- Jun 16, 202200:00:0001:10:30
Today is Day 3 of this round of hearings conducted by the House Select Committee investigating the events surrounding the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol. The focus today is on VP Mike Pence, and Trump's efforts to pressure him into using powers he never had to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Howie Klein will return next week.
- Jun 15, 202200:00:0001:25:11
Today's scheduled third day of hearings from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol was postponed, giving us a bit of a breather. But not really, when you consider all that's happened today. The Supreme Court handed down decisions in six more of their still undecided cases for this term, though none of them were the blockbuster cases some had expected. That leaves 18 more decisions to come in the next few weeks. The Fed made good on the expected interest rate hike of 3/4 of a percentage point, the largest such hike since 1994! Joe Biden is going to Saudi Arabia to meet with the murderous Mohammed bin Salman. And Republicans keep lying about all of that and more. Today, I'm honored that The Nation's National Correspondent John Nichols returns to the show for a discussion about where we stand...
- Jun 14, 202200:00:0001:09:59
Laffy's been away for a few weeks, actually preparing to go away for a few more weeks! But she's here today, and we have a lot too catch up on, like the 1/6 hearings, the bipartisan gun deal framework, and everything else that's been going on since we last spoke. Buckle in...
- Jun 14, 202200:00:0001:18:59
In the second day of the televised public hearings convened by the House Select Committee investigating the events surrounding the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the evidence presented showed that Donald Trump was told by virtually everyone around him that he had lost the election, and that there was no way to find enough votes to change the results. Yet, he kept pushing information he knew to be blatantly untrue, and continued raising obscene amounts of money from his supporters to fight the falsely proclaimed 'stolen' election. It's mind boggling!
- Jun 10, 202200:00:0001:16:14
Bravo. Congratulations to the House Select Committee for presenting the opening arguments in their first in a series of public hearings last night, in which they told us what they'd show us over the course of the next couple of weeks. I'm stocking up on popcorn. Last night was the Thompson-Cheney show, and Cheney was the star. Just goes to show you, justice has strange bedfellows. Liz Cheney could never be confused for anything but a right wing ultra conservative. She is, after all, her father's daughter. But she also proved herself to be a formidable prosecutor (her law degree served her well), and an unlikely hero of the left ON THIS ISSUE ALONE. Bennie Thompson did a good job chairing the proceedings, and began the session with a brief but important history lesson.