The Bill Press Pod

The Bill Press Pod

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June 17, 2021 49 min

Putin Summit. Biden Temper. Tension on the Hill. Juneteenth National Holliday. Tucker Carlson False False Flag. Supreme Court. Critical Race Theory. With Pema Levy, Reporter at Mother Jones, Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief at National Journal and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. 

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Ironworkers Union. More information at Ironworkers.org.

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Brian Stelter is the host of CNN's Reliable Sources and author of the New York Times Bestseller, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. It's now out in paperback with tons if additional reporting about Fox on election night, the Big Lie and the January 6th Insurrection. What he tells Bill about Fox, the Murdochs, Tucker Carlson and the GOP should scare you. You can order the book here.

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Infrastructure. Filibuster. Manchin. Biden/Europe/Putin. Harris Unforced Error. Trump. With Hunter Walker, Reporter, TheUprising.info, Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for the LA Times and Sudeep Reddy Managing Editor at Politico. 

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Charlie Sykes has a lot to say about today's GOP. None of it good. And he's right. Sykes, a former conservative talk radio host, is an MSNBC contributor and columnist. He founded the news site, TheBulwark.com. Bill highly recommends it.

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Filibuster. Infrastructure. Trump Rallies. Gen. Flynn Promotes Coup. Harris Assigned Voting Rights. Biden in Tulsa. UFO’s. With Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor CQ Roll Call and Jamal Simmons, CBS News Contributor

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Want to know what really went on behind the scenes during the 2020 campaigns to take down Trump? Edward-Isaac Dovere is a staff writer for The Atlantic. His new book is: Battle for the Soul Inside-The Democrats' Campaigns To Defeat Trump. He has covered Democratic politics for 15 years, starting in New York, the Obama White House and then across 29 states during the 2020 election cycle. He got the inside and juicy details.

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January 6th Commission. Trump Grand Jury and Rallies. Gaetz and Greene. Putin/Biden. Bipartisanship on Anything? With Maya King covering national politics at Politico, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY.

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Two criminal investigations in NY. One in Georgia. Lawsuits all over. Can Trump escape accountability one more time? Bill talks to David Fahrenthold, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The Washington Post. Fahrenthold has been on the Trump legal/finance beat since 2016.

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Gaza-Israeli Cease-fire. January 6th Commission Votes. Asian-American Hate Crime Bill Signed. Trumps Legal Problems Get Worse. With Sabrina Siddiqui, White House Reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Political Analyst at CNN, Scott Wong, Senior Staff Writer at The Hill, covering House leadership and Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent at The LA Times. 


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As the GOP is more and more committed to the cult of Donald Trump, a group of prominent “rational” Republicans are asking their party to leave Trump and the Big Lie behind. If not, they threaten to start a third party. One founder of the group is two-term former Northern Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Bill quizzes her on the new group, Liz Cheney’s ouster, Kevin McCarthy and if the party can rid itself of Trumpism.

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The Great Unmasking. Cheney Purged. It's Trump's Party. January 6th Denialism. Trump/Gaetz Indictments Coming? With Leah Askarinam Editor of National Journal Hotline, Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico and Gabe Debenedetti National Correspondent for New York Magazine.

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the frontline workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. More information at UFCW.org.


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Ron Brownstein is one of the most astute political observers working today. From his perch as Senior Political Commentator at CNN and Senior Editor at the Atlantic, he's always ahead of the pack at focusing our attention on the crucial trends that become the big stories of the day. For his new book, Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics, he explores the life and time...

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Liz Cheney Drama. Biden Goes Populist. McConnell Obstructs. California Weird. With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ/Roll Call, Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News, Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at HuffPost, and Maya King, Politics Reporter at Politico.

Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. With 1.3 million members they are on the frontlines in our grocery stores, pharm...

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American political history. Susan Page is the USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and author of Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and The Lessons of Power. (Click on the link to see the book on Amazon.) Bill loved the book and Susan reveals the Nancy Pelosi who may be bad at doing press but is unparalleled at running The House. Oh, and she never forgets. Ever. Nor is she afraid of Pr...

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Biden Speech. GOP's "interesting" reaction. Tim Scott: America not racist. Dems go big now, as mid-terms loom. Rudy in trouble. Census impact. With guest host Jason Dick, Deputy Editor, CQ Roll Call, Host of the Political Theater podcast, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, 19th News, John Bennett, Senior Editor & Covering White House & Biden Administration for the Washington Examiner and Jennifer Bendery, ...

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This is the next big thing for Biden and the Democrats. Bill talks to a White House insider who takes on the GOP criticism of the plan and makes the strong case for passage. That insider is Jared Bernstein, a long-serving top economic advisor to Joe Biden. First, as Chief Economist & Economic Adviser to Vice President Biden and now a Member of The Council of Economic Advisors for President Biden. 

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Chauvin Guilty. Police Reform Coming? Carbon Footprint tied to Infrastructure Bill. John Boehner Gets Salty. With Nikki Schwab, Senior U.S. Political Reporter for the Daily Mail, Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief at National Journal and Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter for The Wall Street Journal. 


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Congressman John Yarmuth (D) KY is chair of the all important House Budget Committee. A very Blue representative from a very Red state, he talks with Bill about the chances for Biden's expansive infrastructure bill. Will the D's stick together? Will R's in Congress get on board? Why we need it all. Plus he has some very strong words for fellow Kentuckian, Mitch McConnell.

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Guns. Putin. Afghanistan. Trump Fading? 2024. Boehner/Cruz. With Chris Lu, Former Obama WH Cabinet Secretary, Pema Levy, Reporter, Mother Jones and Hunter Walker, Reporter, HunterWalker.substack.com

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April 13, 2021 44 min

This first book may very well be the best book on the 2020 campaign. Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won The Presidency by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. Authors of the definitive best-selling book on the 2016 campaign, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, Amy and Jon share the inside story of just how close it was to another Trump victory.

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