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Wilkerson: From Trump Parade to Budget, There's 'Too Much Military'

As President Trump requests a military parade, Congress has approved a new budget that increases military spending to record levels. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that from Trump's cabinet on down, there is "too much military."
DATE: 2018-02-12 | LENGTH: 10:39

California Democratic Party Shields Top Dems From Primary Challengers
Despite petition challenges from primary opponents, the California Democratic Party formally endorsed Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker Anthony Rendon
DATE: 2018-01-31

A Booming Stock Market Does Not Mean a Strong US Economy
During his State of the Union speech, Trump touted the recent stock market boom as proof of how well the U.S. is doing. However, as economist Bill Black explains, the boom has nothing to do with new investment
DATE: 2018-01-31 | LENGTH: 10:05

LIVE: State of the Union on TRNN and Democratic Responses from Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Sen. Bernie Sanders
Watch President Trump's State of the Union speech, and then stay tuned for live analysis of the State of The Union with Paul Jay and Sharmini Peries as they interview your favorite Real News guests on everything from the economy to U.S. international relations
DATE: 2018-01-30

Gerald Horne on Trump's Racist, Nativist 1st Year
University of Houston professor and eminent historian Gerald Horne joins us to discuss Donald Trump's first year in office, which has been defined by the same racism and nativism that launched Trump's political career
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 23:40

Trump Dumps First Woman Fed Chair For Investment Banker
It's a shame to see Janet Yellen, who did an "outstanding job" as chair of the Federal Reserve, get fired in favor of an investment banker who doesn't have a background in economics, says Dean Baker, co-director at CEPR
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 08:03

New HHS Secretary Alex Azar: The Fox Guarding the Henhouse
Appointing Alex Azar, who ran the pharmaceutical company that skyrocketed drug prices, is the wrong way to go, unless your goal is to "enrich the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of the public health," says Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works
DATE: 2018-01-24 | LENGTH: 09:25

After Hawaii Scare, Trump Worsens Nuclear Danger
Trump's bellicose statements about North Korea and the recent false missile alert in Hawaii have raised global alarm over nuclear war. Now, in an unprecedented step, a draft of the new U.S. Nuclear Posture calls for authorizing nuclear weapons use even in response to a non-military attack
DATE: 2018-01-18 | LENGTH: 11:25

Congressional Candidates Pledge to Move Off Fossil Fuels
More than 100 House and Senate candidates around the country are pledging to support the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act if they are elected, says Mark Schlosberg of Food & Water Action
DATE: 2018-01-17 | LENGTH: 10:03

Trump's Medicaid Work Requirements Punish the Poor
The Trump administration has told states they can cut off Medicaid benefits unless recipients meet work requirements. Michael Lighty of National Nurses United calls it an "authoritarian social engineering project" that targets the most vulnerable
DATE: 2018-01-11 | LENGTH: 09:28

Oprah 2020? A Progressive's Take
The response to Oprah Winfrey's potential presidential run reveals uncomfortable truths about the 2016 campaign, and underscores the importance of embracing candidates based on their policies, not celebrity, says attorney and writer Briahna Joy Gray
DATE: 2018-01-10 | LENGTH: 13:43

Billionaire Tom Steyer and the Wealthy Trump Resistance Grifters
The outrage toward Trump has proved to be lucrative for several self-professed leaders of the Resistance
DATE: 2018-01-09

Trump Administration Ends Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans
Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S. for decades under Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the country. Prof. Leisy Abrego of UCLA says the news is devastating for Salvadorans, but they have hope that Congress will intervene before time runs out
DATE: 2018-01-09 | LENGTH: 09:16

Jeff Sessions Memo Makes Marijuana Future Uncertain
Grant Smith of the Drug Policy Alliance explains what rescinding the Cole memo means for the future of pot
DATE: 2018-01-04 | LENGTH: 11:19

Can Progressives Turn Iowa Blue?
National progressive organizations are backing candidates in the state as the Democratic Party tries to recover its losses in Iowa up and down the ballot.
DATE: 2018-01-03

Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named in ACLU Suit for J20 Abuses
A new filing in a civil suit names 27 officers who allegedly violated civil rights during Inauguration protests, including pepper spraying a 10-year-old boy
DATE: 2018-01-03

Corporations Hoard Their Trump Tax Windfall
After President Trump signed the GOP tax plan into law, some of the bill's corporate beneficiaries have offered workers minor bonuses. But economist Bill Black says they're keeping most of the money for themselves -- and starting a new global race to the bottom for corporate taxes
DATE: 2017-12-27 | LENGTH: 09:08

