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At Progressive Summit Nina Turner says Don't Worry About Trump, Worry About People
Progressive candidates at the Ohio gathering strategized with the new president of Our Revolution as she told them progressive values are universal and transcend party lines

  July 23, 2017

Russiagate: Kooky Characters, Cold War Liberals
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the latest Russiagate news, the story behind the Magnitsky Act, the Clintons' $500,000 conflict-of-interest question, and how the liberal fixation on Russia could have long-term consequences

  July 20, 2017

Trump Can't Vote Down Obamacare, So He's Strangling It Instead
Republican governors aren't 'letting Obamacare fail,' they're actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

  July 19, 2017

Corporate Media Silence Helps Maintain Warfare in Syria
Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron made important remarks about the Syria ceasefire that the corporate media ignored in favor of Russiagate, says Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford

  July 19, 2017

Trump Jr. Took a Meeting, Bill Clinton Took $500K
Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian nationals, apparently about Magnitsky Act sanctions, has caused a frenzy. But the Clintons might have a Magnitsky-tied conflict of their own, says journalist Michael Sainato

  July 19, 2017

New York Times Joins Trump and Saudi Arabia in Targeting Iran
Prof. Sabah Alnasseri and Paul Jay discuss a front page NYT article that blames 'Iranian expansionism' for sectarian war in Iraq and the region; says the U.S. invaded Iraq to establish democracy

  July 18, 2017

New York Times Beats War Drums Against Iran
Vijay Prashad and Trita Parsi join Paul Jay to discuss the New York Times article, 'Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. 'Handed the Country Over''

  July 18, 2017

'No Compromise on Health Care': Michael Lighty of National Nurses United
With Senate Republicans dithering over the new version of the Health Care Bill, Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United says Democrats should offer no compromises and progressives should fight for single payer

  July 13, 2017

Seattle Answers Trump's War on Workers by Taxing the Rich
The measure faces an imminent legal challenge, but co-sponsor Kshama Sawant says the Tax the Rich movement will persevere

  July 12, 2017

Greens Urge Democrats To Block Senate Energy Bill
Hundreds of organizations have signed a letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer urging him to lead opposition to an energy bill that they say would increase dependence on fossil fuel production and hasten 'climate chaos'

  July 13, 2017

House Panel Votes to Debate Post-9/11 Blank Check for War
The House Appropriations Committee has advanced a measure proposed by Rep. Barbara Lee that would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which the U.S. has used to wage wars around the globe

  July 12, 2017

Do Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails Live Up to the Hype?
Journalist Marcy Wheeler says Donald Trump Jr.'s newly released emails are a big development, but we should be careful to distinguish normal opposition research from collusion

  July 11, 2017

Trump & Putin Talk, But US-Russia Confrontation Lingers
James Carden, contributing writer at The Nation and executive editor for the American Committee for East-West Accord, analyzes the many areas threatening US-Russia relations, including Ukraine, Syria, and the ongoing Russiagate fixation within the US political and media elite

  July 11, 2017

A Brief History of the KKK with Gerald Horne
As the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, VA, author and historian Gerald Horne charts its history from Reconstruction to the rise of Donald Trump

  July 10, 2017

Trump, Putin and Russiagate Collide at G20
Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the long-awaited first meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, where Syria and Russiagate topped the agenda

  July 8, 2017

Secret Memo Reveals How Trump Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants
ProPublica's Marcelo Rochabrun discusses an internal ICE memo that instructs officials to ramp up deportations of undocumented immigrants, including those without criminal records

  July 7, 2017

Trump Tells Russia to Stop 'Destabilizing' Ukraine, But What's Really Going On?
Western powers fuel the Ukrainian conflict -- and wider tensions with Russia -- by treating Ukraine as a strategic prize, says Nicolai Petro, Silvia-Chandley professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island

  July 7, 2017

Did Clinton's Pro-War Record Cost Her the Election?
A new study ties Hillary Clinton's election defeat to a backlash from voters directly impacted by wars she supported, with Trump gaining key votes in communities where military casualties were highest

  July 7, 2017

Nina Turner: Democrats Lost Because They Lost Touch With the People, Not Because they Moved Left
Nina Turner says calls to move Democrats to the center are out of touch with the impacts of their policies and the needs of the majority of working people

  July 6, 2017

Trump Talks Tough Instead of Talking to North Korea
North Korea's latest missile test underscores the need for direct negotiations with Pyongyang, not the bellicose rhetoric coming out of the White House, says journalist Tim Shorrock

  July 5, 2017

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