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December 05, 2023
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Is a Trump Dictatorship Inevitable?

In This Episode

Donald Trump deflects from his authoritarian impulses by accusing Joe Biden of undermining democracy, while warnings about a second Trump term grow more dire. George Santos gets the boot from Congress while Mike Johnson finds himself in a very similar position to his predecessor Kevin McCarthy. And finally, Strict Scrutiny’s Melissa Murray joins the show to talk about Trump’s flurry of bad legal news.


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  • NYT: Trump’s Defense to Charge That He’s Anti-Democratic? Accuse Biden of It
  • WaPo: Trump attempts to spin anti-democracy, authoritarian criticism against Biden
  • WSJ: A Closer Look at Donald Trump’s Second-Term Agenda
  • WSJ: Trump’s Second-Term Plans: Anti-‘Woke’ University, ‘Freedom Cities’
  • NYT: How Trump and His Allies Plan to Wield Power in 2025
  • WaPo: A Trump dictatorship is increasingly inevitable. We should stop pretending.
  • Atlantic: THE DANGER AHEAD 



  • Punchbowl: NEWS: Senate border talks break down
  • Playbook: Time’s up on Ukraine funding
  • Playbook PM: Senate border talks in limbo
  • USA Today: House Speaker Mike Johnson’s honeymoon period is over. Congress is still bracing for fights.
  • CNN: Johnson moves to corral GOP hardliners as tension grows in ranks
  • WSJ: Mike Johnson Becomes Surprise Champion of More Ukraine Aid
  • Politico: ‘We are out of money’: White House pushes to pass stalled Ukraine aid. Full letter here
  • Punchbowl: House GOP moves ahead with Biden, Mayorkas impeachment probes
  • The Messenger: White House Slams Speaker Johnson for Flip Flop on Impeachment Vote (Exclusive)
  • WSJ: House GOP Moves Toward Formalizing Impeachment Probe of Biden
  • Punchbowl: Mayorkas impeachment effort lingers as GOP targets Biden
  • The Hill: Johnson argues House ‘has duty’ to hold vote on Biden impeachment inquiry
  • CNN: Speaker Johnson says he believes GOP has the votes for Biden impeachment inquiry
  • MSNBC: Mike Johnson has to pretend to care about impeaching BidenBut their patience 
  • Politico: Johnson: Santos expulsion ‘a regrettable day’
  • NYT: How Republicans Split Over Whether to Expel George Santos
  • Axios: GOP tensions run high after House vote to expel George Santos
  • Politico: Speaker Johnson singed by a blast of conservative fury
  • RELATED: National Review: Speaker Mike Johnson’s Weekend in New York