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TCM: The Candidate (1972) Natalie Wood’s Cameo

“After winning the California Democratic primary, U.S. Senate candidate McKay (Robert Redford, who recruited his friend and former co-star for this appearance) meets Natalie Wood, his wife (Karen Carlson) and campaign manager (Peter Boyle) in tow, in Michael Ritchie’s The … Continue reading

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The Film Archives: Q&A With Brian Lamb- U.S. Senator Tom Coburn: ‘A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America’

“Thomas Allen Coburn (March 14, 1948 – March 28, 2020) was an American politician and physician. A Republican, he was a United States Representative and later a United States Senator from Oklahoma. Coburn was elected to the United States House … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Mara Pavula- ‘ If You Think Politics is a Circus, Think Again’

Source:The New Democrat  “Would you say that sometimes political processes can become… a circus? Consider this the next time you want to use this metaphor — in reality, the circus is a tight-knit community of hardworking individuals with a deep … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight: John Oliver- The Filibuster

Source:The New Democrat  “John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn’t, and why it’s stupid to drink coffee like a cat.” From Last Week Tonight I guess my question for John Oliver would be: does he want to end the … Continue reading

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CNBC: Squawk Box- Maya MacGuineas- ‘The Debt Limit Deal is The Worst Budget in History’

Source:The New Democrat  “Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the budget deal brokered between the White House and Congress, which raises the debt ceiling.” Watch the interview at CNBC … Continue reading

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Bill Whittle: Scott Hahn- Why Donald Trump: ‘Told ‘The Squad’ of 4 U.S. Lawmakers to Go Back Where They Came From’

Source:The New Democrat  “President Trump told U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — known collectively as ‘The Squad’ — to go back where they originally came from and to fix the broken, corrupt governments in … Continue reading

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The Onion: Paul Ryan- ‘Lauded For Inspiring Millions Of Young Gutless Fucking Cowards To Take On Leadership Roles’

Source:The New Democrat  “WASHINGTON—Noting the former congressman’s deep, unwavering commitment to shying away from every one of his civic responsibilities, the Heritage Foundation lauded Paul Ryan Thursday for inspiring millions of young gutless fucking cowards to take on leadership roles. … Continue reading

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The Week: Opinion- Ryan Cooper: ‘The Case For Paying Congress A Lot More’: Because Government Doesn’t Waste Enough Money?

Source:The New Democrat  “A common populist attitude in American politics is the idea that public service should not pay well. By this view, being a politician shouldn’t be about grubby paycheck comparisons, but instead high-minded public virtue. State legislators in … Continue reading

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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart- ‘Won’t Let Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Off Easy’

Source:The New Democrat  “Mitch McConnell says Jon Stewart is ‘bent out of shape’ for asking Congress to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Here to comment is Jon Stewart.” Source:The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart- ‘Won’t Let Senate … Continue reading

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CNN: Jon Stewart- ‘Chokes Up, Gives Angry Speech To Congress: Telling Congress To Do Their Jobs?

Source:The New Democrat  “Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. ” Source:CNN: Jon … Continue reading

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