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As this weirdest of years lurches on, I want to thank all of you around the world who swing by here each day, whether seeking insight into our crisis or seeking escape. This is the part of the line-up that does both, we hope - so welcome to Episode ...

Cuomo Courts the 1 Percent

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Former Obama administration deputy attorney general Sally Yates will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning. The Committee chairman, Senator Lindsey Graham, has said her appearance might provide insight into the Russiagate probe — i.e., the Obama administration’s monitoring of Donald Trump and his campaign — as well as into the abuse of FISA-surveillance powers. I suspect the testimony will be a dud, although there is some intrigue to it. Yates became acting attorney general when...

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show, with another update from the Summer of Stupid, plus your way or the Norway, Irish troubles then and now, transitioning from here to there, Campaign 2020 poll musings, Gandhi and Garvey, Hugh Hefner ...
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