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34 minutes | a day ago
The Equality Act and the Quest to Protect LGBTQ Rights
After lingering in legislative limbo during the last Congress, the Democratic majority of the 117th Congress has reintroduced the Equality Act, a bill that will codify anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community in the U.S. CAP Action’s Sharita Gruberg joins Daniella and Jesse on the pod this week to discuss the impact the bill could have if passed by the House of Representatives and Senate and how politics for LGBTQ Americans has changed with the arrival of the Biden administration.
41 minutes | 8 days ago
How White Supremacy Flourished in Donald Trump’s White House
On “The Tent” this week, Daniella and Jesse are in conversation with investigative journalist Jean Guerrero about her latest book Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda, diving into the outsized role Miller played in shaping the White House’s immigration policies under Trump. Plus, our hosts debrief on the conclusion of Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and the extreme winter weather impacting Texas.
31 minutes | 15 days ago
Impeachments and Vaccinations
The Biden-Harris Administration is only three weeks in and ambitiously seeking to vaccinate millions of Americans and put an end to the coronavirus pandemic. This week, Jesse and Daniella connect with Dr. Bechara Choucair, the National Vaccinations Coordinator for the White House’s COVID-19 Response Team, to talk about how the administration is working to overcome this herculean challenge. Plus our hosts talk about Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial and what’s to come on Capitol Hill.
34 minutes | 22 days ago
Jocelyn Frye on the Need for a Gender-Equitable Recovery Effort
On the pod this week, Daniella and Jesse dissect the evolving appetite for unity and bipartisanship in Washington as the Biden administration negotiates the size and scope of a new Covid relief package with Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Plus they connect with CAP Action senior fellow Jocelyn Frye to discuss how the recovery effort will need to account for the impacts the pandemic economy has had on women in the workforce.
33 minutes | a month ago
Dr. Reed Tuckson on Racial Disparities in Vaccines and Public Health
All eyes have been focused on the Biden administration in its first week as the President seeks to revive the nation with a suite of executive orders addressing climate change, racial justice, the economy, and of course the coronavirus pandemic. This week, Jesse connects with Dr. Reed Tuckson, a founding member of the Black Coalition Against Covid-19 to talk about the racial disparities the public health response has produced to date and how Biden’s efforts can help reverse some of these trends.
39 minutes | a month ago
HuffPost’s Kate Sheppard on Progressive Politics in the New Washington
A historic month continues its breakneck pace in the nation’s capital, as Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States in Washington this week. Daniella and Jesse recap the highlights of the unusual and historic ceremony which also saw Kamala D. Harris sworn in as the nation’s first woman vice president. Our hosts also connect with HuffPost reporter Kate Sheppard to talk about what the new Democratic trifecta in the federal government means for progressives.
43 minutes | a month ago
Malcolm Nance on White Supremacy and the Capitol Insurrection
Facts about the horrific attack at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. last week continue to reveal the full scope of violence that occurred during the insurrection last week. Intelligence and foreign policy analyst Malcolm Nance joins Daniella and Jesse on the podcast to put the insurrection into the clearer context of extremist movements. Our hosts also discuss Congress’s response and effort to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time for incitement of insurrection.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
David Daley and What’s Ahead for American Democracy
The United States enters the new year still dealing with the challenges of 2020, including the pandemic and threats to the nation’s democratic institutions. Daniella and Jesse return to The Tent this week to assess the state of American democracy with a guest interview with author David Daley. Our hosts also discuss the Georgia runoff races for U.S. Senate, which saw Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Reverend Raphael Warnock sweep their Republican opponents and flip the majority in the U.S. Senate.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Reissue: Dr. Angela Rasmussen on New Covid-19 Vaccines and the State of the Coronavirus Pandemic
We're off again this week for the holiday but will return with a new episode in January. To hold you over, we're revisiting an interview we did with Dr. Angela Rasmussen about the new vaccines for Covid-19 and the state of the coronavirus pandemic. Stay safe out there and have a happy New Year!
