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"Ain't No Certainty in Politics." The Reporters' Roundtable- July 12, 2024

7/12/2024
Biden News Conference. "Control Guns Not Girls." Dam Breaking? Plan B-VP Harris? Trump’s Project 2025. GOP National Convention. Trump’s VP Pick. With David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent for 19th News and author of the upcoming book, You Must Stand Up, The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Dobbs America and Jasmine Wright, Political Reporter for NOTUS. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Ironworkers Union. Their motto- "The Sky's the Limit." More information at Ironworkers.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:11

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Catholics for Choice and the Moral Battle for Reproductive Rights.

7/9/2024
Bill’s guest today is Jamie Manson, President of Catholics for Choice, an organization that supports abortion rights and believes that the Catholic Church should give women the freedom to control their own bodies. The organization reflects the fact that the majority of Catholics in the United States support abortion rights, according to a recent Pew study. However, there is little public support for the organization among the Catholic clergy in the US, as they face severe repercussions for questioning the church's teachings. Catholics for Choice emphasizes the importance of reproductive freedom, dignity, conscience, and moral responsibility in their advocacy. They believe that abortion bans disproportionately harm marginalized communities and that abortion is a personal issue that affects many women and families. The organization has support from both Democrats and Republicans, as well as from men and women of various religious backgrounds. They are actively involved in state-level initiatives to protect abortion rights, and they believe that the issue of reproductive freedom will be important in the 2024 presidential election. Catholics for Choice also advocates for the codification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the US Constitution to protect women's rights and equality. They believe that President Biden and Vice President Harris have taken positive steps on the issue, but they encourage them to speak out more boldly in support of abortion rights. The organization is actively involved in supporting pro-abortion initiatives at the state level and faces opposition from well-funded anti-abortion groups. Today Bill highlights the great work of Catholics for Choice. Find out more and look into helping them further their mission at CatholicsForChoice.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:07

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Red States are Laboratories of Autocracy. With Democracy Activist David Pepper

7/2/2024
David Pepper, former chair of the Ohio Democratic Party, discusses the importance of focusing on races beyond the presidential election, such as State House and Senate seats and governorships as well as the U.S. House. He highlights the need for Democrats to compete in every district and emphasizes the threat of Project 2025, a plan by Trump supporters to dismantle the government if Trump is reelected. Pepper also discusses the use of school vouchers to undermine public education and calls for action to protect public schools. He is writing a novel that exposes the dangers of Project 2025 with the aim to make the threat more accessible to voters. You can follow David’s very important work on these and other key issues at DavidPepper.substack.com. Also check out more great information about David’s causes at SaveDemocracy.us. Today's episode is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, more information at UFCW.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:40

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"People saw what they saw. "The Reporters' Roundtable- June 28, 2024

6/28/2024
All about the debate and what might come next with an all-star panel of Lynn Sweet, columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Philip Bump, Washington Post national columnist, author of the How To Read This Chart newsletter and Author of the great book, The Aftermath and Emily Goodin, U.S. political reporter for the DailyMail.com Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:48

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Rick Wilson on How The Lincoln Project is Converting GOP Voters.

6/25/2024
In this episode Bill interviews Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans working to prevent Donald Trump from being re-elected. Wilson discusses the work of the Lincoln Project and their efforts to persuade disaffected Republicans not to vote for Trump. He also talks about the impact of their ads, which fall into three categories: ads that mock and provoke Trump, ads that support Joe Biden, and ads that motivate people to vote. Wilson emphasizes the importance of reaching out to Republican voters and appealing to their values and concerns. He also discusses the upcoming presidential debate and offers advice to Biden on how to handle Trump's attacks. Wilson concludes by expressing optimism about Biden's chances in the election. Today Bill encourages our listeners to support the important work of The Lincoln Project. Go to LincolnProject.US and see what they are up to and donate if you can. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:59

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"The eye rolls, the side-eye." The Reporters' Roundtable-June 21, 2024

6/21/2024
Debate Prep. Bar Set Too Low? Burden on CNN Hosts. Bad Trump Polls. “Convicted Felon” Impact. Big Political Events to Come. Scotus Rulings. Politics of Drafting Women With Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief, White House/politics correspondent at Christian Science Monitor. Host of the Monitor Breakfast, Kirk Bado, Editor of the National Journal Hotline and Jasmine Wright, Reporter. Albritton Journalism Institute, also called NOTUS. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The American Federation of Teachers. More information at AFT.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:50

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The Life and Times of Barbara Walters with Susan Page

6/18/2024
In this episode, Bill interviews Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today and author of two great biographies of Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Bush about her new book "The Rule Breaker" which explores the life and career of TV journalist Barbara Walters. Page discusses why she chose to write about Walters and highlights her achievements as the first female to break into the male-dominated world of national television. They also discuss Walters' relentless drive and her ability to land big interviews, as well as her impact on women in journalism. The episode concludes with a discussion about Walters' personal life and her legacy as both a journalist and a celebrity. You can buy a copy of her book here. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Ironworkers Union. More information at Ironworkers.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:43

