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March 16, 2023
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"MAGA King v. RINO Loser."

In This Episode

Donald Trump unloads on Ron DeSantis while Ron DeSantis hugs Donald Trump on Ukraine. Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass stops by to talk about housing and crime. And later, Jon and Dan answer your questions on everything from oil drilling in the arctic to the new season of Succession.


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Show Notes



  • WaPo: On the trail, freewheeling Donald Trump counters scripted Ron DeSantis
  • Politico: Trump lashes out at DeSantis, says he regrets his endorsement of him
  • WaPo: How Trump’s pitch to Iowa voters has changed since 2015
  • AP: Trump returns to Iowa aiming for more disciplined campaign
  • ABC: Trump campaigns in same Iowa city DeSantis visited Friday
  • Politico: When Ron and the Don went to Iowa
  • WaPo: Trump claims violence he inspired on Jan. 6 was Pence’s fault
  • NBC: Ron DeSantis hit with an ethics complaint from Trump super PAC
  • NYT: DeSantis, Backing Away From Ukraine, Angers G.O.P. Hawks
  • The Atlantic: Is Ron DeSantis Flaming Out Already?
  • WaPo: A Republican ‘civil war’ on Ukraine erupts as Reagan’s example fades
  • FT: Putin holds a trump card in the 2024 US election
  • Jewish Insider: DeSantis’ Ukraine flip alarms pro-Israel Republicans
  • Bulwark: The Ukraine Untruths of Disingenuous DeSantis
  • NY Post: DeSantis must show leadership on issues like Ukraine to win the White House 



  • NYT: Black Mayors of 4 Biggest U.S. Cities Draw Strength From One Another
  • NYT: Why Chicago’s Mayoral Election Matters, Even if You Don’t Live in Chicago
  • Politico: Karen Bass comes home to LA — and all its problems
  • TheNewYorker: The Big Potential of Karen Bass’s Homelessness Agenda
  • LATimes: Bass calls for overhaul of LAPD discipline system, more detectives to work cases
  • KCRW: Bass’s signature homelessness program faces big growing pains
  • LATimes: LAPD’s broken discipline system doesn’t hold officers accountable