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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 3, 2018. For more go to

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Rep Beto O’Rourke raises an astounding amount of money for his campaign, all from individuals. Alison Hartson is killing the competition with her fundraising efforts. Pres. Trump tweets caravans of immigrants are coming our way.

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Teacher’s in Miami are not able to afford rent, proposals of special housing near schools for the teachers.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 2, 2018. For more go to

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Snorting condoms, not a good idea. Donald trump goes into military rant alongside the easter bunny. Shulkin says his dismissal was somewhat a surprise.

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Sinclair broadcast group made dozens of local news anchors recite the same script. Exposing local news for the actors that they are. Trump tweets in their defense. Trump changes language around global warming to be “politically incorrect”.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 30, 2018. For more go to


Hour 1: John Iadarola, Abby Martin, Ryan Clayton, & Richard Greene Scott Pruitt, jumping from scandal to scandal. Teachers in Oklahoma see small victory, but they want more.

Hour 2: David Hogg does not accept Laura Ingraham’s apology. Alisyn Camerota asks David Hogg: what kind of college wouldn't accept you?? Conservatives lose it.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 29, 2018. For more go to


Hour 1: Ana and Mark Thompson. David Shulkin replaced by Ronny L. Jackson as the secretary of veterans affairs. White house experiencing a number of shake up, many employees are losing influence over President Trump.

Hour 2: Vermont passing gun control legislation. Michigan University paid a PR firm to get dirt on Larry Nassar, the investigation turned up evidence against their own Dean.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 28, 2018. For more go to

Hour 1: Ana, John, and, Mark Thompson. The relationship between your paycheck and the tax bill. The cost of our anticipated paycheck increase.Support for Medicare for all has become the majority opinion in the nation with shocking approval ratings.

Hour 2: Facebook is being sued by the National Fair Housing Alliance for discrimination. New date indicated foreign investment in the US real-estate has dropped significantly, no thanks to US lawmakers.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 27, 2018. For more go to

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

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 21, 2018. For more go to

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Texas bombing update. Geraldo on TX boming. Geraldo–Austin terrorist probably targeted Lib town in sea of red Texas. Backlash over Trump congratulating Putin. Trump–I called to congratulate Putin on his electoral win & talk arms race. Trump–We talked arms race, that no one will have what we have. McConnell–Calling Putin wouldnt have been high on my list. Sessions releases memo regarding death penalty/drug dealers. Man holding cellphone killed. Supreme Court Penn gerrymandering; impeachment.

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Facebook: where is Mark Zuckerburg?; #deletefacebook trending. Cambridge back to their old tricks; starting a new company. Millennial women increasingly going away from Rep. Junk food warnings on labels in different countries.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 20, 2018. For more go to

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Texas bomber. Maryland school shooting. GOPer who said “skinhead lesbian” dropped from Maine race. Fox news commentator just quit the “propaganda machine”. Cynthia Nixon running against Cuomo in NY. Cynthia Nixon for Gov. Philly DA Larry Krasner, dismisses 31 from Philly DA’s Office. Kentucky teacher strike. Gov Bevin on radio show–Teachers like greedy ppl in WWII rationing times. Gov Bevin trashing teachers as well paid, ignorant, & blind.

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Mueller, McCabe, Trump tweet storm, Hannity. Hannity on Fox&Friends, pushing morning propaganda against investigators. Hannity toes Trump Admin line that he wont fire Mueller, no one said he should. FLASHBACK Hannity suggesting Trump should fire Mueller multiple times. Lindsey Graham–Trump firing Mueller would be beginning of end of Trump. Rep Charlie Dent–Agree w/Graham, it would end Trump Presidency. Napolitano–Firing of McCabe looks pretty bad, wreckless & vindictive. Rick Tyler–Trump will fire Mueller and GOP will do nothing, Ruhle goes crazy. Trump gave CIA position to Cohn then took it back. Trump announcing Cohn leaving–Have a feeling you’ll be back. Bevin tries explaining cutting teachers pensions w/o insulting them. Kushners’ cadre startup benefited from misleading rent filings. Dem lawmaker: lets grab our guns in case of Trump. Tom Suozzi–Break out the 2nd Amendment if Trump ignores courts, rule of law. Trump campaigning in 2016–2nd Amendment ppl can stop Hillary. NYT: black men do worse than white men even if they are from same socioeconomic background. Bruno Mars accused of cultural appropriation. Interracial marriage poll: 20% think it’s wrong. Politician blames weather on Jews. Trayon White climate change. Lawmaker doesnt want to arm female teachers.

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

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Hillary Trump voter comments. Hillary Clinton in India–Trump voters vs her voters. Durbin–Hillary is wrong on Trump voters, and we Dems acknowledge that. Durbin–Hillary can still speak, but we have new crop of Dems for 2020. Dems pull back hard line immigration demand. Jim Carrey’s Sanders portrait. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Cambridge Analytica pt1. Cambridge Analytica pt2. Gov Bevin trashing teachers as well paid, ignorant, & blind. Hannity on Fox&Friends, pushing morning propaganda against investigators. FLASHBACK Hannity suggesting Trump should fire Mueller multiple times. Lindsey Graham–Trump firing Mueller would be beginning of end of Trump. Rep Charlie Dent–Agree w/Graham, it would end Trump Presidency. Napolitano–Firing of McCabe looks pretty bad, wreckless & vindictive. Rick Tyler–Trump will fire Mueller and GOP will do nothing, Ruhle goes crazy. Philly DA Larry Krasner, dismisses 31 from Philly DA’s Office. Kentucky teacher strike. McCabe, Trump tweet storm, Hannity. Kushners’ cadre startup benefited from misleading rent filings. Conservatives complaining about Jim Carrey.

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

Hour 1: Feds tosses out rule requiring financial advisors to act in customers’ best interest. Pruitt huddled with coal exec who raised over $1M for Trump. Pence enters Inauguration, greets Steven Chancellor of White Stallion Energy.  Zinke, Pruitt, and Mnuchin spending. Libertarian candidate proposes arming homeless. Dem challenges Maine GOP behind ‘skinhead lesbian’ remark. 

Hour 2: Teens get ‘corporate punshment’ in AR for participating in Walkout. Penn professor: black students seldom graduate high in class. Prof on black law students. FL bridge collapse. Katy Perry kisses contestant.

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

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Walkout students go crazy at Sanders arrival. Bernie excitement at National Walkout Day. Mueller subpoenas Trump org. Kudlow economic adviser. Kudlow in 2011–Human toll in Japan worse than econ toll, good news. Senate Passes Bill To Deregulate Banks. Ana w/Bernie–Addresses the 16 Dems that voted for Bank deregulation. Germany looking to arrest Gina Haspel. Trump admits he lied at fundraising event. Trump admits he lied at fundraising event. Yale Experiment: turn conservatives into liberals.

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Trump wants to execute drug dealers, w/ some exceptions + finalizes opioid plan. Tucker Carlson links immigration to infertility in American men. Tucker Carlson falling wages leads to infertility and out of wedlock births. Women dont want dudes who dont make good money. Neo-Nazi Love Triangle.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from March 14, 2018. For more go to

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 28, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & John. Hope Hicks resigns White House job after testifying in front of House Intelligence Committee.

