News & Politics
Out d’Coup | Trump’s Emergency; Sen. Turtle Fails; Beto 4 Senate?; Amazon Boo Hoos; GOP Student Loan Plan; Fetterman Mary Jane Tour; Block Rants; PASSHE; Free Will; Star Trek; Untold Histories; more
Trump says he will declare a national emergency as we are recording today’s podcast.
Despite earlier warnings to the contrary, Mitch McConnell now seems to be on board with Trump in support of declaring a national emergency. Meanwhile, McConnell is going to force a vote on “Green New Deal” resolution introduced by AOC and Senator Markey. The Turtle thinks he’s playing political hardball, but we think it’s going to blow up in his face.
Beto O’Rourke meets with Schumer to discuss 2020 Senate run. Denver teachers go on strike for the first time in 25 years. After three days they come away with a win. Amazon got its foo foos hurt by community protests and kills HQ2 plans for New York. You get a second chance, Gov. Wolf.
New GOP proposal calls for employers to take student loan payments directly out of employees paychecks. Atmospheric river dumps record rain on California. Fear of mudslides and flooding, given the summer of fire.
Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization tour starts rolling through central Pennsylvania. Hundreds of supporters showed up at the Dauphin and Cumberland Counties stops. House Democratic Labor and Industry Chair Pat Harkins is back on board with Governor Wolf’s minimum wage plan.
Post Gazette editor John Block went on an epically drunken rant in the Gazette’s news Saturday. Block had his young daughter with him as he demanded to get a photo in front of a poster that read “Shame on the Blocks.”
PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testifies at PA budget hearings. He seemed to give a shot across the bow to the faculty union, saying that unless the relationship changes and becomes more collaborative, saving PASSHE is a fool’s errand.
Labor Notes training at Kutztown tomorrow.
Double can release at Free Will this week. Sean can’t shake the sinus blues. Sean was gifted a book on socialist poems from a newsroom vet!
Raging Chicken studios get a remodel. New writers on the horizon?
Out d'Coup | Hurricane Devastation; Trump's New Friends "Chuck and Nancy"; Russian Hackers on FB; Sen. Wagner and LaRouche; PA Budget; DACA; PA Student Power; Space News and More!
Out d'Coup | Hurricane Harvey; Berkeley Clashes; March to Confront White Supremacy; Kamala Joins Bernie; H'Burg Police's New Riot Gear; Wagner Bombs; Alt-Right in PA: Modern Times; and More!
Out d'Coup Extra | Seth Goldstein Interviews Ben Yagoda about Journalists and the Press in the Trump Era
Out d'Coup | Forward from Charlottesville; Refuse Fascism Nov. 4; Trump Still Trump; Sen. Wagner on Nazis; Sen. Martin's Anti-Protest Bill; Alt Right on Campus; the Eclipse; and so much more!
Out d'Coup | INTERVIEW: Dave Levitan on His New Book, "Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science;" Sean Checks in from California
Out d'Coup | Exclusive Interview with Karen Feridun from Berks Gas Truth on Pipelines and Resistance; Sean in CA; Kevin in ADK
Out d'Coup | ACA Repeal Dead?; Bernie Introducing Single-Payer Bill; Millennials Largest Voting Bloc; Fairness Center Carpetbaggers; Barletta's In; Severance Tax; Space News and More!
Out d'Coup Short | Happy Birthday Sean Kitchen
Out d'Coup | Healthcare Destruction Continues; Anthony "Badda Bing" Scaramucci Debuts; a Better Deal?; Trump Bans Trans; Wolf Loves Coal; PASSHE Report; and, more!
Out d'Coup | McConnell's Epic Healthcare Fail; Shocking News from McCain; Sean @ DC Healthcare Protests; PASSHE Chancellor Quits; Metcalfe Whines; Musk AI Warning; Plus Space & Beer News!
Out d'Coup | GOP Senate Health Bill 1.1; Battle for the Net; Police Tear Gas Anti-Fascists in VA; Harrisburg Police and Surveillance; #PABudget mess; PASSHE report; Teleportation; and, Mars Housing
Out d'Coup | Suppressing the Media; G20 Kicks Off; Wolf Says 'NO' to Kobach; #PABudget; H'burg Police Gear Up; Cosplay Patriot Shoots Hisself; Challenger for Smucker; and a Ton of Space News!
Out d'Coup | GOP Senate Ready for Next Health Care Attack; NRA Calls for War?; Antifa new Boogeyman; PA Budget with No Way to Fund; Guns in School; Body Cam Bill; and More!
Out d'Coup | Killing Health Care; Surprise, Ossoff loses; Time for Universal Basic Income?; PA Dems and Plastic Bags; RCP's Intercept Shout Out; Protests, Space News, and More!
Out d'Coup | SPECIAL on Today's Anti-"Right-to-Work" Rally in Harrisburg from McGrath's Pub
Out d'Coup | Fantasy Politics of the Right; Tactics of Resistance; Victim Blaming; Anti-Fascists; Oath Keepers; and, Space News
Out d'Coup | Comey; UK Labor Party Shows Us the Way; CA Closer to Single-Payer; People's Budget; Sen. Regen Tours Big Gas; & more!
Out d'Coup | Trumps Exits Climate Accord; FEMA & NOAA leaderless for Hurricane Season; Fascism on the Rise; March for Truth; PA Budget Rally; Charlie Dent Embraces Gianforte; Philly Beer Week & more!
Out d'Coup | Media Assault Week; Trump Budget; Ben Carson's Poverty Theory; March on Harrisburg; Rep. Daryl "Snowflake" Metcalfe; Space News; and, so much more
Out d'Coup | Quick update from the Left Coast. What a crazy week it has been.
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