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What’s Next In The Fight To Protect Undocumented People in the U.S.

What’s Next In The Fight To Protect Undocumented People in the U.S.

October 6, 2021

Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Edwith Theogene, Executive Director and Organizing Director for Generation Progress.

They discuss how Congress has had an extremely busy past few weeks, with Democrats in the House and Senate working to pass a few bills of great importance to the country and President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. The budget reconciliation bill—which contains many programs and policy solutions from that agenda—is also something that many in the immigration policy and advocacy spaces have been working on in the hope of securing protections for undocumented people living and working in the U.S. While these efforts have encountered some roadblocks thus far, there is still hope of progress being made on that front—both as part of that bill and beyond.

To talk more with Brent and Edwith about efforts to protect undocumented people in the U.S. in recent and coming months, and how people can get involved, they’re joined by two expert guests.  They are Nicole Svajlenka, the associate director for research on the Immigration Policy team at the Center for American Progress, and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento, the senior advocacy manager at United We Dream.

Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress. Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Edwith Theogene's handle is @WhoIsEdwith. The Twitter handle for the Center for American Progress Immigration Policy Team is @CAPimmigration and Nicole Svajlenka's handle is @NSvajlenka.
The Twitter handle for United We Dream is @UNITEDWEDREAM and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento's handle is @Juli_Nasciment0.

American Political Climate; Infrastructure Bill Negotiations

American Political Climate; Infrastructure Bill Negotiations

October 5, 2021

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined by Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher of the 'Cook Political Report.' His Twitter handle is @CharlieCookDC.

The two discuss how divisive the political climate in the United States has become, President Biden's approval rating, the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial election, and the 2022 congressional midterm elections.

During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tara Devlin and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses the pair of infrastructure packages being proposed in the U.S. Senate. This includes the $1 trillion bipartisan package and the $3.5 trillion 'human infrastructure' package that would need to pass the Senate with 50 Democratic votes via reconciliation.  They also analyze why Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema might be standing in the way of the reconciliation bill passing in the Senate.
Finally, they preview the upcoming Supreme Court term about to begin, along with the crucial issues that the court will be hearing cases on including reproductive rights, gun regulations, and religious issues.

Tara Devlin is a New York City based comedian, writer, and host of the unapologetically-liberal podcast "TARABUSTER.”
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You can follow Tara on Twitter at @REALTaraDevlin and on Instagram at @Taradackty.

Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 12 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi.

Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles.
You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

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National Implications of California Recall; Status Check on the Economy

National Implications of California Recall; Status Check on the Economy

September 21, 2021

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined by John Nichols, the National Political Correspondent for 'The Nation,' and Author of the new book, "The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party." (Available for purchase here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48624170-the-fight-for-the-soul-of-the-democratic-party)
John's Twitter handle is @NicholsUprising.

The two analyze the national political implications of Gavin Newsom's resounding victory in California's gubernatorial recall election.  They also preview the upcoming Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections coming later this year. 
They finish the interview by discussing the impact that former Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke will have as a new candidate in the 2022 Texas Governor's race.

Then, Brad is joined by Dr. Robert Shapiro.  Dr. Shapiro is the Chairman of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm and a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
The two analyze the state of the U.S. economy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatening to refuse to raise the debt ceiling, and how President Biden's infrastructure plan would affect the economy.

Dr. Shapiro is an internationally-known economist who has advised, among others, President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and then U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He was Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs in the Clinton Administration.
His website is Sonecon.com and his Twitter handle is @RobShapiro.

Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles.
You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

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California Gubernatorial Recall Election Today

California Gubernatorial Recall Election Today

September 15, 2021

Leslie begins today with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.  Here are the stories that she gave her take on:

1. NPR: "Senate Democrats Offer A New Voting Bill, But A GOP Filibuster Likely Blocks The Way"
2. AXIOS: "Pandemic-era stimulus lifted millions out of poverty, new government data shows"
3. Politico-Morning Consult poll: Majority support requiring employers with 100+ employees to mandate COVID vaccinations or weekly testing
4. WASHINGTON POST: "GOP condemnation of Biden coronavirus mandate fuels concern other vaccine requirements could be targeted"
5. CNN: "Woodward/Costa book: Worried Trump could 'go rogue,' Milley took top-secret action to protect nuclear weapons"

Leslie is then joined by Brad Bannon, who runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns.  

The two of them analyze today's California gubernatorial recall election.

You can hear Brad guest host for Leslie each Monday from 3-4pm ET with his own program, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon.'
Brad also writes a political column each week for 'The Hill.'
His Twitter handle is @BradBannon. 

California Recall Election, Vaccine Mandates, Texas Abortion Law

California Recall Election, Vaccine Mandates, Texas Abortion Law

September 14, 2021

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined by Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC.  They talk about tomorrow's California gubernatorial recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom, and his top challenger, Conservative radio talk host Larry Elder.
 

