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Moderated by Washington insider Justin Russell, join Congressman Al Swift, Bob Hynes, Allen Moore, and Carl Tuvin as they take an uncensored look inside Washington politics. We invite our listeners to call in, ask questions, and share their commentary on our weekly political subjects.

Moderated by Washington insider Justin Russell, join Congressman Al Swift, Bob Hynes, Allen Moore, and Carl Tuvin as they take an uncensored look inside Washington politics. We invite our listeners to call in, ask questions, and share their commentary on our weekly political subjects.
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Moderated by Washington insider Justin Russell, join Congressman Al Swift, Bob Hynes, Allen Moore, and Carl Tuvin as they take an uncensored look inside Washington politics. We invite our listeners to call in, ask questions, and share their commentary on our weekly political subjects.

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Episodes

Trump's Travels Ahead of the Midterms and What Stories Were Missed This Week?

10/18/2018
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NBC reporter Johnathan Allen posted an op-ed piece on where Trump has been traveling leading up to the Midterm elections and how he is avoiding swing voters. With all the news that has come out this week the mebember of the Backroom table weigh in on what has been missed in the media cycle.

Duration:00:51:11

U.S. Relations with Saudi Government and the Dismissal of a Defamation Suit

10/16/2018
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The disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi has caused a stir between Washington and the Saudi Kingdom...How much will the Saudis admit to and will the Trump administration put pressure on to find closure to the case? Also, a federal judge has thown out the defamation suit brought by adult film actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump. Is this a victory for POTUS or will he hold off on responding to ...oh, wait... there's a tweet.

Duration:00:58:17

Haley resigns, Kavanaugh is confirmed, Ford's Layoffs, and The Saudi Issue

10/9/2018
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Trump announced today that he has accepted the resignation of US Ambassador Nikki Haley. Saturday Afternoon the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. Ford Automotive Company is feeling the impact of the new Tariffs set in place by the Trump administration as they implement large scale layoffs. And how dangerous is it to be a journalist these days? The crisis in Turkey and implications of a 'fake news' media cycle.....ALL OF THIS AND...

Duration:01:58:22

Haley Resigns, Kavanaugh is Confirmed, Ford has lay offs & Journalism

10/9/2018
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Trump announced today that he has accepted the resignation of US Ambassador Nikki Haley. Saturday Afternoon the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice to the Supreme Court. Ford Automotive Company is feeling the impact of the new Tariffs set in place by the Trump administration as they implement large scale layoffs. And how dangerous is it to be a journalist these days? The crisis in Turkey and implications of a 'fake news' media cycle.....ALL OF THIS AND...

Duration:01:58:52

Kavanaugh: Hearing and Investigation, A Canadian Deal & What is Roenstien doing

10/2/2018
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Judge Kavanaugh has found himself the center of attention for both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the F.B.I.. The F.B.I. has one week to conduct an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault raised during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, what the investigation yields could have a profound impact on the potential confirmation. Trump struck a trade deal with Canada yesterday, and it does not seem to disfavor American industry as much as was feared. What is Rosenstein doing, is...

Duration:01:55:51

Trump's UNGA Speech, Is Roenstien Out of a Job?, and Further Kavanaugh Questions

9/25/2018
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The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly bagna today with President Trump delivering opening remarks. Over the weekend there have been conflicting statements over the employment of Rod Rosenstein. Sunday night the New Yorker published an article with another woman coming forward with her own accusations of a sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:01:59:21

Continued Confirmation, Hurricane Florence, Trade Wars and Gov't Shutdown

9/18/2018
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#MeToo movement pushes Judge Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation into next week as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are scheduled to hear testimony from both Kavanaugh and the woman bring allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina’s this past weekend, but how has the administration handled the natural disaster? The trade war sparked by Trump this past summer is escalating has an additional $200 billion of tariffs are being placed against China....

Duration:01:59:13

Remembering 9/11... 17 Years On, What's Happening in the Oval?, Concluding Confirmation, Gov. Shut D

9/11/2018
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Our panel remembers the tragic events of 9/11 on this, the 17th Anniversary of that tragic day. Two publications were released this past week, one an anonymous op-ed in the New York Time and the other a book by Bob Woodward. Both publications have an insider's perspective on what exactly is going on behind the closed doors of the White House. Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended this past Thursday, but were they just a formality? The sportswear brand Nike released their 30th...

Duration:02:00:13

Reflecting on McCain, Kavanaugh Confirmation, Power of Women & Independents

9/4/2018
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This weekend Senator John McCain was laid to rest. Who attended and what was said reflects an attitude of Americans that wants civil politicians and true statesmen. The confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh began today and Democrats are doing everything they can to slow it down. Primary season continues, but how are women and independents impacting elections across the country?.....ALL OF THIS AND MORE ON BACKROOM POLITICS!!!

Duration:01:58:23

Remembering John McCain, Presidential Pettiness. and A New Trade Deal?

