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Chicago's Morning Answer is the only morning radio program in Chicago that covers all of the stories that matter, from Washington to Springfield, from politics to culture. Hosted by Dan Proft, one the sharpest political minds in Illinois, and Amy Jacobson, an award-winning journalist, Chicago's Morning Answer brings you what you need to know ever morning from 5-9am on AM 560 The Answer. http://560TheAnswer.com http://morninganswerchicago.com

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Chicago's Morning Answer is the only morning radio program in Chicago that covers all of the stories that matter, from Washington to Springfield, from politics to culture. Hosted by Dan Proft, one the sharpest political minds in Illinois, and Amy Jacobson, an award-winning journalist, Chicago's Morning Answer brings you what you need to know ever morning from 5-9am on AM 560 The Answer. http://560TheAnswer.com http://morninganswerchicago.com

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July 23, 2024

7/23/2024
0:00 - HE’S ALIVE!!!! 11:09 - Strong start for Kamala 26:55 - The case of Sonya Massey, 36, who called police to report a prowler before she was killed 44:23 - Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, William Jacobson, on the yesterday's House Committee hearing with Secret Service Director Cheatle: "the magnitude of disregard for Trump's safety is astounding" Prof Jacobson is also founder of LegalInsurrection.com and president of the Legal Insurrection Foundation 54:20 - When America comes together 59:26 - Breitbart News senior writer, John Nolte: A Deliberate Trump Security Failure Is Possible and Must Be Investigated. Check out John’s first, and final, novel Borrowed Time 01:19:11 - President at Wirepoints, Ted Dabrowksi, weighs Pritzker's odds of becoming the presidential nominee. Get Ted’s latest at wirepoints.org 01:32:46 - Darin LaHood, congressman for the 16th district of Illinois, explains the changes that need to be made in the Secret Service and the arguments to be made against Kamala Harris. Keep updated with Rep LaHood on X @RepLaHood 01:50:41 - Flashback: Kamala Flubs See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:09:54

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July 22, 2024

7/22/2024
0:00 - Dems are no longer “riding with Biden.” 11:36 - Democrats on the verge of tears 28:18 - For some Democratic lawmakers it’s KAMALA or bust! 50:46 - Jim Iuorio, host of “The Futures Edge Podcast” and special contributor to Wirepoints, analyzes BlackRock's short sale of Trump stock right before assassination attempt. For podcast updates and more @jimiuorio 01:01:53 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, previews this mornings House Oversight Committee hearing with Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle 01:16:47 - Illinois National Republican Committeeman, Richard Porter, on his confrontation with Rep Matt Gaetz at the RNC 01:36:13 - Scott McKay, publisher of the Hayride & senior editor at the American Spectator, looks at the choices the democrats face in the wake of Biden's withdrawal. Scott is also author of Racism Revenge and Ruin and King Of The Jungle 01:54:46 - Former Illinois Gov Rod Balgojevich admits he was shocked Biden dropped out of the race but can see " Classic Chicago Democrat machine politics" behind the move. Follow Blago on X @realBlagojevich See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:10:33

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July 19, 2024

7/19/2024
0:00 - Amy & John get help from Mike Scott to figure out why flights have been grounded at airports across the globe 6:43 - Trump's RNC Speech 27:04 - Trump speech cont 43:49 - Neil Chilson, former Chief Technologist for the FTC and currently Head of AI Policy at the Abundance Institute, helps explain the CrowdStrike outages affecting globe. Follow Neil on X @neil_chilson 54:29 - Host of FOX News’ Special Report, Bret Baier, offers his review of the RNC. Bret is also the best selling author of To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment and The History Club: Duel Across Time 01:10:00 - Michael Steele has a lot of questions about assassination attempt 01:28:38 - Noted economist, Stephen Moore, is impressed by the transformation of Trump. Get more Steve @StephenMoore 01:40:11 - Open Mic Friday! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:12:54

