Join Jim and Greg for three important martinis ranging from the U.S. Senate to the border to cronyism in politics.

First, they react to Sen. Mitch McConnell announcing this will be his final year as Senate Republican leader. They break down McConnell’s record on reshaping the U.S. Supreme Court by pushing through the nominations of Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett. They dig into his willingness to be the villain to protect other GOP members, but also the frustration conservatives have with his failure to fight harder for less spending and not being more aggressive on certain policy goals. And, of course, they preview the fight to replace McConnell as leader.

Then they document the shady exemption to California’s new law raising the minimum wage for fast food workers from $16 to $20 per hour for establishments that bake their own bread on site and sell it individually. This seems to be a specific carve out for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s friend and donor who owns a bunch of Panera franchises in the state.

Finally, they assess today’s dueling border visits from Biden and Trump, what we can glean by the different areas of the border they are visiting, and why Biden’s eagerness to reverse anything Trump did in office is coming back to bite him hardest at the border.

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