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'Vultures' Descend on Greece; KS SoS Suppressing Thousands of Voters; Trump 'Fired' But Surging: 'BradCast' 7/1/2015 2.7.2015 BradBlog
Greece is the word! On today's BradCast, financial journalist David Dayen joins us to explain the latest news in the Greek fiscal crisis and how austerity measures being forced on them continue to harm the nation even as the Eurozone and IMF move to make things worse, citizens head to ...
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'A More Perfect Union': 'BradCast' 6/26/2015 27.6.2015 BradBlog
Today's landmark SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality was an extraordinary end to an extraordinary week. So, that what I was more than happy to cover on today's BradCast. Rights win again, as the U.S. Supreme Court finally declares marriage equality to be a fundamental right to Americans in all 50 states ...
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'ObamaCare' Upheld (Again); Scalia Embarrasses Himself (Again); And 2014's Last Remaining Election Challenge: 'BradCast' 6/25/2015 26.6.2015 BradBlog
On today's BradCast...The U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision [PDF] in King v. Burwell, a case that would have gutted the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare"). As usual, Justice Scalia, on the losing side once again, displayed his extraordinary hypocrisy in his dissent to a case that was stupid to begin ...
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TRUMP-MENTUM! 25.6.2015 BradBlog
You people scoffed -- scoffed! -- when I suggested (along with Heather Digby Parton) that Donald Trump could end up doing very well among the GOP base in the Republican 2016 primary race for President... Who's scoffing now? He’s dismissed by the political professionals, but there is no denying that the appetite ...
The GOP's New 'Frankenstein's Monster': 'BradCast' 6/16/2015 17.6.2015 BradBlog
As I suggested earlier today, I believe Donald Trump just blew up the 2016 Republican Presidential primary, and maybe even the 2016 general election. All bets are off, now that, as our guest on today's BradCast, Heather 'Digby' Parton of Salon and Digby's Hullabalo explains, the very embodiment of the misbegotten ...
'Citizens United' Ain't the Half of It: 'BradCast' 6/15/2015 16.6.2015 BradBlog
On today's BradCast... Jeb Bush makes it official! (But don't notice his brother!) Who could have guessed he'd run, after spending so many months violating federal campaign finance laws? And Hillary launches her campaign with a rally on Roosevelt Island in NY, promising to support a Constitutional amendment to overturn ...
THIS is What's the Matter With Kansas: 'BradCast' 6/12/2015 13.6.2015 BradBlog
It was a major victory (for now) for progressives in the U.S. House hoping to block the TPP trade agreement favored by Obama and the Republicans. On today's BradCast, we explain what actually happened on Friday. (Since all you'll hear from the MSM is how "Obama suffered a humiliating defeat ...
Letter to the Editor of the Moment: Texas GOP's War on Voting While Female 13.6.2015 BradBlog
As you know, last week, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Texas, calling for expanded early voting in all 50 states and for universal voter registration for all eligible U.S. citizens. During the speech, she also called out some of her potential Republican rivals vying for the GOP's 2016 Presidential ...
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Oversight, Transparency, Journalism and FOIA on Trial in U.S. House: 'BradCast' 6/11/2015 12.6.2015 BradBlog
Lots of breaking news today on The BradCast, including the Cleveland, Ohio court which has now found probable cause to recommend murder charges in the police killing of 12-year old African American Tamir Rice; and, yet another huge security breach at a federal website. (But don't worry, Internet Voting is ...
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Going to Pot and the Dawn of Our New Progressive Age: 'BradCast' 6/5/2015 6.6.2015 BradBlog
You'll be shocked to hear on today's BradCast about the completely predictable blow-back from the GOP after Hillary Clinton displayed the temerity to call for restoring and even expanding voting rights for all American citizens 18 years of age and older. (As we covered in depth on yesterday's BradCast.) Yes, ...
EPA's Fracked Up New Study; Hillary Steps Up on Voting Rights: 'BradCast' 6/4/2015 5.6.2015 BradBlog
Oh, look! NPR says "EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking"! Politico reports "EPA: Fracking's no big threat to water"! And wingnut Washington Times declares "EPA: Fracking does harm drinking water"! But is that what the EPA really said in their new draft assessment of the known effects of ...
