Listen for of-the-moment insider insights, framed by the rapidly changing social and cultural forces that shape political outcomes. Always bipartisan, never predictable. Featuring former Congressman Rodney Davis, Patrick Martin, Towner French, and Kaitlyn Martin who mix it up with hosts Howard Schweitzer and Mark Alderman.
Episode 288 : The College Presidents Fail the Test
The presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT refused this week to declare in congressional testimony that calling for the genocide of Jews constitutes harassment under their codes of conduct. Their failure to do so supports the GOP narrative about biased institutions. Meanwhile, the economy continues to chug along but companies still struggle to find workers. Featuring CPS’ Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Patrick Martin, and Towner French.
Episode 287 : George Santos: You're Fired
The US House of Representatives expels New York Congressman George Santos. Meanwhile on the campaign trail, support continues to coalesce around Nikki Haley. To be seen as a strong alternative to the former president, Haley must master a balancing act between the party's conservatives and moderates. Featuring CPS' Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, Towner French and Kaitlyn Martin.
Episode 286 : Government Funding: A 2024 Problem
In the midst of heated debates and elbows, Congress kicks the “government funding can” down the road by passing a laddered continuing resolution (CR), allowing the government to stay open over the holidays and punting funding negotiations into the new year. Looking ahead to 2024 retirements, redistricting and aspirations for higher office, Washington braces itself for high turnover and a competitive race for control of both chambers. Featuring CPS’ Patrick Martin, Towner French and Kaitlyn Martin.
Episode 285 : Is the Blue Wave Leaving Biden Behind?
On Tuesday, Democrats had major wins in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and New Jersey, centered on abortion access. Yet the blue wave appears to be leaving President Joe Biden behind – his low approval rating coupled with concerning polls has some Democrats questioning whether he is the party’s most viable candidate in 2024. Featuring CPS’ Howard Schweitzer, Patrick Martin, Kaitlyn Martin, Heidi Hertz, and Michael Acevedo.
Episode 284 : Nikki Haley: A 2024 GOP Alternative?
As the new speaker moves forward with an Israeli aid package, antisemitism is spreading across the globe. Meanwhile in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump’s façade begins to crumble under the weight of mounting indictments, positioning Nikki Haley as a formidable alternative to the former president. Featuring CPS’ Howard Schweitzer, Patrick Martin, and Towner French.
Episode 283 : Introducing the New Speaker of the US House
A constitutional lawyer, cultural conservative, and all around “nice guy.” Meet the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Mike Johnson. As the House begins governing again, lawmakers must recognize how heightened political polarization leaves the nation vulnerable to national security threats demonstrated by Israel in the Oct 7th Hamas terror attack. Featuring CPS’ Howard Schweitzer, Patrick Martin, Hon. Rodney Davis, and Kaitlyn Martin.
Down the Middle
Keep it up! Entertaining and informative.
Great, informative podcast
One the top no-nonsense podcasts out there.
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