‘History Is Watching’: Dan Rather On Stakes Of Trump Impeachment…

Date: November 16, 2019

01) ‘History Is Watching’: Dan Rather On Stakes Of Trump Impeachment

“Legendary journalist Dan Rather joins The Beat on the historic first day of the public Trump impeachment hearings. Rather, who covered Watergate and the Clinton impeachment for CBS News, explains what makes these proceedings different: It’s the first time an impeachment proceeding concerned questions of whether a president sought a foreign power’s involvement in elections, and “very serious military, national security issues.” Aired on 11/13/19.”

Giuliani In BIG Trouble…

Date: November 15, 2019

01) Giuliani In BIG Trouble

“An indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, said he discussed Ukraine with the president at a private dinner for super PAC donors in Washington, according to The Washington Post.

Lev Parnas, who, along with his business partner Igor Fruman, has been indicted in connection with an alleged campaign finance fraud scheme, has told associates that the two told Trump at the 2018 dinner in his Washington hotel that then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was hostile to his interests, the Post reported on Tuesday.


Cenk Uygur announces bid for CA-25 Congressional Seat…

Date: November 15, 2019

01) Cenk Uygur announces bid for CA-25 Congressional Seat

“Ana Kasparian interviews CA-25 congressional candidate Cenk Uygur.


He’s going to fight for you.

Whether it is reporting on politics on his online media company The Young Turks, co-founding Justice Democrats and electing true progressives to office or founding Wolf PAC, an organization dedicated to getting big money out of politics, Cenk Uygur has been committed to rooting out corruption in Washington, ending the influence of big money on our politicians and fighting for policies that improve the lives of every single American. Now he wants to bring that same fight to Congress for the people of California’s 25th district.”

Global Capitalism: The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]…

Date: November 14, 2019

01) Global Capitalism: The Economics of Taxing Wealth [November 2019]

“Global Capitalism: Live Economic Update
The Economics of Taxing Wealth
with Richard D. Wolff
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Topics for the evening:
Current wealth tax proposals by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren
How US already taxes wealth (of some, not others)
How other countries tax wealth
How US enables/allows wealth to escape taxes
Redistributing wealth: pros and cons
In connection with Wolff’s discussion of the main topic above, he will also cover the following issues at the November 13, 2019, event:
The protest movements in Chile, Lebanon and beyond and how they differ from those in Hong Kong
The overdue critique of “libertarian” capitalism

Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
Washington Square, Manhattan
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work and Judson Memorial Church”

GOP Reps. Abandon Trump…

Date: November 13, 2019

01) GOP Reps. Abandon Trump

“GOP representatives run scared, abandoning Trump. John Iadarola and Brooke Thomas break it down on The Damage Report.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who has served in the House of Representatives for nearly three decades, announced his retirement Monday, becoming the 20th House Republican to retire ahead of the 2020 election.

“The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” King, who is 75, wrote in a statement. “There is a season for everything and [my wife] and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren.”

King is an ally of President Donald Trump with his own history of controversial stances, from his support for the Irish Republican Army, to his claim that “80 to 85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists,” to blaming Eric Garner rather than the New York City police officer who killed him for his death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.