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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

SWEET HOME ALABAMA! IT'S ELECTION DAY... JONES vs. MOORE (TRUMP vs. THE WORLD)

12/12/2017
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THIS WEEK, ON BACKROOM POLITICS... It is election day in Alabama... Democrat Doug Jones vs. Republican Judge Roy Moore...a special election that could have national implications How does this change the dynamics in the Senate? Does a Moore Election put the GOP in a bad spot for 2018? We have up to the minute coverage and analysis today. With the #metoo movement in full effect...The President has now re-emerged as a target of accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Is...

Duration: 01:54:43


Trump's Mueller Problem, The Tax Bill That No One Likes & SCOTUS Eats "Cake"

12/5/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... Former National Security Advisor Micheal Flynn makes a plea deal with the Special Counsel's Office and Department of Justice,,, and makes a statement about how he is cooperating with Mueller's office. The President also sends out a tweet that could possibly incriminate him on Obstruction of Justice charges...the question is... did he do damage to himself with the Tweet and can the President be tried for Obstruction? The GOP FINALLY gets a piece of...

Duration: 01:57:21


DC's Harassment Problems, Tax Bill Final Countdown, North Korea tests the limits

11/28/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... with the revelation that John Conyers has made payments to former staffers to settle sexual harassment claims, he is the latest of an ever-expanding list of powerful men who have acted inappropriately around women... how big is this problem in DC and can DC fix this problem... we will discuss.... also, the GOP Tax Reform Bill gets ready for prime time... with several key GOP Senators on the fence... can this bill survive and is it good for the American...

Duration: 01:59:15


Judge Roy Moore On The Hot Seat, The Elusive Tax Bill, and Trump Back From Asia

11/14/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... pressure mounts on the GOP and Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore to step aside or not seat him if elected, we will discuss the latest... we will also look at the extent of the problem of sexual harassment in politics... at the local, state, and federal levels. The GOP tax bill continues to maneuver through the halls of Congress... we will look at who wins, who loses, what is real and what is political hype... As POTUS returns from Asia and the Far East,...

Duration: 01:59:04


Another Mass Shooting...We Are Talking About Another Mass Shooting

11/7/2017
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This week on BACKROOM POLITICS... Just over one month after the tragic events in Las Vegas, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, our country now mourns with the victims of the mass shooting in a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX. 26 killed...including children and elderly... over 20 injured. We will discuss the latest. Is this a gun control issue? Is this a mental health issue? How could this individual get access to a firearm...let alone...an assault rifle? Is it now time to...

Duration: 01:57:56


Law & Order - Mueller Indicts Manafort & Gates...the fallout in Washington

10/31/2017
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The Special Counsel, Robert Mueller has handed down his first series of indictments... former TRUMP Campaign executive Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, have been arrested on charges ranging from money laundering to conspiracy against the United States. Both have pled not guilty. However, the BIGGER NEWS is the earlier indictment of former TRUMP campaign aide George Pappadopolous... who has pled guilty to federal charges in a sealed indictment. How big of a risk is this...

Duration: 01:59:03


Trump's Rose Garden Dilemma, GOP vs GOP, Bi-Partisan Health Care Deal?

10/17/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...POTUS has lunch with the Senate Majority Leader...and brings Good Ole Mitch Out the Rose Garden for an Ole Fashion Love Fest...except earlier he was ready to cut off the oxygen to Sen. McConnel with his buddy Steve Bannon. Are they in fact close...is there a good working relationship between the White House and Congress that we do not see? We will discuss. Speaking of Steve Bannon, could we, in fact, see Republican on Republican political violence leading...

Duration: 01:58:26


Trump vs. Everyone, Steve Bannon's War on GOP & WH Immigration Pitch

10/10/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... POTUS seems to be at war with everyone from his own cabinet to many in the Senate and his own party...how does the Administration survive this assault from within? Steve Bannon vows a full on war against the GOP... begining with primary challenges to key Republican Senators like Hatch, Flake, and Heller... is this the beginning of the destruction of the Republican Party or Steve Bannon? The White House issues new (and tougher) immigration policies...is...

Duration: 02:00:00


Massacre in Las Vegas, Gun Control Talk Heats Up, and Puerto Rico War of Words

10/3/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... We discuss the latest in the investigation into the tragic mass shooting at a Country Music Festival in Las Vegas...59 killed...529 wounded... in a tragic mass shooting that has shocked a nation... in the aftermath of this senseless violence, we ask the question "Is America Ready To Talk About Gun Control"... is the nation ready to have a REAL discussion on gun control and gun violence in the United States? Two weeks after landfall of Hurricane Maria, a...

Duration: 01:59:17


GOP Health Care Plan is Code Blue; Trump vs. The NFL; The Kurdistan Vote

9/26/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... BREAKING NEWS ON GOP HEALTH CARE BILL... Senate GOP leadership announced that they do not have the votes to carry the Obamacare Repeal Bill to a vote. Are the Republicans done with Obamacare repeal? Who is going to take the blame when the dust settles from this latest political debacle? Is this a good thing for Americans? Donald Trump has been Tweeting up a storm regarding the NFL and NBA players kneeling during the National Anthem... we will cover the...

