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American politics is in crisis. Together, the founders of The Lincoln Project have spent over 200 years electing Republicans. But now, they’ve sparked a nationwide movement with a singular mission: To defeat Donald Trump and Trumpism. Ron Steslow hosts fellow political experts Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Mike Madrid, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver, and more as they defy their party and reveal how Trump will be defeated, discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 election, and share the stories of voters all across America who are putting country over party.
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to former Navy SEAL, Harvard Medical School graduate, and president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, Dan Barkhuff and Gold Star mom Judy Gentz whose son  Captain Joel Gentz was a combat rescue officer who died during a rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2010 about how Donald Trump’s words and actions have impacted the lives of military members and their families. 
Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Mike Madrid to break down Trump's interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. They also discuss the looming threat of evictions for millions of Americans and the electoral implications of such mass displacement.
Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and legendary Republican media strategist Stuart Stevens to discuss his book, It Was All A Lie. They discuss Stuart’s thesis that Trump is not an aberration within the Republican party but rather the natural outcome of the last 50 years of its politics; how the party of Lincoln became a party of racial grievance; and how the Party’s focus on family values and fiscal conservatism has been disingenuous and often hypocritical for years.
Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Jennifer Horn join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss Trump’s threat to move the November election and what you need to know about how you cast your ballot in November whether it’s in person or by mail.
For the last few months, we’ve been gathering stories from voters across the country. Rita is the first of those voters to come on the show. In 2016, she voted for Donald Trump. Today,  she spoke to our host, Ron Steslow, about when she realized she couldn’t vote for him again in 2020, and why she’s doing everything she can to ensure Joe Biden gets elected in November. 
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Mike Madrid, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss this week’s stories: Federal Agents in Portland, Trump boasting about his cognitive test score, and Trump’s false claims about the coronavirus fatality rate. 
Host Ron Steslow has a wide ranging conversation with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn , Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and Honestly Speaking with Tara host Tara Setmayer, and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti about their perspectives on the Trump presidency, how they’ve been impacted by the administrations coronavirus response, why they see coronavirus as a right to life issue and why their conservative values have led them to put country over party and voting for Joe Biden in November. 
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Reed Galen, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to break down this week’s stories: Trump’s Rose Garden Rally, the administration's failed coronavirus response and how that has led to high unemployment and a stalled economy.
Host Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway to break down the two new Supreme Court decisions regarding the fate of Donald Trump — and the Trump corporation’s — tax returns and financial documents.
Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow asks Rick Wilson and Reed Galen about this week’s top stories: Mary Trump’s forthcoming book, Donald Trump doubling down on his defense of the confederate flag, and Trump’s response to CDC guidelines for reopening schools.
Trump vs Jennifer Horn

Trump vs Jennifer Horn

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Host Ron Steslow talks with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn about her time as chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, why she helped create The Lincoln Project, why conservatives must vote against Donald Trump, what it’s like to be attacked by the President of the United States on Twitter, and her personal experience dealing with Trump’s failed coronavirus response.
Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti. Together, they discuss: the Russian Bounties scandal, election security, and the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Host Ron Steslow talks to Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid about The Lincoln Project Effect. They discuss Trump’s weakness with the Republican base, especially among seniors, faith-based voters, and college-educated voters. They walk through a path to victory in the electoral college, how voter demographics are shifting across the country, how Latino voters will affect the presidential  election and how racial consciousness will impact how Republican’s vote in November. 
Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project founders Jennifer Horn, George Conway, and Reed Galen. Together, they discuss: Attorney General Bill Barr’s attempted firing of a U.S. Attorney, Trump admitting he asked his staff to slow-down coronavirus testing, and Why Trump is rage tweeting about mail-in voting. 
Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project co-founders and veteran political strategists Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen to discuss how the toxic culture of reality shows led to the Trump Presidency. They look back at America’s rise to become a global superpower, how Donald Trump has damaged America’s global reputation, and why Joe Biden can help us rebuild it.
Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project founders Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver to weigh in on this week’s pressing stories: their expectations for Trump’s Tusla rally, Bolton’s claim Trump asked China for help with re-election, and why rising COVID-19 cases show Trump’s national reopening plan hurts Americans. Check out The Lincoln Project’s Chyna Ad on Youtube
Ron Steslow sits down with former Republican communications director and Senior Advisor to The Lincoln Project, Tara Setmayer. This wide-ranging conversation touches on the history of the Republican Party’s relationship with race, what has changed from Lincoln to Trump, the reemergence of the confederate flag and our recent ad, “Flag of Treason,” Trump’s response to the George Floyd protests, all of which are happening on the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can hear more from Tara on her podcast, “Honestly Speaking with Tara Setmayer.
Trump vs George Conway

