The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman:'BradCast' 10/12/2017: (Guest: Igor Volsky of Center for American Progress) 
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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman  'BradCast' 10/12/2017: (Guest: Igor Volsky of Center for American Progress)  Independent, investigative news, reporting, interviews and commentary 
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Brad Friedman  Daily Program  For non-profit use only. 
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Donald Trump is enraged. He's furious that people are pointing out that many are suffering and dying in Puerto Rico following two hurricanes and that his Administration botched the federal response which has left most of the island's 3.4 million American citizens without power, half of them without potable running water and, as a new report from the Guardian describes, hundreds of thousands of them without food! So, on Thursday morning, the President of the United States threatened via Twitter to pull out federal disaster assistance all together. He's "livid" that President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and six other nations is actually working as it was designed, despite what he was told by Fox 'News' for so many years. So, his handlers have been scrambling to present him a new option in time for the latest Congressionally-mandated 'certification' deadline for the deal that he can somehow live with, according to Washington Post. And, of course, he continues to be infuriated by the fact that Obama's Affordable Care Act has helped some 30 million Americans obtain access to health care coverage. So, today, as he has been impotent at getting his Republican Congress to 'repeal and replace' the law that Fox 'News' told him for years was a disaster, Trump continued his effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act by issuing another one of his big splashy Executive Orders to help 'save the American people from the nightmare of ObamaCare'. We're joined by IGOR VOLSKY of the Center for American Progress, to explain what Thursday's new EO does and doesn't actually do, and whether, as Trump claimed, it will 'lower costs', provide 'great, great health care,' and 'cost the United States government virtually nothing'. Finally, we're joined by Desi Doyen with the latest 'Green News Report', including updates on the still-growing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and the still-worsening, deadly wildfires in Northern California...  Brad Friedman, Igor Volsky, Desi Doyen 
Notes: Credits:
  Host: Brad Friedman
Producer: Desi Doyen 
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Environment | Politics and Activism | Climate Change | Pollution | Public Health and Safety | National News | Governance / Law | Puerto Rico (US) | United States | Iran  
 
 
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