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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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76: Amanda Carpenter

76: Amanda Carpenter

2021-03-0301:14:28

Is the GOP on the short bumpy road to irrelevance?  James and Al bring on strategist, author, and Bulwark contributor Amanda Carpenter (https://thebulwark.com/author/amanda-carpenter/) -- formerly a Ted Cruz staffer-- to find out why the Republican Party can’t escape Trump, and what things might look like if they do.  If they can’t, Democrats can press a generational advantage, but it might not matter if they can’t get their act together! Get More From This Week’s Guest: Amanda Carpenter  Twitter (https://twitter.com/amandacarpenter) | (https://price.house.gov/) Author of: Gas Lighting America (https://www.amazon.com/Gaslighting-America-Love-When-Trump/dp/0062748009) | @BulwarkOnline (https://twitter.com/BulwarkOnline) EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL AT  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM) OR TWEET THEM TO @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .   MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CITY, WE LOVE TO HEAR WHERE YOU’RE FROM! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM (http://www.blinkist.com/WARROOM) TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION. LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON  #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuade (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sistersinlaw/id1551206847) How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/politicon-how-the-heck-are-we-gonna-get-along-with-clay-aiken/id1500778718)
75: Rep. Colin Allred

75: Rep. Colin Allred

2021-02-2501:14:40

With Texas in turmoil after facing down a disastrous ice storm and Ted Cruz caught making a run for the sun, Al and James welcome Congressman Colin Allred (https://allred.house.gov/) from Texas to fill us in on what’s happening there on the ground.  Will the state pull itself together or will it need to turn blue first? Get More From This Week’s Guest: Rep. Colin Allred Twitter (https://twitter.com/RepColinAllred) | (https://price.house.gov/) House.Gov (https://allred.house.gov/) | (https://www.facebook.com/RepDavidEPrice/) Facebook | (https://www.facebook.com/RepColinAllred/) @transportDems (https://twitter.com/transportDems) |@houseforeign (https://twitter.com/houseforeign) | @vetaffairsdems (https://twitter.com/vetaffairsdems) EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL AT  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM) OR TWEET THEM TO @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .   MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CITY, WE LOVE TO HEAR WHERE YOU’RE FROM! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM (http://www.blinkist.com/WARROOM) TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.   FUNDRISE  SEE HOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND INVESTORS HAVE BUILT A BETTER PORTFOLIO WITH PRIVATE REAL ESTATE. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES TO GET STARTED @ TO WWW.FUNDRISE.COM/WARROOM (http://www.fundrise.com/warroom) HONEY GET HONEY FOR FREE AT WWW.JOINHONEY.COM/WARROOM (http://www.joinhoney.com/WARROOM) LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON  #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuade (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sistersinlaw/id1551206847) How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/politicon-how-the-heck-are-we-gonna-get-along-with-clay-aiken/id1500778718)
74: Jane Fonda

74: Jane Fonda

2021-02-1801:05:52

With our nation buffeted by everything from climate change to Covid, James and Al are joined by the incomparable activist and actress Jane Fonda (https://twitter.com/Janefonda) find out how we all can become more involved on the issues most critical to our shared future.  Can President Biden rally us in time?  The consensus is yes-- so we might make it after all!  Get More From This Week’s Guest: Jane Fonda IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000404/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/Janefonda) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JaneFonda) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/janefonda/) Website (https://www.janefonda.com/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: GAINFUL GET $15 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF PERSONALIZED PROTEIN POWDER WHEN YOU GO TO WWW.GAINFUL.COM/WARROOM (http://www.gainful.com/WARROOM) .   IPVANISH GO TO WWW.IPVANISH.COM/WARROOM (http://www.ipvanish.com/warroom) TO CLAIM YOUR 65% SAVINGS!
73: Senator Doug Jones

