February 19, 2019
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Hosts: John Iadarola   Guests: Emma Vigeland
Finally! 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.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/02/bernie-sanders-democratic-frontrunner-president/583066/ "He’s a 77-year old socialist who’s abrasive when he’s in a good mood, and who’s still blamed by many Democrats for Hillary Clinton’s losing to Donald Trump. But go ahead, try to argue Bernie Sanders isn’t the frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic race right now. Sanders blew past every other announced candidate’s early fundraising numbers in just the first few hours after making his second presidential run official on Tuesday, and he’s expecting to easily hit the one million sign-ups he asked for as a first show of support for his campaign. For all the more conventional Democrats who greeted the news of his candidacy with sighs, “Oh no!” or “Give me a break,” no one else running could do that. Then there’s where he stands in early polls, behind only Joe Biden. Or the argument Sanders’s own pollster has been making that he will have surprising strength in parts of the country where he connects with many of the same disaffected voters who backed Donald Trump, or were too turned off by what’s become of politics to vote at all in 2016. “Short of Joe Biden entering the race, Sanders on paper starts off with more advantages than anybody else. He’s got the largest list, he’s got the most intense following that has stayed with him since 2016, he has a proven ability to fundraise from his small dollar base,” said Brian Fallon, a Democratic strategist who was the spokesman for Hillary Clinton, leading the public charge against Sanders last time around. “He’s in the exact opposite position that he started off the 2016 campaign in.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Bernie Sanders had his first interview as a 2020 presidential candidate and unveiled his platform. 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.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-2020-running-for-president-announcement-full-transcript-today-2019-02-19/ "Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race. The three-term Independent senator is the 10th candidate to join the most diverse Democratic Party field in U.S. history. That's very different from four years ago, when the 77-year-old Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley were Hillary Clinton's only Democratic challengers. Only on "CBS This Morning," John Dickerson spoke to Sanders about taking another shot at the presidency, and why he believes this campaign will succeed: JOHN DICKERSON: So Senator Sanders, you're gonna run for president? BERNIE SANDERS: I am going to run for president, that's correct. JOHN DICKERSON: What's gonna be different this time? BERNIE SANDERS: We're gonna win. We are gonna also launch what I think is unprecedented-- in modern American history, and that is a grassroots movement, John, which will have at least one million people from every state in this country-- coming together to not only defeat Donald Trump, not only to win the Democratic nomination-- but also to lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country. That's what's different." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Klobuchar impressed no one with her town hall. 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.vox.com/2019/2/19/18230622/amy-klobuchar-cnn-town-hall Amy Klobuchar isn’t here to join the progressive food fight. "Klobuchar, a three-term Minnesota senator who recently announced her bid for the presidency, firmly cleared up where she stands on progressive policy priorities, including Medicare-for-all and free college, during a CNN town hall on Monday. While she said she supports the intentions of several of these proposals, she doesn’t exactly think they’re plausible just yet. “I think it is something that we can look to for the future, but I want to get action now,” she said when asked about Medicare-for-all. As she explained, she sees Medicare-for-all as a “possibility” down the line and thinks pursuing a “public option” could be a more immediate alternative. Klobuchar cited her support for a bill from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) that would enable states to give all residents the ability to buy into Medicaid. Unlike Medicare-for-all, which would guarantee government-run insurance coverage for all Americans, a public option would mean that the government — state governments, under the Schatz bill — offers its own alternative to private insurance. Klobuchar also weighed in on Sen. Bernie Sanders’s popular free college idea." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Roger Stone just threatened the judge in his case on Instagram, and now she is calling for a new hearing. 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://variety.com/2019/politics/news/roger-stone-amy-berman-jackson-1203142592/ "WASHINGTON — U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered a hearing for Thursday to consider whether to modify her limited gag order on Roger Stone, or to even revoke the the conditions of his release, in light of his Instagram post in that featured a photo of her with the symbol of a rifle “crosshairs.” Stone deleted the post on Monday, and his attorneys later filed an apology with the court. “Undersigned counsel, with the attached authority of Roger J. Stone, hereby apologizes to the Court for the improper photograph and comment posted on Instagram today. Mr. Stone recognizes the impropriety and had it removed,” his attorneys wrote to the court. But Jackson on Tuesday asked that Stone’s legal team “show cause as to why the media contact order entered in this case .. and/or his conditions of release should not be modified or revoked in light of the posts on his Instagram account.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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What are Bernie chances of winning the 2020 Democratic Primary? 