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Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci lasted less than two weeks as White House Communications Director. He was a disaster, and a microcosm for the Trump administration.

Yes, the political talk is back this week.

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The day after I purchased a new car (discussed last podcast) but the day BEFORE I picked up that same car, I experienced a very long day.

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Congress tried to pass the AHCA in daylight and failed, so they went to cover of darkness and got the votes they needed.

The Senate attempted stealth passage but fell over their own feet. They will try again, but will need something the GOP hasn't shown recently – unity.

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath last week about Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

AG Sessions testified this week that Comey is lying.

One of them therefore committed perjury before a governmental body.

My money is on Sessions, who has a reputation of a weaselly, racist liar.

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It was a busy week, personally and in Washington.

We had a battle between the former FBI Director and the President.

We had accusations and lies.

And we have the impending specter of impeachment hearings.

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"Getting off on a technicality" is the legal term for finding and exploiting a loophole in your opponent's defense or prosecution case.

You want to successfully put doubt in the mind of the judge or the jury about some small, trivial detail. At that point, the rest of the case becomes a matter of "Well, that one thing was wrong, so how do you know everything else isn't wrong?"

That's the strategy that the Trump administration uses with the press. It hasn't been working (except with the far right who keep screaming "Fake News"). But they keep at it. Because at this point, it's the only argument that they can occasionally win.

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In 1988 Gart Hart was politically ruined not for having an affair, but for daring the media to find out and expose it as factual.

This past week, a GOP candidate for Congress in Montana physically assaulted a reporter, simply because he was angry about a question he was asked.

The main impetus behind this attack? The diminished respect for the media in the current political climate, as fiercely promoted by Mr. Trump.

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It was my birthday this past week. Thanks for asking.

I spent the day with my sons, and reflected on how I chose the activities we embarked upon.

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The MTA just enacted another fare hike.

There was immediate, understandable protest.

But this is a broken record and an indefensible system.

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I picked up 1,400 books this week to sell in December as part of my temple's annual Bazaar.

The book sale routinely gathers collectors and dealers who spend three days going through beteween 20,000 and 40,000 books.

With my involvement, the organizers are hoping to get closer to 40,000. And if they continue to work me like the past few weeks, they might just reach that goal.

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