February 15 - How Republican Obstruction Will Damage the Supreme Court; The Bush Brothers Whitewash History; Obama Meets With the ASEAN Crooks and Despots

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Part 1

We begin with the declaration by the leader of the Republican Senate Mitch McConnell almost immediately after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, that he would block President Obama from appointing Scalia’s successor for the remaining 11 months of Obama ’s term in office. Eric Segall, a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law and author of “Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges” joins us to discuss the difficulty the short-handed court will have going forward and the likelihood that Republican obstruction in the senate will help Hillary Clinton, who is supported by 39 Democratic senators, make the case that along with electing her, the country should elect a Democratic majority to the senate.  


Part 2

Then, with George W. Bush campaigning for his brother Jeb in South Carolina, we  look into truth-telling by Donald Trump in the last debate that Jeb’s brother did not “keep us safe” but rather ignored CIA warnings of an impending 9/11-type attack then got us into a disastrous war in Iraq that has only benefited Iran. Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who, before 9/11, pushed to investigate the so-called 13th 9/11 hijacker Zacharias Moussoui, joins us to discuss how rare it is to hear the truth about who failed to keep us safe and who was responsible for the disastrous Iraq war that has led to the endless chaos and bloodshed in the Middle East today.

Part 3

Then finally we assess the summit underway in Palm Springs between President Obama and the ASEAN leaders that appears to be about ganging up on China. Michael Buehler, a lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies joins us to discuss the gang of despots gathered at the Sunnylands estate that includes a coup leader who writes songs about returning happiness to the people, a ruthless PM who has ruled for 31 years, a Communist politburo veteran, a former furniture salesman, a playboy Sultan and a crooked PM who stole $700 million with the help of Goldman Sachs.  

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