Duration: 01:56:45


OUR MODERATOR IS BACK FROM THE STORMS... WE HAVE A LOT TO CATCH UP ON!!!

9/12/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... after being in Houston and Florida for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, our moderator is back and the Backroom Politics team has A LOT TO TALK ABOUT. We will discuss the politics of natural disasters... two of the costliest storms in this country's history hit back to back.... what are the impacts... on the economy... on government... will these storms change the way our country responds to disasters of these types? Who is going to pay for it? Back in...

Duration: 01:59:18


BREAKING NEWS - US INTEL SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS NUKES

8/8/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS.... Breaking news out of Washington....The Washington Post is reporting that the U.S. Intelligence Community says that North Korea has developed a "miniaturized nuclear warhead" capable of being mounted on one of its ICBM or Medium Range Missiles. How did this happen? Was this expected? How dangerous is North Korea and the situation on the Korean peninsula? We will discuss this and the political fallout from this announcement. Also, as the President starts to...

Duration: 01:59:34


Order out of Chaos? Can General Kelly "Unscrew" The Trump Administration?

8/1/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... Just when you thought it couldn't get ANY worse for the White House, the past ten days just happened. After replacing Sean Spicer as Comms Director, Anthony Scaramucci goes on a tirade with the New Yorker, gets divorced, has a child, divests his millions in corporate holdings, and gets fired...all in the time it takes for the Nationals to do a West Coast road trip... Rince Priebus resigns as chief of staff....only to be replaced by Homeland Security...

Duration: 01:56:27


Is The GOP Health Care Initiative DOA? Is the Economic TRUMP BUMP Real?

7/18/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... with the GOP health care bill dead in the Senate (or at least it is on life support)...can the Republicans resuscitate this initiative or has GOP Health Care Reform FLATLINED? Everyone seems not to be happy with the Trump Administration...everyone except WALL STREET... the financial markets continue to hit record highs... but the question remains... is the TRUMP BUMP real or will the bubble actually burst? America has not seen a televised White House Daily...

Duration: 02:00:03


Sessions Testimony, Comey Fallout & Trump to Mueller... YOU'RE FIRED?

6/13/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee.. we will discuss the testimony and the possible ramifications for the Trump Administration... and speaking of the Senate Intelligence Committee, we will discuss the fall out and the nuances of the testimony of Former FBI Director James Comey...how bad of a hit to the White House was his testimony? We will discuss.... ALSO, rumors floating around after a close ally to Trump...

Duration: 01:59:45


The New Norm of Terror, Has America lost it's leadership position? AND Russia!

6/6/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... After the senseless attacks in Britain and France...are we in fact entering a new age of "normalcy"? Is the UK prepared for terror attacks similar to "The Troubles" of the 70's, 80's and 90's? Did Met Police respond perfectly or to authoritatively? Also, with the Trump Twitter Storm after the London attacks... is he hurting American standing with our Special Relationship? We will discuss the latest...ALSO... speaking of American standing in the world......

Duration: 01:56:01


WHITE HOUSE SHAKE UP, NORTH KOREA AGGRESSION, & BUDGET / DEBT TALKS

5/30/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... as the President returns from the NATO and G7 meetings (which stirred up controversy)... he faces increasing scrutiny regarding the Russia question and more indications that the inner circle may be involved... Also, as news of the White House Communications Director abruptly resigning, is this the first of many departures from the Administration OR is this the beginning of a major shake-up at the White House. The President also faces increasingly bold...

Duration: 01:57:04


TRUMP'S BIG FIELD TRIP & DID THE ADMINISTRATION OBSTRUCT JUSTICE?

5/23/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...POTUS TAKES AN OVERSEAS TRIP... IS IT ENOUGH TO DIVERT ATTENTION TO THE ISSUES FACING THE ADMINISTRATION AT HOME? COULD TRUMP BE THE PRESIDENT THAT FINALLY BRINGS PEACE TO THE MIDDLE EAST? AS THE PRESIDENT TAKES HIS FIRST DIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL POOL, THE DOMESTIC POOL CONTINUES TO BE ROUGH WATERS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION... AND WITH A SPECIAL COUNSEL IN PLACE, COULD THIS BE REAL PROBLEMS FOR TRUMP AND HIS INNER CIRCLE... HOW CAN TRUMP DIVERT ATTENTION AWAY...

Duration: 01:59:22


CLASSIFIED DISCLOSURE, COMEY BACKLASH, & POTUS FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRIP

5/16/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... The President catching some flack about possible disclosures of classified information to the Russian Ambassador and other Russian "diplomats" ... is this a real story? Is this a bunch of noise from the Dems? Is this damaging to the White House, the Intel Community, and the President? Also, one week after the firing of Former FBI Director James Comey, how has the White House responded? Can the Administration spin their way out of this one? As we have...

Duration: 01:57:53


RUSSIA STORY CONTINUES TO STEAMROLL, HOUSE HEALTHCARE BILL MOVES TO SENATE

5/9/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates brings some new angles to the Trump / Russia storyline. Along with her co-pilot, Former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper...did they cause more headaches for the Administration or is this a non-story? The House passes the NEW health care bill to repeal/replace Obamacare...is this a REAL solution or an effort to spike a really bad football...and can it even survive in the Senate? France has voted and...

Duration: 01:59:50

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