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Direct download: February_24_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:48am EST

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SQUIRREL! It’s tough to stay focused with so much flitting about our metaphorical bird feeders on a daily basis... so, listen to David Waldman to differentiate your political dark-eyed juncos from those black-capped chickadees:

Donald Trump is losing his war with the media. He’s not alone. Tom Cotton was spanked in front of cameras. Kellyanne Conway needs to spend more time with her family. Louis Gohmert is hiding from the crossfire. Sebastian Gorka is going down, but with a few fights. It is happening all over the country for Republicans, whether they show up or not.

Greg Dworkin’s hope is that a couple of adults in the administration might pull them together, but that might be tough if the boss remains Trump. Just keep your steps in order: first stop the Trump agenda, then move on to more rewarding endeavours. It is good to see the press doing their jobs, and catching the most effective lies about as quickly as Trump can spew them. It is also a positive that Senators are beginning to notice that cutting Obamacare will cut funding to their states.

All of this is good news for local Democratic parties that are seeing a surge of interest.

A major California secession advocate lives in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is that weird? Did Cambridge Analytica sell Trump BS, or did they sell you “Trump BS”?

Will David remain forever ignorant of the repercussions and implications of Milo Yiannopoulos? He’d rather not! David looks into the lessons that can be learned from Milo and his followers, before they slide back under their rocks.

Direct download: February_23_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:28am EST

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It feels like we’ve just started, but here we are at the KITM hump! David Waldman asks: Remember when Barack Obama did more in 30 days than any President since FDR? After Obama got that out of the way, he went golfing. If Trump was that competent, just think of how bad we’d be screwed by now.

Greg Dworkin rounds up the enablers of Chaos that make things worse for the country. Trump hires generals because he knows it’s not in their pay grade to carry the moral compass. Donald isn’t into morals, feelings, or thinking, he just wants to be enabled. Across the nation people are meeting at townhalls to question and stop the enabling of Trump’s agenda. Greg urges us to prioritize strategies for regaining power before assembling our legislative wish lists. Trump’s supporters still support Trump—So what? Conservatives might have a different set of morals, but they still need to draw the line somewhere. The Trump presidency exists in a White Power bubble, and more people are seeing this lunacy. Sebastian Gorka is one of Trumps trusted loons, and a gunFAILer.

The Judicial branch might be the branch that saves our bacon. The Fourth Circuit comes through by upholding Maryland's Assault Weapons Ban, ruling that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the right to assault weapons.

David takes an in-depth look at the true story of the Comey letter debacle.

Get well soon Joan McCarter!

Direct download: February_22_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:27am EST

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David Waldman was out shopping for a used minivan—he can check with me, I can sell him one that is just incredibly used—but lucky for you KITM puts everyone so far ahead of the information curve that there is slack built in for such outings.

So where were we? Trump's Russia scandal takes an unexpected turn, expected by our regular listeners who remember Felix Sater is Donald’s guy in Russia, an FBI informant, and is connected to the mafia. Of course we know this isn’t Donald P. Trump’s only Russian connection, although some of his connections are turning up as dead ends of late. Trump’s allies have delivered a plan to lift Russian sanctions, by helping to topple the Ukrainian Government.

There was also another horrific attack not happening, this time not in Sweden. Donald was forced to un-fake the news that was accurately reporting it. What do you know... this seems to have a Russian connection also! This chaos and intimidation seems to have the intended result as reporters tip-toe on all reporting now, even on Trump’s weekend golfing. The administration also attempted to chaos up any remaining reality by sending out Pence to reassure half of Europe, and Bannon to reassure the other half.

Jewish community centers got bomb threats, and Jewish graves were trashed, but Ivanka tweets made it out to the fairway, so dad eventually said something. Trump’s first priority was to make his statement from a safe space. Meanwhile, Homeland Security, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, unveil a sweeping plan to deport several million people

Milo Yiannopoulos is awful in many ways, but recently in ways that earned him less money instead of more. Now that Milo upset conservative sensibilities, he’s being noticed, but many were already aware of his presence in that complex pit of awfulness one can find out there if they look. Speaking of underage sex, Alexander Acosta cut a sweetheart plea deal with a billionaire accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls.

Direct download: February_21_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - February 29, 2016 airing February 20, 2017

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For the so-called Presidents Day holiday, it's a throwback to our spare February show, the 2/29/16 episode.

Did Greg Dworkin bring polls? Is this Tuesday Super? South Carolina’s exit polls give an idea of Hillary Clinton’s strengths and strategies for Tuesday, and against Donald Trump. What Hillary Clinton’s massive win among black voters really says. Historically, how does she measure up?

