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Greg Dworkin recaps the Sebelius appearance on the Hill, the continued debunking of ACA "horror" stories, and the latest polling. We were joined by Joan McCarter, discussing the "can you keep" your crappy insurance flap, the next Senate nominations standoff, NSA snooping (including brain-shattering statements from House Intel chair Mike Rogers), and the Food Stamp Cliff. A Halloween story: Tired of "sexy" everything costumes (including "Sexy Hamburger")? Tired enough to say a website dedicated to better costumes for women and girls should get $10,000+? Hmm. And from Joshua Holland at BillMoyers.com, "The High Cost of Low Taxes."

Direct download: October_31_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

Reminder: CREDO Mobile's special offer for our listeners ends at the end of the month! Greg Dworkin rounds up the latest news on ACA implementation, Kathleen Sebelius' appearance on the Hill, the Virginia elections, and the retreat from the Republican and Tea Party brands continues. Ryan Grim and Jason Linkins at HuffPo offer up "The Definitive Guide to Decoding Washington's Anonymous Sources." Ryan Cooper's "The Filibuster Must Die." Think Progress' "How Sequestration Gets Even Worse Next Year." And the Center for Public Integrity's shocking series on how coal giants use their high-powered lawyers and in-house medical "experts" to keep killing their miners with black lung.

Direct download: October_30_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

Greg Dworkin rounds up the day's ACA implementation news, and today that centers on questions of whether premiums are headed up or down. And where you stand on the ACA at large has a lot to do with how you'll describe what's happening. Especially if you're Suzanne Somers. And a reminder of the state of the upcoming elections in Virginia. The hot ACA debate of the day is over the meaning of the President's promise that "if you like your insurance, you can keep it." What does it mean to say you "like your insurance?" Does anyone really like it? Or do they just dislike change even more? And if you do like it, it's probably just because the CEO of your carrier hasn't figured out a way to make you pay more for it without making you hate it enough to switch. Next, "Chris Christie: America's most overrated governor." And Think Progress says the House is prepared to pass a Citigroup-written law "gutting a Dodd-Frank financial reform provision that forced federally-insured banks to cease trading in derivatives."

Direct download: October_29_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Greg Dworkin sets the theme for the morning. And basically, it's this: political science says most political arguments aren't working. An update on the ACA website issues. And a tour of the weekend's most interesting long reads: Keller/Greenwald, and Posner. The NSA turns out, probably to no one's genuine surprise, is monitoring pretty much everybody in the world. Lindsey Graham threatens to block all appointments in the Senate, because Benghazi. Your Gang of 14, ladies and gentlemen. And just as a vote on the general counself for the NLRB comes up, too. Meanwhile, the House insists it wants to hold a vote disapproving of the debt ceiling hike. So, do you think this is a healthy time to be discussing the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius from HHS? The Hill reminds us of the existence of the "Food Stamp Cliff." Why is it a cliff? What's going to happen? And what does it tell us about the basic nature of the Republicans we're dealing with today? Well, pretty much the same thing that Brian Beutler (and Digby) said. Armando weighs in on the basic illogic of it all, plus the insanity of the attempted Benghazi revival.

Direct download: October_28_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Brought to you once again by CREDO Mobile! Greg Dworkin wraps up the week in healthcare.gov freak-outs, and suggests that maybe we're coming to the end of the effective life of that issue. But despite that, expect more partisan heckling. Meanwhile, WaPo-ABC polling data shows Gop favorability cratering among key demographics. We discuss the Michael Hayden/Tom Matzzie Amtrak encounter. How Fox News set up a fellow reporter for attacks (because fair & balanced). Follow-up on the question of whether the Koch brothers did or didn't bankroll the shutdown strategy. Christine O'Donnell elbows her way back into the news (and let's face it, I let her). Let her example be a lesson to campaing-in-a-box-ers. Revisiting the complex issue of prison privatization, via a HuffPost investigation of privatized juvenile facilities.

Direct download: October_25_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Greg Dworkin recaps the ACA website news, including Norm Ornstein's latest on where the buck ultimately stops, and his predictions about how the traditional media are likely to cover the continuing story. Also: Chris Christie's weakness in the 2016 contest. A reminder that the water resources authorization bill under consideration in the House this week is the proper place for that Kentucky dam project to have been handled. Why did they rush it through in the CR to reopen the government when the proper bill was moving the next week? Jon Perr's "How Democrats helped Republicans save BushCare." Ari Berman's coverage of how the Texas voter ID law is discriminating against women! A conversation with CREDO political director Becky Bond, about how CREDO works, what moves them to action, and what they're up to right now. Alex Pareene takes a shot at the JPMorgan Chase settlement. And just to expand horizons a bit, a critique of Jeremy Paxman's interview with Russell Brand  on the UK's Newsnight program.

