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Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner

The Budget Crisis In The Land Of Lincoln

interview with Bruce Raunervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 26, 2017

With the end of the fiscal year deadline (June 30) looming ever closer Governor Rauner and House majority Democrats will have to come to an agreement to get the budget passed and prevent Illinois’s bond rating from being downgraded to junk, causing Illinois to lose investment-grade status.

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The Budget Crisis in the Land of Lincoln

interview with Bruce Raunervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 26, 2017

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With the end of the fiscal year deadline (June 30) looming ever closer Governor Rauner and House majority Democrats will have to come to an agreement to get the budget passed and prevent Illinois’s bond rating from being downgraded to junk, causing Illinois to lose investment-grade status.

Senator Ben Sasse

The Vanishing American Adult

interview with Ben Sassevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A conversation with Senator Ben Sasse.

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The Vanishing American Adult

interview with Ben Sassevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 12, 2017

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A conversation with Senator Ben Sasse.

Sowing the Seeds of Growth

interview with John Michael “Mick” Mulvaneyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Understanding the Federal Budget and Moving toward Economic Prosperity.

John Michael Mulvaney

Sowing The Seeds Of Growth

interview with John Michael “Mick” Mulvaneyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Understanding the Federal Budget and Moving toward Economic Prosperity.

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Drug Decriminalization

interview with Edwin Meese III, Joseph D. McNamaravia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Special Rerelease of the First Episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Twenty-One Years Later

US attorney general Edwin Meese III and former San Jose police chief Joseph McNamara

Drug Decriminalization

interview with Edwin Meese III, Joseph D. McNamaravia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Special Rerelease of the First Episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Twenty-One Years Later.

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Carly Fiorina on the Future of the United States

interview with Carly Fiorinavia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 11, 2017

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The path forward for the United States.

Carly Fiorina on the Future of the United States

Carly Fiorina On The Future Of The United States

interview with Carly Fiorinavia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 11, 2017

The path forward for the United States.

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