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Weekly roundtable discussion of news and politics. "Real debate without the hate!"
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Weekly roundtable discussion of news and politics. "Real debate without the hate!"

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Episodes

Manafort Flips (Ep. 173)

9/17/2018
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This week's episode looks at Paul Manafort's felonious flip, Bret Kavanaugh's high school harassment allegations, Nikki Haley's costly curtains controversy, and GOP mega-donors who are walking away fro the Republican party.

Duration:00:44:01

25th Amendment (Ep. 172)

9/10/2018
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This episode covers how the Anonymous op-ed is being used by the media, how the 25th Amendment #TFA hashtag is used by the White House staff, how Trump campaign aid George Papadopoulos was used by the Russians, how SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh was used by Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, how President Obama is is being used by Democrats and Republicans, and how Serena Williams is being used by the #MeToo movement. And here's the link to Part 2 of Kevin's interview about his years writing for...

Duration:00:40:22

The 60 Day Rule (Ep. 171)

9/4/2018
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This week the gang debates the impact of the Justice Department's 60 day rule on the midterms and the Mueller investigation, the Florida governor's race, Colin Kaepernick's new Nike deal, the fallout from Louis CK's surprise comeback performance, the push to rename the Senate Office Building after John McCain, and which historic senators are also worthy of having a DC building named after them. And here's the link to hear Part 1 of Kevin's interview about writing for "Saturday Night Live":...

Duration:00:53:34

Not-So-Super Delegates (Ep. 170)

8/27/2018
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This episode looks at the legacy of John McCain, the latest legal developments threatening to sink the Trump presidency, and how the DNC has changed its superdelegate rules to help win back the hearts and souls of progressive Democrats.

Duration:00:46:51

Verdicts and Plea Bargains (Ep. 169)

8/22/2018
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This special episode of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at the upshot of the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts and the Michael Cohen plea bargain.

Duration:00:33:10

Clown Parade (Ep. 168)

8/19/2018
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This episode looks at the demise of beloved Trump's military parade, Rudy Giuliani's "truth is not truth" gaffe, Trump's security clearance disappearing act, Omarosa's continuing tale of the tapes, the dust-up over whether Russia hacked into Florida's election system, and Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti's lapdance toward 2020.

Duration:00:57:40

The Further Adventures of SPACE FORCE (Ep. 167)

8/13/2018
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This week the guys look at the recent primary results, the innate racism of the 'Unite The Right' marches, the prospects for seeing Robert Mueller subpoena Trump to testify, and the further adventures of Trump's beloved Space Force.

Duration:00:53:43

Another Type of Puppet Show (Ep. 166)

8/5/2018
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This week the gang talks about th ups and downs of the economy, the pluses and minuses of picking a fight with a King and shadowy world of a completly fake conspiracy group (our favorite kind!!).

Duration:00:48:59

Two Americas (Ep. 165)

7/30/2018
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DJ, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss how the Democratic Socialist movement in the age of Trump is impacting the political and cultural divide in America. Then they turn to the Michael Cohen tapes, Ivanka's political ambitions, and the economic "sugar high" caused by the Trump trade wars.

Duration:01:02:01

Pallin' With Putin (Ep. 164)

7/23/2018
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This week the gang is joined by music professor and musical satirist Wes Flinn as they discuss the fallout from the Trump–Putin summit and the latest twists in the Mueller investigation.

Duration:00:59:34

From Russia, With Love (Ep. 163)

7/16/2018
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On this episode, Greg, Rebekah and Kevin discuss the NATO summit, Trump's summit with Putin, the Peter Srtzok hearing, and Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV series that's rumored to tear up Washington.

Duration:00:41:40

Calling Shenanigans (Ep. 162)

7/9/2018
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This week the gang discusses the allegations against GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, whether Scarlett Johansson should be playing a trans character, and Greg calls shenanigans on pretty much everyone in D.C.

Duration:00:55:59

Courting Disaster (Ep. 161)

7/2/2018
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In light of the retirement of Anthony Kennedy and the now open SCOTUS seat, author and voting rights advocate David Daley joins the MPU gang to discuss the tenuous future for Roe v. Wade, the terrifiying future for gerrymandering, the tragic future of U.S. trade policy, and the tantalizing future of soon-to-be congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Duration:00:54:57

The Red Hen (Ep. 160)

6/25/2018
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This episode of the MPU podcast covers the Trump immigration fiasco at the souther border and Sarah Huckabee Sanders' dining fiasco at The Red Hen.

Duration:00:47:49

Space Force (Ep. 159)

6/19/2018
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This episode covers the Trump's newly announced "Space Force," the immigration debacle, the ballot initiative to break up California, the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Chris Hardwick, and the rumored "Roseanne" spinoff. Then Greg wraps it all up with a space force serenade!

Duration:00:48:34

Summit Fever (Ep. 158)

6/12/2018
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This MPU episode covers the North Korean nuclear summit, the G7 summit, primary talk, the SCOTUS voter roll purge decision, and how the Trump administration's continued attacks on Obamacare may help the Democrats in the fall elections.

Duration:00:48:34

The New Blacklist? (Ep. 157)

6/5/2018
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This week's MPU podcast looks at the SCOTUS cake baker decision; the dueling scandals of Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee, and how they relate to the Hollywood Blacklist of the 1950s; Trump's escalating trade wars; and the California primary. But beware: due to the controversies of last week, the language here is extremely raw. So if you have sensitive ears, just skip this one and we'll See You Next Tuesday.

Duration:00:42:31

Across the Pond (Ep. 156)

6/1/2018
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Introducing a European version of our MPU weekly political roundtable, with DJ McGuire, Greg Matusak and Cliff Dunn discussing the latest turns in Italian, Irish and other European politics.

Duration:00:40:58

Taking a Knee and a Fine (Ep.155)

5/28/2018
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This week's episode looks at the fallout from the NFL's new rule to fine teams when a player takes a knee, Jeff Sessions' decision to separate immigrant children from their undocumented parents, and the off-again-on-again North Korean summit. Will Donald meet Kim? Will Kim take a knee? And will Trump be separated from his new baby, the Indonesian theme park being financed by China's ZTE? All that plus the derivation of "Oy vey, Maria!" on this week's More Perfect Union.

Duration:00:47:35

Leave No Stone Un-Indicted (Ep. 154)

5/22/2018
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This week's episode looks at the Royal Wedding, Trump and Giuliani's tag team assault on the rule of law, the possibility of Roger Stone being indicted, and some of the cultural reasons behind all the young white male school shooters in America. Real debate without the hate... and plenty of chuckles to boot.

Duration:00:39:52