Election Challenges, Biden's Plans, Iraq and Afghanistan, Social Media Giants


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The McLaughlin Group -- November 20, 2020

guest panelist this week is conservative strategist Matt Mackowiak

Issue one: What Transition?

With President Trump's legal challenges persisting, Joe Biden this week suggested that any effective transition of administrations might not begin until he becomes president on January 20th.

Issue two: Biden's Plans

Joe Biden unveiled more of his governing agenda this week, moving towards the democratic left on student loan forgiveness. But as Biden grapples with the prospect of a GOP Senate, some analysts suggest he'll have to choose between executive actions and ensuing court battles, or a more moderate negotiating stance.

Issue three: 2,500

It was announced this week that by January 15th, 2021, troop levels would be reduced to 2,500 in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The moves might be supported by the American people, but some observers suggest that President Trump's reduction in US force levels is not consistent with his stated strategic objectives.

Issue four: Of Tweets and Posts

Discussing the battle between Republicans who say that social media companies are censoring conservative opinion in order to support Democratic Party interests, and Democrats who argue that social media companies aren't doing enough to deal with disinformation.

Plus: predictions!




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