73: Senator Doug Jones

2021-02-1001:09:40

With the impeachment process ongoing and President Biden scrambling to right the wayward ship of state, Senator Doug Jones (https://twitter.com/DougJones) of Alabama joins James and Al to give his unique insight into the challenges that face the Democratic party and the country.  How difficult will it be to govern when we’re at each other's throats?  And is there hope for the more moderate among us once we get past Trump? Get More From This Week’s Guest: Senator Doug Jones Twitter (https://twitter.com/DougJones) Website (https://dougjones.com/splash) Author of ‘Bending Towards Justice’ (https://www.amazon.com/Bending-Toward-Justice-Birmingham-Bombing-ebook/dp/B07C22LKZL) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: IPVANISH  GO TO WWW.IPVANISH.COM/WARROOM (http://www.ipvanish.com/warroom) TO CLAIM YOUR 65% SAVINGS! FUND-RISE  SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND INVESTORS HAVE BUILT A BETTER PORTFOLIO WITH PRIVATE REAL ESTATE. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES TO GET STARTED.  GO TO WWW.FUNDRISE.COM/WARROOM (http://www.fundrise.com/WARROOM) TODAY.  MAGIC SPOON  GO TO WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/WARROOM) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ALL ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF YOUR ORDER!
With Covid-19 raging across the country for a full year, James and Al are joined by Pulitzer prize winning author and journalist Laurie Garrett (https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett) to find out what we can expect going forward, and what our lives will look like in 2021 once the vaccine begins to get more widely distributed.  Then expert football analyst and senior producer at NFL Films Greg Cosell (https://twitter.com/gregcosell) comes on to get us fired up about the Super Bowl this weekend and talk about recent developments in the game.  Who’s your pick? Get More From This Week’s Guests: Greg Cosell Twitter (https://twitter.com/gregcosell) NFL Match-Up (https://twitter.com/NFLMatchup) NFL Films (https://twitter.com/NFLFilms) Co-Author of ‘The Games That Changed The Game’   (https://www.amazon.com/Games-That-Changed-Game-Evolution/dp/0345517962#:~:text=In%20The%20Games%20That%20Changed,that%20define%20the%20modern%20NFL.) Laurie Garrett Twitter (https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett) Website (https://www.lauriegarrett.com/) CFR (https://www.cfr.org/search?keyword=Laurie%20Garrett) Author of ‘The Coming Plague (https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Plague-Emerging-Diseases-Balance/dp/0140250913/ref=la_B000AQ46GS_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364052985&sr=1-1) ’ And many other books! (https://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Garrett/e/B000AQ46GS/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: GAINFUL  GET $15 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF PERSONALIZED PROTEIN POWDER WHEN YOU GO TO WWW.GAINFUL.COM/WARROOM (http://www.gainful.com/warroom) ! IPVANISH  GO TO WWW.IPVANISH.COM/WARROOM (http://www.ipvanish.com/warroom) TO CLAIM YOUR 65% SAVINGS! BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM (http://www.blinkist.com/warroom) , THAT’S ALL ONE WORD, TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.
With Russia in upheaval, and our media not exactly sure how to cover the Biden Administration, Al and James are joined by former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul (https://twitter.com/McFaul) , and NPR’s David Folkenflik (https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik) to take a look at how both will fare after the transition to the new presidency.  Can the media keep the Biden Administration honest while respecting the American people?  And will Russia fall to the wayside on its own or will more action be necessary?  No matter how things play out, Al and James don’t think the Republican party will be much help in the foreseeable future, but there’s always hope! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Michael McFaul Twitter (https://twitter.com/McFaul) Website (http://michaelmcfaul.com/) Author of ‘From Cold War To Hot Peace’   (https://www.amazon.com/Cold-War-Hot-Peace-America/dp/0544716248) And Many Other Books (https://michaelmcfaul.com/books) David Folkenflik Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik) NPR (https://www.npr.org/people/4459112/david-folkenflik) Author of ‘Murdoch’s World’ (https://murdochsworld.com/) Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (https://www.netflix.com/title/80168227) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: WORD FOREST  WORD FOREST IS OFFERING YOU 2500 COINS AND 500 GEMS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD AND PLAY.  GO TO THE APPLE OR GOOGLE STORE AND SEARCH FOR WORD FOREST TO DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE TODAY. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.word.forest.android&hl=en_US&gl=US) MAGIC SPOON GO TO WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/WARROOM) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF YOUR ORDER.