Direct download: October_24_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Greg Dworkin recaps post-shutdown polling. There's still more confirming the disastrous results for Republicans, and they're so bad, it's starting to bring the future of party control of the House into question. Only Clive Crook hasn't heard the news yet, apparently. And Tea Party supporters simply refuse to hear it. Also: a rare cookie for Ron Fournier, and the firings at AP over the story-that-wasn't-about-Terry McAuliffe. The extraordinary derpitude of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC). We closely parse her terrible dodges on health care, but remember, she's had a terrible month, scoring brain-shattering hits on shutdown derp & even gun safety derp, as well. Which reminds me, people are still accidentally shooting themselves. A lot. And if there's a way to top GunFAIL, it's gotta be NukeFAIL. Finally, we check in with loyal overseas listener GideonAB, whose eye has been on the role of HHS Sec. Sebelius in the healthcare.gov launch, and on continued pressure to bring punishment down on Edward Snowden.

Direct download: October_23_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

Greg Dworkin updates us on the latest polling buzz: CNN's survey basically showing that everybody thinks it's a bad idea for Republicans to be in control of the House. There's actually much more to it, of course. And Greg breaks it down. Plus, a reminder that the ACA website problems will be much in the news today. Conservative blind squirrel: "Tea Party needs to recognize that it's playing with live ammo." Random notes: Max Blumenthal's tweet on Adolph Reed's observation about an early-career Barack Obama; the Sunday NY Daily News' surprising (maybe) take on the JPMorgan Chase settlement news, and; the Star-Ledger's incoherent endorsement of Chris Christie, right alongside their questions about his politicization of the state's judicial system. Finally, a look at the decision to include a conference on the FY2014 budget in the agreement ending the shutdown. How does voting in conference work? And why have a conference at all? Is it to try to give a platform to Grand Bargain talks?

Direct download: October_21_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Another show brought to you by our fine friends at CREDO Mobile! Greg Dworkin rounds up the CW from the shutdown fallout, analysis pointing the finger at Gop "moderates," as opposed to the Tea Party, "The Truthiness of Rand Paul," the Gop donor class versus Tea Party, Virginia's bluing trend, and continuing ACA website woes. The political dynamics of earmarks and "pork." Is the Republican ban on earmarks in the House undermining leadership control? And speaking of earmarks, we dig a little deeper into that mysterious provision of the CR dealing with the dam project on the Illinois/Kentucky border. Conflicting stories, here! Plus, a guided tour of how to figure out the intentionally obscure methodologies used in earmarking. This, by the way, is the second "flavor" of transparency, without which simple data transparency is really useless. Also, Kevin Drum's "The Conservative Fundraising Racket, Part 674." And, witnessing the birth of a conservative Twitter freakout!

Direct download: October_18_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Begin the countdown to the next shutdown! This one is over, and Greg Dworkin helps us wrap up the politics, including the vote count, the emergence of "big whoop" journalism from the what had been the "both sides" camp, and the real meaning of the "why won't Obama lead?" code: it really means, "why haven't you cut entitlements?" Unscathed in all the drama: the conservative article of faith which states that they only lose because they're not conservative enough. More Gop fault lines: Grover Norquist claims to be mad at defunders. Recapping the elements of the deal. How you paid for Ted Cruz's $24 billion mailing list. And just how did that number get decided on, anyway? The Atlantic names "32 Republicans Who Caused the Government Shutdown." What Cruz's fake filibuster should have taught us about predicting yesterday's cave. That reinsurance fee, explained. Interesting Tea Party insight from the New York Review of Books, of all places. And finally, a frightening and abusive FBI practice comes to light. Targeting American Muslims, of course.

Direct download: October_17_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

Direct download: October_16_2013_64_take_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all th ecattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding story of GunFAIL unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head!

Direct download: October_16_2013_64_take_2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all th ecattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding story of GunFAIL unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head!

Direct download: October_16_2013_64_take_2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all the cattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding GunFAIL story unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head.

Direct download: October_16_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all the cattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding GunFAIL story unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head.

Direct download: October_16_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all the cattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding GunFAIL story unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head.

Direct download: October_16_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

Looks like we're coming to the end of this round of the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis. Greg Dworkin helps us catch up on the latest developments, predict the day's events, and explain the most likely procedural path leading to the endgame. Joan McCarter offers her take on the morning's drama, and clears up questions around the medical device tax, the reinsurance fee, income verification, etc. We tour some of the off-year election action in Virginia and New Jersey, the continuing ACA web site problems, some of the finer procedural points (including one from the filibuster reform fights) woven into the shutdown crisis, and just because it's important and we haven't mentioned it: the gigantic, freak blizzard that killed all the cattle in South Dakota. In non-shutdown news: Daily Kos joins in the fundraising fight in the Virginia state legislative races. Plus, a story you'll want to take with you to Thanksgiving dinner, to deflate any Teabagger talk about the so-called "special deal": the Office of the Attending Physician. And finally, another astounding GunFAIL story unfolds in court: the police firearms trainer with an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun... even after he accidentally shot a recruit in the head.

