In his third book about Donald Trump, author Michael Wolff reports that Donald Trump made calls to U.S. attorneys in swing states to try to get them to investigate election fraud – Wolff wouldn’t be surprised if there are tapes: “I think that anyone who speaks to Donald […]
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the assimilation of Indigenous students in Indian boarding schools, President Joe Biden’s budget plan, the child tax credit, and the latest reported in books on the […]
Don’t worry, David. Israel is still going to get its money and weapons. By David Frum The Atlantic The GOP’s version of freedom puts greater priority on right-wing cultural folkways than on rights of property and ownership. About the author: David Frum is a staff writer at The […]
By Reis Thebault Washington Post In the waning weeks of Donald Trump’s term, the country’s top military leader repeatedly worried about what the president might do to maintain power after losing reelection, comparing his rhetoric to Adolf Hitler’s during the rise of Nazi Germany and asking confidants whether […]
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinksy analyze the media’s coverage of Michael Avenatti.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Donald Trump’s attack of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Emily Jashinsky discusses the campaign strategies of Blake Masters, who is running for Senate in Arizona.
J.D. Scholten, former Iowa Democratic congressional candidate, discusses his work with rural voters and reacts to Kamala Harris’ comments on their ability to use Xerox.
Krystal and Saagar bring Zaid Jilani on the show to talk about his reporting on how Joe Manchin’s daughter was involved in a company shipping jobs overseas from West Virginia.
Business Insider Eric Trump ‘flipped out’ and yelled at campaign staff on election night after he’d predicted they’d win 322 electoral votes, book says
The Uday of the Trump clan? By Eliza Relman, Business Insider/Yahoo News Eric Trump yelled at campaign data analysts as results came in on election night, a new book says. He had predicted the night before that his father would win with 322 electoral votes, the book says. […]
Ryan Grim weighs in on the Biden Administration’s plans for voting rights legislation.
Emily Jashinsky explains the dangers of conflating voting access with voting rights.
Ryan Grim discusses the contentiousness of the Congressional Progressive Caucus meeting on their antitrust legislation strategy.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky break down the latest infrastructure bill developments.
AOC, the Fraud Squad, and the Injustice Democrats know exactly what they are doing. Having a six figure income, socialized healthcare, and a lifetime pension after 5 years in Congress is a good gig to have.
Phil DeFranco: “as for Caitlyn Jenner, she is as bad a political candidate as she is a driver!”
Ryan Grim breaks down House Dems’ H.R.3 bill and Big Pharma’s fight against it.
Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day’s political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is […]
Emily Jashinsky breaks down how top GOP candidates for the 2024 presidential race are handling Donald Trump.
Now that the digital capitalist revolution has largely attained hegemony within the ruling class and formed an alliance with the security state, the traditional bourgeoise is rapidly coming to see state security agencies as the enemy. Interesting. By Angelo Codevilla, American Greatness Donald Trump became the political vehicle […]
Bernie-“He will never backstab his supporters!” Nina-“She will never backstab her supporters!” History doesn’t repeat but it often rhymes!
The Republicans have never been anything other than the party of the industrial bourgeois plutocrats and the Democrats are now the party of the tech-oligarchs who eclipsing the industrial bourgeoisie as the hegemonic force among the US capitalist class. Krystal and Saagar bring on Jane Coaston to discuss […]
By Peter R. Quinones To say I don’t give a fuck about Democracy/Republicanism/etc. is an understatement, but the fact that so many still do means that to dismiss the concepts out of hand is to bury your head in the sand. More than 70 million people voted for […]
EXT BY CALEB MAUPIN This recent clip from journalist Michael Rotenshtern goes over the history of the Democratic Party of the United States, explaining it to an international audience. The clip is interesting because it acknowledges the complexity of the party in ways rarely done in the United […]
By Marcin Skladanowski, TELOS As the observable processes of social life become more secular in the post-Christian countries of the West, there has been a noticeable attempt to make Russia look like a defender of “traditional Christian values” and emphasize the church’s right to be present in public […]
Kyle Kondik, managing editor for Sabato’s Crystal Ball, discusses the future of one-party dominance in America.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Rep. Ken Buck’s claims that Google interfered in the 2020 U.S. elections.
