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John Walker Lindh: American Taliban
1:01:30"Detainee 001" Available on ShowtimeSubscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash"Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletterfor a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security,
Biden, Glasgow, and Climate Change
5:14RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP White House Correspondent Philip Wegmann to discuss today's press conference with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about President Biden's upcoming trip to the Glasgow Climate Summit. Will his domestic policy obstacles on the infrastructure bills spread to undermining his foreign policy objectives as well? Join us each week on Tuesday and Thursday, as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Then be sure to check out our audio only podcast on Fridays for our weekly political roundup. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway. Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894 https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/
Biden's Town Hall Performance, Kyrsten Sinema Takes on Taxes, and Can Terry McAuliffe Recover in the Virginia Governor's Race?
34:56President Biden on Thursday night at a CNN town hall in Baltimore made news as he discussed the future of the Senate filibuster, and the fate of his “Build Back Better” economic initiative. Biden has been forced to shed some progressive items in the bill to win the support of key moderates in the Senate, while at the same time trying to keep progressives on board. Key provision he has had to jettison include the long-promised tax increases on corporations and wealthy individuals. One person blocking increased taxes is Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who has emerged as a key player in the negotiations. In Virginia, the race is getting tighter, with education emerging as a key issue. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe continues to lead in the RealClear Average of Polls, but newcomer Glenn Youngkin is surprising a lot of people. Some think he may be showing a way forward for the GOP in a post-Trumpcentric universe. RealClearPolitics president and co-founder Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and associate editor and columnist A.B. Stoddard join Andrew Walworth for today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.
China and the Strategy of Denial with Elbridge Colby
53:48Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletterfor a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash"Rep. Elaine Luria's Op Ed: Congress Must Untie Biden's Hands on Taiwan
Colin Powell-The Real Deal, Unintended Consequences of Vaccine Mandates
8:17RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss the passing of Colin Powell, as well as a look at the unintended political consequences of Federal vaccine mandates. Join us each week on Tuesday and Thursday, as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Then be sure to check out our audio only podcast on Fridays for our weekly political roundup. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway. Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894 https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/
How Trustworthy Are American Elections? Elliot Ackerman Joins the Discussion on Restoring Faith in The Electoral Process
37:14Next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to send a new voting rights bill to the Senate Floor. It is the latest attempt to “fix” the American electoral process, and it raises questions about what is exactly wrong, what can be done to improve faith in election results, and who wins and who loses from changing the way we vote. One thing we do know is that a lot of Americans don’t trust election results. A Gallup poll from 2020 shows that only forty percent of Americans say they are confident in the honesty of US elections. Only one-third of Republican voters believe that the 2020 presidential election was “free and fair,” and after the 2016 contest, 28 percent of Democrats expressed skepticism that the votes had been counted accurately. So how bad is it? Are elections truly untrustworthy or is this a perception problem borne of political opportunism – where if you don’t like the results, you attack the referee? RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, senior elections analyst Sean Trende, and Elliot Ackerman, author of “2034: A Novel of the Next Word War,” co-written with Admiral James Stavridis, join Andrew Walworth on today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.
Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs
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Supply Chains, Airline delays, and Inflation
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Biden's Declining Poll Numbers, Mitch McConnell Comes Under Fire in the GOP, and Why Are the Polls Tightening in The Virginia's Governors Race?
43:55It was another week of deadlines and deal making on Capitol Hill, culminating in a Senate Vote on Thursday to raise the country’s debt limit by $480 billion, thereby pushing the prospects of a default to December. Eleven Republicans, led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, voted with the Democrats to overcome a filibuster - a move that prompted criticism of McConnell from some of his fellow Republicans but also kept the country solvent, at least for a few more weeks. In Virginia, polls are tightening in the gubernatorial race between Democratic former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican newcomer Glenn Youngkin. The race is considered a test case for the 2022 midterms and beyond. What issues are resonating with voters, and will Virginia continue to trend blue? And a look at the latest polls. There is not great news for President Biden this week as his approval numbers continue to slide, and – perhaps not surprising but still noteworthy - new polling from the University of Virginia reveals just how many Americans are ready for a national divorce over politics. Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, Carl Cannon, Washington bureau chief, and Susan Crabtree, national correspondent join Andrew Walworth on today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.
Saigon vs Kabul: Political and Geopolitical Consequences with Andrew Busch
28:57“The Consequences of Failure: The Politics of Saigon and Kabul” Commentary by Andrew Busch on RealClearDefenseRead the RealClear Opinion Research survey on US attitudes toward its military.Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash"