Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

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CD144: Trump’s War Manufacturers

Defense Secretary General James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been confirmed by the Senate and are now the most powerful influencers of foreign policy in the Trump Administration. In this episode, we examine their worldviews by investigating their pre-Trump Administration experience as corporate titans and hearing critical highlights from their confirmation hearings. Continue reading

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CD133: The Electoral College

In a Presidential Election year when the Big Two Parties have selected widely disliked candidates, is it possible to vote None of the Above into the Presidency? In this episode, by learning how the electoral college works, we explore our options for realistically denying the Presidency to the chosen candidates of the Republican and Democratic Parties.

*This episode has been updated from it’s original version for information accuracy.

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CD131: Bombing Libya

Congress goes on vacation; the Executive Branch escalates a war. In this episode, we look back at the 2011 Libya regime change to understand why we are bombing again in 2016.

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CD130: Netroots Nation

Netroots Nation is an annual political conference where "progressive" politicians, journalists, and activists gather to exchange ideas. In this episode, Jen highlights her experience at Netroots Nation 2016. Included are an update on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other interesting insights into the current state of the Democratic Party's political base.

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CD126: The Presidential Primary

Beware: Opinions ahead! In this special episode, Jen discusses who she will vote for in the June 7th Presidential Primary.

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CD122 European Union Attacks

In the wake of the Brussels bombings, which attacked the heart of the European Union, we examine the history of the European Union and how this terrorist attack may affect its future.

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CD102: The World Trade Organization: COOL?

Do you want to know where your food comes from? Well, Congress is in the process of repealing our Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law because the World Trade Organization says our meat labels are internationally illegal. In this special episode, we take a look at the World Trade Organization: What is it? Where did it come from? How is it possible that it is determining our laws?

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CD060: Fast Track for TPP

This week, a bill was introduced in both the House and the Senate that would hand Congress’ power to negotiate trade deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, over to the President. We also look at the budget agreement to get an idea of what Congress is putting into their last-minute must-sign-by-next-week budget. Finally, thoughts on the golf swing. Continue reading

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CD033: Let’s Deepwater Drill

In this episode, the House of Representatives tries to approve ultra-deepwater drilling in the “Western Gap”: The middle of the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

H.R. 1613: Expand Deepwater Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1613, the “Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act”; it would implement a deal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed with Mexico that permits exploration and drilling in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It also allows oil and gas companies to hide payments to foreign countries. Continue reading