In This Episode
Congress avoids a government shutdown after Kevin McCarthy caves to Democrats at the last possible minute—and now Matt Gaetz is trying to strip McCarthy of the speakership as a result. Will Democrats bail McCarthy out? Donald Trump begins his fraud trial with the unique legal strategy of threatening the judge, Joe Biden frames the 2024 election as extremism vs. democracy, and Gavin Newsom appoints Laphonza Butler as California’s newest Senator. Later, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal joins the show to talk about House Democrats’ strategy as the Speaker drama unfolds.
For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the podcast.
Join the World-Wide Digital Experience “Pod Save America Live from DC” on October 19 at 8 PM ET with Co-host Symone Sanders and Special Guests Senator John Fetterman, Chef Jose Andres, and Jennifer Carroll Foy.
CNN: Congress passed a short-term funding bill averting a government shutdown on Saturday. Here’s what to know
USA Today: Congress dodged a government shutdown. Here are the winners and losers from a messy fight.
CNN: Corporate America praises the ‘adults’ who averted a government shutdown
CSPAN: Gaetz addresses the House floor for 5 minutes
Playbook: Inside the chess match between McCarthy, Jeffries and Gaetz
Politico: Matt Gaetz is reaching out to Dems about a McCarthy ouster
Punchbowl: Can McCarthy survive?
Playbook: A new senator, and a new showdown
Politico: Trump goes to trial in New York before a judge who just ruled he’s a fraud
CNN: Trump fraud trial begins in New York on Monday: What to know
NBC: New York AG’s office says Trump committed ‘persistent illegal acts’ as civil fraud trial begins
NYT: Live – Opening Statements Are Underway in Trump’s New York Fraud Case
WSJ: Democrats Still Publicly Back Biden for 2024. Privately, Their Fears Are Growing.
NBC: Poll shows voters are not excited about a Biden-Trump rematch
NYT: Biden Issues a Blistering Attack on Trump
NYT: In Michigan, Biden and Trump Offer a Preview of 2024
ABC News: Trailblazing California Sen. Dianne Feinstein dies at 90
CNN: California Gov. Newsom will appoint Laphonza Butler to fill Feinstein’s Senate seat
The Hill: Lee wishes Butler well as California senator, stresses focus on winning Feinstein seat
CNN: Feinstein to lie in state at San Francisco City Hall ahead of Thursday funeral