40 Years After Black Monday

40 years after ‘Black Monday,’ when 5,000 employees of Youngstown Sheet and Tube lost their jobs, we still feel the effects today. With President Trump promising the return of blue collar jobs in factories and mines, the 40th anniversary of Black Monday falls at the perfect time. Salena is joined by Paul Sracic, Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio, to discuss the legacy of Youngstown’s steel industry and how it relates to Trump’s administration.

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Those Who Vote and Those Who Don’t

Today, we join Salena as she talks about her home of “Pennsyl-tuckey” with fellow native Terry Madonna, professor of Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. They discuss re-election in Pennsylvania’s Senate and House along with a discussion about future politics in the hands of millennials.

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Teenage crushes and ‘Dirty Hippies’

Salena is back in the studio, and is joined by her former crush and Pittsburgh radio legend Scott Paulsen. After a discussion on social media’s talent for bringing out the best and worst in humanity, the two pivot to Scott’s new book, “Dirty Hippies.” The novel tells the tale of a small town overtaken by the titular dirty hippies that swarm in for a music festival. Never one to turn down a tangent, Salena talks about politics, social issues, and bell bottom jeans with the author.

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‘He was projecting power:’ Salena Zito talks Trump, context and the Civil War

Salena Zito talks about the reaction to her Washington Examiner cover story with President Trump, including the firestorm around his comments on President Jackson and the Civil War. What was Trump really trying to say? Salena Zito explains.

And what does that big budget deal you’ve heard so much about look like from up on Capitol Hill? Our Senior Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio shares what she’s hearing in the hallways from GOP lawmakers.

And we finish with David Freddoso on the DNC arguing in court that it doesn’t matter if Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile cheated to help Hillary—the Democrats never promised anyone a free and fair primary election in the first place…

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Sneak preview podcast: Salena Zito on the uncivil war over her interview with President Trump

“Context is everything, and everything outside of context is a lie.”

So says the Washington Examiner‘s Salena Zito in this special sneak preview of the“Examining Politics: podcast. Zito discusses her one-on-one interview with Donald Trump in which he discussed his admiration for Andrew Jackson and raised issues regarding the history of the Civil War.

The entire Examining Politics” podcast will be published at 5 p.m. Monday.

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