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In anticipation of the 2024 Presidential Election, Dana Perino, co-host of The Five and America’s Newsroom on the FOX News Channel, returns with a new podcast, “Perino on Politics.” Each week, Dana will cut through the spin, talking to some of the most knowledgeable voices inside and outside of the beltway including columnists, advisors, pollsters, and political strategists to discuss the latest on the campaign trail leading up to the 2024 election. As Dana’s politically savvy and informed guests prepare her to cover the 2024 election cycle they’ll prep you, the voters, too. New episodes available every Monday.

47 Episodes
Time Is Of The Essence

Time Is Of The Essence


The slow summer months are rolling in, but the clock is ticking for the presidential candidates to make their case to voters. FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar discusses what events he's watching out for in the coming weeks that will set the stage not only for the debate but for the Presidential Election in the Fall. When it comes to picking a Vice President, Josh and Dana analyze whether former President Trump should double down on a MAGA candidate or attempt to build a bridge to more conventional Republican voters. Uphill Battle: Jewish Americans are noticing left-wing Democrats' failure to denounce antisemitism. Josh notes that Republican and moderate Democrat candidates have an opportunity to make inroads in districts held by progressive candidates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Order In The Court

Order In The Court


One trial is over, and now it's time for another. Republican Strategist and Co-Founder of South & Hill Strategies Colin Reed unpacks the political fallout of former President Trump's conviction and the upcoming criminal trial of Hunter Biden. Later, Dana and Colin look ahead to the June Presidential Debate and discuss why it's a high-pressure event for President Biden. Uphill Battle: As the summer months roll in, voters are going to keep a close eye on gas prices. Colin points out how the Biden administration has manipulated the Strategic Reserve to artificially keep gas prices low and explains why voters should be concerned in the event of an emergency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As former President Trump faces heat in the courtroom, President Biden is being grilled on rising prices. Former Democratic Tennessee Congressman and Co-Host of The Five Harold Ford Jr. discusses three key dates he'll be watching leading up to the election. Harold explains how the prices people pay on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day will play a significant role in the way they vote in November. Later, he emphasizes the significance of President Trump's VP pick, and how it could be used to pull in moderate voters. Uphill Battle: Many Black voters are now opening up to President Trump. Harold stresses that this demographic of voters is President Biden's Achilles heel. He explains that many within the Democratic Party need to break away from stereotypes and campaign on different angles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Over the years, Colorado has gone from red to blue. However, will the state be a "safe" bet for President Biden come the 2024 election? Host of The Ross Kaminsky Show on KOA Radio Ross Kaminsky provides a closer look at the political shift of the Centennial State. As a talk radio host, Ross can hear directly from his listeners about what issues energize them the most. He discusses the significance of the rising cost of living and explains how the issue could present an opportunity for former President Trump to win back voters he lost. Uphill Battle: Many MAGA-focused candidates were unsuccessful in their respective races during the last election cycle. Ross explains how he believes that Republicans are being more strategic when it comes to selecting nominees, and how it could impact the balance of power in the fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mothers Know Best

Mothers Know Best


How are national politics impacting kitchen table conversations? Outkick Columnist and Host of the Getting Hammered podcast Mary Katharine Ham examines the energy generated by the presidential candidates and discusses whether or not it will translate into votes in the fall. Mary Katharine and Dana discuss why the youth vote may not be in President Biden's favor due to his TikTok ban and foreign relations policies. Later, they discuss why Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is proving to be popular amongst unlikely crowds. Uphill Battle: When it comes to elections, moms have a lot of sway. Mary Katharine emphasizes that many moms are looking for a return to normalcy a look at how issues, like the economy, education, and reproductive rights, are impacting life at home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Back To The Races

