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The Lawfare Podcast: The McGahn Decision and Proxy Voting

Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington handed down a major en banc decision on the question of whether the president's former White House Counsel, Don McGahn, even needs to show up in response to a congressional subpoena, or whether he has absolute immunity from testifying before Congress. A strong seven judge majority of the DC Circuit overturned a panel opinion that had held that a congressional committee had no standing to sue to enforce its subpoena. The full DC Circuit ruled that yes, it does have standing.

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Wisconsin’s 2020 Primary in the Wake of COVID-19

While political divides hindered Wisconsin’s ability to administer a safe, fair and orderly April 7 primary election in the pandemic, the state is now preparing for its Aug. 11 primary and the Nov. 3 general election with CARES Act funding and its Safe Voting Plan.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Jim Sciutto on Trump and 'The Madman Theory'

During the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon employed an unusual scare tactic in his efforts to reach a withdrawal—he led Vietnam to believe he was crazy enough to start a nuclear war, an approach he described as the madman theory. From his first days in office, President Trump has employed his own madman theory, from menacing North Korea with fire and fury to threatening withdrawal from NATO, leaving not just adversaries, but also U.S. allies and even his own advisors unsure of what he will do next.

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Fault Lines Episode 36: The Intelligence Community in Exile

Fault Lines welcomes Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff at the CIA and Department of Defense. What are the biggest challenges facing the intelligence community? How has the icy relationship between the President and the Intelligence Community impacted national security? Are trendy dances a national security threat? Jeremy and host Lester Munson, answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!

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