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Hamilton Vs. Pence

After VP-elect Mike Pence saw Hamilton on Broadway, the cast addressed him about its fears of the Trump administration. Smerconish says wrong time & place.
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A fresh start

Smerconish says America needs to let the campaign go and wait to see what kind of President Trump proves to be.
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'We need to stop this'

Smerconish pleads for the nation to end vitriolic partisan obstructionism, accept whatever the result of election day and move forward.
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The Morning After

The real result of Election Day begins the day after. Smerconish makes some suggestions for the citizens and politicians for moving forward.
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The Future of Fox News - and the GOP

Does Megyn Kelly signal a new post-Ailes Fox News post-election day? Smerconish says if it can become truly fair and balanced it would make the GOP better
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'Just Look at Her'

Of all the women accusing Trump of inappropriate behavior, 74 year old Jessica Leeds is unique - because she's actually age-appropriate to the candidate.
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Trump's Own "Nasty Smear"

Smerconish parses the Trump campaign's statement on birtherism as a prime example of the candidate's "circuitous logic and outright fabrication."
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New Silent Majority: Complacent Voters

Smerconish bucks the conventional wisdom that voters are angry and says the problem is complacency: many aren't voting and allowing extremists to dominate.
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Talk radio's grip on the GOP

Why are Cruz and Trump succeeding in the GOP race? Michael Smerconish says it's due to the power wielded by extremist conservative talk radio hosts.
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Smerconish: Why I'm Re-joining the GOP

Michael Smerconish discusses his personal history with the GOP and becoming an independent, and why he's registering Republican to vote in the PA primary
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The impact of where you grow up

Michael Smerconish has a special Mother's Day message and discusses new data out from Harvard that shows where you grow up can have an impact on how you turn out.
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Smerconish: The Politics of Potholes

After a nasty encounter with the "Godzilla of American potholes," Michael Smerconish says reinvesting in American infrastructure should be a big issue in the 2016 election.

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The Unfinished Story 

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Tony Blair on Brexit Fallout

Fmr. British Prime Minister Tony Blair on the US implications of the vote to exit the EU, and upheaval caused by insurgent movements on both right and left
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Fired for Being White?

Was a Pittsburgh TV anchor fired for a Facebook post discriminated against because she's white? Attorney Areva Martin & law professor Carol Swain debate.
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Beckel Vs. Beckel on Trump

CNN Contributor and Democrat Bob Beckel squares off with his conservative Hollywood actor brother Graham Beckel about the appeal of Trump's candidacy

What it's like to gender transition

Star news helicopter pilot Zoey Tur, formerly known as Bob Tur, talks about the process of transitioning genders and what it means to be transgender.
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Inside the mind of radical Islam

Michael Smerconish sits down with Anjem Choudary, a radical Muslim cleric in London, to discuss terrorism and the Paris terror attacks.
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9/11: The 28 missing pages

Former Sen. Bob Graham and Terry Strada, wife of a 9/11 victim, push for the release of 28 pages of still classified material regarding 9/11 financing.

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Headlines Redefined 

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    Romney's 2016 campaign autopsy

    After stepping onto the field, Mitt Romney is back in the dugout--he will not play ball in 2016. Kevin Madden talks the short-lived dip into the 2016 race.
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Is Trump the new Pat Buchanan?

Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump's chances are in the 2016 race.

How ISIS justifies its actions

Atlantic Magazine contributing editor Graeme Wood talks how ISIS justifies its actions to its supporters through carefully crafted theological arguments.

Standing out in a field of 19

Only three have announced presidential campaigns out of the 19 potential candidates. With the field so crowded, how can candidates stand out?

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    Michael A. Smerconish is the host of the weekly Saturday TV program on CNN fittingly called "Smerconish." He is also the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124, newspaper columnist and author.