‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2020: A State of the Union Reality Show…A Dubious Beginning to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary…Is DC Too Cozy with Land Developers?

A tumultuous week in U.S. politics includes a State of the Union reality show, an acquittal for the third U.S. president impeached, and a dubious beginning to the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Also, Lydia Curtis reports: a DC Council member says that District officials are working more for developers than for the most vulnerable residents in public housing. We speak to journalist Max Blumenthal and the prolific historian Gerald Horne.

Plus headlines: –Iowa Caucus debacle, Trump’s big week, including impeachment acquittal and State of the Union address, Chantal James attends Democratic Socialists of America discussion on Green New Deal. In Culture and Media, the Institute for Public Accuracy is planning to picket outside ABC studios in DC about biased media coverage of the 2020 presidential race. The projectis called Accuracy2020. There is a fundraiser for the Venezuela Embassy Protectors, and the family of jazz curator Vernard Gray is seeking donations and assistance for his memorial.

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