State Department Revives Keystone Pipeline

SARAH BURT – Within weeks of taking office, Donald Trump has revived the controversial tarsands pipeline project that President Obama canceled in response to massive public opposition. The Keystone XL pipeline was slated to transport dirty tarsands from Alberta, Canada, diagonally across the continental United States to refineries in Illinois and Texas. Mass actions in…

Allegations of Trump’s Russian Collaboration Continue to Build Up

FEATURING RAHUL MAHAJAN – Associated Press earlier this week released an explosive report, which found that, “Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to ‘greatly benefit the Putin Government.’” The story was released soon after FBI Director James Comey admitted during testimony…

What Do Confirmation Hearings Reveal About Neil Gorsuch?

GUEST COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER – The confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch to become Supreme Court Justice have been marked by discussions of serious issues from the influence of dark money to abortion and torture. Gorsuch was offered up as a nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat by Donald Trump within days of his inauguration. Republicans stymied…

Trump’s Second Muslim Ban Struck Down By Judge

FEATURING BAHER AZMY – Two judges have now struck down Donald Trump’s second attempt at banning Muslims from a handful of countries to enter the United States. A federal judge in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order against the ban, which would have gone into effect on Thursday. The ruling, by judge Derrick Watson was…

Trump’s Pick to Head FDA Is In Bed With Big Pharma

FEATURING MICHAEL CAROME – While much of the media focuses on Donald Trump’s 12-year old tax returns that revealed mostly that he is wealthy and paid an expected tax rate of 25%, Trump’s dismantling of federal agencies continues unabated. To head the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Trump has picked Scott Gottlieb, a man…

Filipino Immigrants Are Caught Between Trump and Duterte

FEATURING ALYSSA AQUINO – Undocumented immigrants of all backgrounds are worried about living in Donald Trump’s America. Today we’ll focus on undocumented Filipino immigrants, who are part of the largest growing immigrant group in the nation: Asians. The latest US Census finds that there are more than 3 million Filipino immigrants living in the US…

How Trump Is Making America’s Water Dirty Again

FEATURING MARY GRANT – Within days of occupying the White House, Donald Trump ordered a review of the Clean Water Rule, a crucial set of regulations that protect our drinking water. The review is a pre-cursor to an executive order that is expected to gut important aspects of the laws that preserve the cleanliness of…

How Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Make Americans Homeless

FEATURING SARAH MICKELSON – Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development are deeply worrying public housing advocates. Draft copies of Trump’s budget obtained by the Washington Post show a possible 14% cut to the HUD budget, as well as devastating cuts to public housing repair and improvements, to the…