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    Episode 374: Everybody’s Got A Price for the Billion Dollar Sellout (Hush Money, Trump Begs Big Oil)

    14 MAG 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss the Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen's testimonies in the Hush Money trial, judge Aileen Cannon's storied behavior in the documents trial, Trump blatantly begs big oil to help him win for a billion dollar single donation, Marjorie Taylor Greene's push for ousting the Speaker of the House backfires, GOP's Katie Britt pushes for a national registry for pregnant women, Tennessee woman is forced to lose multiple organs due to horrendous anti-abortion law, Trump vows to end Title IX protections for Trans kids on day one of his presidency, Biden pauses sending offensive weapons to Israel as the IDF moves into Rafah, RFK Jr. admits to having a pretty bad medical history, Baron Trump almost used as political pawn by his dad, and much more. Stories - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/07/stormy-daniels-testimony-trump-hush-money-trial/ - https://apnews.com/article/trump-trial-stormy-daniels-michael-cohen-hush-money-f96dd7289cf952145cdd6737b29add3d - https://www.salon.com/2024/05/13/michael-cohen-melania-came-up-with-idea-to-spin-access-hollywood-tape-as-locker-room-talk/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/08/judge-trump-classified-documents-trial-date/ - https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a60755662/trump-oil-donors-event/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/08/motion-to-vacate-house-speaker-marjorie-taylor-greene-mike-johnson/ - https://www.salon.com/2024/05/10/katie-britt-is-back-at-it-pushing-a-bill-to-launch-a-pregnancy-tracking-database/ - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/tennessee-denied-abortion-ban-lawsuit-b2529144.html - https://thehill.com/homenews/lgbtq/4656405-donald-trump-transgender-students-athletes-title-ix-lgbtq/ - https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/five-republican-led-states-sue-bidens-new-title-ix-transgender-protect-rcna149855 - https://www.courthousenews.com/blue-states-take-feds-to-court-over-college-sexual-assault-rules/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/05/07/biden-delays-weapons-israel-rafah/ - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/graham-israel-bomb-palestinians-hiroshima-nagasaki-1235019216/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/08/rfk-jr-brain-worm-health/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/10/barron-trump-republican-convention/ This Week in Stupid - https://www.rawstory.com/nikki-haley-2668233838/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/13/trump-hannibal-lecter-immigration/ - https://www.yahoo.com/news/roger-stone-blasted-claiming-90s-175846314.html?guccounter=1
    2 h 22 min. 56 sec.
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    Episode 373: Cruella de Noem (Trump Gag Order, Kristi Noem, House Speaker Vote)

    7 MAG 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss the judge in Trump's hush money trial has given his final warning to Trump on violating the gag order, Kristi Noem seems to be destroying her political future as she doubles down on murdering dogs, Marjorie Taylor-Greene's motion to vacate will be voted on in the House this week, Bernie Sanders is seeking another 6 year term for the Senate at the age of 82, DeSantis kowtows to big Cattle, corruption case on corporate Democrat, and much more!Stories - https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-juan-merchan-gives-trump-a-final-warning-jail-is-next - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-abortion-fertilization_n_66390772e4b001bbb5106897 - https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/05/politics/kristi-noem-dog-commander-biden/index.html - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/06/house-speaker-mike-johnson-marjorie-taylor-greene - https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-running-reelection-fourth-term-2024-5 - https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4638590-desantis-signs-bill-banning-lab-grown-meat/ - https://www.axios.com/2024/05/06/henry-cuellar-indictment-resign-congress - https://zeteo.com/p/exclusive-you-have-been-warned-republican?r=2tu78l&utm_medium=ios&triedRedirect=true - https://www.ajc.com/opinion/geoff-duncan-why-im-voting-for-biden-and-other-republicans-should-too/LFLE5YWCBBA6VDGJAJKMNPCDKQ/ This Week in Stupid - https://www.nj.com/politics/2024/05/gop-official-argues-in-favor-of-child-marriage-girls-are-ripe-and-fertile.html
    1 h 13 min. 10 sec.
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    Episode 372: Green Eggs and Conservatism! (Trump Immunity, Kristi Noem, College Protests)

