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Against the Grain
50 minutes | 10 days ago
Episode 97: The Biden Brand
Jim Kessler, executive director of Third Way, joins the show to discuss Joe Biden's win, how the president-elect will shape his administration, clashes between Democratic moderates and progressives, and intraparty threats to the party's Congressional leaders.
48 minutes | 17 days ago
Episode 96: Georgia on My Mind
Atlanta Journal-Constitution political correspondent Greg Bluestein joins the podcast to break down all things Georgia: the recount, the runoffs, and the role of 2018 GOV nominee Stacey Abrams in shaping Democratic strategy.
49 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode 95: Election Week
Republican consultant Brad Todd joined the podcast to talk about the results of the election so far as Joe Biden is positioned to win. Todd discusses Republican victories down the ballot, President Trump's baseless allegations of voter fraud, and the failures of pollsters this cycle.
51 minutes | a month ago
Episode 94: Rocking the Suburbs
Republican strategists Robert Blizzard, partner at Public Opinion Strategies, and Liesl Hickey, founding partner at Ascent Media, join the podcast. They discuss takeaways from their suburban voter focus group and their election predictions.
50 minutes | a month ago
Episode 92: Party Planning
Senate Leadership Fund President Steve Law joins the podcast to discuss the state of the Senate map as Republicans are spending in historically red states like Georgia, Iowa, and Alaska. He also talks about who represents the future of the GOP and whether Republican incumbents need to distance themselves from President Trump.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 91: Full House
Alixandria Lapp, House Majority PAC founder and senior strategist for its independent-expenditure spending, joins the podcast to discuss the state of competitive House races and the impact of this past week on the Democratic Party's strategy.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 90: Send in the Cavalry
Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and president of the consulting firm Cavalry, joins the podcast. He discusses the battle for the Senate, the Supreme Court fight, and record Q3 fundraising hauls.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 89: Majority Rule
Senate Majority PAC President J.B. Poersch joins the podcast to talk about the state of competitive Senate races 40 days out from Election Day. He also talks about the impact of the Supreme Court nomination battle on these races and President Trump not committing to a peaceful transition of power if he loses.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 88: Data for Podcast
Sean McElwee, the co-founder and Executive Director of Data for Progress, joins the show to discuss progressive pragmatism, how social media impacts Democrats' policy positions, and how Biden would govern. With less than 50 days until the election, he also shares his view of the race and trends to watch.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 87: Florida, Man
Politico's Marc Caputo joins the podcast to discuss the state of play in Florida, Biden's strategy there, and how much money the presidential campaigns are investing in the Sunshine State. They also discuss Gov. Ron DeSantis' popularity and his future electoral prospects.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 86: By the Brooks
Executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition Matt Brooks joins the podcast to discuss his takeaways from the Republican National Convention, the Jewish vote in the 2020 election, and the rise of anti-Semitism on the fringes of American politics.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 85: Voting at Home
Former Secretary of Homeland Security and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge joins the podcast to talk about President Trump's threat to block funding for the U.S. Postal Service, Trump's position on mail-in ballots, and the role of federal law enforcement agents in ramping down unrest in Portland.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 84: The Sunshine State
Former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL) joins the podcast to discuss how Democrats can win in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis's (R) handling of the coronavirus, and her political future.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 83: He's Seen Enough
Cook Political Report's House editor David Wasserman joins the podcast to talk about the complications of widespread vote-by-mail in November, the Republican party's losses in the suburbs, and the odds of Democrats gaining House seats.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 82: Platforms and Primaries
Jewish Democratic Council of America executive director Halie Soifer joins this week's podcast to talk about the Democrats' position on U.S-Israel relations, the state of anti-Semitism in the U.S., and JDCA's position on policing issues.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 81: Laying Down the Law
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R), the first African American to be independently elected statewide in Kentucky history, joins the podcast to discuss the Breonna Taylor case and recent protests at his home calling for charges against the officers involved in the case. Cameron also shares his views on a state-wide mask mandate and talks about his relationships with President Trump and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 80: Life After Trump
Anti-Trump Republican strategist Tim Miller, a contributor to The Bulwark, joins the podcast to discuss the future of the GOP, how much influence progressives have over the Democratic party, and his own personal evolution as a Republican operative.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 79: Mike'd Up
Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) joins the podcast to discuss police reform, the Black Lives Matter movement, and President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 78: Get Your House in Order
Politico campaign correspondent Ally Mutnick joins the podcast to discuss her recent reporting on racist and bigoted social media posts by House candidates, the likelihood of Democrats holding their majority, and upcoming competitive primaries to watch.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 77: Virtues and Vices
Politico contributing editor Bill Scher joins the podcast to talk about the state of the veepstakes and Joe Biden's response to the past few weeks of civil rights protests, along with the the state of the Republican Party if Trump loses in November.
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