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Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convenes a war room each week to discuss the battle for the soul of the nation!  Join them as they gather the sharpest minds from across the country to see who has the most compelling case for the American people on the issues that matter most.
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James and Al lay out the hard choices facing the Biden campaign, blast corruption on the Supreme Court, and welcome Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi to dive into geopolitics.  They start by exploring US-Sino relations, covering President Xi’s governing philosophy, the enslavement of the Uighurs, what a successful trade policy looks like, how to bolster our regional alliances, and the need to protect Taiwan.  Then, they look at the effects of Iran’s presidential succession and how to counter Russia’s total war mobilization in Ukraine before pivoting to the fentanyl crisis, the death of substance in Congress, and turning immigration into a winning issue. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city– we love to hear where you’re from! Mentioned On The Show: James’ Polling Class Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: Get More From Rep. Raja Krisnamoorthi: Twitter | House.gov | Website  Please Support Our Sponsors: Laundry Sauce: For 15% off your order, head to LaundrySauce.com/warroom and use code WARROOM Miracle Made: For 40% off high-quality self-cooling sheets, plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to TryMiracle.com/warroom
James and Al tear into Trump for seeking bribes from Big Oil, blast the MSM for failing to cover what matters, share their take on the recent polls and primaries, and welcome historian Heather Cox Richardson.  They draw parallels between contemporary politics and the Civil War era, exploring MAGA’s regressive roots, our democracy’s war with demagoguery, the electorate’s disillusionment, and why J6 represents a new “Lost Cause”.  They also cover the corruption of the judicial system and the modern Republican party, calling for a revival of populism to revitalize our system and put in guardrails to protect it. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: Heather Cox Richardson: Twitter | Boston College | Substack | Facebook | Author of “Democracy Awakening” & Many Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom 3 Day Blinds: For their buy 1 get 1 50% off deal, head to 3DayBlinds.com/warroom Beam: Sleep better with Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM
James and Al reflect on Trump’s ongoing trial, the need for Biden to run a focused campaign, and the future of Gaza before welcoming author and journalist Katherine Stewart.  They discuss the rise of the Christian nationalism movement in the USA, exploring how it relates to popular Christianity, its exploitation of the culture war and other political strategies it uses, and its tendency towards hierarchy, dominionism, and authoritarianism.  They also examine its relationship to Trump and the modern Republican party, how it leverages the judicial system, and the dangers of Project 2025. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: Katherine Stewart: Twitter | Website | The New Republic | New York Times | All Articles | Author of “The Power Worshippers” & Other Books | God & Country  Please Support Our Sponsor: Washington Post: Get the best journalism in the business when you go to washingtonpost.com/warroom to subscribe for just 50 cents per week during your first year.
Guest host Paul Begala joins Al to analyze the factors driving the ‘24 election and the dangers of another Trump term before speaking with UC President Emeritus Mark Yudof.  They discuss where the pro-Palestine protests fit in the history of campus movements, how an oppressor/oppressed schema contributes to anti-Israel and anti-Semetic sentiment, why support for Israel is a liberal position, and where the line is between constitutionally protected speech and threatening action.  With no end to the chaos on campuses in sight, they consider the best way to restore order and turn recent events into a teachable moment.    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guests: Paul Begala: Twitter | University of Virginia Center For Politics | CNN | Author Mark Yudof: Twitter | Berkeley Law | UT System | Academic Engagement Network | Facebook Please Support Our Sponsors: Ladder: Go to ladderlife.com/warroom today to see if you’re instantly approved for term coverage life insurance Kalshi: Make predictions and trade on current events you care about with a $20 bonus on a $50+ deposit when you sign up using the link: kalshi.com/politicswarroom Total Gym: For an ADDITIONAL 20% off your order, head to TotalGymDirect.com/warroom 
James and Al game out Trump’s prosecution, reluctantly give credit to Speaker Johnson, and castigate the SCOTUS, before welcoming retired General John Allen to discuss our place in world affairs.  They look at the effects of the foreign aid package, how to continue to support our allies, and the next phase of the Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Hamas wars.  Their analysis also dives into the evolving duties of the Marine Corps, how warfare is waged on the information battlefield, the challenges that define our relationship with China, and the role of risk and vulnerability in successful diplomacy.   Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: General John Allen: Defense.gov | Brookings Institution | DHS.gov | AF.mil | Author of “Turning Point” | Author of “Future War” Please Support Our Sponsors: Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/warroom Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom 3 Day Blinds: For their buy 1 get 1 50% off deal, head to 3DayBlinds.com/warroom
James and Al dive into Congress’ handling of the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and analyze the politically transformative effects of Dobbs on the Republican party.  Then they welcome legal expert Fred Wertheimer to discuss the progression of Trump’s first criminal trial, how the charges can be proven, and developments in the other legal challenges confronting him.  They also are joined by political strategist Billy Ray to explore how identity politics have moved Democrats away from effective messaging, the changes the party needs to make, and why appealing to the center will lead to generational wins. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guests: Fred Wertheimer: Twitter | Just Security | Wertheimer Lipton | Democracy 21 Billy Ray: Twitter | Common Defense | IMDB  Please Support Our Sponsors: Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom