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"Weird Sideshow Moments." The Reporters' Roundtable June 14, 2024

6/14/2024
SCOTUS on Abortion. Politics of Abortion Rights. Southern Baptists: No IVF. Trump Rallies GOP Congress. Trump Disses Milwaukee, Site of the RNC. D’s Message Democracy to Their Base. Biden at G7 in Italy. No Pardon for Hunter. Biden vs Bad Economic Vibes. Biden vs Bad Crime Vibes. With Ginger Gibson, Senior Washington Editor for NBC News, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent for 19th News and author of the upcoming book, You Must Stand Up, the Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Dobbs America, NBC News Senior Political Reporter Alex Sietz-Wald, and NBC News White House Reporter Katherine Doyle. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:23

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Donald Trump is a "Psychopath."-Psychologist Dr. Vince Greenwood.

6/11/2024
Dr. Vince Greenwood, a licensed psychologist, is the founder of The Washington Center For Cognitive Therapy in Washington D.C. He is a founding member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He warns that Donald Trump suffers from a psychological condition that makes him dangerous. He explains that Trump meets the criteria for psychopathic personality disorder, which is characterized by traits such as remorselessness, impulsivity, and a drive to dominate. Greenwood conducted his own research and analysis of Trump's behavior and concluded that he exhibits signs of this disorder. He also suggests that Trump may be experiencing mild neurocognitive disorder, citing examples of verbal struggles and changes in speech patterns. Greenwood emphasizes the importance of informing the public about Trump's condition, particularly in the context of the 2024 election. He believes that mental health professionals have an ethical duty to communicate their opinions and provide scientifically rigorous information. His website is DutytoInform.org Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:15

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"A lot of back and forth." The Reporters' Roundtable June 7, 2024

6/7/2024
Battle for Senate Control. GOP Focus on Revenge. “Double Haters” Key. Biden in Normandy. Senate GOP vs Contraception. House GOP vs International Criminal Court. More “Weaponization” Hearings. With Jason Dick, Editor-in-chief at CQ Roll Call, Katherine Tully-McManus, covering Congress for Politico, Jessica Taylor, Senate and Governors Editor for the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Niels Lesniewski, Chief Correspondent at CQ-Roll Call. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the American Federation of Government Employees. More information at AFGE.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:32

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Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Inside the Verdict with Jonathan Alter.

6/4/2024
Jonathan Alter, former columnist for Newsweek and publisher of the Old Goats newsletter, joins Bill to discuss the dramatic ending of Donald Trump's trial and its potential impact on the 2024 election. Alter, who spent every single day inside the courtroom, describes the moment when the foreperson of the jury announced the guilty verdict on all 34 counts, calling it a "nice moment of small D democratic accountability." He also discusses Trump's reaction in the courtroom and speculates on what may happen next, including the possibility of Trump being sentenced to jail. Alter emphasizes the importance of the trial and its implications for the rule of law in the United States. He also discusses the potential impact of the conviction on the 2024 election, noting that while some voters may overlook Trump's felon status, others may see it as a "final gut check" and choose not to vote for him. Alter expresses concern about the Republican Party's embrace of Trump despite his criminal conviction, calling it a "sad and scary moment in American history" and emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:38

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" A nuclear bomb in the courtroom." The Reporters' Roundtable. May 31,2024

5/31/2024
Trump Guilty. Times 34. GOP Closes Ranks. Effect on non-MAGA GOP. Trump: “I’m Innocent.” Down-Ballot Effect? What Should Biden Do? CA Senate Race. Gavin Newsom in the Wings. With Joe Garofoli, Senior Political Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Melanie Mason, Senior Political Reporter at Politico and Marisa Lagos, Political Correspondent for KQED San Francisco, Co-host of the Political Breakdown podcast. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by Iron Workers Union. More information at IronWorkers.org See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:46:21

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The Political Media is Failing Us.

