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    'Trump the Independent'?! Seriously, MSM?!

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    On today's BradCast, the corporate media fall for it again. They always do.

    Over the past several days, following Donald Trump's agreement last week with the Democratic Congressional leadership to extend the nation's debt ceiling (to pay our bills!) and continuing funding the government for another three months, the corporate media have been falling over themselves to declare "Trump the Independent" (AP)! A President who is "upending 150 years of two-party rule" (NYTimes) and out-Bull Moosing even Theodore Roosevelt as a "populist dealmaker able to cut through the mores of Washington to get things done" (WaPo), as he finally carves out a "bi-partisan path" forward!

    We open the phone lines today to tons of callers to see if they're buying that ridiculous narrative from an easily-played corporate media any more than I am.

    Also today, as we try to begin catching up with some important news that has otherwise gotten washed away in recent days by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Virginia Board of Elections has finally decertified the easily-manipulated, oft-failed, 100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems used in some 22 voting jurisdictions in the state. The race is now on, in advance of their gubernatorial election this November, to replace them with verifiable paper ballots systems.

    Then, after more calls on that as well, Desi Doyen joins us for the latest Green News Report, with the continuing aftermath of the devastating and deadly Irma disaster, and a few folks who are pushing back against climate change denialism from several different surprising places.

    You can find Brad's previous editions here. And tune in to radio Sputnik five days a week.

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    Hurricane Irma, electronic voting system, mainstream media failure, extreme weather, Healthcare, election reform, Republicans, Democrats, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, John McCain, Virginia, United States, New York
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