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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 11, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Ana, John, & Maz Jobrani. John’s quick hits: Erdogan’s “Power Bill,” Trump’s travel spendings, and Stockholm shooter’s identity. Bannon & Kushner WH power struggle. Unpopular GOP trends. Escalating protests in Venezuela. Maryland refunding PP.

Hour 2: Ana, Grace Baldridge, & Hasan Piker. Spicer’s shocking Hitler comments during press conference. Ivanka behind Trump’s Syria decision. United Airlines CEO under fire. Alabama governor resigns.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 10, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

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John and Ana are hosting. There was a murder-suicide at a San Bernardino elementary school. Huge distances of the Great Barrier Reef are now bleached. Egypt has imposed a state of emergency after a series of church bombings on Palm Sunday. Following a meeting with Chinese president, Trump said he made “tremendous progress” on a number of issues. The Chinese state-run news agency said the syrian bombings were that of a “weakened man who wanted to flex his muscles.” Nikki Haley says there will be large consequences to the Assad regime. Ana says Russia will probably take no part in getting Assad out of office or supporting a regime change. Rex Tillerson believes it is up to the people of Syria to decide whether or not they want regime change, not the U.S. John says that the Syrian people have lost this ability largely due to Russian interference. Ana believes that there’s not way Trump will be able to unite his administration to make unified decisions on what to do in Syria. Ana questions the judgment of those who say Trump firing the missiles makes him look “presidential”.

John reads tweets. Donald Trump may have profited from the Syrian missile strikes in Syria. He may have sold his Raytheon stocks between 2015 and now, but we don’t know that. Even if Trump personally doesn’t own these stocks anymore, there’s no doubt those close to him do. Ana says anyone who invests in stocks and wants to see their investments grow, the best stock to invest in to make money is in military weaponry. John says we need to fight for more transparency in Trump’s financially dealings, and mentioned the marches going on on Tax Day against Trump. Ana says many people don’t realize how dangerous Trump’s conflicts of interest can be, especially when it comes to military decisions. Many of Trump’s supporters are blaming Trump’s attacking Syria on the Jews. Ana says she doesn’t understand how someone like Alex Jones can claim to be anti-government while he worships the ground Trump walks on.

John reads tweets. A 22-year-old college stupid gets slammed to the ground by a cop. John and Ana discuss how the woman was obviously not posing enough of a threat to warrant the treatment she received. The LA Times had a breakdown of the money spent on police settlements in Los Angeles, which taxpayers have to cover. Ana says this story shows that that bad police behavior affects all of us. Jon and Ana talk about the importance of changing the way police are trained, which is much more possible at a local level.

Hour 2: Ana and John are hosting. John reads tweets. United Airlines dragged a man off a flight who refused to give up his seats since the flight was overbooked. They show a video that was filmed of the incident. Ana is frustrated by this situation because people, despite buying plane tickets, get kicked off flights all the time, because flights always overbook. John says this video perfectly illustrate the relation between regular people and corporations in this country. 20th Century Fox agrees to investigate the sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly. The investigation comes after a complaint made to the company’s corporate phone line by a former frequent guest on Fox News. John and Ana don’t think the statements made by Fox News over the issue are sincere and genuine. O’Reilly’s viewership has increased substantially since these allegations were released.

Ana reads tweets. Fox and Friends hosts a segment on how to clean your home, featuring women in tight dresses. Ana says it’s ridiculous for a news show to teach you how to clean. The songs “Yakkety Yak” is playing in the background as they clean, a song telling women to shut up and clean or they won’t get money to spend. It’s especially creepy when one of the hosts says he’s going to enjoy watching the women clean. Ana says this is especially problematic in the midst of Fox News dealing with Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment allegations. British Columbia has made an amendment to a law, now banning companies from requiring employees to wear heels to work. Ana recounts her own experience in work where she was expected to look/dress a certain way. Florida police officer, in an effort to scare heroin dealers, made an interesting video and posted it to their Facebook page. Ana says that the opioid epidemic is a serious problem, and this video does nothing to help solve the problem. It makes a joke of it. More than 400 architects have submitted plans for Trump’s border wall. Some of the proposals include toxic waste, moats, motions sensors, etc. John proposes his idea for the border wall design.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 07, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

