- Jun 18, 202100:00:0001:11:25
The government may have labelled Jason Leopold a FOIA Terrorist, but I prefer to call him a FOIA Master... This week, the project Jason spent two years working on, The FinCen Files investigation has been honored as a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting! This is the second time Jason's work has been a Pulitzer finalist. I thought we needed a hanging and celebrating with Jason day, and today is it. We'll talk about the whistleblower who got the investigation rolling by providing Jason with FinCen documents. We now know her identity: Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, the U.S. Treasury official who disclosed the financial intelligence documents to BuzzFeed News, was sentenced last week to six months in prison. We'll talk with Jason about that. But we'll start the show with the latest news, and celebrate our new national holiday, Juneteenth!
- Jun 17, 202100:00:0001:09:12
The Supreme Court's term is supposed to end at the end of June, so they're announcing their decisions on the remaining 20 or so cases they haven't yet ruled on over the next few weeks. Today we got three, including third SCOTUS challenge to the ACA (Obamacare). Today's Thursday, so it's Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. They've endorsed Chris Larson, who just jumped in the race to challenge Ron Johnson. Larson will join Howie and me. We'll refresh your memory about Larson, who was a hero in 2011 in fighting back against then-WI Gov Scott Walker.
- Jun 16, 202100:00:0001:08:04
Biden met with Putin this morning, and Congress is still getting nothing done. I'll fill you in on all of that on today's show. But our main subject is Trump's Department of INjustice, which seems to come into clearer focus with each passing day. We'll talk about all we are learning with Lisa Graves, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Clinton administration, so she knows the landscape there. We'll also touch on the Biden-Putin summit, the latest from Joe Manchin and whatever else comes up!
- Jun 15, 202100:00:0001:10:19
It's Tuesday, so GottaLaff joins Nicole for the hour, talking about the news and anything and everything else...
- Jun 14, 202100:00:0001:07:34
The Boston Globe today published the sixth of six parts of an editorial titled "Future Proofing the Presidency." They write "Donald Trump brought our democracy to the brink and exposed its weak spots. How to thwart the next American tyrant". I'll be joined by Globe Opinion writer Abdallah Fayyad to go over their recommendations and see what's possible. Plus, lots of news to cover today...