We are back from summer vacation and have a ton to talk about. The House and its crippled leader can't pass meaningful legislation and have us on the verge of another shutdown. Matt Gatez and the clown crew hold Speaker McCarthy by the family jewels, and we all stand to lose. We also talk about the dysfunction in the Senate with Tommy Tuberville, the new head of the Joint Chiefs, Trump's new legal troubles in NY, and Clarence Thomas' latest ethical problem. Plus, the auto workers strike, Tim Scott, Fox News, and much more.
Unless you have been under a rock, you have seen Donald Trump's mugshot. We talk about Trump's latest legal troubles, the first Republican Presidential debate, and the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Plus, we talk about the Republicans still trying to change voting laws, this time in North Carolina. We also manage to squeeze in some coverage of the World Track and Field Championships and Rugby World Cup and the impact black athletes have on two of the most popular sports in the world.
Trump gets indicted for the fourth time! Join me and Val Atkinson as we talk about the latest in the ongoing legal troubles of 45. We just wrapped up recording this special edition as the indictments were being handed down. Plus, we look into the Alabama boat dock incident, the Iowa State Fair political speeches, Hunter Biden, the Hawaii wildfires, and so much more.
Three indictments and at least one more to go. Jack Smith lays out the case against Donald Trump. Join us as we discuss the case against the former president. With Mike Pence and Bill Barr joining the small chorus of Republicans willing to tell the truth that Donald Trump knows he lost, will it make a difference? We also talk about the pending indictment in Georgia. Taking a look back at the Ken Starr investigation of Bill Clinton, we examine the hypocrisy of the Republicans over the issue of weaponizing the Justice Department. Finally, we end with the Florida history curriculum and the two black members of the panel, Kimberly Daniels and Willam B. Allen. Join us for all of that and much more.
Covid-19 isn't over, and yours truly was down for the count, but we are back. Join us for another information-packed episode. We give you the latest on Trump and his latest legal troubles. Then there is the effort from Florida to teach slaves benefited from slavery; the same week, President Biden authorized federal monuments to be erected to remind us of the horrible history of lynching - monuments dedicated to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley. We look at the surprisingly good economic number, the incredible heatwave engulfing the world, and the crazy Republican presidential nomination fight. All of that and more in this week's edition of The Deal.
We have another information-packed episode for you. The US Supreme Court is issuing opinions fast and furious. We are watching what the Court has to say about Affirmative Action. A case featuring the University of North Carolina and Harvard may end affirmative action as we know it. We also talk about the Dobbs decision one year later. Plus, other cases like US v. Texas and Jones v. Hendrick. Plus, Trump seems to be in deeper trouble every day. Plus, so much more.
Join me and Val Atkinson as we dive deep into Trump's latest legal troubles. On this special Sunday edition of The Deal, we also look t the US Supreme Court's surprising 5-4 ruling against Albmas gerrymandered voting districts. Plus, some videos remind us that the civil rights struggle was not long ago. We cover the assassination of Medgar Evers and the infamous day George Wallace stood at the schoolhouse door to block black enrollment at the University of Alabama just 60 years ago.
Join us for a new edition of The Deal. We have a full house. Joining me today are Val Atkinson and Cherelle James. We break down the agreement reached to raise the debt ceiling. Not only was a deal made, but President Biden outsmarted Speaker Kevin McCarthy. We also look at the Republican Presidental race, as more people jump in to take on Donald Trump. We also discuss the Republican war on everything. This time, it is Chick-fil-a, the least likely company to be accused of being "woke." But leave it to the right to find wrong. Plus, another book ban in Florida, this time it is work by Amanda Gorman.
We also have footage from Minneapolis, the site of George Floyd's murder, as the third anniversary is remembered. George's aunt tells how he ended up in Minnesota—all of that and much more in this week's episode.
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We have so much to talk about this week, and we hope you take some time to join us. North Carolina is now smack in the middle of the abortion access debate. Governor Roy Cooper promises to veto the new 12-week abortion ban, but the Republicans have a supermajority and will likely overturn the veto. We also discuss why mental health reform is necessary, particularly in light of the killing of Jordan Neely on a New York City subway. There is also the looming crisis of debt fault, as there is still no agreement on raising the debt ceiling. Unfortunately, we must also talk about Donal Trump, his "town hall" on CNN, losing a civil case to E. Jean Carrol, and many other legal troubles. Plus, the end of Title 42 and its impact on immigration. All of that, and so much more, on this week's episode of The Deal.
The North Carolina Supreme Court just gave the middle finger to democracy, but are people even paying attention? Reversing three decisions that will no doubt provide the GOP with an unfair advantage for decades to come - join Cal Atkinson and me as we talk about the impact of those cases. We will discuss the passing of Harry Belafonte and his legacy. We lost the first black CPA in North Carolina and Michigan, Nathan Garrett, but he was more than that, and we will talk about his legacy as well. Unfortunately, we discuss NC Lt. Governor Mark Robinson's campaign to become governor and Tim Scott's presidential run. Also, Mike Pence testifies before the 1/6 grand jury. Audio of Ted Cruz emerges, showing he plotted to deny certification of Joe Biden's victory. Last but not least, we wrap up with the impact of Jerry Springer and his trashy television. All those topics and much more are on this week's episode of The Deal.
