A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from December 22th, 2017. For more go to http://www.tytnetwork.com/join.
Hour 1: Cenk, Brett Erlich, & Mark Thompson. President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax cut bill Friday morning before leaving for his Christmas break in Florida. He also signed the continuing resolution that will keep the government open through January 19. That includes $4 billion for missile defense.
Hour 2: Cenk, Mark Thompson, & Hannah Cranston. Sam Haskell, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, was suspended on Friday after a report revealed purported emails from him, board members and others disparaging pageant contestants, the organization said in a statement. The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. Life expectancy possibly down third year. A political action committee (PAC) supporting President Trump is set to release a new ad that depicts multiple people thanking Trump for various reasons, including for “letting us say 'Merry Christmas' again.” The ad, which comes as part of a $1 million ad buy from pro-Trump PAC America First Policies, is set to begin on Christmas Day. It was beginning to look a lot like cannabis.Deputies in Nebraska said they first noticed a strong stench coming from a truck they pulled over during a routine traffic stop on a highway this week. Upon further inspection, large bags discovered inside allegedly contained 60 pounds of marijuana. An elderly couple — Patrick Jiron, 80, and his wife, Barbara, 83 — said they were transporting the drugs from Northern California, where they live, to Vermont.