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Episode Info: Over the past several days, following Donald Trump's agreement late last week with the Democratic Congressional leadership to extend the debt ceiling and continue funding the government for three months, the corporate media have been falling over themselves to declare "Trump the Independent"! A President who is upending two-party rule and out Bull-Moosing even Theodore Roosevelt as he finally seeks a "bi-partisan path" forward!  We open the phone lines to tons of callers today to see if they're buying that narrative from an easily-played corporate media any more than we are. Also today, as we try to begin catching up with some important news that has otherwise been washed away by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the state of Virginia, has finally decertified their easily-manipulated, oft-failed, 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems used in some 20 counties. The race is now on, in advance of their gubernatorial election this November, to replace their voting equipment with verifiable paper ballots systems.  Then, after more calls on that as well, Desi Doyen joins us for the latest 'Green News Report' on the continuing aftermath of Irma, including a few folks pushing back against climate change denialism from several different surprising places...Read more »

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