November 18, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 18, 2019

Bernie Sanders’ new imitative gives voice to HBCUs. John Iadarola, Brooke Thomas, Nina Turner, and Phillip Agnew break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/461323-sanders-to-visit-three-historically-black-colleges-as-part-of-campus-tour “White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Friday he will visit three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) during a multiday tour in North and South Carolina as he seeks to chip into former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead among African American voters. The tour includes stops at North Carolina A&T State University, Benedict College and South Carolina State University, the three HBCUs, as well as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Winthrop University. The campaign said in a press release that the trip is intended to “engage students on issues that matter to them, including Senator Sanders’ plan to cancel all student loan debt and make public colleges and universities tuition-free.” Sanders will be joined on the tour by campaign co-chairs Nina Turner and Ben Cohen — the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s — as well as other surrogates for his campaign including rapper Killer Mike, activist Phillip Agnew, actor Danny Glover and professors Cornel West and Adolph Reed. The tour comes as Sanders and other Democratic contenders seek to win over African American voters who have largely backed Biden in polls.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 10 minutes
Attorney General William Barr loses it in desperate impeachment speech. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/calls-for-ag-barrs-impeachment-intensify-after-lunatic-authoritarian-federalist-society-speech/ “Attorney General Bill Barr launched into an emotional tirade against “the left” at an annual meeting of the conservative Federalist Society on Friday evening. Now, lawyers and legal commentators are intensifying calls for Barr’s impeachment. Barr’s eyebrow-raising speech was widely-panned after a video of the following portion made the rounds on social media: Unfortunately through the past few years we have seen these conflicts take on an entirely new character. Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration. The fact of the matter is: that in waging a scorched earth, no holds-barred war of resistance against this administration, it is the left that is engaged in the systemic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 15, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 15, 2019

Ousted US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, gives dramatic testimony. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/15/politics/public-impeachment-hearings-day-2/index.html "(CNN)The ousted US ambassador to Ukraine testified Friday that she was "shocked and devastated" after learning that President Donald Trump had disparaged her in his July phone call with the Ukrainian President, while a tweet from the President attacking her during the impeachment inquiry hearing sparked a real-time response and new Democratic accusations of witness intimidation. Trump tweeted as former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's testimony was underway that "everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," which prompted a response minutes later from House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, who allowed Yovanovitch to react to Trump's latest attacks. Schiff charged that the tweet was "designed to intimidate" her and other witnesses. "Now the President in real time is attacking you," Schiff said. "What effect do you think that has on other witnesses' willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing?" "It's very intimidating," Yovanovitch said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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The sad myth about working hard in America. John Iadarola and Daniel Markovits break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/548174/the-meritocracy-trap-by-daniel-markovits/ "A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal – that social and economic rewards should follow achievement rather than breeding – reigns supreme. Both Democrats and Republicans insistently repeat meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we are. It sustains the American dream. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy’s successes." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 5 minutes
November 14, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 14, 2019

The mainstream media needs more 'pizzazz' from the impeachment hearings. John Iadarola and Michael Brooks break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/fox-friends-drastically-waters-down-bombshell-testimony-acting-ambassador "On November 13, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland called President Donald Trump from a cell phone in Kyiv, Ukraine, in what national security experts say was an extraordinary breach of security. The Fox & Friends hosts drastically watered down the significance of this revelation, leaving out key details from Taylor’s testimony. During Wednesday’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Taylor testified that a “member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone” asking Sondland about “the investigations,” referring to Trump’s campaign to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company whose board Biden’s son Hunter served on. According to Taylor, Sondland told Trump that “the Ukrainians were ready to move forward” with the investigations. National security experts have emphasized the remarkable security breach in making a private cell phone call to the president. Larry Pfeiffer, former chief of staff to the CIA director, said that “the security ramifications are insane -- using an open cellphone to communicate with the president of the United States.” He pointed out that Ukraine is a country “that is so wired with Russian intelligence, you can almost take it to the bank that the Russians were listening in on the call.” Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted that “ambassadors rarely call presidents directly” and stressed that “that usually happens only during a major crisis.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Rodney Reed case expert gives an update. John Iadarola and Jordan Smith break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Support Justice for Rodney Reed here: https://justice4rodneyreed.org/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2019/11/08/rodney-reed-death-row-texas/ "DEKE PIERCE WAS wearing civilian clothes as he took to the lectern in a narrow press room inside the Texas Capitol in Austin last month, but it was still obvious that he was a cop. He stood with his feet wide and his arms slightly away from his body, a stance molded by years in a uniform encumbered by heavy gear. He was there to make an extraordinary announcement: He and 12 other members of law enforcement with more than 250 years of combined experience had filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of a Texas death row prisoner named Rodney Reed, slated for execution on November 20. “We each care deeply about the criminal justice system and the rule of law. While that often means holding wrongdoers accountable, it is the equally important goal of the criminal justice system to avoid punishing the innocent,” Pierce told a group of reporters. “Not only would moving forward with Mr. Reed’s execution be cruel and immoral, it would also undermine the rule of law and the legitimacy of the very system we as law enforcement officers swore to uphold.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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GOP is cracking over impeachment. John Iadarola and Michael Brooks break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/news/joe-digenova-pushes-bonkers-conspiracy-on-fox-business-george-soros-controls-many-state-dept-and-fbi-agents-abroad/ "The husband-and-wife Trump defense team of Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing appeared on Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight to push an outlandish conspiracy theory about Ukraine, baselessly alleging that left-wing billionaire George Soros “controls a large part of the foreign service part of the State Department and the activities of FBI agents overseas.” “As I watch and I’m sitting here thinking, I am going to give them credit for being well intentioned public servants,” Dobbs said, referring to top State Dept. official on European Affairs George Kent and acting US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, the first public witnesses in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged extortion of Ukraine for personal, political reasons. “Because they weren’t in the special, super-duper, irregular chain and no one patted them on the back or spent time having a sip of tea with them. That’s what they seemed most upset about and it was outrageous to me that they have this sort of, I can I think of no other word, petty reaction to not being in the regular chain as well as the irregular chain.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 12, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 12, 2019

Pentagon laughs at Trump over absurd border procedure. John Iadarola and Ken Klippenstein break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://tyt.com/stories/4vZLCHuQrYE4uKagy0oyMA/5P53ekkx1pnuQ5fvUTRANG "U.S. military forces deployed to the southern border are monitoring domestic protesters, including anti-border wall groups, according to an internal Pentagon document obtained exclusively by The Young Turks and The Intercept. The military, the document reveals, has focused particular attention on an interfaith group peacefully protesting the Trump administration’s child separation policy. The document includes what’s called a “threat estimate” — an assessment detailing the risk of perceived border threats. Among those threats are protests by members of religious groups against “the detention of families and children,” as well as anti-ICE protests and protests by “anti border-wall extremists.” Asked why they were monitoring an interfaith group, Defense Department spokesman John Cornelio replied, "DoD works closely to support Federal law enforcement agencies along the Southwest border. Law enforcement agencies share information regarding migrant caravans and protestors with DoD consistent with applicable laws and policies for DoD force protection purposes." Jake Laperruque, Senior Counsel for the Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight, said of the document: “The ‘threat estimates’ focused on protesters are highly disturbing. Cataloging individuals protesting government policy creates serious risk of abuse, and even without misconduct, monitoring protesters is likely to chill the exercise of First Amendment rights.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump panics over public impeachment hearings. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/469743-trump-says-that-he-will-probably-release-transcript-from-april-phone "President Trump said Saturday he will “probably” release the transcript of another phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky next week as the House impeachment investigation enters a new, public phase. Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews that he will likely release the transcript Tuesday of a conversation he had with Zelensky in April, three months before a second conversation the two leaders had that is now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. "They want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I'm willing to provide that," Trump said Saturday. "You'll read the second call, and you'll tell me if there's anything wrong with it." Trump’s dealings with Ukraine first came under scrutiny after a whistleblower raised alarm over a July conversation between the two presidents. A rough transcript of the call later released by the White House showed Trump repeatedly leaned on Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a chief political rival, on ungrounded corruption allegations." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Billionaire crybaby, Leon Cooperman, throws fit over Elizabeth Warren. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/billionaire-leon-cooperman-goes-off-on-warren-why-villainize-people-like-bezos-bill-gates-who-do-a-lot-for-society/ "You may remember how just last week a Wall Street billionaire got emotional on TV talking about Elizabeth Warren and her attacks on the super-rich. That billionaire, Leon Cooperman, appeared on CNN tonight and continued to criticize Warren for “villainizing” billionaires. Erin Burnett brought up Warren’s response mocking him and other billionaires sounding alarms. Cooperman asked, “What is the purpose of vilifying successful people that have done well for society? I don’t get it. She can say that wealthy people should pay more in taxes. I happen to agree with that… They should be paying more and they are paying more. If they want to raise the taxes on the wealthy, that’s fine. I have no problem with that. But the wealth tax is a stillborn idea.” He continued, “I’m not crying over my personal income tax liability. I’m distressed over the dialogue. Why villainize wealthy people? Bill Gates has done a lot for society. David Rubenstein has done a lot for society. Jeff Bezos has done a lot for society. They should be complimented, not criticized. The wealth tax makes no sense!”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 11, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 11, 2019

GOP representatives run scared, abandoning Trump. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/11/20959123/peter-king-20th-house-republican-announce-retirement "Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who has served in the House of Representatives for nearly three decades, announced his retirement Monday, becoming the 20th House Republican to retire ahead of the 2020 election. “The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” King, who is 75, wrote in a statement. “There is a season for everything and [my wife] and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.” King is an ally of President Donald Trump with his own history of controversial stances, from his support for the Irish Republican Army, to his claim that “80 to 85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” to blaming Eric Garner rather than the New York City police officer who killed him for his death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Bernie Sanders’ campaign talks Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run. John Iadarola, Brooke Thomas, and Nina Turner break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/10/20957773/bloomberg-run-president-trump-sanders-warrent-poll "Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering entering the Democratic presidential primary, and though he has not yet declared his candidacy, he has not received a warm welcome to the race from current candidates, particularly those concerned another billionaire, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, may have tried to recruit Bloomberg to the race. Bloomberg hasn’t formally announced he’s running, but he filed paperwork to run in the Alabama primary on Friday. One of Bloomberg’s advisers tweeted Bloomberg is considering a run because he’s “increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned” to beat Trump in the general election. Recode’s Jason Del Rey reported Saturday Bloomberg also faced some peer pressure — Bezos reportedly called Bloomberg months ago and asked if he would run. The former mayor told his fellow billionaire at that time he would not." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Bernie Sanders rallies south around ‘Medicare For Y’all’. John Iadarola, Brooke Thomas, and Nina Turner break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/volunteeractivityormeeting/4v7qq "America’s current health care system is the most expensive per capita and yet fails to provide quality health care. Millions of dollars are wasted in administrative costs, while lives are put at risk. Our country has a health care crisis. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a national champion of Medicare for All. As we rally together on October 20 for “Medicare for Y’all”, Senator Sanders, along with Senator Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, South Carolina Representative Justin Bamberg, Our Revolution Board Member Lucero Mesa, and others will shine a light on the need for Medicare for All. South Carolinians and all Americans need a health care system that prioritizes the needs of the patients, not the needs of health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. This is especially true in South Carolina where the Republican-held legislature and Trump-backed governor have continuously and strongly rejected Medicaid Expansion under the ACA for purely political reasons. Nearly 100,000 South Carolinians live with a gap in coverage and thousands more are completely uninsured." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 8, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 8, 2019

