The Bill Press Show-logo

The Bill Press Show

Progressive Talk >

Thought-Provoking Insights from the Left Side of the Political Aisle

Thought-Provoking Insights from the Left Side of the Political Aisle
More Information


Washington, DC


Thought-Provoking Insights from the Left Side of the Political Aisle








Joe Biden Is Considering Naming Stacey Abrams As His VP Pick

Joe Biden hasn't yet announced his run for President, but he's floating the idea of announcing his VP pick early on. And that pick could be.... Stacey Abrams. Is this a gamechanger? Would that entice you to vote for him? Like him or not, it's a unique idea that might help differentiate him from other candidates. Donald Trump is allowing Netanyahu to dictate his foreign policy. The latest is Trump acknowledging Golan Heights as part of Israel's land. We talk to Addy Baird from...


Why Is Donald Trump Obsessed With The Ghost Of John McCain?

Donald Trump went to Ohio yesterday and talked about one of the most important issues facing the country today.... Why didn't John McCain thank him for the funeral that Trump "allowed?" Trump just can't give up fighting with a dead man. It's bizarre! New Zealand leads the way and BANS assault weapons after a terrible massacre. It took them less than a week to announce these changes. Why can't we do this? We talk to Colleen Campbell from The Center for American Progress, Matt Ford from The...


Donald Trump Smears John McCain Yet Again

Donald Trump welcomed a fellow dictator to the White House yesterday when he welcomed the new President of Brazil. He took yet another opportunity to bash the legacy of John McCain. The man has no morals whatsoever. Getting rid of the electoral college is an idea that more and more Democratic candidates are paying attention to. Is it a good idea? Hell yes! We talk to Li Zhou from Vox, Alex Seitz-Wald from NBC News and Abby Livingston from Texas Tribune!


Melania Launches Her "Be Best" Campaign, But... What Does It Mean?

Melania Trump launched her Be Best campaign and explained what it meant. Does it make any sense? If she's serious about stopping online bullying, she could always talk to one of the worst perpetrators of online bullying.... her husband. We also spend some time analyzing Trump's weekend of tweets. Over 50 tweets on a variety of topics... none of them condemning white supremacism in the wake of the New Zealand shooting. We talk to Daniel Strauss from Politico, Justin Sink from Bloomberg and...


Is Beto O'Rourke A Frontrunner For The Democratic Primary?

After a shaky start to his campaign, Beto O'Rourke announces that he's hauled in 6.1 million dollars in the first 24 hours. That's the most that any candidate has raised in that period of time. Does that put him in the category of frontrunner? The awful shooting in New Zealand has pushed their lawmakers to change their gun laws. It took them less than 24 hours to make the decision. Imagine if we had the same push here in this country? Not only that, the shooter embraced white nationalism,...


Senate Republicans Send A Message To Trump. Don't Get Used To It

Senate Republicans rebuked Donald Trump over his national emergency declaration over the border wall. While they did the right thing, don't expect them to stand up to the President any more after this. Beto O'Rourke jumps into the 2020 race. What does he stand for? Is Trump worried about Beto? Trump also celebrates St Patricks Day in a.....very special way. Guest host Daniella Gibbs Leger welcomes Katie Hamm from Center for American Progress, Dara Lind from Vox and Lauren Gambino from The...


Beto O'Rourke Makes It Official

While he lost a Senate race to Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke thinks he has what it takes to run for President. After months of speculation and consideration, he announced this morning that he is IN the race. Will Democrats get excited about his candidacy? What are his issues? We'll just have to wait to find out. Paul Manafort is going to jail.....again. A judge put more years on his sentence, but the Souther Districy of NY is opening up ANOTHER case against Paul Manafort. And a very important...


To Impeach Or Not To Impeach?

Nancy Pelosi has taken impeachment off the table. Not all Democrats seem to have gotten the message. While Pelosi says Trump isn't "worth it," other Dems say that they're waiting for the Mueller report before taking it off the table. Bottom line: Everything hinges on Robert Mueller. A shocking NON-political scandal as a huge racketeering and bribery ring was uncovered involving wealthy parents paying to get their kids into college. It was a well-organized racket to cheat the system and some...


Why Does The WH Even Bother Having Press Briefings?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders held her first WH press briefing for the first time in 42 days. It was confrontational, it was not helpful, and it was full of lies. So why do we even have these briefings at all? WH reporters should boycott these propaganda stunts. The Democrats announced that the DNC will take place in Milwaukee, WI! It's the first time that they've held a convention in the heartland in 100 years! Maybe they're getting the message? We talk to the author of Billionaire Boondoggle,...


Elizabeth Warren Is Quickly Becoming the Candidate of "Big Ideas"

Elizabeth Warren came out and discussed breaking up the big tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. It's a big idea that might be able to gain traction in this country. Other 2020 contenders put out some big ideas of their own this past weekend. Let's talk about them! Donald Trump went to Alabama and, between signing his name on the covers of Bibles, bashed Michael Cohen and lied about the collusion case. We talk to Collin O'Mara from the National Wildlife Federation, Elena...


