Former PAC propagandist Karina Sahlin and former Obama field organizer Matt Abedi are the children of immigrants from the most feared countries in the world (Russia & Iran). They break down the biggest stories in the news in the way only two people scared of totalitarianism can.
Matt and Karina discuss the revelations of the heavily redacted Mueller report, the path forward for the Democratic party. billionaires rebuilding Notre Dame and nothing else and how Liz Warren is the Hermione of the Democratic Party
Matt and Karina discuss Barr's letter to his original letter, would Matt save America?, more stupidity from the Trump White House, add a new quadrant to the Hieronymus Bosch Hellscape, give you a heads up on the upcoming budget battle and discuss 2020 and Biden's bosom bumping.
Matt and Karina unpack Barr's Mueller report summary, talk about the Trump administration's move on the Golan Heights, shake our heads at Michael Avenatti and decide how we as a country need to move forward. .
Matt and Karina take bets on the Mueller report, talk about the good work Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams are doing, add several quadrants to the Hieronymus Bosch hellscape and then get into a 20 minute argument about 2020 and polling.
Matt and Karina return from vacation and talk about Paul Manafort's sentencing, add a new quadrant to the Hieronymus Bosch Hellscape, ask "Is the Government Still Shut Down?", and discuss the entrance of Bernie and Beto into the 2020 race.
Matt and Karina discuss the Cohen hearings, Republicans distancing themselves from Trump about the State of Emergency, reparations in 2020, and a new offshoot of "Irresponsible Speculation" called "Just Like Ole Karini Said"
Matt and Karina discuss SCOTUS's latest abortion ruling, Ilhan Omar's tweets on Israel, dueling rallies on the Border, everyone's favorite segment "Is the Government Gone Be Closed Again" and a quick dip into the 2020 Presidential Pool.
Karina and Matt discuss Ralph Northam's (Gov of Virginia) potential resignation, General's turning on Trump, our reaction to the State of the Union (not good) and quick news on the Trump Inauguration Committee's legal trouble.
Matt and Karina discuss the Trump Administrations Transgender Ban, "Is the Government Still Shut Down?", they speculate on Democratic candidates in 2020, and everyone's favorite segment "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina go through all the very obvious evidence that Donald Trump is a Russian agent, then serve up a tasting menu of segments: "Is the Government Still Open?", Mitch McConnell's master plan, we add "A New Quadrant of the Heironymous Bosch Hellscape" in the form of $2000 worth of fast food, and finish up our trash meal with everyone's favorite segment "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina do a recap and analysis of Trump's address to the nation and the Dem rebuttal, discuss the latest Manafart bombshell, check in on everyone's favorite segment "Is the Government Shutdown?", add a new quadrant to "New Quadrant of Heironymous Bosch Hellscape" and follow it all up with a surprise "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina discuss John Kelly's exit interview, Sarah Huckabee Sanders inability to find another job, and do a whole bunch of segments: Is the Government Shut Down?, Irresponsible Speculation and Best Moment of 2018.
Matt and Karina discuss the explosion of information from the Mueller Team, and the plea agreements of Flynn and Cohen. They talk about the erosion of democracy in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina and then wrap things up with a bout of "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina discuss the latest developments in the Trump-Russia investigation, Manafort, and Michael Cohen. They also talk about the passing of George H. W. Bush Sr. and everyone's favorite segment "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina re-evaluate the midterms nearly 2 weeks later, talk about the recounts in Florida and Georgia, the CIA's report on the murder of Jamal Kashoggi, and everyone's favorite segment "Irresponsible Speculation".
Matt and Karina talk midterm results (blue wave baby!), the firing of Jeff Sessions and the implication for the Mueller investigation, recounts in several states and our favorite segment “Irresponsible Speculation”.
SPECIAL: MIDTERM EPISODE Matt and Karina give updates on the emoluments clause lawsuit working its way through the courts. Do a rundown of the House, the Senate, and Governor's races up for grabs on Tuesday and finish up with the resurgence of anti-semitism in America, and what it means for 2020.
Matt and Karina discuss the cycle of tax cuts to the rich and welfare cuts to the poor, the brutal assassination of Jamal Kashoggi, and the impact it has on the west, and the Trump Administrations use of immigration going into the midterms. Plus a new segment called 'Bone to Pick".
Matt and Karina break break down new GOP tactics for voter suppressions in North Dakota, Texas, Georgia and Florida They discuss the crossover of politics and celebrity, and dispense a much needed "Reality Check".
Matt and Karina discuss the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh leveled by Christine Blasey Ford, and the GOP strategy going forward. They break down the revelations about Rod Rosenstein published by the "definitely" failing New York Times and if it was a Trump Administration plant. Plus why you should know the story of Sergei Magnitsky and how our democracy is very much at stake from the perspective of a Russian woman and Iranian man.
Matt and Karina discuss the fantastic flip of Mr. Manafort and what a cooperation agreement with Mueller means for democracy, the new “Active Measures” documentary, and why there is no future where Brett Kavanaugh should ever be sitting on the Supreme Court.
Matt and Karina discuss the Kavanaugh hearings, and why not all hope is lost, why the "okay" sign isn't okay anymore, the super secret op-ed author and how PRIMARY DAY IN NEW YORK IS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13th and who you should vote for. Also free hot pot.
Matt and Karina discuss the latest on the International Trump Crime Syndicate including Paul Manafort's trial. Break down the special election results from Ohio's 12th District. And briefly* feel bad for Don Jr. as his dad throws him under a big ole bus.
This week we talk about Diane Feinstein getting the finger from the Democrats, the Mueller investigation, why Elon Musk sucks and why being a billionaire is unethical. We also discuss if it's a good idea to meet with Papa Poopoo (Putin) in Helsinki (hint: it's not).
We guessed right! Brett Kavanaugh is the orange one's SCOTUS pick. We talk SCOTUS, Scott Pruit resigning and whether thats even a good thing. Then we share some of that good news ya'll have been jonesing for (Paul Manafort is in solitary) and more!
Heatwave Episode! Trapped in a room with no air conditioning with rapidly rising temperatures we talk about the resignation of Anthony Kennedy, a bunch of other bad shit that happened and why if you vote right Maxine Waters will be the head of the House Finance Committee.
Karina and Matt discuss Trump's executive order, the various magnitudes and multitudes of corruption in the Trump Administration (guess who bought a bulletproof car?), consequences of the GOP Tax bill and exchange some tin-foil hat theories.
Matt and Karina discuss the Trump administration's policy of kidnapping children at the border, North Korea, recent Supreme Court decisions (not the one you think), and Paul Manafort's recent move to the clink!
Karina, a Russian-American former PAC propagandist, and Matt, an Iranian-American former field organizer talk about ICE "misplacing" children, Ireland repealing the 8th, Stacey Abrams, messaging for the Democratic Party and why standing in front a gas station isn't the best way to reach voters.