In spite of the mayhem at the Capitol, the inauguration of Joe Biden and the transfer of power went smoothly, and James and Al are beginning to feel some optimism about the next four years...if the Democrats don’t screw it up!  Leon Panetta (https://www.panettainstitute.org/about-us/institute-people/leon-panetta/) joins them to look at the domestic and international prospects for the new administration.  Then, Duke Law School’s legal mastermind Walter Dellinger (https://twitter.com/walterdellinger) comes on to look at the legal future for the Trump family and how the actions of the administration can be refuted and undone.   Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Leon Panetta Center For Strategic & International Studies (https://www.csis.org/people/leon-panetta) The Panetta Institute For Public Policy (https://www.panettainstitute.org/about-us/institute-people/leon-panetta/) Author of Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in Times of War and Peace   (https://www.amazon.com/Worthy-Fights-Memoir-Leadership-Peace/dp/0143127802) Walter Dellinger Twitter (https://twitter.com/walterdellinger) Firm: O’Melveny & Myers (https://www.omm.com/professionals/walter-e-dellinger/) Duke Law (https://law.duke.edu/fac/dellinger/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: FUNDRISE  SEE FOR YOURSELF HOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND INVESTORS HAVE BUILT A BETTER PORTFOLIO WITH PRIVATE REAL ESTATE. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES TO GET STARTED.  GO TO WWW.FUNDRISE.COM/WARROOM (http://www.fundrise.com/wARROOm) TODAY.  BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM (http://www.blinkist.com/WARROOM) , THAT’S ALL ONE WORD, TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.  WORD FOREST WORD FOREST IS OFFERING YOU 2500 COINS AND 500 GEMS WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD AND PLAY.  GO TO THE APPLE OR GOOGLE STORE AND SEARCH FOR WORD FOREST TO DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE TODAY. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.word.forest.android&hl=en_US&gl=US)
With the Capitol garrisoned with troops and the passions of insurrection and the subsequent defense of the Union still cooling, Al and James examine the worrisome situation we find ourselves in going into the Biden inauguration.  The threat is evident, and so they are joined by expert on the militia and white power movements, University of Chicago (https://history.uchicago.edu/directory/kathleen-belew) Professor Kathleen Belew (https://twitter.com/kathleen_belew) to look at how we got to this point, and national security expert and senior columnist for The Cipher Brief (https://www.thecipherbrief.com/experts/walter-pincus) , WaPo Alum Walter Pincus (https://twitter.com/walterpincus) to war game how best to handle the final days of the Trump Presidency. Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Professor Kathleen Belew Twitter (https://twitter.com/kathleen_belew) Website (https://www.kathleenbelew.com/) University of Chicago (https://history.uchicago.edu/directory/kathleen-belew) Author of the Bring The War Home: The White Power Movement & Paramilitary America (https://www.amazon.com/Bring-War-Home-Movement-Paramilitary/dp/0674286073) Walter Pincus Twitter (https://twitter.com/walterpincus) The Cipher Brief (https://www.thecipherbrief.com/experts/walter-pincus) Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/walter-pincus/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: MAGIC SPOON  GO TO www.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/WARROOM) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY!  BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO GET FREE SHIPPING.
2021 already promises to be as crazy as 2020, and Al and James are ready to game things out for you in their Politics War Room.  They’re joined on their first episode of the year by award winning pollster John Couvillon (https://winwithjmc.com/about) to take a look at the double Democratic victory in the GA Senate races and bask in the results.  Then, former Defense Secretary William Cohen (https://history.defense.gov/Multimedia/Biographies/Article-View/Article/571281/william-s-cohen/) comes on to game out the final days of the Trump Administration and how we might handle the ensuing chaos as the nation approaches the transition of power.   Get More From This Week’s Panelists: John Couvillon Twitter (https://twitter.com/WinWithJMC) JMC Analytics & Polling (https://winwithjmc.com/) Blog (https://winwithjmc.com/blog) Fmr. Defense Secretary William Cohen The Cohen Group (http://www.cohengroup.net/our-people/william-cohen) The Cohen Institute (https://umaine.edu/cohen/) CSIS (https://www.csis.org/people/william-s-cohen) Books by William (https://www.amazon.com/William-S-Cohen/e/B001IO9VDE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: BLINKIST  BLINKIST HAS A SPECIAL OFFER JUST FOR OUR AUDIENCE: GO TO www.BLINKIST.com/warroom (http://www.blinkist.com/warroom) , TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.
67: Joe Drape