James and Al decry Islamophobia and welcome MN Senator Tina Smith to discuss foreign relations and the Dobbs decision’s role in our politics.  Following anti-abortion revanchism under the Comstock Act and extreme restrictions in red states, they analyze how to fight back by enacting legislation to secure women’s rights, the policies that will energize young voters, and what it will take to win state and national elections.  They also strategize about how to overcome pro-Putin Republicans in the House to get support to Ukraine, secure an Israel-Hamas cease fire, and deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.  Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: Senator Tina Smith: Senate.gov | Website | Twitter | MN.gov Please Support Our Sponsors: Total Gym: For an ADDITIONAL 20% off your order, head to TotalGymDirect.com/warroom  Beam: Sleep better with Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom
James and Al critique coastal elitism, explore how the Israel-Gaza war ends, and welcome Justice Breyer to discuss the role of the Supreme Court and its judges.  They compare textualism and pragmatism using Justice Scalia as a foil, weigh the factors that go into reading the Constitution, debate politics’ place on the bench, review the ethics governing the court, and look at why public approval of the judicial branch is plummeting.  In their conversation they also break down the language of the 2nd Amendment, explain how history is the ultimate arbiter of past decisions, and call on us to listen to one another to find compromise where we can. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guest: Justice Stephen Breyer: SupremeCourt.gov | Oyez | Harvard | Author of “Reading The Constitution” & Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom
James and Al take Rep. Jim Jordan to task for continuing to spew lies about the 2020 election and review the status of Trump’s many trials, their possible outcomes, and their effect on the race.  They also debate what NBC’s firing of Ronna McDaniel says about the state of network journalism, and weigh how RFK Jr. affects the election after his vice presidential pick.  Author and sports journalist John Feinstein joins them to discuss March Madness, the business of sports, Pete Rose’s fall from grace, all time sports greats, the best city for sports, and more.  Short note on audio quality:  Due to unforeseen technical issues we had to record this episode on Zoom without our professional microphones and audio interfaces!  Please excuse the slightly diminished audio quality.  Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guests John Feinstein: Twitter | WaPo | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom Total Gym: For an ADDITIONAL 20% off your order, head to TotalGymDirect.com/warroom 
James and Al tear into the Orban government and analyze Trump’s influence on the Ohio Senate race before welcoming Admiral James Stavridis to discuss the global military landscape.  They explore strategies for success in the Ukraine-Russia and Israel-Hamas conflicts, game out an effective response to threats against Taiwan, and look at how war fighting will evolve in the future.  Then, they are joined by Dr. Cornelia Griggs for a reflection on the state of our healthcare system, current pandemic preparedness, and the COVID response on its 4th anniversary. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube Playlist James Carville & Al Hunt have launched the Politics War Room Substack Get More From This Week’s Guests Admiral James Stavridis: Twitter | Website | Carlyle Group | Author of “2054” & Other Books Dr. Cornelia Griggs: Twitter | Threads | Website | MA General Hospital | Author of “The Sky Is Falling” Please Support Our Sponsors: Washington Post: Get the best journalism in the business when you go to washingtonpost.com/warroom to subscribe for just 50 cents per week during your first year. Earth Breeze: Get 40% off earth friendly laundry detergent sheets when you go to earthbreeze.com/warroom Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/warroom
James and Al destroy the RNC and Senator Katie Britt’s SOTU response, before welcoming authors of “White Rural Rage” Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman for a demographic deep dive.  They expose the disproportionate influence of rural White voters, analyze the factors driving their regional decline, and explain how Republicans have leveraged their grievances to win a larger share of their vote.  Then, they prove that rhetoric has not translated into results on issues like coal mining expansion and rural broadband access, arguing that Democrats are actually the better choice. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check Out James Carville's New Videos: James Carville Explains…Donald Trump’s Potential Felony Conviction James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist James Carville’s & Al Hunt’s Substack: Carville Uncensored | People & Politics  Get More From This Week’s Guests: Paul Waldman: Twitter | Substack | Boundary Issues Podcast | The American Prospect | WaPo | MSNBC | Author of “White Rural Rage” & Other Books Tom Schaller: Twitter | UMBC | Author of “White Rural Rage” Please Support Our Sponsors: Beam: Sleep better with Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM Naked Wines: Head to nakedwines.com/warroom and click ‘enter voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website.  Put in WARROOM for both the code and password to get 6 premium bottles of wine for just $39.99 with shipping included! Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM
James and Al give their take on Super Tuesday and the impact of a Trump conviction, before welcoming journalist Evan Osnos.  They analyze Biden’s electoral prospects and the validity of the polls, looking at how his personality has changed, whether he is fit to serve, and how to win over the doubters.  Then, they preview the potential and peril of the upcoming SOTU and evaluate the arguments driving his campaign strategy, including how to speak effectively about the increase in the cost of living, his policy successes, and the threat Trump poses to democracy.    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Evan Osnos: Twitter | The New Yorker | Brookings Institution | Website | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR Henson Shaving: Go to hensonshaving.com/pwr and enter PWR at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.)
