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Chicago's Morning Answer is the only morning radio program in Chicago that covers all of the stories that matter, from Washington to Springfield, from politics to culture. Hosted by Dan Proft, one the sharpest political minds in Illinois, and Amy Jacobson, an award-winning journalist, Chicago's Morning Answer brings you what you need to know ever morning from 5-9am on AM 560 The Answer. http://560TheAnswer.com http://morninganswerchicago.com
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Upstream Ideas

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"He who seeks to improve conditions must propagate a new mentality, not merely a new institution." — Ludwig von MisesOur aim at Upstream Ideas is to do just as Mises suggested by turning the dial on how you look at the political and policy issues facing Illinois, Chicago and our nation. We present new ideas that inform salient policy decisions, start new conversations and move beyond partisan politics all while challenging the status quo.Dan Proft along with distinguished guests and contribu ...
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0:00 - Secretary Joe post-NATO-Summit presser 12:49 - Saving General Secretary Joe 29:20 - Golf is a microcosm of the life: Club Pro Guy calls on 81-year-old Glenn Brownlow to resign as head of the Greens Committee at Three Jack National 48:41 - Fond du Lac County District Attorney, Eric Toney, discusses preparations for the RNC and the need to hol…
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0:00 - John Anthonny & Charles Thomas in for Dan & Amy 45:27 - Former CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson: If bad guys don't have a certainty of consequence they will continue to do what they do 01:02:58 - President & Founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) & host of CURE America on NRBTV & TCT TV, Star Parker, on the State of Bla…
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0:00 - President Biden tries to distract from his health questions 13:05 - I'm late, I'm late for a very important date 25:31 - Democrats divided, 6 Congressman including one from Illinois want him out 46:10 - Michele Hunter, lawyer, author, entrepreneur makes her case to be the new Illinois State Representative in the 54th District. Support Michel…
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0:00 - BLM Brandon: weekend violence was Nixon’s fault 10:28 - Biden on Morning Joe 30:11 - Looking ahead to the next debate 46:03 - “Hate Speech” law in Coeur d’Alene 58:13 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:01:29 - Senior writer for the Dispatch, David Drucker: The democrats’ loss of confidence in Biden is "clear and widespre…
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0:00 - Welcome Back! 12:34 - Biden interview with Clinton Foundation Donor Zero 31:10 - Biden continued 47:57 - Chicago shootings this weekend: At least 77 shot, 12 fatally, in July 4th holiday weekend gun violence across city 01:01:37 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies: "Biden is …
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0:00 - Rumblin’ Stumblin’ Bumblin’ Biden staying or going? 12:26 - First elected Democrat calls on Biden to drop out of race: ‘President failed’ in debate 30:07 - IL’s Govt Alliance for Safe Communities 49:30 - Jonathan Turley, columnist, television analyst, and Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School, offer…
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0:00 - SCOTUS – Trump/POTUS immunity 12:07 - SCOTUS – Trump/POTUS immunity (continued) 31:03 - Lavender Bunde 51:52 - POTUS ’24: His condition 01:03:54 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:06:54 - James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago, Richard Epstein, brea…
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0:00 - Biden in NC: I’m not as good as I once was but I’m as good once as I ever was 10:21 - Jen Psaki on This Week: open convention fight not as easy as people think 30:07 - Juliana Stratton’s “black job” 48:03 - Flashback: Jack Ryan vs Barack Obama 01:05:54 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Po…
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0:00 - Leftist pundits in mourning 5:23 - Biden post-debate: dog-faced pony soldiers, fact-checkers will get Trump 25:04 - Kamala responds to Anderson Cooper 47:55 - Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur & Co: You would have to be crazier than Trump to think Biden can win 01:06:52 - Bret Baier, host of FOX News’ Special Report, hears from his sources there will …
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0:00 - Kinzinger’s Biden endorsement 11:11 - Mayorkas in Tucson: the responsible person for migrant crime is the migrant criminal 28:29 - Trump PAC ad to air during debate 48:58 - Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, William Jacobson, points out who got it wrong in SCOTUS' Murthy ruling. Profess…
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0:00 - He Gone: Bowman 9:28 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: The Big Gulp Attacker 27:56 - Bannon/J6 Committee 46:06 - Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review and author of Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, Andrew McCarthy: There's a fair trial going on in Florida and that's what t…
