Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt

Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt

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.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 83 min
Sarah Silverman (https://twitter.com/SarahKSilverman?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) is excited about the Biden campaign, but worries that we are losing the cause of progress to our cultural divisions. Meanwhile election day is only 2 weeks away, and over 41 million voters have already cast their ballots.  Michael McDonald (https://twitter.com/ElectProject?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctw...
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With only weeks to go, gigantic sums of campaign cash have washed over the electoral landscape, but when the country is this polarized does money still talk?  James and Al are starting to become optimistic about a Biden election, and think this might be his chance to expand the map.  University of Houston’s Dr. Richard Murray (https://uh.edu/hobby/community/murray-scholarship/murraybio.pdf) reviews the possibility of flipping relia...
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October 12, 2020 7 min
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Kamala_WR If Joe Biden wins in November, Kamala Harris would become Vice President after one of the most consequential and tumultuous elections in American history.  Already a rising leader in the Democratic party, Harris would be the most significant player to help Biden manage a country in crisis, and a frontrunner to lead the ticket in 2024 should Biden not seek re-election. Kamala: Next in L...
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The President and his team have been infected with the Coronavirus, giving new significance to the phrase October Surprise.  But even though James and Al think an electoral blow out is coming, it’s too early for Democrats to get comfortable— there are too many threats.  Guest Professor Kathleen Belew (https://twitter.com/kathleen_belew?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) details the rise of white supremacist...
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The first presidential debate is over and James and Al declare Joe Biden the clear winner. Following favorable post-debate coverage across the platforms, and with mail-in ballot use breaking records and banking Democratic votes, it’s not looking good for President Trump.  Ben Ginsburg wonders whether he's running effectively as an incumbent or if the party will collapse after he leaves office.  Meanwhile Columbus Mayor Michael ...
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With the election only 6 weeks away and Democrats confronted with a surprise conservative Supreme Court nomination, worries are rising about the strength of Biden’s candidacy.  Senator Cory Booker (https://twitter.com/CoryBooker) has some reassuring words for the concerned, tells us about the equalizing power of baby bonds, and the feeling that this election is a moral moment for the nation.  Meanwhile, Sean McElwee (https://twitte...
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A major contributing factor to Trump's success in 2016 was his love-hate relationship with the mainstream media. Whether it was giving the then-candidate a disproportionate amount of free press, or an unwillingness to be critical in a misguided attempt to appear balanced, news agencies everywhere unwittingly aided and abetted the President's rise to power. Now journalist James Fallows (https://www.ourtownsbook.com/about/vie...
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Whether you’re convinced that nothing stands between Trump and another four years in the White House, or you manage to keep faith in the hope Biden’s campaign provides, it behooves all of us to be fully prepared as to what might happen once the vote counts come in on Election Night. United Nations Foundation vice chair and former U.S. Senator Timothy E. Wirth (https://unfoundation.org/who-we-are/our-board/timothy-e-wirth-usa-vice-c...
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While Trump's outrageous behavior may still shock some, there are plenty of the most savvy and seasoned political veterans who see him for what he really is: a desperate charlatan who is capable of anything. Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft president Andrew Bacevich (https://quincyinst.org/author/abacevich/) is even able to look forward, beyond this dark period, to the larger issues America faces as a global player. ...
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Any opponent of Donald Trump has their work cut out for them, as his use of disinformation, dishonesty and disorder are unprecedented. So the U.S. representative from Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district Conor Lamb (https://lamb.house.gov/) fully understands the rough road ahead for Vice President Biden over the next few months. Yet Lamb also is keenly aware of the candidate's realist perspective, and just how useful ...
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Charlie Cook (https://twitter.com/charliecookdc) of the Cook Political Report (https://cookpolitical.com/) handicaps the Presidential race coming out of the conventions as Biden's lead stays consistent. UNC Professor (https://marine.unc.edu/people/faculty/rick-luettich/) Dr. Rick Luettich (https://twitter.com/rluettich) shares his expertise on hurricanes heading into storm season. James and Al react to the conclusion of the Rep...
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Senator Jeff Flake (https://twitter.com/JeffFlake) separates Conservatism from Trumpism seeking to reclaim the soul of the Republican Party while Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Gerald F Seib (https://twitter.com/geraldfseib) examines Reagan as the precursor to Trump in his new book 'We Should Have Seen It Coming: FROM REAGAN TO TRUMP–A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO A POLITICAL REVOLUTION. (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.co...
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Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, reflects on the Committee’s bipartisan report on Russia's interference in our elections, the US Government's response to prevent a repeat of 2016 this November, the details of Steve Bannon's indictment representative of the Trump Administration's serial corruption, and a recap of the Democratic National Convention. 
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House Majority Whip James Clyburn champions the House bill to save the Post Office securing American's right to vote-by-mail. The Democratic Congressman from South Carolina discusses the races in his home state, Biden's strong pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate, and Michelle Obama's speech at the DNC. James and Al truly wish they were in Milwaukee, and dissect the latest revelations from the Senate Intelligence C...
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COVID-19 has changed the landscape of American politics in countless ways. The logistics of the November election leave a lot of questions lingering in the air. However, the chair of the Democratic Party for the state of Wisconsin Ben Wikler (https://wisdems.org/our-party/meet-our-chair/) has plans laid out, not only for the national convention, but also for addressing voter suppression and Trump's dismantling of the United Sta...
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The specter of 2016 still looms in the minds of Democrats everywhere, creating no small amount of fear and uncertainty about what might happen come November. But while caution may prove prudent, there is no denying that there are stark differences between four years ago and today. Hart Research Associates president Geoff Garin (https://hartresearch.com/team/geoff-garin/) outlines key polling numbers explaining a likely turn away fr...
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With all eyes on Trump v. Biden , it can be easy to forget that there's a lot more at stake this November than just the presidency. Even congressional races may finally be getting the attention they deserve. But National Democratic Redistricting Committee president Kelly Burton (https://democraticredistricting.com/leadership/) and Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee preside Jessica Post (https://www.dlcc.org/jessica-post)...
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Much of the blame for the sad state of affairs the United States is facing gets heaped at the feet of Donald J. Trump. But while a fair amount of guilt should be borne by his contemporary enablers, there has also been a clear path over the last 50 years that has led the Republican party towards the existential darkness the president is now dragging them into. Bradlee Professor of Government & the Press at Harvard University’s K...
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While the coronavirus creates chaos and uncertainty in every sector, there are few things as vital to both the immediate and distant future of the United States as the country's education system. And its importance is matched only by the complexity involved in starting the school year safely in a few months. As West Des Moines Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Remy (https://www.wdmcs.org/district/superintendents-office/...
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The Hard Hat Riot of 1970 may have lost some of its historical importance in the eyes of everyone but the most astute modern day political operatives. But author David Paul Kuhn (https://davidpaulkuhn.com/) ("The Hard Hat Riot") and political strategist Stan Greenberg (https://www.greenbergresearch.com/) ("RIP GOP") make the case that any Democrat worth their salt should mark that infamous clash between college stud...
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