Episodes
Norm and Kavita discuss the passing of the debt ceiling deal in the House of Representatives. Since taping, the bill also passed the Senate and is expected to be signed as early as Friday, June 2, 2023 by President Biden. In the members-only section, they discuss the recent alleged recordings of former President Trump stating that he knew that documents in his possession were classified. Tune In! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/02/23
The three-hundred-first episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Congress approves debt deal, averting a US default Zelenskyy’s plea exposes Europe’s divisions Kyiv defenses thwart Russia’s 6th air assault in 6 days against Ukraine capital India opposition leader Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Modi over China in US visit Exclusive: US seeking explosives in Japan for Ukraine artillery shells What’s the latest in Sudan? Suspended talks, sanctions, fighting Motorized trash can...
Published 06/02/23
Published 06/02/23
Every day it seems new revelations suggest Donald Trump is in greater legal jeopardy. And, with each new revelation, comes a chorus of accusations and threats from the GOP led by Trump himself that it is time to shut down the Department of Justice and the FBI, time to fire those who are involved in investigating him, time to purge the government of everyone disloyal to the MAGA movement. It is a perilous moment. But where will it lead? We discuss with former FBI special agent Peter Strzok in...
Published 06/01/23
The three-hundredth episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: House Passes Debt Limit Bill in Bipartisan Vote to Avert Default Latest Russian missile bombardment of Ukraine’s capital kills at least 3 people, including a child Sudan: 19 killed in shelling of market in poor area south of Khartoum Europe’s leaders meet in Russia’s shadow Zelenskiy joins European leaders at summit in Moldova Donald Trump recorded saying he kept classified file after leaving office Biden shows...
Published 06/01/23
America did not choose to blow up the world economy. The lunatic caucus in Congress did not prevail. An experienced president helped strike a deal that preserved critical U.S. programs and priorities. The world can stop thinking we've lost our minds. Or can they? With 2024 looming we discuss whether the trends are encouraging or discouraging or downright frightening both at tome and in terms of U.S. foreign policy. Ed Luce of the Financial Times, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown Law Center and host...
Published 05/31/23
The two hundred-ninety-ninth episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: G.O.P. Revolts Over Debt Limit Deal as Bill Moves Toward a House Vote Moscow drone attack exposes Russia’s vulnerabilities, fuels criticism of military ‘Time is now’ for Sweden to join NATO, Blinken says North Korea says spy satellite launch crashed into sea Exclusive: Qatar prime minister, Taliban chief hold secret Afghan talks Sudan army suspends participation in Jeddah ceasefire talks Woman wins...
Published 05/31/23
This week Zoe and Natalya are joined by CEO of Reality Defender Ben Colman, to discuss the power of synthetic media and the risks it poses to geopolitics and democracy. They discuss a recent deepfake of an attack at the Pentagon, as well as potential regulatory solutions. If you are under 40 and interested in being featured on the podcast, be sure to fill out this form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/30/23
Michael’s guest this week is Jennifer Cafarella, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Jennifer and her team of analysts have been providing detailed reports and interactive maps each day since the war began on both Russian and Ukrainian positions. If you’re interested in what’s really happening in Ukraine, don’t miss this conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/30/23
The two hundred ninety-eigthh episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Debt Limit Bill Heads to Key Committee in First Test of G.O.P. Support Turkish election victory for Erdogan leaves nation divided Ukraine war comes to Moscow as both capitals hit by drones Spanish PM Sánchez calls snap general election after disastrous local polls Iran journalist faces trial over charges tied to Amini protests Uganda’s president signs into law anti-gay legislation with death penalty in...
Published 05/30/23
Around the world and here at home, the US faces a new array of threats. They are far different from those that were the focus of our intelligence community for the past several decades. They include a rising China, a malevolent Russia, the beginning of a new technological era and profound threats from domestic extremists. On this important episode of DSR's Spy Show, we are joined by CIA and Special Forces veteran, former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Douglas Wise....
Published 05/29/23
The two hundred ninety-seventh episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: White House and G.O.P. Close In on Deal to Raise Debt Limit and Cut Spending Russian rocket hits Ukraine medical clinic US, Chinese commerce chiefs raise complaints on trade, investment, export policies Turkey election: What do Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu have to offer? More than 13,000 people in England denied vote due to new ID law - Reuters survey US study finds 1 in 10 get long COVID after omicron,...
Published 05/26/23
Norm and Kavita are both traveling, but that doesn’t stop them from discussing the issues. This week, in this abbreviated version of Words Matter, Norm and Kavita discuss Ron DeSantis’s presidential bid announcement, the Surgeon General’s annoucement on the impact of social media on adolescents and the Nebraska Abortion Case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/26/23
Recent election results are giving hope to many thoughtful analysts that Democrats might not just be able to eke out a victory in 2024, they might be able to win by substantial margins in the presidential election and in key Senate and House races. On this episode of DSR Politics, we talk to Missouri Senate Candidate Lucas Kunce and Democratic analyst and advisor Simon Rosenberg about how Kunce can defeat Josh Hawley next year and how that race resonates with other big national trends. Don't...