Direct download: October_16_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Still in shutdown, but inching towards a place where a rejectable compromise is proposed! And the gun wackos have decided to move their "Guns Save Lives Day" to 12/15. Because sensitive! Greg Dworkin explores the NBC/Esquire poll on "the new American center" (whatever that is), Bruce Bartlett's article recounting the history of the 14th amendment and the modern conservatives' goal of triggering default. Rounding up some of the procedural developments, we run down the list of the seven Democrats who actually voted for that Republican rule that handed over to Eric Cantor the sole power to bring the Senate's clean CR to the floor. And, since Republicans are still considering this, Matt Yglesias' take down of the Vitter amendment. More observations on Bruce McF's premium bonds idea. An entertaining musical interlude from Lauren Mayer. WaPo: "How the Tea Party broke the Constitution." Jonathan Chait's "Senators Near Deal on GOP Surrender." Then, yet another good point from Bruce McF (it's his week, I guess!), this time connecting Republican "fungibility" theory with labor boycotts. Interesting!

Direct download: October_15_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Our second Monday in shutdown, and just a few days until the Treasury's "X Date" for default. First, a quick GunFAIL story from the termination hearing of Gilberton, PA gun nut police chief Mark Kessler: one of the Totally Awesome Tactical Ninja Patriots who showed up to stand behind him looking menacing with his guns actually turned out to be a Butterfingered Moron, and dropped his gun on the floor with a loud crash right in the middle of the proceedings. And Kessler's lawyer called for a suspension of the hearing until they could reconvene in safety somewhere else. Greg Dworkin brought us up to speed on the current state of play on the shutdown and debt ceiling, including the observation that the Tea Party is best understood as just the modern incarnation of the John Birch Society. Recapping the weekend's "protests," we realize once again that right wing protesters are treated with kid gloves, while left wing protesters get pepper sprayed and beaten. Next, we read Bruce McF's diaries outlining an interesting alternative to "The Coin," premium bonds that bring in cash for government operations without adding to the debt ceiling totals. Magic? No! It's the law. Then, the outrageous and entirely tone-deaf gun nut ploy to hijack the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Perhaps the most disgusting thing you'll ever see in real life politics. Finally, an explanation of how Republicans altered the standing House Rules to give Eric Cantor the sole power to block Senate proposals for clean CRs from the floor, plus how they're now moving to pull the rug out from under the Democratic discharge petition.

Direct download: October_14_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

Welcome to October, brought to you by CREDO Mobile, our newest sponsor! Greg Dworkin reviews the devastating NBC/WSJ shutdown polling, the strongest evidence yet of the destruction of the Republican brand, and recaps the state of play. Does brand implosion threaten their control of the House? Ruin chances of winning the Senate? Then comedian, cartoonist, and radio personality Matt Filipowicz joins us to chime in on the day's news, and tells us about his latest project: his MST3K style “live-riffing” of Atlas Shrugged Part One! We finish out the week with a peek in on the 1% of the 1% (including an actual person named "Muffy") as they hold a whine & cheese send-off for Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend; The Hill's coverage of a little-noticed additional Republican demand regarding Obamacare; how Crazy Ted Yoho bullshits his constituents about his position on paying furloughed federal workers, and; a Seattle #GunFAIL case's outcome is much better than those from SC and MD yesterday.

Direct download: October_11_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

The shutdown continues, with perhaps some indications of movement on the Republican side on the debt ceiling. Greg Dworkin updates us on the crazy AP story that wasn't about Terry McAuliffe, and the state of that VA-GOV race. On the shutdown/debt ceiling front, Republicans are getting serious backlash from their constituents. Ted Cruz commissioned his own poll, found the same thing everyone else has found, and somehow divined a win. Republicans fracture between those trying to pivot away from Obamacare as the focus and those who remain dug in. Then, two surprising stories of court outcomes in #GunFAIL cases. From South Carolina, the "stand your ground" defense succeeds (for now, anyway) for a man who says he was shooting at a threatening gang of teens, but instead killed an innocent bystander. And from Maryland, a not guilty verdict in the bench trial of a man who decided to use live shotgun ammo as part of his costume in a Halloween event, and ended up shooting a 16-year-old kid. Finally, more on the right wing coordination on the shutdown fight. David Weigel in Slate argues that the Kochs have less to do with it than other stories have alleged. And Lee Fang in The Nation says there are bigger and badder gangs driving things.