A new (anonymous) book 'A Warning' depicts hysteria, racism, and total lawlessness from inside Trump's White House. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich discuss on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/11/anonymous-book-author-compares-trump-to-pantsless-elderly-uncle "The anonymous White House official who wrote of a “resistance” movement working to save the nation from Donald Trump’s worst impulses makes a stunning claim in their upcoming book: that members of the Trump administration once considered doing something brave. In A Warning, which describes the president as a cruel, narcissistic buffoon and seems to be aimed at readers who’ve been in a coma for the past four years, Anonymous writes that in 2018, top Trump officials weighed resigning en masse in an attempt to sound alarms about their boss, but ultimately declined to do so out of concern that their “midnight self-massacre” could leave the government even more debilitated. “I am not qualified to diagnose the president’s mental acuity,” the author writes, according to excerpts of the book obtained by the Washington Post. “All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness. He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity. Those who would claim otherwise are lying to themselves or to the country.”* #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Michael Bloomberg is taking steps to run for President in 2020 and Chuck Todd is VERY excited. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich discuss on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2019/11/8/20955068/bloomberg-president-good-for-warren "Michael Bloomberg’s renewed interest in running for president seems motivated in large part by intellectual and emotional hostility to the prospect of an Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders nomination. But — to the extent that the billionaire philanthropist manages to garner any support at all — the actual effect of him entering the race is likely to be the reverse: undermining frontrunner Joe Biden to some extent without materially damaging Warren or Sanders or having any realistic chance of winning himself. The key is that in recent years moderates who’ve successfully fended off the left wing of the Democratic Party have done so with the support of black and Latino voters, who tend to be more moderate on the whole than white Democrats. But Bloomberg’s specific political career gives him little access to this constituency and thus little hope of securing the nomination."* #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #2020
  • 9 minutes
November 7, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 7, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg outed by Facebook employees. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/06/time-break-facebook-sanders-says-after-leaked-docs-show-social-media-giant-treated "After NBC News on Wednesday published a trove of leaked documents that show how Facebook "treated user data as a bargaining chip with external app developers," White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that it is time "to break Facebook up.” When British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell first shared the trove of documents with a handful of media outlets including NBC News in April, journalists Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar reported that "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network's power and control competitors by treating its users' data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data." With the publication Wednesday of nearly 7,000 pages of records—which include internal Facebook emails, web chats, notes, presentations, and spreadsheets—journalists and the public can now have a closer look at exactly how the company was using the vast amount of data it collects when it came to bargaining with third parties. Technically still under protective order in a California state civil lawsuit that the startup app developer Six4Three filed against Facebook in 2015, the leaked documents from the case include 3,799 pages of sealed exhibits, 2,737 pages of exhibits, 415 pages of related notes and summaries, and a 20-page memorandum (pdfs). More than 1,000 pages are labeled "highly confidential.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Bernie Sanders unveils his immigration policy. John Iadarola and Ryan Grim break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/11/7/20951821/bernie-sanders-immigration-plan-worker-rights-legalization-labor "Bernie Sanders’s immigration platform, released Thursday, is a classic Bernie Sanders plan: a policy agenda that reflects demands from activists on the left while still framing immigration as part of his signature issue of workers’ rights. Sanders’s progressive bona fides on immigration have been questioned in the past. In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton criticized the senator for voting against comprehensive immigration reform in 2007 — a bill that would have opened a pathway to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants while investing in border security. (Sanders, who has long supported a pathway to citizenship, says he voted against the bill because of the lack of labor protections in the bill’s guest worker provisions.) He has also repeatedly warned against “open borders,” which he calls a “Koch brothers proposal,” arguing it would depress wages for American workers. “If you open the borders, my God, there’s a lot of poverty in this world, and you’re going to have people from all over the world,” Sanders said at an April town hall in Iowa. “And I don’t think that’s something that we can do at this point. Can’t do it.”" #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Netflix