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Mitch McConnell's 'Freedom' Failure; Judge Mark Fuller's 'Shame': 'BradCast' 6/2/2015 3.6.2015 BradBlog
The USA Freedom Act passes as a long overdue replacement to the Patriot Act. Mitch McConnell weeps and Rand Paul raises money. That's good. But is it a good bill and will it end mass government surveillance by the NSA? Then, we've finally learned if disgraced U.S. District Judge Mark 'Wife-Beater' ...
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TPP Secrets and Roads to Nowhere: 'BradCast' 5/29/2015 30.5.2015 BradBlog
[I'm on the road today, so this BradCast was taped yesterday, just prior to the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. For some quick thoughts on that, please see this article from last night. More when we return next week, no doubt. - BF] President Obama says the Trans-Pacific ...
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Montana Fights (for the Nation) Against Lifting Campaign Donation Caps: 'BradCast' 5/28/2015 29.5.2015 BradBlog
Nebraska does it again! The majority-GOP state legislature overrides yet another veto by the state's GOP governor to do the right thing yet again, this time to allow the children of immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses. The latest move by Conservative legislators in the state comes on the heels of ...
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Bin Laden's Bookshelf Reportedly Contained Classic Book About Hacking Electronic Elections 28.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
We've long warned about the dangers that electronic voting and tabulation systems pose to our democracy, not just from simple insider attacks and domestic hacking, but also from foreign governments and other, even shadier entities. In 2009, just by way of one of scores (if not hundreds) of examples,  we covered the chilling presentation  given by the CIA's cybersecurity expert Steven Stigall to a panel convened by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) during a field hearing in Orlando, FL. Stigalll warned at the time: "You heard the old adage 'follow the money. I follow the vote. And wherever the vote becomes an electron and touches a computer, that's an opportunity for a malicious actor potentially to...make bad things happen." "For several years," Stigall said, according to the  transcript [WORD] , "I've worked with others in my organization to try and identify foreign threats, emphasis on 'foreign threats,' to important U.S. computer systems. A few years ago it occurred to us that that should ...
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On 'White Fragility' and On Smearing Sanders: 'BradCast' 5/27/2015 28.5.2015 BradBlog
As the corporate media continues to smear and/or ignore and/or marginalize Bernie Sanders' candidacy for the Democratic Presidential nomination, we're happy to play extended excerpts from Tuesday's massive kick-off rally in Burlington, VT on today's BradCast. You're welcome, Politico and "everyday Americans" everywhere! Then, I was joined by journalist and ...
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Oil, Toil, Flooding & Trouble: 'BradCast' 5/26/2015 27.5.2015 BradBlog
Good news and bad today on The BradCast. As is too often the case, mostly bad. We get the good news out of the way early. Namely, the overwhelming approval by voters for a Constitutional amendment for marriage equality in the very Catholic nation of Ireland over the weekend. The mandate ...
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Gov. Don Siegelman's Son on Father's Case; 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf': 'BradCast' 5/22/2015 23.5.2015 BradBlog
We've reported for years about the ease with which foreign entities could hack a computerized US election with little possibility of being discovered. Well, guess what classic book was reportedly found on 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf'? We discuss on today's BradCast! Then, my guest is the imprisoned Gov. Don Siegelman (D-AL)'s son ...
'Bin Laden Bookshelf' Reportedly Contained Classic Book About Hacking Electronic Elections 22.5.2015 BradBlog
We've long warned about the dangers that electronic voting and tabulation systems pose to our democracy, not just from simple insider attacks and domestic hacking, but also from foreign governments and other, even shadier entities. In 2009, just by way of one of scores (if not hundreds) of examples, we covered ...
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Untethered From Reality: 'BradCast' 5/20/2015 21.5.2015 BradBlog
We've been talking about reality here a lot lately, and the difficulty a huge portion of our population has with it. On today's BradCast: Our nation's untethering from reality, as it affects accountability for Iraq War war crimes and torture, the 2016 race, climate change and much more. We can't ...
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