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WhyPartisan is a weekly conversation between two friends and political junkies. Paul Martin, lifetime Republican, and Kristen Howerton, an enthusiastic democrat, try to figure out what a civil discourse about politics looks like. From social justice issues to the differences between the two parties, from current political hot topics to the intersection of race, religion, and public policy, Kristen and Paul delve into all aspects of the political arena, bringing a dose of humor and vulnerability to the conversation.

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WhyPartisan is a weekly conversation between two friends and political junkies. Paul Martin, lifetime Republican, and Kristen Howerton, an enthusiastic democrat, try to figure out what a civil discourse about politics looks like. From social justice issues to the differences between the two parties, from current political hot topics to the intersection of race, religion, and public policy, Kristen and Paul delve into all aspects of the political arena, bringing a dose of humor and vulnerability to the conversation.

    The Tricky Case of Stormy Daniels & Why It Matters: WhyPartisan, Episode 11

    The Tricky Case of Stormy Daniels & Why It Matters: WhyPartisan, Episode 11

    Trump had an affair with a porn star and allegedly paid her off during his election to stay quiet. Does it matter? We talk about all of the implications. We also discuss the recent case of a Congolese family seeking asylum and a 7-year-old being separated from her mother for over 4 months, and what our country’s obligation is to the humanitarian treatment of people who come seeking help.

    Some of the articles we discussed:

    White Evangelical Women, Core Supporters of Trump, Begin Tiptoeing Away

    Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says ‘hush agreement’ invalid because he never signed

    Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Payment to End Deal for Her Silence

    Congolese child detained in Chicago raises question: How many more are out there?

     Check out Paul’s campaign at www.paulmartinforcongress.com

    Also, follow him on Twitter  @electpaulmartin and a check out the great new article in Forbes Magazine on “Rational Republicans” and their vision for the GOP.



    We also talked about a fantastic sponsor: The Princeton Review’s Homework Help, an on-demand tutoring site that can match your child to a tutor in less than a minute, anytime, and from anywhere. It’s super easy, and over 70 subjects are covered. If your child is struggling with a tough problem, or studying for a test, these tutors are lifesavers. You can try 60 minutes of on-demand tutoring for free. Go to princetonreview.com/whypartisan to start your free trial.

     

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    The White House On Fire: WhyPartisan, Episode 10

    The White House On Fire: WhyPartisan, Episode 10

    We’re talking about the mass exodus on white house staffers, the ongoing drama and revelations in the Russia probe, the continued revelations of lies, and those problematic quotes from Nunburg.

    Here’s that list of staffers who have either been fired or resigned:

    Hope Hicks – RESIGNED day after being questioned by house intel committee on Russia

    Rob Porter – after domestic abuse allegations-RESIGNED

    Omarosa Manigault Newman-“RESIGNED”

    Dina Powel – RESIGNED

    Tom Price-RESIGNED

    The Health and Human Services secretary resigned after revelations that he had racked up around $400,000 in private flights while traveling on official business.

    Sebastian Gorka-RESIGNED

    Steve Bannon-RESIGNED/FIRED

    Anthony Scaramucci-RESIGNED

    Reince Priebus-RESIGNED

    Michael Short-RESIGNED

    Sean Spicer-RESIGNED

    Walter Shaub-RESIGNED

    Mike Dubke-RESIGNED

    James Comey-FIRED

    Angella Reid-FIRED

    Michael Flynn-RESIGNED

    Sally Yates-“DISMISSED”

    Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Monday he refuses to comply with a grand jury subpoena in the Russia investigation. “Screw that,” Nunberg told CNN’s Gloria Borger. “Why do I have to go? Why? For what?”  You can read the rest here.

    Check out Paul’s campaign at www.paulmartinforcongress.com

    Also, follow him on Twitter  @electpaulmartin and a check out the great new article in Forbes Magazine on “Rational Republicans” and their vision for the GOP.