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John, Cenk, Alonzo, and Jimmy are hosting with Jayar on the side. The US has launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles into the Syrian airbase where the chemical attack on Syrian civilians was supposedly based. About 6 Syrian military personnel were killed. A drone belonging either to Russia or Syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack Tuesday after it happened. The drone returned late in the day as citizens were going to a nearby hospital for treatment. Shortly afterward, officials say the hospital was bombed. The officials say they believe the hospital attack may have been an effort to cover up evidence of the attack. Cenk says that the US attacks and kills Syrian civilians all the time. The U.N., the media, etc. selectively decide what they are going to get outraged by. A number of people decided to get outraged at this particular time for some particular reason. There are plenty of other outrageous events to get outraged over. Russia has warned the U.S. over interfering with Syria again. John says that even with Trump having a senate that is very friendly to him and will always take his side, he still doesn’t trust their judgment. Cenk talks about how hypocritical Republicans are who were very critical of Obama interfering in Syria, who are now fine with Trump doing the same thing. Bombing the Syrian government is not part of the 2001 Use of Force Agreement. Alonzo says we’re doing this to show people how “strong” we are. Jimmy says that he’s skeptical about the reasons for the Syrian chemical attack, and that he doesn’t trust the government. Cenk’s theory is that the Russians and Trump worked on doing this together, because all Russia cares about are the sanctions. They don’t want to think the U.S. and the Russians are buddies, so Trump will bomb Syria and then the Russias can act mad. Jimmy agrees. The panel is glad that this was only a “fake” attack by the U.S., or at least one that wasn’t meant to do any real damage. Cenk announces the poll asking the audience why they think we’re bombing Syria. Each panel member picks which option they believe. Fareed Zakaria said that Trump deciding to bomb Syria is the moment he really became president. Brian Williams quoted a Leonard Cohen song to describe the tomahawk missiles launching as “beautiful”. Cenk thinks the facade of television that has been used for pro-war, pro-military propaganda for so many years will no longer fool people like it used to.

Neil Gorsuch is officially the new Supreme Court justice. The final tally wa 54-45 in favor of confirmation. One of Justice Gorsuch’s earliest votes will be in a case that could refashion the rules for how much state governments can keep their distance from religion. Among the cases the court has already agreed to take up next term are three about whether companies can use employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues. The court will also hear a case on whether corporations can be sued for complicity in human rights abuses abroad. Cenk says people shouldn’t believe that Gorsuch is really a constitutional originalist when he says he is. He may be an originalist when it comes to abortion, but not when it comes to corporations. Cenk says he may be the most corporatist Supreme Court justice we’ve ever had. He is of similar opinion when it comes to Gorsuch’s views on guns. John shows video of Republicans being hypocritical about Merrick Garland vs. Neil Gorsuch. Cenk says he will always call Gorsuch an illegitimate Supreme Court justice. The panel agrees that the Dems were weak when fighting to get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court.

Cenk thanks members and reads out tweets. He talks about our recent victory in New Mexico to get money out of politics. Wolf PAC has over 35,000 volunteers. Common Cause is using their lobbyists to fight our efforts to try to get a constitutional convention to repeal Citizens United. Their plan is to nickel and dime the effort to get money out of politics. They’re lobbyists are crushing the efforts of Wolf PAC’s volunteers. Common Cause called Wolf Pac “Far Left” and Cenk a “Left-wing political commentator”. Cenk asks viewers to sign a petition saying they’ll never support organizations like Common Cause that fight against having a convention to get money out of politics. They’re idea is that status quo is better than having a convention. Cenk shows a video of Wolf-PAC volunteers who fought to get a vote to repeal money in politics in New Mexico.

Cenk thanks members and reads out tweets. Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner have been constantly fighting, according to Trump administration officials. Bannon recently called Kushner a “cuck” and a “globalist”. Bannon has also clashed with Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs and a close friends of Kushner. Bannon doesn’t like the power Kushner has been gaining in the administration. The GOP went forward with nuclear option to advance Neil Gorsuch to become the next Supreme Court justice. They wiped the filibuster the Democrats were going to do off the record. It normally takes a two-thirds vote, or 67 votes, to jettison Senate rules in the middle of a session. The fact that McConnell used the nuclear option to do it is a rare step that generates extreme ill-will in a historically deliberative body. Schumer noted that of all 147 cloture motions filed on judicial nominations in the history of the nation, 79 of them ― more than half ― were prompted by GOP blockades of Obama nominees in just the first six years of his presidency. From 2013 onward found that at least 34 of the 37 current Republican senators who were serving at the time denounced the ‘nuclear option’ as forbidden and a dangerous power grab.