Democracy in Crisis: Law & Order Dumb-Dumb
Jeff Sessions goes after the wrong gang
DATE: 2017-12-15

The Fight for Net Neutrality Isn't Over
The FCC repeal of net neutrality is dangerous, but with court challenges and more grassroots activism on the way, it can still be stopped, says Craig Aaron of Free Press
DATE: 2017-12-15 | LENGTH: 15:18

Prince of Darkness: Ex-Blackwater CEO Wants to Launch a Private Spy Network
Former Blackwater CEO and Trump crony Erik Prince is pushing for a global, private spy network that could circumvent official agencies and have even less public scrutiny and accountability than the notoriously shadowy CIA
DATE: 2017-12-14 | LENGTH: 10:43

Digital Dystopia: FCC Ends Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai's FCC voted Thursday to end net neutrality regulations despite fierce opposition
DATE: 2017-12-14

Virtually No Economist Believes the GOP Tax Bill Will Generate Much Growth
The $1.5 trillion growth dividends that Republicans project on their tax bill remained the same at 20% and at 21% , this shows that they are picking the figure out of the air, and it is "pretty far-fetched," says economist Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 06:57

Partisan Clash over Trump-Russia Probe Gets Messier
The partisan clash over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of the Trump campaign and Russia was on full display at a Congressional appearance by Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. Marcy Wheeler and Aaron Mate discuss.
DATE: 2017-12-13 | LENGTH: 19:22

Nina Turner On Transforming the Democratic Party From the Inside
Our Revolution President Nina Turner discusses her work on the DNC Unity Reform Commission
DATE: 2017-12-11

DNC's Unity Commission Further Dividing the Party
"You look at the big picture and you see that there's a lot of money that keeps flowing to Clinton-aligned political consultants from the Democratic party, and the majority on this commission clearly does not want to shake up that game, much less end it," says Norman Solomon, co-founder of
DATE: 2017-12-08 | LENGTH: 18:03

Senator Al Franken Resigns
The U.S. Senator from Minnesota resigned a day after over two dozen Democrat Senators called for his resignation in the wake of eight women accusing Franken of sexual harassment.
DATE: 2017-12-07

Unlike US Embassy, Palestinians Will Not Be Moved
As protests erupt over the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti says Trump and Netanyahu won't succeed in displacing Palestinians from their homeland
DATE: 2017-12-07 | LENGTH: 13:52

Trump's 'Criminal' Jerusalem Move Could Backfire
By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the US embassy there, President Trump is catering to the US right-wing while risking a new revolt against his Middle East agenda, says journalist and scholar Rami Khouri
DATE: 2017-12-06 | LENGTH: 08:18

Preemptive Strike on North Korea: Is Trump Wagging the Dog?
"If I were going to divert the American people's attention away from my troubles with the FBI, with Russian oligarchs, and so forth, I'd pick a lesser target," says Col. Larry Wilkerson. "That's not to say that this administration is not stupid enough" to do it
DATE: 2017-12-05 | LENGTH: 16:51

Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move Was Long in the Works
President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there. Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada says years of US policy set the stage.
DATE: 2017-12-05 | LENGTH: 10:07

GOP Tax Bill is Even Worse Than We Think
The secretive Senate Republican tax bill is one of the largest wealth transfers to elites in US history, and economist James Henry says its damage to lower-income earners will likely be even worse than thought once its full contents are known
DATE: 2017-12-01 | LENGTH: 11:39

Trump's HHS Nominee 'Should be Under Criminal Investigation'
Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works
DATE: 2017-11-29 | LENGTH: 16:49

2020 and the Fight Within the Democratic Party
Nina Turner talks with Paul Jay about the struggle within the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the 2020 elections
DATE: 2017-11-28 | LENGTH: 20:57

Democrats Urged to Return Money From Donor Involved In Death of Black Male Escort
The California Democratic Party African-American Caucus is pushing for the party to adopt a resolution to return donations from a wealthy donor after a black male escort died in his home
DATE: 2017-11-27

Trump's Coup on Consumer Protection
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in limbo as two people claim to be its new acting director. The outgoing head tapped Leandra English as his successor, but Donald Trump then appointed Mick Mulvaney, who has called the CFPB a "sick, sad" joke
DATE: 2017-11-27 | LENGTH: 17:18

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill
The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline
DATE: 2017-11-20

Young Voters Turn to Socialism as Solution
Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant discusses the surge of Democratic Socialists of America, reforming the Democratic Party, opposing Trump, and fighting corporate power at the local level
DATE: 2017-11-20