8/28/2018
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... We remember Senator John McCain (R-AZ). We look at his life, his career, his politics, and the legacy he leaves behind... After the death of Senator McCain, the President and the White House create a political and public relations nightmare...all they had to do was lower the flag...THAT'S IT!!! We will discuss the tone deaf and petty cutlture of the President and the West Wing... also, President Trump announced a new trade deal with Mexico in an awkward...

Duration:01:57:02

SPECIAL EDITION - BREAKING NEWS... PAUL MANFORT FOUND GUILTY ON 8 COUNTS; MICHAEL COHEN PLEADS GUIL

8/21/2018
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SPECIAL EDITION - We are covering the #BREAKING NEWS out of Northern Virginia and New York City where 1) A federal jury has found former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort GUILTY on 8 felony charges and 2) In a deal with the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, former Trump Attorney and self-proclaimed "fixer" has pleaded guilty to 8 felony counts AND possibly points the finger at the President as UN-NAMED CO-CONSPIRATOR ! All of this and more... this week on BACKROOM...

Duration:01:59:19

Extrapolating on Elections, the Economy in Congress, and Toxic Trumpism

8/14/2018
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With so many special elections, primaries and midterm elections in the news the table at Backroom Politics is taking this week to extrapolate on what the votes cast have shown and what might happen in the upcoming elections that have yet to be held. Is the blue wave coming? Will the state of the economy help Republicans maintain control of the Congress? Larry Kudlow says yes but our table may have a different understanding.The toxic nature of Trumpism has hit three people this week, how...

Duration:02:01:48

Special Elections, Sudden Sanctions, Manafort, Mueller and Russia, and SCOTUS

8/7/2018
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Ohio-12 is holding a special election today and the results will be a huge indication as to what will happen in November's election. Just yesterday Trump reinstated sanctions on Iran, what it will mean for the economy and future foreign relations is yet to be seen. Manafort's trial has been going on for about a week and the jury has hear from 4 witnesses and what is going on with potential Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh? All of this and more on.... BACKROOM POLITICS!!!

Duration:02:00:09

Civil War Within the GOP, A GDP Boom, Cohen Talks, and A Gov. Shutdown??

7/31/2018
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Long time conservative donors, Charles and Bill Koch, have said they will financially contribute to candidates who “support policies that help all people improve their lives” whether they be Democrats or Republicans.Last Friday Trump hung his hat on another victory... the economy(GDP) grew to 4.1% one of the "biggest wins" of his administration but did Trump really have anything to do with the growth? Michael Cohen says he is ready to tell Special Prosecutor Robert Muller all the details of...

Duration:01:59:46

Suspension of Security, Iran, Cohen has Tapes and Manafort is on Trial

7/24/2018
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The White House announced their contemplation of suspending security clearances of 6 former officials, Trump threatens action in Iran with a Tweet, Federal investigators released information that they had tapes of then candidate Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing making payments for a Playboy centerfold. Paul Manafort’s trial is scheduled to start on July 31st and Putin might come to the White House…. All of this and more on BACKROOM POLITICS!!!

Duration:00:57:47

Something about Summits and 12 indictments

7/17/2018
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Trump, this week, sat down with foreign leaders from multiple countries including a second NATO summit, Theresea May from the UK and Vladimir Putin from Russia. Also, last friday we saw 12 Russian indictments be handed down from the Mueller investigation. Is that investigation over... or is it just beginning? All of this and more in this weeks episode of BACKROOM POLITICS!!!

Duration:02:00:46

A SCOTUS Nominee, Troubling Trade, Another Summit, and Goodbye Pruitt

7/10/2018
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Last night, Trump officially nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, pending Senate approval. As trade in the United States struggles, Trump's business booms. There will be a summit with Russia in Helsinki and Pruitt was officially "pushed out"....All of this and more on this week's episode of BACKROOM POLITICS!!!

Duration:01:59:13

Shooting at the Capital Gazette; A Threat to the Freedom of the Press?

7/3/2018
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Thursday June 28th, Jarrod Ramos entered the Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Annapolis Maryland. Ramos opened fire and shot and killed four journalists and a sales assistant. What was Ramos's motivation and should his actions be treated as a result of the verbal attacks made on "fake news" media outlets?...All of this and more on BACKROOM POLITICS!

Duration:01:02:37

A View of Immigration From All Three Branches, Mattis Madness and More Tariffs?!

6/26/2018
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All three branches of the United States government have been busy talking about immigration this week; the White House put issued an executive order, the House of Representatives debated bills, and the Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the President's travel ban. What is happening with James Mattis, is he at all involved in the decision making of the President or the DOD?? and more tariffs as trump holds a rally in South Carolina..... All of this and more on this week's episode of...

Duration:02:00:44

An IG Report, Immigration and the Border, Manafort In Jail, and More Tariffs?!

6/19/2018
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The Office of the Inspector Gerneal issued a report last Thuesday looking into the actions of James Comey and his handling of the Clinton investigation. Are children being seperated from their families at the border and used as a bargening tool for the wall OR are we being tough on immigration as the president promised in his campaign? Paul Manafort was sent to jail on Friday and Trump levied more tariffs....All this and more on this week's episode of BACKROOM POLITICS!!

Duration:01:58:38