PB&J: Politics with Brian & Jake
Summary: PB&J features two old friends and political junkies from opposing sides of the conservative-liberal divide assessing the most important and contentious modern American issues.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the first Democrats to announce her run for President. Brian and Jake have very different perceptions over this divisive candidate. On this episode, a look at who she is and why she is rising to the top of the polls. Stay tuned towards the end of the show for some information on what is in store for the show in the future.
Brian and Jake are running for president! Ok, well not for real but they did put together their slogans, top campaign issues, strategy, and VP picks. Who would you vote for?
Jake talks with singer / songwriter Ron Preston while Brian takes the day off. In this episode Ron and Jake talk about how music has influenced politics and culture throughout the years and Ron shares some interesting personal stories.
Brian and Jake profile Democratic Presidential Candidate and Mayor of South Bend Indiana, Pete Buttigieg. On this episode we explore why the openly gay Afghan vet has been rising in the polls. PBandJpod.com @pbandjpod
Brian and Jake take a look at the future of abortion laws in America and the strategy both sides are using to accomplish their objectives. www.pbandjpod.com
The Anti-Vax movement continues to grow. Brian and Jake discuss the rights of Anti-Vaxxers vs the role of government and the public welfare.
Briand and Jake welcome back analyst Matt Davidson to talk about how voters are reacting to the Mueller report and what it means for the 2020 election. While we are on the subject of 2020, we discuss Joe Biden and how the Democratic field continues to shape up.
Jake read the entire Mueller report and it has made him a little sour toward the Trump presidency. Brian jumps in with Jake feet first and discusses what the investigation revealed about Collusion and Obstruction of Justice.
Have you ever had a family gathering go sour because of a political discussion? Has a close relationship been fractured by differing opinions? Does a loved one not seem as sweet as they once were because they are parrots of the 24 hour news cycle? Brian and Jake discuss how politics can divide families and share some personal stories.
Facebook is asking to be regulated. But why? and what is the government's proper place in moderating social media? Meanwhile, congress holds hearings on white nationalism. Brian and Jake discuss the proper role of government in these cases where some think speech goes too far. Plus: Pete Buttigieg is picking a "quarrel" with Mike Pence and we profile John Delaney, a moderate democrat running for president you've probably never heard of. www.pbandjpod.com www.patreon.com/pbandjpod www.facebook.com/pbandjpod @pbandjpod 507-400-PBNJ
Topics discussed on this episode include: -Republicans get shy about pushing for releasing Mueller report to the public -Dems ask the IRS for Trump tax returns -Joe Biden gets flack for being creepy -New Mexico joins the popular vote compact -Republicans punt healthcare until after 2020 election
Topics discussed on this episode include: James Comey interviews with Lester Holt Trump sends a memo to the media discrediting guests The future of the Republican Party and Mike Pence AOC wants to raise congressional salaries The campaign of Andrew Yang and the universal basic income www.pbandjpod.com www.patreon.com/pbandjpod www.facebook.com/pbandjpod
Topics for today's episode include: Bob Mueller's Russia investigation had been turned in. We give our initial thoughts on what we know so far. Democratic strategist Matt Davison weighs in with an update on the 2020 field of candidates. We talk impact of early fundraising numbers and Joe Biden's chance of taking the lead should he enter the race. Glenn Beck says that if a democrat wins in 2020 it would be "the end of the country as we know it." A Missouri law maker introduces a bill mandating every citizen of that state own an AR-15. www.pbandjpod.com www.facebook.com/pbandjpod www.patreon.com/pbandjpod
Topics discussed this week include: The shooting in New Zealand Trump Signing Bibles Nancy Pelosi tampering down talk of impeachment Congress rejection of border wall emergency and Trump veto Beto O'Rourke enters the 2020 race More states join the national popular vote pact
The distant past has come back to haunt people like the Governor of Virginia and Brett Kavanaugh, But how far back into the past is fair game to judge someone's political viability? www.pbandjpod.com www.patreon.com/pbandjpod www.facebook.com/pbandjpod