September 6 - Why is Trump Leading in the Latest CNN Poll?; The Foul-Mouthed Filipino Leader Loses Facetime With Obama; A For-Profit College Fraudster Shuts Down After Losing Taxpayer Funds

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Part 1

We begin with the latest poll from CNN that has Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton 45% to 43% among likely voters with the race also tight among registered voters where Clinton is three points ahead. Ed Kilgore, a political columnist for New York Magazine and the Managing Editor of the Democratic Strategist joins us to discuss why, with two months to go until the election, Trump is gaining while Clinton is losing the double digit lead she had after the democratic convention. With the Trump campaign exhibiting a sudden professionalism since the disgraced former head of Fox News became its “eminence gris”, we examine whether Clinton will go beyond making her campaign about Trump and how she can overcome the double standard of her being constantly tied to scandal while Trump gets away with endless outrages, having once remarked perhaps prophetically, that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and get away with it.

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Part 2

Then we speak with a Filipino-born expert on a country whose foul-mouthed leader insulted President Obama ahead of a planned meeting at the ASEAN summit in Laos which resulted in Obama cancelling the meeting and instead sitting down with the leader of South Korea. Joi Barrios-Leblanc, a Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley joins us to discuss how the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is seen at home and in the diaspora and the role of nationalism in addressing fears of a more assertive China, at the same time being wary of reviving a neo-colonial dependency on the United States.

Part 3

Then finally we look into today’s announcement by ITT Tech that it is shutting down its for-profit college racket that took in over a billion dollars a year of taxpayer money, but now that the government has shut down the gravy train, this manifestly fraudulent institution has suddenly lost 90% of its funding and will no longer be able to defraud students with worthless diplomas while saddling them with a lifetime of debt. David Halperin, a senior fellow at Republic Report who was a special assistant for national security affairs to President Clinton and counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, joins us to discuss his article at The Huffington Post “Good Riddance: 6 Facts About The ITT Tech Shut Down” and how long it will before the biggest rip-off of them all, the University of Phoenix, has its taxpayer funding cut off and has to shut down.  

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