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The Mark Thompson Show

The Mark Thompson Show

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The Mark Thompson Show lives to see another day! Join your host Mark Thompson, news maven Kim McCallister, and fabulous producer John Daly every weekday live on YouTube from 10am-noon as they present issues of the day, Law & Disorder, News of the Bizarre, That’s Rich, It’s the Planet Stupid!, Friday Fabulous Florida, and so much more!
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MIP | Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson

Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson

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The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 40 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Rev. Mark hosts Make It Plain (MIP), a political, human rights and breaking news podcast. Rev. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with ...
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Days after Iran sent a barrage of missiles and drones toward Israel, that were largely knocked down, Israel responded. Iranian officials say their air defenses intercepted three drones and there were no reports of missiles. The back and forth, at a time when Israel is already at war with Hamas, is stoking fears of a regional escalation. Job number …
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A courtroom surprise for Donald Trump! He thought he and his legal team would get to strike out as many jurors as they wanted in his criminal hush money trial. When he found out he could only remove 10 people from jury consideration, he went off! In his rant, Trump said he deserves unlimited strikes because he's been given the second worst venue in…
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A case before the US Supreme Court involves the legality of obstruction charges for January 6th insurrectionists. Even though the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas supported Trump’s effort to subvert the 2020 election, Thomas will not recuse himself. During his questioning yesterday, he appeared to minimize the insurrection saying “there have been ma…
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It’s another day in court for Donald Trump. Jury selection continues in his criminal hush money trial. So far, 9 potential jurors made it past initial questioning. The trial is expected to last at least six weeks and Trump must attend every day court is in session. It likely means more campaigning from the court house steps and more pushing the lin…
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Trump’s drum beat for war with Iran is a chilling reminder of a Trump foreign policy that was chaotic and filled with escalating tensions. This as President Biden urges restraint in an effort to prevent a wider escalation of the conflict. Will President Biden be on the ballot in Ohio and Alabama? Republicans will make the call. The GOP argument for…
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Donald Trump is finding out that the problem with filling the judicial benches with conservative judges is that they often rule conservatively. At a time when Trump is trying to distance himself from rulings on abortion, conservative judges keep throwing political land mines in his path. When Trump welcomes House Speaker Mike Johnson for a joint pr…
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Republicans know the abortion issue will likely bring out female voters in the upcoming election. Perhaps that’s why Trump is convinced he can negotiate an abortion policy that makes everyone happy. He still says it’s up to the states to decide what they’d like to do. When Senator Lindsey Graham disagreed with Trump, Trump‘s gloves came off. Now, i…
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From comparing his legal issues to those of the late Nelson Mandela to expressing that it’d be a “GREAT HONOR” to go to jail for violating a gag order against him, Trump appears to have left any good sense wherever he keeps his eclipse glasses. Courtney brings an out of this world story to True Crime Corner. You may remember this one involving astr…
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Arizona’s open US senate seat is key for determining the balance of power in the Senate in 2025. That’s why both sides are trying to amass small fortunes for campaign coffers. Republican candidate Kari Lake had a helping hand from Donald Trump. He opened Mar-a-Lago for a pricey party. Roger Stone MC’d the event and Roseanne Barr provided the comedy…
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All eyes are on US District Judge Aileen Cannon as she oversees Trump’s documents/espionage case. The Trump appointee is delaying rulings on issues that legal experts say are routine and the longer she takes with her decisions, the more likely this trial will be pushed past the election. That has a lot of people wondering whether she’s doing this o…
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According to a poll from The Wall Street Journal released today, former President Donald Trump is currently holding a slight lead over President Joe Biden in six swing states. These states, crucial battlegrounds in the 2020 presidential election, saw Biden emerge victorious except for North Carolina, which went to Trump. The new poll findings sugge…
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The Trump property fire sale is on hold for now. He has paid his $175 million bond in his New York civil fraud case, but not with his own cash. Now, he can appeal without NY Attorney General Letitia James taking action against his properties. Trump’s bond is underwritten by California based Knight Specialty Insurance. It’s unknown what collateral T…
