John Ratcliffe, former Director of National Intelligence and previously a Member of Congress, joins Liberty & Justice with Matt Whitaker. Director Ratcliffe and General Whitaker discuss reducing violent crime in he US, Russia and Ukraine war, lessons from Afghanistan and China's long term plan for world-wide influence. It is a great discussion and worth your time. Watch every episode of Liberty & Justice at Whitaker.tv.SAVE MISSOURI VALUES PAC is this week's show sponsor.On December 22, 2020, in recognition of his national security achievements as both Director of National Intelligence and previously as a Member of Congress, the President awarded Director Ratcliffe the National Security Medal, the nation's highest honor for distinguished achievement in the field of intelligence and national security.The Secretary of Defense also awarded Director Ratcliffe the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal for “playing an integral role in multiple special operations successes and empowering the Secretary of Defense to make fully informed decisions to remove terrorists from the battlefield and keep United States forces and the American people safe.”“I will deliver the unvarnished truth. What anyone wants the intelligence to reflect won't impact the intelligence I deliver. Ever.” Director Ratcliffe during his Confirmation Hearing, May 5, 2020Prior to his nomination and confirmation as DNI, John Ratcliffe served for over five years as the U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Texas. As a Congressman, Director Ratcliffe was a leading policy maker on national security issues as a member of the House Intelligence, Homeland Security and Judiciary committees.Director Ratcliffe authored The United States-Israel Advanced Research Partnership Act, signed into law by President Obama on December 16, 2016, which allowed the U.S. and Israel to collaborate on research and development of cybersecurity technologies for national security purposes. The Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act, authored by Director Ratcliffe and signed into law by President Trump on November 2, 2017, established the National Computer Forensics Institute as a national center for training law enforcement officials on the use of cyber technologies to investigate and secure digital evidence.Prior to serving in Congress, Director Ratcliffe served in the George W. Bush administration from 2004 to 2008, initially appointed as Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas before being named the U.S. Attorney from 2007 to 2008.From 2008 until 2014, Director Ratcliffe was a founding partner with former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft of Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe LLP, a firm providing strategic legal advice on national and international security issues.SAVE MISSOURI VALUES PAC is this week's show sponsor.Matthew G. Whitaker was acting Attorney General of the United States (2018-2019). Prior to becoming acting Attorney General, Mr. Whitaker served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. He was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa by President George W. Bush, serving from 2004-2009. Whitaker was the managing partner of Des Moines based law firm, Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from 2009 until rejoining DOJ in 2017. He was also the Executive Director for FACT, The Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust, an ethics and accountability wFedBiz'5 is Your Definitive Resource to Accelerating Government SalesSeries of 5-minute podcasts designed to help federal contractors find and win businessListen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
Dan Glickman, former Congressman, US Secretary of Agriculture and Chair of the Motion Pictures Association of America, talks about his recent book Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm and at the Movies. Among his insights are the value of experience in local government for those serving in Washington, the importance of bipartisanship, how campaigns went wrong and maintaining a sense of humor.
In the second hour of The Vince Coglianese Show, Vince speaks with Lt Col Allen West, about the unfair attacks on Clarence Thomas and the racist history of the Democratic Party. Matt Rosendale, Congressman representing Montana joins the program to discuss why pride in America is at an all time low. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianese See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In an era where civility is a rare commodity, recalling the way that Dick Swett conducted himself as a US Congressman and later as an Ambassador to Denmark is a reminder that civility, humility and conscience are still honorable and - perhaps even possible again. Dick was elected to the second congressional district seat in congress in 1990 and in 92 he was handily re-elected for another term. The turning point of Dick's political fortunes came in 1994 with the successful passage of the assault weapons ban. Despite the danger to his own career, Dick voted for the measure and it became law. He lost his reelection bid by less than a percentage point. FOLLOWING ON THE HEELS of the ban, there was a decline in gun violence but when the ban was not extended under George W. Bush we reverted to the status quo ante and we all know what that has looked like for our country. In 1998 he was named Ambassador to Denmark by President Bill Clinton a post he held until 2001. In this podcast I speak with Dick Swett about his political journey and his life journey since his act of courage led to the passage of the (temporary) assault weapons ban in 1994 and his razor close loss, fueled by the NRA, in the subsequent election.
