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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

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

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