Election 2012
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Election 2012

Who is Supporting Trump?
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Ferguson examines the poll numbers and explains why the lower and middle white-working classes are connecting with the billionaire's messaging

  November 30, 2015

Sanders Defines his Social Democracy
Doug Henwood and Paul Jay discuss the speech by Bernie Sanders explaining his vision of what social democracy means in the U.S. today

  November 21, 2015

Has Bernie Sanders Shifted the Domestic Debate to a Progressive Agenda?
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says Sanders has brought socialism out of the closet and put wealth inequality centerstage

  November 17, 2015

Sanders Punctures Clinton's Foreign Policy Experience Bubble
FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen says that if it were not for Bernie, Hillary would be running high with her foreign policy experience narrative, uncritically upheld by the mainstream media

  November 17, 2015

Postal Workers and Nurses Unions Endorse Bernie Sanders
Kamau Franklin says Sanders has brought the concerns of social movements into the Democratic presidential primary.

  November 13, 2015

Netanyahu to Meet With Obama, Appear at Center for American Progress
Journalist Max Blumenthal explains why presidential candidate Hilary Clinton would preserve the status quo in the Israel/Palestine conflict and why a progressive think tank invited the Israeli prime minister to speak at their organization

  November 9, 2015

Marco Rubio Rises in the Polls While Promoting Reagan-Style Foreign Policy
Col. Larry Wilkerson digs into Marco Rubio's worldview and foreign policy positions

  November 3, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (3/3)
Are Sanders' proposals to rein in the excesses of Wall St. meaningful, is public banking possible? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate

  October 28, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (2/3)
Is Sanders proposal to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act a serious way to counter the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St., or just window dressing? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 27, 2015

Why Ben Carson is Leading in Iowa
Col. Larry Wilkerson, just returning from Iowa says controversial statements that are anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, anti-gun control and anti-abortion, are at the heart of Carson's popularity

  October 26, 2015

Bernie and the Big Banks (1/3)
Is Sanders proposal to break up the big banks a solution to the power and concentrated wealth of Wall St.? Bill Black and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the plan

  October 25, 2015

Biden: The War on Drugs Candidate
If Vice President Joe Biden chose to run, he would've face a legacy of swelling the U.S. prison population as well as in Latin America

  October 21, 2015

Pendulum Swings Left in the Democratic Debate
Robert Weissman of Public Citizen says Sanders shifted much of the debate focus to inequality, corporate greed, power of the pharmaceutical industry, and reining in excesses of capitalism

  October 15, 2015

Leftists Love Bernie Sanders, But Here's Why Some Won't Be Voting For Him
They say his policies are great, but that the history of progressive politicians running within the Democratic party - from Jesse Jackson to Howard Dean to Dennis Kucinich - has failed over and over again.

  September 28, 2015

Is Clinton's Campaign Finance Reform Plan Just a Band-Aid?
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux looks at Clinton's three-prong plan and whether it will truly get outside money out of politics

  September 27, 2015

War Profits Drive GOP Hawks: Wilkerson on GOP Debate
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the war mongering talk of star of the moment, Carly Fiorina, and most other GOP candidates

  September 18, 2015

The "Other" Socialist In the Presidential Race: An Introduction to Gloria la Riva
Presidential nominee for the Party for Socialism and Liberation Gloria la Riva discusses her campaign

  September 10, 2015

GOP Debate: A Mirage of Democracy
Col. Larry Wilkerson and Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fisher discuss the debate's true elite audience and what was left unsaid

  August 9, 2015

Donald Trump and Liberal Media: The Joke's On You
Celebrity candidates and the liberal media have created a clown show that viewers can laugh at, but it's at your expense.

  July 28, 2015

Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus
Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney

  July 26, 2015

#BlackLivesMatters Protestors Oppose O'Malley's Presidential Bid
TRNN's Jaisal Noor covers former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's presidential announcement and talks to protestors about why they oppose his candidacy

  May 30, 2015

The Clinton Foundation Received Millions From State-Brokered Defense Contracts
Andrew Perez, International Business Times, says Clinton-led State Department authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in sales for defense contractors.