Paul Manafort Gets A Lenient Sentence. Could A Pardon Be Far Behind?

Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in jail. It's a VERY lenient sentence for someone who has done the damage that he's done. It goes against the recommended sentencing that Robert Mueller suggested. Now the question is... Will Trump pardon him? Democrats continue to form a circular firing squad around Rep Ilhan Omar. She said nothing wrong, but that didn't stop House Democrats from forcing a vote to condemn her comments in an "anti-hate" resolution. They took the GOP's bait once...


While We're Focusing on the Presidential Race of 2020, Don't Forget The House and Senate!

Yes, the 2020 race for President is exciting and Democrats are itching to get rid of Trump. But let's not forget that there are important House and Senate races underway and those are SO important! The stories of Trump manipulating security clearances for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are extremely disturbing. How widespread was this practice? Why is it such a problem? Guest host Chris Lu hosts the show and talks to Bridget Bowman from Roll Call, Julie Zebrak from Yes Moms Can and...


Will The Republican Senate ACTUALLY Stand Up To Trump?

The Republican Senate will take a vote to either support or denounce Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. There have been a handful of Republicans who have voiced their concern over Trump's drastic measure, but will they actually walk the walk and vote against Trump? The field of 2020 candidates continues to materialize. There were a few potential Democratic candidates who said they will NOT run in 2020. What does that mean to the larger field? And does Bernie still have the...


The Fox News White House Gets Exposed

Jane Mayer from the New Yorker wrote a blistering profile of the Trump White House and its obsession with Fox News. Trump is in daily communications with the hosts on the network and actually allows the narrative on Fox to dictate how he runs the White House. This isn't state-run media. It's a media-run state. Hillary Clinton officially rules out running for President in 2020. Good! Now Democrats can focus on all of the wonderful candidates already in the race. Guest host Peter Ogburn...


A Rambling Donald Trump Addresses The CPAC Loyal

Over the weekend, Donald Trump went to CPAC to address his loyal fans. It was a rambling, nonsensical speech that ran over 2 hours. It was officially the longest speech of his presidency. That's a terrifying thought. Will the Senate vote to shut down Trump's national emergency declaration? Rand Paul is the latest GOP Senator to say he'll vote against it. Do you believe him? The White House is still trying to clean up the mess that Trump created over Otto Warmbier. John Bolton, Trump's...


Congress Grills Michael Cohen Behind Closed Doors

In a closed door meeting, Michael Cohen met with members of Congress for a third day of testimony. While we don't have the details, Rep. Adam Schiff says that we'll soon get a chance to learn what he said. We'll just have to wait and see! Donald Trump continues to give legitimacy to autocrats. He said that Kim Jong Un knew nothing about the terrible treatment of Otto Warmbier. This is after Warmbier was locked up in a North Korea prison and mistreated to the point where he died. Why can't...


Michael Cohen Delivers Devastating Testimony

Michael Cohen made his way to Congress on Wednesday. While Cohen has a long history of being a liar and a cheat, he brought actual evidence that Donald Trump broke the law on multiple occasions. It was a brutal day for Donald Trump. Michael Cohen says Trump is a racist, a con man, a liar, a cheater, and much much else. If you believe Cohen, Donald Trump absolutely committed multiple crimes. Not only that, Donald Trump shut down his summit with Kim Jong Un after he walked away from a nuclear...


Michael Cohen Will Tell America That Trump Is A Racist, A Criminal and A Liar

Michael Cohen comes to Capitol Hill to testify to Congress today. According to his leaked remarks, he will accuse Donald Trump of breaking the law WHILE he was President of the United States. He says he knew about the Wikileaks story and worked with Roger Stone to get the story out there. He will accuse him of being a racist. Bottom line: There will be plenty of evidence to impeach Trump after these remarks, but will the GOP actually do anything about it? The House has voted to block...


Michael Cohen Prepares To Turn On Trump

Michael Cohen is coming to Congress and all reports say that he is going to turn on Donald Trump and spill everything he knows about Trump's crimes. It could be devastating to Trump, but only if Republicans care enough to do something about it. This will all take place at the same time that Trump is meeting with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. It will be interesting to see how he handles the potentially devastating news from Cohen. We talk to Amanda Becker from Reuters, Adele Stan from Right Wing...


What Will Trump Give Kim Jong-Un At This North Korea Summit?

Donald Trump is prepared to meet with Kim Jong-Un again. After the embarrassment that the last summit was, what will happen this time? Will Trump give them a higher position on the world stage? This will be an insane news week. Not only is the North Korea summit happening, but Michael Cohen will be testifying to Congress! We also talk about the Academy Awards! We have all the winners and losers. We talk to Joe Cirincione from the Ploughshares Fund, Eugene Scott from Washington Post and...