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July 18, 2024

7/18/2024
0:00 - RNC Day 3 8:53 - JD Vance: America is an idea but not just an idea 27:09 - Marsha Blackburn, GOP Senators confront SS’ Cheatle at RNC 46:40 - Biden, transitional candidate 01:00:21 - The Big Gulp Assassination Attempt 01:16:23 - Thomas Baker, retired FBI special agent and legal attaché, breaks down What Happens After an Assassination Attempt. Thomas is also the author of The Fall of the FBI: How a Once Great Agency Became a Threat to Democracy 01:35:04 - Martin Gurri, former CIA analyst, presently a Visiting Fellow at the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, advises everyone to look at America out your window not through your laptop.Martin is also author of The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium. 01:50:25 - US Senator from WI, Ron Johnson, previews day 4 at the RNC. Follow Sen Johnson at the RNC on X @SenRonJohnson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:03:04

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July 17, 2024

7/17/2024
0:00 - RNC Day 2 16:13 - Rep. Cory Mills with fungible CNN cipher on assassination attempt: intentional? 32:04 - Post-assassination attempt fallout 52:22 - President at Project Sentinel & London Center for Policy Research, Lt. Col. (Ret) Tony Shaffer, offers his opinion on Trump's detail in Butler PA and the risk a President with a 8pm curfew poses for the US. Check out Tony’s book Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan — and The Path to Victory 01:06:30 - Tim McCarthy, retired Secret Service agent and former Orland Park police chief, goes through the break down of basic security measures that happened last Saturday in Butler, PA 01:27:14 - Down comes Washington, George that is, at City Hall 01:43:56 - RealClearPolitics’ national political correspondent, Susan Crabtree, shares highlights from Day 2 at the RNC. Keep updated at the RNC with Susan Crabtree @susancrabtree 02:00:22 - Former Special Assistant to President Trump, currently Chief Communications Officer at America First Policy Institute, Marc Lotter, previews the next two nights at the RNC. Follow Marc for RNC updates @marc_lotter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:14:58

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July 16, 2024

7/16/2024
0:00 - Vance for VP 11:18 - RNC Day One 29:46 - Senior Legal Fellow for the Heritage Foundation, former FEC Commissioner & former lawyer for the Department of Justice, Hans von Spakovsky, on the evisceration of special prosecutor Jack Smith & the House approval of the SAVE Act. Hans is also the author of Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote 48:15 - Mike Olson, retired Secret Service Agent who started in the Chicago office, puts lack of resources at the top of issues with the Secret Service and law enforcement agencies across the country 01:03:29 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:05:58 - James A. Gagliano, retired FBI supervisory special agent and a doctoral candidate in homeland security at St. John’s University, has questions for a post shooting investigation. James is also mayor of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and on the board of directors of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund 01:22:10 - Dan & Amy take reaction to last two guests and on the investigation into the shooting of Donald Trump 01:38:52 - Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, Mark Morgan, joins Dan & Amy from the RNC where today’s theme is Make America Safe Once Again 01:53:18 - Republican National Committee spokeswoman, Elizabeth Pipko, describes the scene when Trump made his appearance last evening at the RNC. Keep updated on the RNC with Elizabeth on X @elizabethpipko See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:06:33

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July 15, 2024

7/15/2024
0:00 - The Shooting of Donald Trump 12:20 - More reaction to the attempted assassination of former president Trump 31:18 - Director of Strategic Communications at the Republican National Committee, Tommy Pigott, shares the RNC's mission and plan to unite America. Keep updated with Tommy at the RNC on X @TommyPigott 46:02 - Trina Orlando & Jarmin Brooks give an eyewitness account of the rally and shooting of Donald Trump 01:02:29 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, on the Secret Service's performance: We can't make assumptions, this needs to be investigated, there are still questions that need answers 01:21:46 - Scott Walker, President and CEO of Young America’s Foundation & former Governor of Wisconsin, shares his relief that President Trump survived the assassination attempt and laughs off any chance of being an outside VP pick. For more on the Young America’s Foundation visit yaf.org 01:37:28 - Dan & Amy take reaction to the shooting of Donald Trump 01:58:59 - Retired FBI Special Agent & Criminal Profiler, currently co-host of the "Cold Red" podcast, James Fitzgerald, explains the investigative steps that will be taken in Trump's shooter's psychological autopsy. For podcast updates and more jamesrfitzgerald.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:16:36