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.cnn.com/2019/02/19/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-presidential/index.html "(CNN) After months of deliberation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in 2020. It will be Sanders' second consecutive bid for the Democratic nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton in 2016. "I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country," he wrote in an email to supporters following an interview on Vermont Public Radio. Sanders enters the 2020 race as one of the frontrunners -- a remarkable turn for the democratic socialist who, three years ago, was viewed as a protest candidate from the political fringe. Today, Sanders is one of the most popular politicians among Democratic voters and his policy agenda -- a suite of progressive proposals to expand health care, broaden the social safety net and make higher education free -- has been embraced by many of the Democratic party's leading figures." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 18, 2019
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This weekend, Trump went on a rampage against his enemies including Robert Mueller and SNL. 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.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-trump-complains-saturday-night-live-20190217-story.html "It’s another emergency for Donald Trump. The President has once again called for the NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” to be investigated for making fun of him. “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” the President tweeted early Sunday morning. “Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!” Fewer than nine hours prior to the President’s outburst, “SNL” opened with actor Alec Baldwin mocking a rambling Friday press conference in which Trump declared, among other things, that the need for a wall on America’s southern border is an “emergency” despite statistics from his own administration that appear to contradict his claim." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 15, 2019
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Trump wanted Obama impeached for doing what he's doing right now. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich 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.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/15/subvert-constitution-trumps-remarks-obamas-executive-actions-show-hypocrisy-critics-say/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1fb8d3a8d597 "In the days after President Barack Obama unveiled his plans to use executive power to unilaterally change immigration policy, “Fox & Friends” consulted Donald J. Trump for his opinion. The hosts asked, What should the Republicans do about it? Should Obama be impeached? It was November 2014, a month that Trump spent lambasting Obama almost every day on Twitter. Trump was an outspoken critic of Obama’s immigration executive orders, which sought to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation while providing them work permits. And on Fox News, speaking over the phone in a fast-talking, freewheeling monologue, Trump made clear what he thought of a president’s authority to bypass Congress on immigration policy: that it was illegal and, yes, impeachable. Trump said that Obama couldn’t make a deal — and so “now he has to use executive action, and this is a very, very dangerous thing that should be overridden easily by the Supreme Court.” He added: “We’re looking now at a situation that should absolutely not pass muster in terms of constitutionality” and argued that Obama “certainly could be impeached” for it." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Now that Trump's new Attorney General has been confirmed, what does the future of justice in America look like? John Iadarola and "Justice In America" co-host Josie Duffy Rice 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.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/william-barr-was-confirmed-u-s-attorney-general-here-s-n971066 "The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as the next attorney general and successor to Jeff Sessions, who stepped down in November. Now, the pressing question is what the country can expect from its new top law enforcement official: a continuation of Sessions' hard-line stance on immigration and crime, or a new course? The answer is most likely some of both. Barr, who previously served as attorney general under the first President Bush, has embraced positions on immigration and crime that were also backed by Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and U.S. senator from Alabama. But the two men are not identical in their views, said John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government at the conservative Heritage Foundation. He has studied Barr's record and watched his January confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "There was a dogmatic quality to Jeff Sessions' approach, and I think Barr will be more open-minded," Malcolm said." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Trump just admitted that his National Emergency isn't a real emergency. 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.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/donald-trump-national-emergency-declaration-wall "If there is a national emergency at the border, Donald Trump wasn’t in any rush to declare it. The president showed up about 40 minutes late to his planned speech Friday morning in the Rose Garden and immediately began rambling about trade negotiations with China. He proceeded to go on a long tangent about trade, Brexit, Syria, and his plans for a second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, all without the use of a teleprompter. Eventually he got to the point. “I’m going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said. According to White House officials, the declaration will allow Trump to redirect $3.6 billion from the military, $2.5 billion from counter-narcotics programs, and $600 million from the Treasury to build a border wall that Congress refused to fund. Trump appeared resigned to being sued for what both Democrats and Republicans have denounced as an unconstitutional power grab. “We will have a national emergency, and we will then be sued,” he explained, breaking into a strange sing-song voice. “And they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling, and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake, and we’ll win in the Supreme Court just like the ban.” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 14, 2019
