Today’s Senate Vote Binding Republicans to the Radical Supreme Court’s Pending Ruling
We begin with the 49 to 51 vote in the Senate on the Women’s Health Protection Act which Senate Majority Leader Schumer described as one of the “most important” senators will take, “not only in this session, but in this century.” Schumer is both responding to an infuriated Democratic base and the need to put Republicans on the record opposing women’s rights that many know privately will hurt them which is why they have been so silent since the leak of the Alito opinion. Joining us is Jim Manley, a Washington DC-based independent public affairs consultant, Democratic strategist and 21 year veteran of the U.S. Senate where he served as senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the last six of those years and, before that, served 12 years as an aide to the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Even though the Democrats lost Senator Manchin on their side and Senators Collins and Murkowski on the GOP side, we discuss the importance of the vote in this election year as the radical and reactionary intentions of this far right Supreme Court become more apparent.
Elon Musk Admits That Once He Owns Twitter, He Plans to Bring Back Trump
Then, with Elon Musk admitting he plans to bring back Trump on Twitter once he succeeds in his $44 billion purchase of the influential social media platform, we speak with Max Chafkin, a features editor and a tech reporter at Bloomberg Businessweek whose work has also appeared in Fast Company, Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of the new book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power and we discuss his latest article at Bloomberg, “Elon Musk Stakes a $44 Billion Claim on the Future of Free Speech.”