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With news out of Washington flying a mile a minute, political reporter Joe Toohey will step back, pump the brakes, and focus on a major theme, story or tweet from the week. Joe Toohey hashes it out with insiders and outsiders to get a clearer picture of the country's biggest stories to help you make better sense of the political world.

With news out of Washington flying a mile a minute, political reporter Joe Toohey will step back, pump the brakes, and focus on a major theme, story or tweet from the week. Joe Toohey hashes it out with insiders and outsiders to get a clearer picture of the country's biggest stories to help you make better sense of the political world.
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With news out of Washington flying a mile a minute, political reporter Joe Toohey will step back, pump the brakes, and focus on a major theme, story or tweet from the week. Joe Toohey hashes it out with insiders and outsiders to get a clearer picture of the country's biggest stories to help you make better sense of the political world.

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Episodes

9: Ian Bremmer: Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

4/25/2018
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Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Once dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist. Ian and Joe discuss Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism and how our divisive politics may only get worse.

Duration:00:18:54

8: Anthony Scaramucci

4/16/2018
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White House Communications director, financier and entrepreneur Anthony Scaramucci sits down with Joe Toohey . Topics range from his time in the White House, James Comey, Syria, Michael Cohen, the new Paterno movie and even Joe's hair style.

Duration:00:23:54

7: Predicting Impeachment : Allan Lichtman

4/6/2018
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Allan Lichtman says he's been correctly predicting presidential elections for over 30 years, now he's predicting Pres. Trump's impeachment.

Duration:00:23:15

17: The Russia Investigation

12/12/2017
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It's dominated the national news for months...so far there have been 2 guilty pleas by two Trump campaign officials and two more indicted. The investigation seems to move higher up the food chain to the President's inner circle many Republicans are now casting doubt about the integrity of the investigation. So where does the investigation stand? How does such a complex, wide ranging probe come to a close? Joe is talking with Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey and a former...

Duration:00:31:22

16: Corey Lewandowski

12/7/2017
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He was President Trump's first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. He was fired from the Trump campaign in June of 2016 and replaced with Paul Manafort but through it all remained loyal to his former boss. Now, Corey Lewandowski along with co-author David Bossie is out with a new book “Let Trump Be Trump” detailing what he calls the inside, behind the scenes story of President Trump's path to the White house. Joe is talking with Corey about his new book and some of the controversial...

Duration:00:15:59

15: New York Subway Crisis

11/22/2017
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This probably isn't breaking news to anyone but the New York subway system is in rough shape. Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency earlier this year and this week the New York Times published a major investigation finding a ton of issues, including budget cuts, rising salaries, and an unwillingness to invest in critical upgrades. Which all contributed to what the times says is "the worst on-time performance of any major rapid transit system in the world." So what is slowing down...

Duration:00:21:55

14: Tax Reform

11/16/2017
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It's something that hasn't been done in three decades... The Republican effort to reform the nation's tax system are racing forward as President Trump wants to sign the bill by Christmas. Democrats are united in their opposition but not all Republicans are on board. In the house, many New York and New Jersey representatives say they're voting against the Republican bill because it unfairly impacts their state or district. One of those is Congressman Lee Zeldin. He's been outspoken in his...

Duration:00:16:35

13: Chuck Todd & 70 Years of Meet The Press

11/8/2017
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It's the country's longest running show on television and this week Meet The Press is celebrating its 70th year on TV for seven decades the show has been making headlines in the political world. Joe is talking with the moderator of Meet the Press Chuck Todd from NBC. Joe talks with Chuck about some defining moments on Meet the Press and this week's big elections. Are they actually are a referendum on the president or something the press likes to talk about?

Duration:00:20:58

11: Senator Murphy on Terror, Trump and 5 years since Sandy Hook

11/2/2017
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It's New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 and the political fighting between the President and senator Chuck Schumer has already started. President Trump calling the driver of that Home Depot truck an animal and on twitter, seeming to lay blame for the attacker's presence in the U.S. on Senator Schumer. So to talk about this and a ton of other issues driving Washington -- I'm talking with Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy. Senator Murphy is a member of the senate foreign...

