It’s a mixed bag of news in today’s podcast. John talks about Montana State Rep. Zooey Zephyr – the state’s first openly transgender representative – who was barred by the Republican controlled house after she opposed a bill banning gender-affirming health care for minors. The House has passed Kevin McCarthy’s bill to raise the debt ceiling while cutting spending by nearly 14 percent over a decade. Ted Cruz caught on a secret recording planning to create a commission to throw out Biden’s votes in the 2020 election. Author and journalist E. Jean Carroll takes the stand in the Trump rape and assault civil case in New York. And Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin asked Chief Justice John Roberts to testify for a hearing on Supreme Court ethics rules after Justice Clarence Thomas was found to have taken luxury gifts from a GOP billionaire. He takes calls from Richard in Houston and Chris in Pennsylvania. Then he chats with political commentator Bob Cesca about Tucker, Trump, and other presidential candidates. Joe from Wisconsin calls to talk about the stupidity of the GOP. Next John interviews political affairs analyst and commentator David Rothkopf on his new Op Ed in the Daily Beast called “Joe Biden is old – Get Over It!”. And to wrap it up he talks with Dave in Washington and Bill in New Jersey.