bows to Saudi Arabia pressure canceling an episode of ‘Patriot Act’. John Iadarola and Ryan Grim break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tech/netflix-ceo-defends-buckling-to-saudi-arabia-on-hasan-minhaj-episode-were-not-trying-to-do-truth-to-power/ "Last year, in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Hasan Minhaj devoted an episode of his show Patriot Act to calling out Saudi Arabia. Earlier this year Netflix pulled the episode from its platform in Saudi Arabia following complaints. At the time, Netflix said in a statement to NPR, “We strongly support artistic freedom and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request — and to comply with local law.” Minhaj called out Saudi Arabia in a subsequent episode and remarked, “Of all the Netflix originals the only show that Saudi Arabia thinks violates ‘Muslim values’ is the one hosted by a Muslim.” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke with Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times DealBook conference today about Netflix itself, the growing streaming industry, etc." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
  • 4 minutes
November 6, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 6, 2019

DaProgressives win big in red states in the 2019 elections. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2019/11/5/20949741/winners-and-losers-election-night-2019 "Virginia and Kentucky demonstrated one clear thing: Democrats were fired up. No matter what caveats exist in each state, that’s great news for the Democratic Party heading into 2020. Beyond his turnout wins, Beshear’s message could give the national party hope. He ran primarily on health care and education — vowing to protect Medicaid and boost funding for teachers — a strategy Democrats could replicate in other Trump-friendly states and regions like West Virginia, another state that has seen teachers strikes. Democrats also won their enthusiasm test in Virginia. A caveat here — Virginia has been trending more and more blue every year, so winning was not a huge surprise. However, Democrats were looking for signs of enthusiasm, and they got them in Virginia. Anecdotally, turnout was up significantly in the state. That’s important especially because Virginia had no governor’s race or US Senate contest on the ballot, presenting both Democrats and Republicans with a unique opportunity to show how strong the party apparatus was."
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Jane Fonda shuts down Abby Huntsman on The View. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/jane-fonda-shuts-down-abby-huntsman-on-the-view "With Meghan McCain sitting out Jane Fonda’s appearance on The View Tuesday morning, Abby Huntsman was both the only conservative and the only millennial co-host left to mix it up with the legendary actor-turned-environmental activist. Fonda had no time for her. The interview started out as a love-fest between Fonda, Joy Behar, and Whoopi Goldberg, who asked their guest what’s like to spend a night in jail for protesting climate change at age 81. “You know, the conditions weren't great for old bones like mine on a metal slab,” Fonda said, “but the saddest part of it was seeing how—because our country doesn't give enough money to resources like social safety nets and mental health institutions—there's so many people in jail, you know, for poverty and racism and mental health issues.” “But is there a way to do it without breaking the law? You think of all the peaceful protests that have led to change,” Huntsman said, implying somehow that Fonda’s protests have been anything but peaceful. “I worry about living in an uncivil society.” " #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Death row bombshell could save inmate, Rodney Reed. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Sign the petition to stop this execution: https://www.freerodneyreed.com/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/11/5/20948639/rodney-reed-execution "Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed later this month, has spent the past two decades on death row for a murder he says he did not commit. Now, a new witness has come forward claiming that it was the victim’s fiancé, a former police officer, who killed the woman, not Reed. The new information has shed light on what many criminal justice advocates say is a case of another black man caught up in a system that was stacked against him. On October 30, Reed’s lawyers and the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization for criminal justice reform, filed an application for clemency with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles following the sworn affidavit of Arthur Snow, who says ex-officer Jimmy Fennell confessed to the murder of Stacy Stites when the two men were in prison together. In addition to Snow’s testimony, several other witnesses have come forward with similar stories around Fennell and his disdain for his fiancé, who he suspected was sleeping with a black man behind his back." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump tanks GOP in 2019 elections. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/2019/11/5/20949741/winners-and-losers-election-night-2019 "Voters all over the country headed to the polls to decide local and state elections. The headline-grabbing contest was Democrat Andy Beshear beating Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in the Kentucky governor’s race — a state President Donald Trump won by a whopping 30 percent in 2016. Some caveats: Bevin was among the most unpopular governors in the country, and other Republican leaders in the state outperformed him on Tuesday. But Beshear’s win was still a big loss for Trump, who campaigned in Kentucky just a day before the election, explicitly tying Bevin’s race to his own reputation. The results also showed that Democrats in Kentucky were fired up — Beshear outperformed the 2015 Democratic gubernatorial candidate in many areas of the state. The other huge story was Virginia’s state legislature elections, where Democrats flipped both the state House and Senate, ensuring a trifecta with Gov. Ralph Northam (D) already in the governor’s mansion. Virginia has been trending blue for years, but the fact that Democrats generated so much enthusiasm in an off-year where state legislature elections were the biggest thing on the ballot means the party is organized and enthusiastic, even for traditionally sleepier races." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 5, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 5, 2019