  May 28, 2015

TRNN DEBATE: Should Bernie Sanders Run as an Independent?
Researcher Ashley Smith and People's Action Campaign spokesman Jacob Swenson-Lengyel debate whether Senator Bernie Sanders' decision to run as a Democrat is the best way to advance a progressive platform.

  May 26, 2015

Is Rand Paul Still a Libertarian?
Tea Party firebrand Rand Paul has been unwavering in his advocacy of small government. But his stances in foreign policy in military spending are quickly changing. TRNN's Thomas Hedges spoke to journalist and editor of the libertarian Reason.com news outlet Nick Gillespie about whether or not Paul can remain true to his libertarian word.

  April 15, 2015

Clinton Dynasty Revisited
Journalist and author Doug Henwood says Hillary Clinton has close ties to Wall Street and big business, hawkish foreign policy, and a lack of vision to address looming structural economic and environmental catastrophes

  March 2, 2015

Drums Beating to Privatize Social Security
Bill Black: A group of Democrats called "The Third Way" are working with President Obama towards the "grand betrayal" on social security

  November 11, 2012

The Obama Drone Doctrine
Vijay Prashad: President Obama plans to expand the use of drone attacks as a way to project US power

  November 8, 2012

Both Parties Engaged in Unsustainable Defense of the Wealthy
Larry Wilkerson: The only hope for the Republican Party is to break with militarism and defense of the super-rich

  November 11, 2012

The Presidential Elections and Racism in America
Larry Wilkerson: A look in American prisons shows that racism and the ideas of the civil war are still alive

  November 6, 2012

Obama's or Romney's Foreign Policy: Does it Matter Who Wins ?
Larry Wilkerson: All US administrations have similar foreign policy, but the neo-con group around Bush/Cheney was more dangerous and many of the same characters are advising Romney

  November 1, 2012

Should People Vote for Obama or Third Parties in Swing States?
Frank Hammer - break from Democratic Party but vote Obama to block a far right Presidency

  November 1, 2012

Should People Vote for Obama or Third Parties in Swing States?
David Swanson - build an independent movement and break from Democratic Party

  October 31, 2012

Obama's Social Security Reform: A Grand Bargain or Betrayal?
Bill Black: Part 2. While voting for Obama, people should be prepared for his plans to launch major cuts to social security

  October 31, 2012

Romney Wants to Privatize Disaster Relief
Bill Black: Part 1. Financial and Fraud Report: Romney plan for smaller federal government and privatization is a way to make private profit from crisis

  November 1, 2012

Both Candidates Misleading on Iran and Afghanistan
Gareth Porter: Obama and Romney debate a false narrative about US foreign policy

  October 28, 2012

Easy Ways to Steal an Election
Greg Palast, author of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps reveals vote stealing methodology

  October 31, 2012

Koch Brothers and the Road to "Citizens United"
Greg Palast: When billionaires break the law, they get the law changed

  October 29, 2012

Romney Made Multi-Millions in Detroit Bailout
Greg Palast: Romney's "blind" trust and his allies made tens of millions in the GM/Chrysler bailout by purchasing a parts manufacturer and threatening to close down GM if not bought out at an inflated price

  October 26, 2012

Why are Obama and Romney Bashing China?
Minqi Li on Presidential foreign policy debate and why Obama and Romney are competing to be the “tough guy” on China

  October 22, 2012

Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Honduras, Congo and Repression in Egypt
Jihan Hafiz, Adrienne Pine and Kambale Musavuli discuss the Presidential debate on foreign policy

  October 22, 2012

Wilkerson and Prashad on Foreign Policy Debate
Vijay Prashad and Lawrence Wilkerson comment on Presidential debate on US foreign policy

  October 22, 2012

Should Progressives Vote Obama in a Swing State?
A debate with Cheri Honkala, VP candidate of the Green Party and Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org

  October 18, 2012

Black Financial and Fraud Report
Bill Black: Romney's Secret Plan; the 1% Now Have More Wealth than the bottom 90%

  October 19, 2012

Should Progressives Vote for Obama?
Phyllis Bennis: Both parties represent big capital and corporations, but Romney will be even more aggressive against working people

  October 24, 2012

The Wilkerson Report
Lawrence Wilkerson: Why Idaho will Vote for Romney and Drone Strikes Create Suicide Bombers

  October 18, 2012

Presidential Debate #2: No Serious Solutions Offered
Gerald Epstein: Romney's tough talk on China is pure campaign rhetoric and his tax math is nonsense; Obama didn't talk about poverty, climate change, financial regulation, and low wages

  October 17, 2012

Bill Black and Glen Ford on Presidential Debate #2
Is there a significant difference between the candidates on foreign or domestic policy?

