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COP24 Meeting Concludes with Disappointing Agreement
FEATURING JOSE BRAVO – The UN climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland wrapped up on Saturday after 2 weeks. The resulting deal is focused on the implementation of the 2015 Paris Accord. The final agreement was signed on to by 196 nations and consists of a set of rules governing how individual countries can implement the...
Trump Demands Border Wall Funding
FEATURING JUAN ESCALANTE – A number of Democratic lawmakers visited the tent encampment in Tornillo, Texas this weekend where US authorities are holding thousands of undocumented children in detention. Among those who visited were Texas Representative and former Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, California Representative Judy Chu, and Senators Tina Smith of Minnesota, Mazie Hirono of...
Headlines: December 17, 2018
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani in an interview on ABC admitted that meetings between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives continued from very early in the campaign all the way through to the election in November 2016. He also claimed that, “collusion is not a crime.” Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen – who has...
Senate Votes to End Military Support for Saudi War in Yemen
FEATURING KEVIN MARTIN – The US Senate on Thursday voted 56 to 41 to end military participation in the Saudi Arabian war on Yemen. It was the strongest signal from both parties of disapproval of the Trump Administration’s unconditional support of the Saudis. Soon after, the Senate passed a second resolution – this time unanimously...
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From Arizona to Yemen: How Bombs Built by Raytheon in Tucson Killed 31 Civilians in Yemeni Village
In a historic vote, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution on Thursday calling for an end to U.S. military and financial support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen. This represents the first time in U.S. history the Senate has voted to withdraw military forces from an unauthorized war using the War Powers Resolution. The Saudi-led war in Yemen has created what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with 14 million of Yemen's 28 million people on the brink of famine. A remarkable piece in this week's New York Times Magazine traces how bombs built by Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona, made its way into the Saudi arsenal and then were dropped on Yemeni villages. The article centers on what happened in the remote village of Arhab when U.S.-backed Saudi warplanes carried out a series of bombings on September 10, 2016. According to Human Rights Watch, at least 31 civilians were killed, three of them children; 42 people were injured. We speak to journalist Jeffrey Stern.
"To the Ramparts": Ralph Nader on How Bush & Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency
A new book by longtime consumer advocate, corporate critic and former presidential hopeful Ralph Nader links the criminality of the Trump administration to the unchecked power of previous U.S. presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In "To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course," Nader argues that the U.S. federal government is fundamentally corrupt, warmongering and owned by corporations—but he also issues a call for members of the public to hold their representatives and senators accountable, including by building local Congress watchdog groups across the country and utilizing "citizens summons" to force members of Congress to appear before residents of their districts.
Ralph Nader on Single Payer, Climate Devastation, Impeachment & Why Mulvaney Is a "Massive Outlaw"
As President Trump threatens to shut down the federal government over border wall funding, there have been some shake-ups in the White House. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will resign as he faces at least 17 federal investigations into suspected ethics violations. A former fossil fuel industry lobbyist, David Bernhardt, will become the interim interior secretary. Meanwhile, Trump has tapped Mick Mulvaney to become acting chief of staff to replace Gen. John Kelly. Mulvaney already holds two posts in the administration: White House budget director and acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And in Texas, a federal court has declared the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional, setting up a likely challenge at the Supreme Court. We are joined by longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. He is author of the new book "To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course."
Headlines for December 17, 2018
Countries Adopt "Rulebook" to Implement Paris Climate Agreement, Ryan Zinke Steps Down as Interior Secretary as Ethics Scandals Mount, Mick Mulvaney to Replace John Kelly as Trump's Acting Chief of Staff, Texas Judge Declares Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional, White House Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funds, Family Demands Answers in Death of 7-Year-Old Girl in Border Patrol Custody, ICE Arrests and Deportations Under Trump Rise in 2018, Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew Hush Money Payments Were Wrong, Giuliani Says Trump Pursued Moscow Skyscraper Deal into November 2016, Reuters: Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Baby Powder for Decades, Trump Promises to "Review" Case of Army Green Beret Charged with Murder, Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bills Weakening His Successor, Thousands of L.A. Teachers Rally Ahead of January Strike Deadline
New Study Finds Voters Do Not Accurately Verify Computer-Marked/Barcoded 'Paper Ballots': 'BradCast' 12/17/2018
It's been a very busy news weekend (as usual these days), so we try to catch up with at least some of it, along with calls from listeners on today's BradCast. But, more importantly, we're already busy trying to save the next election from disaster, thanks to a move by folks on the right and [...]
Indictment of Sitting President May Be 'Only' Means to Ensure 'Equal Justice Under Law'
So long as there is a prospect for the issuance of a pardon by a Vice President once he/she becomes President, or the expiration of the statute of limitations while a President remains in office, the indictment of a sitting President may be the "only" constitutional means for ensuring "Equal Justice Under Law". That conclusion, of [...]
Sunday 'Hung by the Chimney' Toons
He's seen what you've been Tweeting! He knows that you're a fake! He knows you know that what he knows has been keeping you awake! Oh, he's made a long list, redacted it twice, Putin bought you and he knows the price, Robert Mueller's poking around! ‘(Mulvaney) would have given up a very valuable appendage to get that job’ * * * Perry [...]
Trump's Indictable Campaign Finance Felony and the 25th Amendment: 'BradCast' 12/14/2018
On today's BradCast: Lock him up! Plus a whole bunch of November 6 midterm fallout, follow-up and fraud. [Audio link to show follows below.] Yes, despite his many desperate and ever-shifting attempts to explain (lie) his way out of it, all evidence demonstrates that Donald Trump quite clearly committed a major, indictable, campaign finance felony in [...]
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