Wed, 23 December 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 23, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Cenk gives congrats to winning a new award and calling it a TYT Grand Slam. With the holiday season upon us, Cenk reveals the latest holiday cards from various politicians like Al Franken, Sen Tim Cain from Virginia, Britain’s Jeremy Corbin and others. New poll from Quinnipiac on Bernie Sanders with Bernie taking the lead on electability against Donald Trump. Latest news on Wolf Pac, with the help of Rep Terry Backer from Connecticut giving his last speech at the Connecticut House of Representative and being part of the fight against Citizens United.
President Obama recently criticized the TV coverage of recent acts of terrorism in the US with CNN mentioning terrorism and ISIS over 400 times, Fox up to 200 times on terrorism and ISIS. MSNBC with terrorism mentioned 366 times and ISIS 350 times. Hillary Clinton is reaching out to the Hispanic community by becoming a “la abuela”. The NY Times reports that up to one billion dollars in taxes have vanished, an omnibus bill lead by Sen. Harry Reid reveals the cause, along with the details courtesy of Huffington Post.
More government surveillance with CISA, that was snuck into an omnibus bill in order to fight against cyber security, Wired magazine reveals the details and opposition of the bill from tech companies and civil liberties organizations. The Intercept reports, that a visa waver program will put citizens of dual nationality like Iranian and Syrian Americans at risk of becoming second class citizens when traveling abroad. CNN reports on an ambush in a bus in Kenya, in which Muslim women would shield Christian women against Al Shabaab.