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October 11, 2022
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"Weed Is Tight (and so are the midterms)"

In This Episode

The Republican closing argument is as Trumpy and racist as ever. Joe Biden takes a big step towards decriminalizing marijuana. And Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock stops by to talk about his very close race against Herschel Walker.


Show Notes 


  • AZ Central: Trump in Arizona: Former president ends speech saying U.S. is ‘nation in decline’
  • Washington Examiner: Trump airs video of Biden slip-ups at Nevada rally 
  • CNN: Trump campaigns for Arizona election deniers in a state that will test his power in 2022 and beyond 
  • ABC AZ 15: Thousands attend Republican rally to hear from Donald Trump 
  • Sacramento Bee: Donald Trump uses California as a punchline in Nevada rally for GOP candidates 
  • Newsweek: Donald Trump Praises Jan. 6 Crowd as ‘Biggest I’ve Ever Seen’ During Rally CNN: Trump’s visit to small Nevada town highlights importance of rural voters to state Republicans
  • The Hill: Some Arizona Republicans gather with Hobbs ahead of Trump rally for Lake Politico: Trump’s legal drama is nowhere in the campaign ad wars 
  • NYT: How Trump Deflected Demands for Documents, Enmeshing Aides 
  • NV Independent: Trump decries Nevada gas prices, boosts Laxalt, Lombardo and GOP ticket
  • WaPo: Trump super PAC reserves millions in airtime in key states 
  • Mother Jones: Tommy Tuberville Decries Reparations as Payments for “People That Do the Crime” 
  • USA Today: Kanye West, Tommy Tuberville and the antisemitic, racist, no good, very bad weekend
  • The Hill: Judiciary GOP under pressure to remove tweet seen as supportive of Kanye West Newsweek: Prominent Republicans Defend Kanye West’s Controversial Fox News Interview 
  • Fox News: Kanye West sits down with Tucker Carlson, voters concerned as murders rise and more top headlines 
  • NBC: Nevada Democrats sound alarm as election denier leads secretary of state race
  • Vice: This QAnon Secretary of State Candidate Is Promising to Reinstall Trump in 2024
  • NBC: Arizona candidate wants to ban mail-in voting. He uses it a lot.
  • TIME: An Oath Keeper Could End Up in Charge of Arizona’s Elections
  • CNN: These two elections deniers have a good chance of winning jobs overseeing elections
  • CNN: Here’s who is not eligible for Biden’s marijuana pardon
  • WaPo: ​​Biden’s directive on marijuana faces a Catch-22
  • Economist: Why did Joe Biden pardon people convicted of federal marijuana offences?
  • Axios: The politics of Biden’s marijuana pardons
  • Last Prisoner Project: Exactly how many people are locked up for weed?



  • NYT: ‘Saved by Grace’: Evangelicals Find a Way Forward With Herschel Walker
  • McClatchy: ‘Not talking about it.’ Why Raphael Warnock avoids discussing abortion during Senate race
  • NYPost: Georgia Lt. Gov. says Herschel Walker ‘hasn’t earned my vote’ as abortion allegations mount
  • NBC: Abortion bombshell rocks GA Senate race. Neither candidate wants to discuss it.
  • DailyBeast: ‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion
  • GeorgiaDems: All Eyes on Walker’s Lies
  • NYT: Will the Herschel Walker Allegations Actually Matter?
  • WarnockForGeorgia: Following Senator Reverend Warnock’s Advocacy, White House Announces Student Debt Cancellation for Georgians
  • KaiserHealthNews: Impending Hospital Closure Rattles Atlanta Health Care Landscape and Political Races


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