A rival leaks Richard Spencer’s racist tirade. John Iadarola and Emma Vigeland break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/11/4/20947833/richard-spencer-white-nationalism-audio-milo-alt-right "In audio first put online by right-wing pundit and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on Saturday, white nationalist Richard Spencer can allegedly be heard ranting about Jewish people and mixed-race people. The audio — purportedly from an emergency meeting that took place on August 13, 2017, the day after the far-right “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, disintegrated into violence, resulting in the murder of a counterprotester named Heather Heyer — features Spencer screaming racist and anti-Semitic slurs he has generally avoided using in public in an effort to more politely argue for “the creation of a White Ethno-State.” Spencer is perhaps the most prominent and arguably the most successful of the so-called “alt-right” white nationalist activists attempting to inject overtly racist ideas into mainstream political thought. In fact, Spencer can be credited (alongside Peter Brimelow and Paul Gottfried) with inventing the term “alt-right,” resulting in the magazine Alternative Right in 2010. I emailed Spencer for comment and will update if I hear back." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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White supremacist douses Hispanic father Mahud Villalaz in battery acid. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Donate to Mahud Villalaz here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-my-brother-mahud-victim-of-another-hate-crime Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/domestic-terrorism-white-supremacists-islamist-extremists_n_594c46e4e4b0da2c731a84df "When it comes to domestic terrorism in America, the numbers don’t lie: Far-right extremists are behind far more plots and attacks than Islamist extremists. There were almost twice as many terrorist incidents by right-wing extremists as by Islamist extremists in the U.S. from 2008 to 2016, according to a new report from The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal. Looking at both plots and attacks carried out, the group tracked 201 terrorist incidents on U.S. soil from January 2008 to the end of 2016. The database shows 115 cases by right-wing extremists ― from white supremacists to militias to “sovereign citizens” ― compared to 63 cases by Islamist extremists. Incidents from left-wing extremists, which include ecoterrorists and animal rights militants, were comparatively rare, with 19 incidents." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump’s Paris Accord withdrawal to impact local communities. John Iadarola and Peter Khalil break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: Khalilforcongress.com "The son of Egyptian Coptic Christian immigrants, a graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Law, devoted father and husband, and local small business owner, Peter and his family have called Southwest Washington home for almost a decade. Hailing from a small town, Peter attended Columbia University and then Stanford Law, where he met his wife, Rebecca. After a beautiful wedding in Ocean Park, WA, Peter went to work as a securities lawyer on Wall Street where he witnessed first-hand the corruption that hurt millions of people and threatened our economy. After deciding to raise their family in Southwest Washington, Peter devoted his passion for justice into building a thriving business as a mediator and doing pro bono work helping individuals obtain legal services who could not otherwise afford them. Peter’s commitment to service extends beyond his mediation and arbitration practice; volunteering as a coach for local high school mock trial programs, tutoring underprivileged youth and adults, including ESL programs, and training guide dogs for the visually impaired are all areas of service Peter enjoys." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Ex-Wall Street employee joins progressive fight. John Iadarola and Peter Khalil break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: Khalilforcongress.com "The son of Egyptian Coptic Christian immigrants, a graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Law, devoted father and husband, and local small business owner, Peter and his family have called Southwest Washington home for almost a decade. Hailing from a small town, Peter attended Columbia University and then Stanford Law, where he met his wife, Rebecca. After a beautiful wedding in Ocean Park, WA, Peter went to work as a securities lawyer on Wall Street where he witnessed first-hand the corruption that hurt millions of people and threatened our economy. After deciding to raise their family in Southwest Washington, Peter devoted his passion for justice into building a thriving business as a mediator and doing pro bono work helping individuals obtain legal services who could not otherwise afford them. Peter’s commitment to service extends beyond his mediation and arbitration practice; volunteering as a coach for local high school mock trial programs, tutoring underprivileged youth and adults, including ESL programs, and training guide dogs for the visually impaired are all areas of service Peter enjoys." