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Finally a new episode of Intercepted

2018-09-12 15:12 #0 by: Evelina

The hosts of the podcast at The Intercept took a long vacation, but they finally uploaded a new episode today! 

"TEAM TRUMP SAYS the president can’t be indicted, and he’s indicated he may use the power of the pardon to launder the crimes of his associates. This week on Intercepted: Constitutional law professor Zephyr Teachout is running to be the New York attorney general and she has vowed to put Trump and his organization in her legal sights if she wins. She talks about why she believes Trump may have violated the emoluments clause, the foreign money he has received since becoming president, and her plan to undermine his potential pardons. Socialist academic Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about socialism, capitalism, and what real resistance looks like in Trump’s America. On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the longest continuous U.S. war in history continues in Afghanistan. Rep. Barbara Lee tells the story of her historic lone vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force and the harassment and death threats she received after her speech on September 14, 2001. Jeremy analyzes the U.S. opposition to the International Criminal Court, what the tributes to John McCain tell us about the U.S. empire, and why the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times was neither heroic nor an act of resistance. With insurgent progressive candidates challenging — and sometimes beating — Democratic establishment candidates, the future of the Democratic Party is at a crossroads. We speak with Nathan Robinson, the editor of Current Affairs magazine, and Intercept Senior Politics Editor Briahna Joy Gray about the state of left politics, the midterm elections, and the reappearance of Barack Obama."- The Intercept

Listen here - Donald Trump, the Democrats, and the Illusion of American Greatness: The future of the Democratic Party is at a crossroads


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2018-09-12 16:03 #1 by: Evelina

The midterm elections in the US are so important this year due to the Democratic party's wish to take back control in the House this November. If this happens, the party has a better shot at investigating Trump further. 

I registered for my voter absentee ballot, so I can vote overseas. Laughing

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2018-09-12 16:05 #2 by: Evelina

Here is the cartoon about Serena Williams that was discussed in the podcast. 

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