67: Joe Drape

2020-12-3058:11

With 2021 just around the corner, Al and James celebrate our scientists and first responders, and give us the inside scoop on who has power in the Democratic congress. Then they’re joined by author of Saint Makers (https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Makers-Catholic-Inspired-Journey/dp/031626881X) , Joe Drape (https://twitter.com/joedrape) of @NYTSPORTS (https://twitter.com/NYTSports) , to discuss some of the things we’ve seen in the cultural realms outside of politics-- updating us about the state of the modern church, before switching over to take on the way the pandemic has affected the sports industry.  Like many others, there is the fear that it won’t come back, but they are still fans rooting for a comeback!  More than anything, they look forward to figuring out how to bring our country back in 2021 with our great guests and listeners! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Joe Drape Twitter (https://twitter.com/joedrape) @NYTSPORTS (https://twitter.com/NYTSports) NYT Sports (https://t.co/BkLLgHHG3V?amp=1) Author of American Pharoah (https://www.amazon.com/American-Pharaoh-Untold-Winners-Legendary/dp/0316268852) Author of Saint Makers (https://www.amazon.com/Saint-Makers-Catholic-Inspired-Journey/dp/031626881X) And many other books! (https://www.amazon.com/Joe-Drape/e/B001JSEHKG) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: MAGIC SPOON (00:22:44) GO TO http://www.magicspoon.com/warroom TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO GET FREE SHIPPING.
Al and James welcome The New York Times National Security Correspondent David Sanger (https://twitter.com/SangerNYT) to analyze the recent Russian cyber attacks on our country and go through our possible responses, legislative and otherwise.  James is appalled we could let it happen, and all three wonder if our country is still secure.  Then, Al and James continue their annual holiday season tradition by bringing their wives Judy Woodruff (https://twitter.com/JudyWoodruff) and Mary Matalin (https://www.matalin.info/) on the podcast to end the year before the Politics War Room gears up for 2021! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: David Sanger Twitter (https://twitter.com/SangerNYT) Author of Confront and Conceal (https://www.amazon.com/Confront-Conceal-Obamas-Surprising-American-ebook/dp/B006LTIS7G) Author of The Inheritance (https://www.amazon.com/Inheritance-World-Confronts-Challenges-American/dp/0307407934) Author of The Perfect Weapon (https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Weapon-Sabotage-Fear-Cyber/dp/0451497899) The Perfect Weapon HBOTrailer (https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-perfect-weapon) Mary Matalin Website (https://www.matalin.info/) Author of Love & War (https://www.amazon.com/Love-War-Presidents-Daughters-Louisiana/dp/0399167242) Author of All’s Fair (https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Running-President/dp/0684801337) Author of Letters To My Daughters (https://www.amazon.com/Letters-My-Daughters-Mary-Matalin/dp/0743256093) Judy Woodruff Twitter (https://twitter.com/JudyWoodruff) PBS NewsHour (https://t.co/0lbNdGL1bM?amp=1) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: BETTER HELP (00:59:31) VISIT WWW.BETTERHELP.COM/WARROOM (http://www.betterhelp.com/WARROOM) AND JOIN THE OVER 1,000,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN CHARGE OF THEIR MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL.
65: Ron Brownstein

