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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

Carrying Water

1/10/2019
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The government shutdown has stretched into week 3 and so far there is no end in sight. In this episode we discuss why that may be a troubling sign as well as another troubling sign: the President’s views on the Soviet-Afghanistan War.

Duration:00:36:19

Impeachment Gear-Up

1/3/2019
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Democrats are ramping up their investigations of the President. They’re staffing up committees and are ready to turn up the heat. All amid an ongoing government shutdown. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:25:51

Shutdown Showdown 2018

12/27/2018
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The politics of every shutdown are different. In this episode we discuss why the politics of this one may make for an extended fight.

Shock Waves

12/20/2018
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Secretary of State James Mattis has resigned, the President has ordered a troop withdrawal from Syria and Congress faces a government shutdown. We discuss the week’s rapidly changing headlines in today’s episode.

Duration:00:32:42

Hunter and Hunted

12/13/2018
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In this week’s episode we detail the latest revelations in the Russia investigation.

Duration:00:24:18

Right Thing To Do

12/6/2018
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Former President George H.W. Bush has passed away at the age of 94. We discuss why the last politically courageous decision made by a president may have been made by him in today’s episode. We also discuss the latest developments in the Russia investigation.

Duration:00:20:29

Bad News

11/29/2018
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GM announced it will be laying off 15% of its workforce in an effort to restructure the company. In addition, the President got some additional bad news having to do with the Russia investigation. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:42:19

True Wave – What now?

11/22/2018
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Election results that were thought to be a trickle have turned into a true blue wave for Democrats. How and why did it happen? We attempt to answer in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:28:26

Running Wave

11/15/2018
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As the results from last week’s election keep coming in more races are being called for Democrats. We detail one such race in Arizona and the recount efforts in Florida in this week’s episode.

Duration:00:16:05

Changes of Consequence

11/8/2018
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It was a week of big changes in Washington D.C. Power switched sides in the House and there was also a shift in power at the Department of Justice. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:14:03

Headlines of Hate

11/1/2018
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Two suspects were indicted for crimes that shocked the country’s consciousness this week: one for sending as many as fourteen pipe bombs to Democratic officials and the other for killing eleven worshippers in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:11:50

War on the Media

10/25/2018
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Saudi Arabia has admitted culpability in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A series of pipe bombs have been sent to a number of current and former Democratic officials as well as the offices of news network CNN. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:19:28

Raising Questions

10/18/2018
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week after a contentious nomination process, Nikki Haley has resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may be facing renewed questions about a plan to secretly record the President. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:11:04

Battles Won for the White House

10/11/2018
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week after a contentious nomination process, Nikki Haley has resigned as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may be facing renewed questions about a plan to secretly record the President. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:15:48

White House Initiatives

10/4/2018
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The White House officially ordered an investigation into the allegations being made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. It also announced a tentative deal on the agreement that will replace NAFTA. We discuss both issues on today’s episode.

Duration:00:19:03

Allies Exposed

9/27/2018
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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to prison and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly suggests removing the President from office. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:14:53

Conservatives on the Defensive

9/20/2018
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President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is accused of rape while social media platforms target conservative voices. We discuss in today’s episode.

Duration:00:19:49

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