James and Al expose the hypocrisy of Jim Jordan and Matt Schlapp and welcome PA Senator Bob Casey.  They discuss the role of President Biden in down ballot elections, what it will take to win in PA, and the issues most important to voters.  They cover how Republican obstruction is exacerbating the border crisis and undermining national security, laying out how support for Ukraine and Israel makes us safer and boosts domestic manufacturing.  They also dive into Senator Casey’s work on the fentanyl crisis and how to win on economic issues by focusing on the effect that shrinkflation and greedflation have on our cost of living. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Senator Casey: Twitter | Senate.gov | Congress.gov | Website | Facebook | Senate Committee On Aging Please Support Our Sponsors: Naked Wines: Head to nakedwines.com/warroom and click ‘enter voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website.  Put in WARROOM for both the code and password to get 6 bottles of wine for just $39.99 with shipping included! Washington Post: Get the best journalism in the business when you go to washingtonpost.com/warroom to subscribe for just 50 cents per week your first year. Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels, use promo code WARROOM when you go to trymiracle.com/warroom
James and Al skewer the radical Republicans complicit in the events of J6 and welcome former presidential advisor and Lincoln biographer Sidney Blumenthal.  They shut down the corruption allegations targeting President Biden, discuss the capture of MAGA by Putin and propaganda, and lay out the threat Russia poses to our elections and allies.  Then, they dive into the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, examining what made him such an effective politician, key moments on his path to the presidency, and the steps he took to hold the country together while it was tearing itself apart. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Sidney Blumenthal: Just Security | Wilson Center | The Guardian | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Earth Breeze: Get 40% off earth friendly laundry detergent sheets when you go to earthbreeze.com/warroom Stellar Sleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to stellarsleep.com/warroom
James and Al celebrate the Democrats win of George Santos’ seat, blast Republicans for stopping the border bill, take on Robert Hur, and welcome law professor Pam Karlan.  They discuss what will go into the SCOTUS rulings on Trump’s immunity and ballot cases and whether the justices will attempt to “split the baby”.  Then they debate Judge Cannon’s impartiality in the Mar-A-Lago documents case and explore what can be done if she gets out of line.  Critically, they lay out the timelines of Trump’s cases and what it will take for them to be resolved before voting begins. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Professor Pam Karlan: Stanford Law | DOJ.gov | Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Please Support Our Sponsors: Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR Beam: Sleep better with Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM
James and Al fire off on the continuing MAGA takeover of the Republican Party that led to the scuttling of the Democrats’ national security and immigration bill, and welcome NYT journalist Adam Nagourney.  They discuss the role of The New York Times as a media institution, its mission, its leadership, and the scandals and financial challenges it has overcome to deliver us the news.  Adam gives an inside scoop on the events that led to editorial page editor James Bennet’s resignation, the struggle to prevent bias, and how The Times has adapted to publishing in the digital era. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check Out James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Adam Nagourney Twitter | NYT | Author of “The Times” & Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Washington Post: Get the best journalism in the business when you go to washingtonpost.com/warroom to subscribe for just 50 cents per week your first year. Henson Shaving: Go to hensonshaving.com/pwr and enter PWR at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom
James and Al break down the border battle and skewer Republican attacks on Taylor Swift, before welcoming historian Sean Wilentz.  They discuss the best media practices for covering Trump, recent parallels to the Civil War, the role the SCOTUS plays in maintaining our democracy, and how to put an end to Trump’s rolling coup.  Then, James and Al are joined by AP’s Global Enterprise Editor Indira Lakshmanan to lay out the Iranian threat, and explore how the Middle Eastern nations relate to one another, Israel’s internal politics, and the next phase of the Israel-Hamas war. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Recommended In The Show: The Bill Bradley Documentary Rolling Along James Longstreet’s Memoirs Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guests: Indira Lakshmanan: Twitter | AP | Pulitzer Center | Bloomberg Professor Sean Wilentz Twitter | Princeton History Department | Author of “No Property In Man” & Many Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Songfinch: Add Spotify Streaming for your customized original song for FREE when you go to songfinch.com/warroom! (A $50 value) Stellar Sleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to stellarsleep.com/warroom Naked Wines: Head to nakedwines.com/warroom and click ‘enter voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website.  Put in WARROOM for both the code and password to get 6 bottles of wine for just $39.99 with shipping included!
James and Al analyze the New Hampshire primary results and lay out the evidence of the Republican Party’s capitulation to Trump.  Then, they welcome journalist Joshua Green to explore how the combination of the 2008 financial crisis and pandemic’s economic effects led to the rebellion on the Democratic Left, represented by Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and Bernie Sanders.  They discuss the electoral viability of the rebels’ policy positions, the ways that their politics have influenced successful moderates like President Biden, and the growing distance between the parties. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Joshua Green: Twitter | Bloomberg | Washington Monthly | Author of “The Rebels” & Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Earth Breeze: Get 40% off earth friendly laundry detergent sheets when you go to earthbreeze.com/warroom Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom
232: After Iowa