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Immigrants can be held by U.S. immigration officials indefinitely without receiving bond hearings, even if they have permanent legal status or are seeking asylum, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. CNN is claiming Glenn Haab, father of 17-year-old Florida school shooting hero Colton Haab, sent “doctored” copies of a producer’s email to Fox News and HuffPost in an effort to make it look like the news outlet was scripting its town hall meeting.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 27, 2018. For more go to

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Trump still supports raising the age limit to buy certain firearms, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday. But her statement is at odds with Republican sources on Capitol Hill, who have told CNN that Trump's interest in the issue has privately waned in recent days. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the U.S. House, commissioned a survey and analysis from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and GBA Strategies to help think through health care messaging. In April, the firm’s veteran pollster Stan Greenberg briefed House Democrats on the findings with a presentation at the offices of the Democratic National Committee. The messaging handouts, obtained by The Intercept, made clear where the party wants its candidates to stand when it comes to health care reform: preferably nowhere, but certainly not with single-payer advocates.

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The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would give adoption agencies the ability to decide not to work with LGBTQ couples. Sean Hannity asks Left about right-wing art.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 26, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & Kyle Kulinski. Republican state lawmakers in Florida called on Sunday for the suspension of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, accusing him of “incompetence and neglect of duty” in the months before the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and 73 Republican colleagues urged Gov. Rick Scott (R) to suspend Israel, a Democrat who was reelected in 2016 and has said he would not resign over his agency’s handling of one of the country’s deadliest school shootings. “Sheriff Israel failed to maintain a culture of alertness, vigilance and thoroughness amongst his deputies,” Corcoran wrote in a letter released Sunday. “As a result of Sheriff Israel’s failures, students and teachers died.” New poll numbers on gun control: around 70% approve stricter gun control. 76% want to ban mental people for guns; 73% banning ar-15s; 90% want stronger background checks.

Chinese state-owned chemical firm now has avenue to influence elections. Carrier to lay off 1,000s of jobs, despite Trump promising to protect jobs.

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

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Kansas election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is taking fire from the left after months of relative peace, thanks to a document put online the night of Feb. 22 — a collection of opposition research on Laura Moser, a progressive candidate in Texas’s competitive 7th Congressional District. As Moser was attending a campaign event, the DCCC posted a short but brutal collection of hits on Moser that would be likely used against her if she won the Democratic nomination. The 7th District is one of 23 where Hillary Clinton outpolled Donald Trump in 2016, while voters sent a Republican congressman to Washington. “Democratic voters need to hear that Laura Moser is not going to change Washington,” the committee wrote. “She is a Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress.”
Moser responded later Thursday night, saying in a statement that the DCCC’s tactics represented “why people hate politics” and hurt the effort to take Congress back from Republicans.

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Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on Thursday amid looming allegations of sexual misconduct and blackmail following an admission of an affair last month. He was charged in St. Louis with a first-degree felony invasion of privacy, according to the Missouri court system. In a statement Thursday, Greitens denied committing any crime and instead called the situation “a personal mistake” from his time prior to taking office. Russian athlete who wore anti-doping shirt tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Minimal scientific case for emotional support animals.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 22, 2018. For more go to
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Student's question to teachers possibly carrying weapons: "Does this mean teachers have to be trained to shoot students?" The victims' families and survivors of the Florida high school shooting have not held back, calling out the National Rifle Association in the days since the massacre. On Wednesday, Dana Loesch, the organization's national spokeswoman faced them for the first time. Loesch said the organization feels the process for buying firearms is flawed and ensured the audience that the NRA is fighting for them. But the crowd booed as she left the event. Democrats mulling how to approach gun control on the campaign trail this year are weighing their tough history on the subject against the burning politics of the moment.
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John & Cenk. Longtime National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre Thursday addressed criticism of his organization following the Florida school massacre, and his combative defense included expressions of dog-whistle anti-Semitism reminiscent of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," with descriptions of a powerful plot to destroy America's freedom by "European-style Socialists" who he said had taken over the Democratic Party. 
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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 21, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & John. Democrat Linda Belcher wins Kentucky House seat.

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David Hogg has become a strong voice among survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The attention has given him a powerful platform -- but it has also made him the subject of smear campaigns and demonstrably false conspiracy theories. Either he has been "coached" by his father, a former FBI agent; or he is a "pawn" for anti-gun campaigners; or, the most far-fetched, he is not a victim but a "crisis actor," paid to travel to disaster sites to argue against stricter gun laws. "I'm not a crisis actor," Hogg told CNN's Anderson Cooper on "AC360" Tuesday. "I'm someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that." "I'm not acting on anybody's behalf," the 17-year-old added. As the false theories continued circulating Tuesday, US Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, came to the student's defense on Twitter. Texas school district suspending students who walk out to protest gun laws. The same day Florida's House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to reject gun control measures demanded by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting, the Republican-controlled chamber approved a measure declaring pornography a public health risk. The resolution, approved by a voice vote Tuesday, says the Internet is exposing children to pornography at an alarming rate, which could lead to low self-esteem and deviant sexual behavior. It also says pornography contributes to m

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 20, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Trump ordered the Justice Department on Tuesday to propose regulations to ban so-called bump stocks, which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon like the one used last year in the massacre of concertgoers in Las Vegas. “For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve,” said the White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reflect internal conversations. “A lot of people here felt like it was a reprieve from seven or eight days of just getting pummeled.” That rather shocking quote is contained in a new Washington Post report about the White House seeing the shooting in part as giving them a brief respite from questions about multiple burgeoning scandals. Liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros is paying to mobilize 17-year-olds against gun violence, conservative political commentator and former Republican congressman Jack Kingston claimed in an interview with CNN Tuesday morning. Kingston was on the program to discuss a controversial tweet in which he claimed it is implausible that high school students who survived a brutal massacre last week were capable of organizing nationwide rallies for gun control on their own. During the show, Kingston argued that the teenagers are being manipulated by left-wing anti-gun activists funded by Soros. President Trump’s oldest child, Donald Trump Jr., liked two tweets pushing Parkland shooting conspiracies, which accused a student who survived the massacre of being an FBI plant.

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An Idaho Republican state senator has been labeled a “bully” after ranting at college students who traveled hundreds of miles to discuss a birth control bill with lawmakers. State Sen. Dan Foreman also has been slapped with an ethics complaint for an incendiary follow-up tweet sent from an account allegedly associated with him. The tense exchange between Foreman and about a dozen University of Idaho students was captured on camera Monday. Video circulating on social media shows Foreman forcefully pointing his finger and belligerently saying “abortion is murder” to the students, who say they didn’t come to discuss abortion at all.
U.S. senators are planning to mark the 10th anniversary of Wall Street’s meltdown this year with a gift to the nation’s banks: a bill that would unravel regulations put in place after the crisis. The proposed rollback of some key post-crisis rules – which could advance in the coming weeks – is one of the few examples of bipartisanship in Washington since President Donald Trump's election.

