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Debt vs. Death
With Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, and the White House, questions of how to balance public health and the economy will fall to them. On today's show, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 9), talks about this past week in Congress and looks ahead to the new term.
Sen. Gillibrand on White Supremacy in the Military and Trying Trump In The Senate
The House impeached Trump yesterday, which means that now, the ball is in the Senate's court. On today's show, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY talks about what happens now that the House has impeached Trump, and what's first on the docket for the first Senate session under Biden's administration.
Beyond Impeachment, What About *Criminal* Liability
As the House debates and votes on the second impeachment of President Trump, we talked to a legal expert about whether he could be criminally charged, and what evidence would be at play. On today's show, Jessica Roth, Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law and former federal prosecutor answers legal questions related to impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
What Holding Trump Accountable Could Look Like
Biden takes office in 8 days, but for those worried about Trump's involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol, that's 8 days too many. What's the right response to an attempted coup? On today's show, Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today, discusses the latest political headlines, including impeachment, the 25th Amendment, and the political calculus of holding Trump accountable.
How The Insurrection Was Even Worse Than We Knew
Over the past few days, we've gotten a clearer picture of how the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol went down, and the more we learn, the worse it seems to get. On today's show, Mike DeBonis, Congress and national politics reporter for The Washington Post, talks about the latest on a second impeachment of President Trump, following the attack on the Capitol, and other national news.
What Do The Insurrectionists Believe, And What Are They Capable Of?
What drove a mob of conspiracy theorists to attack the Capitol building amid critical election proceedings? And in the aftermath, what does the broader far-right think went down? On today's show, Brandy Zadrozny, investigative reporter for NBC News, where she mostly covers misinformation, disinformation and extremism on the Internet, talks about the events that led up to Wednesday's breach on the Capitol, and how the event is being viewed by Trump's most ardent supporters and far right activists.