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Following the Money – Part II

Aug. 17th, 2017

Nearly $1.3 trillion has left Russia since the 1990s.  The Russian government has been unable to stop it.  But are they actually benefitting from it?  We discuss in today’s episode.


Following the Money – Part I

Aug. 10th, 2017

     The Russian hacking attack against the US was an unprecedented attack against the US and its election system.  The attack was conducted using cyber means but cyberattacks are not the only tools of influence that the Russian government employs from its arsenal.  In part one of a two-part series we discuss the other major means by which the Russian government seeks to expand its sphere of influence.


Return to Order

Aug. 3rd, 2017

John McCain cast a deciding vote against the repeal of Obamacare last week.  Why?  In this episode we discuss the vote and why it may be one that is remembered for a long time.


Punishing Loyalty

July 27th, 2017

     Donald Trump has embarked on a campaign of public humiliation against his Attorney General Jeff Sessions in frustration over Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.  Are the President’s criticisms well-founded, and do they serve the President well in the long term?  We discuss in today’s episode.


Permission to Proceed

July 20th, 2017

     Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace Obamacare fell through this week amid defections from within their ranks.  But they nevertheless vowed to proceed on bringing a repeal bill to the floor for a vote.  Does a repeal bill have a chance of passing?  We discuss in today’s episode. 


To a Head

July 14th, 2017

     Two of the biggest stories dominating the news this year have been the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare and the Trump Campaign-Russia collusion story.  Both stories hit inflection points this week and we discuss them in today’s episode.


Making Things Worse

July 6th, 2017

     President Barack Obama chose not to get involved in the Syrian civil war and not to retaliate for Russian interference in our election.  But did our lack of action on these two fronts keep things from getting worse or did they, in fact, cause them to get worse?  We discuss in today’s episode.


Secret Care

June 29th, 2017

     Republicans have been conducting their health care negotiations in private, making details of their plans public only days before a potential vote.  Why are they doing this and are they just avoiding the inevitable?  We discuss in today’s episode.


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