It's Monday, but we are here for a special edition of The Deal. Join us to discuss the surprise firing of Tucker Carlson and Fox News and Don Lemon at CNN. We look at Clarence Thomas' ethical troubles and his inability to tell the truth about being paid off by his billionaire buddy. Then there is more Supreme Court news with the attempt to ban a safe and FDA-approved drug for medical abortions. We also tackle the debt ceiling and Donald Trump's continued popularity, and we pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Moral Monday Movement—all of that and so much more. Val Atkinson is back to help make sense of all the news. more.
We were going to take the weekend off for the Easter holiday, but the Tennessee General Assembly gave us an excellent excuse to do a show. Join Val Atkinson and me as we give you our take on the expulsion of Justin Jones and Justin Pearson from the House. We also talk about the new super-majority for the Republicans in North Carolina. Mississippi and its failure to solve the Jackson water crisis, despite receiving block grants that could help. Plus, Clarence Thomas and his newly revealed vacation buddy, Harlan Crow. A Texas judge is trying to make abortion policy for the whole country and much more.
The day has finally come, and someone has finally indicted Donald Trump. Join Cherelle James and me as we discuss Trump's legal troubles and his sycophants, like Lindsey Graham, who lose their minds. We also talk severe weather with Kweilyn Murphy from WTVD-11 in Raleigh, NC. Unfortunately, there is another school shooting to discuss, this time in Nashville, TN. We also cover the continued assault on The Affordable Care Act, with a Texas judge ruling preventative screens for cancer shouldn't be covered. Rounding out things is a discussion of the acrimony in the House of Representatives. Catch the full interview with Kweilyn Murphy on Connections (Foxy 107.1/104.3) Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM, or the replay on our website, https://thedealwithedclark.com - click the Connections link.
Yes, we have a new episode of The Deal this week! I was traveling out of town, but we had so much to talk about we had to do a show. So we did it today, Sunday, March 26, 2023. Join Val and me as we discuss Trump and his latest antics. With indictment looming, the former President digs to the bottom of his base to incite violence. Whether it is his rally in Waco yesterday or posting threats to Alvin Bragg, there is no place too low to go for the former President. Plus, we talk about some black voters shifting to the Republican Party despite MAGA. The death of Irvo Otieno in Virginia is another black eye for policing and proves we have no valid strategy for dealing with mental health crises. We also reflect on the disaster in Mississippi, with at least 25 killed in a deadly tornado outbreak. Plus, there were the hearings on TikTok, China, Syria, Russia, and the upsets in the NCAA basketball tournament. We squeeze a whole lot into one hour. You should join us.
I can only hope the reporting about Donald Trump finally being indicted are true. Catch this week's information-packed episode as we discuss 45 and the rest of the news you need to know. We also examine the NC Supreme Court and their review of state voting laws, a possible national pill ban of drugs used to end pregnancies, the Federal Reserve, and US Banking policy. Join men, along with Val Atkinson, as we cover all of that and much more.
There is so much news, but Val Atkinson is in with me to catch you up. We take a hard look at the murder of two black men in Mexico. The connection between the opioid crisis and the killing of Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard needs to be talked about, and we are doing it. Consider contributing to the GoFundMe for the victims at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/utpnw-Justice-for-Shaeed and https://www.gofundme.com/f/bringing-zindell-home
We also examine Fox News and their lies about the 2020 election and 1/6. Will Fox finally face the music? Even Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is fed up with Fox News nonsense. We also take a look at the House Committees holding the bogus hearings and getting their hats handed to them. Washington D.C. and its attempt to fix their criminal code and being overridden by Congress and President Biden. Then there is Nikki Haley and her call to increase the retirement age; even Trump thinks it is a bad idea. North Carolina finally expanded Medicaid, meaning the Republicans can no longer attack ObamaCare. We also talk about some sports with March Madness around the corner. White players are going to HBCUs like Howard. What does the mean for the feature of HBCU sports?
Have you ever heard the term DEI? Here is your chance to discover what it is with our special guest Brentley Wright. Brentley (he/him) is a business professional and certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioner with a proven track record of success in multicultural business arenas. As the Business Development Executive in a technology-enabled consultancy, he is responsible for driving relationships and revenue and leading the DEI Navigator at The Diversity Movement (TDM). Cherelle James is also in the house to talk about Deon Sanders, student loan forgiveness, $35 insulin, and the origins of Covid. We have an information-packed show. https://www.brentleywright.com/
It is our President's Day Special. Join Val Atkinson and me as we get caught up with the latest news, and talk about some of our recent Presidents and how they rank. We want to look at the legacy of Jimmy Carter, who entered hospice care yesterday. We also continue our Black History Month deep dive by examining the importance of the Black Panthers and their murdered leader, Fred Hampton—all that and much more on this week's episode of The Deal.
It's a super Sunday, and we have a super episode. Join us as we get you caught up on all the latest news. We cover everything from the State of the Union to another ballon and the waste of time Congressional hearings. The Republicans seem to have lost all decorum and acted a fool during President Biden's address. What in god's name do we expect to get done in the 118th Congress. Plus, we make our predictions on the big game, talk about the history of black QBs in the NFL, and much more.
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