Demlist is a free national daily political column, calendar and resource site for Democrats and allies - a unique, central source that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism.  You can find out more about them at DemList.com and follow them on Twitter @TheDemList.

During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable discusses President Biden's recent executive orders on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Texas's draconian anti-choice abortion law, and efforts by Senate Democrats on an infrastructure reconciliation package.

Edwith Theogene is the director of advocacy for Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of American Progress. In this role, Theogene works to develop and lead efforts that translate the experiences of young adults into concrete actions that advance progressive policies and increase voter turnout. Edwith's Twitter handle is @WhoIsEdwith.

Mark Grimaldi has been a progressive political activist for the past 13 years. He volunteered for the campaigns of President Obama (2008 and 2012), Senator Bernie Sanders (2016), Secretary Hillary Clinton (2016), and President Joe Biden (2020). Mark is also involved in campaign finance reform efforts around the country, and philanthropic efforts for Cancer research. His Twitter handle is @MarkJGrimaldi.

Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles.
You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

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Abortion Rights Under Attack

Abortion Rights Under Attack

September 9, 2021

Today's guest hosts are Brent J. Cohen and Charlotte Hancock, Executive Director and Communications Director for Generation Progress.

They discuss how, last week, the Supreme Court allowed a Texas law to take effect that bans abortion after around the sixth week of pregnancy, at which point many people do not even know they are pregnant. This law is devastating for many Texans, particularly for those who cannot afford to travel out of state to access abortion care. It also goes against the established precedent set by Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, leading many to be concerned about the implications of this law for other states across the country.

To talk with Brent and Charlotte about this law, and what can be done to protect abortion rights in Texas and beyond, they’re joined by two expert guests.
They are Jackie Blank, a federal legislative strategist and the Act for Women campaign manager at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Nancy Cárdenas Peña, the Texas state director for policy and advocacy at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.

Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent Cohen's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne. The Twitter handle for the Center for Reproductive Rights is @ReproRights and Jackie Blank's handle is @jackieblank13.
The Twitter handle for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice is @LatinaInstitute and Nancy Cárdenas Peña's handle is @NCardenasTX. 

Texas Passes Draconian Abortion and Voter Suppression Laws

Texas Passes Draconian Abortion and Voter Suppression Laws

September 8, 2021

During this episode, Leslie is joined by Moe Vela, host of "In The Know With Moe," which can be heard and seen all of the same places as the Leslie Marshall Show, each Thursday from 3-4pm ET. 
Moe previously served in President Obama’s administration as the Director of Administration and Senior Advisor in the Office of then Vice President Joe Biden.

First, Moe details his most recent entrepreneurial endeavor as the co-creator, co-producer and co-star of the hottest new business reality streaming series, 'Unicorn Hunters.' Moe stars alongside the likes of Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, former Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios, Musical Superstar and Investor Lance Bass, and several other business titans and luminaries.  'Unicorn Hunters' is on a mission to democratize access to wealth, so that it is no longer the privilege of a select group. 'Unicorn Hunters' allows founders to reach millions of investors around the world, and provides viewers with the opportunity to invest in pre-IPO opportunities.  The show just finished taping their second season with six new amazing future unicorns who will impact millions of lives.  The show can be seen at UnicornHunters.com.

Second, Leslie and Moe give their takes on two very controversial new Texas laws that passed within the last week.
The first is "the most restrictive abortion law to be enforced since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide," according to Axios.
"The Texas law bans all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, after the detection of cardiac activity, which is usually around six weeks — before many people know they are pregnant.
It also allows individuals to sue anyone suspected of helping a woman obtain an abortion — and awards at least $10,000 to people who do so successfully.
The law is difficult to challenge partly because it's unclear who can be sued since it deputizes private citizens to enforce it."

The second law is the most restrictive voter suppression bill that has passed nationwide.  It rolls back early voting and adds new ID requirements, which critics say disproportionately impact voters of color.
Many of the bill's provisions take aim at expansions put in place in the populous, Democratic Harris County, where officials broadened access last year, per the Texas Tribune.
The measure could also make it more difficult for people with disabilities to vote, the Washington Post notes, by creating penalties for people who assist with filling out a ballot.
It requires large Texas counties, that tend to lean Democratic, to livestream ballot counting, the New York Times reports.
The bill has been a top priority for Texas' Republican Governor, Greg Abbott. "Though there is no evidence fraud took place during the 2020 election, Republicans in many states have pushed for new restrictions based on baseless allegations of voter fraud pushed by former President Trump and others," according to Axios.

