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The Trump Putin Love Affair Hits A Rough Patch - with guest Malcolm Nance

12/7/2018
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Malcolm Nance, former naval intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, talks about the latest on the US/Russia relationship. Malcolm's new book is The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:39:13

Why Are Prescription Drug Prices So High? With guest Robin Feldman

12/4/2018
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Why Are Prescription Drug Prices So High? Rick tries to answer the question with Robin Feldman, author of the forthcoming book Drugs, Money, & Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices. Plus the Wisconsin GOP power grab. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:48:06

George H. W. Bush and the Supreme Court with guest Elizabeth Slattery

12/3/2018
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Rick talks about the legacy of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away over the weekend and talks with Elizabeth Slattery of the Heritage Foundation about some critical cases before the Supreme Court. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:34:30

How Do We Fix Heathcare? With guest Rep. Donna Edwards

11/30/2018
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Rick discusses how we can fix our healthcare crisis with former Congresswoman Donna Edwards. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:40:59

Trouble On The Border with guest Cesar Vargas

11/29/2018
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Rick talks issues around the immigrant caravan with Cesar Vargas, co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:46:41

The Taxman Giveth with guest Maura Quint

11/28/2018
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Rick discusses the repercussions of the Republican tax cut with Maura Quint. Quint is the Executive Director of Tax March. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:37:27

Your Party Is Just Not That Into You with guest Jimmy Dore

11/26/2018
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Rick talks with comedian, author, and radio and host Jimmy Dore to discuss why he's just not that into the current Democratic party. Dore is the star of several Comedy Central specials, author of the best seller “Your Country Is Just Not That Into You“, the host of his own weekly radio show in Los Angeles, and host of The Jimmy Dore Show and co-host of The Aggressive Progressives on The Young Turks network. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:48:57

Is The GOP Safe For Conservatives? With guest Rep. Mark Sanford

11/20/2018
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Is the Republican Party still a place real conservatives can call their political home? Rick discusses this and other topics with Rep. Mark Sanford - yes, THAT Mark Sanford. He represents the First District of South Carolina. He served as Governor of South from 2003 until 2011. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:24:41

Capitalism Depends Upon Virtue To Succeed with guest Jimmy Kemp

11/19/2018
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Can we find common ground between Democrats and Republicans? And can capitalism and virtue still co-exist? Rick talks about it with Jimmy Kemp. Kemp is is President of the Jack Kemp Foundation and the son of Congressman, HUD Secretary, Vice-Presidential candidate Jack Kemp. You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:43:11

Changing The Criminal Justice System with guest Brett Tolman

11/16/2018
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Why do we have so many people behind bars and how do we change the system? Rick digs into the latest effort at reform with Brett Tolman. Tolman is the former United States Attorney for the District of Utah. Prior to serving as US Attorney, Mr. Tolman served as Legal Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.You can call in to the show any time at (833) 711-RICK. That's (833) 711-7425.

Duration:00:33:40

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