232: After Iowa

2024-01-1801:08:43

James and Al dive into the state of the race after the Iowa caucus by examining the performances of the candidates and the role of third parties before welcoming Rep. Rosa DeLauro.  They game out the upcoming budget battle facing the divided Congress, explain why we’re stuck with continuing resolutions, and weigh the potential replacement of Speaker Johnson.  With essential services supporting vulnerable women and children on the line thanks to radical Republicans’ willingness to shut down the government, will the Democrats be able to pull off an important win? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Twitter | House.gov | Congress.gov | Website Please Support Our Sponsors: Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/warroom Beam: Try Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM
James and Al dive into the upcoming primaries, the budget battle being waged by Speaker Johnson, and the intensifying debate around border policy.  Then, they welcome former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to consider the implications of Claudine Gay’s firing and discuss how the media is dealing with Trump ahead of the Iowa caucus.  Between the free coverage Trump can harness with his outrageous actions and the media bubbles locking in voters, will President Biden be able to break through with the messaging he previewed at Valley Forge? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Jill Abramson: Twitter | NYT | Harvard | Author   Please Support Our Sponsors: Stellar Sleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to StellarSleep.com/warroom ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom Songfinch: Add Spotify Streaming for your customized original song for FREE when you go to songfinch.com/warroom! (A $50 value)
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Comments (32)