Duration:00:14:40

10: Nate Boyer

10/25/2017
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Colin Kaepernick the former 49ers quarterback ignited a national debate when he sat for the national anthem last year and what started as one players protest against what he views as systemic oppression against minorities has spread to more players throughout the league taking a knee for the star spangled banner. So how did a protest over inequality turn into a debate about the flag and the troops? and is there room for a middle ground in the anthem debate? Joe talks with Nate Boyer he's a...

Duration:00:28:24

9: The Iran deal

10/12/2017
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The Iran nuclear deal or JCPOA as many in Washington call it, in short, sharply limits Iran’s ability to produce material used in nuclear weapons. In exchange for major sanctions relief on their nuclear program. President Obama proudly touted it as cutting off every pathway for Iran to get a nuclear weapon. President Trump doesn't see it that way. So what will happen with the Iran deal? How close could Iran be to getting a nuclear bomb? Joe is talking with Jarrett Blanc, a Senior Fellow,...

Duration:00:25:09

8: American Guns

10/5/2017
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It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, over 50 killed and hundreds more wounded in Las Vegas. It's reignited the debate over guns in America. Democrats are demanding action and right now there could be movement on capitol hill over bump stocks a gun modification used by the shooter to mimic the firing rate of a fully automatic weapon. So will action be taken on guns? Is banning bump stocks a big step or a drop in the bucket? If nothing changed after Newtown, Aurora, Orlando or...

Duration:00:38:40

7: Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

9/14/2017
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Hillary Clinton's new book aims to answer a simple question: What Happened? Clinton places plenty of blame on Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, James Comey, Sexism, the Russians and more... critics say the former Secretary of State should look in the mirror. Joe talks with Amie Parnes, Co-Author of the book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.

Duration:00:18:39

5: Human vs. Nature Hurricane Harvey

8/31/2017
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Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the costliest natural disaster in history. The President and Congress are promising a swift relief response but New York and New Jersey politicians are going after Texas lawmakers who voted against the relief package for Super Storm Sandy. The North remembers. In this episode Joe speaks to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, critical of Ted Cruz, but promises to help the people of Texas. Also Joe talks with Megan Pribram of New York’s Office Or Emergency...

Duration:00:26:05

4: Episode 4: Problem Solving Afghanistan

8/24/2017
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This week Donald Trump became the third consecutive U.S. President to commit more troops to the war in Afghanistan. How does the self-proclaimed “problem solver” end the war in Afghanistan? Joe Toohey sits down with Colonel Michael Canders to talk war, understanding what it means serve in the military and whether President trump and his team have the right strategy to win.

Duration:00:30:21

2: Episode 2: Fire & Fury: North Korea and The United States

8/10/2017
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North Korea has been a thorn in the side of U.S. Presidents for decades. Nuclear tests, ballistic missiles, and threats of war have become a regular occurrence. But this week seems to have reached a new threat level. So how do you “Handle “ North Korea? Joe Toohey talks with Gordon Chang Daily Beast columnist and author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On The World to discuss what “Fire and Fury” could mean for the U.S., North Korea and the world.

Duration:00:28:23

1: Episode 1: The Gatekeeper: Why new WH Chief of Staff John Kelly’s Job might be Mission Impossible

8/7/2017
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General John Kelly is now White House Chief Of Staff and by all accounts he is making his presence known. He has gotten rid of some controversial staffers becoming the gatekeeper by literally closing the Oval Office doors to limit who see the president. It’s only been a week and General Kelly is going to have to succeed in week two, three and beyond. So to shed some light on, what is regarded as the most difficult job in Washington, I’m sitting down with Chris Whipple. He literally wrote...

Duration:00:30:28

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