Krystal and Saagar invite Max Alvarez on the show to discuss what the NYC results mean for the left and more
Saagar details the shady stock trading of Nancy Pelosi and how politicians use their influence to get rich.
Krystal and Saagar show how the Trump lawsuit against big tech is nothing more than a grift
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 51 percent of voters said The New York District Attorney’s indictment of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was politically motivated while 49 percent said they uncovered criminal behavior. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss. This survey was conducted […]
Saagar reviews the most recent failures by Kamala Harris and what it means for her political future.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky discuss the President Biden’s whispering and what it reveals about the media’s coverage of U.S. Presidents.
I suspect it is more of a case of DeSantis being cultivated as a replacement for Trump. It’s clear that the system is trying to eliminate Trump by pressuring him to stay out of politics. Things like the indictment of his company, the arrest of his CFO, and […]
By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO, DANIEL LIPPMAN and EUGENE DANIELS, Politico When Vice President Kamala Harris finally made the decision to visit the Mexico border last week, people inside her own office were blindsided by the news. For days, aides and outside allies had been calling and texting with each […]
The more popular economic leftism (or economic populism) becomes the more the ruling class will attempt to disarm such trends by seeking to coopt, suppress, fragment, or deflect them. Daily Poster founder, David Sirota, shares reporting on the proxy war against Medicare For All.
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to Toyota’s political donations.
The present ruling class unity/totalitarian humanist/neocon-neoliberal-progressive coalition appears to be successful so far in terms of maintaining the explicit or implicit support of a popular majority and establishing an aura of legitimacy. This provides them with a significant level of cover under which to continue purging opponents, beginning […]
‘Nonvoters 2020: Counted Out’ examines reasons 80 million Americans opted out of presidential election
Northwestern Now EVANSTON, Ill. — The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and National Public Radio have partnered to release a national survey of nonvoters Tuesday (Dec. 15) that, despite record high turnout for the November presidential election, found that most nonvoters did not cite impediments […]
In the future, more and more election results will be disputed given the growing partisanship and distrust between the contenders and in the system generally. Ross Barkan returns to Breaking Points to talk with Krystal and Saagar about the chaos in the NYC Mayoral race.
The progressives vs the neoliberals once again. Krystal and Saagar explain why powerful corporate Democrats are fighting to stop Nina Turner from being elected to congress.
Host of Bad Faith podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, breaks down Rep. Jim Clyburn’s endorsement of Shontel Brown for Rep. Marcia Fudge’s congressional seat.
There will be more and more contested elections in the future as politics becomes more contentious, election results become closer, and both sides increasingly resort to trying to rig the game in order to ensure victory for themselves. Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky explain the complications with the […]
By Caitlin Johnstone Americans: healthcare please Biden: Sorry, did you say airstrikes on Iraq and Syria? Americans: no, healthcare Biden: Alright, you drive a hard bargain, but here are your airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. It is journalistic malpractice to parrot US government claims about acts of military […]
The founder of the Guardian Angels is seeking to be the GOP candidate for New York City mayor. This guy has never been anything other than a publicity hound and scam artist. New York City mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa shares his platform and his plan to refund the […]
A pretty good takedown of Republican scamsters.
Can the Libertarian Party (L.P.) become “a major contender that consistently wins elections?” If the organization’s dismal, 50-year track record in winning elections isn’t discouraging enough, now the L.P. is in disarray after its chairman and two members of its national committee resigned in the wake of an […]
I’m sure a lot of folks were hoping.
Team Rising debates whether or not New York prosecutors will pursue tax-related charges against Donald Trump and the Trump administration.
By Jonathan Karl, The Atlantic In the final months of the administration, the doggedly loyal attorney general finally had enough. Donald Trump is a man consumed with grievance against people he believes have betrayed him, but few betrayals have enraged him more than what his attorney general did […]