Good morning friends! It is Friday and today begins 4th of July weekend. We have a great show for you today. Our guest is Congressman Bill Foster here to talk to us about the Supreme Court, CPF (Community Project Funding) programs and more! Here is today's news: - The Aurora Steam Academy is open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday thru Thursday at APS Training Academy. All activities are free and the summer camp is open to all youth, Kindergarten thru 8th grade. APS Training Academy is located at 105 E. Galena Blvd. For more information visit the city's website here: https://www.aps-traininginstitute.org/courses - Summer At Aurora Regional Fire Museum! There are great events coming up here in downtown Aurora. Free admission, selfie and a lot of Aurora history will be on display. The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board will be in attendance on July 19th. Nicor Gas will be in the house on August 19th. Come on down to the fire museum and celebrate an Aurora gem! - Last but not least, Saturday September 10th is the Kid's Expo, taking place at Phillips Park! This is hosted by State Representative Stephanie Kifowit and will be held from 10 am to 1 pm. This is a free and fun event open to the public and will be held rain or shine. For more information call 630-585-1308. Bring the family out for a good time, we hope to see you there! This was a great episode! We hope you all enjoyed it and found out something new. Have a safe and fun weekend and we'll see you all again Monday. Subscribe to the show on YouTube with this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/GoodMorningAuroraPodcast The second largest city's first daily news podcast is here. Tune in everyday to our FB Live from 8 am to 9 am. Make sure to like and subscribe to stay updated on all things Aurora. Twitter: goodmorningaur1 Instagram: goodmorningaurorail Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6dVweK5Zc4uPVQQ0Fp1vEP... Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../good-morning.../id1513229463 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora #positivevibes #positiveenergy #downtownaurora #kanecountyil #bataviail #genevail #stcharlesil #saintcharlesil #elginil #northaurorail #auroraillinois #auroramedia #auroranews #goodmorning #goodmorningaurora #comedy #news #dailynews #subscribe #youtube #podcast #spotify #positiveenergy #morningnews #morningshow #congress #4thofjuly --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodmorningaurora/support
AMB. PETE HOEKSTRA, former Congressman (1993-2011), Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, former US Ambassador to the Netherlands (2017-2021), Fellow, Center for Security Policy, @Petehoekstra Inspiration for CSP's new "Team B III" report on COVID-19 A preview of "The CCP is at War with America" GEN. (RET.) WILLIAM G. BOYKIN, Executive Vice President, Family Research Council, original Member, U.S. Army's Delta Force, @GenBoykin The politicization of the U.S. intelligence community with respect to COVID-19 U.S. funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology DR. STEVEN HATFILL, M.D., Physician, Virologist and Bio-Weapons Expert, Former Fellow, Oxford University and the National Institutes of Health and the National Research Council, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Analyzing the biological makeup of COVID-19 BRIAN KENNEDY, Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China, President of the American Strategy Group, Senior Fellow and Board Member of the Claremont Institute: Biological warfare as a part of China's "Unrestricted Warfare" program The United States' ignoring of various aspects of China's military buildup KEVIN FREEMAN, Host, Economic War Room, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Author, “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack” and “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again,” Founder, Globaleconomiwarfare.com, @SecretWeaponUSA: Economic impacts of COVID-19 Americans unknowingly investing in the Chinese Communist Party
The Supreme Court has gone rogue. It's radically reduced the right to privacy, the right to bodily autonomy, the right to hold rogue police accountable, the ability of the government to protect the environment, and significantly weakened the wall between church and state--all very much against the wishes of the American people. Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia has a plan to make the court more representative of the people. He joined us to discuss. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message
