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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 29th, 2017. For more go to

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Cenk, Ana, & Alonzo Bodden. 12th year TYT anniversary. Various White House officials were taken off guard and frustrated by President Trump's impromptu Florida interview with The New York Times, according to Friday report from The Washington Post. The Post said that Times reporter Michael Schmidt gained access to the president at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday after club member Christopher Ruddy introduced the president and the reporter. No aides were present during the on-the-record session.

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President Donald Trump has already predicted he will win re-election in 2020, and that the news media will cheerlead his path to victory because "they basically have to let me win." Trump gave a wide-ranging and impromptu 30-minute interview with The New York Times' Michael Schmidt at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, in which he said the media will embrace the president ahead of the 2020 election because it's in their financial interest to do so. "Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes,” Trump said. President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that "we could use a little bit of that good old global warming" in response to the bitter cold hitting the East Coast this week, but seems to confuse weather with climate.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 28th, 2017. For more go to

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Cenk. Officials in the one of the nation’s largest counties filed a lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that major prescription drug manufacturers were “complicit” in the opioid crisis and should pay monetary damages for the public health costs. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tore into special counsel Robert Mueller, saying Mueller would have to get credentials for the mainstream media if he were any more biased. Actress Jenna Fischer apologized on Wednesday after Twitter users corrected an inaccurate tweet she wrote about the unpopular GOP tax bill over the holidays.

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Cenk announces Jerk of the Year & Turk of the Year. Jerk of the Year is Donald Trump and Turks of the Year are Tarana Burke, Alyssa Milano, Gretchen Carlson.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 27th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk & Ana. AT&T plans to lay off and fire more than a thousand workers starting early next year. Across the Midwest, an estimated 600 workers were notified they were being laid off by the company on December 16, a week before AT&T announced it was doling out $1,000 bonuses to 200,000 of its employees in celebration of the Republican Party’s tax overhaul. An appeals court Tuesday said that a privacy group suing President Trump’s so-called voter fraud commission was not itself a voter, and thus could not bring a claim alleging that the commission had failed to protect voters’ privacy in seeking states’ voter roll data.

Hour 2: #1 cause of stress of Americans. American Airlines has apologized to two black professional basketball players who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant accused them of stealing blankets. Vanity Fair has apologized for a video in which six of its Hive editors attempted to make arch New Year’s resolutions for Hillary Clinton, while sipping champagne.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 26th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. Trump wishes the troops a Merry Christmas. President Donald Trump joined his family at their “Winter White House” for the holidays Friday night after signing the GOP tax bill into law, and reportedly told wealthy friends dining at Mar-a-Lago, “You all just got a lot richer.” As Democrats launch an aggressive campaign to challenge Republicans in congressional races across the country in 2018, the party is faced with an uncomfortable rift over one key issue: whether to use a potential majority in the House to impeach the president. Recent polling shows that a majority of Democrats — up to 75% — support impeaching President Donald Trump. A late October poll found that 49% of all voters support impeachment. And this fall, Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer launched a $10 million national television and digital ad campaign calling for Democrats to impeach the president,whose approval ratings recently dipped to 32%.
Earlier this month, 58 House Democrats, led by Rep. Al Green of Texas, voted to impeach Trump, defying party leadership, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said now "is not the time" to consider impeachment. "I think a lot of the base would push strongly for impeachment. I think many of us feel like the lines have been crossed.”
But Democratic lawmakers are mixed on the issue. Many are wary that pursuing removal charges may alienate independents and conservative Democrats, costing them their majority in the House, if they do manage to flip the chamber next year.


Hour 2: Cenk, Hannah Cranston, & Aida Rodriguez. Four sheriff's deputies firing at a wanted felon shot and killed a 6-year-old boy when at least one round went through the wall of his San Antonio-area mobile home and struck him, sheriff's officials said. A 17-year-old neo-Nazi was charged with two counts of murder Saturday after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend’s parents. Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot and killed in their home in Reston, Virginia, on Friday. The teenager, who is not named due to his minor status, shot the Frickers after getting into their home. Police indicate that the teen also suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is currently in critical condition.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 22th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk, Brett Erlich, & Mark Thompson. President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax cut bill Friday morning before leaving for his Christmas break in Florida. He also signed the continuing resolution that will keep the government open through January 19. That includes $4 billion for missile defense.

