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February 19, 2018

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NO SHOW FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM DECEMBER 19, 2017

–On the Show:

–Lucian Truscott IV, columnist for Salon, joins David to discuss his article “Why Trump Lies”

–The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocks an investigation being conducted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; meanwhile, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was the victim of impersonation, as someone submitted an anti-net neutrality comment to the agency under his name

–The US Senate will vote on reversing the FCC’s decision to gut net neutrality, which will get the Republicans opposed to the measure on record as supporting major telecommunications companies over the desires of their constituents

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–In response to the tragic Amtrak derailment in Dupont, Washington that killed three people and injured one hundred, Donald Trump on Twitter calls for an infrastructure plan to be summited to Congress

–Fox Business host Trish Regan voices her disapproval of the Republican tax bill, saying that she supports the corporate tax cuts but not enough is being done on the individual side to help the middle and working classes

–Matthew Spencer Petersen, a Trump judicial nominee for the US District Court for Washington DC, drops out from consideration after video of questioning by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) shows him to be unqualified and goes viral

–Three months after Hurricane Maria, only 64% of the power in Puerto Rico has been restored, well short of the 95% deadline promised by now by Governor Ricardo Rossello

–Voicemail caller thinks “I’m not antisemitic, I have a Jewish lawyer” is the new “I’m not racist, I have a black friend”

–On the Bonus Show: PBS suspends Travis Smiley over sexual misconduct allegations, the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, monkeys are having sex with deer, and much more…

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