The Leslie Marshall Show
Police Reform, Violence In Gaza, Colonial Pipeline Hack

Police Reform, Violence In Gaza, Colonial Pipeline Hack

May 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 by Rocio Zamora, a Policy Advocate with the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), which works to build an abolitionist, youth-led movement to end police terror, mass incarceration and criminalization of youth of color.  Rocio is also a member of the 'STOP Police Terror Coalition of California,' which is a statewide Coalition of impacted family members whose loved ones were killed by law enforcement.
 
Brad and Rocio discuss re-imagining public safety by reforming the police forces of California and the entire United States.  
There are two specific bills that Rocio and her organizations are working to help get passed in California, which could become models for the entire country.
Those two bills are California's 'SB-2' and 'AB-118.'  SB-2 would create a decertification process for rogue officers and is intended to give victims of police violence a better shot in civil court. AB-118, also known as the CRISES Act, would fund emergency response programs that are not handled by police.

The website for the Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is youthjusticela.org and their Twitter handle is @YouthJusticeLA.  The Twitter handle for the 'STOP Police Terror Coalition of California' is @STOPCoalitionCA.

During the second half of the show, Brad is 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 what is causing the current conflict in the Gaza strip between the Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as what role the U.S. is playing in trying to broker a peace deal between the two sides.  Colonel Leighton also explains the significance of the Colonial Pipeline hack here in the United States.

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.

You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1MYxNmPDDWXJw

Or here on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/339325540948688

Police Reform In Congress

Police Reform In Congress

May 11, 2021

Leslie begins the show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.

Here are the stories she covers during the segment:
1. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes"
2. AXIOS: "FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds"
3. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response"
4. AXIOS: "HHS restores Obama-era transgender health care protections"

Leslie is then joined by Atiba Madyun, President/CEO of The Madyun Group, a government relations firm based in Washington, DC, as well as Party Politics US, a data collection firm that not only gathers data from American voters but also engages with young people to educate them on public policy. 

Leslie and Atiba discuss police reform, including the tentative bipartisan agreement reached in Congress on no-knock warrants, banning chokeholds (except in life threatening situations), and limits on Defense Department equipment sent to Police.

Atiba Madyun is the former Division Director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, as well as the author of the novel 'Saving Grace,' which is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.His website is AtibaMadyun.com and his Twitter handle is @AtibaMadyun.

Progressives’ Response to Biden’s First 100 Days; Liz Cheney and the GOP’s Future

Progressives’ Response to Biden’s First 100 Days; Liz Cheney and the GOP’s Future

May 10, 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.

Brad and John discuss three of John's recent pieces for 'The Nation.'  They are:
1. "Jamaal Bowman Explains How Progressives Will Make Biden’s Presidency Even Bolder" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/biden-jamaal-bowman-response/)
2. "Expand the US House of Representatives" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/house-representatives-census/)
3. "Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend" (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/liz-cheney-trump/)

During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political roundtable with Edwith Theogene and Mark Grimaldi.  The roundtable discusses Congresswoman Liz Cheney being demoted as the third most powerful House Republican by her GOP colleagues because she said that the party should not be a cult of personality focused on pleasing Donald Trump, that the 2020 election was not stolen from Trump, and that the GOP cannot whitewash the Jan. 6th insurrection.  The roundtable also breaks down a new AP-NORC poll showing that President Biden has a 63% job approval rating, including a 71% approval rating for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic (with 47% of Republicans approving of Biden's pandemic response).

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 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.

You can also watch this episode here on Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OyKAEpepYqKb

Or here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlineDCWithBradBannon/videos/2936311913318397

Can the U.S. Meet President Biden’s Latest Vaccination Goal?

Can the U.S. Meet President Biden’s Latest Vaccination Goal?