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0:00 - GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Burke sentenced 11:05 - Catherine Herridge Reports: Army enlistee Karoline Stancik, vax-injured 28:04 - POTUS ’24: debate 50:26 - Ryne Sandberg on youth baseball incident in Chicago 01:07:19 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:09:40 - RealClearPolitics contributor, Kalev Leetaru, on the political imp…
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0:00 - Ryne Sandberg statue 9:39 - Handsy Andy Cuomo on Maher: open border policy was a mistake; needed a plan 29:57 - GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Foxx got Big Gulped 46:10 - POTUS debate: Some Unsolicited Advice 01:05:06 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, analyzes the new 9/11-related …
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0:00 - BLM Brandon on crime 11:36 - Border/migrants 30:46 - Ten Commandments in the classroom 56:06 - RIP Donald Sutherland 01:10:02 - Scott McKay, publisher of the Hayride & senior editor at the American Spectator, offers his debate strategy for Donald Trump. Check out Scott’s newest books Racism Revenge and Ruin and King Of The Jungle 01:31:07 - …
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0:00 - Dan & Amy share stories from yesterday's golf outing 9:43 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: ILGOP 28:27 - Renaming schools in Chicago 51:33 - POTUS ’24: Biden messaging 01:05:29 - Dominic Green, columnist for The Washington Examiner, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, explains what it means that Euro…
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0:00 - Biden border buddies, amnesty 5:14 - “local reaction” to Biden amnesty…not enough 28:28 - BLM Brandon touts blackest admin ever 39:47 - SF mayoral debate: London Breed challenges Mark Farrell to name 3 drag queens 46:03 - Fauci lamenting politicization of science 58:05 - Nicole Wallace goes full Orwell on Biden vs. Trump and fitness for offi…
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0:00 - BLM Brandon announces $500k study of reparations 10:49 - Rep. Security Detail Spice a faith healer 25:28 - Hochul/Adams want to ban masks 42:03 - School choice 01:02:24 - President/CEO of Young America’s Foundation & former Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, on Trump's visit to Wisconsin later today, Trump's VP pick and the Trump/Biden deb…
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0:00 - SD Gates bargaining for more than wages and benefits 9:50 - Black pastor thanks Trump for coming to the hood 31:29 - Harford Co (MD) Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler on the murder of Rachel Morin by an illegal from El Salvador 51:57 - SF firefighter Robert Shin 01:09:11 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Fo…
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0:00 - Biden at Ukraine event: won’t pardon Hunter 8:12 - MSNBC flak Donny Deutsch 23:34 - Leaving California 41:00 - Jim Iuorio, host of “The Futures Edge Podcast” and special contributor to Wirepoints: "the government has become our bookie and our drug dealer" For podcast updates and more, follow Jim on X @jimiuorio 56:09 - National political rep…
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0:00 - Lightfoot on migrants 10:49 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Western Springs update 27:50 - Stossel on Success Academy charters in NYC 43:58 - BLM Brandon’s Beauty Tips 57:20 - Comedian Ben Bankas: America is built on racism 59:34 - Deputy Editor of The Spectator and host of the Americano podcast, Freddy Gray, on The night the right swept Europe.…
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0:00 - POTUS ’24: Hunter verdict 11:56 - POTUS ’24: Trump v Biden polls 30:15 - Border/migrants 45:34 - George Parry, former federal and state prosecutor, calls out the Hunter Biden conviction for what it is "a piece of performance art" Check out George’s blog knowledgeisgood.net 01:00:48 - Will County State’s Attorney, Jim Glasgow, gives insight i…
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0:00 - Welcome to the party. NBC Nightly News is finally realizing that there’s this thing called the “Tren De Aragua.” 7:42 - POTUS ’24: Pelosi/J6 22:14 - Lavender Bunde: Amaze 41:11 - Political bias in FBI 54:10 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 57:43 - Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, founder and CEO of Proje…
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0:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: BLM Brandon’s beauty spending 13:33 - SPORTS & POLITICS: Caitlin Clark Olympic snub 32:24 - Mayorkas on Biden’s phony border EO 49:45 - Judge Glock, director of research at the Manhattan Institute, chews over his recent article How Debt Ate Chicago. Judge is also the author of The Dead Pledge: The Origins of the Mor…
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0:00 - Ailto neighbor Emily Baden 8:05 - Byron Donalds on Joy Reid on Jim Crow flap 22:26 - Dr. Robert Redfield on Fredo Cuomo on COVID vaxes, the unvaxed 44:27 - Bob Fioretti, two-term Chicago 2nd ward Alderman (2007-2015) and 2nd ward Democratic Committeeman (2008-2016), currently candidate for Cook County State's Attorney, shares the message he …
