John’s monologue today is about the performative theatre of the Republicans who are pushing for anything they can while holding America hostage during the debt ceiling negotiations. He talks with Brian in Oregon, and Marie in Atlanta on Trump and the debt negotiations. Then he welcomes back Bob Cesca and they chat about Trump’s letter to Merrick Garland, the Fox News employee handbook, the 14th Amendment, and the Putin sanctions. Next, he interviews author Paul Wolfe on his new book “Being Human First: Practices for Empathetic, Expressive Leadership”. And wrapping it up John questions political strategist Max Burns on the Trump tapes, Kevin McCarthy, and the debt ceiling.