Wasserman Schultz Ally Resigns Amid Allegations of Creating 'Creepy' Work Environment for Women
Billionaire donor, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, resigns from position he won in controversial election
DATE: 2017-11-17

As US Fuels War Crimes in Yemen, House Says US Involvement is Unauthorized
Overwhelming support for the nonbinding resolution, which passed the House 366-30, shows opposition to Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is growing, but more pressure is needed to stop U.S. involvement, explains economist Mark Weisbrot of CEPR
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 14:23

Autopsy: An Analysis of What Went Wrong with the Democratic Party in 2016
Norman Solomon, one of the co-authors of the "Autopsy" report, discusses where the Democratic Party went wrong and what it needs to do to win a progressive majority
DATE: 2017-11-17 | LENGTH: 22:39

Democrats Push to Help Predatory Payday Lenders
A bipartisan bill being pushed by Democrats in the House and Senate would help payday lenders circumvent state regulations on interest rates.
DATE: 2017-11-16

Judge Declares Mistrial in U.S. Senator Bob Menendez's Corruption Case
The jury was unable to reach a verdict on Democrat Senator Bob Menendez's 18 charges
DATE: 2017-11-16

FCC Clears Way for Right-Wing Sinclair to Broadcast in 70% of American Homes
The ruling allows Sinclair's purchase of Tribune to go forward, furthering the local media giant's stranglehold on local media
DATE: 2017-11-16

Q & A on the Struggle in the Democratic Party with Norman Solomon
Part 2 of the discussion between Paul Jay and Norman Solomon, the author of the report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis"
DATE: 2017-11-16 | LENGTH: 14:29

Getting Rid of New York's Fake Democrats
A group of 9 rogue Democrats in the New York State Senate caucus with the Republican Party in exchange for perks, preventing progressive legislation from being voted on
DATE: 2017-11-14

Trump Admin Pushes Work Requirements on Medicaid Recipients
The Trump administration will back efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid participants, creating a new obstacle to healthcare for vulnerable people, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United
DATE: 2017-11-09 | LENGTH: 09:29

Progressives Win on Election Day, Can they Win the Democratic Party?
Progressives scored big Election Day victories, but for Trump to be defeated, they need to win control of the Democratic Party, says Jeff Cohen, author, professor, and co-editor of "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis"
DATE: 2017-11-08 | LENGTH: 16:44

Donna Brazile Sheds Further Light on the Arrogance That Brought Down Clinton Campaign
Former DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile sheds new light on the shortfalls and poor judgment exercised by the Hillary Clinton campaign in the 2016 election
DATE: 2017-11-07

Congress's 'Show Trial' of Big Tech over Russia
Twitter, Facebook, and Google were brought before Congress last week over claims about Russian use of their platforms to influence the 2016 election. We speak to Yasha Levine, author of the forthcoming "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet."
DATE: 2017-11-07 | LENGTH: 12:19

Elizabeth Warren: The Democratic Party Needs to Be Held Accountable
The DNC and Democratic Party have ignored reconciling their treatment of progressives since the 2016 Presidential Election.
DATE: 2017-11-03

DNC Rigged the Primary, Can Progressives Fix the Party?
Amid the uproar over Donna Brazile's DNC revelations, Bill Curry, a former aide to President Clinton, says the progressives outside of the Democratic leadership are the ones to save the party from itself
DATE: 2017-11-03 | LENGTH: 16:27

Documents Raise Fears of Pentagon Domestic Spying
Newly revealed documents tie the Pentagon to widespread warrantless surveillance of US citizens and non-citizen residents, a major threat to constitutional rights, says Sarah St. Vincent of Human Rights Watch
DATE: 2017-11-02 | LENGTH: 08:38

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Donna Brazile's DNC Bombshell
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a prominent supporter of Bernie Sanders' 2016 bid, responds to former interim chair Donna Brazile's revelation that the Clinton campaign had effective control of the DNC
DATE: 2017-11-02 | LENGTH: 09:29

The Bizarre Billionaire that Backed Bannon and Made Trump President
TRNN Documentary: This is the story of Robert Mercer, the far-right billionaire that made Trump president, brought Bannon to the White House, and has now made his daughter the major owner of Breitbart News
DATE: 2017-11-02

Democrats Poised to Blow 2018 Midterm Elections
Democrats are poised to repeat the same mistakes of 2006 and 2008, when they were able to achieve short-term victories with Blue Dog Democrats
DATE: 2017-11-01

Did John Kelly Attend History Class?
In defending Gen. Kelly's praise for Robert E. Lee and his view that the Civil War arose from "the lack of an ability to compromise," the White House's white supremacist sympathies are again on display. We speak to historian Gerald Horne.
DATE: 2017-10-31 | LENGTH: 12:35