Published 05/25/23
The two hundred ninety-sixth episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Exclusive: From Russia with gold - UAE cashes in as sanctions bite Turkish voters weigh final decision on next president, visions for future Wagner chief warns of revolution and says 20,000 fighters killed in Bakhmut DeSantis’s Big Moment Goes Awry With a Twitter Meltdown Democrats’ worry grows over White House approach to debt talks Embattled Macron struggles to reconnect with France House that inspired...
Published 05/25/23
On this week's episode of DSR, David Sanger of the New York Times, who traveled with the president's party to Hiroshima for the G7 reports back on what he saw there and Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University helps evaluate the results. Then we turn our attention to Ukraine and then the debt debate here in the U.S. It's a timely, fascinating deep dive into the issues making headlines today. Join us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/24/23
The two hundred ninety-fifth episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Russia controls Bakhmut, for now, but holding it will be difficult Ukraine war: US distances itself from Belgorod incursion into Russia White House believes up to 100 Dem votes may be needed on debt ceiling deal Surgeon General Warns That Social Media May Harm Children and Adolescents Russia, China seal economic pacts despite Western disapproval DeSantis set to make much-anticipated presidential campaign...
Published 05/24/23
The two hundred ninety-fourth episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Biden and McCarthy Describe ‘Productive’ Meeting, but No Agreement Is Reached Turkey election: Erdoğan endorsed by third-place ‘kingmaker’ ahead of runoff vote Russia fights alleged incursion from Ukraine for 2nd day, reports more drone attacks Fake Pentagon explosion photo goes viral: How to spot an AI image The F-16 takeoff to Ukraine will take time Ukraine courts Africa and 'Global South' as peace...
Published 05/23/23
There are deep challenges facing the agencies of our government most responsible for our security (from the intelligence community to the FBI, the Secret Service to the Department of Defense.) They range from changing missions, the existence of right wing extremists within their ranks, sexual harassment and more. We have a conversation with former CIA officer and FBI agent Tracy Walder regarding the nature of those challenges and whether she thinks we're taking them. In addition, co-host Marc...
Published 05/22/23
This week, Michael’s guest is Jack Margolin, an independent journalist and researcher with a particular focus on private Russian military companies, including Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner Group. Michael and Jack discuss the motivation behind Prigozhin’s recent comments on Putin’s military and what is behind his provocations. Jack is one of the leading experts when it comes to Wagner and this conversation is not to be missed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/22/23
The two hundred ninety-second episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Biden, McCarthy to hold pivotal meeting on debt ceiling as time to resolve standoff grows short As hold on Bakhmut slips, Ukrainian forces push to encircle city Greek election: Centre-right Mitsotakis hails big win but wants majority EU hits Meta with record €1.2B privacy fine Beijing rebukes Japan, Britain over 'anti-China' G7 summit Russia says F-16s to Ukraine would raise question of NATO...
Published 05/22/23
In a special two part series of pods, we turn to some of our favorite observers and analysts of America today to ask why we have ended up where we are, divided, with corrupted institutions, half the country seemingly committed to a path of ignorance and hate. On this, the second in the series, we discuss these issues with one of the country's wisest and often wryest commentators, author and host of the Democracy-ish podcast, Wajahat Ali. It's a great, incisive, and vitally important...
Published 05/19/23
The two hundred ninety-second episode of the DSR Daily Brief Stories Cited in the Episode: Zelensky will travel to Japan for the G7, seeking arms and aid, officials say. G7 steps up Russia sanctions in bid to slow war effort U.S. officials walk back claim drone strike killed senior al-Qaeda leader Von der Leyen nudges Biden on subsidies at G7 summit S’pore says it will not hesitate to take action after UN report flags shipments to Myanmar military G7 leaders call for ‘guardrails’ on...
Published 05/19/23
This week, Norm and Kavita discuss the latest developments in the negotiations between the White House and lawmakers on the debt ceiling. In the members only segment, they discuss some wins for Democrats in elections in Florida and Pennsylvania. Tune In!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/19/23
In a special two part series of pods, we turn to some of our favorite observers and analysts of America today to ask why we have ended up where we are, divided, with corrupted institutions, half the country seemingly committed to a path of ignorance and hate. On the first part, we discuss these issues with two of the most distinguished columnists in America, EJ Dionne and Jennifer Rubin, both of the Washington Post. It's a great, incisive, and vitally important discussion. Don't miss...
Published 05/18/23