2017-04-02 Update: KPFA: Democracy Now

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Scholar: Moscow Sees Hypocrisy in Allegations After U.S. Interfered in Russian Elections in 1990s [1]Scholar: Moscow Sees Hypocrisy in Allegations After U.S. Interfered in Russian Elections in 1990s; Rex Tillerson Fails to Acknowledge Concerns over Turkey's Slide Toward Dictatorship in Ankara Visit; Is ICE Targeting Undocumented Activists for Arrest? Organizers Speak Out After 11 Days in Jail.

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Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul [1]Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul; Yemen: Trump Expands U.S. Military Role in Saudi War as Yemenis Brace for Famine; Iona Craig on What Really Happened When U.S. Navy SEALs Stormed a Yemeni Village, Killing Dozens; U.N. Considers a Historic Ban on Nuclear Weapons, But U.S. Leads Boycott of the Talks.

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House Probe into Trump Campaign Ties to Russia in Turmoil as Chair Nunes Rejects Calls to Step Down [1]House Probe into Trump Campaign Ties to Russia in Turmoil as Chair Nunes Rejects Calls to Step Down; Trump Dismantles U.S. Climate Rules, Virtually Ensuring U.S. Will Break Paris Accord Promises; As Trump Complains About Alleged Surveillance, Republicans Gut Internet Privacy Rules; Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors?

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Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions's Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities [1]Local Lawmakers Fight Back Against AG Sessions's Threats to Cut Funding to Sanctuary Cities; Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change, Resistance, Misogyny and "The Mother of All Questions"; ICE Retaliates Against Immigrants in Austin After Sheriff Limits Cooperation with Federal Agents; As ICE Retaliates Against Austin, Learn How New Haven Fought Back Against a 2007 ICE Crackdown; Immigrant Communities in Fear as Trump Ups ICE Raids Targeting Sanctuary Cities.

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Sanders to Introduce Single Payer Health Care and Fatal US-Drone Strikes In Iraq Several progressive groups are backing a single-payer system, including the Working Families Party, the Progressive Campaign Change Committee, CREDO, Social Security Works and National Nurses United. For more, we speak with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Then we speak with Chris Woods, founder of Airwars, a nonprofit group that monitors civilian deaths from international airstrikes in Syria and Iraq about the recent onslaught of US strikes.

Then, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org and author of several books, including "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" about Trump's approval of Keystone XL.

In Major Defeat to Trump & Ryan, House GOP Pulls Bill To Repeal Obamacare House Republicans have pulled a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act after failing to secure enough votes despite heavy lobbying from President Trump. The bill was opposed by the entire Democratic party as well as some moderate Republicans and many members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. House Republicans have pulled a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act after failing to secure enough votes despite heavy lobbying from President Trump. The bill was opposed by the entire Democratic party as well as some moderate Republicans and many members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. The bill was projected to leave 24 million fewer people insured by 2026 than under Obamacare. The bill also included over $275 billion in tax breaks for wealthy Americans. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) praised the news. "The defeat of the disastrous Trump-Ryan health care bill is a major victory for the working families of this country and for the hundreds of thousands who attended rallies and town hall meetings in opposition to this bill," Sanders said. "What the defeat of this bill shows is that the American people will not accept legislation that provides huge tax breaks to billionaires while 24 million people are kicked off their health insurance, massive cuts are made to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood and premiums for senior citizens are dramatically increased. Our job is to improve the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it. Our job is to guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege." [1] Follow [2] Sky News [3] ‚úî@SkyNews [4] Paul Ryan says "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future" On today's broadcast, Democracy Now! spoke with John McDonough [5], a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who worked on the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Will House Republicans Off the Cliff' and Cut Healthcare for 24 Million Americans? [6] [1] twitter.com/SkyNews

Dark Money Behind Trump and Bannon We look at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election. The secretive billionaire hedge-fund tycoon, along with his daughter Rebekah, is credited by many with playing an instrumental role in Donald Trump's election.

To talk more about the Mercers, we speak with Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker. Her latest piece is headlined "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer exploited America's populist insurgency." [1]

[1] www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch's Record Yesterday Neil Gorsuch faced particularly intense scrutiny over his decision to rule against a truck driver whose employer fired him for deserting a trailer so he wouldn't freeze to death.

For more on this case and the rest of Gorsuch's record, we speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

and Elliot Mincberg, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations of the House Judiciary Committee.

Neil Gorsuch's Rhetoric Obscures His Record Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is heading back to Capitol Hill today for a second day of confirmation hearings.

For analysis we speak with Ian Millhiser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and editor of ThinkProgress Justice. His recent piece is headlined "The Judge Gorsuch who spoke in the Senate today is nothing like the man who wrote his opinions." [1]

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Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch We speak with Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham law professor and author of the recent Washington Post article, "Neil Gorsuch sides with big business, big donors and big bosses [1]." She recently ran for a congressional seat in upstate New York.

[1] www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/21/neil-gorsuch-always-sides-with-big-business-big-donors-and-big-bosses/?utm_term=.972eec44e616

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Hawaii & Maryland Judges Block Trump's Second Muslim Ban On Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide halt to the executive order. This morning, a federal judge in Maryland also blocked part of the travel ban.

For more, we speak with Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney who presented the first challenge to the executive order on immigration. His argument resulted in a nationwide injunction.

David Cay Johnston on Trump's 2005 Tax Returns David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, who obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax returns. They show that Trump earned $153 million, and paid out $36.6 million in federal income taxes, much of it in the form of what's known as the alternative minimum tax, which he now wants to eliminate.

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