Trump Picks Infamous Climate Change Denier for Top Environmental Job
Investigative Journalist Steve Horn discusses President Trump's pick to head up the powerful White House Council: former Texas Commissioner on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, who has links to ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, and Big Coal
DATE: 2017-10-30 | LENGTH: 12:36

After Indictments, Where is Russiagate Headed?
Paul Manafort and former business partner Rick Gates, along with former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, have been the first people indicted in the Trump-Russia probe. Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, economist James Henry, and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss.
DATE: 2017-10-30 | LENGTH: 28:46

Meet the Journalist Who Exposed Whitefish's Sketchy Puerto Rico Contract
Puerto Rico has cancelled a controversial $300 million no-bid contract with the Trump-friendly firm Whitefish Energy after our guest, investigative journalist Ken Klippenstein, exposed it
DATE: 2017-10-30 | LENGTH: 07:39

Congressional Candidate Sues Iowa Democratic Party Official For Defamation
In Des Moines, Iowa, the Chair of the Polk County Democratic Party attacked a congressional candidate in his efforts to stop her from speaking at a party even
DATE: 2017-10-30

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Openly Criticizes DNC For Casting Out Progressives
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) posts a video calling to reform the Democratic National Committee
DATE: 2017-10-30

Young Patriots and Redneck Revolt Set to Confront Fascists in Tennessee
Southern anti-fascists respond to White Lives Matter rally
DATE: 2017-10-27

Democrats Funded the Steele Dossier that Fueled Russiagate
After months of obfuscation, the Washington Post reveals that the Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the infamous Steele dossier at the heart of Russiagate. Empty Wheel's Marcy Wheeler and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss
DATE: 2017-10-26 | LENGTH: 25:28

Trump's Opioid Response Ignores Real Solutions
President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, but his 'Just Say No'-like approach ignores the roots of addiction and proven ways to address it, says best-selling author Johann Hari
DATE: 2017-10-26 | LENGTH: 16:05

Maryland Governor Signs Executive Order Opposing BDS Movement
The growing number of anti-BDS laws across the U.S. should be seen "in the larger context of this very well-resourced effort to shut down the entire grassroots movement for Palestinian rights," says Palestine Legal Director Dima Khalidi
DATE: 2017-10-25 | LENGTH: 14:20

Wall Street Wins as Senate Blocks Consumer Protection Rule
The Senate voted 51-50 to repeal a rule that would have made it easier for consumers to sue the financial institutions that defraud them. The move is "outrageous," says white-collar criminologist Bill Black. "It should be a national scandal, and require resignations in disgrace"
DATE: 2017-10-25 | LENGTH: 12:44

US Military Breeds Violence in Africa
After the killings of U.S. soldiers in Niger and a potential U.S. link to the Mogadishu attack, author Bill Fletcher says that an increased American military role in Africa threatens even more violence
DATE: 2017-10-24 | LENGTH: 14:43

Wilkerson: Trump's Generals Aren't Saviors, They're Dangers
President Trump's deference to military leaders like John Kelly and James Mattis on civilian matters threatens democracy, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
DATE: 2017-10-23 | LENGTH: 14:37

DNC Has No Intention to Abolish Undemocratic Super Delegates
The Democratic National Committee and DNC Unity Reform Commission have continued to dismiss calls to abolish super delegates as a compromise to reduce their influence is still under debate.
DATE: 2017-10-23

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering
The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don't understand is that there's a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 12:30

TRNN Replay: Senate Okays the Destruction of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Award-winning Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee says the Senate, Congressional and Trump administration's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will lead to more climate change disasters
DATE: 2017-10-20 | LENGTH: 17:11

Sessions Faces Russia Questions, But Are Democrats Next?
In a Senate hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled yet again on Russia and other issues. Meanwhile, a new Russia-tied investigation has emerged, but this time it involves the Obama administration
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 17:36

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Alt-Right Leader's Speech
The University of Florida has taken several measures that benefit white supremacist Richard Spencer and his alt-right group ahead of their October 19 event on campus
DATE: 2017-10-16

Firing Back at Trump's War on Immigrants, California Becomes First 'Sanctuary State'
Assemblyman David Chiu, who authored bills that protect undocumented immigrants at home and at work, says attacks on immigrants undermine public safety
DATE: 2017-10-15 | LENGTH: 13:18

