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Gun control advocate Cliff Schecter ("The Real McCain," Daily Beast) and LGBT leader John Aravosis (The Economist, UN, CDF, AMERICAblog) give you an unfiltered and humorous insider's look at the latest political news from a decidedly anti-Trump perspective.

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Enjoy! @CliffSchecter & John @Aravosis

Intro and outro musical credits: "Egmont Overture Finale" and "Summon the Rawk," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). ℗ 2019 Lucky Media Group LLC

UnPresidented: Creating change that empowers the Resistance John Aravosis & Cliff Schecter

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Gun control advocate Cliff Schecter ("The Real McCain," Daily Beast) and LGBT leader John Aravosis (The Economist, UN, CDF, AMERICAblog) give you an unfiltered and humorous insider's look at the latest political news from a decidedly anti-Trump perspective.

Please support the show, and listen to our full episodes, by becoming a Patreon patron: https://www.patreon.com/UnPresidentedPodcast

Enjoy! @CliffSchecter & John @Aravosis

Intro and outro musical credits: "Egmont Overture Finale" and "Summon the Rawk," by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). ℗ 2019 Lucky Media Group LLC

    Fox News is now a threat to national security, with guest Garrett Graff

    Fox News is now a threat to national security, with guest Garrett Graff

    In today's episode, journalist Garrett Graff is back to talk about his recent article, "Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security." We also spend some time at the end of the podcast discussing Garrett's newest book, "The only plane in the sky, an oral history of 9/11," that's based on a fascinating article that Garrett wrote for Politico a while back.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Impeached. And the ACA repeal effort gains steam.

    Impeached. And the ACA repeal effort gains steam.

    In today's show, Cliff and I talk about Trump's impeachment and what we think is motivating Nancy Pelosi's brinksmanship with Mitch McConnell. Then we talk about the late-breaking Republican court victory that threatens to repeal Obamacare, and how this should play into Democratic messaging in 2020.

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    • 49 min
    UK election, impeachment, Bernie & Melania

    UK election, impeachment, Bernie & Melania

    In today's show, we talk about the UK election and what if anything it means for us, how Dems are doing on impeachment, Bernie's recent brouhaha over his endorsement of Cenk Uygur for Congress, and right wing freakout over Melania not being named one of the world's most powerful women.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kamala drops out, Biden gets mad, Warren defends Medicare 4 All, and Putin spies on Trump

    Kamala drops out, Biden gets mad, Warren defends Medicare 4 All, and Putin spies on Trump

    In today's episode, we discuss Kamala Harris pulling out of the presidential race and the overall issue of diversity (how do you juggle diversity with the absurdity of having two dozen candidates), how Democrats let Medicare 4 All hurt them with the public, and Trump -- yet again! -- playing fast and loose with information security by continuing to use unsecure cell phones even though the Russians, North Koreans, Chinese, Israelis and everyone else are clearly listening. And we also have an interesting discussion about the role of righteous anger in politics (specifically with regards to Pelosi and Biden this week).

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Impeachment, 2020, Conan the dog & War Crimes

    Impeachment, 2020, Conan the dog & War Crimes

    Hey everybody, we taped yesterday but I've been a bit under the weather so finally got to editing today. (We plan to do another show this Friday, so don't worry.) In today's show, we talk impeachment, the 2020 election, the controversy over Conan the dog's gender, Trump's embrace of war crimes, and a little brouhaha on social media over Indian food (and what it says about cancel culture and our priorities). Hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving.

    • 57 min
    Impeachment hearing roundup, the first public hearing

    Impeachment hearing roundup, the first public hearing

    In today's episode, Cliff and I do a major review of yesterday's first public impeachment hearing with State Department officials Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent. We talk about the latest evidence, the latest Republican disinformation talking points, Nancy Pelosi's delicious swipe at Donald Trump today, and we also talk about the elections, including the upcoming tight governor's race in Louisiana and Deval Patrick entering the Democratic presidential race.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

SingItBack ,

Good Stuff

John Aravosis is a great source of intelligent and often funny political commentary and a wonderful voice for the LGBT community.

brianiac 5.1 ,

50% Great

50% great content, 50% unrelated content which should have been edited out

Gomer ,

The Neoliberal incrementalism podcast

Cliff really ought to just rip the bandaid off and become a Republican already. I used to think this guy was a progressive, but ever since the message of real liberals like "Radical Authoritarian Socialist" Bernie Sanders started catching on, Cliff has unfortunately being showing his true colors. Not sure what Cliff has against affordable single payer healthcare, debt free College and campaign finance reform, but if you support candidates who will actually fight for these issues and not take marching orders from their corporate donors this podcast is not for you.

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