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Episode Info: New wildfires exploded across parts of Southern California on Tuesday, eerily similar to the recent deadly Wine Country fires.  Civil rights champion Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announces his resignation following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him.  Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) says he will repay the $84,000 Congress paid out to settle a 2014 sexual harassment claim against him, but unlike Conyers' case, no Republicans have called on Farenthold to resign.  With the final passage of Republicans' redistribution of wealth from the middle-class to the rich relying on a thin partisan majority in the U.S. Senate, GOP Senators have walked back their condemnations of Alabama's Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore, and the Republican National Committee has restored funding to his campaign despite well-sourced allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. In Alabama, election integrity advocates are concerned about the state's paper ballot computer tabulators -- long-time election integrity champion JOHN BRAKEY of AUDIT-AZ discusses his lawsuit and other efforts to force Alabama election officials to turn on digital "ballot imaging" capabilities so the public can oversee tallying of the results in next week's special election. (See, by way of just one example, our recent interview with Wisconsin's Karen McKim, whose public records request finally allowed, just weeks ago, a multi-partisan group of advocates to examine paper ballots from the 2016 President election. That audit revealed up to 6% of perfectly valid Presidential votes went untallied, even in Green Party candidate Jill Stein's attempted "recount", thanks to flawed optical scan systems used across the state.) Finally, Desi Doyen joins us for the latest 'Green News Report' on Trump's unprecedented (and Orwellian) rollback of protected national monument designations by former Presidents, and much more...Read more »

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