Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info: We continue to move towards a Constitutional and political crisis today as shakeups in the Trump Administration and within his outside political team rocked D.C. and the nation. Embattled Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday in protest of the hiring of NY financier and former Goldman-Sachs executive Anthony Scaramucci as new White House Communications Director. Late on Thursday, the spokesman for Trump's outside legal team also quit in protest of legal infighting and the Administration's plan to go to war against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Team Trump. At the same time, Trump appears to be going to war with the rule of law itself, with the likelihood increasing that Trump may fire Mueller and others at the DoJ as the probe focuses in on Trump family finances, and as the President reportedly inquires about his power to pardon staffers, family members and even himself. Meanwhile, amidst all the noise, Senate Republicans press ahead toward votes on repealing and replacing ObamaCare (or just repealing it) in the coming days, despite questions about whether they have the votes for passage. But while Trump has, at times, called for letting the Affordable Care Act fail if it can't be replaced, more and more evidence is piling up that he is not just letting it fail, but actively trying to make it fail. Elizabeth Hagan, Associate Director of Coverage Initiatives at the non-partisan health care advocacy group Families USA, joins us to detail the number of ways the Administration is now aggressively and affirmatively (and possibly unlawfully) attempting to sabotage the ACA itself, putting at risk millions of Americans who have gained access to health care coverage thanks to the landmark law. Plus Desi Doyen and the latest 'Green News Report' on California's ambitious but controversial extension to its landmark cap-and-trade emissions law, while Trump pretends he's added 45,000 new mining jobs in his first six months of office! (He's added only 800...500 fewer than Obama's last six months in office)...Read more ยป

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook


Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes