OA647: Senate AND House Both Very Much In Play for Democrats!

It’s a good news show! Of course you know by now that Democrats over-performed in the midterms. So it’s time for Andrew to take a bit of a victory lap and discuss what happened, what races are still left to be called, how the balance of power might change, and what that will mean for Democrats and, you know, the future of our democracy!

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OA646: A Comprehensive Guide to Watching the Midterms

Andrew has done exhaustive research on all the key midterm elections to deliver to you a definitive guide on what to look for on election night. How soon will we know if things are good? Or if they are terrible? Which election outcomes should we be surprised about and which should be completely not surprising? Find out! Also, patrons gain access to Andrew’s entier notes on this one, which you may want because there is a lot here!

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OA645: We Badly Underestimated Just How Terrible Elon Musk Is At Business

Hooooo boy. Ok, Elon Musk officially owns Twitter. Does that mean a big “Andrew was wrong?” Well…. kinda but it’s complicated. We really just did not fathom how irrational Elon is. His wealth has taken a perhaps unprecedented hit as a result of this terrible deal. Listen for the details!
Then, Liz Dye joins us for an update on Jan 6!
Links: Shareholder vote twitter, How Elon Musk financed his $44bn Twitter takeover, SC 13D, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, SEC form 4 Elon, SEC filing AMENDMENT NO. 12 to  SCHEDULE 13D, Banks prepare to hold $12.7bn Twitter debt on books until early 2023, U.S. exploring whether it has authority to review Musk’s Twitter deal – The Washington Post, Tesla latest 10-Q, Eastman 9th cir brief, Liz Dye Trump coverage

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OA644: Andrew Seidel Is Here! But NOT To Yell About a New SCOTUS Disaster!

Just wanted to clarify right off the bat in case the very sight of Seidel’s name on our feed might send you into a panic that some fresh church/state separation obliterating hell was dealt to us by the court. That hasn’t happened at LEAST in the last few days. No, Andrew Seidel joins us to talk about his brilliant new book, American Crusade!

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OA643: Magnus Carlsen Accused Hans Niemann of Cheating at Chess. The Chess World Exploded. Now Hans Has Sued

This wild story has been on my radar for a while, but now that there’s a lawsuit involved, I’ve convinced Andrew to give us a breakdown! But Andrew doesn’t just take us through the lawsuit. We go through the accusations, and what it might take to try to prove a low frequency event to a jury. Along the way, there’s a poker cheating accusation scandal as well!

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OA642: Discount Mueller Probe Ends In Complete Failure for Republicans

But who will investigate the investigators? John Durham, as it turns out. And what will he find? F*ck all. Trump tried to have his own Mueller Probe to get to the bottom of all the deep state corruption that must have led to the Russia Investigation only to find that there wasn’t any of that. But the whole affair was a massive corruption of justice that has not been covered enough. Get the full OA breakdown!

Links: Judiciary Committee Releases Transcripts of Interviews Conducted During Oversight of Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, REPORT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, Mueller Report, 18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States, 52 U.S. Code § 30121 – Contributions and donations by foreign nationals, FISA Warrant Application for Carter Page, Durham probe: Trump team says Americans should be ‘waiting for the next shoe to drop’, Durham says Steele dossier source lied. But the FBI long valued him, Review of Four FISA Applications, Igor Danchenko Indictment

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OA641: Massive Smocking Gun in Newly Revealed Eastman Docs!

Big news! The smockingest of smocking guns was revealed by a judge who was so alarmed he had to share it with us! Get the full breakdown as to why this is final nail in the case against Trump. In the first segment, we talk about Republicans efforts to undermine student loan forgiveness. Since, you know, they can just be evil and someone that’s ok and they’re still going to win the midterms. Then a quick wildcard on Trump being subpoenaed by the Jan 6 committee.

Links: Student Loan forgiveness, SC challenge on the shadow docket, Eastman phone, Eastman emails, 18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States, Trump subpoena, OLC memo, 2 U.S. Code § 192 – Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers

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OA640: Remunerations Are Speechful, My Friend

Today we bring you another SCOTUS deep dive involving campaign finance. Money is speech, and people with a crapload of money just deserve to speak way more than us pleebs and that’s a great thing that has fantastic results in our political system and I for one welcome our monopoly man overlords.

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OA639: Alex Jones Owes a Literal Billion Dollars

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Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook victims’ families… so much money. So, so much. But should we be worried that it will get appealed or reduced or some legal shenanigans will happen? Find out! Then, Andrew breaks down an interesting False Advertising case making waves. Should companies have to be honest about where their products are produced? Or is it ok to engage in a little puffery?
Links: Alex Jones Case: How the Jury Divided Nearly $1 Billion in Damages, Peacock v Pabst

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