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Kagro in the Morning - August 31, 2016

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David Waldman brings us some not #GunFAIL Florida news for once: Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins her primary, and Angela Corey and Jeff Ashton both lose.

Some rightist is concerned that Hillary Clinton’s anti-Alt-Right speech will somehow strengthen the Alt-Right.

Today Donald Trump hops on his plane with a briefcase full of Trump Tower Grill gift certificates, in hopes of meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump will leave a trail of unpaid bills so he can find his way home.

Trump Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon, who doesn’t live where he votes, moved to where he does not live. Bannon helped people living and working in Biosphere 2 to feel even more trapped.

Former Trump models say that they violated Immigration rules and worked illegally.

Joan McCarter steers the discussion away from creepy jerks to focus upon the rest of the jerk spectrum: Pressure grows in Maine to make somebody do something about Paul LePage. The Freedom Caucus jerks leave the Republican Study jerks, and the Republican House maniacs plot the political ruin of Paul Ryan.

Direct download: August_31_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 30, 2016

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Once the video version of KITM is introduced, you will be able to enjoy David Waldman’s editorial side-eye. Until then you can only imagine:

The National Anthem is the latest hot-take moment, but protesting during it has been a sports tradition for a long, long time. Donald Trump figures there’s room to ship Kaepernick out with the Muslims and the Mexicans.

Greg Dworkin will fight anyone that doesn’t agree the Marvin Gaye cover of the National Anthem is the greatest of all time. But back to Trump, who is chipping away at Hillary’s lead. Greg says whatevs, with the polarized electorate it is still a blowout.

With that writing on the wall, Trump forces move to delegitimize the Clinton presidency, the media, voting, courts, government, etc. Colin Powell’s foundation and Hillary Clinton’s are treated very differently by the media. Donald Trump blames the media for his lies. The AP pimps out its tweets to make money for the side it respects. In an effort at even-handedness, Facebook starts trending fake news. The New York Post is at least more self-honest.

The Clinton Foundation is quite different from the Trump Foundation, on the other hand, the Clinton Foundation works like Washington works all the time.

Race relations are getting worse due to tribalism. An accent, or home town can cause discrimination.

In today’s conspiracy news, along with hacking one side’s computers, and leaking one side’s emails, Russian hackers have been tied to state election systems, if not to rig the election system, then to increase the suspicion of a rigged system. But, even hackers make mistakes.

Did you know that about the time I started doing these summaries, listenership of Kagro in the Morning shot straight up? OK, possibly, maybe a coincidence. Nonetheless, we are all glad you showed up, and remember, if you like the show, tell your friends to tell their friends that they should start listening too!

Direct download: August_30_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:36am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 29, 2016

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David Waldman declares a winner in the 2016 presidential election, just not on the record. In the meantime KITM has some new awful things about Donald Trump, because Donald turns out more awful each day. At least 110 Republican leaders won’t vote for Donald Trump. Here’s when they reached their breaking point. In-between choking and divorcing his wife, Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon complained about Jews. Dr. David Duke is not “Dr. Love”. 

Greg Dworkin reminds us that it ain’t over till it’s over. Or maybe it is over. For the AP, Trump & Clinton will always be neck and neck. Here’s how the AP should have written its Hillary Clinton article. This is why Hillary Clinton doesn’t do press conferences. Here is Hillary Clinton's anger translator.

Like most of the crap Trump pulls, this guy raises a million bucks off of saps in a generally legal fashion. Trump’s own site won't let some cancel recurring donations.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reacts to racism, people react to that. Perhaps he was listening to the National Anthem long mix. Are you racist for noticing racism?

In case you wondered, Donald Trump’s wall will be equipped with the latest in Tunnel technology.

Direct download: August_29_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 26, 2016

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David Waldman concludes this week’s KITM birthday bacchanalia just in time to commence the weekend revelry.

Maine apologizes to the world, the world apologizes to Maine for Paul Dick LePage. LePage doesn’t believe he’s racist, but is quite certain you are an (expletive). 

Greg Dworkin applauds Hillary Clinton’s latest ass-kicking speech, in which she points out that Donald Trump is a racist, supported by bigots, but Republicans don’t have to be Trumpists if they don’t want to be. Will the Republicans remain Trumpers after 2016? Donald Trump doesn’t want to be so Trumpish anymore, angering his Trumpiest voting bloc, betraying Ann Coulter, and quashing his chances of a baby being named Trump Palin.

A Russian mob-linked fan of Trump’s not “being an indebted politician” gives him $5,400 up front, then follows up with a visit for “confidential” reasons. 

Stephen Bannon, the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America, doesn’t really live where he votes from. A thing that his former employer had a thing about. Meanwhile Breitbart moves to France.

An Egyptian Agitator hosts crazy orgy levitating Breitbart-like tent revivals for CPAC at his house, and wants you to picture what they could be like. What will Fox be like without sexual harassment? Donald Trump’s ‘Apprentices’ had to agree to go nude.

Is Putin trying to horn in on the Egypt action?

St. Louis school sees 90% of their students' attendance increase because of washing machines.

Barack Obama makes a land-sea-air grab of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

It’s a Vagenda of Manocide!

