This Week

Republican Mike Ussery says Trump is causing problems he doesn’t intend. Republican Clyde Prestowitz says we’ve given away the store in trade deals. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.

Something a little different this week – two Republicans weigh in on Trump’s foreign policy and the global issues facing whoever is elected president.

Former ambassador Mike Ussery says Trump’s outrageous statements are causing foreign policy problems he may not intend to. Trade expert Clyde Prestowitz served in both the Reagan and first Clinton administrations. He says whoever is elected has to make globalization as important an issue as national security. And Congresswoman Joyce Beatty tells Bill Press about the presidential campaigns in her swing state of Ohio.

Mike Ussery

Republican former ambassador Mike Ussery says Russia is playing diplomatic games with a weak hand but that Trump’s cozying up to Putin creates problems he doesn’t intend.

Clyde Prestowitz

Economist Clyde Prestowitz served in foreign policy positions in both the Reagan and first Clinton administrations and warns that the next president must make globalization issues every bit as important as national security ones.

Joyce Beatty

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty surveys the presidential race in Ohio for Bill Press.

Jim Hightower

Donnie’s no populist, he’s a Trumpist!

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September 18, 2016

David Cay Johnston dumps the ugly truth about Trump; Larry Tye remembers Robert F. Kennedy. And Bill Press talks with Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.

David Cay Johnston, a financial journalist, has covered Donald Trump for almost 30 years. He shares his shocking revelations with us. Journalist Larry Tye has written a biography of Robert F. Kennedy and he says this incredibly complex man probably would have become president. And Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth tells Bill Press about his state’s crazy governor.

David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston, a most unauthorized biographer of Donald Trump, says the Republican presidential nominee has been in the embrace of mobsters, con artists, swindlers and cocaine traffickers from the start of his career.

Larry Tye

What distinguished Robert F. Kennedy from the kind of presidential candidates we have today? RFK biographer Larry Tye says he got through to audiences by telling them things they did NOT want to hear.

John Yarmuth

Coming up, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth tells Bill Press about the antics of his state’s crazy governor.

Jim Hightower

What can you possibly buy for 47-cents these days?

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September 11, 2016

Democratic strategist Vic Fingerhut, journalist and author John Judis, and Bill Press with polling expert Dante Chinni.

Vic Fingerhut is a Democratic strategist who is concerned that the Clinton campaign is not doing all it can to win a critical voting group. Author John Judis explores the populist explosion in American politics and around the world. And political scientist Dante Chinni tells Bill Press what the latest polls mean.

Vic Fingerhut

Progressive political strategist Vic Fingerhut is warning the Clinton campaign not to ignore the key swing group in the election – self-identified independents.

John Judis

Editor-at-large John Judis of Talking Points Memo has written a book about the rebirth of populism in America. Are Democrats on the wrong side of it?

Dante Chinni

Political scientist Dante Chinni tells Bill Press how we ought to look at political polling.

Jim Hightower

Why is delivering “Mail by the Pail” important?

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September 4, 2016

Union leader David Rolf on the “Fight for 15,” former Senator Larry Pressler on why he supports Clinton, and Bill Press interviews Trump biographer Marc Fisher.

As we celebrate Labor Day, Service Employees International Union leader David Rolf takes us through the increasingly successful fight for a 15-dollar an hour minimum wage. With the campaign now in high gear, former Republican Senator Larry Pressler tells us why he supports Hillary Clinton. And the Washington Post’s Marc Fisher talks with Bill Press about the newspaper’s book, “Trump Revealed.”

David Rolf

The “Fight for 15,” organized labor’s move to raise the minimum wage, is having success, state by state, reports Service Employees union leader David Rolf.

Larry Pressler

Larry Pressler used to be a Republican senator. Now he is an independent and thinks more people should be elected under that banner. In the meantime, he is actively supporting Hillary Clinton for president.

Marc Fisher

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher shares with Bill Press some of the highlights of his book, “Trump Revealed.” All the back-cover blurbs, positive and negative, are from the Donald himself.

Jim Hightower

How can a CEO feel good about being vile?

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