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

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Students fighting for greater gun control. March to participate in the fight for greater gun controls from survivors. Republican donor vows to not donate to any candidate does not fight against militarized style guns.

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Cenk & Ana. Move overperforms massively. Black Panther politicized in negative ways. Right wing trolls spreading fake tweets about being attacked by black people at the movie theater. The cost of a vital cancer drug has gone up 15-fold in four years after its new owner hiked prices on nine separate occasions. Lomustine has been used to treat brain tumours, lung cancer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma for more than 40 years but is now seen by some patients as too expensive. At that point it was being sold for around $50 a capsule. The same dose now costs $768 (£570). NextSource has increased the price nine times in less than five years. A 20 per cent hike in August was followed by a further 12 per cent rise in November, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. Prices of other doses of the drug, which the company has renamed Gleostine, have also been increased exponentially.

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

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Students fighting for greater gun control. March to participate in the fight for greater gun controls from survivors. Republican donor vows to not donate to any candidate does not fight against militarized style guns.

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Cenk & Ana. Move overperforms massively. Black Panther politicized in negative ways. Right wing trolls spreading fake tweets about being attacked by black people at the movie theater. The cost of a vital cancer drug has gone up 15-fold in four years after its new owner hiked prices on nine separate occasions. Lomustine has been used to treat brain tumours, lung cancer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma for more than 40 years but is now seen by some patients as too expensive. At that point it was being sold for around $50 a capsule. The same dose now costs $768 (£570). NextSource has increased the price nine times in less than five years. A 20 per cent hike in August was followed by a further 12 per cent rise in November, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. Prices of other doses of the drug, which the company has renamed Gleostine, have also been increased exponentially.

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

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged on Friday that some “protocols were not followed” after it obtained a tip in January that Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the Florida school attack, had the potential of “conducting a school shooting.” “We are still investigating the facts,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement. “I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public.” Fox & Friends blames prescription drugs, virtual reality, and the "human condition" for the Florida school shooting. Mitt Romney running for Senate.

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Cenk, Ana, & Richard Fowler. How many other stories has the National Enquirer covered up to help President Trump? Ronan Farrow's new reporting in The New Yorker forces the question to be asked. But it's a very difficult one to answer because the tabloid is secretive about its practices. Farrow's report highlights a tactic called "catch and kill" -- where a publication buys the rights to a story and then buries the story as a favor to someone. The Enquirer allegedly did this to conceal an extramarital affair by Trump, according to Farrow's report. President Trump, please do something! Do something. Action! We need it now! These kids need safety now!" With tears rolling down her face, Lori Alhadeff screamed into a microphone, glared into a camera, and begged the President to address the nation's deadly gun epidemic. Alhadeff's 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was one of 17 people killed during Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Alhadeff's grief was coupled with anger and a demand for answers. Russian-linked bots flooded Twitter with political propaganda in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, according to data from a website tracking Russian activity on the social media site. The website, created by the think tank the German Marshall Fund, tracks the activities of 600 Twitter accounts linked to Russia. And in the days after 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the website recorded Russian-linked twitter bots tweeting about Parkland, gun control, Florida and Nikolas Cruz, the alleged shooter.

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

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Cenk. There have been 18 school shootings in the first 45 days of 2018, according to a nonprofit group. Speculation as to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz’s motivations began late yesterday as Instagram accounts and YouTube comments believed to be associated with him surfaced. Today the leader of a white nationalist fringe group claimed that Cruz was a member, and that his group had given Cruz training.

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The Gateway Pundit’s White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich circulated a hoax falsely claiming Buzzfeed wrote an article on “why we need to take away white people’s guns.” In the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 people were killed Wintrich posted a screenshot of a fake Buzzfeed article titled “Why We Need To Take Away White People’s Guns Now More Than Ever.” In his Thursday morning speech responding to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump correctly noted that “it is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference; we must actually make that difference.” This comment came near the end of a speech packed with condolences, platitudes, and vague promises to the 17 people who were killed on Wednesday. Though he acknowledged that reports of gunfire first brought police to the scene, not once did he utter the word guns.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 14, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & John. At least 16 people are dead after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials told CNN. The suspect, a former student, was taken into custody "after he committed this horrific, homicidal, detestable act," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect has been identified as Nicolas Cruz.

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Aspiration live read. Hiring management for Trump properties only hired 1 American out of 144 openings. A new study by Alberto Alesina, Stefanie Stantcheva and Edoardo Teso of Harvard University compares perceptions of social mobility in five countries—America, Britain, France, Italy and Sweden—against actual levels. It finds that Americans tend to be optimistic, while Europeans tend to be too pessimistic. An American born to a household in the bottom 20% of earnings, for instance, only has a 7.8% chance of reaching the top 20% when they grow up. Americans surveyed thought the probability was 11.7%. A West Virginia city has agreed to pay a former police officer $175,000 to settle a wrongful-termination lawsuit after he was fired following his decision not to shoot a distraught suspect who was holding a gun. The lawsuit accused the Weirton Police Department of wrongfully terminating officer Stephen Mader after he chose not to shoot a 23-year-old man while responding to a domestic disturbance in 2016.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 13, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday offered what was perhaps the most bizarre assessment yet of former President Barack Obama's official portrait by suggesting an artist included "sexual innuendo" in his depiction of the 44th president. A now-deleted post on Hannity's website claimed the portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley, featured "secret sperm cells," seemingly referencing the detail of Obama's temple in the painting. In a since-deleted tweet on this, Hannity wrote, "Obama's portrait - a stark contrast to predecessors with inappropriate sexual innuendo." A conservative activist in Minnesota introduced a resolution last week to “minimize and eliminate the influence of Islam” in the state’s Republican Party. Jeff Baumann, a notorious anti-Muslim activist in Minnesota’s Senate District 36, also urged in the resolution that “no Islamic leader, religious or otherwise, shall ever be allowed to deliver the invocation at any Republican convention or event.” The resolution further called for “legislation, policies, and educational programs [to] be implemented... so as to evermore minimize and eliminate the influence of Islam within Minnesota, including Minnesota schools.” Two members of the Central Park Five spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday night, and they argued that President Trump‘s defense of Rob Porter fits in quite well with Trump’s pattern of behavior. Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana were wrongfully convicted of raping and assaulting a jogger back in the ’90s. Trump not only called for their executions with a full page New York Times ad, but he still believes the two men are guilty despite both of them being exonerated by DNA evidence. Federal records show that Michael and Donna Nicholson, parents of the GOP candidate Nicholson, both gave the maximum $2,700 donation in December to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat Nicholson hopes to unseat later this year.

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A second grade teacher from Texas died of the flu after she skipped treatment for the virus because it "cost too much." The president’s long-awaited $1.5 trillion proposal, which was released Monday, seeks to leverage $200 billion in direct federal spending over the next decade into an additional $1.3 trillion by relying on state and local tax dollars, as well as private investment. One way to attract private investors to finance infrastructure projects would be to toll roads. Trump’s infrastructure plan would give states more flexibility to toll existing interstate highways ― under the rationale that if you use a road, you ought to pay a price in order to maintain it. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, considered a potential presidential candidate in 2020, announced Tuesday that she will no longer accept contributions from corporate political action committees.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 12, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. A gay school teacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules. News producer fired for dropping “N word” in argument with neighbor. NYPD 100th precinct tweets about Black Lives Matter and get backlash.

