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How Will Democrats Blow It In 2020?

What’s the real problem for the Democrats heading into 2020? Is the longer Biden delays his presidential run the less likely he’ll be successful? How do mainstream Democrats feel with Bernie Sanders becoming a leader in their party? Former intelligence analyst and longtime Democrat party activist, Ted Van Dyke joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Preparing For Government Shutdown Part 2

Should Howard Schultz be taken seriously as an independent candidate for President? Is it a competition to be the biggest identity politics’ candidate amongst the Democrats? Can Trump recover from the partial shutdown? Will his reelection be put in jeopardy if he doesn’t get the wall? Editor of the New Criterion, Roger Kimball joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Who Will Fold First?

Why not just reopen the fraction of the government currently furloughed and continue negotiating on border security funding? Does either side have an incentive to give in? New Democrat congresswoman like Ocasio-Cortez and Talib generate headlines but are they representative of the party at large? Does the longer the shutdown go on the more leverage Trump gains? Is anyone going to challenge the president in a 2020 primary? Editor of Washington Free Beacon, Matthew Continetti joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Hillary Clinton: The Republican’s Secret Weapon

Will more suburban women ultimately vote GOP than the pollsters think? Does the electorate believe Hillary Clinton is liability to the Democrats? Should you vote with your head or emotions? Is identity politics shaming finally coming to a head? Author and culture critic, Suzanne Venker joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Results of Machine Politics

How has the state’s political culture impacted voters’ faith in politicians? How has machine politics affected the way in which political messages are received? Upstream Ideas asked voters in Elmhurst to Follow the Logic.

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Following The Money In Illinois Politics

AFSCME, Illinois' largest public sector union, just donated $767,000 to House Speaker Mike Madigan – money that Madigan will be ready to disperse to Democratic legislative candidates across the state. And in turn, if elected, those candidates will vote for him as Speaker. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes break down how that special interest money has made Democrat lawmakers obey Madigan's every word. They also discuss the results of a new statewide poll showing that more than half of current Illinoisans are considering leaving the state, and that Gov. Bruce Rauner's re-election chances are slim to none.

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Democrats Embrace Socialism

Gallup finds a majority of Democrats embrace socialism, but the rest of the country doesn’t feel the same. What is the focus of the Republicans’ message going into November: the possibility of Speaker Nancy Pelosi or the mindless socialists led by Ocasio-Cortez? Is Trump’s constant sideshows and lack of impulse control cause for concern in the midterms? Columnist for National Review, John Fund joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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No Punishment For Wasserman-Shultz IT Staffer

Why is the Democrat IT staffer, Awan, getting a pass from the DOJ and Jeff Sessions? Why did 44 members of Congress exempt the Pakistani staffers from completing a background check? Why did the staffer need a security detail whenever he would travel to Pakistan? The Daily Caller's Luke Rosiak joins Dan and Amy to explain the mysterious underreported case.

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Comey Talks To Sell Books Not To Congress

Is Comey the last honest man he says he is? Why are the very Democrats who criticized him, now trying to defend him? Is Scooter Libby deserving of his potential pardon by President Trump? Retired Intel Officer, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Flailing Russian Collusion Allegations

Are the New York Times’ efforts to save its flailing collusion tale succeeding? With the dossier story not going away, will it force the FBI to answer more questions? If collusion is not in and of itself a crime, what are the possible impeachment grounds? Can the FBI recover its reputation or should the Democrats pushing for impeachment be more worried about their credibility?  Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney and Contributing Editor at National Review, Andrew McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Dinesh D'Souza On Combatting The Tactics Of The Left

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has produced several works over the years exposing tactics and lies on the left. On this edition of "Against the Current," Dan Proft sits down with D'Souza to talk about many of his recent films – which took in-depth looks at both former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton – as well as D'Souza's new book "The Big Lie." Proft and D'Souza discuss the links between progressive, socialist and fascist ideologies, and how conservatives can push back on them.

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The Unraveling Of The Political Parties

Are both Republicans and Democrats finished? Are Democrats going to shift from identity politics to economic justice for all as suggested by John Judis? Instead of the parties adapting, are they going to be taken over? Have the parties diluted their brand? Fox News Contributor and former Howard Dean campaign manager, Joe Trippi joins Dan and Amy to discuss the fate of the two major political parties.

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Have You Seen The Other Guys

The idea-free, identity-obsessed Democrat Party launched their new slogan: "Have You Seen The Other Guy." Has the left lost its mind? Is the Democrat Party lurching left? Is Bernie Sanders the new face of the Party? What are President Trump's chances for reelection? Dan and John Kass posed these questions and more to Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, Fox News contributor and author of “Lincoln Unbound.”

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