    30 APR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) views on presidential immunity, more horrific arguments from pro-life advocates in front of the SCOTUS, college students around the US breakout in protest demanding divestment from Israeli government in light of genocide in Gaza, Kristi Noem's dog story is gross and very MAGA, Nikki Haley makes her presence known even after leaving the race, Arizona charges key members of Trumpworld with election fraud, Trump attacks RFK Jr., Bill Barr debases himself again with endorsing Trump, Biden administration pushes new rules for airlines, and much more. Stories - Supreme Court Conservatives seem dead set on ruining Democracy - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/24/supreme-court-arguments-abortions-emergency-emtala/ - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68908885 - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/kristi-noem-kills-dog-backlash-memoir-response-1235011756/ - https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article287970680.html - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/trumps-2020-fake-electors-charged-state-crimes-arizona-rcna149214 - https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tears-into-rfk-jrs-family-and-begs-maga-not-to-waste-votes - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/bill-barr-donald-trump-execution-b2536602.html - https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/04/29/gender-affirming-surgery-state-health-care-plans/%5C - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/24/biden-administration-makes-it-easier-for-flyers-to-get-refunds-00154015
    1 h 2 min. 17 sec.
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    Episode 371: Sellout to Big NUANCE (Hush Money, Trump Campaign in Disarray, RFK Jr)

    23 APR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss Trump's hush money trial in which a man sets himself on fire, Mike Johnson gets Ukraine funding through the House, the funneling of campaign dollars to Trump's businesses is in full swing now, Biden holds a 9 point lead but why is more important than anything, House passes Tiktok ban, RFK Jr is a problem for Trump says everyone with a functioning brain, Biden putting a solar panel in every pot for the poorest Americans, FISA re-upped for 2 more years, and much more. Stories - Trump's Criminal trial begins with opening statements - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/19/nyregion/man-on-fire-trump.html - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/21/trump-trial-jury-political-opinions/ - https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/21/politics/ukraine-aid-mike-johnson-house-speaker-israel-taiwan/index.html - An interesting bit of behind the scenes shenanigans inside the GOP (VIDEO) - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/18/trump-campaign-funnels-money-to-his-businesses/73344744007/ - https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-leads-donald-trump-poll-actual-voters-2024-presidential-election-1892723 (VIDEO) - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/rfk-jr-candidacy-hurts-trump-biden-nbc-news-poll-finds-rcna148536 - https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-unveil-7-billion-rooftop-solar-earth-day-message-2024-04-22/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/20/congress-extends-controversial-warrantless-surveillance-law-two-years/ This Week in Stupid - https://thehill.com/business/4611426-rfk-jr-im-gonna-put-the-entire-u-s-budget-on-blockchain/
    1 h 2 min. 15 sec.
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    Episode 370: Sleeping His Way to the Bottom (Hush Money, Illegal Voting, Motion to Vacate)