Hour 2: A woman was removed from the West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday after she used her testimony about a fossil fuel-sponsored piece of legislation to list industry donations to state lawmakers. When Democratic legislators gathered in a hotel in Portland, Maine, for a two-day policy conference last August, they were joined by a host of corporate interests who have good reason to want in on those conversations.
The meeting of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the party arm responsible for supporting state legislative candidates, was closed to the press and billed as an off-the-record event, but HuffPost has exclusively obtained a copy of the agenda, which shows the members of the DLCC’s finance council. The finance council includes companies, trade groups, labor unions and public interest organizations, who pay anywhere from $12,000 to more than $100,000 to the DLCC. In return, the conference provided an opportunity for donors to interact with state legislators ― many of whom head their respective chambers ― from around the country.

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

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John Moody, Executive Editor and Executive VP of Fox News, penned an explosive opinion piece on Wednesday in which he seems to suggest that the US Winter Olympics team has made themselves “darker, gayer” at the expense of racking up medals. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) counted over 100 people killed or injured by alleged perpetrators influenced by the so-called "alt-right" — a movement that continues to access the mainstream and reach young recruits.

Hour 2: Cenk, Ana, & Mark Thompson. California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters and sought the prosecution of activists with “anti-racist” beliefs, court documents show. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday floated a simple solution to the opioid epidemic that currently affects millions of Americans: “Take some aspirin.” “I am operating on the assumption that this country prescribes too many opioids,” Sessions said during a speech at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times. “People need to take some aspirin sometimes.”

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 8, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. The RNC will not be returning Wynn’s contributions following his sexual assault accusations. An FBI lawyer texted a bureau agent that then-President Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing” — a message that a Senate committee suggested could refer to the federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The messages shared between attorney Lisa Page and her lover and bureau colleague Peter Strzok were released Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which provides oversight of the bureau, and is chaired by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. In one exchange, Page wrote to Strzok in September, 2016 about prepping FBI Director James Comey on talking points for an update he was planning to give Obama that said: “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Tensions between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have reportedly become so hostile that GOP members of the committee are planning to build a literal wall separating the two parties’ staffers. Rep. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday voiced opposition to President Trump’s proposed military parade, saying the U.S. doesn’t need to “show off” its military power.

Hour 2: Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman offered a dire outlook of the U.S. under President Donald Trump while taping "Celebrity Big Brother," tearfully cautioning that the country is "going to not be OK." Police in Lancaster, PA say that a poorly-drawn sketch — see above — went a long way in terms of helping their investigation into a theft at a farmers’ market. The incident happened last month when a suspect disguised himself as a vendor and ran off with cash he took from a stand in Central Market.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 7, 2018. For more go to

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Ana, Mark Thompson, & Michael Shure. Congressional leaders unveiled a sweeping budget deal Wednesday that would add more than $500 billion in federal spending over the next two years, delivering the military funding boost demanded by President Trump alongside the increase in domestic programs sought by Democrats. White House chief of staff John Kelly said Tuesday that President Trump is unlikely to extend the deadline for work permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5 if Congress has not reached a deal on immigration by that date.

Hour 2: Ana, Mark Thompson, & Maytha Alhassen. Sheriff laughs at suspect being shot. Video of the crime. The sheriff then boasts about the killing. The Sheriff has been cleared. Buzzfeed investigated Tumblr to see if the site was susceptible to trolls posting fake news like Facebook during the elections.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 6, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Trump refused to say Wednesday whether he would grant an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Russians who attacked that election. Trump considering firing Kelly. Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans’ sweeping attacks on the nation’s premier law enforcement agency appear to be working: Nearly three-quarters of Trump voters ― 74 percent ― say the FBI is biased against the president.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. A "tiny," one-woman firm "inexplicably" won a $156 million federal contract to deliver 30 million meals to Puerto Rico hurricane victims — but managed to deliver just 50,0000 meals before the contract was terminated for cause three weeks later, outraged lawmakers said Tuesday. Atlanta-based Tribute Contracting had "a history of struggling with much smaller contracts" before winning the Federal Emergency Management Agency contract, noted Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands. "It is difficult to fathom how FEMA could have believed that this tiny company had the capacity to perform this $156 million contract," Cummings and Plaskett wrote in a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. The firm ended up being paid $255,000 for 50,000 meals. Following the death of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, in a car accident, Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to tie the professional athlete's death to a need for tougher border security. "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed ... Jackson," the president tweeted, calling the tragedy "preventable" and insisting the Democrats "get tough on the Border." The accident that killed Jackson took place around 4 a.m. Sunday and officials said the athlete was the passenger of ride-share driver Jeffrey Monroe, 54, of Avon, Indiana, who was also killed. Indiana State Police said Tuesday the driver of the vehicle that struck Jackson and another victim was an undocumented immigrant, CNN reported. It is believed the driver, identified by detectives as Manuel Orrego-Savala, was intoxicated at the time of the accident. According to CNN, Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala who had previously been deported in 2007 and 2009.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 5, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Super Bowl recap and Cenk calls it the greatest game ever played. Breitbart had a unique take on the Super Bowl. Tweet and later delete pic of Super Bowl and have racist convo between Muslims. Cenk talks about his trip to New Orleans.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. Marco Rubio is working with Ivanka Trump to craft a paid family leave plan that will be appealing to fellow Republicans. According to Rubio, a Republican-friendly paid family leave bill would neither raise taxes nor impose requirements on businesses to provide leave. Though Rubio and Trump’s paid family leave plan is still in its early stages, Rubio laid out the potential legislation outlines. Instead of mandating leave, Rubio’s plan would allow workers to draw from Social Security early and then later delay the benefit when they become eligible. Lawyers are counseling couples considering divorce to do it this year — before a 76-year-old deduction for alimony payments is wiped out in 2019 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 2, 2018. For more go to

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John, Mark Thompson, & Francesca. Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) says he doesn't think the GOP memo critical of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign should be released. Republicans on Capitol Hill, backed by an angry President Donald Trump, defied pleas from the FBI and Democrats on Friday and released a previously classified memo alleging misconduct by senior U.S. officials investigating Trump's presidential campaign.

