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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 21: New Direction In Afghanistan?

“The Fake News is now complaining about my different types of back to back speeches. Well, their was Afghanistan (somber), the big Rally (enthusiastic, dynamic and fun) and the American Legion – V.A. (respectful and strong). To bad the Dems have no one who can change tones!” – tweets from President Trump, with original typos

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.

On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus talk about these tumultuous topics in the week’s political news:

  • Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is out: Is that good, bad, or ugly?
  • Mar-a-Lago fundraisers are cancelled / Kennedy Center Honors will happen with no Trump
  • DNC and RNC fundraising
  • Trump in the Valley of the Sun: Sen. Jeff Flake and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Then the profs talk about Afghanistan. Will there be new direction in US involvement there, or more of the same? By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!

Party Politics is produced by Dacia ClayEdel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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