October 9 - Russia's Brazen Hacking of Our Election; Why Do Evangelicals Stick With Trump?; What Might be in Store For Hillary Clinton Tonight

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Part 1

We begin with the announcement this week by the Director of National Intelligence and the head of Homeland Security naming Russia as the culprit in the hacking of our election that appears designed to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump, and their pointing the finger at the Kremlin, saying “that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities”.  Patrick Tucker, the technology editor at Defense One and author of “The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move”, joins us to assess why Putin would be so brazen in leaving his fingerprints on this apparently extensive and coordinated cyber-espionage assault and given the political misfortune of Donald Trump at the moment, what kind of judgement does the Russian leader have in thinking he could put his man in the White House?

Part 2

Then we speak with Elaine Pagels, a professor of religion at Princeton University and author of “Beyond Belief” and “Revelations: Vision, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation”.  She joins us to discuss the extent to which evangelicals will stick with Trump in spite of the recent revelations about his lewd attitude to women and whether right wing politics are more important to the religious right than moral values. We will also discuss the sudden shock and  indignation that Republican supporters of Trump are now exhibiting when they surely knew all along who Trump is and how he behaves.

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Part 3

Then finally we examine what might be in store for Hillary Clinton in tonight’s debate given the not-so-veiled threats coming from Trump who will likely bring up Bill Clinton’s sexual history and blame Hillary Clinton for alleged harassment of women her husband had affairs with. Joining us is Adele Stan, a journalist based in Washington who is the Washington Editor of Alternet and writes a weekly column at The American Prospect where she has an article “Decoding Mike Pence’s Misogyny” as well as an article at Alternet.org “Will the Presidential Debate Add Fuel to the Trumpster Fire?”  

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