May 7, 2021

With Mother's Day being this Sunday, Leslie begins the show with a brief monologue on what it's been like to be a Mother during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next, Leslie gives her take on today's news in her 'Ripped from the Headlines' segment.
Here are the stories that she covered:

1. AXIOS: "U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations"
2. AXIOS: "Coronavirus cases hit a seven-month low"
3. POLITICO: "Hunger rates plummet after two rounds of stimulus"
4. ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against"

Then, Leslie is joined by Dr. Bob Bollinger, the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Bollinger holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing.

They discuss and analyze President Biden's new goal of having 70% of American adults receive at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4th.  
Dr. Bollinger also shares his expertise on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, how long he believes masks will be necessary, and other COVID-19 info. 

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. 

Connection Between Abortion and Economic Justice

Connection Between Abortion and Economic Justice

May 5, 2021

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

They discuss the intersection between two core issues impacting women and people who can become pregnant—abortion bans and economic injustice. At Generation Progress, they apply a reproductive justice framework (a term coined by a group of Black women in 1994) to all of the issues that they work on, understanding that the freedom to decide if, when, and how to have children is inextricably linked to issues like climate change, criminal justice reform, and immigration. Recently, their team has been working on a campaign to illustrate the connections between the need for access to abortion to the need to end the student debt crisis, both of which disproportionately impact women.

Over the past year in the U.S., as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have experienced an economic recession that has hit women and people of color the hardest. Adding that on top of the student debt crisis, which also disproportionately impacts women and people of color, and an uptick in attempts to restrict or deny access to abortion—it’s clear that reproductive and economic freedom are in jeopardy for women and people who can become pregnant.

To talk with Brent and Charlotte about the intersection between reproductive freedom and economic stability further, they’re joined by two expert guests. They are Ravina Daphtary, the abortion coverage campaign co-director at All* Above All, and Robin Bleiweis, a research associate focused on women’s economic security at the Center for American Progress.

Generation Progress' website is GenProgress.org and their Twitter handle is @GenProgress.  Brent's Twitter handle is @BrentJCohen and Charlotte Hancock's handle is @CharlatAnne.  The Twitter handle for All* Above All is @AllAboveAll and the handle for the Center for American Progress Women’s Initiative is @CAPWomen.

America’s Changing Attitude On Government Helping People

America’s Changing Attitude On Government Helping People

May 5, 2021

Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.

Here are the stories that she covered:
 

1. AXIOS: "Some experts now say U.S. unlikely to reach herd immunity"

2. AXIOS: "White House to redirect unordered vaccines to states where demand is higher"

3. AXIOS: "Biden to raise refugee cap to 62,500"

4. NEW YORK TIMES: "Business Coalitions to Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions in Texas"

5. AXIOS: "Garland asks Congress for $85 million in extra funding to fight domestic terrorism"

6. AXIOS: "Top general no longer opposes change in sexual assault policy"

7. THE DAILY BEAST: "Kevin McCarthy Seems to Suggest Liz Cheney Is Toast: She’s Not ‘Carrying Out the Message’"

During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Olivier Knox, new Anchor of 'The Daily 202' at The Washington Post, a midday newsletter about politics and policy.

They discuss how, as Olivier notes in 'The Daily 202,' "the pandemic has accelerated a trend toward Americans as a whole worrying less about soaring deficits and the swelling national debt and more about how much government can help its citizens."
They also touch on Olivier's recent piece titled, "Biden tries to preempt ‘class warfare’ attacks on tax plans."


Olivier's Twitter handle is @OKnox, and the website for 'The Daily 202' is TinyURL.com/TheDaily202.

Getting Into ‘Good Trouble’ for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

Getting Into ‘Good Trouble’ for the John Lewis Voting Rights Act

May 4, 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 Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People campaign, where he works to build a national movement for our democracy by building grassroots support nationwide to get money out of politics and ensure all voters have access to the ballot.
 