Hour 2: Brett Erlich, Francesca, & Simone. The father who tried to attack former Olympics gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom this morning apologized for his actions but made it clear that he wishes the worst for Nassar. Firing back at criticism from Jay-Z, President Donald Trump went too far when he claimed the black unemployment rate is the lowest in recorded history “because of my policies.”
While it’s true that the black unemployment rate recently reached its lowest level in decades, the rate has been in steady decline for about the last seven years. The Terrifying Rise of Alt-Right Fight Clubs. White nationalists are learning mixed martial arts to prepare for race war.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from February 1, 2018. For more go to
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Cenk. Trump lied about his State of the Union audience having the highest viewership in history. While President Donald Trump spoke at the annual GOP congressional retreat in West Virginia, he claimed Senator Orrin Hatch once said he is “the greatest president in the history of our country.” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lashed out Wednesday night at what he called the “elite media,” decrying its members for being part of the “deep state” intent on destroying President Donald Trump's administration.  
Hour 2: Cenk & John. Kathleen Hartnett White, who is President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), has been exposed as a conspiracy theorist who believes that nothing bad will happen if human beings flood the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. At 9 a.m. EST Friday, the extractive industry will gain drilling and mining access to previously protected American land, according to an order issued by President Donald Trump late last year. More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a recent study. That is enough plastic to make it from Earth to the moon and nearly halfway back. Researchers who published the study last week in Science Magazine believe that the number of plastic in the corals will grow by 40 percent in the next seven years. Meanwhile, the researchers found that the chance of corals getting a disease increased from four percent to 89 percent when they were draped in plastic.
Plastic pollution is just one factor that is putting the world’s coral reefs at risk. Coral reefs maybe have been around for as much as 500 million years, but scientists are warning that they might be gone or decimated by the end of the century.
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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 31, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk & John. Rep. Trey Gowdy retiring. Trump's chief of staff said on Wednesday the White House would soon allow for the release of a highly controversial Republican memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools. "We have certainly coordinated with members of Congress as is appropriate. As to specifics on this, I just don't know the answer," press secretary Sarah Sanders said on CNN's "New Day." "I'm not aware of any conversations or coordination with Congressman Nunes," Sanders said. During the House Intelligence Committee's business meeting on Monday to vote on releasing the Nunes memo, Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley pressed Nunes about whether he or his staff had coordinated with the White House on the memo, Quigley told CNN on Wednesday. Quigley said Nunes became "quite agitated" when pressed whether any of his staffers were involved in producing the memo, and refused to answer the question.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) deported Amer Othman Adi, a Palestinian man who lived in Ohio, on Monday. Donald Trump's top public health official resigned Wednesday amid mounting questions about financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported that one month into her tenure as CDC director, she bought shares in a tobacco company. Fitzgerald had long championed efforts to cut tobacco use, which is the leading cause of preventable death.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 30, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Despite widespread coverage of corporations gifting their employees with cash, just 2% of Americans say they've seen any kind of benefit thanks to the Republican tax law signed by President Trump in December. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee who defied his party to vote against President Trump's tax cuts, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection. The Netherlands' spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee. The US has released a sweeping list of prominent Russian business and political figures, in defiance of Moscow and implementing a Congressional law designed to punish Russia for election meddling. The US Treasury report, published shortly before a midnight deadline, listed every senior member of the political administration at the Kremlin, and every Russian oligarch with a net worth of $1 billion or more. Some of those named are already subject to US sanctions. But the administration stopped short of imposing any new punishments, saying the legislation was already doing its job. The report was "not a sanctions list," it said. Instead, the Treasury report resembled an exercise in naming and shaming -- putting individuals on notice that they may be subject to sanctions in the future. Cenk’s prediction/theory: Trump laundering money to Russian oligarchs for decades.

Hour 2: Face recognition technology to put celeb faces on porn. Between 2006 and 2016, a total of 20.8 million prescription painkillers were sent to two pharmacies in Williamson, in Mingo County, West Virginia, a town with a population of only 2,900 people. A U.S. government panel is now questioning how drug wholesalers could have sent millions of prescription pills to two pharmacies in West Virginia without flagging any suspicion, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The panel is centered around two drug wholesalers who provided drugs to the pharmacies, Ohio-based Miami-Luken and Illinois-based H.D. Smith. Shipment papers indicate the wholesalers made large deliveries of the drugs over several consecutive days. The papers also show extreme increases in the number of drug orders from year to year. Both of these records should have sparked suspicion. The main drugs identified in the investigation are hydrocodone and oxycodone, two prescription painkillers. A New York Times investigation into a company that sells Twitter followers and retweets - many from automated accounts - names a variety of celebrities, including Cleveland-based celebrity chef Michael Symon. According to the Times, the company, Devumi, has a library of 3.5 million bot accounts that can be sold repeatedly. The Times says Devumi "has provided customers with more than 200 million Twitter followers." Millions of Americans believe God made Trump president.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 29, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Acting director of FBI, Andrew McCabe is out. GOP on Twitter requesting secret memo written by Rod Rosenstein. Trump again says he’s “a stable genius” on Davos’ show. Says there is a cooling and a heating and says the ice caps are at a record level. NASA says polar ice caps are breaking records for melting.

Hour 2: On Friday, ProPublica published a piece linking Woodward to Atomwaffen Division, a relatively new Charles Manson-obsessed neo-Nazi outfit that defines itself as a “revolutionary national socialist organization centered around political activism and the practice of an autonomous fascist lifestyle.” Quoting three sources with knowledge of Woodward’s recent past, the investigative news site reported Woodward joined the hate group in 2016 and attended a three-day training camp with other members in Texas. Pictures from the event captured Atomwaffen Division members in skull masks, making Nazi salutes. The website reported that the training included lessons in firearms and hand-to-hand combat, preparation for the group’s “ultimate aim of overthrowing the U.S. government through the use of terrorism and guerrilla warfare.” Breitbart’s Alex Marlow talks about threats that CNN has to faced. Calls CNN “fake news.” JayZ on Trump treating black people like shit and current racial tensions in the country. Trump takes to Twitter to respond to JayZ.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 26th, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk, Ana, Ben, & Michael Brooks. Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive.

Hour 2: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 25rd, 2018. For more go to

Cenk. Those hoping for another chance to “Feel the Bern” in 2020 could have good reason to be optimistic about Bernie Sanders’s odds of running for the presidency.
While speculation has been rampant — and the Vermont senator has never ruled out the possibility of another go at the country’s top office when asked — there’s yet been no official word on what a campaign would actually look like. Until Saturday, that is, when a meeting between Sanders and his top political advisers explicitly discussed the possibility. Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he would talk to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath and looks forward to the opportunity, but that he will listen to the advice of his lawyers.

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency. Alex Jones says Trump calls him all the time. Claims there will be a coup and arresting FBI agents. Ron Johnson on FBI secret society texts.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 24rd, 2018. For more go to

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Cenk. Rush Limbaugh’s backhanded apology for supporting the Iraq War. Also, raps a conspiracy theory with it. Video of Burger King’s net neutrality ad. Evangelical leader, Tony Perkins, shares his thoughts on the radio about Trump’s sexual relations with a pornstar after Melania giving birth. Says it’s okay now because he is not like that anymore. Under fire for using taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct complaint from a former aide, Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that the woman “specifically invited” his intimate communications, and that he was emotionally wounded when she filed a complaint against him. Mr. Meehan denied crossing the line into impropriety, but said in an interview that when the woman told him last year that she had started a relationship with someone outside the office, he “didn’t respond to it as well as I would like to have.” He said he believed his attempt to make amends — a handwritten letter in which he called her “a complete partner to me” — was meant to be a sign of respect. “That I would find later that that was not something that she was comfortable with, really hurts me,” Mr. Meehan said. “This was a person who specifically invited communication with me so that she would be able to have the ability to be there for me.” The New York Times reported that Mr. Meehan, 62, a married father of three, had entered into a confidential agreement to settle the complaint brought by the aide, who is decades his junior. She left the office after filing a complaint alleging that Mr. Meehan became hostile after she rebuffed his romantic overtures, sources familiar with the situation told The Times.