Direct download: August_26_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 25, 2016

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David Waldman’s, and Armando’s birthday is today. Mine is tomorrow! Mere coincidence, or perhaps evidence of an almost incomprehensible web of power and influence? Play it safe, donate now on the above buttons and we might look upon you kindly when the time comes.

Greg Dworkin (Whose birthday is not this week. Hmm... ) told us about the 400% increase in EpiPen pricing. One day after his report, EpiPen pricing is discounted!

The AP’s poorly written and researched, clearly misleading story on the Clinton Foundation is being reviewed negatively by many, and feels like an October Surprise, but not much of a scandal. The latest Clinton email scandal is also not a scandal. But now, Donald Trump has a script, and he’s staying on it, although he doesn’t really have any policies, or even a campaign to work with.

David and Armando finish out the show by borrowing Glenn Beck’s chalkboard, and connecting all of the evil, and all of the good dots betwixt Hillary Clinton, The Clinton Foundation, David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!

Direct download: August_25_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 24, 2016

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David Waldman starts out KITM needing to debug his computer, finishes with debugging the family car, and in between:

Senator Joe Manchin’s daughter innovates the price of EpiPens 400%, pats herself on the back with a 600% raise.

Greg Dworkin brings his medical knowledge into the discussion, along with memories of EpiPen’s recently departed market competitor, the Auvi-Q auto-injector. But what about Donald Trump? Nothing is in Trump’s way of releasing his tax returns, no challenge clearing up his stance on immigration, and no problem with his polls, once you are able to see his undercover Trump voters.

Greg looks at the latest polling, indicating new battleground states, and discusses the methodologies and acceptance of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll, and the St. Leo University poll.

Armando pities the nonsensical fool (Greg’s) perceived support, and dissing of, certain polls and the hypocrisy of faux Goo-goos.

Joan McCarter visits to catch us up on House and Senate news. Check out the state-of-the-art  Daily Kos Elections page! Chances of taking the Senate, and maybe even booting Chuck Grassley are at 60%. Joan reports on several fronts of the Republican war on voting.  

With 500 Zika-infected pregnant women in the US, an opportunity to attack Barack Obama arises for Republicans.

Direct download: August_24_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 23, 2016

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David Waldman has some news for you today. Turns out, Donald Trump is pretty much a louse. That is, he’s a small parasitic insect, as well as a contemptible, unpleasant person. Sad!

Donald Trump jacked up his campaign’s Trump Tower rent once somebody else was paying it. Donald Trump sticks with the Trump brand, and Trump profits, throughout his campaign. Corey Lewandowski has his hand out too. The Trump campaign avoids black voters because Trump voters tend to avoid black people.

The Clinton Foundation could be shut down for resembling impropriety, shutting down the good it does as well.

In Texas, the Republican-led state legislature slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, and the maternal mortality rate doubled.

Direct download: August_23_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 22, 2016

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David Waldman, only gone for a week, now comes back to such a different world. Donald Trump, Trumped by nimble navigators, serves up pivot cakes, passes out Play-Doh, and creates a safe space for bigots and racists, who are now free at last from political correctness. John Stoehr has about a hundred questions not being asked about Hillary Clinton.

Greg Dworkin is back too, with news and polls. Why is Donald Trump sticking with a 1980’s style campaign? Trumpism is a politics of loss and revenge, but what do Trumpists really want? A white nationalist media empire? A lifestyle magazine? A golf course? Or just to watch the world burn? Whatever it is, Donald will take a piece of it home.

Aw, a 12 year old Trump, isn’t he cute?

Direct download: August_22_2016_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning "Encore Performance" - August 21, 2015 airing August 19, 2016

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An "encore performance" of our August 21, 2015 episode!

David Waldman shares a recipe for the most phallic possible food-on-a-stick. No, really. Along with thoughtful, in-depth political, constitutional, and polling analysis and discussion. Really.

Greg Dworkin: Donald Trump wins! And wins. And Democrats lose, even if Hillary Clinton wins.

But, that doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton is a loser.

Presidential regrets, they had a few.

Nuclear stuff, climate, are among things scientists smart about.

David examines the long history of and battles to repeal Birthright Citizenship.

Undercover police regularly spy on Black Lives Matter.

Algorithms regularly spy on you.

Woman being attacked by dog, so police taze & shoot her.

Bull penises - not just for humans!

Direct download: August_21_2015_64_2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

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

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An "encore performance" of our August 20, 2015 episode!

David Waldman invites you to check out Deez Nuts, gives advice on how to manage a large endowment, and even examines some very interesting polls with Greg Dworkin: Joe Biden wins!

Greg reminds us that unalienable rights are fragile and could evaporate with the next shuffle of the supreme court. Trump ideas are not new, and have been under the surface for a while. "Certain Loser" lawsuit against the president strengthened by a supreme court decision.

A Republican president won't touch Obamacare.

Steve King'€™s big mouth finally cost him something.  

Are Deez Nuts a real challenge to Donald Trump?

Professor, Author Ian Reifowitz is David's guest and discusses the philosophical and practical reasons of where and when to invest your votes and political support.

How low will Iran Deal opponents go?

Direct download: August_20_2015_64_2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:00am EDT