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October 29, 2023
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BONUS: Bourbon & Biden (Live from Louisville!)

In This Episode

Congressman Morgan McGarvey, State Senator Karen Berg, and special guest Perry Bacon Jr. join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live from Louisville! New Speaker of the House (and possible but unproven short king) Mike Johnson’s MAGA bona fides are tested in an interview with Sean Hannity. Kentucky prepares for the November 7th gubernatorial race between Democrat incumbent Andy Beshear and Mitch McConnell mentee, Daniel Cameron. And, Joe Biden gets a primary challenger: Congressman Dean Phillips of Minnesota. Plus, Rep. McGarvey serves up tough questions and samples of the state’s bourbon offerings in a segment called “I’ll Drink the Fifth.”

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Show Notes



  • Speaker Mike Johnson’s Youtube: Speaker Johnson Sits Down with Sean Hannity 
  • Politico: Mike Johnson on Hannity: 12 key lines from the new House speaker’s interview
  • NYT: 9 Takeaways From Mike Johnson’s First Interview as Speaker
  • CNN: What we’re learning about House Speaker Mike Johnson and his demands for government funding
  • NBC: Speaker Mike Johnson has a plan to avoid a shutdown, and the far right is fine with it
  • Politico: Mike Johnson’s Podcast Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Mike Johnson
  • TheHill: House Democrat moves to force vote on censuring Marjorie Taylor Greene NBCNews: New York House Republicans forcing a vote to expel George Santos 
  • NYTimes: Santos Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges, but House May Yet Expel Him
  • APNews: After Biden meeting, new Speaker Johnson says GOP won’t abandon Ukraine but will aid Israel first 
  • Axios: Speaker Johnson on shootings: “Problem is the human heart, not guns”
  • VanityFair: Election Denial, “Sexual Anarchy,” Noah’s Ark: All the Mike Johnson Details We Regret to Inform You Of 



  • Slate: How Is This Guy Winning in Kentucky?
  • WSJ: Daniel Cameron Chases Bluegrass Blue Dog Andy Beshear
  • WaPo: This coal-state Democrat dodges climate talk. It may save his job.
  • AP: In the Kentucky governor’s race, the gun policy debate is both personal and political
  • NBC: Democrats are outspending GOP in the Kentucky governor’s race
  • CNN: Democrats lean into abortion fight in deep-red Kentucky governor’s race
  • Axios: What to know about Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips
  • Politico: Dean Phillips launches bid for president. ‘It could be the end of his political career.’
  • CBSNews: Extended interview: Rep. Dean Phillips announces 2024 presidential bid NBCNews: Rep. Dean Phillips: ‘How am I going to win this? Very simply. American voters’
  • CBS News: X, previously Twitter, reinstates Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips’ campaign account after suspending it
  • Hill: Warning signs flash for Biden in recent polling
  • Politico: Biden camp plays it cool. But Dean Phillips’ bid is on their radar
  • Politico: The real threat Dean Phillips poses to Biden
  • Atlantic: Dean Phillips Has A Warning For Democrats
  • Politico Mag: The Pointlessness of Dean Phillips’ Presidential Campaign
  • Politico Mag: 55 Things You Need to Know About Dean Phillips
  • WaPo: Most Republicans say Trump didn’t even try to overturn the election
  • Gallup: Democrats’ Rating of Biden Slips; Overall Approval at 37%
  • New Republic: No Labels’ Weird, Anti-Democratic Plot to Hand the 2024 Election to Trump