Erik Loomis walks us through critical moments in our nation’s labor history and the strikes that defined them. And Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball gives us his latest political forecast.


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Julie Kohler

Julie Kohler is a writer and social commentator who has been closely following the role of white women in electoral politics. She says that despite the fact that white women voters have leaned Republican for several decades, now is the time that may change.

Eric Loomis

Historian Eric Loomis has an assignment for us.  If we truly want to understand the history of labor movements in the United States, look to the moments when workers went on strike. It’s a reminder he says that small groups of people can create radical change.

Kyle Kondik

as we move into the final four weeks before the mid term elections, Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball tells Bill Press why he thinks Democrats still have a chance to turn the House, but don’t count on the Senate

Jim Hightower

Why are Republicans quiet about their economic accomplishment


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#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

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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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