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War Game in Taiwan: A “home game” for China, an “away game” for the U.S.
The year is 2027 and China has decided to attack Taiwan and bring the island nation under direct control. Now the U-S has to answer: do we fight for Taiwan’s freedom? How far are we willing to go? And will allies support us?
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin may be losing the war, but ‘he doesnt realize it yet’
Chuck speaks with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an exiled Russian oil tycoon who was once the richest man in Russia. In the early 2000’s — during Vladimir Putin’s first years as president — Kodorkovsky supported one of Putin’s political rivals and was punished for it.
Post Game: Republican senators duck questions over Roe, after years of fighting to overturn
NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali joins Chuck to discuss the leaked Roe decision and the position Senate Republicans find themselves in after years of campaigning for its overturn.
“If you never have a test, you’ll never have a testimony”: Joshua Johnson on the Black church and the Democratic party
Joshua Johnson, host of NOW Tonight with Joshua Johnson, talks about the role that the Black Chuck plays in Democratic politics, the subject of this week’s “Meet the Press Reports.”
The midterms just got Ctrl+Alt+Delete’d by abortion leak
Leaked documents show that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn abortion rights — leaving each state to decide regulations on its own terms. For some, this means even in cases of rape or incest, abortion could be illegal.
Democratic political strategist and former Emily’s List President, Stephanie Schriock, and Republican strategist Matt Gorman, Vice President for Targeted Victory, join Chuck to talk about the impact that the abortion ruling could have on the midterms.
Garrett Haake: “All five flavors of MAGA" on display in upcoming primaries
NBC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Garrett Haake joins Chuck to discuss the building fight over immigration, President Biden's request for additional money to assist Ukraine, and whether whiskey and tequila have replaced beer and wine as cultural stand-ins.
Please stop interrupting guests
Very irritating to hear excellent guests like David Remnick & Leon Panetta talked over.
Episode 173 war games
The more important game is the gamesmanship ploy by Obama to introduce the non-committal concept of ‘strategic ambiguity.’ That’s the game that should be analyzed as China adds nuclear weapons & enlarges a navy already bigger than ours - Chinese lives are as meaningless to Xi as our lives are to him.
Does a feckless president like Biden have the authority to actually call for us to engage the Chinese on behalf of Taiwan with whom we have no alliance. Or would this require a vote by congress - oh too late Taiwan would have been overwhelmed by the time the votes were counted.
We need a definitive policy not game playing.
One star for nothing added to move on the real issue
Let the guest talk!!!!
Chuck Todd drives me crazy because he won’t let the guest finish his thought. He has to interrupt and talk. He needs to talk a lot less.