On day 30 of government shutdown and day 11 of a total media blackout on the status of RBG, McFeels and Halberstram breakdown the latest on the political machinations, including Trump's rejected pro forma offer to Democrats as a box-checking exercise meant to shift additional blame to the Dems for the shutdown as federal employees are set to receive a second round of $0 paychecks in the week ahead. Then it's onto next steps Trump must take or risk political suicide, the SOTU showdown (continued), Mueller-Buzzfeed dust-up, Chris Christie op-ed on Jared Kushner, Dems' Mea Culpa 2020, Gavin Threat Level Yellow, and more news from Zimbabwe. If it's Sunday, it's FTN!
McFeels and Halberstram look ahead to the SOTU showdown between Trump and Pelosi before pivoting to the anonymous op-ed penned by a senior Trump admin official in the Daily Caller, a quick recap of the third way we "discovered" Trump can use to build the wall without Congress (be sure to check out the FTN Focus: Third Way Wall Positionism for more details), Steve King under fire, Barr confirmation hearings, Viva Club Gitmo!, and AOC's dustup with Trump. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!Get behind the paywall to access the show!
After trawling the depths of somewhat obscure and infrequently cited U.S. law, McFeels and Ethnarch take a quick 56 minute deep dive into what we may have "discovered" as a possible third extra-legislative way Trump could build the wall without the need to either declare an emergency or invoke the Insurrection Act, though these first two options are certainly still viable. At first it seemed too good to be true, but we checked, triple-checked, and sat on it for a week before deciding to roll out our proposal in this special edition of FTN Focus.
On day 23 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, McFeels and Halberstram are here to cut through a full spectrum of bullshit narratives proffered by the J-Left media, Dems, and the Republican establishment to give you their latest searing takes, including some redbarring on forthcoming H-1B rule changes, the great (employment) replacement, Ginsburg's prognosis, Kristol's neocon reprisal, carrot and sticking AOC, Schumer's mask slipping, hamstringing Bernie Sanders, and a trip to the Zimbabwe Golden Corral. If it's Sunday, it's FTN!
McFeels and Halberstram react to the reaction to Trump's prime time speech (precisely what we requested!) and its broader context in the shutdown fight, Chuck and Nancy's bad optics hari-kari hostage tape, media fact-checkers in a tailspin, the merits of emergency declarations vs. insurrection invocations, why Mattis' ouster was essential, and the wonders of Little Mogadishu. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!Get behind the paywall to access the show!
In the first Sunday FTN of 2019, McFeels and Halberstram take a moment to review the progress made in 2018 before issuing a call to action for the fight that began in 2018 and has carried over into the current year. After succeeding at closing down the government a few days before Christmas, it is a fight that we must all see through to fruition - as long as it takes. Then it's on to the Democratic House's first big day out on Friday, single-payer showdown, H.R. 1 teaser, and bobbing for donors in the 2020 Democratic primary fight. If it's Sunday, it's FTN!
McFeels and Halberstram kick off 2019 with hot takes on the shutdown and where it's headed, Trump's leverage on Pelosi, Border Patrol corruption, feckless Mitt Romney's attempt to resuscitate the GOPe, and the Women's March implosion. If it's Thursday, it's FTN!
All Hands on Deck: The number one priority in the next 24 hours is to maintain pressure on the White House and Mitch McConnell's office.
The jam-packed last episode of FTN in the year 2018 has arrived. In the first half of a nearly 3 hour episode, McFeels and Halberstram talk shutdown trajectory, the strategic importance of Trump's Iraq visit, Mollie Tibbitts' mom, DemSoWhite, and more followed by McFeels, Jayoh, and Chris aka Spicci Martin in the second half to take a look back at the past year's events in Europe and a look ahead to what's coming in 2019. If it's Sunday, it's FTN!
McFeels and Ethnarch react to the past 24 hours of news, bringing you the latest on the shutdown showdown, military withdrawal, McFeels' Twitter suspension, Ginsburg, and SCOTUS (non)rulings before a white-pilled Europa Report and pivoting to our White Christmas Wish List Deep-Dive in the second half. If it's Saturday, it's FTN!
A still sick McFeels sifts through the wreckage of the most black-pilling week on record with Halberstram. Apologies in advance for Jazz's potato sounding audio and delayed release - every attempt was made to salvage the audio and it was decided to just roll with it rather than delay 24 more hours and re-record. If it's Thursday afternoon, it's FTN!
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