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July 12, 2024

7/12/2024
0:00 - Secretary Joe post-NATO-Summit presser 12:49 - Saving General Secretary Joe 29:20 - Golf is a microcosm of the life: Club Pro Guy calls on 81-year-old Glenn Brownlow to resign as head of the Greens Committee at Three Jack National 48:41 - Fond du Lac County District Attorney, Eric Toney, discusses preparations for the RNC and the need to hold non-peaceful protestors accountable. Follow Eric on X @EricJToney 01:03:36 - Drew Holden, writes at Holden Court - drewholden.substack.com - explains how The Media Helped Cover Up Biden’s Cognitive Decline 01:21:28 - Dominic Green, columnist for The Washington Examiner, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, breaks down how Britain and France swung to the left — and the right. Follow Dominic on X @DrDomincGreen 01:35:30 - Holy Family statues outside Catholic Church in Queens beheaded 01:53:03 - OPEN MIC FRIDAY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:25:05

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July 11, 2024

7/11/2024
0:00 - John Anthonny & Charles Thomas in for Dan & Amy 45:27 - Former CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson: If bad guys don't have a certainty of consequence they will continue to do what they do 01:02:58 - President & Founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) & host of CURE America on NRBTV & TCT TV, Star Parker, on the State of Black Progress. For even more from Star, check out The State of Black Progress: Confronting Government and Judicial Obstacles and The State of Black America: Progress, Pitfalls, and the Promise of the Republic 01:20:16 - Noted economist Stephen Moore is confident Trump will bring out the vote in IL and republicans will win a lot of down ballot races. Get more Steve @StephenMoore 01:37:11 - John & Charles take calls on Chicago’s financial issues 01:51:15 - Chief Communications Officer at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Brian Phillips, goes through the facts and fiction surrounding Project 2025. Follow Brian on X @RealBPhil See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:08:50

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July 10, 2024

7/10/2024
0:00 - President Biden tries to distract from his health questions 13:05 - I'm late, I'm late for a very important date 25:31 - Democrats divided, 6 Congressman including one from Illinois want him out 46:10 - Michele Hunter, lawyer, author, entrepreneur makes her case to be the new Illinois State Representative in the 54th District. Support Michele’s campaign hunterforillinois.com 59:03 - 15th Ward Alderman, Ray Lopez, explains why Chicago needs to ban masks. Keep up with Ray at the15thward.org 01:51:52 - Chicago native and winner of the 2024 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Patrick Bertoletti, shares what drove him to competitive eating and how he trained for his big win. Check out Patrick on instagram @deepdisheats 01:23:21 - Jussie Smollett 2.0 in Idaho 01:30:03 - Steve Milloy, founder of JunkScience.com and member of President Trump’s EPA transition team (2016), highlights the climate and environmental justice hypocrisy from the Paris Olympic Games. Steve is also the author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA 01:46:49 - Senior Editor for HotAir.com, Ed Morrissey: The cover up is worse than the crime and that’s the problem democrats are facing right now. Follow Ed on X @EdMorrissey See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:03:38

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July 9. 2024

7/9/2024
0:00 - BLM Brandon: weekend violence was Nixon’s fault 10:28 - Biden on Morning Joe 30:11 - Looking ahead to the next debate 46:03 - “Hate Speech” law in Coeur d’Alene 58:13 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:01:29 - Senior writer for the Dispatch, David Drucker: The democrats’ loss of confidence in Biden is "clear and widespread" Keep up to date with David on X @DavidMDrucker 01:16:11 - Becky Pringle, NEA President, gives keynote at 2024 convention 01:18:44 - President at Wirepoints, Ted Dabrowski, lists off what Brandon Johnson is not doing to curb crime in Chicago. Get Ted’s latest at wirepoints.org 01:34:41 - Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University, Fred Smith, breaks down the SCOTUS Chevron decision. Keep informed with Fred on X @fredosmithjr 01:55:42 - Trump VP Pick See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:11:43

