WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 5m. Bisher sind 852 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 358 days 4 hours 15 minutes


Day 280: Bullet.

1/ The House passed its budget blueprint, which maps out the recommended spending and revenue levels for the 2018 fiscal year. 2/ Trump said the soldier’s widow must be wrong because he has "one of the greatest memories of all time." 3/ After mo...


 2017-10-26  4m

Day 279: Drain the swamp.

1/ Senate Republicans repealed a rule that allowed Americans to sue their banks and credit card companies in class-action lawsuits. 2/ The House Ways and Means Committee chairman declined to rule out changes to 401(k) plans. 3/ The head of Cambr...


 2017-10-25  3m

Day 278: Alert the daycare staff.

1/ Two House panels opened a joint investigation into the Justice Department's actions during the 2016 campaign. 2/ Trump's personal lawyer will meet with the House Intelligence Committee today. 3/ The firm behind the Trump Dossier asked a judge...


 2017-10-24  5m

Day 277: Outdated, unnecessary, ineffective.

1/ Betsy DeVos rescinded 72 guidelines that protect the rights of disabled students. 2/ Trump rush-shipped condolence letters to military families last week after he falsely claimed he had called or written letters to "virtually all" of the famil...


 2017-10-24  5m

Day 274: Elected by the American people.

1/ The Senate approved its budget by a 51 to 49 vote. 2/ Trump falsely attributed a spike in UK crime to a "spread of Radical Islamic terror." 3/ Putin called on Americans to respect Trump. 4/ A federal judge refused to void Joe Arpaio’s convic...


 2017-10-20  5m

Day 273: Who knows.

1/ George W. Bush all but called Trump a threat to democracy. 2/ Trump suggested that the Democratic Party, the FBI, or the Kremlin paid for the dossier. 3/ Trump's former campaign manager met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for a closed-...


 2017-10-20  4m

Day 272: Knew what he signed up for.

1/ Trump denied telling the widow of a fallen soldier "he knew what he signed up for." 2/ Trump backed off his support for the bipartisan healthcare deal. 3/ Paul Ryan does not support the Alexander-Murray healthcare bill. 4/ A second federal j...


 2017-10-18  5m

Day 271: Half-baked nationalism.

1/ John McCain condemned Trump's "America First" policy as "half-baked, spurious nationalism." 2/ Trump warned McCain "to be careful because at some point I fight back." 3/ Trump falsely claimed that Obama didn't call the families of troops kill...


 2017-10-18  7m

Day 270: Season of war.

1/ Mitch McConnell and Trump met for lunch today after Steve Bannon called for a "season of war" against the Senate majority leader and the rest of the GOP establishment. 2/ After his meeting with McConnell, Trump said they are "closer than ever ...


 2017-10-16  7m

Day 267: Imploding broken mess.

1/ Trump will cut off essential subsidy payments to Affordable Care Act insurers. 2/ Insurers pushed back against Trump's decision to cut the ACA's cost-sharing reduction subsidies. 3/ New York and California threatened to sue the Trump administ...


 2017-10-13  5m