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Manafort resigns, Trump regrets, Obama vacations -- what you need to know before the weekend




Campaign chairman Paul Manafort checks the podium before Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016 in New York City.
Campaign chairman Paul Manafort checks the podium before Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an event at Trump SoHo Hotel, June 22, 2016 in New York City.
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Larry and a political roundtable parse the latest flurry of news stories, from former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort’s total resignation from the campaign, to Donald Trump’s apparent tonal change on the campaign trail.

We’ll also look at the criticism from those on the right that President Obama should return from his vacation to visit the flooding victims in Louisiana and get the latest on the State Department’s new revelation that a $400 million payment to Iran wasn’t “ransom,” but “leverage” for the release of American hostages earlier this year.

Guests:

Molly Ball, staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers U.S. politics; she tweets from @mollyesque

Noah Bierman, LA Times reporter who’s been following the Manafort story. He tweets from @Noahbierman

Jay Solomon, foreign affairs correspondent who broke the original story for the Wall Street Journal. His new book, "The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East" (Random House, 2016) comes out next week. He tweets from @WSJSolomon



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