Tough-Guy/Lickspittle Chris Christie goes Trump. Bootlicker Christie gets back in the limelight. Some conservatives do not approve of the Brown-noser Governor’s turn around. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman is ashamed of Ass-kiss Christie. In fact, many think Christie being Trump’s minion is pretty despicable and think this stooge demonstrates everything bad said about the Gop is being proven true. If the GOP lines up behind Trump, it doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously anymore. The Republican Party’s implosion over Donald Trump’s candidacy has arrived. David Frum tweets the cave-in. Some just want to live the lie, and will end up taking the lie all the way to the voting booth. Will that matter in November?

Who knows, maybe some conservatives won’t fall in line behind Trump. Maybe they will come up with a couple super-lame schemes, have those fail, then will fall in line. Maybe they could just win the election, and figure out all of the morals and philosophy later.  

David continues on his series “Meet a Superdelegate”. Today: Jaime Harrison.

Direct download: February_29_2016_64_2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Kagro in the Morning - February 17, 2017
Direct download: February_17_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Kagro in the Morning - February 16, 2017

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You don’t need to invest a fortune to listen in on the latest in political thought… throw us a buck or two a month and David Waldman will talk to you for hours.

Donald Trump hates low life leakers, and the drip, drip, drip is just wearing him down. Good thing America loves him and will come cheer him up this weekend.

Greg Dworkin shares his latest secrets over our secure line: Trump declares war on intelligence. Donald seems a few cartridges short of a full clip, but he might have more ammo than you think. Trump’s new hired gun has big gun dreams. The war on media still rages on even after General Flynn falls, that’s because Michael Flynn does not matter. All of them are either stupid or lying. James Comey seems to have a extra helping of both. Are we on the road to another Watergate? Who the hell told Flynn to call Russia? It's funny 'cause it's treason.

Watch the Anti-Semitic Jewish Russian faction to see how the Administration really is doing. The Russians are sad to see puppets leave so early, yet they have collected a few chips to cash in. We now have refugees fleeing the United States.

How can we fix this? Time to look at the 25th Amendment and study qui tam cases, and always keep it slow.

Obama White House photographer Pete Souza helps us reminisce about… when things weren’t like this. The Trump HandshakeWhat is he thinking? How can we defend ourselves?

More leaks in the sieve: Trump's F-35 calls came with a surprise: a rival CEO was listening in on the call. Leaked emails show Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife was pushing the Travel Ban. Who will be the next one to slip bombshell information to the press? Who knows?

Direct download: February_16_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:35am EST

Kagro in the Morning - February 15, 2017
Direct download: February_15_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:45am EST

Kagro in the Morning - February 14, 2017

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HOLY MOLY!!! How does this guy get a half dozen live video feeds and KITM doesn’t have any? Donate today!

Donald & Shinzo hung out on the terrace talking about Kim the other night surrounded by the wellest of wishers. Spies? NO SPIES! David Waldman has been saying it for a while, but today we all are saying so long to Mike Flynn. The White House and Republicans have put a lot of thought into the Flynn situation.  In fact, so much thought that they really don’t want to think or talk about it anymore, and wish we would all move on… But, it is just so hard to choose who we should move on to. How about Donald Feckless McGahn? Andy Slugger PudzerStephen Brains Miller? It’s like a candy store, or a pizza buffet!

Kellyanne is keeping her job by keeping out of the loop on almost everything. Meanwhile Donald has done almost nothing, except for being inspirational in his personality, performance and his appearance. Want to see the Trump phenomenon played back to you on the big screen? Seek help. There are many more important things to remember, which are more pleasant.


Direct download: February_14_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Kagro in the Morning - February 13, 2017

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David Waldman and KITM stands up for us no matter what the risks might be. Remember to donate to offset the Baios of the the world!

Greg Dworkin wants us to reach out to both elephants and riders, which always carries some vulnerability. We can battle chaos by being indivisible over shared values. You shouldn’t need to compromise your own values to get there, but for maybe 22%, sure, talking could work.

Donald Trump, however, is 100% a loser, which is funny, dangerous, horrifying and a complete emergency. Donald is trying to be a disaster. He left a key to a lock bag out for everyone, he discussed North Korean secrets in front of everyone, and from top down, his team shows they will be of no help. National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is as much of a dumb baby as Trump is. Will people catch on to this quick enough

This is why we need to slow the F down, and get people elected in 2018, so that illegal stuff can be illegal again.

Meanwhile, as hypocrisy flourishes, the exact people that you would not want in charge of anything, profit

Get well soon Arliss Bunny!

Direct download: February_13_2017_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:38am EST