65: Ron Brownstein

2020-12-1601:13:25

Texas and Trump have been rejected by the Supreme Court and things are starting to look like President-Elect Biden will sail smoothly into his inauguration.   Al and James discuss their support for most of his cabinet picks so far, even though they worry that the party needs to focus on shoring up support (not to mention the Senate) before swinging for the fences.  Then, they are joined by Ron Brownstein (https://twitter.com/RonBrownstein) to shoot down any concerns about fraud overturning the election, and gaze into the future of Trump and the two parties, so we can be ready for what’s coming next. Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Ron Brownstein Twitter (https://twitter.com/RonBrownstein) CNN (https://www.cnn.com/profiles/ron-brownstein-profile) National Journal (https://www.nationaljournal.com/search/?a=Ronald%20Brownstein) The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/author/ronald-brownstein/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: BETTER HELP  VISIT http://WWW.BETTERHELP.COM AND JOIN THE OVER 1,000,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN CHARGE OF THEIR MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL.
President Elect Biden’s cabinet is beginning to fill up, and James and Al have a lot to say on the subject.  And if the party wants to win both seats in the Georgia Senate run-offs, they would do well to listen!  Then, they are joined by Bloomberg columnist and author of Trump Nation (https://www.amazon.com/TrumpNation-Donald-Timothy-L-OBrien-ebook/dp/B0169GGSJU) , Tim O’Brien (https://twitter.com/TimOBrien) to give insight into the final machinations of the Trump White House and what we can expect from him going forward.  Luckily there is some optimism from historian and author of The Great Influenza (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic-History/dp/0143036491) , John Barry, when he helps us game out the next phase of our battle against COVID. Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Tim O’Brien Twitter (https://twitter.com/TimOBrien) Trump Nation (https://www.amazon.com/TrumpNation-Donald-Timothy-L-OBrien-ebook/dp/B0169GGSJU) John Barry Twitter (https://twitter.com/johnmbarry) Website (http://www.johnmbarry.com/index.htm) The Great Influenza (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Pandemic-History/dp/0143036491) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: BETTER HELP (00:20:18) VISIT http://WWW.BETTERHELP.COM/WARROOM AND JOIN THE OVER 1,000,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN CHARGE OF THEIR MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE HELP OF AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL. MAGIC SPOON (01:01:48) GO TO WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM (http://www.magicspoon.com/warroom) TO GRAB A VARIETY PACK AND TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM (THAT’S ONE WORD) AT CHECKOUT TO GET FREE SHIPPING.
It’s the election that never seems to end, but with President-Elect Biden putting together a cabinet and Trump’s legal challenges floundering across the country, Al and James are looking ahead to 2021.  Georgia maven Stephen Fowler (https://twitter.com/stphnfwlr?lang=en) joins the show to discuss the facts on the ground and his expectations for the Senate races there.  Then Senator Chris Dodd (https://twitter.com/senchrisdodd) comes on to share his optimism for the Biden administration and his surprising hopes for bi-partisanship between Biden and McConnell.  The question is, will the country be able to move on with them? Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Stephen Fowler Twitter (https://twitter.com/stphnfwlr) Podcast: Battleground: Ballot Box  (https://www.npr.org/podcasts/912830855/battleground-ballot-box) Senator Chris Dodd Twitter (https://twitter.com/senchrisdodd) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  Get access to any and all courses for an entire month- completely free!  So don’t wait any longer, sign up today using our special url: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/warroom United Harvest  If you value quality, flavor, and convenience when ordering your meat, check out www.unitedharvest.com (http://www.unitedharvest.com/) and be sure to use that promo code warroom to save 20% off your order of 50 dollars or more. Paint Your Life  Celebrate the moments that matter most with Paint Your Life (https://www.paintyourlife.com/) .  Text politics to 64-000 for 20% off and free shipping on your order.
