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Summary: Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
- Party platforms are historically angry and boring. Now the Democrats are going to hold theirs online while the progressive wing is desperately searching to move the party leftward. This will be a disaster. - Kanye. The Forbes article. The Birthday Party. Please skip this segment if you hate Kanye. - Interview with Kevin Mattson about comparisons between Trump and Nixon as well as Trump and Carter. Also, bonus talk about punk music in the 80s and Reagan.
- We discuss some of the odd cases of mask mandates including Knox County, Tennessee where the only man to vote against it is WWE Superstar Kane. - Herman Cain has COVID and that could affect the power struggle within the Trump campaign. - Dave Levinthal (Business Insider) talks the FEC crumbling, Biden beating Trump in fundraising and what a money factory The Villages.
- Biden lives! Justin breaks down his first speech and Q and A. What is his strategy now that he's emerged from the basement? What parts of Trump is he targeting? How did he handle his questions including a parting shot about his mental cognition? - Hickenlooper survives a doozy of a final month to get his party's nomination for Senate. Amy McGrath will now take on Cocaine Mitch in November. Both beat progressives. Does the Bernie revolution play in the rural parts of the country? - Risa Brooks (@RisaBrooks12) discusses the simmering tensions between Trump and military leaders nervous about their historic relationship with civilian government.
BONUS EP BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT! - Mailbag questions on Tulsa, electoral college, police reform and more! - Interview with Pete Freedman of Central Track in Dallas, Texas about the desperate place COVID left his website, the unexpected rise in traffic with the lockdown, the intensity of covering a month of protests, how Facebook made an old article go viral and more.
- With another election stretching past election night and only more mail ballots on the horizon, is it time we realized that Election Week 2020 is coming? - Trump's Tulsa rally was a big missed opportunity but not as big as his position on testing. - We speak with Joanna Schwartz (UCLA) about Qualified Immunity, the arguments for/against, if it will be replaced by congress and why it might be the only thing Justices Thomas and Sotomayor agree on.
- Interviewing Trump fans in line for the rally - Waiting for Air Force One to land with Kevin Ryan - Sorting through the confusion brought on by attendance woes - Getting pepper sprayed during the protests
- We interview the first woman in line for the Trump rally who drove five days from Florida to be there. Justin asks about masks. - A trip to the former Black Wall Street to reflect on Juneteenth - Interview with Seth Masket (FiveThirtyEight, Mischiefs of Faction) who defends the photo op and is dragged into a WAY too granular conversation about John Hickenlooper's Senate primary because Justin can't shut up about it.
- Donald Trump will officially reboot the 2020 campaign on Saturday but what are the stakes for Biden and Trump? Will the risky gambit be a fatal blow for Trump? Will it force Biden out of the basement? How tenable is Biden's very conservative strategy? - John Hickenlooper didn't succeed in running for president but he's currently leading the GOP incumbent for Senate. But will he make it there? A few new revelations complicate Hick's chances to make it out of the primary. - The Senate GOP has introduced their police reform bill, will they be able to work with the House? Is Cocaine Mitch trying to speed this along or slow it further? - Interview with Daniel DiSalvo about police unions, their role in politics and if reform is possible without their cooperation.
- Justin is going to Tulsa to cover the first Trump rally so it gets him thinking about the lockdown and how we can hope to live our lives with the virus. - John Bolton's book is finally going to come out at the end of the month. Will this be the one that FINALLY DOES TRUMP IN? Spoiler: probably not. - Kyle C. Kopko and Christopher J. Devine (Authors of the new book Do Running Mates Matter?) join the show to discuss the historical worth of a vice president.
- Congress is possibly moving toward putting a bi-partisan police reform bill on Trump's desk and Joe Biden is suggesting a $300 million payment to police departments. We look at the strategy behind Joe's move to the right on police. - A roundup of the primary contests last night including the hot mess in Georgia. - Vetting Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, who is now a Veepstakes frontrunner. - Interview with Michael Socolow about the media's role in covering COVID, protests and election. Also, a conversation on how shrewd the Hide-A-Biden strategy is. - Your emails including a defense of Canadian divisions, JLO for VP, a screen on straw men and for the first time in months... AN ANGRY EMAIL!
- Biden is leading by 7% on average but should he be leading by more considering his opponent is dealing with a pandemic and nationwide riots? - Police officer listeners reached out after the Police Brutality episode with their thoughts. - Interview with George Dehner about the 1957 and 1968 pandemics and the origins of our modern social distancing.
Justin discusses the George Floyd murder and the the reaction - The history of how little accountability police departments have and how repealing Qualified Immunity could make a difference overnight. - A moment when Rush Limbaugh applied Colin Kaepernick-esqe dexterity in his conversation with the Breakfast Club - Vetting Val Demings, the only VP possibility who is a former police chief
Justin discusses the George Floyd protests and ensuing damage. Charges brought against the officer that did it. Trumps escalating war with Twitter in light of his executive order. The defunding of the WHO is also mentioned because a lot happened this morning. Also, an interview about reopening anxiety and the universal truth with Kevin Ryan.
- Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is a serious candidate to be selected as Joe Biden's VP candidate so Justin takes a look at her past in Michigan and what she can bring to a Biden-Whitmer ticket in November. - Emails about our interview last Friday and a question about why masks have become a political issue. - Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show discusses Twitter's decision to put a fact check link on two Trump tweets. How well thought out was this move? Does it bring Silicon Valley closer to regulation? Is it just opening a #HellPortal or maybe even a #PortalToHell?
- Biden's comments to The Breakfast Club have kicked up another storm. We look at the context and predict if it matters past the news cycle. - Poll the nation or poll each states individually and Biden is leading, but poll all the battleground states together and Trump is leading. Why is there a difference? - We interview Dr. Eric Merkley about political polarization in Canada and how our neighbors to the north are weathering the COVID storm.