Low-Wage Workers Demand Better Wages and Working Conditions
The 'National Workers Conference to Organize the Fightback' met in Chicago Oct. 6-8, to share experiences and to launch a new solidarity network
DATE: 2017-10-14 | LENGTH: 10:33

Decertifying Iran Deal, Trump Escalates His War
President Trump's decertification of the Iran nuclear deal and targeting of the Revolutionary Guard is a dangerous escalation, says Reza Marashi of the National Iranian American Council
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 11:50

Nina Turner on Bernie at the Women's March, Trump's ACA Sabotage, and More
The former Ohio state senator and current president of Our Revolution addresses the controversy over Bernie Sanders' upcoming speech to the Women's March convention; Trump's new sabotage of Obamacare; the finale of "The Nina Turner Show," and more
DATE: 2017-10-13 | LENGTH: 23:25

US-Cuba Relations Unravel as State Dept Alleges 'Sonic Attack'
While the accusations against Cuba sound like 'something out of a bad sci-fi film,' the consequences of reducing diplomatic staff in Havana and Washington DC have serious consequences for relations between the two countries, explains Prof. Michael Bustamante
DATE: 2017-10-12 | LENGTH: 10:33

Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Burdens the Sickest
President Trump's new effort to undermine Obamacare through "association plans" would increase the healthcare costs of those who need it most, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United
DATE: 2017-10-12 | LENGTH: 10:30

US Nuclear Upgrade Began Before Trump
Trump reportedly asked to expand the US nuclear arsenal tenfold, but a dangerous upgrade already began before he took office, says Hans Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists
DATE: 2017-10-11 | LENGTH: 17:39

Trump Race-Baits, NFL Kneels
Donald Trump is continuing a long tradition of attacking prominent African-Americans, and the NFL is caving to his demands, says historian Gerald Horne
DATE: 2017-10-10 | LENGTH: 10:47

Protests Erupt Over Massive ICE Deportation Raids
Attendees of the National Workers' Conference joined activists at Gary/Chicago International Airport to protest the Trump administration's sweeping deportations of undocumented immigrants
DATE: 2017-10-10 | LENGTH: 05:30

Trump's EPA to Roll Back Obama's Clean Power Plan
EPA head Scott Pruitt's decision has been called a handout to profit-driven polluters that sacrifices the future of the planet
DATE: 2017-10-09 | LENGTH: 04:07

Does the US Deserve President Donald Trump?
In this live interview, Danny Katch, author of 'Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People,' discusses how direct action impacts politics, from immigrant rights demonstrations to the NFL players' protests
DATE: 2017-10-09 | LENGTH: 24:09

Trump Plans to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal
Before decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, the US should approach the UN Security Council and the P5+1 with evidence that Iran is not in compliance, says professor Vijay Prashad
DATE: 2017-10-05 | LENGTH: 08:05

Should Social Media Ads Be Regulated?
The Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into alleged Russia's interference in the U.S. election has raised the larger question of how to handle social media advertising, particularly false or misleading ads
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 09:11

Senator Warren: Equifax Profits from Data Hack While Consumers Pay the Price
Economist Bill Black says he's skeptical that either Equifax or its former CEO Richard Smith will be held accountable for the breach that affected an estimated 145.5 million people
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 10:13

Puerto Rico Suffers as Debt Vultures Linger
The White House has already walked back President Trump's suggestion of debt relief for Puerto Rico, threatening more draconian austerity
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 10:33

Trump Consoles Las Vegas Survivors, But Refuses to Address Gun Control
Trump's visit to Las Vegas contrasted sharply with his visit to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico just a day earlier
DATE: 2017-10-04 | LENGTH: 04:20

Gun Laws Save Lives, But the Gun Lobby Prevails
As more details emerge on the Las Vegas massacre, Rebecca Peters discusses how gun control, like the kind she helped win in her native Australia, helps prevent mass shootings
DATE: 2017-10-03 | LENGTH: 13:19

Trump Goes to Puerto Rico
Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, President Trump came to the island with bizarre comments and paper towels.
DATE: 2017-10-03 | LENGTH: 02:50

Trump's Corporate Tax Proposal Would Trigger a Global Race to the Bottom
Trump's proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate will contribute to a global taxation race to the bottom where the losers will be all countries and the winners will be corporations, explains tax justice expert James Henry
DATE: 2017-09-29 | LENGTH: 10:42

The Poorest Tax Payers to Pay the Most Under Trump Plan
Economist Bill Black says that both Republicans and Democrats are financially illiterate when they speak about the deficit, and Trump's economic experts are 'completely disconnected from the real world'
DATE: 2017-09-29 | LENGTH: 23:35