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July 8, 2024

7/8/2024
0:00 - Welcome Back! 12:34 - Biden interview with Clinton Foundation Donor Zero 31:10 - Biden continued 47:57 - Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 77 shot, 12 fatally, in July 4th holiday weekend gun violence across city 01:01:37 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies: "Biden is not running the show here" 01:21:46 - Founder, CIO Perry International Capital Partners, LLC, Jim Perry: People are fed up, they can't keep up with gov spending, and it's hurting quality of life. Manage your Money with Jim perryinternationalcapitalpartners.com 01:39:57 - Replacing the Big Guy 02:01:38 - Matt Wolfson, investigative journalist who writes at oppo-research.com: A Biden Replacement? Obama Involved? Follow Matt on X @Ex__Left See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:17:29

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July 3, 2024

7/3/2024
0:00 - Rumblin’ Stumblin’ Bumblin’ Biden staying or going? 12:26 - First elected Democrat calls on Biden to drop out of race: ‘President failed’ in debate 30:07 - IL’s Govt Alliance for Safe Communities 49:30 - Jonathan Turley, columnist, television analyst, and Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School, offers his opinion on the recent SCOTUS decisions and details from his new book The Indispensable Right: Free Speech in an Age of Rage 01:05:43 - Kent Lasnoski, president of Springfield's soon to be open San Damiano College for the Trades, shares why he chose the former St. James Trade School campus as the place to bring his mission to “recover the dignity of work, and pride in craftsmanship" For more information on San Damiano College for the Trades visit sandamianotrades.org 01:17:13 - Noted economist Stephen Moore goes over the list of potential Biden replacements.Get more Steve @StephenMoore 01:30:22 - Biden staying or going reprise 01:44:38 - OPEN MIC WEDNESDAY!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:17:35

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July 2, 2024

7/2/2024
0:00 - SCOTUS – Trump/POTUS immunity 12:07 - SCOTUS – Trump/POTUS immunity (continued) 31:03 - Lavender Bunde 51:52 - POTUS ’24: His condition 01:03:54 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:06:54 - James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, Richard Epstein, breaks down the SCOTUS immunity ruling 01:23:37 - President at Wirepoints, Ted Dabrowski: If you’re shot, robbed or assaulted in Chicago, there’s a 50/50 chance there’ll be no police to respond to your 911 call. Get Ted’s latest wirepoints.org 01:36:49 - Georgetown Law professor, Randy Barnett, explains how the SCOTUS immunity decision protects Biden and shares details from his just released book A Life for Liberty: The Making of an American Originalist 01:55:28 - Trump endorsed candidate for congress WA district 4 and former NASCAR driver, Jerrod Sessler, weighs in on this weekend's big race in Grant Park and his primary race against Dan Newhouse. For more on Jerrod’s campaign jerrodforcongress.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:09:35

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July 1, 2024

7/1/2024
0:00 - Biden in NC: I’m not as good as I once was but I’m as good once as I ever was 10:21 - Jen Psaki on This Week: open convention fight not as easy as people think 30:07 - Juliana Stratton’s “black job” 48:03 - Flashback: Jack Ryan vs Barack Obama 01:05:54 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, says Biden's condition is "massively dangerous for the national security of the US and every country aligned with us" 01:23:39 - Politics Editor at Breitbart News, Emma-Jo Morris, discusses the Democrats plans for Joe, Jill's Vogue cover and updates on Hunter's laptop. Be in the know with Emma-Jo on X @EmmaJoNYC 01:38:01 - James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, Richard Epstein, on the Supreme Court striking down Chevron and "the most historic since the 1936 term" Professor Epstien returns tomorrow at 7:07 am to discuss the Trump immunity ruling 01:59:45 - Lt. Col. Larry Brock, retired Lieutenant Colonel for the Air Force, recently released from federal prison on nonviolent charges related to his participation in the Capitol protest, explains what SCOTUS' Fischer decision means for him and other Jan 6 defendants Read more about Lt Col Brock’s “J6 American Nightmare” at Julie Kelly’s substack - declassified.live See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:14:10

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June 28, 2024

6/28/2024
0:00 - Leftist pundits in mourning 5:23 - Biden post-debate: dog-faced pony soldiers, fact-checkers will get Trump 25:04 - Kamala responds to Anderson Cooper 47:55 - Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur & Co: You would have to be crazier than Trump to think Biden can win 01:06:52 - Bret Baier, host of FOX News’ Special Report, hears from his sources there will be a new democrat nominee for president as early as next week. Bret is also the best selling author of To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment and The History Club: Duel Across Time 01:22:40 - ProPublica national reporter, Andy Kroll, with post debate triage and a look at the democrat's plan moving forward. Andy is also the author of A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy 01:37:07 - Biden should drop 01:53:30 - OPEN MIC FRIDAY!!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:25:01

