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The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Brad Friedman

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
57 minAUG 6
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On today's 'BradCast':  It was a big day for progressives on Tuesday in a number of state primaries held in Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Washington state and Kansas. A surprising victory for residents of the 'red' state of Missouri -- voters adopted a statewide ballot initiative to finally expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that had been immorally blocked by the state's GOP-controlled legislature, making it the 6th GOP-controlled state to expand Medicaid via voter referendum. Also in Missouri, Ferguson's longtime progressive activist Cori Bush defeated 10-term U.S. Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr., making her all but certain to become the first African-American woman from Missouri in the U.S. House. HOWIE KLEIN, founder of the longtime progressive blog "Down with Tyranny!" and co-founder of the BlueAmericaPAC, which supports progressive Democratic candidates for Congress, walks us through both wins and losses for progressives from all five states on Tuesday, and what they are likely to mean going forward with more statewide primaries to go. Also today: 88-year old disgraced GOP felon and former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is running for his old job, even after being convicted of contempt of court and corruptly pardoned by Donald Trump. Iowa's Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds does the right thing for a change, finally restoring voting rights for (most) former felons. Plus:  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to deliver his party's nomination acceptance speech at their virtual convention, due to the COVID crisis. Trump says he may give his own acceptance speech from the White House...