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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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86: David Leonhardt

86: David Leonhardt

2021-05-1301:04:00

David Leonhardt of the New York Times sits down with James and Al to discuss how we can start moving our country forward after the Covid Pandemic and Trump era.  Is it time to start lifting the lockdown orders and focusing on the working people who keep the country running?  Or will Democrats keep the House competitive in 2022? 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 !Get More From This Week’s Guest:David Leonhardt Twitter | New York Times  PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:MAGIC SPOONGET YOUR NEXT DELICIOUS BOWL OF GUILT-FREE CEREAL AT WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM AND USE THE CODE WARROOM TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF. 
85: Michael Waldman

85: Michael Waldman

2021-05-0601:04:36

With Trump back in the news and Derek Chauvin recently convicted, James and Al bring on the President of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice Michael Waldman for his take.  Can we expect Trump to finally land in legal trouble, and what’s the best way for the Democrats to remove the many obstacles he placed in the way of our democracy?  Will they also be able to make progress on criminal justice reform or is more persuasion needed for the country to start moving forward?  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!Get More From This Week’s Guest:Michael Waldman Twitter | Brennan Center For Justice | Author of “The Fight to Vote” & Many Other Books PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:BLINKISTGO TO 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 MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
As the Biden Administration continues to build support and consolidate its hold on the ship of state, James and Al are joined by John Maynard Keynes expert and author Zach Carter to give us perspective on Biden’s economic vision.  Then, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker comes on to analyze what we’re seeing from China.  But the episode wouldn’t be complete without James following up on his Vox interview-- you won’t want to miss it!EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL AT POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM OR TWEET THEM AT @POLITICON.  MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CITY, WE LOVE TO HEAR WHERE YOU’RE FROM!Get More From This Week’s Guests:Zach Carter Twitter | Website |@OmidyarNetwork | Author of “The Price of Peace” Evan Osnos Twitter |Website |New Yorker | Author of “Joe Biden: The Life, The Run & What Matters Now” PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:HELLO FRESHGO TO WWW.HELLOFRESH.COM/WARROOM12 AND USE CODE WARROOM12 FOR 12 FREE MEALS, INCLUDING FREE SHIPPING! LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SISTERSINLAW- FEATURING JILL WINE-BANKS, JOYCE VANCE, KIMBERLY ATKINS & BARB MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
With troops due to come out of Afghanistan, James and Al welcome veteran and author Phil Klay and pollster Jim Gerstein to discuss the state of world affairs and when we should be going to war.  How are things looking in the Middle East 20 years on?  Are we leaving too soon, or is it time to focus our attention here at home where we have enough problems? 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!Get More From This Week’s Guests:Jim Gerstein GBAO Strategies Phil Klay Website |Fairfield University | Twitter |Author of “Missionaries” | And Other Books... PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:BLINKISTGO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM TO TRY BLINKIST 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 MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
James and Al bring on the creators of HBO’s Our Towns-- Deb Fallows, James Fallows, Jeanne Jordan and Steven Ascher to discuss their journey to towns across our nation during the pandemic era.  In the process, they saw that the causes of our division pale in comparison to the bonds we build when we live, work, and dream together.  Now, if only DC would get on message...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!PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:MAGIC SPOON GO TO WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM TO GRAB SOME BLUEBERRY, OR A CUSTOM BUNDLE OF CEREAL TO TRY IT TODAY! AND BE SURE TO USE OUR PROMO CODE WARROOM AT CHECKOUT TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF YOUR ORDER. LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SISTERSINLAW- FEATURING JILL WINE-BANKS, JOYCE VANCE, KIMBERLY ATKINS & BARB MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
Al and James argue against the voter law in Georgia and don’t pull any punches about the allegations facing Matt Gaetz.  They also discuss the role Joe Manchin has to play in the Senate, and whether the Democrats can do anything with their majorities.  Come for the unparalleled political insight, and stay for James’ tuna fish sandwich recipe!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!PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:BLINKISTGO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION. HELLO FRESHGO TO WWW.HELLOFRESH.COM/WARROOM12 AND USE CODE WARROOM ONE TWO FOR 12 FREE MEALS, INCLUDING FREE SHIPPING!SONG FINCH SONGFINCH IS OFFERING 20 DOLLARS OFF ALL PERSONALIZED SONGS AT WWW.SONGFINCH.COM WITH CODE WARROOM. LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SISTERSINLAW- FEATURING JILL WINE-BANKS, JOYCE VANCE, KIMBERLY ATKINS & BARB MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
James and Al try to figure out what the heck is wrong with the Republican party, from G. Gordon Liddy on to Rep. Matt Gaetz.  What gives?  If their party doesn’t get its act together soon, they could easily slip into irrelevance-- and that’s in spite of the best efforts of the Democrats! EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM OR TWEET THEM TO @POLITICON.  MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CITY, WE LOVE TO HEAR WHERE YOU’RE FROM!LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SISTERSINLAW- FEATURING JILL WINE-BANKS, JOYCE VANCE, KIMBERLY ATKINS & BARB MCQUADEHOW THE HECK ARE WE GONNA GET ALONG!- FEATURING CLAY AIKEN
James and Al get fired up for some March Madness with John Feinstein-- taking a look at what’s best for the sport and the NCAA.  Better check your brackets!  Then, Ron Brownstein of the Atlantic comes on to discuss the shift from class to culture based partisanship and the way the forces unleashed in 1974 Los Angeles continue to define our future.Please excuse the echo with our final guest John Feinstein it was an external issue that we could not fix, but we wanted to bring you the interview anyway as it was so great !Get More From This Week’s Guests:Ron Brownstein Twitter|Recent Articles By Ronald| Author of ‘Rock Me On The Water’ John Feinstein Twitter|Website| Author of Many Excellent Books... 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! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR RECENT SPONSORS: FUNDRISESEE 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 BLINKISTGO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM 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 McQuadeHow The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken
78: Dr Sean Carroll

