This weekend's results from Nevada and South Carolina created new challenges for presidential candidates and new uncertainties for their political parties. We hear who's hot, who's not and what's happening to set the stage for multiple showdowns just two weeks from tomorrow. Also, Democrats talk a lot about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What about the Republicans? We'll take a look at race politics and American history.
FROM THIS EPISODE
After South Carolina, the New York Times says John McCain is the Republican front-runner, whether he likes it or not. On the Democratic side, after Nevada, Barack Obama is running against two Clintons, rather than just one. Is former "maverick" John McCain now the Republican front-runner? Can Rudy Giuliani finally get underway in Florida? After Nevada, is Bill doing Hillary more harm than good? Is Obama right to challenge both Clintons at the same time? Will John Edwards turn out to be the king—or queen—maker at the Democratic National Convention? Last weekend's results produced new challenges for the candidates of both political parties. We hear what's next on the campaign trails.
John Mercurio, The Hotline
James Antle, Washington Examiner (@jimantle)
Joe Conason, National Memo (@joeconason)
Earl Black, Professor of Political Science, Rice University
Tom Schaller, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland
On this holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., race is still a major factor in American life and politics. Since 1964, black Americans have voted consistently Democratic, but historically it was the Republicans who opposed slavery, Jim Crow and school segregation. A new book called Wrong on Race argues that contemporary Republicans are getting a bad rap and offers a recommendation. Bruce Bartlett, an aide to then-Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, is the author.
More From To the Point
Bannon, Moore storm the establishment barricades Donald Trump appealed to the frustrated base of the Republican Party, and Steve Bannon rode Trump's train to the White House. Now, Bannon's out on his own -- fomenting revolution against the GOP establishment—especially leadership in the Senate. Where's President Trump as the battle lines are being drawn?
Sifting through the ashes: Cleanup and questions after the fires Wildfire is all too familiar in the Golden State, but last week's record-setting blazes in Northern California left behind something new — more property damage over a wider area with more human casualties than ever before. We hear about likely causes, the struggle to clean up and the possibility of prevention.
Political dueling and the future of the ACA Uncertainty about the fate of Obamacare grows by the day, with key factors including bipartisanship in the Senate, opposition deeper than ever in Congress -- and a president who veers from one side to the other. We talk with Maryland's attorney general and others about what's at stake from the state house to the doctor's office.
Will the NFL find common ground on national anthem protests? National Football League team owners are meeting today to craft a unified message about political protest. Men and women athletes in other sports are protesting too. We hear how one man's refusal to stand for the flag has demonstrated the inseparable relationship between sports and politics.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Substandard living in Santa Barbara Property owner Dario Pini houses thousands of low-income tenants throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, but faces over 3,000 health and safety violations and three lawsuits by the city of… Read More
How to prepare for an earthquake Thursday is California’s Great ShakeOut drill. If you haven’t gotten your earthquake kit together and made sure you have a plan, do it today! What should be in your earthquake… Read More