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34 minutes | 5 days ago
Clean Energy Transition, Part 1: Federal Leadership in the Biden Administration
Welcome to the first installment of our new series within The Lobby Shop: Clean Energy Transition. Part 1 of this series is here to set the stage and provide a concept of the key players in clean energy transition, fill in relevant context from clean energy history, and explore how the various policy processes in play work. Today's expert panel is hosted by Dee Martin, Co-Head of the Policy Resolution Group, and features: Collin O'Mara, President & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and member of Biden Transition Team Scott Segal, Co-Head of the Policy Resolution Group Eric Washburn, President of Windward Strategies
33 minutes | 6 days ago
On Unity: The First Days of the Biden Administration and What's to Come
Welcome to the world of 46! The team gathered this morning to chat about Joe Biden's inauguration, what a 50/50 Congress will do for policymaking, Biden's call for unity and how that works in practice after the events at the Capitol just weeks ago, and much more.
32 minutes | 21 days ago
Georgia and the GOP on Our Minds: The Post-Trump Era of American Politics
Happy New Year! What a week - our team met up this morning to discuss the results of the Georgia runoff, what these numbers mean for the future of the GOP, how the Democratic candidates and organizers pulled it off, and we wrap by indulging Liam and Josh with a discussion of the latest season of Cobra Kai.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Raising the Next Generation of Engaged Citizens with Dr. Lindsey Cormack
Today we're joined by Dr. Lindsey Cormack, Assistant Professor of Political and Social Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology. We discuss her work with DC Inbox, a project analyzing all newsletters sent by members of Congress, and the book she published on a major element of that data, Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis. Additionally, we talk in depth about her new project, a book she's working on about raising children who are civically savvy and engaged by the time they are old enough to participate in politics.
81 minutes | 3 months ago
PRG Pulse Special Edition: PRG's 2020 Post-Election Analysis Webinar
Tune in for the audio from PRG's 2020 Post-Election Analysis Webinar, recorded at 10 am EST on Wednesday morning, November 4th. This webinar featured PRG's team of lobbyists, attorneys and strategic communications professionals as well as several guests: Michael Gottlieb, Former Counsel to President Obama and Senior Advisor on political-military affairs; Ron Minsk, Former Special Assistant to President Obama on energy and environmental affairs at the White House National Economic Council; and Jeff Stein, White House Economics Reporter at The Washington Post.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
"Get Comfortable, It's Going to Take a While" - Election Day with Decision Desk HQ's Drew McCoy
With Election Day literally around the corner, we were honored to get a moment to chat with Decision Desk HQ President Drew McCoy. Drew and the team explore what a pandemic election day could look like, advice for savvily reading results as they come in, the potential for a toss-up Texas, and much more.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
PRG Pulse: Comparing the Last Days and Debates of the 2016 Election to Today
With the election so close and the final presidential debate complete, there are a lot of articles and hot takes going around comparing the happenings of today to where we were at this time 4 years ago. Tune in for a great discussion with the Lobby Shop team about how what we know now about 2016 gives perspective on what's happening now.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
PRG Pulse: Debate Reactions, Rumors of COVID Relief, and the Final Stretch
This week's discussion features a stab at each of the many major political developments that have happened in the past week, and there's a lot! Hits include: memorable moments from the VP debate and contrasting it with the Presidential debate, if COVID relief talks are back on track, and what the candidates must do to pull it off in the final weeks before election day.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
A Fight for the Presidency: Debate Preview with Scott Segal
In preparation for tonight's Presidential Debate, we've brought on PRG Co-Head and renowned debater Scott Segal as a special panelist for a breakdown of what to watch for, expect, and be surprised by in tonight's debate. Caitlin moderates as Scott, Josh, and Liam each weigh in with their intel and analysis on how each campaign is preparing for tonight, what American voters are watching for, and how to know who "wins."
