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Episode Info: It's astonishing how many GOP policies, practices and nominees must be pushed through by force, scheming, lying and the breaking of norms and traditions. If any of the stuff they are pushing was actually popular and sought by voters, it doesn't seem like the strong-arm tactics would be necessary. But... Among the stories covered on today's show: Nebraska state law bars state officials from considering Thursday's massive Keystone Pipeline oil spill in South Dakota in their upcoming decision on permits to build the even larger and more dangerous KeystoneXL Pipeline expansion in Nebraska. Things getting ugly in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee as the GOP attempts to ram through massive tax cuts for the rich before the Thanksgiving break. Even Fox 'News' now finds Alabama's GOP U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore to be in trouble with voters before the December 12 special election, following allegations of sexual assault on minors. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Chair does away with 100-year old 'blue slip' tradition in order to ram through more of Trump's lifetime appointments to the federal bench; those appointees, a new analysis finds, are almost exclusively white and male, and they're also "not qualified," dishonest and racist, as investigative journalists have recently discovered. So are Trump's appointees to other areas of the federal government, more of whom were forced to resign in disgrace this week, although one such wildly inappropriate appointee (to the EPA) may actually get blocked in the Senate...by Republicans! What are the odds?Read more ยป

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