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Episode 39 - September 18, 2018 - "Dragging Them Through the Mud"

9/18/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses his concerns about the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Commentary Magazine Associate Editor Noah Rothman joins us to discuss the Kavanaugh accusations and why they're being made in the wrong arena.

Duration:00:25:38

Episode 38 - September 13, 2018 - "This Is an Intervention"

9/13/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses the obsession with media for all things Trump. We also discuss ethics with former Obama White House "ethics czar" and former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norman Eisen.

Duration:00:35:27

Episode 37 - September 11, 2018 - "We're All Americans"

9/11/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten tells the story of a 9/11 hero and how it impacts our politics today in a special edition of the podcast.

Duration:00:15:25

Episode 36 - September 6, 2018 - "The Call Is Coming From Inside the White House"

9/6/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses the anonymous New York Times Editorial written by an administration official criticizing the President. We're also joined by former John McCain staff lawyer and Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter on McCain's life and how messed up our campaign finance system is.

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 35 - September 4, 2018 "The Senate Judiciary Clown Show"

9/4/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten talks about and listens live to, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. He also discusses the most frustrating parts of Donald Trump's interview with Bloomberg. We're joined by Vanderbilt University Law Professor Suzanna Sherry to talk about Kavanaugh, the hearings, and the nomination process.

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 34 - August 30, 2018 "Con Men Con"

8/30/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten and GOP strategist Mike O'Brien discuss life on the campaign trail and the impact of Donald Trump. Republican strategist and author Rick Wilson, author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, discusses John McCain, Trumpism, and the midterms.

Duration:00:40:27

Episode 33 - August 28, 2018 "For Whom The Bell Tolls"

8/28/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten looks back on the life, legacy, controversies, and politics of U.S. Senator John McCain, who died this weekend at 81. We're joined by Amy Sullivan, co-host of the Impolite Company podcast, to discuss the Catholic Church scandal and evangelical embrace of Donald Trump.

Duration:00:38:48

Episode 32 - August 23, 2018 "Snitches Get Stitches"

8/23/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses Donald Trump's "snitches get stitches" defense surrounding the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen convictions. We're joined by former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi to break down the Manafort and Cohen cases, how they relate to Trump, and where we go from here.

Duration:00:45:22

Episode 31 - August 21, 2018 "The Opposite of Progress"

8/21/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses how the Catholic church scandal could have an impact for years to come. Politico Congressional Bureau Chief John Bresnahan joins us to discuss Democrat attempts to stall or kill the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And longtime GOP operative Stuart Stevens talks about the impact of Donald Trump on the Republican party and how the Trump campaign response to the Russia investigation has been hard to understand.

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 30 - August 16, 2018 "Paul Manafort's World of Hurt"

8/16/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten talks about the federal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Molly Beck, a political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel fills us in on the Wisconsin Primary results. Former Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley discusses President Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance and the threat Russia presents to the United States.

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 29 - August 14, 2018 "A Reality Star Goes to Work at the White House"

8/14/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten says Omarosa Maginault Newman's new book and media tour may be interesting, but it's missing the point. We're joined by Sherman Smith of the Topeka, KS Capital-Journal to discuss the razor-thin race for Governor in that state. We also speak to former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman about the environment and the future of the Republican party.

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 28 - August 9, 2018 "A Special Election is Special"

8/9/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses Tuesday night's special election in Ohio and is joined from Columbus by WSYX-TV reporter Ben Garbarek to discuss the race that has yet to be called. We also welcome longtime Democratic strategist and former spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jim Manley, on 2018 messaging, health care, and political discourse.

Duration:00:48:32

Episode 27 - August 7, 2018 "It is Impossible to Make Everyone Happy"

8/7/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten is joined by Indianapolis City Councillor Colleen Fanning to discuss political discourse and the way we treat each other today. Joel Ebert, a political reporter for The Tennesseean in Nashville on Thursday's primary results. We also talk to Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast on discourse and the media.

Duration:00:53:07

Episode 26 - August 2, 2018 "Facts are Facts"

8/2/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten talks about Donald Trump's control of Twitter, the news cycle, and the opinions of his supporters. We're joined by Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon to discuss President Trump's complaints about NATO and the ongoing threat posed by North Korea.

Duration:00:34:46

Episode 25 - July 31, 2018 "The Party of Trump"

7/31/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten discusses the divide in the Republican Party and how to close the gap and start governing again. He's joined by conservative commentator and author Kurt Schlichter to talk about what led the GOP to this divide and where we go from here.

Duration:00:42:58

Episode 24 - July 26, 2018 "They're Trying to Impeach Rod Rosenstein"

7/26/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten talks about the effort by some House Republicans to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He's joined by former Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York, Elie Honig, to discuss Rosenstein, Michael Cohen, and the Russia investigation.

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 23 - July 24, 2018 "More Like Inspector Gadget"

7/24/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten talks about the partisan overreaction to FISA warrants released on former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page. He's joined by Axios cybersecurity reporter Shannon Vavra and by Republican strategist Rick Tyler.

Duration:00:48:09

Episode 22 - July 19, 2018 "Push Out the Crazy"

7/19/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten is joined in studio by Republican political strategist Megan Robertson to discuss the messaging of the 2018 midterms. They're also joined by former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill on U.S. foreign policy, Russia, and North Korea.

Duration:00:47:36

Episode 21 - July 17, 2018 "I Don't Think Anything is Unbelievable Anymore"

7/17/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten is joined by longtime TV political anchor Jason Fechner. They discuss reaction to Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin. We're also joined by information warfare with expert Molly McKew. Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks also joins the show to discuss the Mueller investigation and it's parallels to Watergate.

Duration:01:08:19

Episode 20 - July 12, 2018 "The Whole World Has Been Turned Upside Down"

7/12/2018
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Patrick Pfingsten is joined by Politico Magazine and Importantville newsletter writer Adam Wren. They talk about the bluster and rhetoric at this week's NATO summit. We're also joined by Managing Director for Silvercrest Investments as well as Columbia University Professor Patrick Chovanec on the growing trade war with China.

Duration:00:41:11