In an effort to provide immediate economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill, funding all different areas of the American economy, from small businesses to large corporations to individuals out of work because of the virus. My guest today is Lance Gooden, he’s a Republican congressman from the 5th district in Texas. On today’s show, we’re going to examine the $2 trillion stimulus package, the public health response to coronavirus, and what to expect going forward.

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The coronavirus, COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019, has reached global pandemic levels, impacting the lives of virtually every person on the planet. President Trump declared a national emergency to combat and contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, economies around the world have been tanking in direct response to the outbreak. Businesses and schools have shut down. And no one is really certain how long it will last. My guest today is Andrew Blasi, he’s a director of Crowell & Moring International, a leading international trade and regulatory affairs consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the coronavirus, how we got here, what’s the state of play now, and what’s next on the horizon.

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For the last decade, social justice on college campuses has changed American culture. Instead of the best and brightest rising to the top, we’ve been subjected to seeing the worst ideas and the worst people seizing the spotlight. A lot of it has to do with the struggle between the so-called “privileged” and those claiming “victim” status. My guest today is Eddie Scarry, he’s a commentary writer with the Washington Examiner and author of the new book, “Privileged Victims: How America’s Culture Fascists Hijacked the Country and Elevated its Worst People.” On today’s show, we’re going to take a dive deep into what exactly is a privileged victim, how they’ve impacted our society, and ways to challenge them.

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In 2019, Congressman Devin Nunes filed several defamation lawsuits for spreading false statements he feels have harmed his reputation. Among those named in those lawsuits include the social media platform Twitter, two anonymous Twitter users (Devin Nunes’ Mom and Devin Nunes’ Cow), the media outlets McClatchy, through its subsidiary the Fresno Bee, CNN, and Ryan Lizza. My guest today is Liz Mair, she’s the president of the political consulting group, Mair Strategies, and is among the defendants in two of Nunes’ lawsuits, which seeks $400 million in damages. On today’s show, we’re going to take a dive deep into what’s in those lawsuits, what Nunes is arguing, and what’s Mair’s defense.

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Democrats, Republicans, progressives, conservatives, and libertarians all have a vision on how to make America (and the world) a better place to live in, yet instead of working together, they’re constantly screaming at each other. Individuals who are passionate about politics tend to engage in some form of tribalism where their loyalty to a certain group has created a breakdown in civility. My guest is Andrew Heaton, he’s a comedian and host of “The Political Orphanage.” On today’s show, we’re going to analyze how bad civility in politics has gotten from tribalism, how it’s evolved in the age of social media, and what can be done so that people aren’t going at each other’s throats.

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Since its founding, the Chinese Communist Party have detained millions of its own citizens and sent them to facilities to be re-educated in the ways of advancing the communist agenda. In recent years, approximately 1 million Chinese Uighurs in the Xinjiang province have been detained in modern day concentration camps for the crime of practicing their Islamic faith. My guest today is Olivia Enos, senior policy analyst at the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what the Chinese Communist Party is doing with the Uighurs, how badly they’re being treated, and what outside powers can do to put an end to it.

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President Trump was impeached by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and then acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate on both counts. Democrats and Republicans have framed the proceedings as a miscarriage of justice, but for different reasons. The President and his supporters perceive the latest impeachment drama as the culmination of a deep state coup d’etat, resulting from years of constant attempts by Democrats to find any reason to nullify the 2016 election and remove Trump from office. Recent statements from Democrats suggest that, despite their latest high-profile failure to remove the President from office, they’ll likely try again. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans have pledged to push forward with investigations into abusive practices by the Intelligence Community. My guest today is Congressman Devin Nunes, he’s a Republican representing California’s 22nd congressional district and the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, what Congressman Nunes discovered through his own investigation, Objective Medusa, and how this all led to Trump’s impeachment and acquittal.

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Brandon Pailin, a former contributor of AllHipHop, discusses the political movements of hip hop music, how the political and social consciousness of hip hop progressed through the years, and how prominent artists like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Eminem have tried to expand their influence in the political domain.

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Everything that could go wrong in Iowa did. The first-in-the-nation caucuses on Monday were a disaster for the Democrats as results were delayed well into Tuesday after the application used to tabulate and report results from Iowa’s precincts failed.

Becket Adams, a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner, breaks down what happened and what this means for the Democratic party going forward.

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Brexit is finally here. Katherine Doyle and Tom Rogan from the Washington Examiner, analyze what lies ahead for Britain and the European Union as the two sides finally break free from each other on January 31, 2020 at 11pm GMT. What lies ahead for Britain when it comes to their economy and national security? What role will they play going forward with the European Union and the United States?

“Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., explains why he doesn’t need to hear from John Bolton, the former National Security Adviser for President Trump, in the Senate impeachment trial. This comes despite the revelation, in Bolton’s upcoming book, that Trump told Bolton that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in aid to Ukraine until officials helped with investigations into Democrats, namely Joe and Hunter Biden. “Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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Culture in America is often hard to define. Some would argue that culture has been deliberately and systematically destroyed. In 1944, Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jew who fled the Nazis to America, coined the terms “genocide” and “ethnocide.” While Lemkin believed those words to be interchangeable, the definitions diverged over the last several decades. Genocide, a widely understood concept today, focuses on the intentional physical destruction of a large number of people, particularly of a certain group. Meanwhile, ethnocide, a term which is seldom used, concentrates on the destruction of the culture of a certain group of people. My guest is Barrett Holmes Pitner, he’s a philosopher, writer, journalist, and founder of the cultural think tank, Sustainable Culture Lab. He’s also been published in the Daily Beast and BBC. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss what “ethnocide” means, how it impacts American society today, and what grassroots organizations, like the Sustainable Culture Lab, are doing to reverse its effects. “Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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The Iowa caucuses are only days away, and the race is tightening between four candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. As Sanders and Warren feud over the details of a 2018 meeting, the New York Times’s editorial board gave both Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., an additional boost with a joint endorsement for the Democratic nomination. At the same time, President Trump’s impeachment complicates the race for Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar, who have to spend time away from the campaign and on Capitol Hill for the trial in the Senate. My guest today is Naomi Lim, a politics reporter with the Washington Examiner. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the background of the feud between Sanders and Warren, how the New York Times’s editorial board impacts the Democratic primary, and what the Senate impeachment trial means for the senators running for president.

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With the House voting to send the impeachment articles against President Trump to the Senate for a trial, the debate is intensifying over how the Republican-led chamber should proceed. Should Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell move to bring forward witnesses in the trial or should he look for a speedy acquittal of the president? My guest today is Sen. Mike Braun, a first-term Republican from Indiana. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss how Republicans are approaching the Senate trial, as well as other political issues being debated on Capitol Hill like health care, combatting climate change, and restricting President Trump’s war powers.

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Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to step back from their roles as “senior” members of the British royal family. The Royal family was blindsided by the decision, as they were given little notice, and now it’s raising questions about the future of the British monarchy and how it impacts British politics at large. My guest today is Tom Rogan, he’s a commentary writer with the Washington Examiner, as well as our resident Brit. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss Harry and Meghan’s announcement, why it’s such a big deal, and how it impacts Brexit as well as the future of the United Kingdom. “Hashing it Out” is a podcast hosted by Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner’s commentary video editor and writer. Each episode includes a political guest to offer historical context of the news and politics of the day and insight into how we got to where we are. If you want to find the deeper meaning behind current events, then “Hashing it Out” is the podcast for you.

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President Trump ordered an airstrike targeting and killing Qassem Soleimani, who was the commander of the Quds Force, a unit within Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was a terrorist who killed hundreds of Americans, but many of Trump’s critics believe this move would lead the country on a collision course to war with Iran. My guest today is Russ Read, he’s a defense reporter with the Washington Examiner. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the operation that killed Soleimani, who he was, and what it means going forward between the U.S. and Iran.

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Michael Horowitz, the inspector general for the Department of Justice, released a damning report about the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Specifically, Horowitz found that the FBI abused the process of obtaining warrants to initiate surveillance on the campaign through the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, better known as FISA. My guest is Jerry Dunleavy, he’s a Justice Department reporter with the Washington Examiner. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the I.G. report, how the FISA courts are supposed to work, and how the FBI abused the entire process.

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Ever since Donald Trump was sworn into office, Democrats have been circling the impeachment wagons around the White House. Following a whistleblower complaint and three weeks of congressional hearings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled articles of impeachment against Trump on two counts: 1) abuse of power and 2) obstruction of Congress. My guest is Jay Caruso, he’s the Managing Editor for the Washington Examiner Magazine. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the events that led up to Democrats releasing articles of impeachment as well as what this means for Trump’s presidency, the 2020 election, and the country, as a whole.

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Resistance to the Trump presidency has taken on many different forms, from peaceful protest to more violent means. A collective of self-described anti-fascists, dubbed “antifa,” fit into the violent category. Instead of just protesting, they vandalize property and brutally assault those on the other side, whether that be neo-Nazis, Proud Boys, white nationalists, Trump supporters, or even sometimes journalists covering their gatherings. My guest is Julio Rosas, he’s a senior writer with Town Hall dot com and formerly a reporter with the Washington Examiner. Julio has covered antifa demonstrations across the country, including Charlottesville, Virginia, Portland, Oregon, and Washington D.C. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss the origins of antifa, how they differ from peaceful protesters of Trump, and how they use these violent and intimidating tactics to build up their platform while stamping out dissent.

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The United States is seemingly at war over the Second Amendment. After each incident of gun violence, particularly after public mass shootings, the debate around guns rises to the forefront. And in that debate, there is almost no consensus. My guest today is Stephen Gutowski, he’s a firearms policy reporter with the Washington Free Beacon. On today’s show, we’re going to discuss America’s gun laws, how we got here, and why misinformation/politics has tainted the whole debate.

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