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Podcast 197: European Politics, Democrats’ Post-Debate Panic, and Mexico Drug Cartels with Henry Olsen, Jeff Mason, and Abe Hamadeh

European Politics, Democrats' Post-Debate Panic, and Mexico Drug Cartels with Henry Olsen, Jeff Mason, and Abe Hamadeh
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Podcast 197: European Politics, Democrats' Post-Debate Panic, and Mexico Drug Cartels with Henry Olsen, Jeff Mason, and Abe Hamadeh

Join Chuck and Sam today as they first welcome political analyst Henry Olsen, who weighs in on the recent U.K. and French elections and their implications for America. Then, White House Correspondent for Reuters, Jeff Mason, discusses the Democrats’ post-debate panic and the process to potentially replace Biden. Finally, Abe Hamadeh, former U.S. Army Reserve Captain, Intelligence Officer, Maricopa County prosecutor, and congressional candidate for Arizona’s 8th District, sheds light on how Biden’s economy is impacting the voters in his district and his proposal to classify drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Stay tuned for Kiley’s Corner, where we delve into the mistrial of the Karen Read case and the controversy surrounding a new case in the same town. Plus, Jenna closes the show on a lighthearted note, sharing the latest on the new hot dog eating champion in the Sunshine Moment.

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About our guests:

Henry Olsen is a friend of the show, Political analyst and opinion columnist. He is also host of the Beyond the Polls podcast and author of The Working-Class Republican. Henry Olsen’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and a host of other publications. He is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and has served as a top executive with the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, and the Commonwealth Foundation. Henry also teaches at Catholic University and Hillsdale College, and has taught at Arizona State University and Villanova University.

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters. He has covered the presidencies of Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden and the presidential campaigns of Biden, Trump, Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. He served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association in 2016-2017, leading the press corps in advocating for press freedom in the early days of the Trump administration. His and the WHCA’s work was recognized with Deutsche Welle’s “Freedom of Speech Award.” Jeff has asked pointed questions of domestic and foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. He is a winner of the WHCA’s “Excellence in Presidential News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure” award and co-winner of the Association for Business Journalists’ “Breaking News” award. Jeff began his career in Frankfurt, Germany as a business reporter before being posted to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. Jeff appears regularly on television and radio and teaches political journalism at Georgetown University. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a former Fulbright scholar.

Abe Hamadeh is a former U.S. Army Reserve Captain & Intelligence Officer, Maricopa county prosecutor, and current candidate for Congress in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. 


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