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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 14, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk & John. National Student Walkout and marches. Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders both give speeches during the walkout.

A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday. Conor Lamb has beat Saccone in the Pennsylvania special election. Kilmead says Lamb won because of his attractiveness. DCCC troll bots against Bernie Sanders.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 13, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk. After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department. Hours after his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was ousted Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of public affairs at the State Department, has been fired by the White House.

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A 17-year-old victim in a series of deadly package bombs delivered to homes in Austin, Texas, was identified Tuesday as Draylen Mason, as a law enforcement source revealed the same person may have constructed the three devices. Mason, described by Austin Police Chief Brian Manley as an "outstanding young man who was going places with his life," was killed when a package on the porch of a Texas home exploded Monday morning. His mother is in stable condition. The name of a 75-year-old woman wounded in a second incident Monday has not been released. The bombings have shaken residents and cast suspicion on one of life's common occurrences: getting a package delivered to your doorstep. Schwarzenegger planning to sue oil companies.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 12, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk. Dems leading in PA special election. Millions of dollars in outside spending have engulfed Tuesday’s heated special election to fill Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, and 86 percent has benefited the Republican candidate, state Rep. Rick Saccone. Providing a sizeable chunk of the money behind this election’s spending is a very familiar conservative donor family that would like to keep a small-government conservative in the district: the billionaire Koch family.

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Cenk & Ana. In a rare interview on Sunday night, DeVos revealed that she still has a poor grasp on these subjects. There were plenty of cringe-inducing moments during the 13-minute 60 Minutes segment, from DeVos opting not to say whether she thinks the number of false accusations of sexual assault is as high as the number of actual assaults, to her declaration that the federal government has “invested billions and billions and billions of dollars from the federal level, and we have seen zero results.”

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 9, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk, Ana, Jimmy Dore, & Brett Erlich. TRUMP goes full MAGA. Tennessee GOP kills bill to ban child marriage. NRA suing the state of Florida. Republicans return the anti-gay First Amendment Defense Act to Congress. North Korea updates. Prosecutors no longer need to prove a cop acted with intentional malice. NRA gives more than $7 million in grants to schools.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 8, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk. Trump said his departing chief economic adviser Gary Cohn could someday return to his administration after making several hundred more million dollars. "He may be a globalist, but I still like him," Trump said of Cohn, who was sitting in the room and announced earlier this week he is resigning as director of the National Economic Council. "He is seriously a globalist, there is no question. But in his own way he's a nationalist because he loves our country." Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly made President Trump “upset” by revealing a bit too much during Wednesday’s press briefing.
When answering questions about Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels and the $130,000 payout she reportedly received, Sanders commented, “This case has already been won in arbitration.” Cenk prediction: Tillerson leaving administration

 

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Cenk & Ana. The FBI paid Best Buy Geek Squad employees as informants, rewarding them for flagging indecent material when people brought their computers in for repair. Mark Cuban is denying a 2011 allegation of sexual assault after a weekly alternative newspaper in Oregon published details of a case that prosecutors didn't pursue, saying they didn't believe there was evidence to support the claim.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 7, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk & John. The most striking thing about the much-hyped Texas primaries is how ordinary they actually were. That was the message from the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith, who has been following the state’s politics for the better part of three decades, when I spoke with him by phone. At the end of the day, 1.5 million Republicans voted in the primary and 1 million Democrats did. Despite the blue Texas hype and anti-Trump national environment, Republicans held a 500,000-vote advantage once all the ballots were counted. “Democrats like to say Texas is not a red state, it’s a nonvoting state. Fine. But the fact that it’s a nonvoting state means that it’s a red state,” Smith, the Tribune’s CEO, told me. “At the end of the day, yesterday was more or less a regular Texas election. More Republicans turned out than Democrats.” Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that his re-election campaign was "just having a sense of humor" when it released a radio ad teasing Rep. Beto O'Rourke, who won the Democratic primary, for going by Beto rather than his given name, Robert. "In terms of the jingle, some of it is just having a sense of humor," Cruz told CNN's "New Day." "We had some fun with it."
Cruz, meanwhile, goes by Ted instead of his given name -- Rafael Edward Cruz.
"You're absolutely right. My name is Rafael Edward Cruz," Cruz acknowledged. "I am the son of my father Rafael Cruz, an immigrant from Cuba who came to Texas with nothing."

