Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor in chief Stephen F. Hayes discusses what the recent Mueller indictments mean. Charlie and Steve also discuss America’s best and worst presidents, in honor of Washington’s birthday.

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After a brief hiatus, the Daily Standard Podcast has returned with a new host: Charlie Sykes. A longtime journalist, author, commentator, and radio host, Charlie brings his decades of experience and insight to our daily podcast.

Today, he speaks with editor-in-chief Stephen F. Hayes on President Trump’s new budget and the end of fiscal conservatism, the proposed military parade, and whether White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will survive the recent scandals plaguing the White House.

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Will the GOP trip over its own disfunction and blow the tax cut deal? We talk to Steve Hayes of Fox News and the Weekly Standard about it.

Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies on the horrific verdict in the Kate Steinle case as a San Francisco jury lets the killer walk.

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Steve Hayes joins host Eric Felten to talk about the unfolding story of Team Trump’s meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

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Steve Hayes, editor-in-chief of the Weekly Standard, talks about the issues raised by the Comey memo, the Russian/intel story. etc and how Republicans should handle the controversies pouring out of the White House. He has a crazy notion about “doing the right thing.”

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Steve Hayes, newly-appointed editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, joins Jay and Mona to talk about foreign policy (he was a terrific Benghazi reporter), what is detectable about the Trump approach, and the polarization of news and information.

Jay and Mona then mull over the CIA. Can they be political? Are they being political right now?

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As we adapt to a world where Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for President, we figured we ought book some very grounded guests for this week’s show. So listen in as we welcome Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The Governor has a new book, Broken But Unbowed: The Fight to Fix a Broken AmericaWe also discuss bathrooms and his good friend Ted Cruz’s plans for the future. Then, The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes stops by to proclaim that he will never, ever, endorse Donald Trump, and goes deep into his reasoning. Sigh, it’s going to be a long summer.

Music from this week’s episode:

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The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes joins Need to Know to talk about the critical Wisconsin primary (he’s a native), the state of the Republican race, conservative media, and the condition of the Republican Party.

stephenhayesJay and Mona then consider Bernienomics, the pageant of the presidential primary season, George W. Bush, charity (pro and con), and a visit by a certain political figure to a matzah factory in New York, among other topics. There is the usual complement of stories, book recommendations, plus a bonus – a Bill Buckley quote Mona hadn’t heard before. It’s a good one.

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