  October 17, 2012

Debate Showed a Complete Lack of Vision
Karen Dolan: Obama didn't refute "trickle down government" and accepted need to cut social security

  October 4, 2012

Elements in Iran and US that Want War
Larry Wilkerson: After recent meetings with Iranian leaders, it’s clear the US has lost the ability to understand how other states see their interests

  October 4, 2012

Obama Lacks Populist Policies
Jeff Cohen: The way to defeat Romney is to say he's an agent of the 1 percent. The problem is that Obama's policies for years have really helped the top 1 percent and have not been that great for middle-class Americans

  October 4, 2012

Romney and Obama Policy to Save GM: Lower Wages
Romney plan to “restructure” GM essentially the same as the Obama plan

  October 4, 2012

The Debate: A Sorry Affair
Tom Ferguson: Neither candidate presented a vision that will solve the crisis

  October 3, 2012

The Debate: A Masterful Liar Defeats a Man Without Conviction
Leo Panitch: Romney's defense of small banks, small businesses and the middle class is disingenuous, but Obama share's too many of the same assumptions to counterattack

  October 3, 2012

The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Attack the Bush Years?
Jeff Faux: The similarity of positions and Obama's refusal to explain the real causes of the crisis gave the debate to Romney

  October 3, 2012

The Debate: Why Didn't Obama Defend his Record?
James Henry: Obama has accomplishments he could have defended, but he was more concerned with appearance than substance

  October 3, 2012

The Debate: What They Didn't Talk About
Bruce Dixon, Managing Editor of Black Agenda Report, on first Presidential debate

  October 3, 2012

US Elections: Pick Your Poison
Chris Hedges: The system has not been able to respond in a rational way, the way the Roosevelt administration responded rationally through the New Deal. And because of that, we're in deep, deep trouble. So I think all of our hope now has to be invested in acts of civil disobedience

  October 3, 2012

Netanyahu Inserts Himself in US Elections as Adelson Stands to Reap Millions if Romney Wins
Danny Schechter: Israel's PM Goes on US TV and GOP Financier will reap massive tax savings if Romney wins election

  September 20, 2012

Protestors Target Democratic National Convention
Journalists allege assault at hands of undercover police at DNC

  September 10, 2012

Black Agenda Report Editor: "Obama is not the lesser evil"
Glen Ford: President Obama has managed the crisis on behalf of the 1% more effectively than a Republican could have

  September 7, 2012

Obama's Policies Won't Create Jobs, but Romney Will be a Disaster
Bob Pollin: The export-led recovery does not take into account a deepening world recession

  September 7, 2012

Does Obama Economic Policy "Just Need More Time"?
Jerry Epstein: The basic policies must change or recession and high unemployment will continue

  September 7, 2012

Green Party Presidential Candidate Presents a "New Green Deal"
Jill Stein: Neither Obama nor Romney have a program that will create millions of jobs

  September 7, 2012

Did Killing Bin Laden "Heal America's Heart"?
VJ Prashad: VP Joe Biden is met with rapturous applause at the DNC when he says "Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive"

  September 7, 2012

Will Disillusioned Young People Vote for Obama?
Julianne Malveaux: People do need to develop independent politics, but even if they are disillusioned, people must consider what Romney/Ryan would do to the country

  August 30, 2012

The GOP Goes Hard Right
Jeff Faux: Romney will try to mitigate the message, but people’s confusion about the crisis and Obama’s failures, presents right with historic opportunity

  August 31, 2012

Wilkerson on GOP Convention
Lawrence Wilkerson: Failures of Obama administration opened door to far right revival

  August 28, 2012

What Now for Ron Paul Libertarians?
Matt Welch: Ron Paul supporters sidelined at convention as differences with Romney foreign policy are profound

