Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan retires, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the Republican media goes all in on a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Then Stoneman Douglas students Delaney Tarr and Diego Pfeiffer talk to Dan and Tommy about the next steps in their efforts to prevent gun violence.
Paul Ryan –
NYT: Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, Will Not Seek Re-election in November
WaPo: House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection
Politico: Paul Ryan rocks Republicans with retirement
Axios: Paul Ryan won’t run for re-election
WSJ: House Speaker Paul Ryan Won’t Seek Re-Election
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Paul Ryan announcement has Republicans scrambling in race to replace him as Dems cheer
Roll Call: Paul Ryan intends to serve out term as speaker, hints at endorsing potential successor
The Atlantic – Paul Ryan personifies the devil’s bargain the GOP made with Donald Trump
Daily Beast: Paul Ryan’s Retirement Gives a Big Boost to the Most Prominent White Nationalist in U.S. Politics
Next Stop: Constitutional Crisis –
NYT: F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’
Vox: Michael Cohen, Trump’s fix-it guy and FBI raid subject, explained
NYT: Raid on Trump’s lawyer sought records on Access Hollywood tape
NYT: Michael Cohen, the ultimate Trump loyalist, now in the sights of the FBI
NYT: Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December
CNN: Trump considering firing Rosenstein to check Mueller
Lawfare Blog – Ben Wittes – How Cohen raid and Trump’s reaction push us toward confrontation
New Yorker: What Michael Cohen Knows About the Trump Organization
Politico: Republicans warn Trump against axing Mueller
NY Mag – Chill out on the whole Mueller getting fired thing, Republicans say
Vox: What Republicans are saying about passing a bill to protect Robert Mueller
CNN: Ryan says Mueller, Rosenstein should be allowed to do their jobs, despite Trump threats
The Hill: McConnell – Legislation to protect Mueller not needed
Politico: Bipartisan bill to protect Mueller set to advance
NYT: Bill to Protect Special Counsel Mueller Is Headed for a Committee Vote
Politico: Nunes threatens to impeach Wray and Rosenstein over document that launched Russia probe
Bloomberg: How to Stop Trump From Crossing the Line
Fast Company: “Zuckerberg Just Proved Once Again That Congress Doesn’t Understand The Internet
Propaganda is everywhere, from Sinclair stations to industry-funded research, from Trump tweets to the stories we tell about ourselves on Facebook and Instagram. Recorded live from Minneapolis in the midst of an historic April blizzard, Jon is joined by Professor Joanne Miller, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III, health care expert Andy Slavitt, and friend of the pod Erin Ryan for a special show devoted to misinformation, propaganda, and how we can fight for the truth in the age of Trump. Special thanks to everybody who came out to this show. Minnesotans don't mess around.
Tommy talks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the rise of fascism around the world and her concerns about how it is being enabled (and emulated) by Donald Trump. Then they talk about how Trump should respond in Syria, and Albright’s visit to North Korea in 2000 for meetings with Kim Jong-Il.
Trump tries Twitter diplomacy with China and Syria, and Florida Democrats have a chance to help flip Congress. Then Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa on stage in Orlando to talk about gun control, immigration, and the 2018 midterms.