Can Donald Trump use the UAW strike to win over voters in Michigan?
Did anyone need to hear Mike Pence tell a sex joke?
Has a key member of the Senate been compromised by Egypt?
On this weekly roundup, guest host Hagar Chemali (Former spokesperson for the U.S. Mission to the UN) and guests Susan Del Percio (MSNBC political analyst and crisis communications expert) and Marc Polymeropoulos (Former CIA Official) dive into all of that and more.
They break down Donald Trump’s speech outside Detroit and his return to the economic populism that fueled his 2016 campaign.
Then they turn to the second Republican Presidential debate and the growing rifts in the party over support for Ukraine.
Next, they look at NJ Senator Robert Menendez’s indictment over allegations he aided the Egyptian government in exchange for cash.
Finally, they look at bombshell new reporting that Iran orchestrated an information campaign to influence how the West views Tehran.
Segments to look forward to:
(02:10) Trump’s Speech and the Republican Debate
(19:29) The Menendez Indictment
(42:57) The Iran Experts Initiative
[Politicology+] The whistleblower testimony alleging the CIA tried to cover up its own assessment that Covid-19 likely came from a lab leak.
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