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The future looks less sunny for the renewable energy industry after the Trump administration announced this week that it plans to tax solar panels manufactured abroad. The announcement, which came from the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer late Monday, took aim at Chinese solar panel producers, whom the administration says have been selling their goods in the United States for less than their fair market value. As a result of a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. will now impose duties of up to 30 percent on solar equipment manufactured abroad. Such a move could damage the $28 billion solar energy industry. Eighty percent of the parts used in the U.S. solar industry are imported, and the Solar Energy Industries Association had previously projected job losses in the tens of thousands amid months of uncertainty about tax hikes. But solar panel manufacturers aren’t the only ones at the receiving end of Trump’s new tariffs. Washing machines made by South Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG were deemed “a substantial cause of serious injury” to U.S. manufacturers in the ITC report. In the first year, those products will face a 20 percent tariff on the initial 1.2 million washers imported and a 50 percent tariff on all machines after that. Those tariffs will eventually decrease to 16 and 40 percent, respectively, in three years. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map is the result of gerrymandering, to the point that it violates the state constitution. The court ordered that the state must draw a new congressional map ahead of the 2018 midterms, according to multiple reports. The decision is a major victory for Democrats, who argued the map had been gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. Republicans redrew the state’s map in 2011. The state’s general assembly must submit a new map to the governor for consideration by Feb. 9, according to the court order.

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TYT’s Ana Kasparian hosts Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All National Town Hall.

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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.

Segment 2
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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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 8th, 2018. For more go to

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Segment 1
Ana, John, & Michael Shure. White House policy adviser and Trump loyalist Stephen Miller tried to finish his combative conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper after the cameras stopped rolling on Sunday but the anchor wanted no part of it, according to a CNN source. Miller, an architect of Trump’s immigration policy, was cut off by Tapper during an appearance on “State of the Union” during a heated interview. The CNN anchor eventually said, “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” when the two men couldn’t come to an on-camera agreement regarding Michael Wolff’s controversial anti-Trump book.

Segment 2
Steve Bannon might be trying to get back into President Trump‘s good graces, but if the White House’s latest statement is any indication, that bridge might’ve burned down for good. As the president flew to Nashville to give a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley held a press conference with reporters on Air Force One. The Trump Administration is still reeling from the firestorm caused by Bannon’s remarks to Michael Wolff, and when Gidley was asked about this on Monday, he suggested that the administration is not going to accept Bannon’s recent halfway attempt to apologize. President Donald Trump slammed reports questioning his mental stability in a series of tweets Saturday morning, writing he's a "very stable genius" after the publication of an exposé about his first year as President put the White House into damage-control mode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 5th, 2018. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk, Ana, and Michael present on a smorgasbord of Wolff revelations. Trump taunts Bannon and denies he gave Michael Wolffe access. Wolff responds to Trump’s accusations and clarifies on specific points brought up during an interview on NBC’s Today, including Trump’s impulsive and lazy nature, and his staffer’s opinions of him. Sam Nunberg discusses trying to teach Trump the Constitution. Many staffers are rumored to leave now that the book has come out.

Hour 2: Cenk, Ana, and Aida Rodriguez host. Alex Jones has a meltdown over CNN host Brian Stetler, but goes even further than normal. Job creation results are in from 2017. Susan Collins flip flops on healthcare, and Sarah Sanders lies about Trump’s position on marijuana.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 4th, 2018. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. More details in Michael Wolff's book: how stupid Trump is, how big of a child he is. Lawyers on behalf of President Donald Trump sent a letter Wednesday night to former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon demanding he refrain from making disparaging comments against the president and his family. One of the craziest excerpts, and that’s saying a lot, in Michael Wolff’s upcoming White House tell-all is a dinner between Steve Bannon and deceased Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, in which Ailes tells Bannon that President Donald Trump “would jump through hoops” for both Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin. This dinner also allegedly presented the two discussing Trump’s foreign policy acumen, or lack thereof, of the looming threat of China, as well as the creation of a brand new news network, which is alleged to have already counted Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly as two of its on-air personalities.

The problem here, to many, is who to trust. Ailes is dead and Bannon is disgraced.
The Hollywood Reporter’s co-president Janice Min stated on Twitter that Wolff’s transcript of the evening is totally on-point.

Hour 2: A new excerpt from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book "Fire and Fury" claims that President Trump made provocative comments about White House communications director Hope Hicks that sent her running out of the room. Hicks and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reportedly had an on-again, off-again relationship which appeared to be a source of controversy. Donald Trump on how far he would go to sleep with his friends’ wives. Virginia murderer was a neo-Nazi and tweeted about hating Jews and loving Hitler. Talks about pushing LGBT to commit suicide.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 3rd, 2018. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk & John. Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian. Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.” Trump tweets response to Steve Bannon. *Cenk predicts Jared Kushner flipping on Trump*

Hour 2: On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump’s time on the links when asked by Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker what his biggest accomplishment there has been. “I think it would certainly be developing deeper and better relationships with members of Congress in which those relationships have helped push forward the president’s agenda ― specifically when it comes to helping get the tax reform and tax cuts passed,” Sanders said, adding, “He has played golf with a number of senators and used that time certainly to accomplish that.” Researchers from Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and the University of Exeter found that around one in four Americans visited a fake news website in the weeks before and after the 2016 election. The study notes that this consumption of fake news was “heavily concentrated among a small group”—almost six in ten visits to fake news websites came from just 10% of Americans, and that those visitors were deeply pro-Trump.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 2nd, 2018. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. Sales of recreational marijuana are now legal under a 2016 voter initiative that created the nation’s biggest legal drug market. Even as lines begin to form at local dispensaries, LAPD officials are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss rules, regulations and enforcement of legal adult use and sale of cannabis.
It’s now also illegal to ingest pot and drive a vehicle under bill taking effect Jan. 1 that outlaws smoking and ingesting marijuana, just as it’s already unlawful for drivers or passengers to drink alcohol while driving. A separate law that took effect in June bars the possession of open containers of cannabis while driving. Fox & Friends: illegal immigrants will come to CA to smoke weed. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is publicly expressing concern for the same tax reform bill that he recently voted for. Rubio said the bill may help corporations too much and that the special counsel led by Robert Mueller should continue.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. The US has branded as "complete nonsense" Iran's accusation that its enemies have been behind a wave of violent protests sweeping the country. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had made the accusation in his first comments on the protests. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley said the protests were "spontaneous", adding that the US planned to call an emergency UN meeting on the situation. The unrest began last Thursday and has seen 22 people killed. The demonstrations, which started in the city of Mashhad, were initially against price rises and corruption, but then began to express wider anti-government sentiment.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

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.