Hour 2: Ana, Cen, Jimmy, and Amberia are hosting. Cenk reads tweets. The O’Reilly Factor ended 15 minutes early on Thursday. Ana supposes that it could be because of so many advertisers backing out. They cut to a “breaking news” story that was already announced, but they didn’t play the O’Reilly Factor re-run later in the night like they usually do. Ana says it’s ridiculous that they are speculating over whether O’Reilly’s career is over. He’s sexually assaulted so many women, and the network doesn’t seem to care. Cenk talks about how in the old days, boss’s got away with sexually assaulting their employees and threatening to fire them if they refuse their advances. Alabama governor not only had an affair, but he used public funds to continue on with that affair. Now, the state is calling to impeach him, but he’s fighting tooth and nail to remain in office. Ana says she doesn’t care that he’s having the affair. The problem is that he was using public funds to aid his affair. Cenk said the problem is that he’s been lying. Cenk doesn’t buy Bentley saying he “found Jesus” and has sought forgiveness. Twitter is suing the Trump administration, who is trying to reveal the identity of a Twitter account of someone who is supposedly in the government relating to immigration policy. The panel hopes Trump’s supporters will be against Trump in this because if there’s what the the alt-right loves, it’s freedom of speech. Ana says what Trump is doing is similar to what Putin does in Russia, like having the Russian government ban a picture of Putin in makeup/drag. Facebook has developed a system to prevent revenge porn from being posted. The system will prevent porn from being reposted by assessing videos like YouTube does with Content ID. The panel is concerned about how this database will be handled.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 06, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk is hosting. Trump promises to build an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall. Homeland Security Secretary says many parts of the wall will actually be a high-tech, monitored fence. It will be some sort of “physical barrier”. Nunes will no longer be involved in the Russian probe investigation. Nunes says the claims against him are baseless, but will be stepping down from the investigation anyway. Conaway claims that Democrats inviting a Mexican band to perform after a Las Vegas presidential debate is just as bad as the GOP colluding with the Russians to influence the election. CNN reporter claims that progressives want to apply a “litmus test” for Dems to make sure they support single-payer healthcare. He claims that Democrats who live in states and districts that were carried in 2016 by Trump are certain to be sensitive to the political risks of supporting what Republicans call socialized medicine. He makes this assumption despite plenty of evidence that almost two thirds of Americans are for single-payer healthcare. Cenk urges people to sign the Justice Democrats petition to fight for medicare for all.

Cenk thanks members and reads out tweets. He talks about our recent victory in New Mexico to get money out of politics. Wolf PAC has over 35,000 volunteers. Common Cause is using their lobbyists to fight our efforts to try to get a constitutional convention to repeal Citizens United. Their plan is to nickel and dime the effort to get money out of politics. They’re lobbyists are crushing the efforts of Wolf PAC’s volunteers. Common Cause called Wolf Pac “Far Left” and Cenk a “Left-wing political commentator”. Cenk asks viewers to sign a petition saying they’ll never support organizations like Common Cause that fight against having a convention to get money out of politics. They’re idea is that status quo is better than having a convention. Cenk shows a video of Wolf-PAC volunteers who fought to get a vote to repeal money in politics in New Mexico.

Cenk thanks members and reads out tweets. Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner have been constantly fighting, according to Trump administration officials. Bannon recently called Kushner a “cuck” and a “globalist”. Bannon has also clashed with Gary Cohn, former president of Goldman Sachs and a close friends of Kushner. Bannon doesn’t like the power Kushner has been gaining in the administration. The GOP went forward with nuclear option to advance Neil Gorsuch to become the next Supreme Court justice. They wiped the filibuster the Democrats were going to do off the record. It normally takes a two-thirds vote, or 67 votes, to jettison Senate rules in the middle of a session. The fact that McConnell used the nuclear option to do it is a rare step that generates extreme ill-will in a historically deliberative body. Schumer noted that of all 147 cloture motions filed on judicial nominations in the history of the nation, 79 of them ― more than half ― were prompted by GOP blockades of Obama nominees in just the first six years of his presidency. From 2013 onward found that at least 34 of the 37 current Republican senators who were serving at the time denounced the ‘nuclear option’ as forbidden and a dangerous power grab.

