It’s a special day at the Three Martini Lunch, as Jim and Greg celebrate eight years of the podcast by remembering some of their favorite moments. But first, they get welcome the news that Hillary Clinton is back in the public eye because she may be considering another White House run in 2020, which could turn the Democratic primaries into a long, ugly brawl. They also groan as President Trump applauds Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte for body-slamming a reporter last year. And they get a kick out of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill demanding an investigation into the undercover videos showing her and her campaign staff admitting they need to hide McCaskill’s true positions and campaign contributions from voters

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On today’s Daily Standard Podcast, Scott Bland, editor of Politico’s Campaign Pro, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming midterm elections. Can the Democrats flip 23 House seats? Will the turnout be anything like previous midterms? What races are ones you should watch?

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Are There Wrongs Committed on Both Sides?

 

In terms of politics, the answer to this question must be: Yes! This does mean, most assuredly, that there is not more wrong on one side than the other. When people on the Left are confronted with what they tried to do to Bret Kavanaugh, some will inevitably bring up the fact that Merrick Garland, […]

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Washington State Initiatives on the Ballot

 

We have some real headscatchers on the Washinton state ballot. I am really curious what the consensus on these issues would be from the Ricocheti. Let’s hear your “yes” or “no” on the following: More

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Elizabeth Warren Highlights the Danger of Racial Identity

 

She was mocked as “Fauxcahontas” long before President Trump began referring to her as “Pocahontas,” and frankly, Sen. Elizabeth Warren invited the ridicule. She is a poster child for the pitfalls of basing identity on race and reminds us of the many furies such self-definition unleashes.

What people choose to call themselves shouldn’t matter to outsiders. If I want to call myself a post-Jerseyite dog lover, no one will care, unless there is affirmative action for former Jersey residents who can’t skip dog videos on Twitter.

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President Trump rally at Missoula, Montana

 

Kaylett is in attendance, and has just been interviewed by a NBC Montana TV newscaster. I can’t seem to get live streaming on my computer but some of you may. She is wearing a dorky had, a Trump neck scarf, Jeans, and Trump socks. She has long brown hair. I sent a photo to Randy […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Justice Department for prosecuting a Treasury Department employee for giving sensitive information to the media. They’re also pleasantly surprised to see Mexico getting serious about screening the caravan of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States. And they slam Twitter for it’s absurd double standards, as conservatives get suspended or banned on a regular basis but Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gets no punishment for referring to Jews as “termites.”

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On today’s Daily Standard podcast, chief elections analyst David Byler takes us on a guided tour of the GOP’s strong Senate map for the midterm elections—now less than three weeks away!—while reporter Andrew Egger takes a deeper dive into one of the year’s most hotly contested races: Josh Hawley vs. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, where rabble-rouser James O’Keefe has been making a surprise splash.

Editor’s note: The latter half of the podcast has some microphone discrepancies, but is clear for the purposes of listening.

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Gosnell Movie being Smothered to Death by Media

 

The Gosnell movie is being smothered, with the intention of driving it off the movie screens. After the first week of release, on 700 screens, the silence is stunning. The media is treating the movie just like they treated the trial. They are pretending it isn’t happening. It took a social media storm, including this photograph […]

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Kanye West and Donald Trump: Eccentric Maybe But Not “Mentally Ill”

 

The Left thrives on its condemnation and demonizing of the Right, including slurs like homophobic, racist, Islamaphobic, Nazis, fascists and other insults too numerous to list. Now they’ve begun to use other attacks to try to get the Right to line up with its agenda: just call the person mentally ill.

These attacks were and are especially prevalent against Donald Trump. But the most public attacks recently have been against Kanye West, a rapper and superfan of Donald Trump. I confess I don’t know much about Mr. West or his music, but he is one more celebrity in a long list of celebrities who have endorsed Presidents of the United States.

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On today’s Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss President Trump’s handling of the disappearance of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi and take a look at how the issue of preexisting conditions is shaping Missouri’s toss-up Senate race. Plus, proof that President Trump calls his television surrogates to discuss… Charlie Sykes?

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the United States being named the world’s top economy for the first time since the financial crisis. They also shudder as North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp tries to attack her opponent by running an ad listing women who are assault victims. But several of the women were never asked if their names could be used, some of them were never assaulted say the publicity has “ruined their lives.” And they get a kick out of Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke saying his “lifelong Republican” mom is voting for him, but a check of voting records shows something very different. They also discuss why the University of Michigan has one too many football fans.

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October Surprises Breaking Republicans’ Way?

 

It is axiomatic that, each October, the media will unveil embarrassing, negative, damaging things about Republican candidates. The timing is intended to hurt Republicans and help Democrats at the ballot box. If the media doesn’t do it, a Republican self-sabotages. 2018 is different.

Media Revelations 

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number 196!!! for October 17, 2018 – it is the Snow Me State Podcast with your abominable snowmen hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa.

This week we feature two starlets of the Democrat Party who are making a name for themselves and their party today: Claire (Annie Oakley) McCaskill and Liz (Angry Bear) Warren. Yep, it’s our cowgirl and indian pair.

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McSally vs. Sinema: (Southwest) Desert Storm

 

Well, maybe a brief shower, with occasional distant thunder. Monday evening, two Arizona congresswomen, Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema, squared off in a debate. This was the only debate in the campaign. Indeed, both McSally and Sinema refused to debate their primary opponents. The debate will likely do little to move the electorate.

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