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October 11, 2021
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“Trump’s running again, again.”

In This Episode

Donald Trump returns to Iowa and teases a second run with the full support of the Republican establishment, the race in Virginia between former Governor Terry McAuliffe and Trump-backed private equity CEO Glenn Youngkin is way too close for comfort, and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) drops by the studio to talk to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about his new book, Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.”


Show Notes



  • ABC: Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says 
  • Insider: Donald Trump signals at Iowa rally that he intends to run in 2024, teases that his campaign slogan will be ‘Make America Great Again, Again’ 
  • Playbook: GOP hands Trump the party 
  • RollingStone: Very Stable Genius Former President Rambles Endlessly During Iowa Rally 
  • Newsweek: Trump Supporters at Iowa Rally See ‘Civil War Coming,’ Say He Will ‘Save the World’
  • Politico: Trump holds fast to his election lies as the GOP establishment hugs him tighter 
  • NPR: Potential candidates always test political waters in Iowa. Trump’s trip is different 
  • Playbook: The Jan. 6 committee drama gets serious
  • Politico: Congress’ Jan. 6 investigators face an inevitable reckoning with their GOP colleagues 
  • Politico: Biden White House waives executive privilege for initial set of Trump-era documents sought by Jan. 6 panel
  • NYT: Jan. 6 Panel Threatens to Pursue Charges Against Bannon
  • Politico: Capitol Police whistleblower delivers scathing rebuke to 2 of its senior leaders Jan. 6 
  • ABC: Many Jan. 6 rally organizers poised to comply with committee, top Trump aides expected to rebuff 
  • CNBC: House committee probing Capitol riot subpoenas organizers of Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally
  • Politico: Trump tells 4 former aides to defy Jan. 6 committee’s subpoena
  • Independent: Trump endorses candidates facing serious allegations after minimal vetting 
  • WaPo: Here are Trump’s most important endorsements, ranked
  • Ballotpedia: Endorsements by Donald Trump 
  • Des Moines Register: Donald Trump’s favorability ratings are his highest in any Iowa Poll: ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder’ 
  • AJC: Trump’s rally in Perry might have bolstered legal case against him, think tank says 



  • WTOP: Poll: McAuliffe, Youngkin virtually tied in final weeks of Va. governor’s race 
  • Washington Post: ​​In scramble for votes in Virginia, emotions flare over Trump, covid and race
  • The Hill: Virginia GOP seizes on education as governor’s race nears finish line 
  • Politico:Youngkin continues call for ‘audit’ of election machines in Virginia 
  • CNN: McAuliffe downplays remark that Biden is dragging down Democrats’ chances in Virginia gubernatorial race
  • Washington Post: Between Trump acolyte and suburban dad: Inside the many faces of Virginia GOP’s Youngkin
  • Washington Post: McAuliffe needs his winning streak to hold as he seeks another term as Virginia governor
  • Washington Post:Youth voter turnout in Virginia soared with Trump in office. Will it stay that way? 
  • Politico: ‘Are we blowing this?’: McAuliffe and friends plead for online cash. 
  • Newsweek: Virginia Gubernatorial Race is a National Bellwether
  • AP: Youngkin using parents’ frustrations with schools as a rallying point in race for governor 
  • WSJ: A Brawl Over Schools in Virginia
  • Washington Post: On the ‘big lie,’ Glenn Youngkin wants to have it both ways
  • Washington Post: Republican candidate’s vaccination status becomes a target in Virginia lieutenant governor’s race
  • Washington Post: Republicans gaining ground on Democrats in Virginia statewide elections, poll finds
  • Washington Post: In Virginia, Democrats rebuke GOP over ‘racist, anti-Semitic’ campaign mailings
  • Washington Post: Virginia’s bipartisan redistricting effort breaks down over accusations of partisan stalemate


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