“No matter what I believe to be true, there always seems to be another side to the question. If you were to put me to the torture, I'd probably confess that this is my analytic ideal: to consider the question from as many relevant perspectives as the mind can hold.” Welcome back to another episode of Made You Think! In this episode, Nat, Neil, and Adil talk about their key takeaways from The Revolt of the Public by Martin Gurri. With technology giving us access to more information than ever, the overall trust level between the public and the governing elite is at an all time low. We cover a wide range of topics including: The relationship between sources of information and their level of authority Nihilism resulting from a lack of trust in authority and the current system How cancel culture may keep people from taking action on their passions Power relations between the elites and the public The move from criticizing people to criticizing the systems themselves And much more. Please enjoy, and make sure to follow Nat, Neil, and Adil on Twitter and share your thoughts on the episode. Links from the Episode: Mentioned in the show: NASA Begins America's Mars Exploration Approach (30:08) Palmer Luckey - All In Summit (30:41) Anduril (30:55) Manhattan Project (33:38) IRB (34:53) Ben Shapiro's on cancel culture (40:56) National Enquirer (42:02) Nat's thread on taking action (43:25) Roe v Wade (48:31) Occupy movement (55:33) V for Vendetta (1:00:24) Pocket Casts (1:24:34) Stitcher (1:24:34) Books Mentioned: Revolt of the Public Seeing Like a State (0:53) (Book Episode) (Nat's Book Notes) The Fourth Turning (9:03) (Book Episode) The Dictator's Handbook (1:11:33) (Book Episode) (Nat's Book Notes) The Iliad (1:17:39) Chaos Monkeys (1:25:50) People Mentioned: Alex Jones (15:01) Dan Carlin (15:06) Joe Biden (19:14) Donald Trump (19:30) Joe Rogan (21:21) Elon Musk (23:44) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (25:53) Nassim Taleb (29:56) Jason Calacanis (30:50) Neil Ferguson (38:44) Ben Shapiro (40:37) Jeff Bezos (42:00) Greg Abbott (45:30) Beto O'Rourke (52:00) Andrew Yang (52:13) (Episode #47, #48) Antonio García Martínez (1:25:50) Show Topics: 0:43 In today's episode, Nat, Neil, and Adil are discussing Revolt of the Public by Martin Gurri. This will wrap up our crypto series, and if you're interested in more like this, be sure to check out some of our previous episodes! 4:02 Adil goes over some of the core ideas of the book, with one of them being the relationship between sources of information and their authority. When there's fewer sources of information, each source has greater authority. So if there's only one source, they are the sole authority. There's been an increase on news sources, and with so many sources, it opens up more opportunity for contradiction between them. 7:10 Negation; Many elections have been won by negation rather than inspiration. As we gain access to more and more information, it can become harder to trust authority. There's a need for a new system of trust and authority to emerge that can exist within this hyper-access to information we have. 12:09 In the Choices section of the book, there were two parts: 1. What individuals can do 2. What government can do. Gurri frames our current paradigms around authority as being emergent from the Industrial Age. When the public needs answers, they turn to institutions rather than individuals. "That passive mass audience on which so many political and economic institutions depended had itself unbundled, disaggregated, fragmented into what I call vital communities: groups of wildly disparate size gathered organically around a shared interest or theme." 16:33 How can you influence people in a subtle way? Adil makes a pyramid analogy, where the elites are at the top and the public is at the bottom. The elites are interested in increasing the distance between the top and the bottom, however the author argues that in order to succeed in the age of the Revolt of the Public, you actually need to reduce that space. "The quality that sets the true elites apart – that bestows authority on their actions and expressions – isn't power, or wealth, or education, or even peruasiveness. It's integrity in life and work. A healthy society is one in which such exemplary types draw the public toward them purely by the force of their example. Without compulsion, ordinary persons aspire to resemble the extraordinary, not superficially but fundamentally, because they wish to partake of superior models of being or doing." In the Industrial Age, it was common to believe that politicians and CEOs were super-people, but as we got more access to information, we became more aware that people aren't super-people, and that everyone is human. 20:46 It's not a matter of whether elites are good or bad, there's tradeoffs to having a society that leans more towards the elite side vs. public side. 26:37 The last chapter of the book is an updated edition, speaking on Trump and how he is in a way, the ultimate nihilistic politician. Reducing your distance from the public as a political figure helps you sell your story more. It's also about the way that you tell your story. Failing governments vs. failing companies- What's the difference? 32:34 Lack of big national projects in our lifetime. One big project was the Covid vaccine, but it wasn't the government that implemented this project. 33:59 The threshold for what's acceptable in research has changed since the 1970s, so there's a lot of work that we wouldn't be able to do now that may have been allowed decades ago. A lot of what politicians and other public figures do is almost immediately knowable due to technology and the speed at which news travels. A possible consequence of this could be fear of taking action. When we get to a point of wanting to take action, we may worry about things that we've done in the past that would be resurfaced. 