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Kagro in the Morning - June 30, 2016

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David Waldman Today on KITM, David cherry-picks the data, so you don’t have to.

Greg Dworkin rounds up a bunch of newsy and pollsy things. Culture Is replacing class as the key political divide in the US as in UK, but the balance is better here. Brexit is finally figured out.

More is discovered about the Istanbul attackersGOP national-security experts are more #ReadyForHer than for him.  

Hillary Clinton wins, Trump loses huge in June. How polling can go wrong. How can Trump punish his non-supporters? Who would want to be the Trump VP? This guy is available—and born in NYC!

Things are more complex than Donald Trump makes them. For instance, steel. Black Lives Matter would like to get more details on Hillary Clinton’s approach to civil rights.

David catches up on Donald Trump’s schemes, scams, grifts, and other flim-flams. Trump promised millions to charity, and after about seven years he has donated about 10 grand. The Trump Institute offered its get-rich schemes with plagiarized lessons. Is the Trump Network a political Ponzi scheme? Clownstick said he was forgiving over $45 million in personal loans he made to his campaign, so quit bugging him for proof.

The Bob McDonnell Supreme Court ruling makes convicting politicians of corruption almost impossible, btw.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 29, 2016

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It’s David Waldman Day on KITM!  It’s also Greg Dworkin Day and Joan McCarter Day! You just can’t pack more interesting stuff into two hours, so be sure to warm up your link finger!

Greg Dworkin rounds up the news, views, pundits, and polls: Hillary Clinton keeps knocking “the steam” out of Donald Trump’s campaign. Trump is countering by attacking Republican economic principles. Trump supporters don’t like free trade, but really aren’t that big of fans of black people or much of anything in between. Donald Trump’s advisor and warm up act has been battling multiculturalism since high school. So, now is a good time for Barack Hussein Obama to hit the campaign trail.

Donald Trump, how does it feel to be losing so badly?

It is hard to find rational solutions for gun violence in the American press, good thing these people speak english. Harvard debunks the old standby of guns for personal defense.

Joan McCarter has a lot to talk about today: Paul Ryan tries poisoned partisanship on the Democrats. Senate Republicans toe the line and blockade Obama JudgesLook out, Sen. Richard Burr, Democrat Deborah Ross is nipping at your heels. Yay, “common sense” prevails in the Supreme Court’s abortion decision.

David looks into a few trending #gunFAIL stories: A 6 year old boy was shot at the Grand

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 28, 2016

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David Waldman, still euphoric from Icelandic victories and yogurt, brings us today’s KITM.

Greg Dworkin brings us more on Brexit. Why the new nationalists are taking over. Will this help Donald Trump? No, it will further demonstrate the superiority of Hillary Clinton’s ideas, as each day’s polling shows. Maybe if Trump followers war whoop harder it might convince voters? What’s wrong with a genetic purity test for political candidates? Experts determine Donald Trump is lying about money. At the moment Clownstick is winning in Texas by single digits. Trump’s chances now rest on bears and meteors. Gop campaigns may have found the bus to throw Donald Trump under.

The Supreme Court makes its biggest decision on abortion in decades. Why did Justice Anthony Kennedy assist in this historic decision?

Armando Armandosplains the Supreme Court abortion access law decision in a three part, one hour conversation with David. Only on KITM will you find this sort of analysis of the history, philosophy, and politics around the decision, as well as a discussion of the institution vs. the individual in America. “Common sense” prevails in the Supreme Court decision. The remarkably unchanging American split on abortion.

On The Media presented a show devoted to bridging the gap over guns in America and how the media can better understand “both sides”,  which was comprehensive in every respect other than the omission of the wealth of data and perspective offered by this show, and David Waldman. Lucky you, as a fan of this show you have the key to understanding it all.

Direct download: June_28_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 27, 2016

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David Waldman returns to KITM today instead of performing jury duty. It’s too hot this time of year anyway, with all of the jurors fanning themselves with their notes and fedoras, and the attorneys sweating through their seersucker suits and all. 

Stay away from Baja too, at least if your realtor is Donald Trump.

