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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

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Liz Preza and Joshua Holland kick off our final show of 2020 with a look at what may be the single most outrageous thing Donald Trump has done as president. 
 
Then we're joined by Mike Rothschild, a writer and researcher tracking the increasingly mainstream far-right conspiracy complex, to talk about how the QAnon movement became so widely distributed and where it will go once Donald Trump's ludicrous coup attempt is foiled. 
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This week, we're joined by David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect, to talk about how the Biden administration could interpret existing laws to get around GOP obstruction in the Senate and deliver real progress on healthcare, wages, the environment and a host of other problems facing the American people.

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This week, we're joined by ProPublica reporter Lydia DePillis to discuss Donald Trump's efforts to "burrow" loyalists into the federal civil service and pass or finalize a slew of federal rule changes that threaten to bog down a new administration even as he refuses to acknowledge his defeat. 

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We kick off the show with a look at what was truly a banner week in right-wing tantrums, with Trump lambasting Attorney General Bill Barr for not backing his election fraud conspiracy theories, a civil war breaking out in conservative media over the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia and recently pardoned former General Michal Flynn joining calls for Trump to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law. 
 
Then we're joined by Jeff Hauser, director of The Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research to talk about Biden's early staff picks, how the new administration can interpret existing laws to advance their agenda even if Mitch McConnell controls the Senate, how to manage a far-right Supreme Court and more.  
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