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
Grace Parra and Megan Gailey join Erin to discuss the ongoing US invasion of the uterus, whether or not Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen should quit, and women who dunk. Then, comedian and Nailed It host Nicole Byer joins us to talk about workplace harassment, Dude You Asked and an island resort for women.
Kennedy gets out. Ocasio-Cortez gets votes. Nazis get retweets. And we all get sick of bad surprises. Guy Branum, Taz Ahmed, and Adam Lustick join Jon to discuss the week’s news, Marco Rubio’s twitter, Pepsi cinema, and the hearty genes of Ashkenazi jurists.
We meet all six of our bicoastal squad of cohosts to discuss the Anthony Kennedy retirement announcement, as well as civility and other c-words. Then, the squad judges insincere public apologies and offers recommendations for cool stuff women are doing and making.
Don Jr. met with a second set of foreign agents who offered help to the Trump campaign, Donald Trump orders an investigation into the investigation of himself, and new voter registration among young people and Democrats is on the rise. Then Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts joins Favs and Tommy to talk about the fight to end gun violence.
If 50 senators are prepared to risk the credibility we’ve rebuilt since our torture practices came to light 13 years ago, the least they can do is try to limit the damage by making Haspel answer these questions.