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Why Are Red States Implementing Blue Policy? With Guest Matthew Dowd

11/15/2018
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Rick asks why so many conservative states are voting in favor traditionally liberal issues like minimum wage and marijuana legalization and discusses the topic with Matthew Dowd. Dowd is Chief Political Analyst with ABC News the Founder of ListenTo.Us, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:37:45

Can Regulation Go Too Far? With Guest Tim Snowball

11/14/2018
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Rick discusses the case of a 77-year-old Navy veteran prosecuted for violating the Clean Water Act because he built ponds on his land for fire prevention. Tim Snowball, attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, joins the show to discuss. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:40:07

Trump, Veterans, and Log Cabin Republicans - with Guest Jerri Ann Henry

11/13/2018
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Rick talks about Trump's bad moves on Veteran's Day and speaks with Jerri Ann Henry, the new Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. She has served as Director of APCO Worldwide, an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy and Campaign Manager for Young Conservatives For the Freedom to Marry. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:44:34

Is The New Attorney General Legal? With Guest Brittany Shammas

11/9/2018
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Has Matt Whittaker been made Attorney General legally? Rick discusses that and a scam company Whittaker was on the board of with Brittany Shammas, staff writer at Miami New Times. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:42:51

Is a scam artist in charge of the Justice Department? With Guest Jay Newton Small

11/8/2018
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Is a scam artist in charge of the Justice Department? Rick discusses acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the political success of women with Jay Newton-Small, a long-serving Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine and a journalist for Bloomberg News. She is author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works and the co-founder and chief executive officer at MemoryWell. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:35:04

Women Win In The Midterms! With Guest Emily Cain

11/7/2018
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Rick speaks about the tremendous the success of female candidates in the midterm elections with Emily Cain. Cain is EMILY’s List' Executive Director. She has a decade of experience as a state legislator and public policy leader, two cycles as one of the country’s top ranked Democratic congressional candidates. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:38:58

Are You A Healthcare Voter? Part 2 - with guest Topher Spiro

11/1/2018
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Rick continues his conversation on healthcare and the midterms with Topher Spiro, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Vice President of Health Policy at Center for American Progress and Health Care Voter Co-Chair. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:29:00

Are You A Healthcare Voter? Part 1 - with guest Topher Spiro

10/31/2018
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Rick reviews the politics of healthcare coming into the midterm elections with Topher Spiro, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Vice President of Health Policy at Center for American Progress and Health Care Voter Co-Chair. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:39:44

The Corrosion of Conservatism - with guest Max Boot

10/30/2018
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Why are so many conservatives leaving the GOP? And why is antisemitism rearing its ugly head again in America. Rick talks with Max Boot about his experiences. Max Boot is a historian, best-selling author, foreign-policy analyst, and columnist for the Washington Post. His latest book is The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:35:22

Red Flags Over China - with guest George Magnus

10/26/2018
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Mail bombs are in the headlines, but it's our trade relationship with China that may determine your economic fate. Rick talks with George Magnus, Associate with the China Centre at Oxford University. His book is Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:48:08

Will They Catch The Mail Bomber? Former Assistant FBI Director Ron Hosko Tells Us

10/25/2018
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Rick talks with Former Assistant FBI Director Ron Hosko about law enforcement's hunt for the person sending mail bombs to prominent people on the Left. Ron Hosko is current president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:32:04

Bombs and Experts - with guest Tom Nichols

10/24/2018
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Why are major figures on the political left getting sent bombs? And how does our political environment tie in with why everyone thinks they're an expert? Rick talks with Tom Nichols, professor at the Naval War College and Harvard Extension. His most recent book is The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:57:23

The Border and The Bombast - with guest Philip Wolgin

10/23/2018
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Are there terrorists in the immigrant caravan? Rick talks with Philip Wolgin with the Center for American Progress, who calms us all down on the reality of the border rather than Trump's nightmare vision of it. Philip E. Wolgin is the managing director of Immigration Policy at American Progress. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:49:36

How Did Politics Get So Tribal? With Guest Steve Kornacki

10/16/2018
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How did we get so divided into political tribes? Rick talks with Steve Kornacki about the history of our political divisions. Steve Kornacki is a national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His new book is The Red and the Blue.You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:46:19

The Midterm Report - with guest Dave Weigel

10/15/2018
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Is the Blue Wave still rolling? Will the Red Wall be finished by election day? Dave Weigel of the Washington Post joins Rick to discuss the latest on the midterms.

Duration:00:39:00

Economics... AND POLITICS... For Dummies - with guest Sean Flynn

10/12/2018
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Could Singapore provide the answer to America's healthcare problems? Rick talks with Sean Flynn, an associate professor of economics at Scripps College in Claremont, California. He is the author of the international best-seller Economics for Dummies. He's a Republican candidate for California's 31st Congressional District.

Duration:00:50:26

Is The Moderate Wing Of The Democratic Party Dead? With Guest Rep. Tim Ryan

10/10/2018
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President Trumps says, "The centrist Democratic Party is dead." Is he right? Rick discusses the question with Congressman Tim Ryan, Democrat from Ohio, as well as his thoughts about running for president in 2020. Ryan represents Ohio's 13th Congressional district, which includes Youngstown and parts of Akron.

Duration:00:48:56

Ken Starr Talks Impeachment - with guest Ken Starr

10/5/2018
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Is the Muller investigation of Trump any more a fishing expedition than the Starr investigation of Clinton. Rick is joined by Ken Starr himself to discuss. Starr served as independent counsel, investigating the Clinton administration, from 1994 to 1999. His new book is Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:45:06

Advise and Resent - with guest David French

10/4/2018
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Is the Supreme Court confirmation process broken? National Review columnist David French joins Rick to discuss how he might fix it. French is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:01:03:44

What Would Nixon Do? With guest Monica Crowley

10/3/2018
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Monica Crowley, senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, frequent guest on FoxNews, and former assistant to President Richard Nixon joins Rick to discuss her experiences with the 37th occupant of the Oval Office and what his reaction to the Kavanaugh controversy might be. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:01:07:42