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Reissue: Delaware State Senator-elect Sarah McBride on Political Trailblazing in 2020
We're off this week for the holiday break, so we'll be revisiting an interview Daniella and Jesse did with newly elected Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride, who made history this November when she became the first openly transgender state senator in the country.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Jon Lovett Helps Us Wrap Up the Longest Year Ever
In the final episode of 2020, Pod Save America co-host and former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett joins The Tent to reflect on the final days of one of the longest, worst years ever. And with President-elect Joe Biden marching steadily towards Inauguration Day, a Covid vaccine currently in circulation with another on the way, and Donald Trump on the verge of unemployment, 2021 is already showing some promise.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Ben Hovland on the Successes of the 2020 Election
More than a month after Joe Biden was projected to win the 2020 election, and despite many states having certified their votes, the Trump campaign continues to undermine confidence in the election results. Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Ben Hovland joins Daniella this week to reflect on the successes of the general election and debunk the misinformation around the results. They also discuss how future elections can continue using measures designed to encourage voting.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
John Podesta on the Biden Transition and the Future of Climate Policy
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president in less than two months, but he is already putting together an administration that will be tasked with fixing multiple crises that Donald Trump created and exacerbated. John Podesta, who co-chaired President Barack Obama's 2008 transition, joins us to discuss those ongoing efforts, and what a Biden White House can do to address the biggest threat of our generation.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Reissue: Stacey Abrams on Voting Rights and Coalition Building (from 2019)
The Tent is off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. In lieu of a new guest interview, we’re revisiting one of our earlier interviews with Stacey Abrams, who spoke with us about the threats to voting rights in the US and how she built a strong electoral coalition built around progressive values. These issues remain central to assessing what to make of the 2020 election, which the General Services Administration finally ascertained that Joe Biden was the winner of.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Dr. Angela Rasmussen on New Covid-19 Vaccines and the State of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic remains a tough puzzle for the nation to solve. Dr. Angela Rasmussen, an affiliate researcher with the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security joins the pod this week to talk through new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna and what we’ve learned about the novel coronavirus since the spring. Daniella and Jesse also talk about the latest post-election hurdles to President-elect Biden’s transition and efforts to undermine American democracy.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Delaware State Senator-elect Sarah McBride on Political Trailblazing in 2020
After several days of counting, Joseph R. Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 general election over incumbent Donald Trump. Jesse and Daniella discuss President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ record-breaking victory and the hurdles their transition to the White House faces. And later, they connect with former CAPer and newly elected Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride on her own historic election as the first openly transgender person to serve as a state senator.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
CAP Action CEO Neera Tanden and the Stakes of the 2020 General Election
This week on “The Tent”, Daniella and Jesse break down the drawn-out conclusion to the 2020 General Election and the stakes in the handful of states that are still counting ballots. Later, they’re joined by CAP Action CEO Neera Tanden who shares her thoughts on the election, President Trump’s efforts to undermine the democracy, and how the nation can put itself on path towards healing and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
The Appeal’s Daniel Nichanian on the Fight for Voting Rights in 2020
With two weeks left before Election Day, tens of millions of voters have already cast a ballot in the 2020 election. This unprecedented enthusiasm from voters has been met unfortunately with new barriers to voting and the franchise. The Appeal’s Daniel Nichanian joins the pod this week to discuss this tension as well as how summer protests for policing and criminal justice reform have shaped down ballot races. Plus, Daniella and Jesse discuss the never-ending scandals of the Trump White House.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
The New Republic’s Matt Ford on the future of the Supreme Court
As Republicans in the U.S. Senate push ahead with their effort to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our hosts connect with staff writer for The New Republic Matt Ford to talk about President Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett and how her confirmation could impact the future of the court. Plus, Daniella and Jesse debrief on the kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the latest from the 2020 campaign trail.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
The Economist’s G. Elliott Morris on Forecasting the 2020 General Election
On “The Tent” this week, Daniella connects with G. Elliott Morris, a data journalist for the Economist and author of the political blog “The Crosstab”, for a broad discussion looking into the election models and forecasts for the 2020 campaign cycle. Jesse and Daniella also break down the whirlwind of a week the White House has weathered from President Trump’s disastrous debate performance to the COVID-19 outbreak in the White House.
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