    17 APR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss Trump's first two days of his hush money trial in New York, DJT stock continues to tumble downward as the company makes two unpopular announcements, Mike Johnson joins Trump at Mar-a-lago to announce a plan to stop illegal voting that is already illegal, Thomas Massie joins Marjorie Taylor-Greene in pushing for the motion to vacate the Speakership on Mike Johnson, Mitt Romney open to voting with Democrats to end the Mayorkas impeachment, potentially devastating financial plans for the U.S. dollar in the works if Trump is re-elected, Iran steps into the fray directly with Israel, OAN settles with Smartmatic and Dominion, and much more! Stories - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-judge-court-jury-intimidation-b2529790.html - https://www.newsweek.com/alina-habba-trump-due-process-supreme-court-trial-1890682 - https://qz.com/trump-media-stock-truth-social-tv-live-streaming-1851413123 - https://www.npr.org/2024/04/12/1244302080/trump-johnson-noncitizen-voting-bill - https://newrepublic.com/post/180728/mike-johnson-motion-to-vacate-greene-massie - https://www.axios.com/2024/04/16/mayorkas-impeachment-dismiss-vote-mitt-romney - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/15/devaluing-dollar-trump-trade-war-00152009 - https://apnews.com/article/israel-iran-retaliation-explainer-d9145465e2e2d54d3c975e51af95275b - https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/16/media/oan-smartmatic-settlement - https://apnews.com/article/arizona-abortion-ruling-1864-law-b43757f9a53848138c4d13e4315527ce - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/supreme-court-allows-lawsuit-that-free-speech-advocates-warn-will-threaten-right-to-protest This Week in Stupid - “Wow” - Robert E. Lee (video) - https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-biden-no-endorsement-2024-election-1235961800/
    1 h 41 min. 9 sec.
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    Episode 369: Florida is Back on the Menu, Boys! (Ballot Initiatives, Gag Order, House Speakership)

    3 APR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss Trump getting his $175M bond, expanded gag order placed on Trump in his hush money trial in NY, GOP mad at Biden because of calendar dates, Florida ballot initiatives put the state in play for 2024, Dems trounce GOP in Alabama House seat special election, Mike Johnson thinks him losing the speakership to Hakeem Jeffries is a real possibility, SCOTUS doing more election damage, Israel's estimates of innocents killed is horrifying, IDF kills 7 aid workers, GOP goes full-on Peacemaker logic with their latest point on abortion in South Carolina, and much more! Stories - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2024/04/01/trump-new-york-bond-175-million/ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/01/trump-judges-attacks-trials/ - https://newrepublic.com/article/180329/trump-truth-social-loses-money - https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/white-house-bashes-dishonest-republican-criticism-bidens-transgender/story?id=108687647 - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/02/ballot-measures-abortion-marijuana-florida/73183320007/ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/27/alabama-democrat-win-marilyn-lands - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/28/south-carolina-republicans-discriminatory-map-election-2024 - https://www.axios.com/2024/04/02/mike-johnson-hakeem-jeffries-motion-to-vacate - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/01/world-central-kitchen-gaza-deaths-wck/ - https://www.politico.eu/article/israels-netanyahu-says-he-will-defy-bidens-red-line-and-invade-rafah/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2024/03/28/brian-pritchard-georgia-illegal-voting/73135511007/ - https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4570261-virginia-democrat-slams-trump-airport-prison/ - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna75060 This Week in Stupid - https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/04/02/rfk-jr-biden-trump-democracy/ - https://www.meidastouch.com/news/mi-gop-launches-migrant-invader-bus-hoax-on-gonzaga-hoops-team
    1 h 8 min. 41 sec.
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    Episode 368: MAGA All-In on Stupid (Trump's Bond, Boat Conspiracies, Impeachment Ends)

