February 6th, 2020 | 7 mins 9 secs
big labor, caucus, citizens united, conservative, controversy, corporations, democracy, democratic, fec, free speech, house of representatives, influencers, iowa, left, liberal, libertarian, organized labor, politics, public funding, right, san francisco, supreme court, unions
In this episode, the Iowa Democratic Party’s reliance on a Democratic-establishment-connected political vendor results in vote-counting-chaos, the House of Representatives prepares to affirm its loyalty to the will of Organized Labor, and San Francisco lefties fight over campaign finance disclosure.
January 30th, 2020 | 9 mins 58 secs
big labor, citizens united, conservative, controversy, corporations, democracy, fec, free speech, influencers, institute for free speech, left, liberal, libertarian, politics, public funding, research, right, scott blackburn, supreme court, unions
Ten years ago this month, the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision with bearing on influence and politics: Citizens United v. FEC. As liberal activists push ever harder to “overturn” the decision, I’m joined this week by Scott Blackburn, Research Director of the Institute For Free Speech, who recently authored a brief “Citizens United After 10 Years: More Speech, Better Democracy” laying out the case that far from “destroying democracy,” the Supreme Court’s holding expanded political competition.
October 26th, 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
immigration, influencewatch, migrant caravan, news, politics
A 4000 person caravan of economic migrants is on its way to the US border. They have already broken through Mexico's border. Will they cross illegally into the United States? Hayden Ludwig & Jared Cummings discuss the challenges this movement poses and expose the shady pro-illegal immigration activists behind it.
June 14th, 2018 | 38 mins 56 secs
a phillip randolph institute, afl-cio, conservative, elections, funders committee, husted, ohio, politics, supreme court, voter fraud, voting
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in Husted v. A Phillip Randolph Institute to uphold the State of Ohio's procedure for determining how to remove the names of relocated or dead registered voters from electoral rolls, helping ensure fair and accurate elections.
May 31st, 2018 | 35 mins 26 secs
capitalism, corruption, elon musk, free market, labor union, libertarian, politics, space x, spacex, subsidies, tesla, tesla motors, uaw, unions, united auto workers
Elon Musk battles against corrupt unions, but his and Tesla Motors' practices are hardly clean themselves; Musk's businesses are hugely reliant are government subsidies that take from the American people for the benefit of private industry.
March 22nd, 2018 | 56 mins 22 secs
analytics, bannon, cambridge analytica, catalist, consultancy, data, facebook, mercer, politics, scandal, social media, trump, zuckerberg
Trump-connected political consultancy and data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica has single handedly dropped Facebook's stock value over 10%. Why? A major scandal involving user data accompanied by hints of dark political manipulations. We tell you the truth about the scandal.
March 1st, 2018 | 44 mins 26 secs
afscme, conservative, constitution, first amendment, free speech, labor unions, legal, libertarian, mark janus, mark mix, national right to work, politics, right to work, supreme court, union dues, unions
Special guest Mark Mix (National Right To Work) discusses the vital Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME and his organization's role in it.
February 15th, 2018 | 43 mins 30 secs
anita hill, conservative, david brock, democratic politics, hillary clinton, media matters for america, politics, shareblue
Heard of political operative David Brock? If you haven't, you've definitely seen his intricate political machinations.
February 8th, 2018 | 39 mins 23 secs
berlinrosen, bill de blasio, campaign, corruption, democrat, democratic party, fight for $15, mayor, money, new york, new york city, nyc, politics, progressive agenda committee, seiu, seiu 1199, service employees international union, special interests, working families party
Who is Mayor Bill de Blasio? Who wanted him in office and why? And why ought we be concerned about him and his potential run for president?
February 1st, 2018 | 56 mins 14 secs
americans for prosperity, billionaire, cato, charity, charles koch, conservative, corruption, david koch, democracy alliance, donor, foundation, foundation to promote open society, george soros, influence, koch brothers, koch industries, koch seminar network, libertarian, mercatus center, money, money in politics, open society, open society foundations, philanthropy, policy center, politics, reason foundation, special interest, super pac
Who impacts our politics more, the Koch Brothers or George Soros? And to what end? We detail their political empires.