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Monday’s video: It’s all about turnout on Tuesday

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November 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Monday’s show: The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest:  Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…...The midterms are here and the key is turnout…..Early voting is strong but what does it mean…….Kavanaugh and false accusations…..The US economy doing very well.and other stories….click to listen:


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November 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

1968: Richard Nixon won the presidency

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Richard Nixon lost the election of 1960 by 114,000 votes out of 76 million cast that day.   In 1962, he failed to become Governor of California.   In fact, he retired from politics and spent the next 5 years helping GOP candidates and hoping for another shot in 1968.    

In 1968, Mr. Nixon battled Governor Reagan of California and Governor Rockefeller of New York.    He easily won the nomination on the first ballot in Miami.    

On election day, Mr Nixon got 43.4% and VP Humphrey was right behind with 42.73% of the 74 million votes cast.  Governor Wallace got 13.5% and carried 5 Southern states.     

In the end, Nixon got the Electoral Votes to become the 37th president.    

Nixon wrote a lot about his defeat in 1960, victory in 1968 and the landslide of 1972.   It is one of the best presidential memoirs that I’ve read.

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November 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

‘Los Chapitos’ running the show

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El Chapo is sitting in a New York jail.  Down in Mexico, life goes on for the criminal enterprise that he ran for years.

Last week, we learned that the very young Mrs. Chapo is running around Mexico City showing off some fashionable clothing.  She is very young, good looking and likes to dress well.  Way to go, Mrs. Chapo.

We learned this weekend that the “Chapo boys” are running the business:  

Brothers Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar have been running their father’s drug empire with an iron hand while he has been in hiding and in prison in Mexico and after his extradition last year to the US.   

“The brothers have engaged in significant violence,” said a former Drug Enforcement Administration source. “They have ambushed military people and they still have the resources to affect witnesses.”

Ivan and Jesus Guzman-Salazar are from El Chapo’s first or second marriage.  I am not sure, but I believe that he’s been married a few times.

It’d be interesting to see what the Mexican government does about these two.  As the article points out, they’ve ambushed military people and killed anyone who double-crosses them.

My Mexican friends tell me that the sons are smarter than the father.  In other words, the old man had a terrible weakness for pretty young women and spending money in fancy restaurants.  It made it easy for the Mexican police to track him down.

The sons keep a very low profile.  They generally run things from “the home office” and let others do the shooting for them.

Eventually, they will be caught and brought to justice.  I just hope that we can get them up here before they end up in another Mexican jail.  Do I have to remind you that dad escaped twice from maximum security prisons?

The “Chapo” business goes on.  The young wife shops for clothes and the sons run the operations.  Sounds like a good “telenovela” to me!

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November 5, 2018 at 7:14 am