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The McLaughlin Group

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The McLaughlin Group, “The American Original” for over three decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, and hardest talk, featuring Eleanor Clift, Pat Buchanan, Clarence Page and host, Tom Rogan.

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Presidential Campaign Restart, Police versus CHOP, Free Speech Online, Cancel Culture

The McLaughlin Group -- June 26th, 2020 The Washington Examiner's Siraj Hashmi fills in for Tom Rogan guest panelist this week is Amber Athey, Washington Editor for The Spectator Issue one: Rally Up President Trump is back on the campaign trail as he faces a growing threat from Joe Biden. The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Biden leading in battleground states, with a near ten-point lead nationally. Issue two: Of CHOPs and Cops Tensions between protesters and police remain high in many cities. With the election beckoning, President Trump seems determined to present himself as the unrestrained candidate of law and order. Will he thrive on that foundation? The panel also discusses the issues surrounding the removal of statues. Issue three: Free Speech Online Assessing the various efforts to tamp down on free speech online in the cause of anti-hate speech. Also the power of major companies such as Google and Twitter to regulate speech. Issue four: Behold the Cancel Culture In recent weeks we've seen The New York Times Opinion Editor resign over a Tom Cotton op-ed, The Washington Post shame a private citizen for wearing blackface, and Jimmy Kimmel forced to apologize for jokes. Has cancel culture gone too far? Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MIN1 w ago
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Presidential Campaign Restart, Police versus CHOP, Free Speech Online, Cancel Culture

Police Reform, SCOTUS Decisions on LGBTQ Rights and DACA, Galwan Valley Massacre, Bolton's Book

The McLaughlin Group -- June 19th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kelsey Bolar, Independent Women’s Forum Senior Policy Analyst Issue one: Police Reform President Trump this week issued an executive order to promote police reform. Highlights include a new federal database recording complaints against police officers, the promotion of social worker involvement in some police interactions, and prioritizing grants for deescalation training. Issue two: 6 to 3 The Supreme Court this week ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prevents employment discrimination on the basis of a worker's transgender or homosexual identity. In another decision, SCOTUS also blocked the Trump administration from immediately ending DACA. Issue three: Galwan Valley Massacre Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed along a contested border region this week. While both sides blamed each other for the melee, each also committed to deescalating tensions. Still, the battle reflects China's increasingly aggressive effort to seize contested territory around the world. Issue four: Bolton's Book The Trump administration this week sued former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an effort to delay the publication of his upcoming memoir. Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MIN2 w ago
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Police Reform, SCOTUS Decisions on LGBTQ Rights and DACA, Galwan Valley Massacre, Bolton's Book

Police Reform, Coronavirus, China Policy, DOJ Investigates the Investigation

The McLaughlin Group -- June 12th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kerry Picket, Senior Campaign Reporter for the Washington Examiner Issue one: Police Reform As protesters in various cities called for defunding the police and radical reform to policing in America, mayors face a difficult choice: how to balance protester demands with actions that keep communities safe. Issue two: Covid part II Reflecting those who say that recent protests have ended the moral defense of Coronavirus-related lock downs, President Trump plans to resume campaign rallies in the coming weeks. And it seems the Republican National Convention will be moved from North Carolina to Florida, following a disagreement over Coronavirus precautions. Still, the challenge remains. Issue three: China The Republican Study Committee this week called for wide ranging sanctions on Chinese influence operations in America. But that's not the only concern: as tensions between Washington and Beijing grow, some are saying that an overt cold war is well underway. Issue four: DOJ versus Russia-gate Attorney General William Barr said this week his department is looking into why, without supporting evidence, the FBI so aggressively sustained its 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign. Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

39 MIN3 w ago
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Police Reform, Coronavirus, China Policy, DOJ Investigates the Investigation

George Floyd Protests, Law & Order, Biden's Take and What Pandemic?

The McLaughlin Group -- June 5th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Siraj Hashmi of The Washington Examiner Issue one: Floyd and Fury Cities across The U.S. were rocked under violence and looting after protestors took to the streets, the rioters claim of justification is the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who was killed by a police officer. Many others peacefully protested Floyds death and what they say are broader issues of racism and unprofessionalism in police forces across the nation. Issue two: Law and Order President trump drew controversy this week with his decision to deploy military resources and aggressive tactics against the rioters and protesters rocking the nation. Of particular concern to many was the disturbance of an otherwise peaceful protest outside the White House, apparently so that Mr. Trump could walk to St. Johns Church and pose with a bible. Issue three: Biden's Take Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at The President in an address from Philadelphia city hall, suggesting President Trump is inciting violence. But polls show most Americans prefer a tough crackdown on rioting, Biden may risk alienating scared voters. Issue four: What Pandemic? Democratic Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, who faced controversy for her Coronavirus lockdown strategy, now writes in the New York Times that the Coronavirus Pandemic isn't just about public health it is a "matter of civil rights." Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

37 MINJUN 6
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George Floyd Protests, Law & Order, Biden's Take and What Pandemic?