The Biden era is finally beginning, and his cabinet and prospective agenda are already exciting people across the political spectrum.  Al and James are fired up, and talk to political maven Bill Kristol (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) about the prospects for the Republican party, and why he’s a fan of Biden and the Democrats after Trump.  Then, journalist and author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, and What Matters Now, Evan Osnos (https://www.evanosnos.com/) , comes on to tell us about the real Biden and what we can expect from his administration internationally.  Verdict is, it’s looking good! Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Evan Osnos Twitter (https://twitter.com/eosnos) Author of Joe Biden: The Life, The Run, And What Matters Now (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Joe-Biden/Evan-Osnos/9781982174026) Bill Kristol Twitter (https://twitter.com/BillKristol) Conversations With Bill Kristol  (https://conversationswithbillkristol.org/) Defending Democracy Together (https://www.defendingdemocracytogether.org/) Republican Voters Against Trump (https://rvat.org/) The Foundation for Constitutional Government (https://constitutionalgovt.org/) The Bulwark (https://thebulwark.com/) Email your questions to James and Al at POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: Four Sigmatic  Fuel your productivity and creativity with some delicious mushroom coffee. You’ll save up to 40% and get free shipping with Four Sigmatic when you go to: http://www.foursigmatic.com/warroom. United Harvest  If you value quality, flavor, and convenience when ordering your meat, check out www.unitedharvest.com (http://www.unitedharvest.com/) and be sure to use that promo code warroom to save 20% off your order of 50 dollars or more. Paint Your Life  Celebrate the moments that matter most with Paint Your Life (https://www.paintyourlife.com) .  Text politics to 64-000 for 20% off and free shipping on your order.
As we get further from the election, it’s time for Biden to start putting together a cabinet.  Al and James take a look at how it might look and what to expect in the early days of a Biden-Harris administration before taking your questions.  Then they’re joined by Shane Harris (https://twitter.com/shaneharris?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , to talk about how President Trump could make the Snowden leaks pale by comparison to what he can sell or release, and Georgia expert Chris Huttman (http://www.2020insightllc.com/who-we-are/) to give us insight into the fate of its Senate seats.  Will it go dark blue? Learn More About This Week’s Panelists: SHANE HARRIS Twitter: @shaneharris (https://twitter.com/shaneharris?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Books: @WAR (https://www.amazon.com/War-Rise-Military-Internet-Complex/dp/0544570286/ref=pd_lpo_14_img_0/134-7659848-9244838?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0544570286&pd_rd_r=33244187-23d5-4cd6-909e-9e778805d9bb&pd_rd_w=6YZo7&pd_rd_wg=1sCuH&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=XRHFJ21E1EEA8C7WM9H8&psc=1&refRID=XRHFJ21E1EEA8C7WM9H8) , The Watchers (https://www.amazon.com/Watchers-Rise-Americas-Surveillance-State/dp/0143118900) CHRIS HUTTMAN Website: 20/20 Insight (http://www.2020insightllc.com/who-we-are/) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: MAGIC SPOON  Go to http://www.magicspoon.com/warroom to grab a cereal variety pack and try it today!  Be sure to use our promo code warroom (that’s all one word) at checkout to get free shipping!
60: Ed Luce & Tom Edsall

