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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.

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    • 4.7 • 129 Ratings

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.

    Policing with David Harris

    Policing with David Harris

    James and Al break down the ridiculous debt ceiling fight sparked by the Republicans and skewer the 2024 Republican primary field that could lead to an independent run by Trump.  Then, they’re joined by law professor and author David Harris to examine current policing policies that have led to disastrous outcomes, the role of systemic racism, and how we can reform the force.

    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    David Harris:
    Twitter | University of Pittsburgh Law | Criminal Justice Podcast | Author 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Admiral James Stavridis

    Admiral James Stavridis

    James and Al discuss the traitors in our midst like former counter intelligence official and FBI agent Charles McGonigal, and how Russia continues to upend our politics.  Then, they are joined by former NATO Supreme Commander Admiral James Stravridis to discuss the facts on the ground in Ukraine, the need for Western aid, and how things might end, before looking at how our readiness compares to potential threats from China.

    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    Twitter | Website | Carlyle Group | Author of “To Risk It All” & Other Books

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    A Tale Of Two Documents with Andrew Weissmann

    A Tale Of Two Documents with Andrew Weissmann

    James and Al look at the weaknesses of the GOP caucus and the difficulty they will have in taking congressional action.  Then, they welcome legal expert Andrew Weissmann to discuss the process that goes into investigations of our politicians with a particular focus on the differences between the recent finds of classified documents at the homes of Trump and President Biden.

    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    Andrew Weissmann:
    Twitter | NYU Law | Just Security |  Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation | Author

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Coming Challenges with Professor Julian Zelizer

    Coming Challenges with Professor Julian Zelizer

    James and Al decimate the insanity of the incoming Republican congress with a strong defense of immigration and President Biden.  Then, they welcome Princeton’s Julian Zelizer to discuss the many myths in our collective memory going from the Revolutionary War all the way to the so-called Reagan Revolution that continue to define the way we think about our country and our politics.

    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    Twitter | Princeton | Author of “Myth America” & Many Other Books

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    • 55 min
    Speaker Madness with Carl Hulse

    Speaker Madness with Carl Hulse

    In the midst of the Republican’s farcical battle to elect the next Speaker of the House, James and Al are joined by NYT’s Washington expert Carl Hulse for deeper insight into the proceedings.  They discuss Rep. McCarthy’s prospects, the effect of the proposed motion to vacate, and what the disarray means for critical legislation and the future of the next congress– with a little bit of football thrown in. 


    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    Twitter | NYT | Author of “Confirmation Bias”

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    • 54 min
    Ringing In The New Year

    Ringing In The New Year

    With 2023 almost here, James and Al ring in the new year with friends George Stevens, Jill Abramson, Fred Wertheimer, and Jane Mayer.  Together, they discuss the current state of the media and entertainment, before forecasting the political future of the speakership, the presidency, dark money, and the Ukraine-Russia war– with a solid takedown of lying George Santos.  

    Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon.  Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from!

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    Oscars.org | IMDB | website

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    Twitter | The New Yorker | Author of “Dark Money” & Other Books

    Jill Abramson:
    Twitter | NYT | Harvard | Author  

    Fred Wertheimer:
    Twitter | Just Security | Wertheimer Lipton | Democracy 21

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

1ofmany1950 ,

Love this podcast

It’s informative and entertaining.

Merlin's M ,

Going down hill fast

Age isn’t being kind to the two hosts. I used to really look forward to this podcast. Now it’s embarrassing listening to two one great observers wander down pointless polemical dead ends, forget to finish their thoughts or scramble their details. Time to hang it up guys - or lay off the cereal and hit the coffee pot instead.

ValM38 ,

Robert E. Lee and Me

The March 10 podcast was superb. Highly recommend.

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