    28 MAR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss Trump getting a 10 day stay on paying his NY fraud bond while having it significantly reduced, merger of Truth Social isn't all sunshine and rainbows, MAGA is all-in for conspiracies around the ship crash in Baltimore, Republicans behind the scenes don't see much power in attacking Biden in state races, James Comer ends his nonsensical impeachment hunt on Joe Biden, Ronna McDaniel finally tells the truth - too little too late, RNC funding is a bigger mess than you might realize, another GOP member leaves the House of Representatives early, Marjorie Taylor-Greene puts Mike Johnson on notice, and much more! Stories - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/25/nyregion/trump-bond-reduced.html - https://newrepublic.com/article/180114/trump-175-million-bond-fraud-judgment - https://www.fastcompany.com/91068535/truth-social-profit-dwac-stock-merger-date-nears-spac-risky-track-record - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/baltimore-bridge-collapse-right-wing-conspiracy-theories-1234994467/ - https://www.axios.com/2024/03/25/republicans-attack-biden-2024-gop - https://newrepublic.com/post/180126/james-comer-admits-defeat-biden-impeachment - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/25/republican-national-committee-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-biden-2020-election - https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-rncs-fundraising-hole-is-even-deeper-than-it-looks?ref=wrap - https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-03-26/house-gop-resignations-cut-party-s-already-slim-majority?accessToken=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJzb3VyY2UiOiJTdWJzY3JpYmVyR2lmdGVkQXJ0aWNsZSIsImlhdCI6MTcxMTQ2ODE4MiwiZXhwIjoxNzEyMDcyOTgyLCJhcnRpY2xlSWQiOiJTQVlEQVFUMEFGQjQwMCIsImJjb25uZWN0SWQiOiJFM0UxQUQyNDNBRTg0RENFQURFMzVEOEZCNkFENEZCNyJ9.BnBEa1K-xUa-WNeWy_zvmt2NGJ7xWoP0gjdAgFkLXqc - https://www.npr.org/2024/03/22/1240186860/marjorie-taylor-greene-mike-johnson-motion-to-vacate-house-speaker - https://www.thedailybeast.com/wife-of-james-ho-judge-on-mifepristone-case-was-paid-by-anti-abortion-group This Week in Stupid - https://www.yahoo.com/news/tennessee-senate-passes-kingston-reps-143011434.html?guccounter=1 - https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2024/03/23/man-who-tried-to-kill-ronald-reagan-now-claims-hes-a-victim-of-cancel-culture-n2171794 - https://apnews.com/article/trump-god-bless-usa-bible-greenwood-2713fda3efdfa297d0f024efb1ca3003
    1 h 16 min. 39 sec.
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    Episode 367: Political Priapism (Trump Fraud Debt, Fed Abortion Ban, Texas Border Bill)

    20 MAR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, the guys return to talk about how Donald Trump can't pay his New York fraud case debt of $464M, reckless political statements about post election "bloodbaths," fallout from President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, Trump floating the idea of supporting a national 15 week abortion ban, real reasons for wanting to ban Tiktok are disingenuous, Peter Navarro heads to jail, Schumer gives the finger to Netanyahu, and much more! Stories - https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/18/politics/trump-464-million-dollar-bond/index.html - https://www.salon.com/2024/03/19/i-would-be-forced-to-mortgage-melts-down-on-truth-social-as-lawyers-admit-he-cant-get-bond/ - https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/18/politics/paul-manafort-trump-reelection/index.html - https://www.salon.com/2024/03/19/call-for-a-bloodbath-was-literal--lets-not-waste-time-pretending-it-was-ambiguous/ - https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/19/politics/trump-thinking-in-terms-of-15-week-federal-abortion-ban/index.html - https://www.axios.com/2024/03/17/biden-state-of-the-union-invitation-republicans - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-allows-texas-enforce-immigration-law-rcna142971 - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/mar/13/will-us-ban-tiktok - https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/most-bizarre-order-ive-ever-seen-lawyers-were-absolutely-astonished-by-mar-a-lago-judges-latest-move-and-some-are-urging-jack-smith-to-seek-extraordinary-remedy/ - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4541970-navarro-trump-white-house-official-prison-jan-6/ - https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/14/politics/chuck-schumer-israel-election-comments/index.html This Week in Stupid - https://deadline.com/2024/03/kennedy-family-st-patricks-photo-biden-rfk-jr-1235861601/
    1 h 15 min. 3 sec.
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    Episode 366: You NEED Boring Politicians (Trump Immunity, Mitch McConnell, Gaza Ceasefire)

