Thursday, February 25, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

CPAC is slated to begin tonight at 5:45 with a Jewish Prayer Service and will follow with a reception. Then tomorrow starting from 8:30 am on they’ll start presenting their speakers beginning with Florida Governor DiSantis, Senator Mike Lee from Utah giving a speech entitled “Why the Left Hates the Bill of Rights … and We Love It” and just spiraling out of control from there. I’ve invited Peter Montgomery of Right Wing Watch to come on and discuss our time last year at CPAC and what the GOP has planned for the next few days.

Since COVID began, there have been a lot of deaths within nursing homes. From the beginning, there was speculation as to what was going on but as the city became overwhelmed, the deaths in the facilities became a part of what we thought Covid had brought. However, NY Assemblymember Ron Kim, looked deeper into what Governor Cuomo was doing and he discovered a cover-up.  

“I did my job, and the Governor [Cuomo], when that story broke called me for ten minutes berating me and threatening my political career” NY Assemblymember Ron Kim  (D-Queens) spoke about the cover up of covid nursing home deaths on the show today.



“I do believe her 100%” NY Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Queens) addressed the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on the show today.

In the middle of a pandemic, something that really could have helped us was affordable health care.  I’ve invited Jonathan Cohn, author of the book “THE TEN YEAR WAR: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage” to discuss the debate surrounding “Obamacare,” where it stands now and if perhaps, with President Biden, the possibility to win the war for the Affordable Care Act once and for all.  

Earlier today the House voted on and passed the historic Equality Act to provide landmark civil rights protections to LGBT Americans, joining me today to talk all about the bill and the need for the Senate to pass it is Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.

“It’s the ‘QAnonization’ of the Republican Party” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) responded to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-GA) attacks on transgender Americans and the control she has over the Republican Party on the show today.


“We can’t let one or two Democrats who fancy themselves moderates holding things up” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) spoke about passing the Equality Act in the Senate on the show today.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

 As Trump sulks in Mar-a-Lago after his disastrous presidency, he is left contemplating life after the four years he held office that may have fatally wounded his brand. I’ve invited David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post reporter, on to discuss his latest piece in the Post on Trump’s sinking finances, whether he’s going back to being a businessman or if he’s going to have to sell off his properties to stay in politics as head of the Republican Party.  

In the wake of the 2020 Election we have seen a dramatic increase in the threat that Right-Wing extremists pose to our democracy. AG Dana Nessel (D-MI) returns to the show today to talk all about the threat she is seeing in her state and so much more.

As we all look towards Texas, we see mismanagement in the power industry as well as the pervasive GOP lack of leadership in favor of the almighty dollar.  I’ve invited Representative Chris Turner from Texas to the show to talk to us about what's happening there and ways that we can help.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

 The one and only Bevy Smith of Radio Andy joins me on the show today to talk all about her new book Bevelations and so much more!

After historic turnout and increased mail voting in 2020, state lawmakers across the country are pulling in opposite directions by introducing restrictive and expansive voting legislation. In Arizona, the Republican assault on voting rights is ongoing. I’ve invited Arizona House of Representatives Rep. Athena Salman on the show to talk about the voter suppression that is happening there. 


Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, the Supreme Court has denied Trump’s bid to conceal his taxes, Clarence Thomas has a very alarming dissent, and Congress is finally examining the shadow docket. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

While the press has died down surrounding the various College Admission Scandals, Sean Hannity has been engaging in some very interesting behavior regarding his own son’s admission into Wake Forest. I’ve invited Roger Sollenberger from Salon back to discuss Hannity and his odd connection to the Wake Forest Tennis Team.  

Today the US marks a grim milestone with the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topping 500,000 — a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses even as more people are vaccinated. Joining me today to talk all about this devastating news and so much more is Adele M. Stan of The American Prospect and Right Wing Watch.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened - Texas was brought to its knees by a winter storm, Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial has come and gone and we’re waiting for justice and the Supreme Court has rejected Trump’s effort to block his tax returns from the NY AG.  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, February 19, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

While Trump’s 2nd impeachment predictably led to another acquittal, the NAACP and Rep. Thompson is building a case alleging that by attempting to prevent the certification of the election, Trump and Giuliani violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. I’ve invited Elie Mystal, the justice correspondent from The Nation, to discuss this case and so much more! 

Watching Texas from afar has been incredibly disheartening and knowing that it didn’t have to be this way is even worse.  I’ve invited Richard Parker, an award-winning journalist and the author of “Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America” on to the show to discuss what he sees from his vantage point in Texas and how he thinks they can go forward once the ice has melted. 


This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with…..Trump’s acquittal, Texas freezing, Cruz going off to Mexico and President Biden reentering into The Paris Climate Agreement.  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, February 18, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

Political strategist, frequent SiriusXM Progress guest host and host of “State of the States,” Joe Sudbay, returns to the show today to talk all about the latest political news and so much more!

Progressives have discussed the many reasons why the Senate filibuster — which allows any bill to be forced to a 60-vote threshold — must go. I’ve written about why I think it should be abolished as well but I wanted to discuss it with Ian Millhiser to hear how instead of abolishing the filibuster, we can fix the Senate instead.



During the Town Hall on Tuesday, President Biden stated that he would not be in favor of forgiveness for loans of $50,000.  Many voters and progressives are incredibly upset. His refusal is the first stumble that he’s made since he was inaugurated so I’ve asked Kerry Eleveld from Daily Kos to come on and discuss this and how he can go from here.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

With the events of January 6th fresh in our minds, it’s easy to concentrate on this insurrection as a one off.  However, Judd Legum, writer for Popular Information, has been following “People’s Rights,” an extremist group and I’ve asked him to come on the show and tell us about the next insurrection that we could be facing.



From the impeachment trial to Pres. Biden’s approval numbers within the Democratic Party, media critic and journalist Eric Boehlert of PressRun returns to the show today to talk all about how the media covered Trump’s historic second impeachment and so much more.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, Trump was acquitted a second time, the Supreme Court had a “shadow docket” decision and the possible criminal charges for Trump on election fraud. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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