The Trump Effect is a good thing. We should be enjoying this, the fight we have been waiting for. This is the turmoil we need. We consider David Danford's latest article in American Greatness. It's not chaos -- it's just "what politics looks like." Be of good cheer. And when every day in America feels like the Ides of March, it becomes all the more important for President Trump to prevail. "He must win," writes Conrad Black. But what if the Deep State does knock Trump out of office? Playing with fire, we say. Dangerous, shortsighted contempt for the American people. Meanwhile, Rep. Devin Nunes outlines the Obama Administration's unlawful "unmasking" of hundreds of American citizens during Obama's last year in office. Surveilling Obama's political opponents? Professor Stephen Cohen describes a surreptitious "intelligence operation run against Trump." The Russian history scholar calls it "Intel-Gate." Plus, Trump takes on Sanctuary Cities in a high-energy rally in Youngstown, Ohio -- and the raucous crowd lets CNN know how it feels about Fake News. With Listener Calls & Music via Social Distortion, Jethro Tull and Hank Williams, Sr.
The Awan Brothers and Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Scandal Growing. We discuss with guest Jennifer Kerns of the Washington Examiner. Why is Wasserman Schultz ducking the media? Who is Imran Awan, her former IT staffer? And why was Awan arrested in Dulles Airport while trying to flee to Pakistan? We review related commentary from Maria Bartiromo, RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. The final, bitter upending of the Russian Meme? Also, we explore the dark arts of Fusion GPS, a "despicably greedy" smear-machine founded by Glenn Simpson. Plus, notes on the wild week of Anthony Scaramucci. Can AG Jeff Sessions step it up a notch? Time to go on offense -- to become the hunter, instead of the huntee. With Listener Calls & Music via Zara Larsson, Journey and Pogo.
President Trump setting White House free from Useless Republican Establishment. GOP Base looking for reasons to stay with GOPe. Finding any? We blame John McCain for saving Obamacare, even as he tells "bombastic loudmouths" on the radio to "go to hell." Reince Priebus resigns as Chief of Staff, General John Kelly takes over. Could AG Jeff Sessions be moved to Department of Homeland Security? Why did Robert Mueller deliver 10 grams of Highly Enriched Uranium to Moscow in 2009? Open Borders Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump's GOP has now "given in to nativism." Meanwhile, in Sanctuary City Portland, an illegal immigrant is accused of sexual assault -- after his 2016 release from jail, and after having been deported 20 times. Kellyanne Conway says of fading Russian Collusion allegations: "We were promised the next Watergate. We don't even have water polo. We don't have a watermelon." With Listener Calls & Music via Billy Preston, Tracy Chapman and Dwight Yoakam.
Republican Establishment Dropping the Ball. On "Day 201" of the Trump Administration, we review Speaker Paul Ryan's sadly botched "200 Day Plan." Why aren't Congressional Republicans getting much done? Is it merely incompetence -- or actual malfeasance? Callers offer strong opinions. President Trump chides Senator Dean Heller's reluctance to repeal Obamacare: "He wants to remain a Senator, doesn't he?" Meanwhile, we ask: Should President Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller? We consider the pros & cons of such a move. Also, rudderless Democrats propose new branding for their party. To the guffaws of their own base, they suggest "A Better Deal" as their new theme. Yes, more Focus Group Fluff. No progress, apparently, on their progressive messaging. Plus, we outline the priorities of a "sovereign" American nation. Capitalism works better within defined boundaries, and may become counterproductive under the "globalist" scenario. Doctors With Borders. With Listener Calls & Music via Sarah Evans, K.D. Lang, Van Halen and Sigrid of Norway.