Segment 2
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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Cenk. FCC repeals net neutrality despite 84% of Americans being against the repeals. Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson fatally shot himself Wednesday, two days after allegations surfaced that he had molested a member of his church when she was 17 years old, officials said.

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Cenk & John. Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting. During the Thursday White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked by Margaret Brennan of CBS News that since Sandy Hook has now been eclipsed by the Las Vegas massacre, what has President Trump done or what does he plan to do to protect the American people against a similar type of tragedy. Since, it seems, there’s always one around the corner these days. Huckabee Sanders quickly deflected the question, turning the topic broadly towards Trump’s favorite talking points, border security and vetting processes — despite the fact that both of the aforementioned tragedies were committed by U.S. citizens with legally obtained weapons. Brennan continued to press Huckabee Sanders, asking her point blank if the administration is looking for ways to prevent domestic shooters on U.S. soil. “Absolutely, I know that’s something that the Department of Homeland Security looks at and talks about and works on every single day,” she said. “I don’t think there’s a person in this country that wouldn’t like us to find ways to protect people.” When Brennan interjected, Huckabee Sanders snapped, “Well I don’t think there’s any one thing you could to that would have prevented either one of those, ah, instances, those horrible, horrible tragedies.”

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

Hour 1: Ana & Cenk. Roy Moore declined to concede the U.S. Senate race in Alabama Tuesday night after his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, was declared the victor in a close contest.

Hour 2: Salma Hayek’s op-ed on her encounter with Harvey Weinstein.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 12th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk. Moore’s wife talks about the Jewish attorney. Moore’s Vietnam friend gives a speech about the moral thing he did in a child brothel. Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a New Year’s Eve party while he was acting as her preacher. Sings hymn at his church before addressing the charges.

The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been "sweeping" and "methodical," according to a report by the Associated Press. The news agency says a "sickening sameness" has emerged in 29 interviews with women and girls, ranging in age from 13 to 35, who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Each woman said she was raped by a group of men. Every woman, except one, said her rapists wore military-style uniforms. The one woman who said her assailants wore plain clothes also said that her neighbors recognized the men as being stationed at the local military outpost. Many of the women said their assailants' uniforms had either star or arrows on them. AP says the patches "represent the different units of Myanmar's army." A couple who came to New Jersey from Mexico 30 years ago have been deported, leaving their three children behind. Oscar and Humberta Campos lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and own a landscaping company. They said goodbye to their children Friday morning at Newark's airport before boarding a flight to Mexico City. The children, ages 16, 22 and 24, are all American citizens.

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Hour 1: Cenk. A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb detonated his explosive in a walkway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square on Monday, injuring five people and causing chaos in one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, officials said. Authorities called the explosion in the terminal at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue an "attempted terrorist attack" that appears to be isolated. Police identified the suspect in custody as Akayed Ullah, 27. 3 white men charged with trying to explode weapons of mass disruption. The 3 men are asking judge if for jurors from rural Kansas since they’re more likely to have voted for Trump.

Hour 2: Little boy that is bullied and make a video saying “it gets better I guess.” Mother of the child made comments about butt hurt parents. Evangelical Christians, Concerned Women for America, believe it’s better to choose a child molester, Moore, than Democrat, Doug Jones.

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Hour 1: Cenk, Ana, & Jimmy Dore. Roy Moore wishes the world was like it was when slavery was around. Right wingers saying Roy Moore accusers signature is forged. Update on DNC Unity Reform Commission. DCCC update. Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder.

Hour 2: Cenk, Ana, & Brett Erlich. Papadopolous’ fiance says he wasn’t just a coffee boy. Alt-right women upset that alt-right men treat them terribly. Fox & Friends Ainsley blasts Lindsey Vonn.

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Hour 1: Cenk. MSNBC rehires Sam Seder. GOPers having problems with corporate AMT part of taxes. Franken resigns. Sanders: our president assaults women, he should look at whats going on and resign. Tear gas on protesters after Trump declares Jerusalem the capital.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. SoCal fires. Tax bill details. Australia makes same-sex marriage legal. Officer that killed Walter Scott gets 20 years.

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Hour 1: Cenk. Trump and Pompeo want private spies who report directly to them. Santa-hating pastor. Trump to recognize Jerusalem at Israel capital. Bannon rips Romney for Moore criticism.

Hour 2: Cenk & John. Democrats: Franken should resign. Time Person of the Year: the silence breakers. Poll: GOPers want Trump to break rules to make things right. Hero cop who saved Pulse nightclub lives fired for PTSD.

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Hour 1: Cenk. Sam Seder 2 dropped from MSNBC. Joy Ann Reid old homosexual blog posts. RNC reinstates support for Moore. Jane Porter: non-accusers exist! John Conyers retires from Congress. Trump records at Deutsche Bank subpoenaed by Mueller.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman about sexual Harassment. Casey Affleck petition to ban him from Oscar’s next year. Billy Bush: of course Trump said that.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 1st, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: Cenk, Ana, & John. Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI. What this means for Trump’s & GOP’s future. Tax bill update. Trump teases shutdown as Democrats’ fault.

Hour 2: Cenk, Ana, & Stephania Jimenez. Undocumented immigrant acquitted of murder. TX lawmaker used taxpayer money to pay off sexual assault accusers. Minnesota lawmaker: Philando Castile settlement will be spent on crack-cocaine. Man with AK-47 said he was out to fight the lizard people.

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Hour 1: Cenk & Ana. Brian Ross suspension. Grassley on people spending money on booze & hookers. Rep Chris Stewart can’t name corporate tax loopholes they are closing. John Dowd: president cannot obstruct justice.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. Trump feels badly for Flynn. Kushner didn’t disclose funding illegal Israeli settlements. Trump now supporting Roy Moore. Woman w/ Stage 4 lymphoma booted out of town hall after asking Heller about healthcare. Land reserve will be cut down to nothing by Trump.

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

Hour 1: Cenk. Tillerson on chopping block. Tom Cotton might head CIA. Roy Moore in 2011: women shouldn’t run for office, don’t vote for them. Jane Sanders vs. Joy Ann Reid. Tony Schwartz on Trump having dementia. Scarborough on Trump drama. Allegations against Conyers. Workplace harassment poll.

Hour 2: Cenk & John. Geraldo’s tweets about Lauer. Old school Trump comments on women’s lady parts. Wal Mart forced to pull shirt that threatens journalists. Man beaten up for paying ticket with pennies. Fox News refuses to run ad explaining how Trump personally benefits from his tax plan.

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Hour 1: Cenk & John. Trump tweets out fake Muslim video from UK. Responses to Trump’s RT of Muslim videos. Fake comments submitted to FCC about net neutrality.

Hour 2: Cenk & John. African refugees being bought and sold as slaves in Libya. Bosnian war criminal drinks poison in court & dies. Matt Lauer fired for sexual harassment. Garrison Keillor fired from Minnesota Public Radio for inappropriate behavior. Scarborough bro claps back at Trump tweets dissing Joe.

