Episode #243: Super News for Berniecrats, Super Memories from Joe Lieberman

One of the main complaints Democratic Party leaders heard from Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016 was the outsized influence of superdelegates — those elected officials and other party bigwigs who were automatic delegates to the national nominating convention who could vote for whichever candidate they preferred, regardless of how the primary results went.  Sanders backers …

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Episode #241: Left Turn in Mass., Right Turn in Fla., A Turnaround in N.Y.

Chris Collins was a leading Republican congressman from New York, the first GOP House member to endorse Donald Trump in 2016.  But his arrest last week on insider trading charges has effectively ended his political career.  And now, as Randy Gorbman of radio station WXXI reports, it’s up to Republican leaders in the 27th District to come …

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Episode #235: Reshaping The Court … Again

The announcement by Anthony Kennedy, the crucial “swing” justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, that is retiring has sent shock waves through both parties.  And the battle to confirm President Trump’s nominee to succeed him will certainly consume the 2018 midterm elections.  Court blogger Amy Howe talks about Kennedy’s influence, the list of potential successors, …

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Episode #234: Zero Tolerance

Faced with a losing political argument on “zero tolerance” and the separation of children from the parents who enter the U.S. illegally, President Trump signed an executive order that basically ended his own Administration’s policy — even though he had all along been blaming the Democrats for it.  Veteran Republican strategist and pollster Whit Ayres …

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