Editor-at-large William Kristol discusses the politics of Trump from the mountains of Montana to the sands of Saudi Arabia, all in one week.

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John McCormack handicaps today’s Montana special congressional election, which pits a bad-tempered tech millionaire against a cowboy folk singer.

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, senior writer Michael Warren breaks down President Trump’s budget proposal.

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Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard, shares his outlook for Trump and the GOP’s agenda: What’s possible…and what isn’t.

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In this episode of THE WEEKLY STANDARD Confab, Michael Warren joins host Eric Felten to talk about another week dominated by the Trumpiest of tempests. Will the appointment of a Special Counsel calm the waters? Then Philip Terzian comes by to tell us about outrage over Turkish security men beating and bloodying protesters on the streets of Washington, DC.

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Bill Kristol wraps up the week in Trump, from the Comey memo to President Trump’s “nut job” comment to the Russians. Is there a team who can turn this around for Trump? And if so, would he listen?

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A (relatively) upbeat Mark Hemingway on the potential for President Trump and the GOP to get back on track, if they can get a lucky bounce or two from the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

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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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Michael Warren of the Weekly Standard wants better answers from the White House about what Trump knew and when he knew he knew it. Did H. R. McMaster make a strong enough defense to stop this story? Or is it time for the White House to release the notes from this meeting as the Standard’s Steve Hayes has suggested?

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Today on the Daily Standard podcast, editor at large William Kristol discusses his recent editorial and how the Comey firing and its after effects have changed the political climate profoundly in just a few days. Talk of Trump not finishing his term isn’t just a punchline any more.

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In a bonus appearance by Bill Kristol (he usually visits us every Friday), he reacts to Trump’s decision to fire his FBI Director: Sinister, or stupid? Or is there an option three? And how should the GOP-led Congress respond? Stick with Trump, or help him learn a leadership lesson?

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The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol talks about the political impact of the GOP’s house-vote victory today, and concerns about the policy impact for Republicans in the future. Kristol, who is on the road this week, also shares the mood among reluctant Trump voters he’s encountered in the Midwest. And he confesses his favorite airport eatery. Baby-back ribs for everyone!

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Daniel Krauthammer (yes, the son of THAT Krauthammer) talks about his powerful new cover story for The Weekly Standard. From the difference between patriotism and nationalism, to the dangers of abandoning American exceptionalism in pursuit of “greatness,” Krauthammer analyzes the impact of Trumpism on American democracy.

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The Weekly Standard‘s Steve Hayes on President Trump’s ever-growing list of priorities. But (to paraphrase Syn-Drome from “The Incredibles”) if everything is a priority, nothing is. What should Trump focus on in the immediate future? Hayes fills us in–along with his take on the Trump-Free (and, alas, largely comedy-free) White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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