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Trump said to pick fast-food exec Andrew Puzder for Labor 6 MIN, 32 SEC

It's being reported that Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Labor will be Andrew Puzder, CEO of a major fast food company who strongly opposes raising the minimum wage.

Chris Opfer, Managing Editor for Labor News at Bloomberg BNA, reports on the response of organized labor and concerns over potential conflicts of interest.

Guests:
Chris Opfer, Bloomberg BNA (@ChrisOpfer)

More:
SEIU on Puzder, Trump being out of touch with what working America needs
Puzder's blog

A new 'Tea Party' emerges from the left 33 MIN, 42 SEC

States' Rights, designed to curb federal power by the 10th amendment, led to the Civil War and helped the Solid South resist school integration. Now the doctrine is being invoked on behalf of undocumented workers, minority voting, legalized marijuana and regulations to curb climate change. With Trump Republicanism installed in Washington, California and other blue states say they're “strangers in a foreign land.” Why should they subsidize less productive states with federal taxes — when the Electoral College gives them less voting power?

Guests:
Kevin de León, California State Senate (@kdeleon)
Steven Johnson, popular science author (@stevenbjohnson)
Michael Barone, Washington Examiner / American Enterprise Institute (@MichaelBarone)
Heather Gerken, Yale Law School (@gerkenheather)

More:
De Léon on bill to prevent use of state, local resources to aid ICE in deportation
Johnson on why blue states are the real 'Tea Party'
Barone on California and ditching the Electoral College
Gerken on a new progressive federalism

When Trump went after a union man 9 MIN, 25 SEC

Donald Trump took credit for preventing 1100 jobs at Carrier Air Conditioning from going from Indiana to Mexico, but a Steelworkers Union leader says 350 were never scheduled to leave in the first place and that 550 are still scheduled to go. Last night, speaking to CNN Local President Chuck Jones called Trump a liar for inflating the number of jobs saved.

The President-elect tweeted almost immediately that Jones "has done a terrible job representing workers," and that if the workers were "any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana." Later on MSNBC, Jones said he'd received threats in the aftermath of Trump's tweets. Arthur Delaney, who covers politics and the economy for the Huffington Post, picks up the story.

Guests:
Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post (@ArthurDelaneyHP)

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