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Trump’s horrific decision risks civilian lives. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/773474657/u-s-formally-begins-to-leave-the-paris-climate-agreement "The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. The withdrawal will be complete this time next year, after a one-year waiting period has elapsed. "We will continue to work with our global partners to enhance resilience to the impacts of climate change and prepare for and respond to natural disasters," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Monday. Nearly 200 countries signed on to the agreement in 2015 and made national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Each country set its own goals, and many wealthy countries, including the U.S., also agreed to help poorer countries pay for the costs associated with climate change. The U.S. is now the only country to pull out of the pact. "The United States is not cooperating with the rest of the world on dealing with climate change," says Andrew Light, a former climate official in the State Department who helped develop the Paris Agreement." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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November 4, 2019
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The Damage Report: November 4, 2019

Is Bill Maher an anti-vaxxer? John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninashapiro/2019/11/03/bill-maher-supports-vaccine-autism-connection/#4916606f723d "On the November 1, 2019 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he had a conversation with pediatrician Jay Gordon, MD, known for providing troves of high-profile families with personal belief exemptions and medical exemptions to postpone or forego vaccinations for their children. As the tony pockets of Los Angeles county have seen some of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation, coupled with increasingly frequent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), and flu, many have raised concerns about the validity of such exemptions. Bill Maher, known for having his share of skepticism of health care recommendations and physicians (”the people in the white coats,” as he refers to them with a pejorative tone), brings up the point that vaccines may play a role in causing autism. Within hours, the Twitterverse, physicians, and mainstream media outlets dug in their heels on this seemingly endless debate. The idea that it should even be a debate is, well, debatable." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Fox News destroys Kellyanne Conway. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/foxs-chris-wallace-grills-conway-over-trump-withholding-ukraine-aid-isnt-that-the-definition-of-a-quid-pro-quo/ "White House special counselor Kellyanne Conway went on a media tour on Sunday morning, during which, Fox News’ Chris Wallace put her through a tough round of questions about the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. During the broad-range conversation, Wallace noted that Trump and his fellow Republicans have complained about the closed-door interviews being held with the inquiry’s witnesses, but the GOP used to hold a more favorable view of those kinds of hearings during the Benghazi investigation. “Why is it okay for Republicans, when they are in charge, to conduct hearings, depositions, interviews behind closed doors but its unacceptable for Democrats?” Wallace asked. Conway pivoted from the question in order to attack Hillary Clinton, eventually complaining that Trump has had “no due process” and “there is no analogy” between impeachment and any other type of congressional hearing. From there, Wallace turned to the various Trump foreign policy officials who testified that the president engaged in “repeated instances” to withhold military aid and pressure Ukraine into conducting the investigations he wanted." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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Donald Trump and his sons get booed at the UFC Championship. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/ Help build the Home of the Progressives http://tyt.com/JOIN Subscribe to The Damage Report YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedamagereport?sub_confirmation=1 Follow The Damage Report on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDamageReport Read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-host-ed-henry-defends-trumps-ufc-reception-there-clearly-were-a-ton-of-cheers/ "Fox News’ Ed Henry was thoroughly dismissive of the press coverage on President Donald Trump’s less-than-stellar reception at the UFC Championship on Saturday night. Days after Trump was booed while attending World Series Game 5 at Nationals Park, the president drew a lot of jeers again when he appeared to watch the fight at Madison Square Garden. When Fox & Friends covered this, Pete Hegseth reacted by saying Trump “got a big reception. The media can say what they want about it, but this is not a PC crowd right here. This is a crowd that appreciates the brawler style of a brawler president.” When Henry noted the media focus on the booing Trump got, he said “this has become so juvenile. If you actually listen to the audio, there clearly were a ton of cheers. The bottom line: who cares at the end of the day?” Watch above, via Fox News." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TheYoungTurks
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