Dec 1, 2023
Who’s Buying ‘Bidenomics’?—The Weekly Roundup
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Over 100 of the hostages taken captive by Hamas have been freed over the last week as part of a ceasefire deal with the Israeli government

On this weekly roundup, host Ron Steslow and guests Lucy Caldwell (Board Advisor to the Renew Democracy Initiative  and advisor to the Forward Party) and Liam Donovan (Principal at Bracewell LLP) discuss the deal and the bias in media reporting about the Israel-Hamas conflict. 

Then they look at the “Bidenomics” messaging falling flat, voters' low trust in president Biden to handle the economy, and what he can do to change it before the election. 

Next, they discuss the negotiations in congress over increasing border security in exchange for aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. 

Segments this week:

(02:30) Israel-Hamas 

(28:08) Bidenomics messaging falling flat

(40:04) Border security 

[Politicology+] The power of the administrative state and how Donald Trump could wield it in a second term. 

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Related reading:

Segment 1: 

Tablet - An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

Axios - How Arab American voters' backlash could imperil Biden's 2024 campaign

NBC News - In major speech, Schumer warns of consequences if Americans don't condemn antisemitism

TOI - Hamas 'willing' to extend temporary ceasefire by additional 4 days -- report | The Times of Israel

Segment 2: 

The Bulwark —Dear Democrats: Here Are the Facts of Life

Axios— Americans' savings are dwindling, new poll shows

CBS News - Americans need an extra $11,400 today just to afford the basics - CBS News

Axios - U.S. economy was hotter than previously thought, new GDP data shows

Gallup - Poor Marks for Biden: Middle East, Economy, Foreign Affairs

FRED - Consumer Loans: Credit Cards and Other Revolving Plans, All Commercial Banks (CCLACBW027SBOG) | FRED | St. Louis Fed

Segment 3: 

Politico - Playbook: Why the left is blanching at the border talks - POLITICO

WSJ  - Senators’ Top Target in Border Talks: Tighter Asylum Rules for Migrants - WSJ

The Bulwark - Biden's Dangerous Border Problem - by Charlie Sykes

The Dispatch - An Increasingly Unsustainable Stalemate on Immigration - Chris Stirewalt - The Dispatch

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