Fri, 26 July 2019
On today's show: Trump walks into TP USA summit. TP USA uses fake presidential seal by accident.
Digby (@digby56), of Salon.com and Digby's Hullabaloo, joins us to talk Mueller hearings and the case for impeachment. As usual, Sam and Digby wonder what, exactly, the Democrats are smoking to be so risk averse at this point in the game.
Anthony Fantano (@theneedledrop), host of The Needle Drop, joins us to discuss Trump's efforts to free the rapper A$AP Rocky from Sweden's clutches. Anthony then discusses the relationship between pop and politics before giving personalized music recs to each member of the crew.
On the fun half: Trump says illegals are donning disguises and voting many times in California. Asked if she's trying to run the clock out on impeachment, Pelosi says no, "let's get sophisticated." Edited Ilhan Omar video shared by the right vs. what she actually said about the threat posed by white men. Donald Trump tells Hannity that Barr can share classified intel documents w/ Nunes. Hannity and Nunes speak in unison.
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Fri, 26 July 2019
Welcome to Majority.FM's AM QUICKIE! Brought to you by justcoffee.coop
Mitch McConnell shuts down a trio of election security bills ahead of 2020 as a new Senate report confirms Russia’s hacking campaign targeted all 50 states in 2016
Meanwhile, pressure builds on Nancy Pelosi as the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus calls for opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
And lastly, Maine Senator Susan Collins might back out of 2020 election as her approval rating plummets.
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
New York Times is reporting that The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016, largely undetected by the states and federal officials at the time.
ProPublica reports three University of Mississippi students face a possible civil rights investigation after posing with guns in front of Emmett Till memorial.
CBS News reports Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Mark Kelly ripped an initiative to make Tucson, Arizona a "sanctuary city," saying that he will not vote for the measure.
The Hill reports Oregon's governor has signed into law a bill that eliminates a waiting period for assisted suicide medications for patients with short life expectancies.
Washington Posts is reporting automakers from three continents have struck a deal with California to increase gas mileage standards for their U.S. fleets over the next six years, an agreement that could undercut one of the Trump administration’s most ambitious climate policy
CNN announced that the network will hold a climate change town hall for Democratic 2020 presidential candidates — a move that comes after months of mounting pressure from the Democratic hopefuls and progressive organizations.
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