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VIDEO: Marcomentum

VIDEO: Groundhog Day

On February 03, 2016
Tuesday  2 February 2016   / Hour 1, Block A:  Bill Whalen, Hoover Institution, in re: How did Mrs Clinton manage to win six out of seven coin-tosses?  Dunno; the Clintons can do anything about rules.   Her winning by four votes means she’s in serious trouble. She was shrieking last night, sounded unhinged. The main issues for voters are economy and jobs. She’s running on Obama’s coattails.  And as for Lenin from Brooklyn . .    . . .  Further, she’s embracing parts of Bernie’s agenda.  When you looked in her eyes last night did you see three letters; FBI?  Unh  . . .

VIDEO: Caucus Drama

On February 02, 2016
Monday 1 February 2016 / Hour 2, Block A:  David M Drucker, Washington Examiner Senior Congressional correspondent in Iowa; John Fund, NRO; Rita Cosby, WABC News Director; in re: at present: 63% if precincts in, Clinton so far wining?  GOP: Ted Cruz leading with 28% of vote, then Trump, then Rubio, with many key areas not yet reporting. In Clift (Des Moines suburb): Cruz is winning with an excellent ground game.  “Tonight is Peak Trump.” —JF.

VIDEO: Russian 'Complication'

On January 29, 2016
Thursday  28 January 2016 / Hour 2, Block B:  Steven A. Cook, Eni Enrico Mattei senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, Council on Foreign Relations;  in re: Russia is backing the Syrian Kurds (YPG), who opposed Assad, but both oppose Turkey’s Erdogan.

VIDEO: Capital Outflow

On January 28, 2016
Wednesday   3 February 2016 / Hour 2, Block B:  Andrew Collier, managing director of Orient Capital Research based in Hong Kong, in re: the adequacy of China's foreign exchange reserves.  Money fleeing China!  Around $1 trillion a year (or $911 billion, according to Ann Stevenson Yang).

VIDEO: Lowered Expectations

On January 27, 2016
Tuesday  26 January 2016   / Hour 1, Block C: Joseph Rago, WSJ, in re:  Obamacare update.  Conversation with Ted Cruz on Obamacare. ACA: we haven't seen the surge in enrollments touted; expectations lowered (“downgraded”); largest insurer lost $20 million (?) this year; we’re seeing real indications of adverse selection: pools of older folks, young people not joining, can't increase the premiums enough to cover the claims. Last night at Democratic evening, many questions on how to afford health insurance.

VIDEO: Iran

On January 26, 2016
Thursday  21  January 2016 / Hour 2, Block B: Professor Brenda Shaffer, specialist on energy and foreign policy, energy security policies, Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, Caspian energy and Eastern Mediterranean energy issues; currently is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES); in re: Iranian minority groups. The Iranian economy is very bad for normal people.  We speak of Persian music, food, et al.