Show Notes for Thursday, October 8, 2015

Karl Frisch, Exec. Director or Allied Progress, calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the GOP fight over House Speaker

frangela• Comedy duo Frangela joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• Hillary Clinton is introducing a spate of proposals intended to prevent another taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout, according to a Clinton campaign aide. Under her plan, Clinton would impose a tax on high-frequency trading, and she intends to close the hedge fund loophole in the Volcker Rule.

• Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation’s toll of firearms deaths. Democrats said their effort would include broadening background checks to cover all sales at gun shows and online.

• The House Freedom Caucus, a group of about 40 anti-establishment conservatives, have announced that they are endorsing Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) to serve as the next speaker of the House. This presents another challenged to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

• Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she is “not in favor” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free-trade deal that she had lauded while serving as President Obama’s secretary of state.