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0:00 - getting fit makes you more rightwing? 11:46 - The latest curfew call 29:49 - FLASHBACK: DC press corps Hunter Biden laptop reporting in ’20 51:29 - THE PURGE/THE REVOLT: Dan & Amy revisit yesterday's call from a Downers Grove librarian 01:09:39 - Harvey Silverglate, criminal-defense and civil-liberties lawyer,co-founder of Foundation for Ind…
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0:00 - Merrick Garland before the e House Judiciary Committee 8:27 - Biden border EO 24:21 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: 3 unpaid tickets and license suspension 43:25 - Andrew McCarthy, former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review, looks ahead to Trump's sentencing - "It’s the ‘Charge’ Not the Charges" Keep updated with A…
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0:00 - Couple attacked in Streeterville 9:39 - Fauci hearing 27:57 - Border/migrants 47:57 - US Senator from WI, Ron Johnson, on the Fauci House Hearing "there is still so much that needs to exposed" and "Fauci needs to be humiliated" Follow Ron X @SenRonJohnson 01:02:33 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:05:20 - Joshua Skule, …
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0:00 - POTUS ’24: Trump conviction 11:08 - Retribution NOW! 31:15 - Everyone and everything is gay month 45:46 - Discover the “Pride Always” collection at Walmart 47:58 - THE PURGE/THE REVOLT: Fatists – Jae-lynn 58:38 - Tolyamory 01:02:09 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, on the …
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0:00 - Alvin Bragg (DA-Soros) on Trump conviction: "I did my job" 13:23 - Trump reacts to jury verdict in Manhattan: the real verdict on 11/5 32:29 - Time to start thinking worst case scenarios with what the left will do next 54:24 - John Solomon, award-winning investigative journalist and founder of Just the News: we don't put rival politicians in…
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0:00 - Free Scottie! 10:58 - How the Trump Trial back fired on Democrats 24:33 - Who enjoys easy? 29:05 - How quickly will they reach a verdict in the Trump Trial? 48:39 - Home invasion survivor, Chris Murphy, describes being tied up and held at gunpoint in his Lakeview apartment 01:00:07 - Illinois Budget passes 01:04:56 - Heritage Foundation’s vi…
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0:00 - BLM Brandon asked how his violence prevention plan for Memorial Day weekend worked out? 11:49 - DeNiro presser outside Manhattan courthouse: we don’t have a choice 30:41 - Trump trials 53:36 - MFer Socialist Spice Girl Tlaib speaking at Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine conference in Detroit 01:07:47 - Clinical Professor of Law a…
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0:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: 5-year-old girl murdered 8:53 - Winnetka shootout 24:15 - Trump trolls libertarians at National Convention 41:18 - Biden Inc. 55:56 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 58:41 - Harrison Butker at Regina Caeli Academy 01:16:13 - Founder and Executive Editor of Wirepoints, Mark Glennon, looks at the li…
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Charles Thomas in for Amy J (6:14) SPORTS & POLITICS: Scheffler (27:17) why should POTUS act unilaterally to protect the border (46:38) NU’s Michael Schill opening statement (1:06:07) Steve Cortes, the “voice of the deplorables”, discusses his recent trip to the border and his non-profit advocacy group League of American Workers - amworkers.com Che…
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0:00 - KJP explains latest student debt socialization scheme 10:08 - Mahomes,Reid react to Butker’s speech 29:28 - “Justice-impacted individuals” 49:20 - Ted Cruz interrogates NY federal district court judicial nominee Sara Netburn over case involving trans rapist 01:03:08 - Tony Kinnett, investigative columnist for The Daily Signal, has found Nort…
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0:00 - Alito flag controversy 8:38 - Planet Fitness Founder & former CEO Mike Grondahl: company pretty much destroyed 28:30 - Cobb County Schools (GA) Supt. Chris Ragsdale on responsibility to protect kids from sexually explicit materials 47:31 - Deadly force authorized for MAL raid 01:02:44 - Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner,…
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0:00 - Cohen admits on the stand to stealing from Trump 12:28 - Matlock reboot 30:05 - Reparations & Race Based Grants 51:58 - Illegal immigrant Yaniry Pena doesn’t like Rochester, NY 01:05:42 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:08:02 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy …
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0:00 - Sports & Politics: Scheffler addresses arrest 14:09 - Kim Foxx new draft policy on searches during traffic stops 31:17 - Dan & Amy take reaction to Foxx' new draft policy on traffic stops/searches 53:09 - Biden’s pandering commencement speech at Morehouse: America is racist and you’re all victims 01:07:40 - Editor, Chicago District Golfer ma…
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0:00 - Cohen testimony 11:33 - Mean Girls week in DC 26:45 - Sports & Politics: Harrison Butker, catholic extremist? 50:25 - Ben Weingarten, editor at large for RealClearInvestigations and senior contributor to The Federalist: Here’s Fresh Evidence Biden’s Using Your Tax Dollars To Turn Out Democrat Votes In 2024. Get more from Ben at his substack …
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0:00 - BLM Brandon op-ed: more game to be played 11:04 - POTUS ’24: Debates 28:28 - Border/migrants 45:32 - Learning how to think 01:03:32 - Noah Rothman, senior writer at National Review and author of The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun, says to stop "setting an absurdly low bar for Biden" Keep updated with…
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0:00 - Maddow’s “smoking gun” 13:09 - FL imam goes full Farrakhan 26:47 - No correr por la cubierta!! 49:43 - Frank Furedi, executive director of the think-tank MCC-Brussels, discusses woke relativism and The cult of ‘my truth’ For more from Frank frankfuredi.substack.com 01:04:55 - Peter Berkowitz, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and forme…
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0:00 - Celebrating one year of Brandon Johnson 28:46 - St. Mary’s Academy in NO 46:37 - Chiefs’ K Harrison Butker’s Commencement Address at Benedictine College 01:04:02 - In-depth History with Frank from Arlington Heights 01:06:48 - Scott McKay, senior editor at the American Spectator & publisher for the Hayride, looks at the POTUS race and a possi…
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0:00 - Happy Mothers Day to all those who celebrated 10:19 - Trump rally in Wildwood, NJ 27:39 - Daley Plaza liberated by Hamas (Chicago Chapter) 49:46 - Bidenomics 01:02:58 - Steven Bucci, visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, shares concerns over a Palestinian flag in Daley Plaza, and other action…
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0:00 - BLM Brandon's Billion Dollar Ask 13:25 - Metropolitan Mixed Paradigm Shift 31:33 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Prostitution 52:43 - Fredo Cuomo's Vaccine Injury 01:06:59 - Mia Majik and women’s rage rituals 01:20:19 - Anti-abortion demonstrator Mario Navarro explains what went down with Ald Bill Conway outside a West Loop abortion clinic last …
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0:00 - The Biden Snarl visits Chicago 12:25 - New Pritzker Purge Law Study 28:51 - Why Dan Proft is Single 43:45 - Denver encampment list of demands 01:00:00 - Mitch Daniels, former president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, explains the fine line between protecting free speech and regulating conduct on college campuses 01:19:53…
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0:00 - Trump after Stormy day in court 15:05 - NBC discovers border problem 31:29 - Andrew Cuomo: lockdown was voluntary 50:58 - Princeton hunger striker: they are not caring for us 01:13:31 - Rod Dreher, contributing editor and former senior editor for The American Conservative, author of the New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedi…
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0:00 - Trump after trial: want 2-3 more weeks of trial 14:25 - Biden on DACA: model citizens 30:54 - Big Bad Billy Conway 47:54 - Richard Goldberg, former National Security Council official and U.S. Senate aide, currently a senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wishes Chicago good luck with the DNC after watching city leaders…
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0:00 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: Cinco de Mayo 14:59 - THE GREAT DISINTEGRATION: St. George separates from Baton Rouge 32:44 - WH Council of Econ Advisors Chairman Jared Bernstein on why the govt borrows money 53:15 - Kristi Noem on killing Cricket 01:09:39 - Steven Bucci, former marine, top Pentagon official & is a visiting fellow in The Heritage …
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0:00 - Biden on college campus chaos 8:05 - Election rigging 24:22 - Run, Brandon run!! 40:03 - Spiked columnist & author of How Woke Won: The Elitist Movement that Threatens Democracy, Tolerance and Reason, Joanna Williams, discusses How anti-Semitism became a virtue on American campuses. Joanna is also founder of the independent think tank Cieo a…
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0:00 - Arrest of Huesca murder suspect 9:20 - “Anti-semitism” legislation 30:10 - Pritzker and da' Bears 48:10 - William Nienburg, former trustee and new President of the Library Board of Distrustees in Downers Grove, updates Dan & Amy on the aftermath of his ouster and failure to reschedule a coffee meeting with Library trustees 01:07:57 - Weaponi…
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0:00 - CAMPUS BEAT: Israel 12:55 - Weight-loss drug coverage for all of Jelly Belly’s state workers 28:54 - ANIMAL STORIES: Who's the bigger animal lover, Kristi or Amy? 43:59 - Monroe Co (NY) DA Sandra Doorley’s apology 01:02:16 - Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney & Contributing Editor at National Review, Andrew McCarthy: We don't know what's going…
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