Mon, 12 August 2019
Healthcare advocate Timothy Faust (@crulge) joins us to discuss his book, "Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next."
On today's show: MSNBC's Vaughn Hillyard asked Iowa voter Bob Fisher which candidate he supports, he responds, "I'm white, old, they call me all kinds of name, who do you think?"
Healthcare advocate Timothy Faust (@crulge) joins us to discuss his book, "Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next." The foundational issues with how the private health industry operates. Two-tiered systems and the issues with keeping private insurance around. Why the money for a single-payer system should be allocated locally whenever possible. How a single-payer system could replace the jobs lost in the transition. The role played by doctors and the need to pair single-payer with free medical training. Housing, nutrition, and other components of health justice beyond medical treatment.
On the fun half: Acting USCIS chief Ken Cuccinelli at the White House says, "Through the public charge rule, President Trump's administration is re-enforcing the ideals of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility ensuring immigrants are able to support themselves." Cuccinelli says "criminal investigations" resulting from ICE workplace immigration raids are "still ongoing." Reporter asks about the "huddled masses" language on Statue of Liberty; Cuccinelli says he's not prepared to take anything off the statue. AG Bill Barr claims he is "outraged" about the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, vows to investigate. Nearly 100 people arrested for blocking the West Side Highway in anti-ICE protest. So many #JewsAgainstICE arrested at Amazon store the NYPD had to commandeer a bus. To get involved, visit CloseTheCampsNYC.com! Dan Bongino on Fox and Friends reacts to fencer Race Imboden kneeling during anthem: disrespecting the flag "shuts down conversation."
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Mon, 12 August 2019
TODAY'S HEADLINES: Joe Biden mistakenly tells the press that he met with Parkland shooting victims while he was vice president. (CNN)
Meanwhile, Kamala Harris condemns Trump’s immigration raids part of campaign of terror hat will result in “flawed’”census. (Politico)
And lastly, Hong Kong International Airpot cancels all of its departing flights as mass protests continue for the 10th straight weekend. (Bloomberg)
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Right Wing politician Alejandro Giammattei won the Guatemala presidential election Sunday, promising he would abolish the migration deal his predecessor made with the Trump administration.
A 26-year-old Palestinian gunman shot dead on Sunday was the fifth armed Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces near the Gaza border fence over the weekend amid rising tensions in the region.
The New York Times reports that guards at a Manhattan correctional facility tasked with watching billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein violated prison procedure the night of his apparent suicide.
And lastly, Donald Trump on Saturday promoted a conspiracy theory linking the Bill and Hillary Clinton to the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the latest instance of the most powerful person in the world sitting on the toilet, tweeting conspiracy theories.