Beltway Update with Jennifer Kerns. How problematic is the chaos in the GOP right now? Lamentably bad, or possibly surprisingly good? Has the House Freedom Caucus gone too far this time? Why did Kevin McCarthy drop out of the race? Would Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, or Marsha Blackburn be a good choice for Speaker? Is principled GOP assertiveness in the House necessarily a bad thing? Is there a way to move beyond the "government shutdown" discourse in the media? Notes on Donald Trump's dominating impact on all things GOP. Where is this going? Also, a look at Hillary Clinton's ongoing difficulties on the campaign trail, including her recent amazing flip-flop on the TPP trade deal. Trustworthy? Integrity? What to expect from the upcoming Democratic debate. With music and listener calls.
October 11, 2015