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The Trump Easter message did not include anything about peace or sacrifice, but it did start and end with Happy Easter in all caps. In between, a tirade of ugliness meant to smear those involved in legal cases against him. Perhaps, he likes his eggs deviled? Bible anyone? It’s True Crime Corner with Courtney. We will dive into another unbelievable …
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It’s almost like Donald Trump wants to go to jail. PR stunt perhaps? Despite warnings from the judge in Trump’s criminal hush money trial in NY, he went on social media for the second time in two days to attack the judge’s daughter calling her a “rabid Trump hater.” Journalist and political analyst Michael Shure will talk about that and more. Frida…
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Former Trump lawyer John Eastman is barreling toward disbarment. Yesterday, a judge called for the cancellation of the law license of one of Trump’s top allies in his attempts to subvert the 2020 election. The judge said Eastman violated ethics rules — and possibly criminal law. We’ll discuss. Severyn Ashkenazy will be on the show today. He’s credi…
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Markos joins for Thursday Kos and Shailen Bhatt, DOT Federal Highway Administrator, joins to discuss the tragedy in Baltimore. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyبقلم Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson
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If you missed your shot at the golden Trump sneakers, maybe you can score Trump bible! He is promoting $60 “God Bless America” Bibles alongside country music star Lee Greenwood. Praise the Lord and pass the ammo. Ronna McDaniel just signed a 2 year contract with NBC but they’ve had a change of heart. It seems her new coworkers don’t find her trustw…
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Trump's Truth Social stock has soared, catapulting him to newfound wealth. The platform, touted as a conservative alternative to mainstream social media, witnessed a surge in investor interest, driving its stock value skyward. With its launch garnering significant attention and backing from Trump loyalists, the platform's success translated into su…
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Former President Donald Trump successfully appealed to a higher court to reduce his bond requirement, securing a favorable ruling in his legal battle. The appeal court's decision effectively lowered the financial guarantee Trump needed to post, a significant development in the ongoing legal challenges he faces. This outcome marks a strategic win fo…
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Even though Trump's social media company Truth Social completed a merger today with a wealthy shell company, it won't make a difference where his bond in the New York Civil fraud case is concerned. Shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corporation approved the merger with Trump Media & Technology Group, and just in the nick of time. The company…
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Amidst financial turmoil, former U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly contemplating bankruptcy for his company, Trump Organization, while exploring potential investments from Saudi Arabian sources. This move marks a significant shift in strategy for Trump, who has long boasted of his financial success. Facing mounting debt and legal challenges…
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Yes to Stormy and yes to Michael Cohen! Trump’s lawyers in the Hush Money case argued testimony from both would be immaterial. The judge disagreed. The famous Access Hollywood tape can be discussed at trial but not shown. After a weekend full of offensive comments from Donald Trump, the GOP is trotting out their apologists. At this point, they’re u…
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Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro is denied more time before he has to report to the slammer. He was trying to delay the start of his 4-month long prison sentence for ignoring a subpoena from the House committee investigating the insurrection. Navarro is appealing convictions on two counts of contempt of Congress citing executive privilege. US Sup…
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Former President Donald Trump is facing "insurmountable difficulties" in obtaining a bond to satisfy the $464 million civil fraud judgment, his attorneys said Monday in a new appellate court filing, and the magnitude of which would require him to use real estate as collateral. Judge Arthur Engoron in February ordered Trump to pay $464 million in di…
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Patreon subscribers are the backbone of the show! If you’d like to help, here’s our Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/themarkthompsonshow Maybe you’re more into PayPal. https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=PVBS3R7KJXV24 And you’ll find everything on our website: https://www.themarkthompsonshow.com #Trump #McConnell #Judgeshopping #Po…
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Senator Katie Britt is blaming the media for her SOTU rebuttal speech blunder. She chose to tell the story of a girl who had actually been trafficked during the last Bush administration and tried to lay the blame at the feet of President Biden. Britt says the liberal media isn’t interested in the truth and that when all the facts come out, people w…
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Chad Stone, Chief Economist for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tom Perez, WH Dire of Intergovernmental Affairs, both join. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyبقلم Make It Plain with Rev. Mark Thompson