  August 27, 2012

Romney and Ryan: Right Wing Billionaires Think it's Time to Take the Gloves Off
John Weeks: The right wing elite think if they can make a major breakthrough, they can end the last vestiges of the welfare state

  August 22, 2012

Paul Ryan – Insider Trading and Attack on Medicare
Tom Ferguson: Ryan embodies what can appear as radical change to people who are desperate, but the full story of his alleged insider trading has yet to be told

  August 17, 2012

Is Ryan a Desperate Romney Choice?
Mark Karlin: Ryan pick shows Romney is already fading as a candidate

  August 16, 2012

Romney Will Bring Far Right to Power At All Levels of His Administration
Jeff Faux PT4: Romney will attack unions and introduce extreme austerity

  July 22, 2012

Obama and the "March of Folly"
Jeff Faux Pt3: Obama understands what needs to be done but like the Republicans, he responds to the needs of big money

  July 20, 2012

In the Shadow of Ronald Reagan
Jeff Faux Pt2: Since Reagan America has not looked to the future and this includes Clinton and Obama

  July 18, 2012

Vote Riders Campaign
New organization seeks to help get people to the DMV for ID to overcome new laws that restrict voting

  July 17, 2012

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel Agenda in Democratic Party
Despite GOP attacks on Obama's Israel positions, his record of appeasing both Netanyahu's Likud government and the Israel lobby has earned him the support of most American Zionists, and a few key friends in high places.

  May 22, 2012

Is a Fight in Democratic Party Worth It?
Jeff Cohen: The progressive movement must try to achieve power and accept, for now, this is a two party system

  May 15, 2012

Deep Structural Change Won't Come from Hollande
Gerard Dumenil: New French President Holland won't do much to change economic policy but he might make a difference in other spheres

  May 8, 2012

Austerity, the Euro Crisis and the US
Dean Baker: Austerity policy hitting a dead end, threat to US is a sovereign default leading to financial crisis

  May 9, 2012

What's Next for Ron Paul?
Matt Welch: Will Ron Paul endorse Romney at convention, run on a third party ticket, and if so, what might that mean for Rand Paul?

  May 7, 2012

If Ann Romney's Child Rearing is Work, Should All Care Givers Be Compensated?
Nancy Folbre: Raising children is socially valuable work, social programs that support it are a form of payment

  May 3, 2012

Beat the Press with Dean Baker
Economist Dean Baker gives his take on media coverage of the economy

  April 23, 2012

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel's Agenda in 2012 Elections
Right-Wing Neoconservatives and former Democrats from Wall Street are teaming up to defeat Obama, but can their attacks on his Israel policy divide his funding base?

  April 20, 2012

U.S. Electoral System Wallowing in a Sea of Money, Idiocy, and Corruption
Robert McChesney: Corporate media making millions from political ads, then cover ad driven horse race as news

  April 25, 2012

Norman Solomon on Why Fight for a Seat in Congress
Norman Solomon: Progressives should build a movement and contend for political power

  April 9, 2012

Why is the Green Party's Jill Stein Running to be President?
Jill Stein, frontrunner for the Green Party presidential nomination, wants a New Green Deal for America

  March 19, 2012

The Rise of Santorum
TRNN Replay: Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

  February 22, 2012

The Rise of Santorum
TRNN Replay - Max Blumenthal: The radical right would be happy to destroy Romney and position Santorum for the future

  February 22, 2012

Protests Confront Right Wing Leaders at CPAC
Occupy Movements, Our DC, Organized Labor groups target Scott Walker and others at annual conservative conference

  February 16, 2012

Pt3 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
Rocky Anderson speaks about jobs and US foreign policy

  February 21, 2012

Pt2 Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
Rocky Anderson: The Democratic and Republican parties are responsible this perverse, corrupt system

  February 17, 2012

Why is Rocky Anderson Running for President?
The former mayor of Salt Lake City is leading the newly formed Justice Party in a bid to take the White House

  February 8, 2012

Militarization of the Dream Act
Thanu Yakupityage: "Dreamers" oppose GOP plan to restrict path to citizenship to military recruitment

  January 31, 2012

Israel and the American Elections
Max Blumenthal: A few major Jewish donors push candidates to support Netanyahu on Iran

  February 1, 2012

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