Episode #383: The End Of The Bush Era?

A review of Tuesday’s primaries in Texas, featuring George P Bush’s attempt to topple the state attorney general. Plus, a Presidents Week look at some classic movies and the presidents they portrayed.

Episode #382: Truth Or Consequences

The health of a New Mexico Democrat becomes critical in a Senate that is split 50-50. And Mike Pence, who spent four years as a compliant vice president, surprised many with his break from Donald Trump over the correct course of action on that fateful Jan. 6th day.

Episode #381: Joe Gets His Court Pick, Maybe

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, under tremendous pressure from the left, announced his resignation this week, which allows President Biden to name a successor while the Democrats still control the Senate.

Episode #379: In The Middle Of Nowhere

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, author of a new book about centrism in politics, says both parties need to compromise if they expect anything to get done. And we review the career of Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), who announced his retirement after nearly 48 years in office.

Episode #378: A Hero, To The Max

We remember former Georgia Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, who died last week and who was on the receiving end of one the most controversial attack ads in political history. And we weigh the decision by New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu not to challenge Sen. Maggie Hassan (D) next year, who is thought to be vulnerable.

Episode #377: Yes Virginia, This One Matters

Tuesday’s gubernatorial contest in Virginia is being watched nationwide for a possible clue about what might happen in the 2022 midterms … and how to deal with Donald Trump. And former Sen. Harry Reid makes the case for Nevada to lead off the presidential calendar, not Iowa.

Episode #376: Is There Hope For The GOP? Or Democracy?

A book by a longtime Republican strategist says his party has become indistinguishable from Donald Trump — and all that’s wrong with Trumpism. We look ahead to next month’s historic Boston mayoral race. And we talk to Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, who has the inside scoop behind Powell’s infamous 2003 UN speech about “weapons of mass destruction.”

Episode #375: Sinema Paradiso

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema may be driving progressives nuts by thwarting much of President Biden’s agenda, but her actions may be popular back home. And we remember the unfortunate 2012 campaign gaffe of Todd Akin, who died last week, and who suggested that “legitimate rape” would not result in pregnancy.

Episode #374: Trump Enemies List Loses One

The decision by anti-Trump Republican Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio not to seek reelection next year is seen as a victory for the former president, who retains deep loyalty among GOP voters. And we discuss the meaning of last week’s defeated recall vote in California.

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