In the News with Mike Dakkak
By Mike Dakkak
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In the News is a political podcast that covers politics, culture and current events. We don’t cover political news from the liberal or conservative, Republican or Democratic points of view. Rather we present political news from an Independent point of view. We aim to educate listeners on the issues of the day by giving background on the topics and explaining how the political debate of the nation stands to impact our daily lives.
||CleanPresident Liar||The President has flip-flopped on many issues in recent days, reversing himself on issues that he was pretty outspoken about during the campaign. There is also the ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and Trump campaign officials.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Nuclear||The Senate recently changed the number of votes necessary to confirm a Supreme Court Justice from 60 to 51. What are the lessons to be drawn from the filibuster and where does the change leave the Senate? We discuss in today’s episode.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUseful Idiots||Russia attacked the US presidential election by hacking into government systems and leaking the information online. The weapons used in the campaign were powerful and effective. But were the most powerful and effective weapons used you and I?||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealthy Taxes||The Republican plan to replace Obamacare would leave 24 million more Americans uninsured than under Obamacare. It would raise premiums on many older and sicker Americans. It was opposed by just about every major health organization in the country as ...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSoft Power||Donald Trump first budget proposes cuts to the State Department budget that are on the order of 28% and increases the defense budget by commensurate amounts. Is this the best use of our money? We attempt to answer in today’s episode.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMillions of Headlines||Headlines are coming at us a rapid pace these days. In this episode, we talk about a few and discuss the importance of remaining engaged.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMuslim Ban 2.0||President Trump signed a new executive order that banned immigrants from 6 majority-Muslim countries, replacing a previous order that was stricken down by the courts. This one is a little more logical and addresses specific legal concerns that the cou...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoot and Branch||Republicans have been promising for the better part of 7 years to repeal Obamacare should they get the chance. But voters have other ideas. What’s the Republican plan for dealing with the repealing and replacing of the health care law?||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalls and Leaks||Michael Flynn was forced to resign as National Security Advisor recently over calls he made to a Russian Ambassador. Donald Trump recently stated that the real story on the issue is the leaks coming out of his administration, not the calls themselves.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTea Party Redux||Protest groups have sprung up on the left aimed at stopping the agenda of Donald Trump. The groups employ many of the same tactics used by the Tea Party when they first organized back in 2009/2010. The tactics are effective.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It's one of the political podcasts I enjoy
Most political podcasts aren't very good. This one is very good. The host is not cocky, he's very moderate and keeps it to the news, and I like that. He isn't boring and keeps it interesting. The show length is just enough, 30 minutes is fantastic.
One thing that needs to be improved is schedule. I don't know when the next episode will be published. Improve on this and you're golden.