Friday, January 20, 2017

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

Earlier today, Donald Trump became the 45th President of The United States, and one thing that can be said about his inauguration was that the crowd was notable smaller than the one that gathered to watch President Obama be sworn in.  But, perhaps the most noticeable absences from the ceremony were the group of Democratic lawmakers who joined Rep. John Lewis of Georgia in boycotting the inauguration.  Joining me today to talk all about his decision to join this group and skip President Trump’s swearing in is Congressman Mark Pocan who represents Wisconsin’s second congressional district.  

This sure has been another crazy week in politics, and it’s about to get a lot interesting what with Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of The United States.  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, January 19, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post as well as the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!


Last week, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions went before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his nomination hearing as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be Attorney General.  The hearing was quite contentious as Sen. Sessions was repeatedly questioned about his past racist comments and commitment to protecting civil and voting rights, and at one point Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey took the extraordinary step of testifying against his Senate colleague.  Joining me today to talk all about Sen. Sessions as our next Attorney General and why combating hate crimes must be a top priority for the Trump Administration, especially at this time when we have witnessed an alarming increase in bias-motivated violence in our country is Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.  


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump claimed that he would go to Washington and “drain the swamp”, but based in on his Cabinet picks it seems he is doing just the opposite which is not going unnoticed by many of his supporters who are now experience regret over their vote.  Joining me today to talk all about these people and “Trump Regrets” is Elise Foley covers politics and immigration, including the intersection of the two, for the Huffington Post


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

This Friday, America will witness the transition of power from one president to the next, when President Barack Obama ends his tenure as Commander-In-Chief and hands the reins over to Donald Trump. And like the forecast for this Friday, things are looking gloomy for the Trump Inauguration with nearly 50 Democratic legislators boycotting after Trump took aim at Representative John Lewis for remarks he made about the Trump Presidency.  One of those Representatives who is participating in the boycott is Congressman Ted Lieu of California, who has said he won’t help in the normalizing of Trump’s behavior.  He returns to the show to talk about the boycott as well as the transition efforts now…  

Today in an op-ed piece for The Advocate, my guest says, “Donald Trump’s Education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, is an antigay, anti-public education ideologue who poses a threat to the institution of public education and the safety of LGBTQ students.”  Needless to say, Betsy DeVos is just yet another controversial pick for this incoming administration.  Joining me to talk about why she would be a danger for children is Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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On Wednesday Night, NBC News reported that they were told by a source within the Justice Department that President Barack Obama has put Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material, on his short list for a possible commutation.  Then on Thursday, Wikileaks announced that its founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the US if President Obama grants Chelsea Manning clemency.  Joining me today to talk all about Chelsea’s case and the calls for her to be pardoned is Nancy Hollander who is lead appellate counsel for Chelsea in the military appellate courts and a partner at the law firm Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. 

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Se. Sessions & Rex Tillerson going through confirmation hearings and the release of the report detailing Russia’s efforts to gather compromising material on President Elect Trump.  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, January 12, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post as well as the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!

For the past two days, Sen. Jeff Sessions has been going through his Senate confirmation hearings before he can assume to post of Attorney General, and while there are many disturbing things about Sen. Sessions such as history of racism one aspect of his past that seems to be being overlooked is his relationship with right-wing extremist David Horowitz and views on the ability of secular people to serve in the Government.  Joining me today to talk all about this very disturbing aspect of Sen. Sessions past and belief system is Jay Michaelson who is a columnist for The Daily Beast and The Forward newspaper. 


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

On Monday, progressive activists released a new video of a counter-sting that has uncovered evidence of right-wing activists trying to sow chaos at Donald Trump’s inaugural ceremony, an effort to portray critics of Trump who march against him as violent fringe figures.  The counter-sting was carried out by The Undercurrent which is sponsored by American Family Voices and the group Americans Take Action, and they managed to surreptitiously record elements of O’Keefe’s network offering huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the inauguration and incite riots.  Joining me today to talk all about the counter-sting is The Undercurrent’s executive producer Lauren Windsor

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the US Intelligence agencies issuing their report on Russian cyber-attacks to Republicans trying to rush Trump’s Cabinet picks through the confirmation process without proper vetting.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

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



Dean Obeidallah, lawyer-turned-political-comedian, writer/commentator, and the host of the Dean Obeidallah show on SiriusXM Insight, channel 121, from 10am-12pm ET. Joins me on the show today to talk all about how he will be hosting all week on SiriusXM Progress as well.

Beginning tomorrow, Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions will face the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearings, with committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) saying that he intended to hold the hearings even before Donald Trump is sworn in Jan. 20, in order to try to get Sen. Sessions promptly confirmed.  However, there is growing movement of people and groups trying to shut down his confirmation on account of his past actions and comments.  Joining me today to talk all about the fight against Sen. Sessions’ confirmation as our next Attorney General is John Nichols the National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

Kathy Gilsinan, a senior editor at The 
Atlantic, where she oversees the Global section, joins me today to talk all about the reports of Russian hacking.



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