Brett gives a coronavirus update, then discusses potential Biden cabinet members, possible Republican strategies to these choices, and why Democrats are still struggling downballot as it relates to the Georgia senate runoffs.

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Brett Johnson spoke with one of the big, emerging progressive leaders in Congress, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois 4) about a variety of issues. They discussed the New York Times report of Trump’s family separation policy, how Amy Coney Barrett could impact DACA, and border closures since the pandemic began.

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Is there a political upside to Dems backing off court packing? No media outlets seem to be asking Republicans if they agree with Trump on refusing a peaceful transfer of power. And Michelle Gross of Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) tells us about the People’s Floyd Commission.

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FYI Politics with Brett Johnson. Today Brett and Hamline University political science professor David Schultz break down the CD5 DFL primary between Ilhan Omar and Antone Melton Meaux. Also a conversation with Santita Jackson who will be hosting our new weekday morning show from 6-8 AM next week!

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Jacob Frey and Tim Walz clash over when the National Guard was deployed during the riots; Antone Melton-Meaux hit with a campaign finance complaint from the DFL, but Ilhan Omar isn’t exactly clean as a whistle either in the campaign finance department; early voting.

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What happens if RBG is unable to stay on the court before November? Why Brett thinks it may work better in the long run if Trump appoints someone rather than allows voters to decide like in 2016. Other miscellaneous news including Speedway bought out again, and the Bottineau Blue Line extension may be dead.

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How much could it cost St. Thomas University to go from D-III to D-I – and will taxpayers be footing the bills for facility upgrades for a private school? Also, why is the Mall of America’s parent group asking for bailouts? Brett also discusses the process behind getting an absentee ballot.

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Brett and Patrick discuss the Alabama GOP senate primary between Jeff Sessions and former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, as well as why money is pouring into Minnesota CD5 when Ilhan Omar is still the popular consensus candidate; Greta Kaul of MinnPost joins Brett to talk about the dramatic increase in poor neighborhoods in the…

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Brett speaks with organizer Anthony Hernandez about the efforts to recall Hennepin County DA Mike Freeman; Social Security expert Max Richman joins the show to discuss the controversial Trust Act which has garnered the support of Dean Phillips.

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Top state officials speak at a press conference about the death of George Floyd; Brett discusses the protests and reaction by MPD toward them, and Mark from Fridley brings his own insights from training – stating he was in the same training unit as Bob Kroll.

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“Minnesota now faces a $2.25 billion budget deficit due to coronavirus expenses; potential treatments and potential landmines; pros and cons of safe business reopening.” Aired May 5th, 2020 WATCH FACEBOOK LIVE REBROADCAST OR LISTEN TO PODCAST DISCUSSION Program: FYI Politics with Radio Host Brett Johnson-Minnesota and Local News, Politics and Issues. What is FYI Politics? Join Brett…

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On today’s episode of FYI Politics, Minnesota sees a rise in cases as a result of increased testing. Why wasn’t Pence wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic? Why does the Coronavirus spread so rapidly throughout meat processing plants? How should Biden approach the Tara Reade accusations?

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Mitch McConnell wants to protect big business from coronavirus lawsuits if their workers get sick on the job (and Chuck Schumer may, or may not save the day); coronavirus challenge trials; Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegations.

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Trump spitballs was to combat the Coronavirus, including injections of disinfectant and getting light inside of people. An update on CoVID-19 in Minnesota. In the latter half of the show Brett is joined by Kevin Featherly of MN Lawyer to discuss changes to the court system and some potential shortenings of prison sentences.

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