Trump vs George Conway

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Ron Steslow sits down with conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway for a deeper discussion about his involvement with, and change of heart toward, Donald Trump. Ron and George also discuss how the President’s psychological state is affecting the country, and the two looming Supreme Court cases dealing with Trump’s tax returns that are due to set an important legal precedent around presidential power.
Lifelong Republicans have broken ranks with their party to defeat Donald Trump. Ron Steslow sits down with his fellow founders at The Lincoln Project to share with listeners who they are, what The Lincoln Project means to them, and why this movement is resonating with so many people. 
American politics is in crisis. Together, the founders of The Lincoln Project have spent over 200 years electing Republicans. But now, they’ve sparked a nationwide movement with a singular mission: To defeat Donald Trump and Trumpism. Make sure to subscribe for updates! The Lincoln Project's new podcast is launching June 8th. 
Comments (59)

Leslie Darrah

Wouldn't it be absolutely hilarious if all the November 3rd in person votes were for Biden and DJT started calling for the counting of the mail in ballots?

Aug 8th
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Michele Molina

An all around excellent show. Mike is so on point with the numbers, trends, and his explanations are university worthy. Jennifer, as always, just shows the heart of what we're seeing. That's important because I think we tend to become a little numb to protect ourselves from the neverending horror show. Thank you all, again, for helping us save this country.

Aug 8th
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deb

Oh Rita! You give me hope that America can beat Trump! We have to! I'm not so sure myself or America could take 4 more years - let alone the 167 days we have remaining until the 2021 inauguration! Trump is a depressing, crooked, corrupt lying fool! He's torn my own family & some friends apart! It's very sad! I'll admit - listening to you & Ron made me cry! My Dad is 88 years old & loves his politics... Trump has been so disappointing to him! He worries about his children, grandkids & his great grandchildren's futures! Thank you Rita for sharing your thoughts with us! 🇺🇲 🇺🇲

Aug 7th
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deb

Another good podcast... I definitely felt the sadness & disappointment in Stuart & Ron's discussion of the party they once worked for & devoted a lot of their life & time to! I know how I feel as an independent voter! It's such a sad time for America! Highly recommend The Lincoln Project podcasts! 🇺🇲

Aug 7th
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Leslie Darrah

Can the Lincoln Project put out a list of the things to do for voting this year as outlined in this podcast, i.e. request mail in ballot, mail in early, take advantage of early voting, be prepared to wait in line (bring umbrella for heat or rain), bring ID in case required, don't get out of line if they tell you polling place is closing, etc. Thanks for the great job you all are doing.

Aug 1st
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Tony Barden

I am a Democrat who is grateful for The Lincoln Project.

Jul 31st
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Pam

These podcasts are great!

Jul 31st
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Dore Sutton

the interview with Rita is excellent. Congratulations to The Lincoln Project and Rita for a powerful episode.

Jul 30th
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Michele Molina

I was so touched listening to Rita. I'm a political animal ( mostly progressive) so I'm always watching what's happening, reading, thinking. I finally understand that middle of the road person who isn't like me with politics, who just woke up to this chaos and wants to fix it. Rita gave me a lot of hope that we, Americans, really can put aside any political differences and retake this country. Our kids deserve the dream of America that we have been afforded, and that Trump and his cronies are trying to dismantle. Thank you for this podcast of hope.

Jul 30th
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Grand Master Jacob

Is there a schedule for the podcast? Or is it daily?

Jul 29th
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Patrick 🧢🐋🐳

Trump virus

Jul 29th
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Tessa Sydenham

Love you guys!! and love this podcast!!

Jul 29th
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Diane Thompson

this was a wonderful and helpful discussion....love you too Rita and thank you for sharing your heart!

Jul 29th
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Tony Barden

I would love to have Rita as a neighbor.

Jul 29th
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Christine O'Connor

I love you, Rita!!! ❤ And I love y'all at Lincoln Project! 😊

Jul 29th
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Grand Master Jacob

Is there an airdate schedule? I want to make sure I listen to the podcast live.

Jul 29th
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Paul Polevia Tofa

Fantastic podcast..so informative..gives great hope that good men and women will always overcome corruption..fascism ..through putting country over party. Keep up the great work..pivotal time in history where those who stood up against the trump cult will be forever recorded as patriots.

Jul 25th
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deb

Enjoyed! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

Jul 25th
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AH

It was TX Lt Governor Dan Patrick that made the statement about grandparents sacrificing their lives for the economic benefit of their grandchildren, not Ken Paxton. Paxton threatened to file lawsuits against local governments unless they rescinded stay-at-home orders and stopped issuing rules requiring face masks during the pandemic. (We have a lot of cleanup to do in TX.)

Jul 25th
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Dore Sutton

Excellent podcast. Never miss this program. This information scares me to death and reinforces the importance to vote against Trumpism. I hope everyone hears the warnings of the Lincoln Project, donate anything you can and spread their message.

Jul 24th
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