Tom Rooney

"Using the judicial system to prosecute his critics." The Iron Law of Woke Projection strikes again.

May 8th
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Adam Balogh

how many p diddys and jay z s are out there these super rich celebreties doing these things to children ??? if i could i would kill them all !!! america has completely morally bankrupt !!! its a river of diarrhea... fuck the united states of morally bankrupt nation of mother fuckers fuck all of you !!! you will suffer !!! gnashing of teeth and suffering is your future !!!! i fucking promise you !!!!!!

Apr 4th
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Adam Balogh

i like Al... but i love James... keep it going please!!!

Mar 28th
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Adam Balogh

all it takes is one unstable nothing to lose crazy motivated with a gun !!! do you think there are some of these in the usa ???

Jan 30th
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Adam Balogh

the lady on here is absolutely hilarious !!!!

Jan 11th
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Bigislandguy

Love James Carville...especially when he's had a few.

Aug 4th
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Just an Opinion...

Much hyperbole about nothing...

Feb 9th
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qualified immunity was the problem the police union said its non-negotiable

Jan 12th
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Tom Rooney

You can lower the price of bread by taking your boot of the neck of energy producers. Republicans will do that. The problem is, my fellow Democrats have Malthusian Climate-Derangement Syndrome. That's what causes inflation. If Democratic luminaries like James Carville can't understand basic physical economics, I really need to change my affiliation.

Oct 12th
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Miseur Luci Fer Diablo

28:10 she said about polling 'it may of been the Democrats followed the quarantine rules and at home easier to reach than rep'

Sep 3rd
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Miseur Luci Fer Diablo

great show

Aug 26th
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Miseur Luci Fer Diablo

great show

Aug 21st
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Miseur Luci Fer Diablo

love the show and guest always relevant

Aug 15th
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Miseur Luci Fer Diablo

democrats can take Florida

Aug 15th
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Ed Potter

I know that there's just so much to talk about and analyze that you can't talk about everything but I have a question that's been nagging at me for a couple of months. First I wonder if it's really saying much to say that the election last November was the safest or most secure ever. Obviously the statement was meant to undermine the lie that Trump has been pushing among others for the past several months. Isn't it possible Trump knows there was cheating in this election but that the party omitted him to get rid of him? How do candidates as unpopular as McConnell and Collins get elected with majority votes even in heavily Democratic areas? The machines were DRE not Dominion. Was Trump projecting Republican guilt when he lied?

Jan 30th
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Ed Potter

Seriously I ask you this. In the last few weeks as Trump's panic and anger have grown, his eyes are revealing. Lizard eyes(!) for lack of a better term. Masks focus our eyes on other's eyes. An insight into the mind or soul of the man. It's that simple for him: He does not want us to see through this window. I think he looked in the mirror with a mask on his face and saw his own eyes and knew what they would reveal, if only subconsciously. What do you think?

Dec 21st
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Joel Cvet

Carville's phone rings in every episode lol

Dec 4th
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Visitor One

When Janes lamented that on Thursday morning he felt he could no longer go on because trump's popularity is incomprehensible, that is exactly how I felt. But I have too go on, just like him.

Nov 6th
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Reggie Williams

I could listen to these guys all day. I really appreciate them.

Nov 2nd
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Anzxdg67ool

if you guy could have someone from every state to explain their state like the Dr. did Texas, you could make all of us smarter!!! Great Show!!!!!

Oct 20th
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