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Background Briefing with Ian Masters – August 2, 2023

The GOP’s Long Quest For an Imperial Presidency. Now They’re About To Crown Trump King Donald the First We begin with the GOP’s long quest for an imperial presidency starting with Nixon but now accelerating with frightening plans developed by Trump’s inner circle and the Heritage Foundation that envision an even more powerful imperial presidency … Continued


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Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 27, 2023

We begin with Hunter Biden’s plea agreement falling apart, Rudy Guiliani conceding he made defamatory charges against election workers in Georgia, General Flynn and Peter Navarro calling for civil war while blaming it on Democrats and the expectation that a third indictment against Trump for January 6 could come as early as tomorrow, Thursday. Joining … Continued


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Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 26, 2023

We begin with the deepening divisions in Israeli society as demonstrations over the future of Israeli democracy and against Netanyahu’s power grab mount with the country’s national security itself on the line as military reservists and IDF pilots threaten mutiny while Netanyahu’s right wing religious nationalist government panders to the ultra orthodox who do not … Continued


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Background Briefing with Ian Masters – July 21, 2023

We begin with the bizarre contentious hearing today before Jim Jordan’s clown show known as the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of Government at which the Republican’s star witness Robert Kennedy junior, who is running for the presidency as a Democrat, denied being an anti-vaxxer and making anti-semitic remarks even though a video clip of … Continued