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June 27, 2024

6/27/2024
0:00 - Kinzinger’s Biden endorsement 11:11 - Mayorkas in Tucson: the responsible person for migrant crime is the migrant criminal 28:29 - Trump PAC ad to air during debate 48:58 - Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, William Jacobson, points out who got it wrong in SCOTUS' Murthy ruling. Professor Jacobson is also Founder of LegalInsurrection.com and president of the Legal Insurrection Foundation 01:00:54 - Senior writer at National Review and author of The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun, Noah Rothman, does debate prep with Dan & Amy. Keep updated during the election season with Noah on X @NoahCRothman 01:20:27 - Tucker vs. Aussie journo 01:35:25 - Let’s add that 5th str on the Chicago Flag for the LGBTQ###### 01:50:24 - New York Post Columnist and Fox News Contributor, Michael Goodwin, sees signs of a change in Donald Trump that could help sway undecided voters his way See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:04:11

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June 26, 2024

6/26/2024
0:00 - He Gone: Bowman 9:28 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: The Big Gulp Attacker 27:56 - Bannon/J6 Committee 46:06 - Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review and author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, Andrew McCarthy: There's a fair trial going on in Florida and that's what the Democrats find infuriating. Keep updated with Andy on X @AndrewCMcCarthy 01:04:58 - F. Billy McMorris, academic director for the National Journalism Center and a contributing editor for The Spectator, channels Henny Youngman with his piece Draft my daughters, please 01:20:20 - Noted economist Stephen Moore says it shouldn't be a surprise people are leaving bankrupt big blue cities. Get more Steve @StephenMoore 01:37:35 - Irish Thinker, Talker, and Writer, John Waters, on the Pride Reich and a "cloudy, dispiriting" June. Read more from John at his substack John Waters Unchained 01:58:14 - Fat Beach Day in NYC See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:14:23

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June 25, 2024

6/25/2024
0:00 - GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Burke sentenced 11:05 - Catherine Herridge Reports: Army enlistee Karoline Stancik, vax-injured 28:04 - POTUS ’24: debate 50:26 - Ryne Sandberg on youth baseball incident in Chicago 01:07:19 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:09:40 - RealClearPolitics contributor, Kalev Leetaru, on the political impact and bias of OpenAI. Follow Kalev on X @kalevleetaru 01:28:56 - President at Wirepoints, Ted Dabrowski, comments on the Burke sentencing: "No real punishment. You can do crimes in Chicago and still get away with it" Get Ted’s latest at wirepoints.com 01:42:47 - John Tamny, editor of RealClearMarkets & Director of the Center for Economic Freedom at FreedomWorks: The Trump Tax Cuts Were Keynesian, Not Supply Side. Let Them Lapse. Check out John’s most recent book The Money Confusion: How Illiteracy about Currencies and Inflation Sets the Stage for the Crypto Revolution 01:54:27 - Comedian Akassh Singh: dads are not to blame for dad jokes 01:56:57 - Daniel Henninger, deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, previews Thursday night’s debate with Dan & Amy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:14:19

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June 24, 2024

6/24/2024
0:00 - Ryne Sandberg statue 9:39 - Handsy Andy Cuomo on Maher: open border policy was a mistake; needed a plan 29:57 - GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Foxx got Big Gulped 46:10 - POTUS debate: Some Unsolicited Advice 01:05:06 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, analyzes the new 9/11-related tape of Saudi spy 01:25:29 - The making of a young radical 01:43:16 - The Spectator’s Washington editor and author of The Snowflakes’ Revolt: How Woke Millennials Hijacked American Media, Amber Duke: Who can right the RNC ship? Keep updated with Amber on X @ambermarieduke 01:56:24 - Club Pro Guy’s golf summer camp 02:00:29 - NYT bestselling author, Financial Times columnist, and Chairman of Rockefeller International, Ruchir Sharma, discusses his new book What Went Wrong with Capitalism See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:13:50