Hour 2: Cenk, Mark Thompson, & Hannah Cranston. Sam Haskell, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, was suspended on Friday after a report revealed purported emails from him, board members and others disparaging pageant contestants, the organization said in a statement. The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. Life expectancy possibly down third year. A political action committee (PAC) supporting President Trump is set to release a new ad that depicts multiple people thanking Trump for various reasons, including for “letting us say 'Merry Christmas' again.” The ad, which comes as part of a $1 million ad buy from pro-Trump PAC America First Policies, is set to begin on Christmas Day. It was beginning to look a lot like cannabis.Deputies in Nebraska said they first noticed a strong stench coming from a truck they pulled over during a routine traffic stop on a highway this week. Upon further inspection, large bags discovered inside allegedly contained 60 pounds of marijuana. An elderly couple — Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife, Barbara, 83 — said they were transporting the drugs from Northern California, where they live, to Vermont.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 21th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. As Republican lawmakers work toward finalizing legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code, consumer advocates are bracing for an ensuing showdown over entitlement programs. At issue is the $1 trillion or so that the tax-cut package would add to the federal deficit over a decade even after economic growth is taken into account, according to estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation. Advocates' concern is that the GOP will pursue ways to pare the federal government's most expensive budget line items — which also happen to be social safety nets — to offset the price tag of their tax-cut package. The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at the presidential campaign of the Green Party’s Jill Stein for potential “collusion with the Russians,” a sign that the panel’s probe is far from over, even as allegations swirl that the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation is racing to a close. The Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia probe took a new turn Monday as it was revealed the panel has requested documents from Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein. Stein's former communications director Dennis Trainor Jr. told Buzzfeed the Senate panel had reached out to her with the request

Hour 2: Cenk & John. Bob Corker expresses ‘newfound empathy’ for Trump’s crusade against ‘Fake News.’ The Justice Department is reviving an inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the government’s controversial approval of the Uranium One deal.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 20th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk & John. Ryan and McConnell have ushered the biggest tax overhaul in a generation through Congress and delivered President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory since Inauguration Day. But on the periphery is palpable angst, particularly in the House. Just hours before the Tuesday vote, some House Republicans fretted privately about the prospect of getting railroaded into propping up Obamacare by the end of the week. And conservatives have been stewing quietly over a looming legislative package coming in early January that most believe will increase spending and codify an Obama-era immigration program they believe is illegal.

Hour 2: Are SJW's ruining Star Wars? Catt Sadler has quit her position as an E! News host after discovering that she was being paid about half of what her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, was making. Sadler had been with E! for years, appearing on TV since 2006 as a host of The Daily 10 and then E! News. This year, she also became the host of Daily Pop, a two-hour daytime show, and an E! executive informed her of the “massive disparity” in pay around the time she took on that gig. Shortly after that, E! reached out to renew her contract, and she decided to fight. Facial recognition-based features are nothing new to Facebook. The company has used facial recognition for some time now to suggest friends to tag in photos. On Tuesday, however, the company announced it's expanding its facial recognition features to help combat fake accounts using another person's photos, and to alert users whenever a photo or video is posted with him or her in it.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 13th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. The former head of the Pentagon’s secret, $22 million UFO-hunting program says aliens may have visited Earth. “My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” Luis Elizondo, former leader of the so-called Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program noting he does not speak for the federal government. A clip of one of President Donald Trump’s federal judicial nominees struggling to answer rudimentary questions about the law garnered well more than 1 million views in a matter of hours on Thursday night and stoked speculation that another of the president’s nominations might get derailed. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., shared footage of Matthew Petersen, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, getting quizzed by Sen. John Neely Kennedy, R-La., on basic aspects of trial procedure during his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Video of the interaction. Trump was considering rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination.

Hour 2: Cenk & John. More information on the tax bill. Houses passes the bill and Senate will decides its fate tonight. Corporate tax loophole they said would be closed but are not. Electrical vehicles will get tax breaks and companies will no longer get tax breaks for providing employees lunch.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 13th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Last minute tax bill changes. Dems not going to have budget showdown for dreamers. Are they trying to get Mueller fired? GOP’s reaction. 

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 15th, 2017. For more go to


Hour 1: Most of the injured immigrants reported under the law in recent years work for a few companies that provide labor and personnel services to high-risk industries such as construction and landscaping, promising cheaper workers’ compensation costs to their client businesses, the Daily News found. Some companies or their insurers legally avoid paying injury claims, while their injured undocumented workers lose their jobs, get arrested, face jail and deportation, and must pay their own medical bills. New Mexico shooter was a radicalized white supremacist. Has history of visiting alt-right websites and enquiring how to buy guns.

Hour 2: One such bot cop recently took over the outside of the San Francisco SPCA, an animal advocacy and pet adoption clinic in the city’s Mission district, to deter homeless people from hanging out there. At least four faith-based private schools in Mecklenburg County receive taxpayer money through a state voucher program while sections of their handbooks prohibit lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students from enrolling.

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