Greg Dworkin reports that Donald Trump is having a hard time selling people on anything this month as Sanders backers head to Clinton. Bernie’s supporters start to see themselves as Hillary supporters, and even the campaign chiefs are becoming buddies

Evangelical Christians have faith in Baby Christian Clownstick. What will the conservatives that have a harder time lying to themselves do? Is it time to go Full Curly in Cleveland? Is it now time to pick between Trump and oblivion, or is that a package deal? Some rats refuse to even get on the ship.

Trump’s policies would add $11.5 trillion to the debt. Ends up that Republicans see and treat blacks differently than whites

Brexit shows that kids should vote more. Does Brexit mean it’s time for a realpolitik parsing between liberalism and progressivism? The EU now decides if spanking the UK will hurt the EU more than the UK.

Bernie Sanders backers in Nebraska learn how to not step on their friend’s toes.

If Mia Love skips Cleveland, that might make her VP nomination awkward.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 24, 2016
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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 23, 2016

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The Democrats continue to be revolting, in a quite inspirational fashion. David Waldman believes nothing huge should be expected, but as increments go, these are a nice ones. Paul Ryan allowed no bills and got no breaks. The Gop won’t give in, no matter how hard they lose.

Greg Dworkin calls in to discuss how parties matter, and how they are not the same. John Lewis’ nonviolence training and tradition.

Donald Trump said some crazy, non-sensical, conspiracy theories and lies. If you didn’t catch it, Clownstick’ll be doing it again and again for the next few months because he will not be pivoting anywhere. Trump runs his campaign like a real estate deal.

Obamacare is working, but both sides see an advantage in trashing it.

Hey, remember when the Republicans fought for your freedom to get $3.50 per gallon gas? One way this differs from today’s fight for gun safety is new social media technology. C-SPAN circumvents the House blackout on sit-in coverage.

Want a revolution? Here is a little election with big lessons to teach.

Patrick Murphy, not this one, but this one, is raising red flags, which may lead to a Marco Rubio return, even.

Direct download: June_23_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 22, 2016

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David Waldman announced that KITM was back to its regular, normal, ready-for-prime-time state, and as you’d expect, the live feed went away shortly after. Tap the player above for the full show!

Ivanka Trump promotes a new niche super-PAC for those that don’t like her dad, but really don’t like Hillary Clinton. Is she on Trump payroll? Dump Trump gets a second wind.

Greg Dworkin brings us the polls and the news:

Donald Trump finds that he needs to decide whether to be wacky for his wacko supporters, maybe do that pivot into that “presidential campaign”, or to just go gull the rubes as he always has.  

The super delegate debate rages on, for the next few years probably.

Marco Rubio runs back to Florida’s rescue, in his own special way.

Joan McCarter also notes that little ghoul Rubio has decided to profit from the Orlando Slaughter.  

Republicans run government not so much like a business by coming up with the same Obamacare replacement after 6 years.  

Joan and David discuss the senate votes on gun measures. Susan Collins came up with a “terror gap compromise, at least the NRA waited for her announcement before telling senators not to vote for it. Mitch McConnell wants to protect your Second Amendment rights, to hell with the Fourth. Georgia Rep. John Lewis is leading a sit-in on the House floor today to push Republicans to address gun violence in the legislative chamber.

Today, Trump attempts to dig out of his deep hole with an attack on Clinton.

Guns attract crime to Atlanta Public Schools.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - June 21, 2016
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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - June 18, 2015 airing June 20, 2016

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The Charleston shooting dominates the news today, as we knew it must. Greg Dworkin joins us to discuss it, along with other headlines, including the latest on the pope's encyclical and how the named plaintiff in King v. Burwell has found himself some nice, socialist health insurance. Carly Fiorina's SuperPAC had to change it's name because duh, you're not supposed to have a SuperPAC. Boehner boots whips who voted against the trade rule. A pithy gun cartoon from Rebecca Hendin. Still more nuttiness from the Texas gold bugs.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - June 17, 2015 airing June 17, 2016

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Greg Dworkin rounded up 2016 news on Hillary, Jeb!, and The Donald. The debate wars. How the pope got religion on climate change. TX's crazy-sounding plan for it's own gold reserves. Joan McCarter visits to warn us about the newest Gop plan to derail net neutrality, remind us that the trade fight isn't over, keep us on King v. Burwell watch, and share a laugh about the Gowdy vs. Issa Benghazi spat.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT