Fri, 12 May 2017
(2017/05/12) Trump abruptly fires Comey, announces "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" designed to further disenfranchise voters; Reporter arrested after questioning Price about Obamacare repeal
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Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to talk about her show with the Neo Futurists and Allison discusses her piece about how the media needs to stop using euphemisms for racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. Also, Trump's abrupt firing of FBI's James Comey and the strategy of using a "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" to distract from the story (and further disenfranchise voters), Kris Kobach—the man tasked to help lead the commission—has a long history of xenophobia and racism, Trump hosts Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak at White House—allowing only Russian media to document it, Lavrov and Roger Stone's masterful trolling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to quit over administration scapegoating him for Comey firing, John McCain's vanilla response to the GOP's derailment and the extremely low bar the media's set in order for him to earn praise, Betsy DeVos gets booed by students during commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman, Trump changed his Twitter banner photo after the internet dragged him for it, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed bill banning "sanctuary cities," reporter arrested after questioning Health Secretary Tom Price about Obamacare repeal, and Senate GOP invites female senator to healthcare group after criticism
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