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It has been exactly one year since the Parkland shooting. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich 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.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47244098 "A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago is marking the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018. Students and educators across the country are also marking the day with vigils, moments of silence, art projects and other demonstrations. The school mass shooting spurred a renewed effort towards gun control. How is the event being marked? Schools in Broward County - the southern Florida region where 14 students and three school staff members were killed - will operate on a regular schedule, but students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas will hold a "non-academic" day devoted to commemoration and healing. Classes at MSD will end before 14:20 local time, the moment the shooting began a year ago. "Although we mourn from the lives that we've lost through a horrific act of hate and anger, I believe that we must also celebrate the possibilities of what can be through love and support," superintendent Robert Runcie said outside the school on Thursday." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Ex-FBI official testified that the DOJ discussed removing Trump via the 25th Amendment. John Iadarola and Brett Erlich 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/2019/2/14/18224783/trump-60-minutes-andrew-mccabe-fbi-25th-amendment "For the first time, a former top Trump administration official confirmed there were discussions about forcibly removing the president from office — a comment that has started a firestorm in Washington. Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director who was fired last March, told CBS’s 60 Minutes in an interview aired on Thursday that Justice Department officials talked about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump. Those deliberations came in the days following Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. Section 4 of the 25th Amendment of the Constitution states that if the vice president and a majority of Cabinet secretaries decide the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the presidency, they can start a process that could remove him from office. It has never been invoked, and it’s unclear how many Justice Department officials were involved in the discussions. McCabe also admitted he opened an obstruction of justice probe into Trump after Comey’s firing and took steps to ensure it would survive him should he be forced out of the FBI. But that’s not all. CBS correspondent Scott Pelley, who interviewed McCabe, said the former official confirmed that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to wear a wire in meetings with Trump. That’s the first time a senior official, albeit a spurned, former one, has confirmed a September 2018 New York Times report detailing Rosenstein’s suggestion on the record. At the time, Rosenstein denied the allegation, going so far as to say he made the comment in jest." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 13, 2019
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February 12, 2019
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Hosts: John Iadarola   Guests: Ro Khanna
Trump took a swipe at AOC, but she clapped back. 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/2019/02/12/ah-yes-says-ocasio-cortez-trump-after-jab-green-new-deal-man-who-cant-even-read "Responding to a comment President Donald Trump reportedly made to Breitbart News denigrating the Green New Deal resolution she introduced to Congress last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) late Monday night offered no quarter to buffoonery of the president and reminded people on Twitter the president is a person who famous for not reading things and someone who fails to prove basic comprehension of complex (and simple) subjects on a near constant basis. It has been widely reported, as Ocasio-Cortez notes, that Trump dislikes written intelligence briefings and prefers all his briefings from staff and advisors to be submitted in easy-to-read format or provided verbally. Though perhaps a low blow, Trump—despite making claims he's "like, really smart" and a "stable genius" with a "very, very large brain"—is notoriously heckled for not being that bright. As Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman wrote in 2017: "Trump has many serious flaws, including incorrigible dishonesty, rampant narcissism, contempt for women and a fashion sense that makes him think that hairstyle of his is flattering. But nothing compares to his most prominent, crippling and incurable defect: He's dimmer than a 5-watt bulb." Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Where does Amy Klobuchar get her funding from? John Iadarola and Center for Public Integrity's Ashley Balcerzak 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://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/elections/amy-klobuchar-2020-president-campaign-election/ "The self-proclaimed “senator next door” is officially hoping to walk through another door: that of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar — who today announced she’s running for president — is a popular politician in her state of Minnesota, gaining support and cash from both liberals and, to a lesser degree, conservatives. “I will lead from the heart,” Klobuchar told a crowd gathered outside on a snowy afternoon in Minneapolis. “It’s time to take to take back our democracy.” Klobuchar also used her speech to address political money, calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and pledging to “get the ‘dark money‘ out of our politics.” Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 8, 2019
