Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Georgia has been a focal point for elections this year—from voter suppression controversies to going blue for Biden to two upcoming senate runoff elections. Georgia Public Radio political reporter, Stephen Fowler, joins me on the show today to parse the latest from debunking bogus accusations of fraud to the January 5th special elections.

As we take stock of the election, Trump’s last days in office, the future of the pandemic response and Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations, we turn to Daily Beast editor-at-large and co-host of the podcast The New Abnormal, Molly Jong-Fast. She returns to the show to talk all about the aftermath of the election, vaccines, Trump’s kids and more.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first court case decision to the Department of Justice to the Trump administration’s latest attack on the census and redistricting. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

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In the 2020 election, Biden earned a decisive victory, Democrats fell short of expectations in the Senate and House, and state legislatures and redistricting have been transformed for years to come. Political Director of Daily Kos and Publisher of Daily Kos Elections, David Nir, joins me to talk all about the impact of the election on the states and beyond. 

The new Showtime miniseries, The Reagans, reexamines one of the most powerful and polarizing political couples of our time. Award winning documentarian and journalist, Matt Tyrnauer, joins me on the show today to talk about the political and performative life of the former president and first lady.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from closure on the Wisconsin recount to a powerful rebuke to the Trump campaign’s legal challenge in Pennsylvania, to Biden announcing more new staff picks. John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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As we continue to make sense of the election results and the Trump campaign’s failing attempts to overturn the results, we turn to media critic and founder of PressRun: the home of fearless media commentary, Eric Boehlert. He joins me on the show to talk about right-wing media, the press’ failure to call out Trump’s war on democracy and more.

As Trump continues to try to overturn the election amidst a pandemic, we turn to Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo, Heather “Digby”Parton to talk about the latest. She joins me today to discuss the Trump campaign’s desperate lawsuits and recounts, the rocky transition, and more of the latest news. 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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As the Biden administration prepares to come into the White House, the president-elect has been announcing new cabinet appointees and communicating priorities for his first days in office. Host of Global Experience on SiriusXM Progress every Saturday, former White House Senior Director and State Department Senior Advisor, Nayyera Haq, joins me on the show today to talk all about the transition, Biden’s emerging team, and the signals he’s sending to the nation and the globe. 

November has been full of news since the election--from the transition to the new presidential administration to Trump’s continued refusal to concede to the Georgia senate runoffs. Political strategist, frequent SiriusXM Progress guest host and host of “State of the States,” Joe Sudbay, joins me today to talk all about the latest. 

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from Trump’s legal defense’s continued desperate attempts to challenge the vote, to Sen. Graham’s attacks on Georgia’s vote to a federal appeals court blocking bans on LGBTQ "conversion therapy" for minors. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

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In the closing weeks of his administration, Trump has appointed two white nationalists, rewarding them with prestigious posts and opening up the possibility of having them stay on past his presidency. Senior reporter at HuffPost, Christopher Mathias, writes about the far right and joins me on the show today to discuss these appointees and the potential for them to stick around after Trump leaves.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from the Trump campaign’s desperate recount and legal challenge attempts, Biden announcing members of his new cabinet and Georgia senate candidates’ latest moves in the lead-up to the January 5th runoff.  John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

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When Joe Biden gave his acceptance speech, he laid out four transition priorities, including climate change. His victory marks a major moment for progress on environmental issues, as well as a chance to undo some of the damage done by the Trump administration. Co-founder and campaign director at Evergreen Action, Jamal Raad, joins me on the show today to talk all about Biden’s climate priorities and how we can make sure the new administration lives up to them.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the Trump campaign’s desperate attempts to challenge vote counts, Biden preparing for the transition, rising coronavirus cases and more. Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.  

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Last month, the FBI arrested militia men who plotted to storm Michigan’s Capitol Building, take lawmakers hostage and kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to protest stay-at-home orders related to the Coronavirus. New filings reveal that they also had a plan to “stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials.” State Senator Dayna Polehanki has spoken out about the plot and pushed for legislation to ban guns from the State Capitol building. She joins me on the show today to talk the bulletproof vest she keeps under her desk, the Trump campaign’s attempt to challenge Michigan vote count and more.

Trump continues to block a smooth transition of power and is implementing major Department of Defense changes that could impact the US and our allies. Iraq War Veteran and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth (D) joins me on the show today to discuss it all.

As Trump continues to try to overturn the election amidst a pandemic, we turn to Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s HullabalooHeather “Digby”Parton on the latest news. She joins me today to discuss the Trump campaign’s desperate lawsuits and recounts, the rocky transition, and more of the latest news. 

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