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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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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


Trump's New Asia Policy, Aideu Bannon, Charlottesville & The Navy

8/22/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... Trump unveils his new Asia policy as it relates to Afghanistan and the region... is this a smart and calculated move by the President or is he taking too big a risk as making things worse? Also, we will discuss the horrific events in Charlottesville and the fall out for the White House, for Republicans, and for the nation... We also have to say goodbye to Steve Bannon, former POTUS advisor and now the arch enemy of the Administration.... will this move...

Duration: 01:56:51


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


Historic Vote on Health Care, Pressure on the AG. Debt Ceiling & RUSSIA!!!

7/25/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... The Senate casts its vote to begin debate on the fate of Obamacare...of course, there was political drama....is this the end of Obamacare as we know it? Will the Senate repeal the law and scramble for an alternative? Can it even be done? We will discuss... Also, key Trump allies are called before Congress to testify.. are there shoes that could be dropping that pose a problem for the Administration? Also, POTUS takes several swipes at his very on Attorney...

Duration: 01:48:26


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


TRUMP AND THE G19, HOW BAD IS THE RUSSIA PROBLEM FOR POTUS & GOP HEALTH CARE WOE

7/11/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... The President returns from the G20.. was it successful...did Trump make the case for America is Great Again? Was the Syrian Cease Fire a win for the White House? Winners and Losers from the G20 Summit.... How bad is the Russia problem for POTUS? Don Jr lawyers up after news reports on a meeting with a Russian Lawyer...and exactly how hard did POTUS press Putin on Russia meddling in the 2016 election in the recent meeting? The GOP Health Care initiative...

Duration: 01:58:07


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


TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS...CAN TRUMP GET HEALTH CARE & TAX REFORM THIS WEEK?

4/25/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... We take a look at President Trump's first 100 days, on both the domestic and foreign fronts...we will also discuss the legislative agenda this week as the Administration attempts to drive health care and tax reform...all while trying to keep the Government open before Friday...we will also touch on the rising tensions between the North Koreans and Washington...this

Duration: 01:58:50


North Korea Tensions...Trump flip-flopping... Tax Day is Upon Us

4/18/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS... With the tension mounting on the Korean Peninsula each passing day, is the Trump administration ready to make the tough decisions regarding North Korea? Does the U.S. go in with military force OR can diplomacy win the day? How dangerous is this situation with North Korea? Also, President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping...not only was the Chocolate Cake AMAZING, but it seems that China is no longer a currency manipulator in the eyes of Trump....

Duration: 01:59:21


TWO WEEKS OF NEWS IN TWO HOURS OR RADIO SHOW...SO MUCH TO DISCUSS!!

4/11/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS...The Backroom Politics crew tries to cover the past two weeks in politics...IN TWO HOURS OF RADIO!. We have Gorsuch, Obamacare, Russians, North Koreans, China, more Russians, resignations...step downs... SO MUCH TO COVER!!! Listen in to the "Best Damned Political Show You Have Never Heard Of" and we will try to cover ALL OF IT...at least as much as we can...

Duration: 01:55:06


CAN AMERICA TRUST PRESIDENT TRUMP? WHO SHOULD WE BELIEVE?

3/21/2017
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This week on BACKROOM POLITICS.... The House Intelligence Committee begins a series of hearings to investigate both the Trump camp's interaction with Russia, the Russian influence on the election and the validity of the President's wiretap accusations against President Obama...we will have the latest.... and does the FBI Director and NSA Director BOTH debunking the wiretap allegation harm the credibility of Donald Trump? Does it hurt the credibility of the Oval Office? Judge Gorsuch began...

Duration: 01:57:01


CBO SCORES TRUMPCARE BILL, MORE WIRETAP FALLOUT & CHANCELLOR MERKLE VISITS DC

3/14/2017
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The CBO has scored the TRUMPCARE Bill introduced in the House...is it a good replacement for OBAMACARE? Will it sell with the Middle Class? Will it sell with Trump supporters? The House Intelligence Committee begins investigating the President's claim that the Obama Administration (and the former President himself) wiretapped then candidate Trump's phone at Trump Tower. How dangerous a tightrope is the President walking on this topic? German Chancellor Angela Merkle is coming to...

Duration: 01:59:18


TRUMP PHONE TAP ACCUSATIONS...SESSION'S RUSSIA PROBLEMS... TRAVEL BAN 2.0

3/7/2017
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS, PRESSURE CONTINUES TO GROW WITHIN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AS IT BECOMES HARDER AND HARDER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISTANCE ITSELF FROM RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS...AND JUST AS THE PRESSURE ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT BEGINS TO GROW, .PRESIDENT TRUMP ACCUSES THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OF TAPPING PHONE LINES AT TRUMP TOWER USING ILLEGAL MEANS...COULD THIS BE TRUE OR IS THIS A DIVERSION FROM THE RUSSIA PROBLEM? THE GOP ROLLS OUT IT'S OBAMACARE SOLUTION...WELL KINDA....AND...

Duration: 01:58:39


SPECIAL EDITION - TRUMP ADDRESSES CONGRESS...THE POST GAME ANALYSIS

3/1/2017
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SPECIAL EDITION.... As President Trump addresses the Joint Session of Congress for the first time, we look at the highs (and lows)... the hits (and misses)...the winners (and losers). We look at the tone, the message, and the aftermath of this key speech in the President's First 100 Days. Also, we will discuss the disjointed relationship between this administration and the media. How can these very open wounds heal and will the relationship ever be the same?

Duration: 01:54:43

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