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The Senator from Texas is proud of antagonizing even Republican colleagues -- whatever they might call him. We get a profile of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.  

Later on the program, why an avowed liberal thinks the Right went wrong: 

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Katie Cooper
Christine Detz

Ted Cruz: Obstruction as Opportunity 39 MIN, 19 SEC

The Senator from Texas is proud of antagonizing even Republican colleagues -- whatever they might call him. Ted Cruz has filibustered and even shut down the government to demonstrate his refusal to compromise what he calls conservative ideals. We hear about his record in Washington and how he got there.  

Guests:
Dana Milbank, Washington Post (@Milbank)
Robert George, Princeton University (@McCormickProf)
Bob Vander Plaats, Family Leader (@bobvanderplaats)
Wayne Slater, journalist and author (@WayneSlater)

More:
Milbank on Cruz turning on his fellow Republicans

Homo Politicus

Dana Milbank

The GOP's Cycle of Unmet Promises and the Rise of Trump 13 MIN

This year’s presidential campaign is dramatic evidence of a sharp turn taken by the Republican Party 50 years ago. That’s according to E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior columnist with the Washington Post.

Guests:
E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution / Washington Post (@EJDionne)

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Eisenhower's farewell address of January, 1961

Why the Right Went Wrong

E.J. Dionne Jr.

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