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In The Tank (ep184) – Bad Week for the Left: Russia Collusion, Green New Deal, ObamaCare

March 29, 2019

Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute, in episode #184 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today's episode features work from the Manhattan Institute and The Heartland Institute.

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Jim Lakely, director of communications at The Heartland Institute, in episode #184 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today's episode features work from the Manhattan Institute and The Heartland Institute.

In the first segment, the crew gives their takes on the release of the Mueller Report on potential Russian "collusion." After a nearly-two-year investigation, the Mueller team found no evidence of collusion. How did this investigation effect the Trump administration during the first two years and how will the results play into the 2020 election.

In another stunning defeat for the left, a resolution for the Green New Deal died in the Senate with a vote of 0-57. Justin and Jim explain what was going on behind the scenes with this vote. 

Related to the Green New Deal, Donny discusses a report from the Manhattan Institute titled "The 'New Energy Economy': An Exercise in Magical Thinking." Among other things, the report explains that solar and wind technology will not be able to advance enough to make the Green New Deal possible. 

Topping off the bad week for the left, the DOJ announced they agree with a U.S. District Court that ruled all of Obamacare is invalid. Justin explains what this means for the health care law and how it will factor in to the 2020 election. 

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Justin Haskins is an executive editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute.
jhaskins@heartland.org @JustinTHaskins
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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact at The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely