Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based journalist Jimmy Zuma bring you the most interesting stories in politics and interview the newsmakers who make it happen. Wait, What? is the easiest way to become the smartest person at the table.
Internationally recognized expert on the radical right, Mark Potok joins us. The fringe right in in another period of ascendency, probably bigger than it has ever been. But something is different this time. Philosophies like "Christian Identity are part and parcel of the rise. That's a fancy name for hating (and blaming) Jews. Find out how these fringe ideologies are infiltrating the radical right and what it means for us in this election year.
Mark has been interviewed thousands of times for TV, Radio and Print. You'll recognize him from his work at Southern Policy Law Center. His website is http://markpotok.net.
This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, recounts his conversations with Donald Trump which he taped. We fill you in on what's in the book and play some highlights that reveal Trump knew he's been lying about Covid-19 as early as February. Then, why is the Trump campaign short of cash and where did it go? And who got the 25% paid to a mysterious LLC?
One of these things is not like the others. but like links in a chain, each has something in common with another one. We explain who they are, what they are, and why it matters. Then we break down post-convention polling. Who gained, who lost, and how will it affect the electoral college?
The Republican Convention was a cacophony of lying, deception and taking credit for what Obama did. Jimmy watched all four nights just to bring you what he's calling "highlights from lowlifes." Then we take a look at the people's continuing fight for racial justice and who's doing the murdering in and around protests. TL;DR It isn't the protesters.
Over one week, Democrats redefined the party convention forever, and set a standard that has Republicans racing to catch up! Victoria and Jimmy discuss the highlights and why they matter so, so much.
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Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's pick for Vice President. Find out more about her including: some of her progressive victories, highlight moments, and the reaction to her selection as our likely next Vice President. You probably already know it is big news. Find out why...
In an interview on Axios, Trump wilts under the follow up questions you've been waiting for. Our highlight lollers. Then, what's Trump's obsession with TikTok? We know. And lastly, what do the latest primaries tell us about the state of the race.
GW Professor and ER Doc Terry Jodrie served in New York during the height of their pandemic. In an exclusive sit down, he joins us to tell the inside story. It's a poignant lesson for ERs nationwide and a critical prescription for communities everywhere.
Protesters in Portland are experiencing how the Border Patrol treats refugees. And Trump has promised to deploy them in our greatest cities. Is this the latest attempt to turn the USA into a dictatorship?
We run down what Biden has been up to and why it is getting big results. The SCOTUS writes another ruling that makes employees chattle of their employers. The we laugh along with the Lincoln Project as the rattle Trump, once again. Lastly our commentary on the idiotic plan Trump thinks will win him reelection.
Two new DOJ whistleblowers detail lying to get favorable sentencing for Trump cronies and fake investigations of others. Trump holds another extinction event in Phoenix, and the room was full—of children. And Biden's poll numbers top a new milestone.
A rare Covid-19 show:
Coronavirus surges in Trump Country asTrump starts holding extinction events, Militia's begin attacking Black Lives Matter protesters. And the polling is starting to look like Trump's personal extinction event.
Massive marches against police murder, police rioting, an attempted coup attempt, and Trump's retreat into his own Green Zone. We weave this all together and explain how each of these stories intersect.
In a rollercoaster week, Police rioted after most of the public wants to take away their license to kill. Then Trump tried to effect his hostile takeover of the US. In the end, Trump failed and Protesters won. We walk you through it all with exclusive details. And that's not BS.
Two new whistleblowers allege Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are stealing your tax dollars. Some of the named beneficiaries are well known media personalities and Trump supporters. Then we'll look at the Biden allegation and what it means for the Me Too Movement and Democratic Politics.
The campaigns are adapting to a new normal. We run down how campaigning is being done in the pandemic, check the polls (it's all good news!) and discuss VP prospects. Lastly, we catch up on Victoria's senate race and her prospects for becoming Joe Biden's VP.
Earth Day is fifty years old. We'll tell you a little about it's origins and what's going on today. Then, we interview Skip Laitner, a research economist who shows countries and companies how to save money by saving the planet. Find out what you can do! Sponsored by GLOWB, Join the Billion Bulb Challenge at https://www.glowb.us/.
With powerful endorsements from Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, the stage is set for a Joe Biden win in November. The only things standing in the way are pandemic, voter suppression and every dirty trick in the Republican playbook. Oh, and the Russians too, but we'll save that for another day.
Our guest is Jason Stanley, Yale Professor and expert in authoritarianism, fascism, mass incarceration, freedom of speech, and other issues.
Fascism is on the march around the world and even in the US. Hungary was the latest domino to fall. And Trump's former aide was in on it. This is an unbelievable story. But it's one you need to know and one that will explain a lot of things we're seeing in US America. Jason's latest book is "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them."
Joe Biden has effectively won the nomination. We'll tell you why and look at Bernie Sanders' options going forward. Then we'll explain why bailouts need to be done differently this time around. Lastly, Victoria will share what's going on about Coronavirus in Arizona and we'll talk about a special group of constables--from her district--who are leading the fight to prevent evictions during the pandemic.
It's another game changing week in the primaries. We'll explain what happened on Super Tuesday 2 and what it means for the race. We'll look at how coronavirus is changing politics how it might affect the primary and the general elections. The Victoria explains why Elizabeth Warren can't be VP.
Ten days ago Joe Biden was a dead man walking. His campaign was broke and operations were paused because of it. He couldn't fund his campaign in Super Tuesday states and didn't even have offices in two. Then a series of events transformed his campaign and by the end he had become Rocketman. Here's the inside story about how Biden's campaign went from No-mentom to Joe-mentom in 8 days.
Today's expert chairs the NOW Committee on Violence Against Women and she's a nationally recognized expert in the topic. OK, it's Victoria. We'll bring you up to speed on what's needed to prevent a rapist from receiving parental rights and how many states haven't passed this important protection for rape victims and their children (born of rape.) Then Victoria drops some bombshells from the national news story she's involved in, about legislation to protect women and children from rapists. Truths will be told and you'll get mad! And sad. And that's just how politics should work.
No matter how you feel, we're actually winning. First we provide all the information you'll need to lighten your mood. Maybe you'll get fired up. If you do, we'll share how you can defeat creeping authoritarianism and the creep creeps who want to end democracy.
Join us to catch up on the end and aftermath of the impeachment trial. Then we'll dump on Iowa and tell you what happened and why it doesn't matter. We"ll bring you up to date on the candidates and the primary. And don't miss Victoria's epic rant about what women want in candidate!
Halfway through the trial of Donald Trump in the Senate, we analyze the events so far, the impact of the Bolton revelations and the effect the trial is having on Democratic Candidates right before the Iowa Caucus.
With one tweet, Iran single-handedly prevented war with the United States. Unbelievable, you say? We explain it. In other big stories, the Impeachment is moving to the Senate next week, find out what's going to happen. And we provide updates and analysis on the Democratic Primary, the next debate and the state of the race.
His title might be Attorney General but William Barr is acting as Trump's Minister of Propaganda. In his interview with NBC, he uses several propaganda techniques pioneered by Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. That's not a comparison, but it is a comparison of techniques. Jimmy breaks down the interview and reveals Barr's impeachable misconduct.
While Trump is off trying to screw up Europe, the Democratic field is shrinking and Impeachment is moving forward. Who is out of the race and who is trending? With Impeachment moving to the Judiciary Committee, what's that mean and what's next? And Victoria and Jimmy offer predictions for how badly Trump will screw up at the London summit.
Victoria and Jimmy catch you up on the impeachment hearings and play the three damning quotes you probably haven't heard. Then they discuss the state of the race for president, who's up, who's down, who's out and who ought to be. Next, J&V cover Rudy, Igor, Natasha and the Trump Putin mobs. And winding up, the international press picks up our Naftogaz Conspiracy bombshell from last week!
When Volodymyr Zelensky was elected Ukraine's President (on a reform platform) it undercut a plan by the Trump and Russia mobs to gain control of the Ukraine state gas company, Naftogaz.
Trump's Ukraine meddling is part of this larger effort and—beyond rigging his reelection— it aims to depose Ukraine reformers in the new Ukraine government, the US government, and Naftogaz. The goal: to control Ukraine's state natural gas company and bleed it, like Putin did in the past. Connecting the dots between the Trump scandal and the Guiliani-Furman-Parnev investigation (by DOJ-SDNY) blew our minds. Bring some popcorn... This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Development Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com/
In Part 1 of our Impeachment Hearings Coverage, we explain how testimony blew the lid off the Trump conspiracy, why Republican Congresspersons are finding it hard to defend Trump, and how one little-known Congressman sent GOP Grand Inquisitor Jim Jordan to the Epic Fail Zone. Oh, and Devin Nunes looked like a fool again.
The circle is tightening around Trump (and Guiliani, Pompeo and Sonderland.) Here's the lowdown on the witnesses, the House vote to make phase two public, and the absolutely idiotic move Trump made in response. This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com
Another week, another whirlwind. Half of the conspirators in what Jimmy calls "The Department of Trump" were arrested this week. We had another wide-stage debate and we offer up winners and losers. And lastly, Impeachment had a big and busy week. Whew! What a week!
This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com/
Thanks to Trump, our best allies in the Middle East are facing genocide, and their ISIS prisoners are escaping. At the same time Jimmy thinks Mike Pence is running a back channel game to replace him. We honor the Kurds and explain why—and how—Pence might be backstabbing him.