40:03 Cancel culture. If you want to become a positive leader, negative things coming out can hurt you. By acknowledging your faults or even getting ahead of it, you can deflate some of the claims made. 43:04 Many people don't take action on something that they're passionate about. By posting about it, it takes away the felt need to act on it. It feels as if you've already acted on it, and the job is done. A protest may not convince people to change their mind that much, but a lot of the power comes from reminding politicians that they work for us, and also serves as a release of anger. Democracies have led to this tendency for politicians to promise more than they can deliver, and the public will vote for the politicians that promise to deliver the most, regardless of the amount of faith they have that they can execute those promises. 48:05 There's room for either political party to step up and bridge the gap on big issues, especially with with the recent Roe v Wade decision. 53:04 Covid's role in the Revolt of the Public. It changed our relationship with government authority. During this period of time, for many people it was the first time they really felt the presence of government in their life. 55:27 The book has a section about mass protest movements in the US and Europe. The citizens taking place in the protests are generally in the middle or upper-middle class, college-educated, and not actually the ones struggling in society. 59:10 Nihilism as a threat to democratic institutions. As institutions leak credibility and legitimacy, the blame shifts from individuals in the system (such as bad politicians and leaders) to the system. This results in lack of trust of authority, and in turn, people want to destroy everything to feel like there is progress being made in some type of way. 1:04:10 If you could implement one policy what would it be? Adil shares an idea of subsidizing exit costs from one state to another, where if someone wanted to move out of their state, they'd be provided with services and support. This would allow states to see the numbers of people staying and leaving, and there's consequences for passing unfavorable legislature. Nat's idea would be to have government agencies to cut their budgets by 90% for one year. A lot of the problems that exist in our country stem from financial irresponsibility. Neil shared that he would make Congress 10x larger while making it a part time, work from home job. The number of influential people in Congress is so small that it's easy to bribe them with their district. Initially, being a Congressman wasn't initially a full time job, as most had other roles and they just happened to serve in Congress too. They were more in touch with how people lived. 1:15:38 Nat shares a new technique he's using to track books he reads. He jots the date that he started reading the book with some notes about what's going on in life at the time. When finished, he will write in the book what book he's reading next. Over the years, the books will be networked together in physical form. 1:17:12 This concludes the crypto/libertarian series on Made You Think! The next book we're reading is The Iliad. We're using Tommy Collison's Great Books List to guide future episodes, and we're expanding it to encompass a wider range of books. Got any suggestions of books to add? Let us know! If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by leaving a review on iTunes and tell a friend. As always, let us know if you have any book recommendations! You can say hi to us on Twitter @TheRealNeilS, @adilmajid, @nateliason and share your thoughts on this episode. You can now support Made You Think using the Value-for-Value feature of Podcasting 2.0. This means you can directly tip the co-hosts in BTC with minimal transaction fees. To get started, simply download a podcast app (like Fountain or Breez) that supports Value-for-Value and send some BTC to your in-app wallet. 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The Biden Administration wanted to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy and SCOTUS has allowed it to happen. Biden also is coming after your guns and the fight over the 2nd Amendment continues.
This week on RED-C Roundup our host Pam Marvin interviewed United States Congressman, Pete Sessions. Pam and Congressman Sessions first spoke about his life background growing up in the San Antonio, Texas area and into his college years. The conversation continued into his career life and how he became involved in politics and running for public office. Pam then had Congressman Sessions speak about his current role as a congressman and multiple different current topics that affect people of faith: redistricting, the first and second amendments, religious freedom, pro-life legal issues, immigration, and drug trafficking. Finally, a discussion of living a life of faith in the public square was held, and how our lives of faith should guide us in all we do.
Congressman Kevin Brady, of Texas' 8th district is the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means committee. He's here to discuss the economy, rising recession risks, and Republican proposals to combat inflation while President Biden still doesn't have any that won't make it even worse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The latest allegations against Donald Trump attacking secret service are being refuted across the board. The calls for Mayorkas to step down are growing and Congressman Andy Biggs shares his thoughts on both topics.
