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Nov 30, 2017

For this episode of the podcast, we specifically delve into immigration with Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund.

High stakes negotiations are currently underway surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President Trump recently end with a deadline of March 5, 2018.

We explore where those negotiations currently stand, whether a deal must be struck by year’s end, how family members of the DACA recipients are involved in this issue, how DACA protection affects an ability to work, travel and go to school, and what a bipartisan deal might look like.

Then we discussed the current state of border security and whether a border wall is needed. Finally, we explored how the Latino community views the GOP in the age of Trump.

Nov 20, 2017

Our guest for the 56th episode is Doug Schoen - one of the most respected Democratic political consultants and pollsters for the past thirty years.

We discuss the political standing of President Trump and both parties, evaluate the midterms at the midway point, discuss the recent elections in Virginia, consider what political risks exist for Democrats, review President Trump’s first year in office, analyze the 2016 presidential election result, and briefly discuss the future of polling.

Nov 17, 2017

We delve into the news of the day with Phil Kerpen, a syndicated columnist and the President of conservative nonprofit American Commitment.

First, we examine what happened in the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and where he thinks it goes from here.

Then we turned to a discussion of tax reform, whether he thinks it will happen this year, why the repeal of the individual mandate is not just good policy but also politically important, and where the debate on health care goes next year. We wrapped up with a discussion of the end-of-year spending fight and how he would grade the Trump presidency so far from a conservative standpoint.

Nov 8, 2017

The most recognizable voice in popular culture, Ben Stein, fills our airwaves for our 54th episode.

You may know him from films and TV, but he has spent his career teaching at Pepperdine University, writing for The Wall Street Journal as an editorial board member and serving as a Speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

He is a New York Times bestselling author, and his latest book is “The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich”.

We talked to him about tax reform, fiscal policy and the Federal Reserve, why the stock market is at record levels, whether dynamic scoring works, and how President Trump is doing. His answers may surprise you.

Nov 1, 2017

Robert Mueller biographer and WIRED Magazine contributing editor Garrett Graff is our return guest for a discussion about the latest developments in the Russia inquiry.

We read the tea leaves on where this inquiry is headed, what the George Papadopoulos plea deal means, whether he likely committed an underlying crime, what the Manafort and Gates indictment tells us, and consider questions about trial timelines and potential pardons. Then we dive into his knowledge of Mueller’s career, reputation, the team he has built for this investigation, whether he may be pursuing Tony Podesta, and what Mueller is really like.

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