The "Bernie or Bust" and "People for Bernie" Movements
We begin with the BernieOrBust movement, which in spite of Bernie Sandersâ€™ promise not to be another Ralph Nader, is vowing to vote for Sanders as a write-in candidate if he loses the nomination. Neil Sroka, the Communications Director of Democracy for America, a grassroots political organization founded by Howard Dean that supports Bernie Sanders, joins us to discuss the challenge Sanders faces, should he lose the nomination, in convincing his passionate followers to vote for Hillary Clinton and the â€œPeople for Bernieâ€ movement that is forming to continue building the â€œpolitical revolutionâ€ after the primaries are over.
Trump's New Campaign Chief's Sleazy and Murderous Clients
Then we speak with Ken Vogel, the Chief Investigative Reporter for Politico, who tracks the confluence of money, politics and influence. He is the author of â€œBig Money: 2.5 Billion Dollars, One Suspicious Vehicle, and a Pimp â€“ on the Trail of the Ultra-rich Hijacking American Politicsâ€ and we discuss his latest article at Politico â€œTrump campaign brings in lobbyists for key postsâ€ and the clients who Trumpâ€™s new convention chief Paul Manafort has serviced which include the dictators Marcos and Mobutu as well as the recently ousted Ukrainian kleptocrat Victor Yanukovych.
Obama's European Agenda and Saudi Arabia's "Vision 2030"
Then finally we examine President Obamaâ€™s visit to the U.K and Germany and look into his upcoming meeting with European leaders and speak with Michael Brenner, a Professor of international Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of â€œToward a More Independent Europeâ€ and discusses Obamaâ€™s efforts to shore up the NATO alliance as well as his recent meetings at the Gulf Summit in Saudi Arabia where the Saudis are apparently anxiously awaiting the â€œSaudi Vision 2030â€ manifesto the new boy king, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is unveiling on Monday.
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