Episode #365: Fighting For A New GOP. And A Different California.

Liz Cheney is out. But a former member of Congress won’t stop fighting to rid the GOP of the Trump influence. And while the recall against California Gov. Newsom is underway, polls indicate that he is benefitting from his actions on vaccines and the reopening of the state.

Episode #364: Liz Cheney And The Party Of Intolerance

Liz Cheney is about to lose her House leadership position because she refuses to go along with Donald Trump’s lies and misstatements. Meanwhile, President Biden needs to be cognizant of his barebones majority in the Senate and mindful of the needs of Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has become a powerbroker in his own right.

Episode #362: Remembering Roger Mudd

A look at the recall effort in California aimed at Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R) unexpected retirement in Missouri is likely to open the door to a fierce battle among Republicans for the seat. And Marvin Kalb remembers the life and legacy of Roger Mudd, the exemplary television political journalist who died this week at the age of 93.

Episode #361: Sexual Harassment, As Seen By The Two Parties

Two politicians, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) have been hit with allegations of sexual harassment. In addition to the two cases, we ask why the two parties seem to treat sexual harassment differently, at least when it comes to their own party members. And we recap some of the nuttiness at last weekend’s CPAC event.

Episode #360: Is Biden Neera Defeat?

A look at how her history of snarky tweets may jeopardize Neera Tanden’s chances of becoming the next head of OMB. And we talk to three journalists covering a trio of Republicans who voted against Donald Trump in the second impeachment case: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and Richard Burr of North Carolina.

Episode #359: From “Beat The Press” To The Governorship?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders hopes her service on behalf of Donald Trump will help her win the governorship in Arkansas. Meanwhile, while Democrats are unlikely to prevail in next week’s Senate trial of the former president, Republicans are split over what Marjorie Taylor Greene is doing to the party. Similar intra-GOP struggles are visible in Arizona, which now has two Democratic senators for the first time in nearly 70 years. And a retirement of a popular senator in Ohio guarantees a dogfight for the seat in 2022.

Episode #358: Shame. And Hope.

January 2021 is the final month of Donald Trump’s presidency. It also was the month where he was, for the second time, impeached by the House … this time for inciting an insurrection. And we remember the 1954 attack on the House by Puerto Rican nationalists.

Episode #357: For All The Marbles

We look at what’s at stake in Tuesday’s Senate runoffs in Georgia. And a former senator explains why she took part in an electoral certification protest in 2005 and what it doesn’t compare to what Republicans are doing this time.

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