Will Trump's 'State of the Union' Further Polarize Washington DC?

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On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon discuss their expectations for tonight's 'State of the Union' and the main issues they expect the President to highlight. Will Trump strike a cordial tone and focus on compromise, or will his address put more space between Republicans and Democrats in the nation's capital? Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Relations & Security Analyst | The Latest News on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Elizabeth Beck - Miami-Based Plaintiff Lawyer | Twitter Censorship & The Kamala Harris Establishment Lovefest Dominic Carter - Reporter for Verizon FIOS News | El Chapo Awaits His Verdict... Pearse Redmond - Activist and Journalist | What do the Citizens of Venezuela Think About the Current Turmoil? The United States and Russia have both withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty which was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev back in 1987. International Relations & Security Analyst Mark Sleboda joins Garland and Lee to discuss the decision to move on from the INF Treaty and how the increasing prominence of the Chinese military may have impacted the Trump administration's policy making on this issue. Censorship on social media continues to increase and Twitter seems to be at the center of this trend especially with regards to political speech. Trial lawyer Elizabeth Beck returns to the show to discuss Silicon Valley's assault on free speech and the Mainstream Media/Democratic Party establishment's infatuation with Kamala Harris as a 2020 Presidential candidate. Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, aka "El Chapo," will soon be met with a verdict in his Federal Trial which is currently taking place in New York. Reporter Dominic Carter is at the courthouse today, and he will describe the scenes at the trial and recap some of the major details and anecdotes from inside the courtroom on today's episode of Fault Lines. As the turmoil in Venezuela continues to play out, there has been limited coverage in the US mainstream media about the hopes and desires of the Venezuelan people. Activist and journalist Pearse Redmond joins the show for the first time to discuss the current situation facing the people of Venezuela, the opposition leaders who have populist support, and how things on-the-ground may evolve in the coming days and weeks.

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