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Politics Unusual with Joe Toohey

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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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New York, NY

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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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@joetoohey

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English

Contact:

212-452-5555


Episodes

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: 00:22:36


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: 00:16:34


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: 00:14:43


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: 00:28:27


9: Episode 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: 00:25:07