Hour 2: Ana and Cenk are hosting. Cenk reads tweets. A woman in a restaurant get mad at couple for kissing in a restaurant. Ana commends the couple for keeping their cool during the whole situation. It turns out the woman began having mental issues starting in her early 20’s. She is also employed as a camgirl. Cenk and Ana hope the woman is able to get the mental health help she needs. The husband of a woman who voted for Trump has officially been deported. They told him to get his stuff, get in the back of a van, and drove him away. He didn’t even have a chance to speak to his lawyer. Cenk and Ana don’t feel bad for this woman because she chose to vote for Trump. Evangelical Christians are now reconsidering their support for Trump.

Cenk reads tweets. Rahm Emanuel doesn’t believe students should be able to graduate from high school unless you get a letter of acceptance from a college, community college, trade school, or the military. Ana says she doesn’t think politicians understand how difficult it is to even apply for colleges for a lot of people. Cenk thinks it might be a better idea to have kids assigned to a college counselor who help students figure out their plans for the future. Forcing people to apply and getting accepted into college is wrong. Ana and Cenk give Emanuel credit for Chicago’s community college program. Russia has banned a picture of Vladmir Putin in drag. Ana talks about the problem of having male politicians like Trump need their ego stroked constantly.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 05, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk and John is hosting. There are 45 companies that are pull back because of Bill O’Reilly because of sexual harassment factor. North Korea did another missile test. Yesterday Syria there was chemical attack, many of them were children. This was the worst chemical attack ever in Syria. Trump blames Obama for Syria attacks. Trump said that he will carry out the responsible of Syria. According to Trump’s twitter, he was tell Obama not do nothing with Syria. Trump said this attack crossed many lines. His mind has been about Assad. Nikki Haley speak out on deadly Syria chemical attack. Russia is responsible for chemical weapons.

Steven Bannon has been kicked out of NSC. Bannon move come alongside a broader NSC shake -up the restores the traditional roles and power of the chairman of Joint Chief of Staff. Bannon tried to portray his removal in the positive possible light. McMaster has also told the NSC staff that he opposed the term radical Islamic terrorism. Because it mistakenly implies the militants are being true to religion. Senator Jeff Merekly filibuster on Gorsuch. He spoke for 15 hours.

Trump can withdraw money from his Trust with no plenty. He is going to give his business to his sons. His lawyer said he is isolating himself from his business. In the paper work his able to communicate with his son about withdrawing money, yet he will communicating with his son about businesses.

Hour 2: Cenk and Ana is hosting. The public service job program is to suppose to help out Student who have student loan however the program to wipe out student loans isn’t going to cancel the debt . The federal government approved this program in the 2007. The borrower has filed a lawsuit. Several women filed lawsuit against Judith Slater from Fox News to due racism discrimination. Several women discuss their encounter with Judith Slater’s racial acts. Teen got accepted to Stanford for writing Black Live Matter 100 times at application, but it was part of the essay. The teen has done impressive thing in his community. He was accepted to other Top School. Also, he started a nonprofit organization.

Pepsi pull an ad. Show attractive people holding milquetoast sigh non nonspecific please like join the conversation. Kendrall Jenner sparks outrage by mocking a protest that occur. Kendrall offers a Pepsi to a police officer gratefully accepts it however that doesn’t happen in protest. Honey Boo Boo’s mother lost 300 pounds with surgery and plastic surgery.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 04, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Keith Ellison, and Pramila Jayapal are trying to pass a bill that would provide free college for students of families making less than a $125,000 a year. Cenk says that it’s things like this that makes Bernie Sanders the most popular politicians in America. If Democrats fought for issues like this, they would be much more popular among their constituents, and it would be a great investment in future generations. Donald Trump halted all U.S. grants to the United Nations Population Fund, an international humanitarian aid organization that provides reductive health care and works to end child marriage and female genital cutting more than 150 countries. Cenk says this move illustrates that Trump and the Republicans don’t actually care about women. In 2016, the funding provided access to contraceptives to 800,000 people around the world and prevented an estimated 100,000 unsafe abortions and 10,000 maternal deaths, according to the organization. Mike Pence has presented a new healthcare bill to the Freedom Caucus that cuts the Obamacare mandate that would require insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions. Ditching those protections would let insurers charge exorbitant rates for people with pre-existing conditions while also offering plans that don’t offer key services, like maternity care, hospitalization or lab services.

