Episode #214: The State of the Union is Stromg

President Trump gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday, filled with talk about bipartisanship and putting politics aside — a wonderful sentiment, but how does that jibe with what he has been saying for the past 12 months? Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal offers her analysis of the speech.

Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is the latest House Republican to announce his retirement this year. Nathan Gonzales, the editor/publisher of Inside Elections, weighs the job approval of Trump, the number of GOP retirements and the anti-Republican mood in deciding that control of the House is in play this year.

And Jerry Austin, the longtime Democratic consultant from Ohio who was Jesse Jackson’s campaign manager in 1988, offers excerpts from his new book that is filled with anecdotes and campaign tales from himself and others in his field.

Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen

Music used in this podcast:

She Should Cry by Wire Train

Hit the Ground Running by Bill Callahan aka Smog

Our House by Madness

The Phantom Of The Opera Theme Song from the movie soundtrack

Better Stories by Craig Morgan

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