Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

Fast Politics with Molly Jong-Fast

Join noted author & pundit Molly Jong-Fast for irreverent humor that cuts right to the heart of our politics today as she discusses the top political headlines with some of today’s best minds. Known for being one of the few interviewers in politics to cut through the talking points, Molly reveals the personalities and issues tearing the country apart. She asks the questions no one else does, and gets the answers even her guests didn’t expect to give – and exactly what you want to know. Tune in every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the funniest yet serious look at what’s ailing America.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 53 mins

The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson dismantles the idea of "swapping out" President Biden. The New Republic's Michael Tomasky critiques the media coverage of the 2024 election. The New Yorker's Jonathan Blitzer outlines his new book "Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here: The United States, Central America, and the Making of a Crisis."

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Balls & Strikes editor Jay Willis details the latest legal maneuvers that will determine Trump’s legal jeopardy. On The Tape host Dan Nathan examines where the perceptions of our economy meet the statistics. Politico’s Rachel Bade updates us on the never-ending chaos in Congress.

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The Bulwark's Tim Miller gives an inside look at the RNC shakeup. MSNBC legal analyst Andrew Weissmann details Robert Hur’s significant strides in his job qualifications. Harvard professor Theda Skocpol examines how the right wing is mutating.

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February 12, 2024 53 mins

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski tells us about her journey to help women believe in themselves as well as her journey as a mentor. The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson assails Robert Hur's assessment of President Biden in his report on the president's handling of classified documents. Pollster Adam Carlson talks to us about the flaws in polling for the 2024 election.

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy details the silver linings to the GOP sinking the border bill. The Daily Beast's Washington Bureau Chief Matt Fuller surveys the chaos in the House under Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson's rule. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick reads between the lines of today's Supreme Court hearing on Trump's ballot eligibility."

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The Bulwark's Charlie Sykes discusses the GOP's mind-bending flip-flop on their own border bill. Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman detail their new book, 'Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election.' HEATED editor Emily Atkin examines the misinformation surrounding Biden's latest move to protect the environment and combat climate change.

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The Lincoln Project's own Rick Wilson examines how Trump and the GOP are dealing with Biden's strong economy. The Leadership Now Project's Daniella Ballou-Aares, the CEO, details how they mobilize business leaders to protect democracy. The Washington Post's Arelis Hernandez drops in for a boots-on-the-ground report from the Texas-Mexico border.

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The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank plays out Trump vs. Biden's chances of expanding their respective electorates. Talking Feds' Harry Litman previews Trump's incoming legal woes. Find Out PAC founders Gina Ortiz Jones and Lauren Miller discuss their new PAC aimed at removing the judges in Texas who denied them medical care.

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E. Jean Carroll and Roberta Kaplan discuss their significant victory over President Trump and what's next in their quest for justice. The Al Frank Show's Al Franken analyzes the posturing among his former colleagues regarding immigration reform. Brian Klaas introduces his new book, 'Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters'.

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The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson details how Trump being $83.3 million poorer could lead to his undoing. The Financial Times' John Burn-Murdoch examines the unexpected reasons society may be declining. The New York Times' Nick Confessore unravels his amazing investigation into the right-wing mission to destroy DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

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January 26, 2024 52 mins

NBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann examines Nikki Haley’s dwindling options in her primary bid against former President Trump. The New Republic's Greg Sargent analyzes how the media is covering the 2024 election and highlights its numerous failures. Semafor's Dave Weigel provides an on-the-ground report from the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary.

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre examines the achievements of the Biden administration. Representative Brendan Boyle offers a contrarian perspective on dealing with Speaker of the House, MAGA Mike Johnson. Sarah Longwell from The Bulwark details the rampant sexism she has observed in her focus groups on the GOP primary.

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January 22, 2024 50 mins

The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson mocks Trump's increasingly demented speeches. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich details the impact of the child tax credit and other policies Biden can enact in a second term. 'Balls and Strikes' editor Jay Willis previews the Supreme Court's horrifying next move.

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January 19, 2024 48 mins

The Nation's Jeet Heer discusses how Biden can get progressives to turn out in November. NBC News' Jon Allen joins us from New Hampshire for an update on the Republican presidential campaign trail. DLCC President Heather Williams examines the crucial state houses that could help keep the Republican legislature in check.

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MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains how the 2024 presidential election's consequences will come into focus for American voters. Run for Something's Amanda Litman examines the down-ballot races that will make a difference in the 2024 election. Then, we'll talk to Protect Democracy's Ian Bassin about how we can actually defend democracy.

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MSNBC's Katie Phang previews today's showdown at the Iowa caucuses. Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg details what he's watching in order to predict the 2024 election. Everytown for Gun Safety's Jonathan Feinblatt examines the downfall of the NRA and how they are combatting gun manufacturers.

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MSNBC's "The Weekend" co-host, Alicia Menendez, breaks down how the start of the Republican primaries also marks the beginning of the general election. Rep.  Jared Moskowitz recaps his latest battle with the inept House Oversight Chairman, Rep. Jim Comer. The Daily Beast's Deputy Politics Editor, Sam Brodey, details the never-ending chaos in Congress.

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The Mary Trump Show's Mary Trump examines how we got the disorder that made Trump who he is. Former Senator Barbara Boxer tells us about her big idea on how we can fix immigration in America. Nixonland Author Rick Perlstein examines the pitfalls of covering the 2024 election.

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January 8, 2024 51 mins

The Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson gives the media covering the 2024 election a well-deserved tongue-lashing. Joshua Green details his latest book, "The Rebels: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the Struggle for a New American Politics." Author Brad Meltzer tells us about the latest in his series of children's books, "Ordinary People Change The World: I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

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January 5, 2024 31 mins

NBC's Matt Dixon examines his new book, "Swamp Monsters: Trump vs. DeSantis." The Wall Street Journal's chief foreign affairs correspondent, Yaroslav Trofimov, details his new book, "Our Enemies Will Vanish: The Russian Invasion and Ukraine's War of Independence."

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