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September 17, 2020 46 min

Pandemic. Masks. Waiters. Biden. Woodward. With Niall Stanage, White House Columnist for The Hill; Nikki Schwab, Senior Political Reporter for The Daily Mail and Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital. 

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union, AFL-CIO. The Ironworkers Union. More information at Ironworkers.org


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September 15, 2020 34 min

The Covid lies are not the only thing that's flat-out bonkers in the new Bob Woodward book, Rage. Bill analyzes Trump's words on racism and Black Lives Matter. On his opinions about the military and how he gets along better with dictators. Bill says all Americans should read this book. You can buy it here.

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LI...

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Trump in private on Covid, the Generals, Soldiers. Barr steps in to protect Trump . Again. With Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor, Politico; Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter LA Times; Leah Askarinam, Editor of the National Journal Hotline. 

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the SMART Union, The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. More information at SMART-Union.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. What he tells Bill about Fox and Trump is truly scary. You can order the book here.

This Labor Day week we salute all the unions that support our workers. Solidarity Forever.



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Thugs on planes. Puppets in Dark Shadows. Voting begins. Vaccine by election day? Mini-strokes? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Maya King, Political Reporter at Politico and Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for Buzz Feed News

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org

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This is another in our series, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump based on the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump 37 Psychiatrists And Mental Health Experts Assess a President. The editor of that book is psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee. She is on the faculty of the Yale Medical School and has been a crucial collaborator in our series. Late last month she interviewed clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Trump, Dona...

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September 1, 2020 26 min

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and an early and enthusiastic Sanders supporter, on his support for Biden-Harris, the protests and police violence in Kenosha and which way will Wisconsin go in the presidential race.

Today's Bll Press Pod is sponsored by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, with millions on the front lines in our grocery stores and pharmacies. Many have ...

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The RNC, Kenosha violence, Pro sports take a knee. Debates? Kellyanne Conway. No more stimulus? Jerry Falwell, Jr. With Scott Wong, Senior Staff Writer, The Hill, Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post and Amanda Becker of 19th News.

Todays' Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Fire Fighters, the first union to endorse Joe Biden, More information at IAFF.org

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Up to now, we have been focusing on Donald Trump's mental health. Today we examine what HE has done to OUR mental health. Spoiler Alert: He's had a serious impact on the emotional well-being of millions of us. It's especially bad on anyone who has been in an abusive relationship with a parent, partner or boss. Bill talks to psychotherapist Harper West and clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Panning.

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Biden. Obamas. Harris. The DNC with Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor for Politico, Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter covering the presidential election for the Wall Street Journal and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News.

State-by-state voting information from NBC News here. And The Wall Street Journal here

Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers' International Union of North America. Mo...

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August 20, 2020 11 min

Elizabeth Warren. Gabby Giffords. And then Kamala Harris! Plus Obama. Wow. What a night!

Bonus: my column on the brilliant, powerful and important speeches by Michelle and Barack Obama.

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United Food and Commercial Workers Union President Marc Perrone on the casualties, the end of hazard pay, the dangers of enforcing mask mandates and steps the Union is taking to fill the gaps left by an inadequate Federal Government response.

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August 19, 2020 6 min

Theme of the night: Joe Biden is a Good Man.

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August 18, 2020 7 min

Day one of the DNC is in the books. Bill on how effective it was in advancing the Democrats prospects in November.

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This is the the third in our series on The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump. Produced in association with the authors of the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. Today we explore the mental and emotional deficits that render Trump impaired and unfit for the presidency. And try to answer the question, Why is it that Donald Trump, who thinks only a...

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Harris energizes. Trump caught flat-footed. Biden: Wear a mask! No new stimulus deal. DNC preview. With Chris Lu, fmr. Obama WH Cabinet Secretary, John Bennett, Washington Bureau Chief, The Independent, Lauren Burke writer at Black Press USA and  Nicholas Wu, covering Congress for USA TODAY.

Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the SMART union. More information at SMART-Union.org.

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"The Goldwater Rule" has been used by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to convince mainstream media to suppress the expertise of psychiatrists on Donald Trump's mental state. Bill talks to two psychiatrists who explain the origins of the"Rule, " and how they had tried to modify it in the face of the dangers Trump posed. Now, they say, their expertise is no longer welcome in the mainstream media. Bill&#...

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Economy stalling. GOP resisting new big stimulus. Biden empathetic. Trump pathetic. Harris, Rice, Bass in the Veepstakes. With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor, CQ Roll Call, Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent, Yahoo News, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent, 19th News and Maya King, Politics Reporter, Politico. 

Today’s Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The Teamsters Union.   More information at Teamster.org 

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Pundits have labeled Donald Trump crazy, a toddler, a narcissist. To get beyond the punditry we went to actual mental health professionals for this series of special podcasts based on the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. In conversations with a dozen psychiatrists and psychologists, we explore the pathologies that make Donald Trump the terrible person and worse president he is. Today’s episode features...

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Obama goes in on Trump and the GOP at John Lewis' Homegoing. Trump whines about his plummeting popularity with Covid raging and the economy not. Hosted this week by Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter for The Wall Street Journal with Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor, CQ Roll Call and Jennifer Bendery, Senior Politics Reporter for The Huffington Post. 

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