Trump's Tax Giveaway to the Rich Won't Boost Economy
Donald Trump's tax plan lowers highest income tax bracket and the corporate tax rate and eliminates the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax, all of which will massively benefit him and his rich friends, explains CEPR's Dean Baker
DATE: 2017-09-27 | LENGTH: 13:26

TRNN Debate: What's The Best Route to Single-Payer?
As Senate Republicans renew their effort to strip millions of health insurance and President Trump threatens to "let Obamacare fail," Dr. Bill Bronston of Physicians for a National Health Program and economist Dean Baker debate the best path forward for universal healthcare
DATE: 2017-07-26 | LENGTH: 22:38

Nina Turner on Why Ossoff Lost in Georgia Special Election
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the major funding by the Democratic Party in a race held in a Republican district with a median income of $84000
DATE: 2017-06-21 | LENGTH: 15:10

Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy
Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump's new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and "redistributes upward" to wealthy Americans.
DATE: 2017-05-23 | LENGTH: 13:26

Chelsea Manning is Free, and Her Impact is Worldwide
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is free after serving seven years behind bars. Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof and Nathan Fuller of the Courage Campaign, have remained deeply involved in her case, discuss Manning's freedom and her global impact
DATE: 2017-05-17 | LENGTH: 20:54

Facing Public Outrage, House Republicans Back Down on Gutting Ethics Watchdog
Public Citizen's Lisa Gilbert says the Office of Congressional Ethics was targeted because it is an effective check on Congressional misconduct
DATE: 2017-01-03 | LENGTH: 05:06

Former Financial Regulator: White Collar Crime Will Have a Field Day Under Trump
Bill Black says none of Trump's economic picks - which now include three people from Goldman Sachs - were picked for their knowledge of economics
DATE: 2016-12-13 | LENGTH: 11:39

US Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Mylan's Profits
Citizens for Tax Justice's Richard Phillip: Congress needs to act to close loopholes that allow 'tax inversions' that allow corporations to avoid nearly all federal taxes
DATE: 2016-08-30 | LENGTH: 02:54

Clinton Positions Herself to the Right of Trump in National Security Speech
Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies says although Clinton rightfully used her national security speech to condemn the bigotry and outlandishness of Trump's positions, she laid out a much more militaristic foreign policy
DATE: 2016-06-02 | LENGTH: 12:36

Washington, D.C. Echoes a Growing Call to #KeepItInTheGround
1,300 people marched in the nation's capital this past weekend as part of a global push to divest from fossil fuels
DATE: 2016-05-18 | LENGTH: 05:37

Is Sanders the Better Candidate to Defeat Trump?
Robert McChesney analyses the Indiana primary outcomes and the election trajectory for the candidates and the voters
DATE: 2016-05-04 | LENGTH: 11:12

Sanders Holds Massive Rally in NYC, Narrows in on Clinton's Lead
On Wednesday night, Democrat Bernie Sanders drew some 27,000 supporters in and around Manhattan's Washington Square Park ahead of Thursday's debate and just days before the New York primary
DATE: 2016-04-14 | LENGTH: 02:45

Hillary Met with Protests over Foreign Policy and Criminal Justice in Baltimore
TRNN reports from a Clinton rally in Baltimore, Maryland, where demonstrators were ejected after protesting Hillary's criminal justice and foreign policy stances
DATE: 2016-04-10 | LENGTH: 05:49

Hundreds March for Bernie Sanders in Baltimore
TRNN speaks to Bernie Sanders's supporters and local candidates who are channeling Sanders' message and platform into their own campaigns
DATE: 2016-03-20 | LENGTH: 07:00

Trump and Clinton Extend Their Primary Leads
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump solidified leads within their respective parties on Tuesday when five states voted in the ongoing primary elections
DATE: 2016-03-16 | LENGTH: 01:42

Sanders Says Clinton Charges are Fabrications
Media critic Jeff Cohen praises Sanders for calling out Hillary for saying he stood with Minutemen vigilantes. Correction: Delegates in the Democratic primaries are awarded proportionally
DATE: 2016-03-10 | LENGTH: 12:48

45 Years After COINTELPRO FBI Continues to Monitor Activists
Chip Gibbons, Legal Fellow, says over 60 national groups have signed onto a letter calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate FBI and DHS's monitoring of activists
DATE: 2016-03-08 | LENGTH: 14:12

How Precedent and Judicial Restraint Protect Elite Interests at SCOTUS
Dean of UNC-Irvine Law Erwin Chemerinsky discusses the history of the Supreme Court aligning itself with business interests and why today's Court is the most pro-business since the 1930s
DATE: 2016-03-04 | LENGTH: 09:17