 

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed a nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her. Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, signed both the agreement and a side letter agreement using her professional name on Oct. 28, 2016, just days before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen signed the document the same day. Both agreements are appended to the lawsuit as Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2. The "hush agreement," as it's called in the suit, refers to Trump throughout as David Dennison, and Clifford as Peggy Peterson. In the side letter agreement, the true identity of DD is blacked out, but Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti, says the individual is Trump.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 6, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk & Ana. Trump rebuffed claims Tuesday that his White House is in chaos amid reports of high-profile departures and discord within the top ranks of the West Wing.
"The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision," Trump tweeted. "I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no Chaos, only great Energy!" The Turnbull government admits it has no idea if Australia will be exempt from US president Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, despite claiming last year that it would escape the levies. Ministers have warned that the tariffs could spark a trade war and lead to global recession, and say Australian officials are scrambling to learn the details of the plan. World stock markets tumbled on Friday after Trump announced he would next week impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on imported aluminium, in an attempt to shield local manufacturers from global competition. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly begun allowing more trophy hunting of African elephants, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge last year to uphold a ban on importing parts of animals killed by big-game hunters.


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Actress Amber Tamblyn faces backlash after Tweeting that Hasidic Jews in New York City are targeting her. Of six crash reports involving robot cars filed in California so far this year, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 3, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk. Former Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore is asking his supporters for $250,000 to help fund his legal expenses. A new New Yorker profile of Trump-Russia dossier author Christopher Steele reports on a lesser-known memo the former MI-6 spy allegedly discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators. According to the report, in late November 2016, Steele relayed information from his Russian sources that senior Kremlin officials had intervened to block Mitt Romney as President-elect Trump’s choice for secretary of State. Reporter Jane Mayer writes that Moscow had asked Trump to appoint someone who would be willing to lift sanctions related to Ukraine and cooperate with Russia’s involvement in Syria. Romney, long a vocal hawk on Russia, declined to comment for the report. The White House said the former GOP presidential nominee was never a first choice for the job, and declined to comment on “any communications that the Trump team may have had with Russia on the subject.”

Former Trump aide refusing to testify and says Trump and Russia did not collude--saying Putin is too smart to collude with Trump. Says it would be funny if Mueller arrests him for not going over emails and says he is not going to go to jail.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 2, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk, John, Emma Vigeland, & Mark Thompson. Trump doubles down on tariffs. Trump on Friday defended his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, even as he acknowledged the move could trigger a global trade war. In a series of early morning tweets, the president continued to defy members of his own party — and some of his top advisers — by insisting that the tariffs would benefit the U.S. economy. “When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win,” Trump tweeted.


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Mike Jeffcoat, the coach at Texas Wesleyan University and a former major-league pitcher, has been fired after saying in an email to a Colorado high school prospect that the university no longer recruits players from the state due to failed drug tests. Trump has posted a furious, rambling and misspelt tweet about Alec Baldwin, the actor famous for impersonating him on Saturday Night Live. In an early morning post that rambled on multiple tangents, misspelt the word "dying" and called Mr Baldwin by the wrong name, Mr Trump suggested that the impersonation of him on the programme was painful to watch.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 1, 2018. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.

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Cenk & Ana. Alex Jones lists reasons he’s not anti-semitic siting his wife’s big nose as proof. Trump's rebukes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions have included referring to him behind the scenes as "Mr. Magoo," The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening.


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President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported solar materials is already taking its toll on U.S. jobs. After putting plans on hold last month to expand its factories in the United States, SunPower Corp., one of the nation’s largest solar panel manufacturers, now intends to lay off between 150 and 250 workers from its U.S. operations, or 3 percent of its global workforce, as part of a plan to cut operating expenses by 10 percent. Dow closes more than 400 points lower after Trump says steel and aluminum tariffs coming. A Virginia immigration court on Monday could decide to deport the wife of an Army 7th Special Forces Group veteran, despite provisions in the law that allow her to remain in the United States.

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