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Political Persuasions

Join talk show host Mike O'Meara and top Washington journalist and former CNN on-air investigative correspondent Chris Frates as they talk news, analyze politics, and have a little fun.
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Jun 20, 2019

This week, Mike and Chris discuss the ramifications of Iran shooting our drone and how much bluster this will merit. Plus, Mike's huge flip flop and how do we fix Joe?

Jun 6, 2019

It's Trump international as the president visits London and France. Plus, Frates explains why Mike should be nervous, diminishing relationships, and how tariff-ic things are in the USA.

May 30, 2019

Mueller speaks... (much to Mike's chagrin)! Plus: Trump VS. BOAT. The side effects of impeachment, and Joe Biden (Oh grandpa!).

May 23, 2019

This week Mike and Frates discuss presidential kabuki theater and why Trump and Pelosi make a great duo. Plus, should we still worry about Iran? Enjoy your stained glass window.

May 16, 2019

This week, all eyes are on Alabama as they legislate women's rights. Plus, rising tensions with Iran Biden leads the pack of one million hopeful candidates. Tune in.

Apr 19, 2019

This week, Mike and Frates discuss the revelations and takeaways from the Mueller report. Also, what "fake news" was real and a bad day for Sarah Sanders.

Apr 11, 2019

Today, we recap the eviction of the world's lousiest house guest: Julian Assange. Plus, Trump administration casualties and survivors, immigration policies, and the biggest bumper sticker ever.

Apr 5, 2019

This week, the Democrats take their lumps. Also, the President and Joe Biden and a strange relationship with the truth. Plus, Chris Frates offers a note of optimism.

Mar 28, 2019

Today, we welcome a new baby. Also, the summary of the Muller Report and a question of language. Plus: Trump loves the battle, thrives when he attacks, and picks a weird way to celebrate a rare political victory.

Mar 14, 2019

This week we discuss the "new normal" in reacting to political scandals. Plus, the Democratic field for 2020 gets even wider, Chris battles Mike on 737s, and Hollywood elites become even worse.

Mar 7, 2019

This week, Mike and Chris talk to former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Plus, what the world might be like if Trump wins reelection. What will the world be like with a Biden presidency? All these questions and more will be answered today!

Feb 28, 2019

Mike and Frates are back to discuss the Michael Cohen hearing. Will we fill the empathy void? Plus, a discussion of what America is hungry for; the answer may surprise you.

Feb 7, 2019

All eyes are on Virginia and the dumpster fire that is the governorship; this week, Mike & Frates break it down. Plus... an analysis of the SOTU (Chris has a secret), a Warren misstep, and Mike learns a word.

Jan 31, 2019

The government is back open for three weeks: will anything change? Plus, Mike has chosen a candidate to back, defining healthcare as a right or a business, and Frates explains why Trump losing would benefit many people.

Jan 24, 2019

As the government furlough continues, Mike and Frates continue to discuss how important it is for it to end. Pelosi gets a win, bullies are confronted, and Chris busts out some William Henry Harrison trivia. Tune in.

Jan 18, 2019

 The government shutdown continues! Will it ever stop? Plus, Mike and Frates discuss political stunting, the return of dignity, and our president, the caterer.

Jan 10, 2019

Mike and Frates are back for 2019! This week, they talk about how "The Art Of The Deal" might need a new artist. Plus: the shutdown, lost mojo, Trump's slumps and bumps, and how does Mike really feel about Elizabeth Warren?

Dec 18, 2018

It's Christmas at Political Persuasions and there's joy in the air. Mike and Frates talk stock market blame, unsettled pessimism, a possible third party candidate, and the chance of a government shutdown. Oh, and yelling. Lots and lots of yelling.

Dec 13, 2018

Washington is falling apart and we're here to keep track of everything. Trump Vs. Pelosi and Schumer, Trump Vs. the law, Trump Vs his Chief of Staff and more!

Dec 6, 2018

This week, Mike & Frates discuss the GHWB funeral and our national day of mourning; will the feeling of civility continue? Plus: a tired nation, body language, and MBS (the story that won't go away).

Nov 29, 2018

As Mike and Chris celebrate the first anniversary of Political Persuasions (and the birthday of Frates), they examine Mike's process. Then, they analyze the power of Pelosi, the GM layoff, the way Trump is smart, and hollow promises.

Nov 15, 2018

This week, a healthy O'Meara and a sick Frates analyze the continuing Blue Wave from the recent election. Plus: CNN sues the White House, Michael Avenatti faces charges, and does "right and wrong" really matter anymore?

Nov 8, 2018

This week, Mike and Frates break down the election results from this week's midterms. Also, a journalist loses credentials just for doing his job and the Administration uses fakes the evidence to do it.

Nov 6, 2018

It's Election Day 2018 and Mike and Frates break down the midterm election state by state on this special edition of Political Persuasions.

Oct 25, 2018

This week, Mike and Frates discuss the the pipe bomb mailing situation and share nothing but facts. Plus, Chris drops some knowledge about Trump's refusal to use a secure phone. The Chinese and Russians might be listening but what will they really hear? All this and the latest election outlook today on Political Persuasions.

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