Episode #268: Journey to the Centrists of the Earth

With Senate Republicans who are considering voting to overturn President Trump’s emergency powers ruling on the border wall money possibly vulnerable to a primary battle from the right, and with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ostensibly threatening primary challenges to Democratic House members who are prone to voting for GOP proposals, Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections discusses the growing polarization between the two parties … and the possibility that voters are fine with it.

Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post sizes up the decision by the Democratic National Committee to block Fox News from hosting a presidential candidate debate and refutes the argument that the network separates its politics between the Sean Hannity-Tucker Carlson ideological opinion from its news site.

And David Mendell, a former reporter with the Chicago Tribune, takes us back to the 2004 Democratic Senate primary in Illinois, 15 years ago this week, and the beginning of the national awakening of Barack Obama.

Music used in this podcast:

Never Too Late by Three Days Grace

Betrayed by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

We’d Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover by the Broadway cast of Annie

Power And The Passion by Midnight Oil

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