Back To The Races


While we were off to the horse races this weekend, we're now back to talking about the Presidential race. Senior Vice President of CRC Advisors Matt Whitlock discusses the factors contributing to former President Trump's lead in recent polling. Matt examines how Republicans are not only eyeing battleground states but also looking at ways they can help expand the map. Later, he previews elections in the House and Senate. Uphill Battle: Despite humble beginnings, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s presidential campaign is starting to worry his Democrat and Republican challengers. Matt unpacks how the Trump and Biden campaigns are responding to his candidacy, and how it suggests the appeal of an alternate candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
International tensions are reaching a boiling point on college campuses across the country - but what other problems are bubbling up? Managing Director and Partner at Beacon Global Strategies Michael Allen takes listeners on a tour of the many geopolitical crises around the world.   Dana and Michael discuss the responsibilities of the Commander in Chief when it comes to managing relationships with foreign allies and enemies. Later, they examine the latest news out of the Middle East, Ukraine, and Haiti.   Uphill Battle: When it comes to finding common ground in Congress when it comes to foreign aid. Michael emphasizes why it's in the United States' national interest to protect our allies abroad and to ensure we don't enter another world war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Although President Biden is advocating for a cleaner planet, his green agenda is creating a political mess. Founder and Executive Director of Power the Future Daniel Turner explains the hidden impact of the President's climate-oriented policies. Dana and Daniel discuss just how much energy is used to power our infrastructure and economy and talk about why "clean" alternatives don't necessarily provide a realistic solution to climate change. Uphill Battle: Daniel emphasizes that energy will have a huge impact as far as who's elected on the Senate level. He explains why Democrats who backed President Biden's war on energy could pay for it come November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ready or not, Tax Day is here! Host of The Big Money Show on FOX Business Brian Brenberg joins to talk about taxes, the economy, and how it will impact the 2024 election. Dana and Brian discuss the state of inflation and how it's affecting American consumers. Later, they explore the rise in popularity of trade jobs and weigh the benefits of vocational training. Uphill Battle: Polling shows that many Americans remember the economy being better under President Trump. Brian explains that the economy is more present on the ballot in 2024 than in 2022 and discusses how it's an advantage for the former President. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Will former President Trump's abortion announcement eclipse President Biden's new student loan forgiveness plan? Founder of The Stewart Group Don "Stew" Stewart examines how the presidential candidates are handling issues that are most impactful to voters. Dana and Stew examine the enthusiasm gap between the candidates among youth voters. Later, Stew discusses the importance of the filibuster and explains why listeners should be worried if it goes away. Uphill Battle: Stew takes a look at how the car market can act as an indicator of how people are feeling back at home. He discusses the importance of consumer choice and explains how the messaging policies of the Biden administration are making people adverse to electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Biden is on a roll regarding campaign fundraising - but how much will it help him in November? President and CEO of Squared Communications Michael Meehan explains why money matters more for House and Senate races than it does for the Presidential Election.   Michael and Dana discuss the difficulty of predicting voter behavior when both presidential candidates face a popularity problem among the electorate. Later, Michael explains why he believes that ballot initiatives will help President Biden's performance at the polls.   Uphill Battle: Social media has complicated how politicians communicate with voters. Michael emphasizes that only a small percentage of voters will decide the election, but reaching those voters on the platforms they're on is a difficult feat for candidates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Are today's presidential candidates good or bad for American business? Host of Making Money with Charles Payne on FOX Business Charles Payne explains the economic backdrop of the upcoming Presidential Election. Dana and Charles weigh in on the dissatisfaction many voters are feeling when it comes to the economy. Later, Charles looks to history to provide a cautionary tale about poor politics during inflationary periods. Uphill Battle: More and more Black voters seem to be distancing themselves from the Democratic Party. Charles explains how President Biden's policies on immigration and education are contributing to his party's decline in popularity among Black voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Voters aren't too excited about the likelihood of a presidential rematch. Founder of Mehlman Consulting Bruce Mehlman explains how voters are rethinking, realigning, and reshaping the political parties. Dana and Bruce discuss the likelihood of a TikTok ban and the security concerns with the Chinese Communist Party. Later, they look ahead to Ohio's primary election. Uphill Battle: When it comes to organizing and obtaining ballot access, third-party candidates don't have it easy. Bruce explains that although our political landscape is structured for a two-party system, both major candidates have reason to be concerned about third-party disruptors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It's ready, set, go for the 2024 presidential race. FOX News Chief Political Analyst Brit Hume analyzes the new phase of the election cycle. Brit explains that President Biden and former President Trump face similar challenges when it comes to popularity within their base. Later, he and Dana take a trip down memory lane to discuss their coverage of presidents over the years. Uphill Battle: Brit looks at the conflicts in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and explains how foreign policy is low on the candidates' priority list. He stresses that if the United States doesn't have proper foreign policy and defense, then we'll no longer have a country. Keep up with Dana on Twitter: @DanaPerino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Biden touted his accomplishments to millions of potential voters during Thursday's State of the Union address. Republican strategist and co-founder of South and Hill Strategies Colin Reed provides his analysis of President Biden's high-stakes speech.   Dana and Colin review the eventful week in politics, discussing Super Tuesday's results, the latest rulings out of the Supreme Court, and the state of the 2024 presidential primary race.   Uphill Battle: When it comes to the issues at the top of voters' minds, President Biden has a messaging challenge ahead of himself. Colin explains how former President Trump holds the upper hand when it comes to policies on immigration, inflation, and crime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Don't Insult The Voter

Don't Insult The Voter


How Super will Tuesday turn out to be? Assistant Editor of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page and FOX News Contributor James Freeman discusses the delegates at stake in the upcoming Primaries and Caucuses. Later, James and Dana look ahead to the upcoming State of the Union Address and discuss candidates' strategies on issues such as immigration, inflation, and reproductive rights. Uphill Battle: Does Nikki Haley's performance in the GOP Presidential Primary indicate a shift within her party? James discusses why the politics of President Reagan are no longer popular amongst Republicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Co-Host of Outnumbered Kayleigh McEnany fills in for Dana on this week's edition of Perino On Politics. FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar reflects on the results from the South Carolina Republican primary and looks ahead at what to expect from Super Tuesday. Kayleigh and Josh delve into the coalition problems facing the frontrunners in both parties and how they'll play out in swing states. Later, they discuss the role that former President Trump's VP pick could have on securing votes from suburban mothers.   Uphill Battle: Michigan is a major swing state in this year's election. Josh analyzes the makeup of Michigan voters and explains how President Biden's age, as well as his policies on Israel, energy, and unions will impact his performance in the state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
As Saturday's primary soon approaches, will former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley have home home-field advantage? National Review Senior Writer Noah Rothman provides his assessment of the Palmetto State's primary.   Later, Dana and Noah look at the House and discuss foreign aid, impeachment efforts, and the state of the U.S. southern border.   Uphill Battle: Noah analyzes the likelihood of former President Trump winning the 2024 election and emphasizes the need for him to convince voters who voted against him to now vote for him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Cleanup On Aisle 46

Cleanup On Aisle 46


President Biden isn't getting any younger, and the voters are noticing. Republican strategist and Vice President at Targeted Victory Matt Gorman weighs in on the fallout from the latest Special Counsel report. Later, Dana and Matt discuss Senate leadership and how upcoming elections could present pickup opportunities for Republicans. Uphill Battle: Matt looks ahead to Tuesday's special election to replace former Congressman George Santos (R-NY) and how an inclement weather forecast could impact turnout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
President Biden secured victory in South Carolina's Democratic Primary this weekend, however, he still faces hurdles in lifting voters' enthusiasm. President of the Sentinel Action Fund Jessica Anderson explains what the challenges say about his chances of re-election. Dana and Jessica look at the upcoming races in the primary calendar and discuss how issues such as crime, immigration, and inflation are impacting voters this week. Later, Jessica examines how Republicans are trying to reach younger Americans with messaging on education and childcare. Uphill battle: Republicans have a big opportunity to create a durable Senate majority in this year's election. Jessica shares which states she's watching out for and discusses why she believes vulnerable Democrats can lead to significant pickups for the GOP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Roy Johnston


Nov 14th