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Jun 8, 2015

This is At the Races, Watchdog.org’s podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.

In this episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Ben Yount take a look at two of the worst candidates in the ever-growing presidential field: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Martin O'Malley, the former Democratic governor of Maryland.

First up: a game called "Real quote from Lindsey Graham or passage from dystopian fiction?"  In this game, Yount has to decide if a Constitution-shredding, anti-free-speech, pro-militarism comment is something that actually was uttered by the senator from South Carolina or whether it comes from the pages of books like 1984 and V for Vendetta.

Then, we take a look at the five most insane tax increases supported by O'Malley.  From the rain tax to the toilet tax, there were plenty to choose from - Maryland increased taxes on 44 separate occasions during the eight years that O'Malley was running the state.

May 13, 2015

This is At the Races, Watchdog.org’s podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.

In this episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with New Jersey Watchdog's Mark Lagerkvist, who recently uncovered a big story about Gov. Chris Christie spending more than $80,000 on concessions at football games in 2010 and 2011.  That's a lot of nachos and beer.

As Lagerkvist explains, the incident is just the latest in a long series of questionable spending decisions by Christie, who talks a good game as a fiscal conservative but seems to enjoy living-it-up at the expense of taxpayers and his wealthy friends.  Once considered a Republican frontrunner for 2016, Christie is now struggling to remain popular in his own state.

What would you buy with $80,0000 at NFL football games?

May 5, 2015

By Eric Boehm and Ben Yount | Watchdog Radio

This is "At The Races," Watchdog.org's podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.

In this episode, hosts Ben Yount and Eric Boehm discuss the latest round of entrants into the 2016 presidential field.

Can outsiders like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina make a mark on the GOP field?  Will Sen. Bernie Sanders force Hilary Clinton to move to the left in the Democratic primary?

Most importantly, do any of these long shots have a chance to win the race, once they reach the starting gate? Place your bets, because we're At The Races on the Watchdog Podcast.

 

Apr 27, 2015

By Eric Boehm and Ben Yount | Watchdog Radio

This is "At The Races," Watchdog.org's podcast that focuses on elections and political campaigns.

In our first episode, hosts Eric Boehm and Ben Yount take a look at the early field for the 2016 presidential race.  Is Hilary Clinton invincible among Democrats - and is that a good thing?  Can Marco Rubio find the sweet spot on the Republican side between the establishment and those roguish tea partiers?

Matt Kittle, bureau chief for Wisconsin Reporter, visits the program to discuss Scott Walker's potential presidential bid and when he might finally toss his hat into the ring.

 

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