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Common Sense Commentary on Politics,Culture and Current EventsDescription: In the News is a political podcast that coverspolitics, culture and current events. We don’t cover political news from theliberal or conservative, Republican or Democratic points of view. Rather wepresent political news from an Independent point of view. We aim to educatelisteners on the issues of the day by giving background on the topics andexplaining how the political debate of the nation stands to impact our dailylives.

Common Sense Commentary on Politics,Culture and Current EventsDescription: In the News is a political podcast that coverspolitics, culture and current events. We don’t cover political news from theliberal or conservative, Republican or Democratic points of view. Rather wepresent political news from an Independent point of view. We aim to educatelisteners on the issues of the day by giving background on the topics andexplaining how the political debate of the nation stands to impact our dailylives.
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Common Sense Commentary on Politics,Culture and Current EventsDescription: In the News is a political podcast that coverspolitics, culture and current events. We don’t cover political news from theliberal or conservative, Republican or Democratic points of view. Rather wepresent political news from an Independent point of view. We aim to educatelisteners on the issues of the day by giving background on the topics andexplaining how the political debate of the nation stands to impact our dailylives.

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Episodes

Operating in the Shadows

9/13/2018
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A member of President Trump’s administration has claimed that many senior officials within the administration are actively working to thwart the president’s agenda. Federal prosecutors admit a mistake in the charges to an alleged Russian spy. And the U.K. formally charges two Russians in the March attack against a Russian ex-pat living in England with a toxic nerve agent. We discuss these stories in today’s episode.

Duration:00:19:05

Week of Controversy

9/6/2018
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Paris has taken a hard line against Airbnb, Bloomberg leaks off-the-record comments (or so the President says), and Nike hires a controversial spokesperson. We discuss these stories and more in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:19:00

Changing Relationships

8/30/2018
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Senator John McCain has passed away, the U.S. has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and the relationship between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have reached a breaking point. We discuss these topics in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:18:18

Accusations and Denials

8/23/2018
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The week in news was marked by accusations and denials by former presidential advisers and employees, as well as foreign governments. We discuss those accusations and denials in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:20:08

Manafort’s Defense Rests

8/16/2018
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The defense team of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort rested its case this week without calling a single witness or presenting a single piece of evidence. The judge ordered each side to present closing arguments and the case is now in the jury’s hands. We discuss the case and more of the week’s top stories in today’s episode.

Duration:00:18:01

Gates Flips and 3D Guns

8/9/2018
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The former right-hand man of one-time campaign manager for Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, spent the week testifying against his former boss as the first trial stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election got underway. A firm in Austin, Texas, looks to upend the way Americans purchase guns. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:19:32

Trump’s Lawyer Flips

8/2/2018
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President Trump’s lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen is prepared to offer testimony that President Trump knew in advance of a controversial meeting between his family and Russian operatives at Trump Tower in June 2016. We discuss the development and the rest of the week’s news in today’s episode.

Duration:00:20:23

Tough Rhetoric

7/26/2018
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The President had harsh words this week for the FBI, former officials of the U.S. intelligence community as well as Iranian leaders. We discuss in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:19:26

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

7/19/2018
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President Trump participated in the first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin of his presidency. The two men discussed a range of issues but it was the subject of Russian interference in the presidential election that dominated the reaction. We discuss in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:19:18

Bad News and Good News

7/12/2018
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Conflicting messages seem to have arisen from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s most recent visit to North Korea last week, the President has made his Supreme Court nomination and the Trump administration has created an immigration “denaturalization task force.” But on a brighter note, the economy is growing at near record levels. We discuss the week’s events in today’s episode.

Duration:00:21:05

Tariffs and Regulations

7/5/2018
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Tariffs and regulations dominated the headlines this week as Canada and the European Union retaliated against the U.S. for its tariffs. One of the most notable causalities was Harley Davidson Motorcycles, which announced it was moving some of its production outside of the U.S. because of the taxes. We discuss that issue along with the resignation of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt who despite strong efforts at deregulation was asked to resign by the President this week.

Duration:00:19:38

Supreme Court Reigns Supreme

6/28/2018
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The Supreme Court decided a few landmark cases this week and one of its justices announced his retirement. The week proved that often developments around the Court often have the greatest impact on events in the U.S. We discuss those developments in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:28:22

Problems Not of One’s Making

6/21/2018
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Two developments this week threaten the President but are not entirely of his administration’s making: The latest legal proceedings involving the President’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the separation of families along the southern border. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:30:35

A Tale of Two Summits

6/14/2018
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President Trump attended two international meetings this week: one with G7 members in Canada and the other with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore. The two ended on distinctly different notes. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:16:53

Supreme Court Verdicts and Attorney Letters

6/7/2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a baker’s religious beliefs in a gay wedding case and the worst legal trouble for the President yet may arise from a letter his own attorneys wrote. We discuss in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:17:29

Summits, Routers and Lawsuits

5/31/2018
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President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un is off-again, on-again, the FBI wants you to reboot your routers and the Supreme Court just made it a little harder to sue your employer. We review the week’s headlines in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:18:01

Peeling Back the Onion

5/24/2018
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An informant was sent by the FBI to infiltrate the Trump campaign in the hopes of gaining information on collusion with the Russian government, foreign interference efforts extend beyond Russia, and the biggest revelation of the week may have to do with New York City taxi cabs. All in today’s episode.

Duration:00:34:51

Peace Road Detours

5/17/2018
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The Middle East peace process seems to have all but died this week amid both historic violence and historic recognition in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Another peace process, the one between the Koreas, that seemed promising just a week ago seems to have also hit a snag. We detail both developments in today’s episode.

Duration:00:18:23

Iran Nuclear Deal Off

5/10/2018
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President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal this week in perhaps the most consequential foreign policy move of his presidency so far. We detail the move and the reaction to it from around the world in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:15:33

Korean War Over

5/3/2018
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The 65-year-old Korean conflict is on the verge of being resolved. Strangely, it is being underreported in U.S. media. We go over the latest developments in today’s episode.

Duration:00:14:59