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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?
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Out d'Coup | Trump's Budget Bomb; Gorka Exposed; Sean Kitchen Gets Fake News Cred; Mahoney in Portland, Oregon!
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Solidarity with PASNAP on Strike - A Father/Daughter message
Out d'Coup | #GodlyHeritage with Rick Saccone; Tuesday with Toomey Arrests; Protests at the Chamber; #DemFail; This Week in Trumplandia; and, more!
Right-Wing Republican Rick Saccone Announces 2018 Senate Bid | Intro by Right-Wing Christian Org President
Thomas Frank Keynote Address at 2017 Keystone Progress Summit
PA State Rep. Chris Rabb Speaks at 2017 Keystone Progress Summit
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The Sit Down | We're Back! Talking with Matt Breidenstein and Ajay Joshi from PhillyProgressives.com
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