Dems face uphill battle in impeachment trial

When President Trump’s impeachment trial gets underway next month, the likelihood of winning a majority, let alone the required 67 votes for removal, is slim to none in the Republican-led chamber. So why are Democrats pushing ahead? Democratic analyst Ameshia Cross joined Jim on “The Final 5” to break down the strategy, and how new revelations about Ukraine could change the path ahead.

Dems scrap in last debate before first votes are cast

The latest Democratic debate pitted only six of the 12 candidates against each other in the faceoff before February‘s Iowa caucuses. Breaking down the winners and losers with Jim Lokay are Democratic strategists Kevin Walling and Troy Prestwood.

A contentious start to 2020 threatens New Years’ resolutions

“Experiment, don’t resolve” is the mantra of author Joseph Deitch. The author of “Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life” says too many New Years’ resolutions die off early, so he joined Jim Lokay on “The Final 5” with a list of ways to encourage personal exploration to prepare for a better 2020.

What’s next after Iran strikes back on U.S. interests in Iraq?

Iraq delivered on its vow to avenge the murder of a top general. While the rogue nation says it plans no further action against the U.S., the ball is in President Trump’s court. Jamil Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute at George Mason, joined Jim Lokay on “The Final 5” to talk about what could be next between the two nations.

Where did U.S., Iran tensions begin, and where are they headed?

Before the U.S.-ordered drone strike that killed General Soleimani, Defense Secretary Mark Esper had vowed "the game has changed" when it comes to relations with Iran. What led to the Baghdad embassy attack, and where does Congress stand on the use of military force? Kelley Vlahos from The American Conservative joined Jim on "The Final 5" to explain.

Talking politics at work can be costly to everyone, study says

A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management claims America’s workforce should check their politics at the door. Johnny Taylor, SHRM CEO, joined Jim Lokay on the Final 5 to reveal what a new study details, and the toll that divisive political talk is taking on companies across the country.

Combining cooking and politics with the holidays

Former Ohio state lawmaker and Fox News regular Capri Cafaro loves to cook, so Jim Lokay brought her on The Final 5 to show off a recipe for a midnight snack, and shares her secret to keep family harmony during the holiday season.

Should the US worry about the threat by North Korea of a Christmas surprise?

North Korea is once again threatening a long range missile test in the form of what’s being called a Christmas surprise. As relations between the US and the rogue state continue to deteriorate, what does this spell for what President Donald Trump described as a beautiful relationship? North Korea expert Harry Kazianis joined Jim Lokay on The Final 5 to explain what’s next.

Democrats’ plot strategy for impeachment as support wavers

As the push for the impeachment of President Trump reaches a critical stage, the focus will turn to a likely Senate trial in the new year. Kevin Walling joined Jim Lokay on “The Final 5” to explain how Democrats will push forward in a far different political environment than the last impeachment 21 years ago.

An early Thanksgiving debate on impeachment and 2020

While Thanksgiving is still a few days away, families around the country will be dancing around political conversations at the dinner table. “Final 5” favorites Tracy Dietz and Kelly Gibson joined Jim Lokay to talk impeachment and the newest entrant into the 2020 campaign.

Local Democrats sound off on latest debate

While the rest of the political world was focused on the impeachment inquiry, Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Atlanta for another debate on Wednesday. Former Ambassador Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook and DC based strategist Troy Prestwood joined Jim Lokay on The Final 5 to break it down.