32 minutes | 4 months ago
The Selfie Vote: Voter Demographics and What to Expect in November with Kristen Soltis Anderson
We're joined this week by Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights and author of The Selfie Vote, to discuss the ins and outs of polling in 2020, demographic data on young voters, and what her research and insight can tell us about what to expect from election day in a few short weeks.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
"You Should Be Terrified of That" - Sean Trende on 2020 Polling and the Modern American Voter
We have a return guest this week: Sean Trende, Senior Elections Analyst at RealClearPolitics, joins us in the virtual studio to dive into all things election data. We talk the most recent polls, how the pandemic has changed polling tactics, best and worst case scenarios for a heavy mail-in election day, and much more.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
PRG Pulse: The Kamala Harris Pick, with NBC News' Amanda Golden and PRG's Dee Martin
It's been quite a week in American politics, and we're joined for two perspectives on Senator Kamala Harris' VP nomination: first, Amanda Golden, NBC News 2020 Campaign reporter, joins us after coming back to DC from her time on the road to discuss her VP pick insights from the campaign trail; and second, we're joined by Dee Martin, PRG co-head, to chat about her inside-the-beltway insight on this historic nomination.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Where COVID-19 Relief Stands Before August Recess Begins
Today's episode is a quick team update on the latest from Washington on COVID-19 relief as Congress prepares for August Recess.
24 minutes | 6 months ago
The July Hits: New COVID Relief Talks, Election Intel, and Social Media Responsibility
The whole gang's back together this week to discuss some of the top recurring topics of 2020: federal pandemic relief, November's election, and the responsibility of social media platforms to manage misinformation. Tune in for a great breakdown of the latest breaking news in these areas.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
PRG Pulse: The American Electorate's Shifting Demographics, with The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein
Liam chats with Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Senior Political Analyst for CNN, about his extensive knowledge and experience in tracking the realignment of American politics and changing demographics of the electorate. Liam and Ron dive deep into the very broad question "How will America vote in November?"
44 minutes | 7 months ago
TIME's Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi, the Politicization of School Reopenings, and More
This week we are joined by Molly Ball, TIME National Political Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst, and author of NYT bestseller Pelosi, released this May. Liam and Josh host a discussion about Nancy Pelosi's influence over key political moments in her House career and her ever-evolving role in American politics, as well as a lengthy dive into Molly's recent reporting on the politicization of reopening schools amidst the continued COVID-19 crisis.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
Against the Grain: Deciphering 2020 Politics with Josh Kraushaar
Liam hosts a discussion on politics and elections with Josh Kraushaar, National Journal's Senior National Political Columnist and hosts the weekly "Against the Grain" podcast. Liam and Josh dive into interpreting recent polls, how current events are/are not impacting various candidates, who Biden could pick for VP, and much more. Follow Josh on Twitter: @HotlineJosh
17 minutes | 8 months ago
The Continuation of Pandemic Legislative Efforts as Summer Approaches
Josh, Liam, and Paul take a moment to cover the latest in COVID-19 legislation as we approach the end of nearly an entire season under pandemic lockdown. We cover the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the status of the Main Street Lending Program, and more.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Internet Security and the 2020 Presidential Campaigns, feat. Chris Olson of The Media Trust
The 2016 election raised questions regarding hacking, bots, foreign influence, and other interfering factors in the American electoral system. Enter The Media Trust and its Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Olson. The Media Trust, a technology company working to build better digital ecosystems and minimize data risk, recently released a telling report: an analysis of 11 presidential candidate sites (the incumbent and top 10 contenders at the time of data collection) for any security and data protection risks those sites present to consumers. We discuss the report's findings, their implications on this and future elections, and more. Read the report here: https://mediatrust.com/blog/us-presidential-election-2020
16 minutes | 8 months ago
Trump Takes on Twitter: Social Media Wrestles with Fact Check Responsibility
In the first of what we predict will be several updates on the topic, today's episode covers the latest developments at the intersection of social media, politics, and policy. Caitlin and Liam take the lead to lay out what we know, what it means, and the further context into which this discussion fits.
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