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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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212-452-5555


Episodes

1: The Death Of Democracy: Benjamin Carter Hett

10/19/2018
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Author and historian Benjamin Hett talks the state of politics that cleared the way for Adolf Hitler to rise to power in Germany and his new book, "Death of Democracy"

Duration:00:38:38

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:00:18:53

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:00:23:49

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:00:22:45

6: The Power of Fake News

3/15/2018
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Professor Sinan Aral on his largest ever study of false news on Twitter, how it spreads, and what can be done about it.

Duration:00:17:20

5: Congressman Joe Crowley

3/9/2018
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Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley on the chaos at both ends of Pennsylvania avenue while Democrats are gearing up for what they hope is a major victory in November.

Duration:00:14:20

4: Decoding The Mueller Indictments

2/22/2018
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Two surprise indictments from Robert Mueller's investigation in less than a week show the Special Counsel's investigation is still going strong. No one has studied the careers of Robert Mueller & James Comey as much as Garrett Graff. His 2011 book, 'The Threat Matrix' chronicle's Mueller's career and his re-shaping of the FBI in the aftermath of 9/11.

Duration:00:28:11

3: Politics & Social Media

2/5/2018
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Politics & Social Media: The role twitter and other social platforms play in shaping our political discussions, and the dangers of bad actors weaponizing social media.

Duration:00:26:12

2: Tom Malinowski

1/26/2018
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He helped shine a light on Russian interference in the 2016 election and now he's running for Congress in New Jersey. Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski on his campaign, the Russia investigation, and his time at the state department.

Duration:00:26:47

1: The Final Year: Director Greg Barker

1/18/2018
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Director Greg Barker discuss his new fly-on-the-wall documentary, 'The Final Year,' about the final days of the Obama administration

Duration:00:22:53

18: Unusual Year Review

12/21/2017
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Joe Toohey takes a look back with his producer Matt Ohnemus at this most unusual political year.

Duration:00:22:20

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:00:31:21

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:00:15:58

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:00:22:06

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:00:16:01

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:00:20:24

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:00:27:24

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:00:24:34

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:00:38:09