Lockdown Politics, Trump Battles Twitter, Media Bias, SpaceX

The McLaughlin Group -- May 29, 2020 guest panelist this week is Brad Polumbo of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Lockdown Politics As many in the media lament the public's growing dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party's "keep the lockdown" message, Americans celebrated a return to some sense of normalcy as many states lifted public restrictions this week. Issue two: Of Trump and Twitter President Trump loves his Twitter feed, viewing it as a way to speak directly to the world. But after Twitter marked one of his tweets about mail-in voting as potentially misleading, Mr. Trump on Thursday introduced an executive order trying to remove some of the legal protections traditionally granted to social media in terms of content on their websites. Issue three: Bias In a recent WSJ Opinion article, former CBS News president Van Gordon Sauter decried bias in the news industry. Is it time we openly say that most media broadcasting is biased? Issue four: SpaceX NASA on Wednesday nearly completed the first successful privately-supported launch of astronauts into space. Is the involvement of SpaceX a positive thing? Or have we lost the NASA sense of unity and purpose that the shuttles brought to the country in previous decades? Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 30
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Lockdown Politics, Trump Battles Twitter, Media Bias, SpaceX

Vote By Mail, Trump and the WHO, Battleground States, Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald

The McLaughlin Group -- May 22, 2020 guest panelist this week is Amber Athey, Washington Editor for Spectator USA Issue one: Mail In, Money Out President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan, after the state sent absentee ballots across the state. Are Trump's concerns about voter fraud legitimate? Or is this simply a way to prevent votes against him come November? Issue two: Who Got a Letter? President Trump says the World Health Organization will lose all US funding should it not accept major forms to its operations. He says the action is necessary in the context of what he accuses as the organization's failure to objectively address the Coronavirus pandemic. Issue three: Partisan Divide A new CNBC and Change Research Poll found battleground state voters sharply divided in their judgement of President Trump and Democrats' handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. But while most say Trump would be to blame for a potential second wave of infections, the poll also suggests he holds a 48-46 lead. Issue four: Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald In an interview with CNN this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was giving President Trump "a dose of his own medicine" when she described him as "morbidly obese." The president fired back, calling Pelosi "A sick woman. She's got a lot of problems. A lot of mental problems." Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 23
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Vote By Mail, Trump and the WHO, Battleground States, Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald

Trump's Coronavirus Strategy, Unmasking of Michael Flynn, Special Elections, Trump Against the Media

The McLaughlin Group -- May 15, 2020 guest panelist this week is Ryan Girdusky of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Trump's Strategy As the death toll rises across the nation, Trump has adopted two key principles for his Coronavirus strategy: 1) Blame China and 2) Push efforts to more quickly re-open the economy. Issue two: Unmasking This week, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those who requested the unmasking of Michael Flynn in intelligence reports on his conversations with a then-Russian Ambassador. Issue three: Special Elections Republicans celebrated this week as Mike Garcia took California's 25th House Congressional District. Wisconsin's Tom Tiffany also secured election. Does this bode well for Republicans in November? Issue four: Trump Administration Versus the Media Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 16
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Trump's Coronavirus Strategy, Unmasking of Michael Flynn, Special Elections, Trump Against the Media

Trump Pivots, SCOTUS Birth Control Battle, Michael Flynn, Panelist Potpourri

The McLaughlin Group -- May 8, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kelsey Bolar of The Heritage Foundation Issue one: Trump Pivots Donald Trump and various governors move to open up the economy, despite warnings of a potential second spike in Coronavirus cases. Does the success of Sweden and of states such as Florida - in avoiding new infections on scale anticipated - legitimate this course of action? Issue two: SCOTUS Birth Control Battle Discussingthe Supreme Court hearings on the birth control mandate. What should we expect? What is the right moral course of action? Is CJ Roberts correct in assessing that a middle way should existhere? Issue three: Panelist Potpourri Ahmad Aubrey -- Joe Biden and Tara Reade Plus: reaction to Justice Department dropping the criminal case against Michael Flynn + predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 9
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Trump Pivots, SCOTUS Birth Control Battle, Michael Flynn, Panelist Potpourri