    6 MAR 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss the ridiculous choice of the Supreme Court when it comes to Donald Trump's supposed presidential immunity, SCOTUS backs putting Trump back on the ballot in state primaries, Trump can't pay his bill for the fraud case, Mitch McConnell is stepping down from Republican leadership, Rashida Tlaib is afraid of a Trump second term, Joe Biden goes after corporate price gouging, Biden slashes credit card fees, Trump backs the continued brutal destruction of Gaza, why a ceasefire in Gaza has become harder thanks to the IDF, Super Tuesday results in realtime, Republicans prime their voters for insane beliefs, and much more! Stories - - https://www.npr.org/2024/03/02/1235577375/supreme-court-decision-delays-trump-trial - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-trump-cannot-kicked-colorado-ballot-rcna132291 - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/28/nyregion/trump-bond-civil-fraud.html - https://edition.cnn.com/2024/03/05/politics/e-jean-carroll-donald-trump - https://www.vanityfair.com/news/after-thoroughly-fking-over-america-mitch-mcconnell-decides-to-treat-himself-to-a-break - https://thehill.com/business/4507871-biden-strike-force-price-gouging-junk-fees-inflation/ - https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-credit-card-fees-slashed-millions-americans-white-house-1875964 - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tlaib-says-fears-second-trump-term_n_65e0ccc1e4b005b858337afa - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-israel-finish-problem-gaza-1234981038/ (VIDEO) - https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/3/5/gaza-ceasefire-talks-fail-to-make-breakthrough-with-ramadan-approaching - https://www.salon.com/2024/03/04/claims-he-purposely-lost-dc-primary-while-fuming-over-nikki-haley-on-truth-social/ - https://www.salon.com/2024/03/05/not-what-america-wants-right-now-kyrsten-sinema-announces-shes-retiring/ - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/joe-biden-donald-trump-2024-election-b2506815.html - https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trumps-losing-white-evangelicals-joe-biden-1876228 This Week in Stupid - https://www.newsweek.com/lauren-boebert-reveals-what-god-told-her-about-moving-districts-1875409 - https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/4507286-hogan-trump-bipartisan-border-bill-maryland-senate/
    2 h 20 min. 44 sec.
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    Episode 365: I Drink Your RNC, I Drink it Up! (Trump Wins SC, Fani Willis, Biden takes on Hunger)

    28 FEB 2024 · This week on Look Forward, Jay and Brad return to discuss Trump winning South Carolina, shrinking base of MAGA is serious, Nikki Haley hangs on after SC loss, Biden says ceasefire in Gaza could be this weekend, key witness against Fani Willis was a joke, Biden pledges $1.7 billion to fight hunger in the US, Biden forgives even more student loans, Ronna McDaniel is out as head of the RNC making way for Lara Trump, Mike Johnson once again refuses to do actual work in the House, Trump tries to push his payments back for the fraud case, and much more. Stories - - https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-nikki-haley-south-carolina-primary-republicans-13237d287ce770e0a45e9bccee78e8ee - https://apnews.com/article/takeaways-iowa-new-hampshire-south-carolina-primaries-caucus-2024-c1ffba668946af3c6096b7f39eb9f38f - https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/25/koch-network-halts-nikki-haley-funding-after-south-carolina-loss.html - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2024/02/26/biden-gaza-ceasefire-could-come-by-end-of-the-weekend/72752258007/ - https://newrepublic.com/post/179339/key-witness-georgia-fani-willis-crumbles - https://fox4kc.com/news/missouri-law-says-pregnant-women-cant-get-divorced/ - https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-pledges-1-7billion-end-hunger-us-white-house-1873734 - https://www.newsweek.com/student-loan-debt-cancellation-biden-today-eligible-1871892s - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-resignation-rcna137347 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/27/biden-ukraine-government-shutdown/ This Week in Stupid - https://newrepublic.com/post/179308/trump-excuse-cant-post-bond-e-jean-carroll - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/biden-robocall-new-hampshire-strategist-rcna139760
    1 h 12 min. 37 sec.
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