5/28/2024
In this episode, Bill discusses the media's coverage of the 2024 election with media critics Jay Rosen, a Journalism Professor at New York University and Brian Beutler, a long-time journalist and author of the Off-Message newsletter (OffMessage.net) They criticize the media for focusing too much on the horse race and not enough on the potential consequences of a Trump win. They argue that the media should be highlighting the threats to American democracy and the importance of preserving democratic institutions. They also discuss the challenge of covering Trump's lies and the need for journalists to find a balance between calling out his falsehoods and not playing into his strategy. Overall, they call for the media to rise to the seriousness of the moment and provide more informative and responsible coverage of the election. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers’ International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:03

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"This isn't a normal world." The Reporters' Roundtable-May 24, 2024

5/24/2024
Nikki Endorses Trump. Alito Flag Scandal. Voting Rights Fail. Assassinate Trump BS. Trump Trial Political Fallout. Libertarians and Trump. Border Bill Fails Again. With Maya King, New York Times Politics Reporter covering The South, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY and Jeff Dufour, Editor-in-chief at the National Journal. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The American Federation of Teachers. More information at AFT.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:35

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The View from Inside the Courtroom with Jonathan Alter

5/21/2024
Jonathan Alter is a presidential historian and longtime reporter and columnist for Newsweek in its heyday. For the last few weeks, he has been in the actual courtroom with Donald Trump every single day. He and Bill discuss the trial of and the likelihood of Trump being convicted of a felony. The defense has just about wrapped up its case, with Michael Cohen admitting to stealing money from the Trump Organization. The prosecution had to remind the jury that it is Donald Trump who is on trial, not Michael Cohen. The judge also criticized a defense witness for inappropriate behavior in the courtroom. He and Bill discuss the dramatic events that occurred in the courtroom, including the clearing of the courtroom and a frenzied exit by reporters. The trial is not about whether Trump had sex with Stormy Daniels, but rather about campaign finance violations and falsification of business records. The defense is trying to shift the focus onto Cohen, while the prosecution is trying to establish that Trump knew about and approved the illegal payments. The chances of Trump being convicted are discussed. You can read his short daily reports in The New York Times here and the longer reports at his newsletter at OldGoats.substack.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:26:43

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"Regular Rude Squabbling. "The Reporters' Roundtable-May 17, 2024

5/17/2024
Cohen Testifies. MAGA Reps to NY. Speaker Johnson, Too. Veep Race. Debates Are On. Weed Downgraded. Maryland Senate Race. Hearing Chaos. With Katherine Doyle, Reporter for NBC News, Arthur Delaney, Political Reporter at Huff Post and Kirk Bado, Editor of National Journal Hotline. Today Bill highlights the work of the World Central Kitchen and Jose Andres. Feeding people all over the world and now back in Gaza. You can help by going to their website at WCK.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:55

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Strong Warnings on Ukraine, Israel and...Space. with The Washington Post's David Ignatius

5/14/2024
In this episode, Bill interviews David Ignatius, Foreign Policy Columnist for the Washington Post and author of the new novel, "Phantom Orbit." They discuss the current state of the world, focusing on the challenges facing the United States in foreign policy. Ignatius shares his recent experiences in Ukraine and Gaza. The conversation concludes with a discussion of Ignatius' his new novel, "Phantom Orbit” which is centered in the world of satellites and their role in modern warfare and the competition between the United States, China, and Russia for control of space. Ignatius explains the importance of space in military operations and the need for a dedicated Space Force. And says we are behind in today's space race. You can purchase your copy here . Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:26

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"More Bizarre than Usual." The Reporters' Roundtable-May 10, 2024

5/10/2024
Biden’s Big Israel Problem. Stormy vs Trump. Judge Cannon Saves Trump. MTG Fails Bigly. Johnson Echo’s Trump’s Lies. Appliance Freedom! RFK, Jr’s Brain Worm. Kristi Noem’s Dog Disaster. MD Senate Race. With Jason Dick, Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Philip Bump, National Columnist for The Washington Post and author of the book, The Aftermath and the How to Read this Chart Newsletter and Mary Ellen McIntire, Campaign Staff Writer at CQ Roll Call. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The American Federation of Government Employees. More information at AFGE.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:24

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The Truce: Progressives, Centrists, and the Future of the Democratic Party

5/7/2024
Hunter Walker, investigative reporter at Talking Points Memo, discusses his new book, "The Truce: Progressives, Centrists, and the Future of the Democratic Party." The book examines the ongoing struggle within the Democratic Party over its direction, particularly as progressives like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gain momentum. Walker argues that the party is a diverse coalition that relies on young people, union members, and people of color, in contrast to the increasingly extreme right-wing Republican Party. He also explores the challenges facing the Democratic Party in the 2024 elections and the influence of figures like Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi. Walker highlights the need for Democrats to unite and engage young voters and people of color in order to overcome Republican structural advantages and win elections. You can purchase the book here. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:42:07

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"Sounds Dystopian. "The Reporters' Roundtable-May 3, 2024

5/3/2024
Trump Trial. Trump Sleeping. Cohen in the Crosshairs. Trump’s Time Cover. Politics of Campus Protests. RFK, Jr. For Real? Mike Johnson Resurgent. Ted Cruz Attacks MTG. Kristi Noem’s Dog. With Ginger Gibson, Senior Washington Editor for NBC News, Shirish Date, Senior White House Correspondent at Huff Post, Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter for The Daily Mail and Alex Roarty, Politics Reporter at NOTUS Reports. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:57