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Nov 27, 2019

Supporting our veterans is the subject of this week’s episode.

My guest is Lindsay Kin, executive director of the national veterans nonprofit Luke’s Wings.

In this conversation, we discuss their unique mission, how they’ve grown 50 fold in ten years, why the need remains, and the many ways that people can get involved to reunited Wounded Warriors and their families.

Nov 21, 2019

The state of the Democratic race for President is the subject of the 163rd episode.

Our guest is CNN contributor Bakari Sellers, a former Democratic state legislator from South Carolina.

In this episode, we analyze the 5th Democratic debate, consider the first tier candidates, discuss electability, look at the general election, and wonder whether a brokered convention is possible.

Nov 15, 2019

Impeachment and the 2020 election are our subjects for the 162nd episode.

Our guest is GOP consultant and corporate strategist Evan Siegfried.

In this conversation we measure where the impeachment story is now, how the story is likely to play out and what Pelosi’s strategy is. Then we turn our attention to analyzing the Democratic presidential primary and look ahead to the general election.

Nov 4, 2019

Alice Stewart is our guest for the 161st episode.

She’s a veteran GOP campaign operative, CNN contributor and resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

In this conversation, we examine the politics of impeachment, what Pelosi’s strategy is, why there were no GOP defections, how impeachment will affect 2020, what she makes of the Democratic presidential candidates, and our guest sizes up President Trump’s political standing and the general election.

Nov 1, 2019

GOP consultant Scott Jennings is my guest for the 160th episode.

Jennings served as Political Director in the Bush White House and is currently president of Run Switch PR and a CNN contributor.
 
In this conversation we examine the strategy behind impeachment, the politics and legislative ramifications of impeachment, whether any meaningful legislation has a chance in this environment, how the Senate would handle a trial and how impeachment will affect 2020. Then we discussed the 2020 Democratic field and look forward to the general election.
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