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Farewell Tour - Episode 1 - Liam Gowing ,"What's Last"

2013-03-14
Length: 1h 31m 54s


Recorded 13-March_2013 Welcome to the farewell tour for What's Left. The show, after approximately ten years, will wind down to a hiatus of undetermined length. The co-host is Liam Gowing, who hosted the show during the 2008 Election. The conversation starts with 2008, travels through the first term of President Barack Hussein Obama, and ends with an assessment of today's budget politics, 2014 mid-terms, and of course, the 2016 general election. It's a great way to spend the day Pope Francis became Pope. …

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2012 Election Season - Episode 3 - Sam & Greg Recap the RNC

2012-09-03
Length: 52m 35s


Welcome to Episode 3 of the 2012 Election Season This week, Sam & Greg review the RNC and the selection of Paul Ryan as the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee. If the Republican National Convention was mild, inoffensive, and woefully misguided in it's portrayal of the 2012 Election as a choice between Obama and the Ryan Budget... Then, of course, there was Eastwood and the Chair... …

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2012 Election Season - Episode 2 - Team Obama's Success Thus Far

2012-08-22
Length: 1h 15m 10s


Welcome to Episode 2 of the 2012 Election Season Sam, co-founder with Greg of "The Other Side of Fair and Balanced" returns to the show to discuss the state of the 2012 general election thus far. Both agree that Team Obama has done a good job keeping the topics on Mitt Romney and the Republican Party's weaknesses. Can they keep it up? …

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2012 Election Season - Episode 1 - SCOTUS and the Affordable Care Act

2012-06-29
Length: 1h 19m 49s


Welcome to Episode 1 of the new season of What's Left Ryan joins Greg to pickup coverage of the 2012 General Election Season at one of the best moments to do so, the day the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Care Act was constitutional... The conversation starts off with the surprise of the day, Roberts rules in favor of ACA, and goes through the possible impact on the election, and then to the state of the Romney v. Obama match up thus far. It is time to move left, What's Left... …

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Episode 30 - Off Off Year 2011 Elections, Republicans 2012 & Occupy

2011-11-16
Length: 1h 14m 43s


Welcome to Episode 30 of "What's Left" ORIGINALLY RECORDED ON 15-NOVEMBER-2011 This week, Sam Toles and Greg Maratea discuss the meaning of the results of the Off Off Year election, the Republican 2012 Nominating Contest, Bill Clinton, Obama 2012, and the clearing out of the Occupy movement. Will Newt Gingrich take the nomination? Will Obama run a Rove-like re-election campaign? Why is Bill Clinton just so darned good at politics? And... What happened to the right to free speech for the Occupy movement? Greg and this week's co-host, Sam, break it down for you. Best Darned Show Ever …

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Episode 29 - Huntsman, Romney, Hilary, Weiner, Debt Ceiling, Rinse, Repeat

2011-06-14
Length: 50m 15s


Welcome to Episode 29 of "What's Left" ORIGINALLY RECORDED 12-JUNE-2011 This week, Sam Toles and Greg chat about the prospects of John Huntsman or Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann taking the Republican Presidential Nomination and/or prevailing over 44 - Barry Obama in 2012. It doesn't seem probable with the current crop of Republican candidates, until you read Obama's numbers in the battleground polls. Also covered are the hot topics of the week - the United States' Economy v. Republican Austerity Measures, the game of chicken being played with the Debt Ceiling, the trial balloon of Hilary Rodham Clinton as the head of the World Bank, (thankfully briefly) Representative Anthony Weiner (D, NY-9), and the latest in Cathedral City CA self governance. Folks, it is time to turn left, What's Left. …

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Episode 28 - The Other Side of Fair and Balanced - 2011

2011-04-18
Length: 1h 32m 34s


Welcome to Episode 28 of "What's Left" ORIGINALLY RECORDED 14-APRIL-2011 Sam Toles returns to discuss the week in politics "Other Side of Fair and Balanced"-style, including, the Paul Ryan/GOP proposal to balance the budget, the Obama response, and the 2012 Republican Presidential field. Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Iowa, Ohio, Taxes, The Bond Market, Glenn Beck, and Election Year 2012 - - how will it all fit together? Also, especially insightful is Sam's take on California Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to balance the CA State budget, in-part, by cutting redevelopment funds to local government. Being a member of the City Council of Cathedral City, Sam's view is informative and instructive. Thanks for listening, Send Comments. …

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Episode 27 - 2010 Year In Review

2010-12-31
Length: 1h 2m 36s


Welcome to Episode 27 of "What's Left". ORIGINALLY RECORDED 12-31-2010 This week Ryan and Greg review the year in politics for 2010 and the shadow the Mid-Term Elections and the Lame Duck Session will cast over 2011. Obama got Gays in the Military, a Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty, and a second (larger) stimulus bill through Congress. All victories that make 44 look Presidential. Republicans got the House and the fire from the Tea Party. Senate Democrats running for re-election in 2012 are scared of the GOP momentum. Which will influence the coming year(s) more? Thank You for listening. Happy 2011 to you all. …

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Episode 26 - Sam Toles, Councilman, Co-Host

2010-12-07
Length: 1h 18m 38s


Welcome to Episode 26 of "What's Left" ORIGINALLY RECORDED NOVEMBER 3, 2010 This week, Sam Toles, the co-founding co-host of this podcast - originally entitled "The Other Side of Fair and Balanced" - returns. On the day after one of the worst "shellackings" in mid-term history, Sam,now a City Council member of Cathedral City, CA, tells us the tales of * successfully * running for office in fall of 2010. Greg and Sam break down the politics of the day, the recent past, and the foreseeable future like they have been doing on air since 2002. You do not want to miss this one. It is time to move Left, "What's Left". …

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Episode 25 - Sarah Palin 2012

2010-11-30
Length: 1h 9m 33s


Welcome to Episode 25 of "What's Left" RECORDED NOVEMBER 18, 2010 This week, among all of the stories to cover, one stands above the rest, Sarah Palin is running for President. Admittedly, Sarah has not declared officially, but she is thinking about it, and she believes she can beat Barry. Hate it or love it the under dog's on top. Of course, also discussed are Barack Obama, the Lame Duck Session, handicapping the new political reality, the countdown to 2012, and the weekly features "Reagan or Carter" & "Richter Scale" predictions. It is time to get left, What's Left. …

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Episode 24 - George W, Obama, Katrina, BP, Palin, oh my...?

