#405 : Putting an end to unfair Medicaid work requirements.

Getting it right this time. Putting an end to unfair Medicaid work requirements. Fixing a corrupt campaign finance system. Plus, Bill Press on what it will take to confront climate change.

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Why the Southern Poverty Law Center is suing the Trump Administration. Plus, Fred Wertheimer and the movement to restore ethics and integrity to government. And Bill Press with Amy Harder of Axios.


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Samuel Brooke

The President continues to pursue  his policy to attach work requirements to medicaid benefits. Our first guest says it’s a policy that has a devastating impact on people’s lives which why his organization is suing the Trump administration to stop it.

 

Fred Wertheimer

President Fred Wertheimer has played a key role in every major campaign finance reform and ethics battle in Congress since the post-Watergate reforms in the 1970s. He continues that career now as President of Democracy 21, where he calls on a new Congress to restore integrity to governing.

Amy Harder

Coming up, Bill Press talks Amy Harder of Axios on why the failure to confront climate change will cost far more than it’s worth.

Jim Hightower

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?


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#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.

Jim Hightower

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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.

 

Jim Hightower

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#402 : A still divided Congress

Election Results. The President under the microscope. A still divided Congress … and a labor wave.

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With the midterms behind us, will the President finally be held accountable for his actions? And as over 800 union members get elected to office… what do they want? Plus, Bill Press on the historic wins for women.


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David Corn

The midterm election was widely seen as a referendum on President Trump. Journalist David Corn says that if nothing else, this election makes is possible for Congress to do what it is supposed to do … hold the Executive Branch in check.

Chris Garlock

A record number of labor-endorsed union members claimed victory in the midterms.  Union organizer Chris Garlock tells us how they did it and what it may mean.

Bob Bland

Bob Bland, founder of The Women’s March joins  Bill Press to talk about the women who will change the way our nation is governed.

 

Jim Hightower

Putting traumatized immigrant children out of sight.


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