Monday, January 14, 2019

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

Robert Cutler was the nation’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (now called National Security Advisor), and the closest confidante in the President’s inner circle. Aside from carrying many of the nation’s secrets, he also kept one of his own—he was gat at a time when McCarthy era policies were targeting gay people. In the summer of 2006, journalist Peter Shinkle first heard that his great-uncle “Bobby” had a secret that could have brought down the Eisenhower presidency. Peter Shinkle, author of Ike’s Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler joins me today to share this story.

Congress is taking action on gun reform this year with a new bill calling for universal background checks. One of the lead sponsors, Rep.Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) introduced the bipartisan bill on the eighth anniversary of the Arizona shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabby Giffords. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the bill, plus the latest on the shutdown, Trump’s Russia ties and more.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—the 24-day shutdown has become the longest in US history, new revelations emerged about Trump's efforts to hide his conversations with Putin, and more entrants into the 2020 presidential candidate field.  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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