Opening Up, Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Around the World in Twelve Minutes

The McLaughlin Group -- May 1, 2020 guest panelist this week is Tiana Lowe of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Opening Up Texas and Georgia are leading the charge of states going back to business. Other states fear the risks of opening up too fast, too soon make it likely a second wave of infections will occur. Does a divergent approach make sense, or should there be a federal "one size fits all" plan? Issue two: Biden's Week While Biden retains a national polling lead over President Trump, it's not all smooth sailing heading into the summer. The Tara Reade allegation is growing in media attention. Justin Amash has also entered the race. How will this play out? Issue three: Around the World in Twelve Minutes China lambastes Trump for failed Coronavirus leadership. The British Prime Minister and his girlfriend had a child. Kim Jong-un remains radio silent. The World Food Program warns of food poverty due to Coronavirus. The US Navy released three videos of UFOs. Plus: predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

39 MINMAY 2
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Opening Up, Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Around the World in Twelve Minutes

A Divide Between Northern and Southern States, A Green Card Hold & Is Tension Building with Iraq?

The McLaughlin Group -- April 17, 2020 Our guest panelist this week is Shermichael Singleton (@Shermichael_) Issue one: The North and the South Georgia, this week, moved to re-open certain businesses, including salons and bowling alleys, and while some saluted Senator Kemp for his for his courage, others condemned his action as unbound from public health needs. How will this divide between Northern and Southern state play out? Issue two: Green Card Hold After flirting with a much broader immigration ban, President Trump signed an executive order this week banning new green card admissions for 60 days. The ban does not apply to existing green card holders or to temporary workers. Is this about the November election or is this about protecting American jobs in the specific condition of the Coronavirus crisis? Issue three: Iran tensions and China lawsuits President Trump responded to rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is critically ill. No one has confirmed those rumors, but other international tensions are also brewing. What do we think of this situation? Plus: predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINAPR 25
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A Divide Between Northern and Southern States, A Green Card Hold & Is Tension Building with Iraq?

Latest Episodes

Presidential Campaign Restart, Police versus CHOP, Free Speech Online, Cancel Culture

The McLaughlin Group -- June 26th, 2020 The Washington Examiner's Siraj Hashmi fills in for Tom Rogan guest panelist this week is Amber Athey, Washington Editor for The Spectator Issue one: Rally Up President Trump is back on the campaign trail as he faces a growing threat from Joe Biden. The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Biden leading in battleground states, with a near ten-point lead nationally. Issue two: Of CHOPs and Cops Tensions between protesters and police remain high in many cities. With the election beckoning, President Trump seems determined to present himself as the unrestrained candidate of law and order. Will he thrive on that foundation? The panel also discusses the issues surrounding the removal of statues. Issue three: Free Speech Online Assessing the various efforts to tamp down on free speech online in the cause of anti-hate speech. Also the power of major companies such as Google and Twitter to regulate speech. Issue four: Behold the Cancel Culture In recent weeks we've seen The New York Times Opinion Editor resign over a Tom Cotton op-ed, The Washington Post shame a private citizen for wearing blackface, and Jimmy Kimmel forced to apologize for jokes. Has cancel culture gone too far? Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Presidential Campaign Restart, Police versus CHOP, Free Speech Online, Cancel Culture

Police Reform, SCOTUS Decisions on LGBTQ Rights and DACA, Galwan Valley Massacre, Bolton's Book

The McLaughlin Group -- June 19th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kelsey Bolar, Independent Women’s Forum Senior Policy Analyst Issue one: Police Reform President Trump this week issued an executive order to promote police reform. Highlights include a new federal database recording complaints against police officers, the promotion of social worker involvement in some police interactions, and prioritizing grants for deescalation training. Issue two: 6 to 3 The Supreme Court this week ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prevents employment discrimination on the basis of a worker's transgender or homosexual identity. In another decision, SCOTUS also blocked the Trump administration from immediately ending DACA. Issue three: Galwan Valley Massacre Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed along a contested border region this week. While both sides blamed each other for the melee, each also committed to deescalating tensions. Still, the battle reflects China's increasingly aggressive effort to seize contested territory around the world. Issue four: Bolton's Book The Trump administration this week sued former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an effort to delay the publication of his upcoming memoir. Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Police Reform, SCOTUS Decisions on LGBTQ Rights and DACA, Galwan Valley Massacre, Bolton's Book