Introducing 1972, a brand new show from Fable & Folly! We hear the powerful voices of Angela Davis and Shirley Chisholm, the two women who launched a national and international movement of liberation. We witness the series of events that causes Davis to flee California. Written and directed by Yhane Washington Smith. First two episodes out now - search your podcatcher for more of 1972! Content Warning: This episode includes a depiction of police gun violence. We hear the powerful voices of Angela Davis and Shirley Chisholm, the two women who launched a national and international movement of liberation. We witness the series of events that causes Davis to flee California. Featuring in order of appearance: T.H. Ponders Ebonie Ellington as Shirley Chisholm, Emilio Smith as Jonathan Jackson, Jac'leen Smith as Angela Davis, Tom Smith, Isaiah Mueller as McClain and Conrad Chisholm, Jordan Stillman, Nina Smith, Shawn Regruto, Peter Kiley as Governor Ronald Reagan, Joshua Rubino as Edgar Hoover, Michael Minard as News Reporter, Jeanette Berry as Fania Davis, Steven Hylton as David, D. Rubin Green as the Congressman, Jimmy Mehiel as President Nixon., Sound Design by Xperience J., Editor, Producer, Sound Recording Engineer - T.H. Ponders, Art by Neville Harvey Written and directed by Yhane Washington Smith Support the show by purchasing an Angela Davis and/or Shirley Chisholm notebook! Go to Blackbirdletterpress.com Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Running in the Democratic primary for Attorney General, Congressman and former lieutenant governor Anthony Brown says his top priority would be cut crime, using the office's organized-crime unit to go after drug rings, and forestalling repeat offenders by getting them job training, drug treatment and other services the first time they're locked up. He said he'll also focus on consumer rights and civil rights -- and he sees a big role for Maryland's attorney general in making sure women blocked from getting an abortion in other states are protected if they come to Maryland: "There will be efforts by Texas officials to extradite either these women or a Maryland provider as part of a criminal prosecution in Texas, and as the Attorney General, I'm going to resist those efforts." Check out Brown's campaign website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With tensions rising between liberal democracies and authoritarian regimes around the world, many Americans are looking to Congress to see how America can keep its technological and innovation edge. Rep. Ami Bera joins the podcast to talk about the COMPETES Act and USICA, two bills aiming to do just that. What's in these bills? Are they too bloated for their own good? Will they help the US compete with China? We discuss all this and more with Rep. Bera as COMPETES makes it way through the conference committee and into law. To make sure you hear every episode, join our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/neoliberalproject. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, our sticker-of-the-month club, and our insider Slack. Become a supporter today! Got questions for the Neoliberal Podcast? Send them to email@example.com Follow us at: https://twitter.com/ne0liberal https://www.instagram.com/neoliberalproject/ https://www.twitch.tv/neoliberalproject Join a local chapter at https://neoliberalproject.org/join
Primary Day is less than 24 hours away, and candidates are doing the rounds, giving their final pitches. The Republicans in the running for Utah's Congressional District 1, Tina Cannon, Andrew Badger, and Congressman Blake Moore, spoke to Inside Sources today and delivered their last message to voters before the election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ICYMI: on Mobile Mornings Dan Brennan and Dalton Orwig talked to Congressman Jerry Carl about his no vote on the gun bill. He talked about what he was worried about with this bill, the red flag law, mental illness and school safety.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case that established abortion as a constitutional right. Utah Congressman John Curtis joined the show to share his reaction and break down what we can expect at the federal level in the coming days and weeks. Guest Hosts: Cate Klundt and Scott Simpson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia joins Cam to talk about his new RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act, which would remove ALL federal taxes on firearms and ammunition, including the $200 tax stamp for NFA items.
Gearing up for the Green River Festival in Greenfield. Revisiting some great memories and hearing about some of your favorite performances there in years past. Mr. Universe on the importance of Ms. Marvel and the assassination of nuclear scientists. Congressman McGovern on why he, as a staunch anti-war Congressman, continues to support funding for weapons for Ukraine. Expresso excetera on the Chaise Longue with the Word Nerd.
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Today's episode is with U.S. Congressman (D-MA 6th District) and Marine veteran Seth Moulton. We connected with the Congressman after we spoke with Said Noor, the Afghani American U.S. Army Veteran who's episode we released last week. Said's mom and siblings were able to get out of Afghanistan about the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in August 2021, thanks in large part to Congressman Moulton and his team, including Director of Constituent Services Neesha Suarez, who worked with Said and U.S. military on the ground in Afghanistan to get to them safety. We spoke with Congressman Moulton not only about Said and how he and his team helped Said's family, but more generally about service, about his pivot to public service back in college, and how that has stayed with him ever since, always trying to do the right thing.###If you are your loved one is experiencing any emotional, mental health struggles, you are not alone and please contact Home Base at (617) 724-5202, or visit www.homebase.org.Sign up to join us in person or virtually for the 13th Annual Run to Home Base at runtohomebase.org.Theme music for Home Base Nation: "Rolling the tree" by The Butler FrogsAdditional music in today's episode: "A Gentle Transition" by Immersive Music, purchased and licensed through Premium Beat.Follow Home Base on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedInThe Home Base Nation Team is Steve Monaco, Maureen Roderick, Laurie Gallagher, Karianne Kraus, Lucy Little, Taylor Orlando, with COO Michael Allard, Brigadier General Jack Hammond, and Peter Smyth.Producer and Host: Dr. Ron HirschbergProducer, Sound, Editor: Lucy LittleChairman, Home Base Media Lab: Peter SmythHome Base Nation is the official podcast of Home Base Program for Veterans and Military Families, a partnership of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Red Sox Foundation. To learn more and connect with us at Home Base Nation: www.homebase.org/homebasenation. To Donate to Home Base where every dollar goes to the care of veterans and military families that is cost to them, go to: www.homebase.org/donate.The views expressed by guests to the Home Base Nation podcast are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by guests are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Home Base, the Red Sox Foundation or any of its officials.