The ZOP—Three minutes, one topic, everything you need to know...
A new Washington Post-Schar College poll shows the electorate is turning on Trump. That includes Independents and even many Republicans. Jimmy Zuma catches you up on the data, and what it means.
With Trump sinking into mania it's easy to forget there's a primary going on. But you shouldn't miss the fast-rising Elizabeth Warren. We recap the news you would have heard if Trump wasn't busy trying to get impeached.
Impeachment has (finally) begun! We detail the behind-the-scenes action that led Democrats to begin impeachment and led the Republicans to reconsider their lock-step support for a now toxic Donald Trump. Find out how seven freshman house Democrats (and not the ones you're thinking of) gave Nancy Pelosi the push she needed to get onboard the Impeachment Express.
The Trump attempt to get Ukraine to assist in his reelection is a big—but complicated—story. We break down the important facts on a timeline, revealing what happened, why it matters, Trump's real motivation (widely misreported) and the smoking gun you probably haven't heard of. Then we send a message to Nancy Pelosi...
- another episode in the Creepy Kavanaugh show,
- how Beto O'Rourke leads the democratic nominees in bravery about guns,
- and what's really behind the Saudi oil field bombings(It's probably not what you think.)
Democratic Debate 3 is upon us. Here's your debate prep. We review who's leading, who's losing and what to watch for.
Finally, we're getting down to deciding who'll be the next President. The front runners will square off and the second and third tier will be looking to make a moment. Not everything matters, so be sure you know what does...
There are 535 seats in Congress and more than 500 women are running for them. All around the nation, women are storming the ramparts of this male bastion, and taking no prisoners. In this episode, we break down how the new bravery is feminine, and how the old brave wasn't really all that brave anyway.
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The Democratic Primary remains an oozing mass of also-rans, cabinet-post seekers and huh? candidates. We tell most of them to go home. And we catch up on current events and update our Epstein and Barr story.
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The relationship between domestic abusers and mass shooters is clear. Nobody starts out a mass shooter, they start down a path that invariably includes beating wives, girlfriends or mothers. Misogyny is almost always a part of their mix. mass shooting, domestic violence, politics, Victoria Steele, Jimmy Zuma
Trump TV? What if FOXNews is not Trump's channel? What if Donald Trump is FOXNews' President. We lay out a case that an empty headed Trump relies on a doofus version of the President's Daily Briefing--laying in bed and watching FOX and Friends. Then we'll tell you what you can do about it.
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We debate the CNN debates, providing you with winners and losers (and losers who ought to go home) as well as the high points and the low points. Did we mention that Victoria has a bone to pick with CNN? Plus another outtake
Trump's guilty. The Mueller Report reveals illegal activity, Russian interference in our 2016 election and every element of conspiracy except a contract. Nobody read it. So Mueller went to Congress but, well, he wasn't the best explainer.
Now that Bob Mueller has come and gone at the Capitol, it's up to you to save democracy. Victoria Steele and Jimmy Zuma explain how you can and what you can do, starting tomorrow.
Victoria talks with Linda Berg, Political Director for NOW, about the 2020 election and the women's agenda.
In a short but wide ranging interview, Victoria Steele talks with Linda Berg, the Political Director for NOW. Learn who NOW has already endorsed and who they like, get the rundown on the feminist agenda, learn about the women candidates NOW wants to stay in the primary and the surprising reason why they want some men to drop out.
What's it like to be a new board member at NOW, What's going on at the national conference and how many superstars did Victoria meet? And how do you win that FEMINIST AF t-shirt?
As a newly appointed board member at the National Organization for Women, Victoria traveled to Minneapolis to attend her first board meeting. Along the way, she met the women (and men!) who are setting women's political agendas, planning the strategy and, well, having a ton of fun. WW? offers a free FEMINIST AF t-shirt (just like Jimmy's) to one politically involved listener.
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Alex Acosta, Trump's secretary of labor resigned last week. His forced resignation isn't the end of the story, it's just the middle. This sordid tale begins in the late 1970's and includes Attorney General Bill Barr, Barr's father, serial child molester Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump, and the rich guy's clubs in Palm Beach and Manhattan. Once you know the whole, creepy story, you might find it unbelievable. But it'll be a story that you want to tell on social media and to your family and friends.
Your hosts at WW?, progressive Senator Victoria Steele and liberal journalist Jimmy Zuma, lay it all out—the creepy, the ugly and the even uglier.
Your introduction to the hosts of Wait, What? Politics with Zuma and Steele. Meet progressive Senator Victoria Steele and liberal journalist Jimmy Zuma and find out what they have planned for WW?. And learn how the WW? team intends to make you better able to argue your politics on social media, at work, or with your grumpy uncle.