On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Iowa & The State of Disunion,” Preet answers your questions about:The future of the Iowa CaucusesWhether the House can re-open the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpHow elections should bear on impeachmentSituations where the guilty are acquitted
The guest this week is John Dickerson. He is a correspondent for 60 Minutes, contributing editor to The Atlantic, and an author. Dickerson is also a co-host of Slate’s Political Gabfest and Whistlestop podcasts.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
IOWA“Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20“‘A total mess’: Critics call for an end to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation statusIowa caucuses – reporting,” Vox, 2/4/20
IMPEACHMENTDouble Jeopardy, Legal Information Institute Jury Nullification, Legal Information Institute “Alexander: Trump's Ukraine actions 'wrong,' 'inappropriate,' but not impeachable,” Politico, 2/1/20“Murkowski says she 'cannot vote to convict,' but calls Trump's actions 'shameful and wrong,'” CNN, 2/3/20“Rep. Jerry Nadler Says House Will Likely Subpoena John Bolton,” National Public Radio, 2/5/20
SOTUTrump’s 2020 State of the Union AddressState of the Union Address, United States House of Representatives History, Art & ArchivesTrump’s 2019 State of the Union Address, 2/5/19“In dissonant State of the Union speech, Trump seeks unity while depicting ruin,” Washington Post, 2/5/19 Ezra Klein: “Why the media is so polarized — and how it polarizes us,” Vox, 1/28/20Dickerson: “The Hardest Job in the World,” The Atlantic, May 2018
BIPARTISANSHIP“Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Do Better?,” NY Mag, 3/1/19“Frenemies: A Love Story,” New York Times, 10/5/12“Nancy Pelosi, Icon of Female Power, Will Reclaim Role as Speaker and Seal a Place in History,” New York Times, 1/2/19
HOUSE OF TIP O’NEILLThe Troubles of Tip O’Neill, New York Times, 8/16/91“After Two Decades, the 'Boll Weevils' Are Back, and Whistling Dixie,” Washington Post, 4/26/81Clip: “Speaker O'Neil's Words Taken Down,” C-SPAN, 5/15/84“Newt vs. Tip: Partisanship at Its Apogee?,” RealClearPolitics, 5/15/14“The House of Jim Wright,” Politico, 5/7/15“Lott Remarks on Thurmond Echoed 1980 Words,” Washington Post, 9/11/02
TRUMANListen: “Harry S. Truman’s Battles With the Bosses,” Whistlestop Podcast, 11/15/17“As Election Day nears, Trump borrows from Harry Truman’s playbook,” Washington Post, 11/5/18
POLITICAL “GAFFES”Clip: Joe Lieberman, “3-way tie for 3rd,” C-SPAN, 5/18/17 Clip: “The Scream that doomed Howard Dean,” 2004Clip: “George H.W. Bush checks the time,” 1992“Dukakis and the Tank,” Politico, 11/17/13
POLITICAL SPEECHESClip: Mario Cuomo 1984 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, C-SPAN, 7/16/84Clip: Ronald Reagan’s 1976 Presidential Endorsement Speech, C-SPAN, 8/19/76Clip: President Obama delivers Eulogy, Youtube, 6/26/15Clip: Senator Barack Obama 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Speech, 7/27/04Clip: Obama Speech in Manassas, Virginia, 11/3/08
IMPEACHMENTClip: Rep. Adam Schiff Closing Argument, 2/3/20
THE BUTTONClip: Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to State of the Union Address, 2/4/20Clip: Marco Rubio's State of the Union Response, 2/12/13Clip: Jindal Delivers Republican Response, 2/25/09Clip: 30 Bobby Jindal Rock, 2/25/09