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“Pod Save America” cohost Tommy Vietor thought foreign policy was boring and complicated until he got the education of a lifetime working for President Obama’s National Security Council. On “Pod Save the World,” he and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes break down the latest global developments and bring you behind the scenes with the people who were there. New episodes every Wednesday. To get access to extended ad-free Pod Save The World episodes, sign up to be a Friends of ...
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Tommy Nation Politics

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This mainstream conventional society construct has been engineered for the rich and elite; subsequently, exploits blue collar workers, while extracting and draining necessary human resources. We do not fit the fake narrative mold of corporate mainstream media! Tommy Nation Politics is Free-Thinking. Innovative. Open-Minded.
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Common sense is not so common these days. If you are one of the many people who thinks that to themselves, then this podcast is for you. Each week, Dr. Ben Carson takes you on a personal journey into the issues and headlines Americans face through the lens of 4 cornerstone principles - faith, liberty, community, and life... the basis upon which the greatest nation on earth was founded. The promise of America is alive and well, but it’s not a given. Dr. Carson offers a weekly prescription of ...
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Dr. Carson and Vivek Ramaswamy discuss the need to restore accountability in the government, implement term limits, and downsize the federal bureaucracy. Ramaswamy shares his insights on aligning Hindu and Christian values and the impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors on corporate America. The conversation offers hope for th…
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Guangcheng has put his life on the line to stand up for noble causes and principles. He has also thrown his support behind Trump and, more recently, a range of intolerant ideas. There are so many things to admire about him, but there are others that are hard to excuse. We thought with this series that we could show how all these things could be tru…
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Tommy and Ben discuss the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the military defeat of Avdiivka, panic at the Munich Security Conference over Republicans blocking more aid to Ukraine, and how Ukrainians have adapted to living in a state of war. Then they talk about calls for accountability for Alexei Navalny’s death and his wife Yul…
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Former Congressman Robert Pittenger joins Dr. Ben Carson on this episode of Common Sense. They discuss the importance of faith in their lives and the impact it has had on their careers. Pittenger shares stories from his book "Character Matters," which highlights the character traits of 31 world changers. They also delve into topics such as terroris…
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With a new position at the Catholic University of America and funding from a rightwing think tank, Guangcheng takes on a new challenge: strengthening his English. We examine why this became such a top priority for Guangcheng and his patrons, what it means to traverse borders and negotiate between languages, and how Guangcheng’s political beliefs ar…
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Tommy and Ben discuss the breaking news that Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, has died while in prison. The only information available so far is coming from prison officials and Russian government-run news channels, who claim that Navalny collapsed. Tommy and Ben talk about Navalny’s legacy, nearly universal blame being pu…
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Tommy and Max Fisher talk about the disastrous humanitarian implications of Israel’s impending offensive in Rafah, the Biden administration’s shifting tone towards Israel, and efforts to reach out to the Muslim American community in Michigan. They also talk about Trump’s comments encouraging Russia to invade NATO members who don’t spend enough on d…
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Dr. Carson welcomes Senator Tommy Tuberville to discuss the importance of parents' rights and school choice in education. They address concerns about the government's control over education and the indoctrination of students. They also discuss the impact of the LGBT agenda in public schools and the need to protect women's sports. Senator Tuberville…
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Almost one year after arriving in the US, the New York Post publishes a story suggesting NYU is trying to sever ties with Guangcheng. Guangcheng alleges the university is bowing to pressure from the Chinese Communist Party. Guangcheng’s hosts at NYU accuse right wing political forces of misleading him. Things get very messy. Where Guangcheng lands …
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Tommy and Ben talk about US strikes against facilities in Iraq and Syria used by Iran-backed militia groups, White House denials that the conflict in Gaza has drawn America into a regional war, haunting statistics for children in Gaza, souring public opinion on the war, and dehumanizing commentary about the Middle East. They also discuss how Biden’…
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In a world oversaturated with divisive political rhetoric and ideological battles, a conversation between two prominent conservative figures shines a light on the principles and challenges of maintaining a common-sense approach to political advocacy and youth mobilization. Dr. Carson invites Charlie Kirk for a conversation that traverses the spectr…
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Following a tense negotiation between the US and China, Guangcheng arrives in the United States. He is greeted with a hero’s welcome. He gives speeches. He wins awards. And he tries to adjust to life in New York, hosted by NYU. But quickly cracks start to emerge beneath the glamorous facade.By Alison Klayman, Colin Jones, Yangyang Cheng
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Tommy and Ben talk about the drone strike by an Iranian-backed group on a US base in Jordan that killed three US service members, the pressure on Biden to retaliate against Iran directly, and the muddled politics of war. They also cover allegations that UN employees in Gaza participated in the October 7th Hamas attack, the International Court of Ju…
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Brian Kilmeade joins Dr. Carson to discuss his latest book, "Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality." The unlikely friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington had the power to bridge deep divides during Jim Crow times. The relationship, characterized by both unity and disagreement, offers a com…
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Guangcheng escapes house arrest, but he’s not free yet. Without a real plan or a place to hide, he turns to the US embassy in Beijing. His moves set in motion a diplomatic maelstrom, where top officials from the two most powerful countries in the world negotiate over his fate – and their own.By Alison Klayman, Colin Jones, Yangyang Cheng
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Tommy and Ben discuss the latest news out of Gaza, including a potential ceasefire deal that would include a two month stop in fighting in exchange for hostages, a look back at Bibi’s rejection of a two-state solution throughout his political career, and the news that the Biden administration is preparing for a sustained military campaign in Yemen.…
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Former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker joins Dr. Ben Carson to discuss the importance of upholding the rule of law and the need for Americans to be informed and engaged in the political process. Is the legal system being politicized? Is the federal government being weaponized against political opponents? Are the scales of justice unbalanced? …
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Guangcheng is kidnapped by Chinese authorities and thrown in jail. By keeping him under lock and key, the government hopes to take away his power. But his imprisonment transforms him into a cause and a symbol of dissent in China and across the world. Then after years of detention, Guangcheng decides to try to make an escape. But how and who can he …
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Ben and Tommy discuss US airstrikes on the Houthi rebels in Yemen and why they are unlikely to deter them, and provide background and context on the Houthi’s origins and motivations. They also cover the latest in Gaza and frustration with the administration’s refusal to change course after 100 days. Then they discuss the recent spike in gang violen…
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