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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 23rd, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. At least two students were killed and 17 other people were injured in a school shooting on Tuesday at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. Authorities arrested a Michigan man last week after he allegedly called CNN several times, threatening to kill employees at the network's Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters, according to a federal affidavit. Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN on January 9 and January 10 and four calls, which were recorded, contained threats, according to the affidavit, which was unsealed Friday. Griesemer, whose age was not given, also made disparaging statements about Jewish people, African-Americans and the network in several calls, the affidavit said.

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok was dismissed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s team after messages he sent that demonstrated a bias against President Donald Trump. Oddly enough, that same agent almost didn’t even join Mueller’s office because he didn’t think here was any evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed. Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table. The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 22th, 2018. For more go to

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Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife. Just 42 people hold the same amount of wealth as 3.7 billion poorest people in the world. Don Imus “retiring.” Was told by a syndicater that he will not be offered a renewal of his contract.

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Restaurant CEO on servers being entitled and not being proud to be servants--says they’re going to school now and don’t want to work. Min. wage in Washington going up to $11.50.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 19th, 2018. For more go to

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Donald Trump is planning to slash the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in what marks his administration’s second attempt to gut the top office responsible for coordinating the federal response to the opioid crisis. The plan would shift the office’s two main grant programs, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas grant and the Drug Free Communities Act, to the Justice and Health and Human Services departments.

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Cenk, Ana, & Jayde Lovell. Trump appointee, Carl Higbie, resigns over racist comments he made one his radio show in 2013 & 2014--talks about Black people & their “lax” morality. Carl also talks about not liking Muslim people. Senator Tom Cotton sending out “seize and desist” letters to stop trying to contact Tom Cotton.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 18th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. President Trump's attorney Ty Cobb says the president is "very eager" to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller for his Russia investigation. In an interview with CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett on this week's "The Takeout" podcast, Cobb said Mr. Trump wants to put the matter to rest, and he told Garrett there are "active discussions" about a special counsel interview, but no formal request has yet been made. Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he has remained consistent in his plans for a border wall, a day after his chief of staff, John Kelly, told Fox News he has "changed his attitude" on it. Donald Trump said Thursday the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be part of a "long term solution," creating confusion around the efforts to prevent a government shutdown. “CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!” Trump tweeted. Trump visiting area of special election endorsing Rick Saccone. Trump scheduled to give speech at electricity plant. However, Trump tweets about saying the reason to go is to endorse Saccone and not for official reasons.

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“Prosperity Preacher” Pastor Kenneth Copeland got people to buy him a jet. Video of him thanking his donors for the jet.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 17th, 2018. For more go to

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How different parts of US define fake news. The California Democrat said the tax cuts signed by President Donald Trump mostly benefited the wealthy while tossing “bread crumbs” to lower-income taxpayers. “For one thing, it’s a very, very big deal,” a Trump voter named Sue told Fox News about the $1,000 bonus she got from her employer, Walmart. “When you work for a company and they want to give you $1,000 just because our president gave them a tax break, to me it’s a big deal.” Fox News did not publish a story the network had on an alleged sexual relationship between President Trump and adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report. CNN reports that Fox News reporter Diana Falzone wrote a story a month before voters went to the polls in 2016 on the alleged relationship between Trump and Clifford, whose stage name is “Stormy Daniels."

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The Trump administration is poised to overhaul the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don't want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which they have religious or moral objections. Under a proposed rule — which has been closely guarded at HHS and is now under review by the White House — the civil rights office would be empowered to further shield these workers and punish organizations that don’t allow them to express their religious and moral objections, according to sources on and off the Hill. That would be a significant shift for the office, which currently focuses on enforcing federal civil rights and health care privacy laws. North and South Korea have had diplomatic talks and will have a unified team in a sport for the first time.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 16th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk presents. People who will be talking to the House Intel Commission. Mueller subpoena’s Bannon. Trump’s doctor says he could live to 200. Joe Scarborough attacks Democrats that capitulate to Trump. Continued “shithole” drama. Lots of foggy recollections. Trump’s Homeland Security Chief isn’t sure if Norway is predominantly white. Jim Acosta asks Trump what kinds of immigrants he does want in the US. Democrats may reverse net neutrality. Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.

