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October 26, 2023
Pod Save America
What’s a Mike Johnson?

In This Episode

And the winner of the House Speaker showdown is … Congressman Mike Johnson! You probably haven’t heard of him, but his resume will sound familiar: election denial, a thirst to end Medicare and Social Security as we know them, a fondness for national abortion bans, and a desire to criminalize gay marriage, among many more MAGA favorites. Former Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann joins the show to break down Donald Trump’s week of bad legal news. And then: President Biden is about to face a new primary opponent. Should he be worried?


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  • Bloomberg: Republican Speaker Nominee Mike Johnson Has a Plan to Avoid a November Shutdown 
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