Episode #140: The Senate 2016. The Senator 1968

Republicans, who fear that controversial comments made by Donald Trump will benefit his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, are now concerned that a Trump defeat could cost the GOP its majority in the Senate.  Greg Giroux of Bloomberg sizes up the vulnerable Senate seats for 2016.

And if the Clinton-Kaine ticket is elected this year, then a new senator will have to be appointed in Virginia to succeed Vice President Tim Kaine Bob Holsworth, an expert in Old Dominion politics, lists the potential successors.

Finally, Larry Tye talks about his new biography, “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon,” and chronicles how RFK went from working with Joe McCarthy in the early 1950s to fighting for peace in Vietnam and social justice in the 1960s … until his tragic assassination in 1968.

Photo via The Associated Press

Music used in the podcast:

Survival – Eminem

Sock it to Me, Baby! – Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Adlai Stevenson – Sufjan Stevens

Abraham, Martin & John – Dion

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