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Cenk and Ana present. 30 year resident of USA deported. Congress fights Jeff Sessions to protect states that legalized marijuana. Four police shot while responding to domestic disturbance call. Aziz Ansari accusations, and a nuanced discussion. HLN host blasts Aziz accuser. California couple arrested for torturing 13 kids. Birth control app used to prevent pregnancy, but some people didn’t get that result. Fox News guest says revealing Trump’s racism undermines our trust in him.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 15th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & Ana. Donald Trump has defended himself amid international outrage over offensive comments he is accused of making about some African, Central American and Caribbean countries, insisting: “I am not a racist.” The US president was condemned by the United Nations and the African Union (AU) after it was reported that he had referred to Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa as “shithole countries” during a White House meeting last week. As Trump headed to dinner at his golf club in Florida on Sunday, he was confronted by a reporter: “What do you say to people who say you’re a racist?”
The president said: “No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you.”

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Cenk & Ana. The Treasury Department has paid nearly $300,000 since 2003 to settle employment claims against House member offices that included allegations of sexual harassment or sex discrimination, according to a Washington Post tally of data provided by a House committee. Actress Eliza Dushku earlier today accused famed stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexually molesting her when she was 12 years old during filming of True Lies. Her claims, denied by Kramer, are being confirmed by Sue Booth-Forbes, who was Dushku’s legal guardian on the set of the film.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 11th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk presents. Feinstein backtracks her recent actions, blaming it on her cold. NYC divesting from fossil fuels and suing Shell and other companies over climate change. Pennsylvania losing coal jobs in spite of promises. Trump flip flops on his views of the NSA, and Bret Baier calls him on it. Fox and Friends plays a role. Governor Greitens faces affair and blackmail allegations. Trump blocks immigrants from “shithole” countries.

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Cenk and Ana present. Walmart gives bonuses and raises minimum wages, but closes down Sam’s Club. Florida University has a controversial class on racism, with a police guard standing outside. Bernie Sanders does a town hall on Medicare for all, and is interviewed by Ana Kasparian. An update on a teacher arrested for asking a question during a board meeting. Jeff Sessions doing away with Obama order to stop putting people in prison for citations.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 10th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & John. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appears to have made a startling revelation about why she released the Fusion GPS transcripts on Tuesday — she was “pressured” to do so. The revelation came from CNN Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, who tweeted: "FEINSTEIN says she’s sorry to Grassley for not giving him a heads up about the release of the Fusion GPS transcript. 'I meant to tell him, and I didn’t have a chance to tell him, and that concerns me,' she told us. 'I just got pressured, and I didn’t do it.' President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans in Congress to "take control" of the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, prompting some head-scratching from a top GOP investigator on Capitol Hill. "The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues," Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. "There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Russia & the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing. Republicans should finally take control!" Darrell Issa is retiring. Oprah beating Trump in new poll. D Bank off the hook because Trump owes the money.

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The district court ruling blocking the Trump administration's wind-down of the DACA program. Republicans now have a reason to push the DACA talks off -- and to underscore this idea, I've already heard from several GOP aides saying the ruling should mean Democrats should decouple from the spending bill negotiations.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 9th, 2018. For more go to

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President Trump promised Tuesday to sign what he called a "bill of love" to extend protections to 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children — if Congress can work out the details. Joe Arpaio, the Republican former Maricopa County sheriff known for his hard-line immigration tactics, says he's running for Senate.

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A boys basketball team was banned for playing on school property and dismissed from an Ohio youth league over racist and sexually charged language on their uniforms. A teacher asking tough questions of school board members in the Vermilion Parish School District in Louisiana was escorted out of the meeting by a security officer and handcuffed on the floor and arrested, videos of the event show. Donald Trump‘s spiritual advisor is asking her followers to send donations of up to one month’s salary money to her church as a “first fruits” offering for the new year — and warns of “consequences” from God if they don’t.

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