This Week

Alan Abramowitz predicted the Trump victory and says why. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend reveals what most Americans worry about. And David Fahrenthold, on the Bill Press Show, examines the corrupt Trump Foundation.

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz predicted the Trump victory and says it happened because Republicans did better than expected in places that were not very diverse. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend says retirement security is the biggest worry for most Americans. And the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, on the Bill Press Show, examines funny business in the Trump Foundation.

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Alan Abramowitz

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz, one of the few who predicted the Trump victory, says it happened because he increased the Republican vote in areas of the country that are the least diverse.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Retirement security is an issue frightening most Americans, only 50 percent of whom have a retirement plan. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend proposes that employers get together and create a Wall-Street-proof pension system.

David Fahrenthold

Coming up, Washington Post investigative reporter David Fahrenthold tells Peter Ogburn of the Bill Press Show about financial shenanigans in the Trump Foundation.

Jim Hightower

The new founder.

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November 20, 2016

Professor Eddie Goldberg on the Trump foreign policy. Phil Keisling on the benefit of voting from home. And Bill Press interviews Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley.

Professor Eddie Goldberg, an expert on globalism, says Trump will continue blowing smoke about China but nothing will happen because the two country’s economies are too closely linked. Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling says the greatest tool of vote suppression today is the polling place. He wants everyone to vote at home. And Senator Jeff Merkley tells Bill Press that his Democratic colleagues will do everything they can to block the Far Right.

Eddie Goldberg

New York University Professor Eddie Goldberg has written a book called “The Joint Ventured Nation,” which he says is the “anti-Donald-Trump foreign policy manifesto. He says the anti-China rhetoric will continue but nothing will happen.

Phil Keisling

Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling says people should vote from home — and the chance of fraud would be less than that of an appearance by Sasquatch.

Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley tells Bill Press he and fellow Senate Democrats will do all they can to block the Far Right, even knowing they can be run over.

Jim Hightower

The Koch Connection.

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November 13, 2016

Election post-mortems from Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and commentator Fred Rotondaro. Congressman Steve Israel analyzes the results with Bill Press.

The demographics were all on Hillary Clinton’s side … but the polls missed how many Democrats would stay home. An election analysis from pollster Celinda Lake. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the election told Democrats that people don’t want incrementalism. They want a sledgehammer. And Congressman Steve Israel tells Bill Press that the vaunted Democratic “ground game” wasn’t as good as the Republicans’.

Celinda Lake

Democratic pollster and strategist Celinda Lake says demography may be destiny, but not if people don’t show up to vote.

Fred Rotondaro

Fred Rotondaro, a regular commentator on this program, says Democrats have to stop trying to be Republicans Lite. The people, he says, don’t want incrementalism. They want a sledgehammer.

Steve Israel

Coming up, Democratic Congressman Steve Israel of New York tells Bill Press the Clinton campaign was lulled into believing it had a superior “ground game.”

Jim Hightower

Has America turned right-wing? Or nuts?

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October 30, 2016

David Daley says Republicans are the real election-riggers. Peter Marcuse says housing is no longer a place to live but a real estate investment. And Annie Linskey tells Bill Press about what Elizabeth Warren will demand of Hillary Clinton.

Think the election is rigged? Author David Daley says elections have always been rigged – by Republicans. Professor Peter Marcuse calls our attention to the housing crisis – signified by increasing numbers of renters and decreasing numbers of single family homes. And Bill Press interviews the Boston Globe’s Annie Linskey, about what the progressive wing of the party will demand of a President Hillary Clinton.

David Daley

David Daley has written a book about years of Republican dirty tricks. But he also blames Democrats for ignoring the takeover of state legislatures with tactics that were right in front of them.

Peter Marcuse

Professor Peter Marcuse says we are in a permanent crisis in housing in the country, and he blames an economic system that makes a place to live less of a roof over your head and more of a real estate deal.

Annie Linskey

Coming up, the Boston Globe’s Annie Linskey tells Bill Press what to look for from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

Jim Hightower

Walling them out, or walling us in?

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