The Bill Press Pod

The Bill Press Pod

Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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April 16, 2024 37 mins

What can a deep dive into presidents of the past tell us about the potential of a Biden second term and the dangers of a Trump second term? For the answers we turn to Douglas Brinkley, a leading presidential historian. He is CNN's official Presidential Historian, a professor at Rice University and the author of 20 books. In this episode, Bill talks to Brinkley about the qualities of great presidents and the lessons we can ...

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Trump on Abortion. AZ Abortion Bombshell North Carolina Gov’s Race. Mayorkis Impeachment. Immigration Salience. GOP House Chaos. With Jason Dick, Editor in chief at CQ-Roll Call, Katherine Tully-McManus, Congressional Reporter at Politico and author of its Huddle Newsletter, Jessica Taylor, Senate and Governors Editor at The Cook Political Report and Dan Merica, longtime political reporter writing these days in The Daily B...

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In this episode, Bill introduces a new series on the Bill Press Pod that will explore the history of American presidents and what qualities make a good president. He is joined by Douglas Brinkley, a leading presidential historian. He is CNN's official Presidential Historian, a professor at Rice University and the author of 20 books. They discuss the characteristics of a presidential candidate and the importance of messagin...

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2024 Money Battles. Trump: J6 “Hostages.” Christian Visibility Day. Trump’s Trials. The Abortion Issue. The Border Issue. No Labels/No Way. RFK,Jr. Still a Factor. OH, MD, AZ Senate Races. Down Ballot Effect? Biden on GAZA. With Ginger Gibson, Senior Washington Editor for NBC News, Allan Smith, Politics Reporter, NBC News, Philip Bump, National Columnist for the Washington Post, author of the book, The After...

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In this episode, Dr. John Gartner, a clinical psychologist and former Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School, discusses his concerns about Donald Trump's mental capacity. He explains that Trump exhibits signs of narcissism, paranoia, antisocial personality disorder, and sadism, which are characteristic of a "planet-killing personality disorder." Gartner also suggests that Trump is showing signs of dementia...

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Bridge Collapse. $26MM Dem Fundraiser. Trump Selling Bibles. Democratic Unity. But, Enthusiasm Gap? NBC McDaniel Fiasco. Trump Dementia? RFK, Jr. Picks Rich VEEP. Trump’s Trials. With Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief, White House/Politics Correspondent at Christian Science Monitor and host of the Monitor Breakfast, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY and John Bennett, White House Corre...

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Bill Kristol, Editor-at-Large of the Bulwark, discusses the current state of the Republican Party and the need for Republicans to speak out against former President Donald Trump. Kristol emphasizes the importance of supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia and criticizes Trump's handling of foreign policy. He also comments on Chuck Schumer's speech criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the partisa...

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Trump/Dems Win in Ohio. Trump Predicts “Bloodbath.” Biden-Harris on the Road. Trump Not So Much. Tulsi-Marco Veepstakes. Trump Cash Crunch. Schumer Bidi Fallout. Trump Attacks Dem Jews. With Lynn Sweet, Columnist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News and Jeff Dufour, Editor-in-chief at The National Journal. 

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Ron Brownstein is one of the sharpest analysts of American politics. He is a Senior CNN Political Analyst and a Senior Editor for The Atlantic. In this podcast Ron Brownstein discusses the upcoming California senatorial election and the potential impact of Steve Garvey's campaign. He also discusses the national political scene, including Mike Pence's decision not to endorse Donald Trump for a second term and the potential...

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TikTok Ban. Special Counsel Hearing. Schumer Slams Bibi. Impeachment Fail. Biden Jokes on Age. Trump Tears Down USA. VP to Abortion Clinic. With Emily Goodin, Political Reporter for DailyMail.com and Arthur Delaney, Political Reporter for HuffPost. 

Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. Rebuilding America's infrastructure. More information at LIUNA.org

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Congressman Maxwell Frost of Florida is the youngest member of Congress, elected when he was only 25 years old. He's the first Afro-Cuban member of Congress. Frost was a mover and shaker before he was elected to Congress, active in campaigns for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Barack Obama and National Organizing Director for the March for Our Lives for gun safety. And the Congressman is leading the Democratic Pa...

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State of the Union: Attacks on Trump. Ukraine. The Border. Overturning Roe. January 6th.  GOP Response Fail. 2024 Campaign: Trump’s Trial Dates. Who Gets Haley’s Voters. Mega MAGA in North Carolina. With Sarah Wire, Washington Reporter for The Los Angeles Times, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News and Brian Beutler, author of the Off Message Newsletter (OffMessage.net) and co-host of the Politix p...

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In this episode, attorney Barbara McQuaid discusses the Supreme Court's recent decision on the Colorado case and the 14th Amendment, as well as the pending decision on presidential immunity. McQuaid also talks about her new book, Attack from Within: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America which explores the threat of disinformation to democracy and offers strategies for overcoming it. McQuade is the former U.S. Attorney f...

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Border Photo Ops. No Government Shutdown. Ukraine in the Balance. SOTU Coming Up. McConnell Steps Down. Hunter Defeats Comer. Michigan Primary Warnings. Biden/Trump Age Issue. SCOTUS Takes the Case. With Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico, Shirish Date, White House Correspondent at HuffPost and Lauren Green, Congressional Reporter at The National Journal. 

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In this episode, Bill discusses the ongoing efforts by House Republicans to impeach President Joe Biden with Philip Bump, National Columnist for the Washington Post. They discuss the lack of evidence and the changing allegations made by Republicans regarding Biden's supposed high crimes and misdemeanors. They also touch on the arrest of Alexander Smirnoff, a key witness against Biden, and his ties to Russian intelligence. ...

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Haley Attacks Trump. Too Late. Trump Controls the House. Trump Critics Fear Revenge. Biden’s Michigan Gaza Problem. Biden Impeachment DOA. Trump’s “Crazy Shit.” IVF Ruling: New Peril for GOP. With David Jackson, National Political Reporter for USA Today, Ginger Gibson, Senior Washington Editor, NBC News and Kirk Bado, Editor of the National Journal Hotline. 

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Adam Kinzinger is a Lt. Colonel in the Air National Guard a former Illinois Republican Congressman and January 6th Committee stalwart. He sacrificed his seat in Congress to do the right thing by holding Donald Trump accountable. He is a Senior CNN Political Commentator and he founded Country First, a non-partisan organization seeking understanding, collaboration, and common ground. Kinzinger and Bill discuss recent co...

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Trump on Trial Next Month. Fani Willis Defiant. Dems Flip Santos Seat. Dems on Offense on Border. GOP House Fails. Biden Slams Trump on NATO. Impeachment Witness Arrested. Lara Trump to RNC. Putin Murders Navalny.  With Sabrina Siddiqui, White House Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Gabe Debenedetti, National correspondent for New York Magazine and Kate Riga, covering Congress and the courts at Talking Points Mem...

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February 13, 2024 41 mins

Jared Moskowitz of Florida is a rising star among young Democratic congressmen. He has a long history in Democratic politics and government, including stints as an intern for then vice president Al Gore, assistant on Joe Lieberman’s presidential campaign in 2004 and as a delegate pledged to Barack Obama in 2008. More recently he was an elected City Commissioner and a State Representative in his home state of Florida. Here'...

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Biden’s Bad Day. Judging Merrick Garland. No Immunity for Trump. GOP House Debacle. Trump Kills Border Deal. Haley Persists. With Igor Bobic, Senior politics reporter at HuffPost, John Bennett, Editor-at-Large - CQ Roll Call and writer of the CQ Afternoon Briefing and Evan McMorris-Santoro, Reporter for a new non-profit online news service, NOTUS.org

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