Lay your weary head to rest; Don't you cry no more....
Happy Father's Day all! In between the festivities of celebrating the family patriarch, be sure to tune in to The Closer this afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00 Central Time.
At 1:15, political wonk Matt Mackowiak will join me via phone. We'll discuss the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary this past week as well as what (if any) ripple affect it will have. We'll also discuss the prospects of a GOP takeover of the US Senate as well as a Hillary(!) run for President in 2016.
The at 2:00 I will play a recorded interview I conducted with Capt. Sean Parnell, a senior adviser for Concerned Veterans for America. Capt. Parnell discussed the current issues facing Iraq, specifically the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) taking over major cities in that country. I also asked him about the scandal with the V.A. and what Congress is doing to alleviate long wait times for military vets seeking medical treatment.
Finally at 2:30, Miss Minneapolis 2014 Julia Schliesing will check in after a one week hiatus from the show. We'll look back at this past week when Julia was participating in the Miss Minnesota pageant. Unfortunately she was not crowned Miss Minnesota, but that certainly doesn't mean there's not an exciting journey ahead for her. As such, we'll also discuss her plans for the immediate future.
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