Direct download: October_10_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

Still in shutdown. And worse, the "default might be awesome" infection is spreading. Yohopublicanism is the new hotness! Greg Dworkin joins us in rolling our eyes at the craziness, but he brings AP-GfK and Gallup data, so he's allowed. Random intermission note: local gun shops are closing for lack of ammunition inventory. Next up: Joan McCarter joins us to round up the day's news and Daily Kos front page coverage to come. Default truthers, "debt prioritization," the possibility of going "nuclear" over a debt ceiling filibuster, Paul Ryan tries to pivot Republicans to entitlement and tax code reforms, discharge petition rules, the status of the private House and Senate gyms, the nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Fed, and the gigantic, melting NSA data center. We finished up with Josh Eidelson's Salon story describing what amounts to a human trafficking scam that's the modern day version of the old coal mining company towns that gamed the system to keep workers trapped in indentured servitude. Yay, modernity!

Direct download: October_9_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

First Monday of the shutdown. The weekend chatter was about the NYT's coverage of the long-standing right wing planning and coordination leading up to this point. Well, that and just how batty Justice Scalia reveals himself to be. So, congratulations! Greg Dworkin rounded up shutdown and default punditry, the continuing epidemic of false equivalence, crazy right wing shutdown rumors that people actually believed, and more. We also examine the wonkish writing on discharge petitions, some discharge reform history, and some discharge voting dynamics, just for "fun." Next, a read through the NYT's "A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning." And while we're on the Koch subject, Frederick Clarkson's summary of Mark Ames's "Charles Koch's Brain Shuts Down the Holocaust," plus some excerpts from Ames' original. Scary!

Direct download: October_7_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

Greg Dworkin joins us for an extended segment diving into the Democracy Corps report, "Inside the GOP: Report on focus groups with evangelical, Tea Party and moderate Republicans." Oh. Em. Gee. Welcome to the Republican Matrix. That takes us right into a roundup of shutdown coverage, predictions for the endgame, and analysis of the fallout. CBS Radio White House Reporter Mark Knoller kicked up some dust today with his comments on the debt ceiling, and Armando calls in to clarify the issues. We watch in horror as Chuck Todd grills Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) over his spin on the blown Grassley amendment to the ACA, and how it was resurrected during the shutdown fight. Even a decent effort at pushback can't undo all the nonsense and talking point regurgitation.

Direct download: October_4_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

Day Three of the Republican shutdown. The crazy-pants quote from back-bencher Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) tops the day's narrative. Greg Dworkin fills in all the background to make what "sense" can be made of saying, "We're not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." With an unexpected assist from Robert Costa's insider coverage at NRO, we explain the state of play, the parliamentary maneuvering, and the crumbling road ahead (because paving is socialism). We're joined by Daily Kos Featured Writer Ian Reifowitz to talk about the role extreme Gerrymandering plays in driving crises like this. And as seems to happen every time, our discussion ends up leading us to connections between seemingly far-flung issues of policy, governance and society that reveal key differences between liberals and... whatever it is that "conservatives" have become.

Direct download: October_3_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Day Two of the Republcian Shutdown. Greg Dworkin rounds up Dana Perino's nativist nonsense, the collapse of institutional Gop leadership, shutdown polling, online ACA sign-ups, and more. Joan McCarter joined us for discussion of procedural developments in Congress and the scramble to come up with mini-bills to re-open bits and pieces of the government that make good press copy. And that means in-depth explanations of the "suspension of the rules" procedure, motions to recommit, and discharge petitions. Woohoo! We also discuss gerrymandering, the importance of state and local elections and party-building, and how even a "clean" CR enshrines sequestration. Lastly, Charles Pierce's "The Reign of Morons Is Here."

Direct download: October_2_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

Republicans kept us off the live stream this morning. Somehow. Right? I mean, why not just say so? But we went right ahead and discussed the now-realized government shutdown. Greg Dworkin helped round up the headlines, the polls, the stories outlining the role of the Gop civil war in provoking the latest crisis, and how the ACA's exchanges are marching forward regardless, just as everyone knew they would. Of course, we also had a generous helping of "both sides are equally to blame" thinking to deal with. Hungry for a detailed explanation of the House's 11th hour appeal for a conference and why it was ridiculous from the get-go? We've got you covered! Key point to remember: Ted Cruz objects to conference committees on "principle." And by the way, Ted Cruz's dad is nuts. "The House GOP's Legislative Strike." Georgia's ALEC front man, Sen. Don Balfour, gets himself indicted. "CR Blues: Constant Brinkmanship Brings Fatigue."

Direct download: October_1_2013_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

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