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Political Misfits bring you news, politics and culture from the belly of Washington DC without the red and blue treatment. Informed by progressive politics, class analysis and anti-war activism, we break down the day's pressing economic, social and political stories from perspectives often ignored.

UAW Vote in Alabama, Fico Shooting Fallout, African Diplomats Smeared

UAW Vote in Alabama, Fico Shooting Fallout, African Diplomats Smeared
Reports detail former President Donald Trump’s supposed immigration plans as both parties ignore how consistent immigration policies are.
Author and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Jeter joins Misfits hosts Michelle Witte and John Kiriakou to discuss the reception President Joe Biden will receive at Morehouse College this weekend, the outrageous assertion that African nations don’t have more clout in Washington because they don’t schmooze enthusiastically, and why voters give Trump more credit for economic success than Biden.
Sputnik News Bureau Chief Mindia Gavasheli discusses the condition of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico after an attempt on his life, Western depictions of Slovakia as divided and unhappy, the finger pointing between some members of the media and the Slovak government, and what changes might be coming for Slovakian media following this violent attack.
Labor attorney, human rights activist and author Dan Kovalik discusses a much-watched unionization vote at a Mercedes plant in Alabama, Biden’s record of union support, and anti-union efforts at the state level. He also breaks down the backlash against pro-Palestine Gaza protests, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony in Trump’s hush money trial, and the state of White House efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.
Cartoonist and cohost of the Final Countdown on Radio Sputnik Ted Rall to discuss the political crisis in New Caledonia, the context for the protests underway, and how France’s response demonstrates the difference it doesn’t like to acknowledge between its territories and the French mainland.
The Misfits also discuss petty fights in the House of Representatives and this week’s news of the weird.
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