77 minutes | Dec 23rd 2020

2493 - Trump Calls for $2000 Stimulus Checks As We Say Good Riddance to 2020 w/ Heather 'Digby' Parton

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Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was, as the MR team brings you its last live episode of 2020. On today's show: Before Trump blew up relief package, Pence rallying support for Georgia runoffs says Democrats want to make rich people poor and poor people comfortable. Trump criticizes Covid relief bill by listing off items in omnibus spending bill, says he could veto if direct checks aren't raised to $2k, suggests he could be president beyond January. Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton (@digby56) of Salon.com and Hullabaloo to discuss the latest news on stimulus check negotiations and the year that was. Trump's weird speech and helpful gift to Democrats (and working people). Jon Ossoff supports $2000 checks in CNN interview. Will McConnell dare to stand in the way? On the fun half: Amy Klobuchar says Trump threatening to veto Covid bill (and provide more relief money) is attack on Americans, Klobuchar says, of course, she wanted more direct payments but this was a negotiation. Pete Hegseth thanks Trump for pardoning Blackwater mercenaries who murdered 14 Iraqis in 2007. Mehdi Hasan asks Joe Crowley if AOC's main critique of Crowley as an establishment corporate Dem was accurate, given he immediately joined a lobby shop. Charlie Kirk says he deleted Twitter  because he's tired of getting dunked on (also, he hasn't deleted his Twitter). Plus, a whole bunch of your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Check out the Brand New Majority Report Merch Shop! https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: Future Hindsight: The Future Hindsight team joins MR in wishing you all a very happy holiday season. If you haven’t yet, listen to their recent season on the opportunities to rebuild America in the wake of COVID 19. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out the Promised Land, an eco-socialist videogame Jamie sits on the advisory board of, at playthepromisedland.com Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Wednesday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @Jamie_Elizabeth @MattLech @BF1nn
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