This is a fiery episode. Veterans lungs are on fire. America's forests are on fire. Our conversations are on fire. Children and black people and LGBTQ people are UNDER FIRE. The United States is on fire. Our country is burning… in ways big and small. And the country is dying, literally, for leaders who can run into the fires, put them out with solutions, and help us find a path through the damage and through the smoke to better days. That's what the Ukrainian people have now in Zelensky. And that's what America is thirsting for this summer. As radicals and weaklings hijack and dominate our politics, America is looking for leaders with common sense that can break through. Leaders who can speak the truth, understand the moment, and channel the emotion. And especially, the anger and disappointment of this moment. But will a populist leader emerge to fight all our fires? How did the fire of Trumpism start in the first place? Where is it burning hottest now? Will the new Congressional gun bill fuel it? Who can throw water on it? Can it be put out? Who's gonna be America's fire brigade? Who's gonna be our hero? Are independents the answer? We're gonna dig into all of it with a man who is now a political firefighter of sorts. But was once a political arsonist. A self-proclaimed reformed political gang-banger. And the perfect person to talk to about all this–and much more. Former GOP Tea Party Congressman from Illinois Turned Anti-Trumper Independent, Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom). Walsh was once a star in the GOP. A Tea Party darling. A bomb-throwing, punch-thrower who started out as a social worker outside Chicago, who took a shot at acting, and went on to become a key figure in the social movement that became a wave of Tea Party Congressional victories in 2010. He said crazy shit, insulted many, and ran nasty races. And then he lost in 2012 to Iraq war veteran and Democrat Tammy Duckworth. And after that, he launched into a media career, hosted a talk radio show, stirred up controversy, stood for positions he believed in, and stayed in the arena. And in 2018, he turned against Donald Trump, calling him "a danger to this country." And in 2019, Joe Walsh decided to run against Trump in the GOP primary. It didn't last long. In February, 2020, Walsh ended his presidential campaign after getting only 1% of the vote in Iowa. But he didn't stop battling Trump—or his former party. He's still throwing punches. He's still stirring shit up. He's still fighting for what he believes in. And he's still very much against Donald Trump and his former party that he now calls a cult. A cult he was once a member of. And we get into all of it in this pod. Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the most important news stories–and offers light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It's independent content for independent Americans. And delivers a healing dose of the Righteous Media 5 Is: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. Stay vigilant, America. -Get extra content, connect with guests, attend exclusive events, get merch discounts and support this critical show that speaks truth to power by joining our IA community on Patreon. -Watch video of Joe and Paul's conversation here. -Find us on social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us. -Check the hashtag #LookForTheHelpers on Twitter. And share yours. -Also check out other Righteous Media podcasts including the B Dorm Podcast, The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra and Uncle Montel - The OG of Weed. Independent Americans is powered by Righteous Media. Righteous is an independent, American, Veteran-owned and led content company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida joins Cam to discuss the details of the gun deal reached by the Senate and his objections, as well as what he believes can and should be done to prevent attacks like the horrific murders at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas without letting our emotions override our logic, common sense, and Constitution.
We discuss the lead up to the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, Greiten's ad, and more Our Guests Are: Liz Yore, Mike Davis, John Solomon, Rudy Giuliani, Eric Greitens Stay ahead of the censors - Join us warroom.org/join Aired On: 6/21/2022 Watch: On the Web: http://www.warroom.org On Gettr: @WarRoom On Podcast: http://warroom.ctcin.bio On TV: PlutoTV Channel 240, Dish Channel 219, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV or on https://AmericasVoice.news. #news #politics #realnews