Police Reform, Coronavirus, China Policy, DOJ Investigates the Investigation

The McLaughlin Group -- June 12th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kerry Picket, Senior Campaign Reporter for the Washington Examiner Issue one: Police Reform As protesters in various cities called for defunding the police and radical reform to policing in America, mayors face a difficult choice: how to balance protester demands with actions that keep communities safe. Issue two: Covid part II Reflecting those who say that recent protests have ended the moral defense of Coronavirus-related lock downs, President Trump plans to resume campaign rallies in the coming weeks. And it seems the Republican National Convention will be moved from North Carolina to Florida, following a disagreement over Coronavirus precautions. Still, the challenge remains. Issue three: China The Republican Study Committee this week called for wide ranging sanctions on Chinese influence operations in America. But that's not the only concern: as tensions between Washington and Beijing grow, some are saying that an overt cold war is well underway. Issue four: DOJ versus Russia-gate Attorney General William Barr said this week his department is looking into why, without supporting evidence, the FBI so aggressively sustained its 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign. Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

39 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Police Reform, Coronavirus, China Policy, DOJ Investigates the Investigation

George Floyd Protests, Law & Order, Biden's Take and What Pandemic?

The McLaughlin Group -- June 5th, 2020 guest panelist this week is Siraj Hashmi of The Washington Examiner Issue one: Floyd and Fury Cities across The U.S. were rocked under violence and looting after protestors took to the streets, the rioters claim of justification is the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who was killed by a police officer. Many others peacefully protested Floyds death and what they say are broader issues of racism and unprofessionalism in police forces across the nation. Issue two: Law and Order President trump drew controversy this week with his decision to deploy military resources and aggressive tactics against the rioters and protesters rocking the nation. Of particular concern to many was the disturbance of an otherwise peaceful protest outside the White House, apparently so that Mr. Trump could walk to St. Johns Church and pose with a bible. Issue three: Biden's Take Former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at The President in an address from Philadelphia city hall, suggesting President Trump is inciting violence. But polls show most Americans prefer a tough crackdown on rioting, Biden may risk alienating scared voters. Issue four: What Pandemic? Democratic Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, who faced controversy for her Coronavirus lockdown strategy, now writes in the New York Times that the Coronavirus Pandemic isn't just about public health it is a "matter of civil rights." Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

37 MINJUN 6
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George Floyd Protests, Law & Order, Biden's Take and What Pandemic?

Lockdown Politics, Trump Battles Twitter, Media Bias, SpaceX

The McLaughlin Group -- May 29, 2020 guest panelist this week is Brad Polumbo of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Lockdown Politics As many in the media lament the public's growing dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party's "keep the lockdown" message, Americans celebrated a return to some sense of normalcy as many states lifted public restrictions this week. Issue two: Of Trump and Twitter President Trump loves his Twitter feed, viewing it as a way to speak directly to the world. But after Twitter marked one of his tweets about mail-in voting as potentially misleading, Mr. Trump on Thursday introduced an executive order trying to remove some of the legal protections traditionally granted to social media in terms of content on their websites. Issue three: Bias In a recent WSJ Opinion article, former CBS News president Van Gordon Sauter decried bias in the news industry. Is it time we openly say that most media broadcasting is biased? Issue four: SpaceX NASA on Wednesday nearly completed the first successful privately-supported launch of astronauts into space. Is the involvement of SpaceX a positive thing? Or have we lost the NASA sense of unity and purpose that the shuttles brought to the country in previous decades? Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 30
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Lockdown Politics, Trump Battles Twitter, Media Bias, SpaceX

Vote By Mail, Trump and the WHO, Battleground States, Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald

The McLaughlin Group -- May 22, 2020 guest panelist this week is Amber Athey, Washington Editor for Spectator USA Issue one: Mail In, Money Out President Trump threatened to withhold federal funding to Michigan, after the state sent absentee ballots across the state. Are Trump's concerns about voter fraud legitimate? Or is this simply a way to prevent votes against him come November? Issue two: Who Got a Letter? President Trump says the World Health Organization will lose all US funding should it not accept major forms to its operations. He says the action is necessary in the context of what he accuses as the organization's failure to objectively address the Coronavirus pandemic. Issue three: Partisan Divide A new CNBC and Change Research Poll found battleground state voters sharply divided in their judgement of President Trump and Democrats' handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. But while most say Trump would be to blame for a potential second wave of infections, the poll also suggests he holds a 48-46 lead. Issue four: Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald In an interview with CNN this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was giving President Trump "a dose of his own medicine" when she described him as "morbidly obese." The president fired back, calling Pelosi "A sick woman. She's got a lot of problems. A lot of mental problems." Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 23
Comments
Vote By Mail, Trump and the WHO, Battleground States, Pelosi Delivers a Dose for The Donald