2010-11-16
Length: 1h 19m 34s


Welcome to Episode 24 of What's Left. RECORDED NOVEMBER 11, 2010 Am I falling back in like with George Walker Bush? Can Barry Obama pivot and survive? Is Sarah Palin going to be the next President of the United States of America? Not since election year 2008 could you, would you - possibly - hear a discussion of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Sarah Palin all making news in the same political week. Of course, there is the Debt Commission preliminary recommendations, the Obama trip to India, G20, and Asia, and Much Much More. It's time to get Left, "What's Left". …

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Episode 22 - Review of the Nov 2010 - CA Ballot Iniatives

2010-10-24
Length: 1h 25m 11s


Welcome to Episode 22 of What's Left This week, it's all about the November 2, 2010, California Ballot Initiatives. Ryan and Greg discuss Sexy and timely issues such as, California Redistricting, Legalizing Marijuana, paying $18 for parks, and much, much, more. One of the rare episodes with less conjecture and actual information. The boys actually have researched the initiatives, explain them in relatively open minded fashion, and opine from a relatively factual point of view. Even if you 180 degree disagree, you will walk away with a better understanding of the issues before you, the likely California Voter. …

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Episode 21 - Blue Tears, Red Ink

2010-10-17
Length: 1h 7m 34s


Welcome to "What's Left" - Episode 21 - Blue Tears, Red Ink Realizing that we are way past the tipping point, with Republican momentum still yet to peak, the discussion revolves around the following: Wake Up Democrats, V O T E ! How can there be an enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans? If you are a Democrat, and if you are disenchanted with Barry, wait until Speaker Boehner arrives on the scene. If you are a Democrat and disappointed in the 44th President of the United States, wait until there are Tea Partiers not only in the house, but in the Senate... Six years of at least two, possibly three Senators Tea Party... Some of the side show events that pass for candidates and/or political news are also discussed. …

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Episode 20 - Mid-Term Elections, Hand-writing on the wall?

2010-10-10
Length: 1h 1m 33s


Welcome to Episode 20 of "What's Left". Yes indeed, Greg fell for Obama's rallying cry, and wonders aloud if the Democrats are as bad off as they obviously are. Are you ready to walk down "suspension of disbelief lane" with Greg, or are you sure there will be Speaker Boehner? Of course, there is a bit of Christine O'Donnell,and Krystal Ball (and the Phallic Holiday Costume). Spend some of the last minutes of the Democratic Party's, and possibly Barry Obama's, Glory Days with Ryan and Greg. …

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Episode 19 - Ben Quayle is as Mad As Hell...

2010-08-16
Length: 1h 21m 46s


Ben Quayle is Mad As Hell, and Robert Gibbs is Not Going to take the Professional Left Anymore. Welcome to Episode 19 of "What's Left". This week, Ryan tries to focus on the legislative achievements of the Obama administration. Greg is fascinated with Ben Quayle's 30 second ad and Robert Gibb's quote about the disgruntled professional Left. All Viewed through the prism of the 2010 mid-term election. Are Democrats as screwed as they seem to be? Listen Often. Send Comments. …

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Episode 18 - The Chart Topping Hit - "Gay Marriage"

2010-08-06
Length: 1h 20m 0s


Welcome to the first "What's Left" episode of 2010. Ryan Schwarz joins the team as our new co-host. Topics of the week? - - Overrulling California Prop 8 / Gay Marriage - - The 2010 Mid-term Election - - Elena Kagan, Supreme Court Justice - - The 2010 Mid-term Election - - The Problem with Barry Obama - - The 2010 Mid-term Election - - Rating the Barry Obama Administration - - The 2010 Mid-term Election …

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Episode 4 - Demaris Miller Sets the Boys Straight

2009-03-07

Best Show Ever. Demaris Miller, an insightful, informed, charming, and delightful Republican joins Steve and Greg this week. Demaris ran for a seat in the House of Representatives from 8th district of Virginia, has a husband that served as Director of …

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Episode 15 - The Sarah Palin Chronicles, Part 1

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Length: 1h 49m 15s


Recorded 06-July-2009 Sorry folks, but this week is dominated by the resignation and emancipation and media fascination with... Sarah Palin. Steve and Greg debate the possibilities for (soon to be former) Governor of Alaska. Also discussed are C…

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Episode 14 - Gallows Politics

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Length: 1h 15m 32s


Recorded 16-June-2009 This week, Steve and Greg dissect Gallows Politics. It is not "it's almost as if", it's Cheney IS wishing that the U.S. will be attacked again in order to make his point. Along with Bush 43 admin v. Obama, the boys discuss p…

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Episode 10 - Chris Burnet Sets The Boys Straight

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Length: 1h 9m 32s


Best Show Ever, #2. Chris Burnet joins Steve and Greg in discussion of the current state of the United States as world power, as empire. The discussion is wide-ranging, touching upon U.S. Empire, climate change, the environment, the power structur…

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Welcome to "What's Left", 2010. After years on killradio.org, the show is now a podcast, with rotating cohosts joing Greg Maratea in discussing the week's political events

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