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Covering politics from the far center

    116: Skepticrat116 - Optimist Primary Edition

    116: Skepticrat116 - Optimist Primary Edition

    On this week's episode: We’ll take a sad, sorry look at the state of our union ... The Oscars will be a para...site for sore eyes ... And Andrew Torrez will be here to explain how he rigged the Iowa Caucuses.
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    Headline Sources:
    State of the Union address is just so much lying: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/fact-check-state-of-the-union-02-04
    Parasite Wins Best Picture: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/movies/parasite-movie-oscars-best-picture.html
    China continues to die of coronavirus: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/coronavirus-china-live-updates/2020/02/11/2b8de3ba-4c5c-11ea-b721-9f4cdc90bc1c_story.html

    • 58 Min.
    115: Skepticrat115 - Nice Little Friday Edition

    115: Skepticrat115 - Nice Little Friday Edition

    On this week's episode: Our nation unites for our quadrennial caring about Iowa ... Everyone on Fifth Avenue without a bulletproof vest should be nervous as fuck ... And Michael Marshall will join us for a Brexit interview.
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    Headline Sources:
    Republicans refuse to know how guilty the man they’re exonerating is: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/us/politics/trump-impeachment-trial.html and https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/31/politics/marco-rubio-donald-trump-senate-impeachment-trial/index.html
    Coronavirus is going to kill us all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_Wuhan_coronavirus_outbreak
    Iowa Caucuses: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/24/how-iowa-caucuses-work/?arc404=true
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-iowa-caucuses-are-in-4-days-almost-anything-could-still-happen/
    Facebook to Pay $550 Million to Settle Facial Recognition Suit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/technology/facebook-privacy-lawsuit-earnings.html

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    114: Skepticrat114 - Goops I Did it Again Edition

    114: Skepticrat114 - Goops I Did it Again Edition

    On this week's episode: Trump will assemble evil lawyer Voltron ... MLK had a nightmare too; it was called 2016-2020 ... And the National Archive will celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage by literally erasing their voices from the historical record.
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    Headline Sources:
    Trump's impeachment trial team is gross: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/us/politics/trump-impeachment-lawyers-starr-dershowitz.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
    New evidence of Trump’s guilt emerging at rate of 2.6 smoking guns per hour: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-senate-must-not-ignore-the-new-evidence-on-ukraine/2020/01/17/8397b60e-394b-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html
    Overblown feud between Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren is a bad idea:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/us/politics/warren-vs-sanders-democratic-debate.html
    US drone program may shut down because it's letting China spy on us: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51100759
    National Archives tweak photo to literally erase the voices of women: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-depressing-that-the-national-archives-is-altering-history/2020/01/18/b1e72374-39f9-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html
    Gwyneth Paltrow is selling a candle that "smells like my vagina": https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/jan/13/why-is-gwyneth-paltrow-selling-a-candle-that-smells-like-her-vagina-goop
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2020/jan/16/do-not-adjust-your-set-gwyneth-paltrow-is-spreading-goop-all-over-tv
    Space Force’s goddamn uniforms are camo: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/politics/space-force-uniforms-trnd/index.html

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    113: Skepticrat113 - Contra Iran Edition

    113: Skepticrat113 - Contra Iran Edition

    On this week's episode: Donald Trump sees if killing a bunch of his supporters' kids raises his approval rating ... Chicago does its best to throw more smoke in the air than Australia ... And Nancy Pelosi is gonna count to three...One...TWO...TWO AND A HALF...
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    Headline Sources:
    Trump stumbles into war with Iran: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-plunges-toward-the-kind-of-middle-eastern-conflict-he-pledged-to-avoid/2020/01/03/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-plunges-toward-the-kind-of-middle-eastern-conflict-he-pledged-to-avoid/2020/01/03/f0dc0fdc-2e45-11ea-9b60-817cc18cf173_story.html)
    Australia is on fire:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50986363 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/opinion/australia-fires-climate-change.html
    Impeachment Impasse Deepens in Senate, Leaving Trump’s Trial in Doubt:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/trump-impeachment-senate-trial.html
    Poll: Ivanka and Don Jr. among favorite for GOP voters in 2024: https://www.axios.com/2024-election-polls-republicans-60f37160-a4fb-48e6-b054-22bd303604a6.html
    Noah wants to visit Tom and Cecil more often: https://abcnews.go.com/US/marijuana-sales-illinois-top-3m-day-legal-recreational/story?id=68051493
    The Golden Globes dinner is going vegan for the first time ever:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/the-golden-globes-are-going-vegan-for-the-first-time-ever-to-send-a-good-message/

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    112: Skepticrat112 - Impeachment Chocolate Chip Edition

    112: Skepticrat112 - Impeachment Chocolate Chip Edition

    On this week's episode: The President keeps asking what his handcuff size is just in case ... A 17-year-old reenacts every flight Noah's ever taken on United ... And Donald Trump catches Nancy Pelosi red-handed doing both THIS and THAT.
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    Headline Sources:
    We impeached the motherfucker but he's not going anywhere:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/19/us/politics/impeachment-trump-senate-trial.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/12/18/two-lone-democrats-vote-against-impeachment/#747f2fea2cd8
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/19/heres-how-long-pelosi-should-hold-onto-articles/
    Teenager steals plane and runs it into a fence: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fresno-teen-plane-theft_n_5dfbee98e4b01834791dfce8
    Trump threatens shut down over releasing aid to Ukraine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/12/20/trump-administration-demanded-democrats-strip-ukraine-aid-language-spending-package/
    Trump thinks we need to make dishwashers explode again and thinks he's The Godfather: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/19/trump-was-impeached-dishwashers-that-go-boom-are-his-mind/
    https://nypost.com/2019/12/19/trump-tweets-post-impeachment-meme-to-supporters-theyre-after-you/
    Visibly Damp Papa John’s Founder Says He Ate 40 Pizzas In 30 Days In Viral Interview: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/papa-johns-john-schnatter-40-pizzas_n_5ddd413ae4b00149f724b7cf
    Trump officially launches the “Space Force”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/space-force-will-start-small-but-let-trump-claim-a-big-win/2019/12/20/dd781bfa-2393-11ea-b034-de7dc2b5199b_story.html

    • 45 Min.
    111: Skepticrat111 - Grand Master Flush Edition

    111: Skepticrat111 - Grand Master Flush Edition

    On this week's episode: We're joined by Eli's very best friend in the whole wide world ... That person's best friend won’t be able to make it ... And Donald Trump's presidency has officially entered the "failed flush, water line rising in the toilet" panic phase.
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    Headline Sources:
    Scholars call Trump's actions on Ukraine an impeachable abuse of power:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
    Elon musk is allowed to accuse people of being a pedophile with no consequences: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/06/media/elon-musk-defamation-trial-verdict/index.html
    Samoa cancels Christmas because of measles: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/404589/children-stay-home-christmas-gatherings-cancelled-in-samoa https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/404775/samoa-measles-epidemic-non-essential-road-travel-banned
    Nunes files $435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/04/devin-nunes-files-435-million-defamation-lawsuit-against-cnn/2606359001/
    Trump claims people have to flush 10 to 15 times in America: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/politics/trump-americans-flushing-toilets-intl/index.html
    Trump cancels presser after real world leaders make fun of him: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/12/it-sure-looks-like-world-leaders-had-a-great-time-making-fun-of-trump/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/after-trump-leaves-nato-summit-weary-diplomats-delight-in-what-they-were-able-to-accomplish-on-substance/2019/12/05/96cefa48-0fc0-11ea-924c-b34d09bbc948_story.html

    • 40 Min.

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