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From the Gridiron to the Hill? It’s a Hail Mary kind of campaign. RFK Jr. is said to be considering football star Aaron Rodgers as a running mate. Would they be the vaccine for gridlock in DC? Political analyst and presidential historian John Rothmann will be in to talk about that and more. Former federal prosecutor David Katz joins us to talk abou…
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A Trump takeover of the Republican National Committee means as many as 60 staff members are now laid off. The new Trump backed leadership did a staff evaluation to verify everyone at the RNC is aligned with his vision of how to win in November. Some of the staffers affected are being asked to resign and reapply for a position on the team. Pulitzer …
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What an Academy Awards show! It was full of history making pop culture moments. Sam Rubin, from KTLA, will be on the show to discuss it all. From stars and skin at the Oscars to True Crime Corner. This time, Courtney brings us a mob informant who goes by a shadowy fake name. Aiden Gabor has written a memoir, and you won’t believe what’s in it! We w…
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We’ll dig into a recap of President Biden‘s State of the Union address with journalist and political analyst Michael Shure. His thoughts on whether President Biden successfully delivered his message to the nation, on the issues the President highlighted and on the lack of decorum on the House floor. Donald Trump rolls out the red carpet at Mar-a-La…
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Nikki Haley may be out of the race for president, but she left a big mark on Donald Trump’s campaign. She grew new kinds of “Never Trumpers” who may now be ripe for President Biden’s picking. A new court date set in Trump’s presidential immunity case. How much of a delay will it really mean? We’ll talk about all of it with former federal prosecutor…
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Trump wants Elon to bail him out... He's been convincing as a frontrunner but he has baggage. Some of that baggage is finiancial. Huge bills and way behind in fundraising. He needs a REAL rich guy on board. We will be looking at the results from the primary elections around the US yesterday, along with some other key races. What does it all mean mo…
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Welcome to Super Tuesday! Wear that “I Voted!” sticker with pride! You can count on Donald Trump not to stay quiet about most things, especially his competition. Regarding Nikki Haley’s win in the D.C. GOP Primary over the weekend, Trump called her a bird brain for focusing on a region with small numbers and pointed to lobbyists voting in what he c…
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The Colorado Republican Party asked the court to act before Super Tuesday primaries this week and they have ruled Trump is eligibility to remain on the ballot for Colorado’s primary. Get ready for True Crime Corner with Courtney. Today’s case centers on the Berman murders. Attorney and journalist Doug Kari joins us to discuss his book on the case a…
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President Biden‘s extensive experience reaching across the aisle to get things done was on full display during his speech at the US-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas. He directed his message to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who stood in the way of a border deal to keep President Biden from claiming it as a success. The President…
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For now, Donald Trump gets his delay from the Supreme Court…but the immunity question may not go his way. Analysis from former federal prosecutor David Katz. California’s primary election is just days away. The Republican candidate vying to represent Californians in the U.S. Senate will stop by The Mark Thompson Show. Steve Garvey says he is lookin…
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Both victors in their Michigan primaries, President Biden and former President Trump also got handed messages. For President Biden, it’s the realization that progressives, young voters and Arab American Democrats are not happy. They took part in a movement to cast “uncommitted” protest votes. They are telling the President they will withhold suppor…
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Trump is bleeding cash. He finally paid The New York Times $392k in legal fees. He was ordered to pay up after his failed lawsuit over the public sharing of his tax documents. Trump is also appealing his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment. He wants an appeals court to reverse the massive penalties that could clean out his cash reserves. Fre…
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Donald Trump came away with more than a win in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary; he also came away with a big question mark. Some polls had Trump up by more than 35 points but he only ended up beating Nikki Haley by 20 points. Yes, she lost in her home state, but she also took about 40% of the vote. One analyst says it indicates t…
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The United States hasn’t been back to the moon in more than 50 years, but that changed yesterday! This time, a private company called Intuitive Machines set their Odysseus lander on the lunar surface after some highly stressful moments. What happens when extremists hold positions of power? You get Tom Parker, the chief justice of the Alabama Suprem…
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Hard right religion is now gaining political momentum. The latest evidence comes on the heels of the Alabama Supreme Court Ruling that “embryos are children.” GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley agrees. Now, an Alabama IVF Clinic is stopping services. Former federal prosecutor David Katz will join us to discuss this, the revolving courtroom door…
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