Trump's Coronavirus Strategy, Unmasking of Michael Flynn, Special Elections, Trump Against the Media

The McLaughlin Group -- May 15, 2020 guest panelist this week is Ryan Girdusky of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Trump's Strategy As the death toll rises across the nation, Trump has adopted two key principles for his Coronavirus strategy: 1) Blame China and 2) Push efforts to more quickly re-open the economy. Issue two: Unmasking This week, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the names of those who requested the unmasking of Michael Flynn in intelligence reports on his conversations with a then-Russian Ambassador. Issue three: Special Elections Republicans celebrated this week as Mike Garcia took California's 25th House Congressional District. Wisconsin's Tom Tiffany also secured election. Does this bode well for Republicans in November? Issue four: Trump Administration Versus the Media Plus: predictions! Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 16
Comments
Trump's Coronavirus Strategy, Unmasking of Michael Flynn, Special Elections, Trump Against the Media

Trump Pivots, SCOTUS Birth Control Battle, Michael Flynn, Panelist Potpourri

The McLaughlin Group -- May 8, 2020 guest panelist this week is Kelsey Bolar of The Heritage Foundation Issue one: Trump Pivots Donald Trump and various governors move to open up the economy, despite warnings of a potential second spike in Coronavirus cases. Does the success of Sweden and of states such as Florida - in avoiding new infections on scale anticipated - legitimate this course of action? Issue two: SCOTUS Birth Control Battle Discussingthe Supreme Court hearings on the birth control mandate. What should we expect? What is the right moral course of action? Is CJ Roberts correct in assessing that a middle way should existhere? Issue three: Panelist Potpourri Ahmad Aubrey -- Joe Biden and Tara Reade Plus: reaction to Justice Department dropping the criminal case against Michael Flynn + predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINMAY 9
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Trump Pivots, SCOTUS Birth Control Battle, Michael Flynn, Panelist Potpourri

Opening Up, Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Around the World in Twelve Minutes

The McLaughlin Group -- May 1, 2020 guest panelist this week is Tiana Lowe of the Washington Examiner Issue one: Opening Up Texas and Georgia are leading the charge of states going back to business. Other states fear the risks of opening up too fast, too soon make it likely a second wave of infections will occur. Does a divergent approach make sense, or should there be a federal "one size fits all" plan? Issue two: Biden's Week While Biden retains a national polling lead over President Trump, it's not all smooth sailing heading into the summer. The Tara Reade allegation is growing in media attention. Justin Amash has also entered the race. How will this play out? Issue three: Around the World in Twelve Minutes China lambastes Trump for failed Coronavirus leadership. The British Prime Minister and his girlfriend had a child. Kim Jong-un remains radio silent. The World Food Program warns of food poverty due to Coronavirus. The US Navy released three videos of UFOs. Plus: predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

39 MINMAY 2
Comments
Opening Up, Joe Biden and Tara Reade, Around the World in Twelve Minutes

A Divide Between Northern and Southern States, A Green Card Hold & Is Tension Building with Iraq?

The McLaughlin Group -- April 17, 2020 Our guest panelist this week is Shermichael Singleton (@Shermichael_) Issue one: The North and the South Georgia, this week, moved to re-open certain businesses, including salons and bowling alleys, and while some saluted Senator Kemp for his for his courage, others condemned his action as unbound from public health needs. How will this divide between Northern and Southern state play out? Issue two: Green Card Hold After flirting with a much broader immigration ban, President Trump signed an executive order this week banning new green card admissions for 60 days. The ban does not apply to existing green card holders or to temporary workers. Is this about the November election or is this about protecting American jobs in the specific condition of the Coronavirus crisis? Issue three: Iran tensions and China lawsuits President Trump responded to rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is critically ill. No one has confirmed those rumors, but other international tensions are also brewing. What do we think of this situation? Plus: predictions Twitter YouTube facebook

40 MINAPR 25
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A Divide Between Northern and Southern States, A Green Card Hold & Is Tension Building with Iraq?

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