The final topic that Leslie and Moe discuss is a new joint statement released by editors of over 230 medical journals saying that "Global warming is affecting people's health — and world leaders need to address the climate crisis now as it can't wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over," according to Axios.
"This is the first time so many publications have come together to issue such a joint statement to world leaders, underscoring the severity of the situation — with the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal among those issuing the warning.
Ahead of this November's UN general assembly and the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the journals warned: "The greatest threat to global public health is the continued failure of world leaders to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C and to restore nature."
"Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world," states the editorial, which also ran in the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Nursing Review, the Chinese Science Bulletin and Brazil's Revista de Saude Publica.
"Despite the world's necessary preoccupation with COVID-19, we cannot wait for the pandemic to pass to rapidly reduce emissions."
Of note: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement ahead of the editorial's publication that the "risks posed by climate change could dwarf those of any single disease."
"We will end the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's no vaccine for the climate crisis," Tedros added.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said last month global warming could reach 1.5°C (2.7°F) compared to pre-industrial levels by 2030.
"The editorial reports that heat-related mortality among people older than 65 has risen by over 50% in the past 20 years," according to Axios.

Moe Vela is the CEO of MoeVela, LLC, a strategic business advisory firm, with business partnerships and ventures that span the globe across a diversity of sectors and industries. He is also the Founder of The Vela Group, LLC, a global business development consulting firm. In addition to running his firms, Moe is Of Counsel/Senior Advisor at the law firm of Stein Mitchell Beato and Missner. Moe is also Principal Advisor at TransparentBusiness.
His Twitter handle is @MoeVela.

End Of War In Afghanistan; New Tom Nichols Book

End Of War In Afghanistan; New Tom Nichols Book

August 31, 2021

Leslie is first joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations.  
He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel.

Leslie and Col. Leighton analyze the United States ending its longest war in Afghanistan. They also discuss the U.S. and its allies successfully flying more than 123,000 civilians out of the country, including 6,000 Americans.
Finally, Col. Leighton gives his take as to what he would have done differently if he were in charge of withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
 
Colonel Leighton can be seen regularly on CNN, where he is a Military Analyst.
The Colonel's Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton, and his website is CedricLeighton.com.

Leslie is then joined by Tom Nichols, a national political commentator, Columnist for 'USA Today,' contributing writer at 'The Atlantic,' and Author of the popular book, "The Death of Expertise."   Tom is also Author of the brand new book, "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy," which he and Leslie discuss during today's interview.
You can purchase the book on Amazon.com in either Hardcover, Kindle, or Audiobook form.
Follow Tom on Twitter, where his handle is @RadioFreeTom.

Plight of Migrants at Mexican Border; Political News of the Week

Plight of Migrants at Mexican Border; Political News of the Week

August 30, 2021

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined by Hope Frye, an internationally recognized immigration lawyer focused on disadvantaged populations, especially women and children.
They discuss the reasons for recent surge in U.S. border crossings from Mexico by undocumented migrants, the Supreme Court ordering former President Trump's controversial 'remain in Mexico' policy to be put back in place, as well as the topic of how bad that conditions remain for child migrants being housed within the United States.
The website for 'Project Lifeline' is ProjectLifeline.com and their Twitter handle is @ProjLifeline.

Then, Brad is joined by Sarah Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA.
They analyze what they believe it will take for Congress to pass major legislation that addresses the devastating effects of climate change.
They also break down news that "the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has asked 35 telecommunications and social media companies to retain phone records and other information relevant to its inquiry as the panel ramps up its investigation ahead of the return of Congress next month. That list was expected to include phones used by some members of Congress," according to the Washington Post.

Sarah is a 2 time Telly Award winner, and now hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. The website for PoliticusUSA is www.PoliticusUSA.com and their Twitter handle is @PoliticusUSA. Sarah's handle is @PoliticusSarah.

Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles.
You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvJpobMWwbGE

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Expert Analysis on COVID-19 Delta Variant and U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Expert Analysis on COVID-19 Delta Variant and U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

August 17, 2021

The guest host for today's show is Brad Bannon. Brad runs Bannon Communications Research, a polling, message development and media firm which helps labor unions, progressive issue groups and Democratic candidates win public affairs and political campaigns. His show, 'Deadline D.C. with Brad Bannon,' airs every Monday from 3-4pm ET.

Brad is first joined Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The two discuss the COVID-19 Delta variant, the struggle to safely re-open schools for in-person learning when Governors of states like Florida and Texas have outlawed mask mandates, and more.  

Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE).  Their website is main.ccghe.net and their Facebook page is Facebook.com/CCGHE.

Brad is then joined by Colonel Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, a strategic risk and leadership consultancy serving global companies and organizations. He founded the company in 2010, after serving in the US Air Force for 26 years as an Intelligence Officer and attaining the rank of Colonel.

Brad and Colonel Leighton analyze the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, and what can be learned from how long the U.S. has spent fighting there (21 years).

Colonel Leighton's website is CedricLeighton.com and his Twitter handle is @CedricLeighton.
Brad writes a political column every Sunday for 'The Hill.' He's on the National Journal's panel of political insiders and is a national political analyst for WGN TV and Radio in Chicago and KNX Radio in Los Angeles.
You can read Brad's columns at www.MuckRack.com/Brad-Bannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

Watch a video broadcast of this episode here on Twitter/Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1vAGRwvBwbqJl

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