78: Dr Sean Carroll

2021-03-1701:01:481

With our future seeming more unpredictable by the year, James and Al invite theoretical physicist and host of the Mindscape Podcast, Dr Sean Carroll to the show to gain insight into the secrets of existence-- that is, if anything exists outside of politics... In their wide ranging conversation we find out whether anyone really understands quantum physics, the fate of Iran and Schrödinger's cat, along with much more.  You might even want to check your bracket.  Get More From This Week’s Guest:Sean Carrol Twitter|Caltech| YouTube | Website | Mindscape Podcast | @SFIscience | TED  | Edge | Preposterous Universe | Author of: Something Deeply Hidden| And Many Other Books  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!PLEASE SUPPORT OUR RECENT SPONSORS:MAGIC SPOON GET YOUR NEXT DELICIOUS BOWL OF GUILT-FREE CEREAL AT WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM AND USE THE CODE WARROOM TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF. LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuade How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken
James and Al host Ret. Brigadier General Ty Seidule for a deep dive into the residual myths surrounding Robert E. Lee and the confederacy, as well as the implications they have for the region and our politics.  Former NOLA Mayor Mitch Landrieu then calls in to join the conversation, discussing the changes happening in the modern South and how we can reclaim patriotism from those who would divide us. Get More From This Week’s Guests:Ret. Brigadier General Ty Seidule Twitter |Website | Hamilton College | Author of: Robert E. Lee & Me | And Many Other Books Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Twitter |Website | Unum Fund | Author of: In The Shadows Of Statues 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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:MAGIC SPOON GET YOUR NEXT DELICIOUS BOWL OF GUILT-FREE CEREAL AT WWW.MAGICSPOON.COM/WARROOM AND USE THE CODE WARROOM TO SAVE FIVE DOLLARS OFF.  LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON: #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuadeHow The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken
76: Amanda Carpenter

76: Amanda Carpenter

2021-03-0301:14:281

Is the GOP on the short bumpy road to irrelevance?  James and Al bring on strategist, author, and Bulwark contributor 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 |Author of: Gas Lighting America | @BulwarkOnline 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! THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR: BLINKIST GO TO 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 McQuadeHow The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken
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 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 |House.Gov |Facebook | @transportDems |@houseforeign | @vetaffairsdems 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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:BLINKIST GO TO 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 HONEYGET HONEY FOR FREE AT WWW.JOINHONEY.COM/WARROOM LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuade How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken
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 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 FondaIMDBTwitterFacebookInstagramWebsiteEmail 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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:GAINFUL GET $15 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF PERSONALIZED PROTEIN POWDER WHEN YOU GO TO WWW.GAINFUL.COM/WARROOM. IPVANISH GO TO 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 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 JonesTwitterWebsiteAuthor of ‘Bending Towards Justice’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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:IPVANISH GO TO 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 TODAY. MAGIC SPOON GO TO 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 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 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 CosellTwitterNFL Match-UpNFL FilmsCo-Author of ‘The Games That Changed The Game’  Laurie GarrettTwitterWebsiteCFR Author of ‘The Coming Plague’And many other books!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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:GAINFUL GET $15 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OF PERSONALIZED PROTEIN POWDER WHEN YOU GO TO WWW.GAINFUL.COM/WARROOM!IPVANISH GO TO WWW.IPVANISH.COM/WARROOM TO CLAIM YOUR 65% SAVINGS!BLINKIST GO TO 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, and NPR’s David Folkenflik 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 McFaulTwitterWebsiteAuthor of ‘From Cold War To Hot Peace’  And Many Other BooksDavid FolkenflikTwitterNPRAuthor of ‘Murdoch’s World’Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free PressEmail 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! 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. MAGIC SPOON GO TO 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 joins them to look at the domestic and international prospects for the new administration.  Then, Duke Law School’s legal mastermind Walter Dellinger 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 PanettaCenter For Strategic & International StudiesThe Panetta Institute For Public PolicyAuthor of Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in Times of War and Peace  Walter DellingerTwitterFirm: O’Melveny & MyersDuke LawEmail 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!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 TODAY. BLINKIST GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM, THAT’S ALL ONE WORD, TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION. WORD FORESTWORD 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.
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 Professor Kathleen Belew to look at how we got to this point, and national security expert and senior columnist for The Cipher Brief, WaPo Alum Walter Pincus to war game how best to handle the final days of the Trump Presidency. Get More From This Week’s Panelists: Professor Kathleen BelewTwitterWebsiteUniversity of ChicagoAuthor of the Bring The War Home: The White Power Movement & Paramilitary AmericaWalter PincusTwitterThe Cipher BriefWashington PostEmail 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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:MAGIC SPOON GO TO 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 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 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 CouvillonTwitterJMC Analytics & PollingBlogFmr. Defense Secretary William CohenThe Cohen GroupThe Cohen InstituteCSISBooks by WilliamEmail 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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSOR:BLINKIST BLINKIST HAS A SPECIAL OFFER JUST FOR OUR AUDIENCE: GO TO 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, Joe Drape of @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 DrapeTwitter@NYTSPORTSNYT SportsAuthor of American PharoahAuthor of Saint MakersAnd many other books!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!THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS:MAGIC SPOON (00:22:44)GO TO 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.
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Comments (15)

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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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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