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Hour 1: Cenk & John. Mulvaney & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Trump calls Warren Pocahontas again. Taxes bill update. Breitbart editor Joel Pollak defends Roy Moore.

Hour 2: Cenk & Brett. Trump on TIME magazine. Trump: the Access Hollywood tape isn’t real. NYT profile on American Nazi’s: they’re just like you!

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Hour 1: Ben Mankiewicz, Brett Erlich, & Amberia Allen. Schumer & Pelosi vs. Trump and GOPers on tax bill. GOP senators doubting magic of growth in tax plan. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye on Pocahontas slur. North Korea launches another ballistic missile over South Korea. Police seeking more power to request immigration status.

Hour 2: Ben Mankiewicz, Brett Erlich, & Nando Vila. GOP poll on sexual harassment. Macron to intro fines for gender-based insults in France. No white men nominated for Grammy Album of the Year. Melania watching ballet.

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Hour 1: Cenk & Ana. Tax records revealed in a new report showed that a Virginia-based non-profit organization gave millions to a group that took out ads urging GOP Senators to keep Merrick Garland out of the Supreme Court and put Neil Gorsuch in. Last year alone, The Wellspring Committee gave $23 million to the Judicial Crisis Network, which in turn spent $7 million on materials opposing Garland. After President Donald Trump was elected, JCN spent another $10 million in pro-Gorsuch ads. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she supports GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. Harvey Weinstein allegedly hired private investigative firms to collect damaging information on his sexual harassment accusers and spy on actress Rose McGowan, who alleges that Weinstein raped her. A former sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to seven charges of criminal sexual conduct on Wednesday. Larry Nassar entered the plea during a hearing in Michigan's Ingham County on Wednesday. Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, all but one of whom were gymnasts, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. He faces lawsuits filed by more than 125 women and girls. The United Nations Command in control of the border between the two Koreas released dramatic video on Tuesday of what happened when a North Korean soldier defected to the South on Nov. 13.
The video shows the defector speeding south in a jeep before getting out, being shot at least five times by North Korean soldiers pursuing him and then being dragged to safety by South Korean soldiers. The surveillance video also showed one of the North Korean guards step across the demarcation line between the two countries while chasing the defector, in violation of a cease-fire agreement.

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Hour 1: Cenk. White House pardons turkey. Oklahoma Dem wins special election in Trump district. FCC planning to close net neutrality. Trump backs Roy Moore. Doug Jones quotes Ivanka Trump in ad against Roy Moore.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. Charlie Rose fired. Herpes researcher injected patients with virus. Justice Dept says Harvard out of compliance over affirmative action. Sacha Baron Cohen will pay fines for people cited for wearing mankinis.

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Hour 1: Cenk. Trump voter: If Jesus told me Trump is with Russia, I would check first. Kellyanne flip-flops on Moore. Alabama pastor still backs Moore. McMaster mocked Trump’s intelligence. 2nd woman comes out on Al Franken. TYT Investigates: Mulvaney’s brother hiding Apple’s cash. Charles Manson dead.

Hour 2: Cenk, Brett Erlich, & Grace Baldridge. Russell Simmons & Brett Ratner new sexual assault allegations. Terry Crews calls out Russell Simmons. Glenn Thrush put on leave from NYT for sexual assault. Mom sentenced after not taking sick kid to doctor. Elderly couple arrested over cops mistaken hibiscus plant for marijuana.

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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 17th, 2017. For more go to

Hour 1: John, Michael Shure, & Ben Mankiewicz. Keystone pipeline spills oil. Orin Hatch vs Sherrod Brown over tax plan. Treasury chief goes on Fox to sell tax plan. NYT investigates bombings. Robot can do perfect backflips.

Hour 2: Ana, Ben Maniewkicz, & Brett Erlich. Woman with “F*ck Trump” sticker has been arrested. Gene Simmons banned by Fox after crazy behavior. NorCal shooter had history of shootings. Bipartisan bill to on background gun checks.

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Ana, Michael Shure, & Mark Thompson. Al Franken accused of sexual assault. Ana, Mark Thompson, & Lauren Sivan. Kevin Spacey allegations grow to theatre company days. 

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Hour 1: Cenk & Ana. Trump Jr. and Wikileaks. Sessions starting investigation on Democrats and Uranium One.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. Sessions denied misleading Congress about Papadopoulos in testimony. Alabama residents knew about Roy Moore’s history. Hannity backtracking on Keurig. Dems giving payday lenders a boost. John Travolta accused of homosexual battery.

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Hour 1: Cenk & Ana. Feinstein talks competition. Trump’s former big pharma exec as next HHS Secretary. Hannity defends Roy Moore. Mitchell McConnell defends Moore accusers. Trump picks Putin over US intelligence.

Hour 2: Cenk & Ana. More awkward handshakes for Trump. Besties Duterte & Trump. Judicial nominee’s wife is WH lawyer. Women accuse George H W Bush of groping. Iran/Iraq earthquake. Carbon emissions moving in wrong direction.

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Hour 1: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, & Richard Fowler. Roy Moore’s defense. 

Hour 2: Cenk Uygur, Grace Baldridge, & Simone Boyce. Louis CK confesses to sexual assault. 

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Hour 1: John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, & Mark Thompson. Roy Moore accused of molesting teenager. Why Trump didn’t take Q’s in China. TYT Investigates: Apple expose. Tax cut updates. Delhi pollution emergency.

Hour 2: Grace Baldridge, Mark Thompson, & Hasan Piker. Louis CK sexual assault allegations. Terry Crews files suit against Hollywood exec. Chance the Rapper’s speech at Chicago council meeting. Twitter criticism over verifying White Supremacists. TSA fails to detect weapons 75% of time.

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Hour 1: John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Ron Placone. The Governor’s race in Virginia had a Democratic victory, leading to much speculation by media figures from the right. Redistricting played a role in the election as well in Virginia and New Jersey. Maine’s Medicaid expansion and it’s staunch opposition. Trump give a speech and antagonizes North Korea.

Hour 2: Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, and Amberia Allen. First transgender person elected in a US statehouse. Mariah Carey accused of sexual harassment by a former security guard. Facebook wants your nude photos, to help protect you from revenge porn. Trump circumvents China’s Twitter ban while on a visit. Notre Dame reverses it’s decision on supplying birth control.

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Hour 1: John Iadarola and Jennifer Briney. Coverage of Virginia’s midterm elections. Club for Growth weighs in on taxes, and the GOP tax plan fails the test. Maine’s legislature nullifies a voter-backed agenda. Yemen and Saudia Arabia exchange missiles and Trump praises the regime who captured Saudi princes.

Hour 2: Simone Boyce, Grace Baldridge, and Nando Vila. Disney denies certain press access to the LA Times. Trump cuts Obamacare enrollment time and ad spending. Meek Mill goes to jail for violating his probation. Sia releases her own nude photos, to preempt anyone else doing it. Papa Johns tells Nazis not to buy their pizza after an endorsement from the Daily Stormer. The ACLU criticizes Taylor Swift for a cease and desist order against a blog post.

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