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. While Prince refrained from playing a direct role in the Trump transition, his name surfaced so frequently in internal discussions that he seemed to function as an outside adviser whose opinions were valued on a range of issues, including plans for overhauling the U.S. intelligence community. He appears to have particularly close ties to Bannon, appearing multiple times on the Breitbart satellite radio program and website. Cenk makes connections between Erik Prince, Trump, and Russia, which further explains why Betsy Devos, Erik Prince’s sister, was appointed as Trumps education secretary, in Prince’s hopes that Trump would lift sanctions on Russia. Cenk hopes that they are able to trace Trump’s financial transactions for this. Carter Page met with and passed documents to a Russian intelligence operative in NYC in 2013. Cenk discusses Page’s connections to Russia, including a transcript of how stupid a particular Russian spy thought Page was.

The Interior Department said Monday it is scrapping an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don’t shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands. Essentially the government is taking coal from public land, and selling it at a much higher price outside of the country and shortchanging taxpayers in return. This will deprive states of much-needed revenues. Jeff Sessions and the DOJ have put a new policy in place that would stop the government from exercising oversight over non-federal law enforcement. They claim the cops the oversight was meant to stop are just a few bad actors, despite evidence of a systemic probably of police abuse.

Cenk reads tweets. Trump is taking away workplace protections, most of which will affect women. Trump’s order undoes paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination claims — which helped women workers remain safe on the job. While people thought Ivanka Trump would be a champion of women within Trumps administration, she has failed to do so. Cenk and Ana say she is complicit to his administration because she is voluntarily working for it and not speaking against the issues the administration is perpetrating against women.

A WWII vet has come out at the age of 90 as a transgender woman. The only person she had come out to prior was her late wife in 1987, who would buy her dresses and jewelry. Cenk and Ana talk about how touched they are by this story. The vet talked about how she was so scared of how the world would treat her, so she didn’t come out until now. Cenk says that it’s incredible how in this world, it takes more courage to come out as transgender than to fight the Nazis.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 03, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Neil Gorsuch hearings are still ongoing. Democrat Joe Donnelly isn’t putting up a fight. Cenk says that what Donnelly is doing is not going to make people want to vote for Dems because he’s saying the Dems are wrong. Cenk presents “Stand” poll and “No Gorsuch” poll. Dems have decided they’re going to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, and they have the numbers to do so. Republican senators criticize Dems for this. Cenk says GOP only like and respected filibustering when it benefitted them. GOP acts as though the Dems are going to make the GOP take away the filibuster. Even mainstream media is stating this and blaming Dems. Bernie Sanders has started an online show, racking up millions of views. The mainstream media hasn’t covered any of it. Bernie talks about issues like voter fraud and climate change.

Hour 2: Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur hosting. Cenk reads names of donors and promotes Aspiration Bank. New sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Fox News and Roger Ailes. Julie Roginsky alleged that Ailes commented on her personal life and attractiveness and ‘insisted on a kiss ‘hello’ during private meetings with Roginsky. When she refused his advances, Roginsky alleged, Ailes refused to meet with her and took her out of regular rotation on Fox’s “The Five.” Like O’Reilly, Ailes offers women success in their work in exchange for sexual relations. Judge will not drop lawsuit against Trump for inciting violence during rallies. The judge said that Trump urging his supporters to get certain audience members at his rally “out of here” made him partially responsible for the violence that ensued. More than 100 gay men have been detained and at least three have been killed by authorities in Chechnya, according to a Russian newspaper. Not only did Chechen leader deny such events, but he claimed that there are now gay people in Russia.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 31, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Hosted by Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore. Flynn asking for immunity. Chaffetz not worried Trump will gain financially from presidency. CT bill would allow police to put deadly weapons on drones. Anaversary! TX lawmaker blames deep state for fraud charges.

Hour 2: Hosted by Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Jimmy Dore and Ray William Johnson. PornHub and YouPorn switching to HTTPS. US border agents doing digital strip searches. ‘El Chapo’ prison conditions worst in U.S. Furious parents protesting sex-ed.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 30, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: Civilian casualties increase. Pence to defund Planned Parenthood. Lindsay Graham’s alleged sexuality. Obama blocked Comey from breaking Russia story.

Hour 2: NC bathroom bill repeal. Pence over-attached to wife. New Zealand lead story. True love and sex correlation study. Fashion company’s sex ads.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 29, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.

Hour 1: ISPs sell outs. Trump’s easy healthcare deal. DNC resignations. Trump’s effect on the Paris climate accords.

Hour 2: People behind anti-Planned Parenthood videos charged. Auschwitz survivor yells at ICE director. DEA THC ruling. More Trump U lawsuits. Ivanka Trump’s WH role. Melania Trump petition.

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