Appointing a Justice: Do Partisan Politics Matter More Than Merits?
Dean of UNC-Irvine Law Erwin Chemerinsky explains how the two major parties have created a system for selecting Supreme Court Justices who don't prioritize public interest
DATE: 2016-03-03 | LENGTH: 10:16

Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner With Close Ties to Big Pharma
Public Citizen's Dr. Michael Carome describes the thousands in consulting fees new FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf received from pharmaceutical manufacturers and why only four senators voted against his confirmation
DATE: 2016-02-25 | LENGTH: 06:12

Grayson Holds Back Democratic Nominee Endorsement
The Real Capitol Hill sits down with Congressman Alan Grayson to discuss why he still hasn't endorsed a candidate despite his record being much closer to Senator Bernie Sanders
DATE: 2016-02-06 | LENGTH: 14:08

Did Hillary Lie About Her Iraq War Vote?
Stephen Zunes responds to Hillary Clinton's statements explaining her Iraq War vote as well as Bernie Sanders' plan to mobilize countries like Saudi Arabia to take on ISIS
DATE: 2016-02-04 | LENGTH: 13:29

Will Senate Bill to "Save" Post Office Be Enough?
TRNN breaks down what's in the bill, what it means to you, and how Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband is profiting from the sale of neighborhood post offices
DATE: 2016-01-29 | LENGTH: 06:13

"Institutional Amnesia": Pentagon Agency Skewered for Waste and Fraud
The Inspector General for a government task force in Afghanistan says the agency squandered millions of taxpayer dollars on unnecessary costs
DATE: 2016-01-22 | LENGTH: 03:57

Barbara Lee on What Was Left Unsaid in Obama's State of the Union
In the premiere episode of The Real Capitol Hill, we sit down with Congresswoman Barbara Lee to get her thoughts on President Obama's legacy and why many African Americans families are still waiting for their economic recovery
DATE: 2016-01-15 | LENGTH: 08:33

The Limits and Missed Opportunities of Obama's Energy Legacy
Professor Chris Williams and DeSmogBlog's Steve Horne challenge the grandiose claims made by Obama in the State of the Union address
DATE: 2016-01-13 | LENGTH: 16:14

A Response to Gov. Nikki Haley
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an exclusive interview with Rev. Waltrina Middleton, cousin of AME victim DePayne Middleton, about SC Gov. Nikki Haley's State of the Union rebuttal.
DATE: 2016-01-13 | LENGTH: 17:07

What Influence Does Wall Street Have Over Candidates Clinton and Sanders?'s Will Tucker and former financial regulator Bill Black respond to Hillary Clinton's comments on her ties to Wall Street
DATE: 2015-12-22 | LENGTH: 17:33

At Democratic Debate, Candidates Embrace Military Solutions in Foreign Policy
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the debate showed a difference in tactics but not strategy in the foreign policy platforms of Sanders and Clinton
DATE: 2015-12-21 | LENGTH: 08:46

Here's What's in the House's New Spending Bill
The bill increases the deficit while giving multinational corporations a slew of new tax breaks
DATE: 2015-12-18 | LENGTH: 01:26

Why Did ISIS Target Paris?
Journalist Barry Lando explains how French airstrikes on ISIS, its military presence in Africa, and contentious relationship with its Muslim community planted the seeds for an attack
DATE: 2015-11-18 | LENGTH: 08:02

Republicans Push to Privatize Disability Insurance Despite 99.9% Payment Accuracy
After the GAO finds $11 billion in disability payment fraud, some members of Congress push for privatization to solve a problem which accounts for only one fifth of one percent of cases, says CEPR's Nicole Woo.
DATE: 2015-11-09 | LENGTH: 05:15

A Look at Speaker Ryan's Record on "Fighting" for the Middle Class
Wisconsin-based The Progressive's Ruth Coniff analyzes Ryan's voting record and the effect of his policy on his district
DATE: 2015-10-30 | LENGTH: 03:53

Businesses Will Be Off the Hook for Providing Employee Health Benefits in Bipartisan Budget Deal
President Obama and Congressional leaders propose deal that would repeal not yet in effect automatic enrollment in health programs for employees working for large companies
DATE: 2015-10-27 | LENGTH: 03:26

The House Freedom Caucus: Tea Party 2.0 Behind Boehner's Resignation
A look at how the secretive Congressional House Freedom Caucus espouses populist rhetoric while backed by billionaire Koch brothers and mid-level southern capitalists
DATE: 2015-10-06 | LENGTH: 06:25