60: Ed Luce & Tom Edsall

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With Biden the presumptive President-Elect, James and Al take a moment to celebrate the win, despite wishing that the Democratic party had worked harder on its messaging.  They’re joined by Ed Luce (https://twitter.com/EdwardGLuce?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) of the Financial Times and Tom Edsall (https://twitter.com/Edsall?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) of the New York Times to discuss how the international order will change under a Biden Administration and whether the party can mend the growing schism between the work and moderate wings of the party.  Either way, it’s a whole new world... Books From This Week’s Panelists: ED LUCE The Retreat Of Western Liberalism (https://www.amazon.com/Retreat-Western-Liberalism-Edward-Luce/dp/0802127398) TOM EDSALL The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics (https://www.amazon.com/Age-Austerity-Scarcity-American-Politics-ebook/dp/B0050DIX2E) Email your questions to James and Al at POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: THE GREAT COURSES PLUS (00:18:45) Start your journey with The Great Courses Plus today! Sign up with our special url: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/warroom.  When you go there, you’ll get a full month of unlimited access- for free!
James and Al break down election law and court challenges with Cass Sunstein (https://twitter.com/CassSunstein?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) before being joined by an all star panel with Jill Abramson (https://twitter.com/jillabramson?lang=en) , Paul Begala (https://twitter.com/PaulBegala?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , and Tara Setmayer (https://twitter.com/TaraSetmayer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) to help us digest what we experienced on election day.  With no official call made, is it in the bag for Biden and McConnell?  It’s a whole new era.  Will we be stuck in the same battles of the last four years, or can we expect to build back bigger, bolder, and better in 2021?  Books & Podcasts From This Week’s Panelists: Jill Abramson Merchants of Truth (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Merchants-of-Truth/Jill-Abramson/9781501123214) Paul Begala You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide To Beating Donald Trump (https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Fired-Perfect-Beating-Donald/dp/1982160047) Tara Setmayer Honestly Speaking With Tara Setmayer (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honestly-speaking-with-tara-setmayer/id1435680502) Cass Sunstein How Change Happens (https://www.amazon.com/How-Change-Happens-MIT-Press/dp/0262039575) Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: MAGIC SPOON Go to http://www.magicspoon.com/warroom to grab a variety pack and try it today! and be sure to use our promo code warroom (that’s one word) at checkout to get free shipping.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Live Stream 'Election 2020
James and Al are joined by two political giants from critical swing states - Senator Bob Casey (https://www.casey.senate.gov/) of Pennsylvania and Governor Gretchen Whitmer (https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/) of Michigan - to discuss the situation on the ground with only a few days to go until the election.   Which counties are make or break for Biden?  Will he be able to flip both states and expand the map?  And perhaps most importantly, when will we know either way?   Listen and find out what the War Room predicts for November 3rd!  Gov. Whitmer’s article ‘The Plot to Kidnap Me’ (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/10/plot-kidnap-me/616866/) in The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com) Register for the FREE Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Live Event (https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2665756/F3C4E589DB2D1D04B8DE587E61D5F4D7)   Thursday 29 Oct at 7:00 ET - James and Al will be talking to David Shribman live at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Election 2020 Online Town Meeting. Email your questions to James and Al at  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   or tweet them to @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon)   THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: HYDRANT  Hydrant - Where water meets wellness - we’ve got a special deal for our listeners to SAVE 25% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER: Go to http://www.drinkhydrant.com/warroom or enter our promo code warroom (that’s all one word) at checkout.  STEADYMD  SteadyMD is now accepting members of all ages, in all 50 states. Go to http://www.steadymd.com/warroom to take the free quiz and see which doctor is a perfect fit for you. THE GREAT COURSES PLUS  Start your journey with The Great Courses Plus today, your future self will thank you! Sign up with our special url: www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/warroom (http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/warroom) and get a full month of unlimited access - for free!
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Comments (16)

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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PLAID NATION

I love the contrast, of how the different Political styles work together;

Jan 28th
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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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ID19949085

Listening from New Zealand. Fantastic! Heard of Hames Carville who is brilliant. But Al Hunt is brilliant too. Great guests and great granular insight that you don’t get with cable news.

Oct 12th
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Helena Davis

Just signed up - looking forward to listening!

Oct 8th
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S. Tram Arts

Love you guys!

Sep 10th
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Yasmine C

Well wasn't that brave of him? He's always been known to be courageous, you know. They used to call him the Lion of the Senate. He was the bravest of the bunch, a scared mouse among blind mice.

Aug 29th
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Jeannie Bremer

Such an outstanding show. Really interesting discussion

Jul 24th
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Yasmine C

I bet it's mostly madness.

Jun 23rd
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