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Month: March 2017 (page 1 of 2)

The DMZ: March 30, 2017

With Matt Lewis, on the Republican health care debacle.

Politico Magazine: When Is It OK for Democrats to Work With Trump? A Handy Guide

“In all likelihood, Democrats are going to have to pick their spots. But when is it OK to cooperate with someone who is viewed by most Democrats as the personification of bigotry and a tool of Vladimir Putin? Here is a handy guide for acceptable bipartisanship in Trump’s tempestuous Washington…”

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This Is Not Normal Episode 15: After The Humiliation



Bill Scher and Traci Olsen on the Republican health care debacle and how Democrats may divide over Gorsuch.

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Politico Magazine: Memo to Ivanka: Flex Your West Wing Mojo

“If you have something to say about your dad’s environmental agenda, his budget priorities and his treatment of women and minorities, say it in front of a microphone, rally support from the public, increase your leverage and force his hand. Whispering in his ear doesn’t work…”

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The DMZ: March 22, 2017

With Matt Lewis, on health care, tax reform and Neil Gorsuch.

This Is Not Normal Episode 14: Special Edition With Christine Pelosi



DNC Executive Committee member Christine Pelosi, who is pushing the DNC to reject corporate PAC contributions, joins the podcast to take issue with Bill Scher’s defense of accepting corporate cash … and share her perspective on what’s happening inside the DNC.

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This Is Not Normal Episode 13: Why Everybody Is Sad But Kid Rock



Bill Scher and Traci Olsen ponder whether Republicans are freaking out more than Democrats.

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The DMZ: March 15, 2017

With Matt Lewis, on the CBO and Speaker Paul Ryan’s difficulties.

Politico Magazine: The CBO’s Message to the GOP: You Don’t Have To Do This

“…the CBO says, relax. ‘The market for insurance purchased individually … would probably be stable in most areas under either current law or the legislation.’ In other words, action is a choice…”

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Real Clear Politics: Republicans Will Regret Trashing CBO on Health Bill

“…With all indications pointing to a bad score, Republican leaders are waging a campaign to discredit the CBO. Considering that the Republican Party has long claimed the mantle of fiscal responsibility, the CBO may not be the entity that ends up being discredited…”

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