117th Congress

CD228: The Second Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump

Donald Trump was acquitted of “Incitement of Insurrection” at the end of his second impeachment trial. Many seem to think this result was inevitable, but that wasn’t the case. In this episode, by examining the evidence and how it was presented by the House Impeachment Managers, learn how the trial could have been structured to provide the possibility of a different outcome. Read More

Thank You Sludge

After an introduction to Sludge, a fantastic independent journalism outlet that investigates Congress, Jen thanks all the producers who make Congressional Dish possible. Read More

CD227: Coronabus Health Care

The 116th Congress finished their reign by passing every section of government funding into law with COVID relief attached. In this episode, learn about the new COVID relief law after you hear about a surprise dingleberry that promises to end surprise medical billing in the United States. That’s right! Something good happened! Find out in this episode how the new provisions will positively affect you. Read More

No Thank You, Project Owl

On a sad day, Jen provides some follow up to past episodes including correcting a possible mistake about the capitol storm story, an update on the congressional COVID count, and we get a confirmation on a suspicion we had about Google rigging their search results to favor corporate news sources. After the updates, Jen thanks all the wonderful souls who produce Congressional Dish. Read More

CD226: Lame Duck

We just lived through the craziest lame duck period – the time between when the President and members of Congress keep their power after being fired in an election – in United States history. In this episode, we look at everything that happened, from start to finish. That was literally one Hell of a ride. Read More

Thank You for Failing, Capitol Stormers

2021 is off to quite a 2020 start! In this bonus thank you episode, Jen starts the show sharing a summary of and her thoughts about the January 6th storming of the election certification in Congress by President Donald Trump’s misguided supporters and then thanks the producers who have ensured that this podcast exists to cover such insane events in Congress. Read More

CD225: Targets of the Free Marketeers

While the focus of the world has been on the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has been busying preparing a war authorization for the incoming Joe Biden administration. In this episode, we examine the advice given to Congress in nine recent hearings to learn which countries are on the World Trade System naughty list, as Jen prepares to read the NDAA that’s soon to become law. Read More

CD224: Social Media Censorship

Everyone who uses Facebook, Google, and Twitter has probably noticed the disappearance of posts and the appearance of labels, especially during the 2020 election season. In this episode, hear the highlights from six recent House and Senate hearings where executives from the social media giants and experts on social media testified about the recent changes. The incoming 117th Congress is promising to make new laws that will affect our social media experiences; these conversations are where the new laws are being conceived. Read More

Thank You Alaska

The Election is still not over but we did get some more results. In this bonus “thank you” episode, get updated on the election news before we thank the CD producers who are making this podcast possible. Read More

CD223: Election 2020: The Empire Returns

The election is… Actually not quite over but we have to record this episode sometime. In this episode, a breakdown of the notable winners and losers. Did we fire them all? Or… Any of them? Read More