AIPAC Spending Millions to Defeat Iran Deal, But Efforts Are Falling Flat
Right-wing Israel lobby groups are in the second half of a fierce campaign to convince Congress and the American public that the Iran deal should be rejected.
DATE: 2015-08-23 | LENGTH: 03:33

Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico at Hedge Funds' Mercy (2/2)
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux explores how investment funds OppenheimerFunds and Franklin Advisers are pressuring Puerto Rico to pay in full, while Congress won't grant the island nation authority to file for bankruptcy. But is this a ploy to further privatize Puerto Rico?
DATE: 2015-07-24 | LENGTH: 09:58

How Tax Dodging Put Puerto Rico on the Road to Debt (1/2)
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux reports on how Puerto Rico's tax policy exempts billions of big pharmaceutical companies' profits, leaving at least $15 billion out of the revenue stream while the country wallows in debt.
DATE: 2015-07-14 | LENGTH: 06:45

Why the Black Caucus Could Be Game Changers After House Slows Down Fast Track Bill
After the Trade Promotion Authority passes the House by two votes, TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with Baltimore's Congressman Cummings and looks at the three Congressional Black Caucus members who voted for the bill despite past trade agreements' negative impact on minority communities
DATE: 2015-06-13

What the TiSA Leaked Documents Reveal About Negotiations co-director Kevin Zeese explains the most egregious portions of the secretly negotiated agreement and how the fast track battle on Capitol Hill could decide its fate
DATE: 2015-06-07

China-U.S. Rivalry Front and Center of IMF Reform Debate
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew pushes Congress to implement IMF reforms as European countries join IMF's rival Chinese-backed investment bank AIIB
DATE: 2015-03-18

Blyth Devastates Congress' Approach to Budget
In testimony from earlier this week, Brown University Professor Mark Blyth told the Senate Budget Committee that austerity would gravely hurt the American economy
DATE: 2015-03-15

Senator Rand Paul Says AUMF Will Further Endless War
Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey urge Congress to grant President Obama the authority to send more ground troops to fight ISIS
DATE: 2015-03-12

Netanyahu Speech Sets Dangerous Precedent
Policy analysts from both the left and right are worried that Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress earlier this week will send Washington down a path of recruiting outside leaders to influence American domestic and foreign policy
DATE: 2015-03-06

Is Iran or Netanyahu a Threat to Israel's National Security?
Former Israeli generals and top security officials held a press conference Sunday in Tel Aviv about Netanyahu's plan to address the U.S. Congress
DATE: 2015-03-03

Nurses Unite to Stop TPP Fast Track
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux speaks with National Nurses United nurses who met with Congressional lawmakers about the lack of transparency and potential health risks the TPP poses to everyday citizens
DATE: 2015-02-28

Meet the Family with a Megaphone in US & Israeli Politics (1/2)
With 90 percent of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign donors being U.S. Americans, the Falic family tops the list, and their influence reaches both sides of the aisle in Congress
DATE: 2015-02-17

Some Democrats Considering Boycott of Netanyahu's Address to Congress
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux interviews Congressmen who are split on the move, and also talks to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, who says this potential boycott reveals that America is not one-minded on Israel
DATE: 2015-02-05

Sen. Sanders Presents $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill as Job Creator
Sanders says 13 million jobs could be created if Congress taxed the wealthy and corporate tax havens, but taxing the wealthy is a non-starter for Republicans
DATE: 2015-01-29

Individual Contribution Limit in U.S. Elections Raised to $4.9 Million
TRNN reporter Thomas Hedges takes a look at two new provisions in the 2015 spending bill that drastically increase individual limits and prohibit President Obama from using executive action to shed light on dark money in campaigns.
DATE: 2014-12-26

FOIA Documents Reveal Damage Control After State Department's Trump Mar-a-Lago Promo
Emails obtained by the Real News Network through the Freedom of Information Act provide some insight into how the State Department responded to the controversial April 2017 blog post that promoted Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort
DATE: 18:09:17

City of Charlottesville Sues Paramilitary Groups
The City of Charlottesville file suit against alt-right groups to keep them from returning to town while Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler indicted for perjury
DATE: 2017-10-17 17:07:35

Freshman Democrat Faces Primary Challenger Amid Calls to Resign
Amy Vilela discusses her campaign against Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV), who is facing pressure to resign after a report surfaced of sexual harassment and misconduct against one of his former staffers
DATE: 2017-12-04 13:10:44

Progressives Are Shaping the Blue Wave Against Trump
Big wins for Democrats raise hopes of progressive wave for 2018, despite Establishment obstruction
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