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Pop Into Politics

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An everyday citizen keeping politics simple. We all have a responsibility to do the right thing and stay engaged. "Pop" into Politics every Monday for a few takeaways, some laughs, and some pop culture references sprinkled in for good measure.
36 Episodes
S2.E9: Stimulus

S2.E9: Stimulus


The Senate passes its version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.  Is Senator Joe Manchin the new Mitch McConnell? House Democrats have been busy, also passing H.R. 1. Can the bill get through the Senate? 
President Biden is on the cusp of his first legislative achievement as Congress moves closer to passing his stimulus bill. What has the Republican Party been up to in the last 40 days and what are Democrats to do about Andrew Cuomo? 
Governor's Abbott, Cuomo, and Newsom find themselves embroiled in various levels of sacandal. On today's episode, we discuss when does partianship take a back seat to calling out leaders - in either party - who do not do the right thing. 
S2.E6: Twenty Questions!

S2.E6: Twenty Questions!


Different political issues of the day are discussed through a game of Twenty Questions. 
President Biden and Democrats move ahead with plans for a stimulus plan - without Republican support. House Democrats remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees. Trump's Impeachment Trial begins Tuesday. 
S2.E4: The Enemy Is Within

S2.E4: The Enemy Is Within


Relations between the two parties continue to deteroriate in the House of Representatives. What should be done with radical members like Marjorie Taylor Green? Thoughts on the pending Impeachment Trial, the appropiate time for unity, and thoughts on next steps for the Biden admistration round out the episode. 
Joseph R. Biden, Jr.  is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. America's Republic lives to see another day, but how does the nation address the segment of the population living in a misinformation fog machine? Alex joins the podcast to discuss this and what a Biden agenda should look like moving forward. 
President Trump's lawlessness helps him make American history. What's to be made of the ten Republicans who grew spines and voted with the Democrats for impeachment? Do they deserve credit for their historic votes, or is it too little too late? The on-going COVID-19 crisis and President-elect Joe Biden's priorities upon taking office round out the episode. 
S2.E1: Insurrection

S2.E1: Insurrection


The President's incitement of a riot at the Capitol and Democrats taking control of the Senate are discussed. What should Joe Biden's priorities be upon taking office and what can he realistically achieve?
The last episode of Season One of Pop into Politics ends, with Season Two scheduled to begin on January 11, 2021. The final episode of the season delves into the current Relief Bill negotiations, Trump's inability to know when to fold them, the Georgia run-offs, and the myriad of problems Joe Biden faces entering office in 2021. 
Trump's being Trump - a loser. All eyes remain on Georgia in comedic fashion. Millions of Amercians are hurting - the usual. But what's the consequence for some people while Washington squabbles about one billion here or another there? A story of Kolbi's interaction with two people digs into that and how we all should start making our political decisions. 
The current occupant in the White House finds himself embroiled in another scandal, which seems like a good time as any stroll down memory lane of other scandals in the Trump area. Lastly, things could be looking up for Democrats in the January 5th Georgia run-offs. 
The current occupant of the White House refuses to acknowledge the inevitable. All eyes are now on Georgia and what lessons should Democrats learn from the 2020 election? 
Joe Biden is President-elect, but President Trump refuses to concede or acknowledge the win - does it matter? Meanwhile, Republicans continue to openly discuss their desire to disenfranchise voters. 
S1.E22: Deep Breaths

S1.E22: Deep Breaths


Joe Biden is President-Elect of the United States, but what a week for America! Today's episode dives into the 2020 Election results and what lessons Democrats and Republicans can take from the returns. 
In the last Pop into Politics episode before Election Day, expectations on what lies ahead in the days and weeks is discussed. Polls show Joe Biden winning, but is the race tighter than it appears? What's happened to Mitch McConnell's hands? Why is Lindsay Graham begging for coins? Has Susan Collins done enough tap dancing to keep her seat? A rundown of various Senate races closes out the episode. 
Donald Trump and Joe Biden had their last Presidential Debate without it ending in a wrestling match (imagine that), while more than 50 million Americans have voted early. Prominent rappers are supporting Trump and the race for the Senate are also discussed this episode. 
Ashley rejoins the podcast to discuss Amy Coney Barrett's unfortunate Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing, as well as if the pro-choice movement has defended reproductive rights in the wrong way by fighting on conservative terms. Also, can America really consider itself pro-life? Lastly, the dueling Biden and Trump Town Halls and the on-going Covid-19 crisis are discussed. 
S1.E18: Fly Into Focus

S1.E18: Fly Into Focus


Hospital parades! Flies! Mike Pence's diseased eye! Kamala giving you the side eye! Debates! A plague ridden President Trump on the Truman Balcony doing his best version of Evita! Murder plots! Whoa, what a week! We cover it all in today's episode, while closing with what all Americans need to focus on. 
Alex joins the podcast to discuss last week's farce of a debate, news about the President's taxes, and the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Did Joe Biden do enough to describe Republican hypocrisy surrounding the Supreme Court? The latest on the Breonna Taylor case, Black Voters for Trump, and the 1994 Crime Bill are also discussed.
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