The two discuss how the Late Congressman John Lewis shed his blood crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Fight for Black voters and Voters of Color to participate in America’s electoral Process and the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
They also highlight how today voting rights are under attack nationally by state legislators introducing and passing laws to put up barriers to our participation in elections.  In response, Americans are coming together to fight back. Meanwhile, special interests and Billionaires are spending unlimited amounts of money to buy our elections.

In a call to action on this subject, on May 8th Votercades (Motorcades) around the country will demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and D.C. Statehood, and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – and one of the last vestiges of slavery – the filibuster!   

 
The website to see if there is a 'Votercade' in your area is johnlewisdayofaction.org.


During the second half of the show, Brad leads a political round-table with Tara Devlin and Mark Grimaldi. The roundtable analyzes the surprising bold progressivism displayed by President Biden during his first 100 days in the oval office.  They also discuss how we are ever going to unify this nation when the Republican Party is now just, as Tara puts it, "an anti-democratic cult that is undeterred in spreading its Big LIE, and doing all they can to ensure that there is no accountability for the lying insurrectionist traitor, Donald Trump, and his lying enablers like Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, etc."

Tara Devlin is a New York City based comedian, writer, and host of the unapologetically-liberal podcast "TARABUSTER.”
Tarabuster is 5-star viewer-reviewed and 100% viewer-supported.
Help keep the REAL liberal media going – and growing – by becoming a Patron of Tarabuster at Patreon.com/TaraDevlin.
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 is 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 and watch his previous 'Deadline D.C.' broadcasts at www.Periscope.TV/BradBannon. His Twitter handle is @BradBannon.

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

Or here on Facebook Live: tinyurl.com/BradFacebook5321

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

April 30, 2021

Leslie is joined by Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union.

The two discuss President Biden's joint address to Congress, the 'American Jobs Plan,' infrastructure, manufacturing, 'Buy American' requirements, green jobs and more.

The AAM website is AmericanManufacturing.org and their Twitter handle is @KeepItMadeInUSA. Scott's handle is @ScottPaulAAM. 

Breaking Down President Biden’s Tax Proposals

Breaking Down President Biden’s Tax Proposals

April 27, 2021

Leslie begins today's show with her 'Ripped from the Headlines' news segment.
Here are the stories that she covered:

1. NBC NEWS: "Florida Senate advances bill that includes limits on voting by mail, drop boxes"
2. AXIOS: "CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outside"
3. AXIOS: "Pfizer CEO: Oral drug to prevent COVID-19 could be ready next year"
4. AXIOS: "Biden to sign $15 minimum wage executive order for federal contractors"
5. CNBC: "Biden’s 100-day stock market performance is the hottest going back to the 1950s"
6. FORBES: "Amy Coney Barrett Rebuffs Demands To Recuse From Dark Money Case Involving Group That Supported Her Confirmation"

During the second half of the show, Leslie is joined by Erica Payne, President and Founder of the Agenda Project and the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans committed to making all Americans better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation, and ensuring that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Erica is also co-author of the new book, "Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer."

Leslie and Erica analyze President Biden's plan to hike corporate taxes over the next 15 years to raise about $2 trillion for his sweeping jobs and infrastructure proposal.  They also discuss Erica's new book, "Tax the Rich! How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer."

The website for the Patriotic Millionaires is PatrioticMillionaires.org, their Twitter handle is @PatrioticMills their Instagram handle is @PatrioticMillionaires.

Biden’s First 100 Days, Diversity In His Administration

Biden’s First 100 Days, Diversity In His Administration

April 26, 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 President Biden's accomplishments during his first 100 days in the oval office, what he can do to help heal a deeply divided America, whether the GOP has been effective as an opposition party, and what the Democratic and Republican prospects look like heading into the 2022 Midterm elections.

During the second half of the show, Brad chats with Kim Scott, the Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC.  They talk about diversity in the Biden administration, whether the Derek Chauvin murder conviction will help to heal a divided America, the politics of last night's Oscar Awards, and the legacy of former Vice President Walter Mondale, who passed away last week.

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.

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 the show here: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1BdGYYOXZLlGX

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