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AOC is playing politics with Speaker Pelosi...and winning. 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.npr.org/2019/02/07/691997301/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-releases-green-new-deal-outline "Whether it's a deadly cold snap or a hole under an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., think they have a start to a solution. Thursday they are introducing a framework defining what they call a "Green New Deal" — what they foresee as a massive policy package that would remake the U.S. economy and, they hope, eliminate all U.S. carbon emissions. That's a really big — potentially impossibly big — undertaking. "Even the solutions that we have considered big and bold are nowhere near the scale of the actual problem that climate change presents to us," Ocasio-Cortez told NPR's Steve Inskeep in an interview that aired Thursday on Morning Edition. She added: "It could be part of a larger solution, but no one has actually scoped out what that larger solution would entail. And so that's really what we're trying to accomplish with the Green New Deal." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testfied about the Mueller investigation. 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/2019/2/8/18216938/matthew-whitaker-attorney-general-mueller-trump-hearing "Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told the House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he had not talked to President Donald Trump about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and that he had not interfered with the probe in any way. The revelations came amid a tense line of questioning between House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Whitaker, a continuation of the drama that had played out in public on Thursday over whether the acting attorney general would show up for the previously scheduled hearing. Nadler first asked whether Whitaker had been briefed on Mueller’s investigation, citing Whitaker’s comments at a January 28 press conference where he said the probe is “close to being completed.” Whitaker conceded that he had been briefed, but refused to say how many times and when. It was one of a few awkward exchanges where Nadler directed questions at Whitaker and Whitaker tried to obfuscate, or responded with his own questions." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 7, 2019
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Now that AOC released the Green New Deal's plan, what's in it? 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.cnn.com/2019/02/07/politics/green-new-deal-details/index.html "New York (CNN)The Green New Deal, which has so far been a campaign catchphrase about solving climate change and inequality in one fell swoop, just got real. Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts are introducing a joint resolution Thursday laying out the main elements of a legislative plan. It describes a 10-year "economic mobilization" that would phase out fossil fuel use and overhaul the nation's infrastructure while building whole new layers into the existing social safety net. The 14-page resolution envisions a shift to 100% renewable and zero-emission energy sources, and calls for the creation of millions of new high-wage jobs to help wipe out poverty. While calling for the elimination of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and construction, the resolution contains no mention of bans or regulation, as other plans have described." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 6, 2019
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The fight for animal rights and free speech earned a key victory. John Iadarola and Matthew Liebman 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.npr.org/2019/01/10/683847157/court-strikes-down-iowas-ag-gag-law-that-blocked-undercover-investigations "A federal judge in Iowa says it's no longer a crime to go undercover at factory farms, slaughterhouses and any other ag-related operations. The 2012 law was a clear violation of the First Amendment, the judge said. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, one of the plaintiffs in the case, called the ruling "a win for free speech and animal protection." "Ag-Gag laws are a pernicious attempt by animal exploitation industries to hide some of the worst forms of animal abuse in the United States," ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells said in a statement. "Today's victory makes it clear that the government cannot protect these industries at the expense of our constitutional rights." "It was never the intent of farmers to infringe on others' constitutional rights," the Iowa Pork Producers Association said, as reported by the Des Moines Register. "We were relying on the courts to help us protect our rights to lawfully conduct our businesses and care for our animals." #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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February 5, 2019
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What should you be watching for in Trump's State of the Union address? 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.npr.org/2019/02/05/691368262/what-to-know-ahead-of-trumps-state-of-the-union-address “President Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. He's expected to deliver a bipartisan message themed around "choosing greatness," while outlining what the White House calls a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Trump's address will begin at 9 p.m. ET. His remarks will be followed by two responses: former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will give the Spanish-language remarks. The tradition of the speech traces back to the Constitution, which calls for the president to "from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union." The televised responses began in 1966. Progress Report: President Trump's Campaign Promises, 2 Years Later But the circumstances around Tuesday night's remarks are unusual. (We'll get to that in a minute.)” #TheDamageReport #JohnIadarola #TYTNetwork
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