    We also talked about a fantastic sponsor: The Princeton Review’s Homework Help, an on-demand tutoring site that can match your child to a tutor in less than a minute, anytime, and from anywhere. It’s super easy, and over 70 subjects are covered. If your child is struggling with a tough problem, or studying for a test, these tutors are lifesavers. You can try 60 minutes of on-demand tutoring for free. Go to princetonreview.com/whypartisan to start your free trial.

    Photo by Victor Lozano on Unsplash

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    Is Trump A “Stable Genius?” Did he prevent aviation deaths in 2017? Is the DOJ a “Deep State?” Did Bannon “lose his mind?”: WhyPartisan, Episode 09

    Is Trump A “Stable Genius?” Did he prevent aviation deaths in 2017? Is the DOJ a “Deep State?” Did Bannon “lose his mind?”: WhyPartisan, Episode 09

    A big week in the claims of President Trump. Is he a “stable genius?” Did Steve Bannon “lose his mind?” Is he to be praised that there were zero aviation deaths in 2017? Is his nuclear button “bigger” than that of Kim Jong-un? Is the United States Department of Justice part of a “Deep State”? This week, we discuss a very busy week in the claims of Donald Trump, and also the release of a sizzling new book, Fire and Fury.

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    Do Trump’s Accusers Matter? A Candidate Wants Slavery To Return, Israel, And Wedding Cakes: WhyPartisan, Episode 08

    Do Trump’s Accusers Matter? A Candidate Wants Slavery To Return, Israel, And Wedding Cakes: WhyPartisan, Episode 08

    As women continue to speak up, we review the latest in the sex abuse allegations in the political arena, and how it relates to our nation. Also, allegations of pedophilia, a vision to bring back slavery and restrict women’s voting rights, and a view that homosexuals should be jailed — this is what a major GOP politician believes, and we want to talk about it. Also, what’s the deal with Trump deciding to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem? It’s a complicated issue that we want to help people understand. Also, should a baker refuse to bake based on one’s sexual orientation? Kristen and Paul in their conversational approach bring you the latest week in our crazy political landscape.

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    Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty & What’s With This New Tax Bill?: WhyPartisan, Episode 07

    Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty & What’s With This New Tax Bill?: WhyPartisan, Episode 07

    Russia hacking into the election, obstruction of justice, collusion — no matter what one thinks, we now have a guilty plea from one of Trump’s own staff. With Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel, what could it all mean given President Trump still calling it a “hoax?” Also, Democrats call the new tax bill a “scam” which Republicans praise it. Who’s right? What does the bill even mean for our future? Kristen and Paul unpack a very busy week in politics.

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    Paul Is Running For U.S Congress And Kristen Has Questions!: WhyPartisan, Episode 06

    Paul Is Running For U.S Congress And Kristen Has Questions!: WhyPartisan, Episode 06

    Paul’s run for U.S. House of Representatives! And Kristen has lots of questions about it! In this episode, Paul lays out his vision as a “raging centrist” Republican and why he’s running against a highly unpopular 15-term Republican who refers to both global warming and Russia’s interference in our election “a hoax.” This episode gets into what running for Congress looks like, and how Paul thinks he can improve its current 13% national job approval rating.



    * View Paul’s Preliminary Campaign Page below



    www.paulmartinforcongress.com

     

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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Kati Snody ,

Politics for the Layman

Politics make me uncomfortable and I think I might even break out into hives during prolonged exposure to it but this podcast is perfect for me. The episodes are short enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed, the conversation is civil and brings both sides of the political spectrum, and gives information that is current to what is going on in the political arena in terms that the most basic person can understand. I appreciate the discourse between Paul and Kristen as they talk openly, honestly, vulnerably, and even humorously about topics that they agree and disagree on. It helps me feel somewhat informed about a topic that I usually shy away from and gives me more perspective on the political arena as a whole. Keep up the good work, guys!

anna jane and boys ,

You need to listen to this

Brilliant perspectives, articulate insights and intelligent commentary on this crazy country right now from Christians. What a breath of fresh air!

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