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Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent.

Produced by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, The Tent is a weekly news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger and Ed Chung. Listen in on each Thursday for new episodes diving in to the world that progressives are focused on.

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Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent.

Produced by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, The Tent is a weekly news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger and Ed Chung. Listen in on each Thursday for new episodes diving in to the world that progressives are focused on.

    Trump’s (Witnessless) Impeachment Trial and NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue on the Anniversary of Roe

    Trump’s (Witnessless) Impeachment Trial and NARAL’s Ilyse Hogue on the Anniversary of Roe

    For only the third time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Senate began an impeachment trial of a sitting president—in this case, Donald John Trump. CAP Action’s Sam Berger joined Daniella and Ed to break down the proceedings of the trial’s opening days, which commenced without witnesses or documents from the Trump administration. Later, Daniella is joined by NARAL Pro-Choice America’s president, Ilyse Hogue, to talk about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and protecting women’s reproductive rights.

    • 48 min
    John Podesta on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial

    John Podesta on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial

    While the Democrats running for their party’s nomination for president took to the debate stage for a final time before the Iowa Caucus, the impeachment process continued to march along in the halls of Congress. To talk about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump and what’s at stake in the U.S. Senate, Ed and Daniella are joined by John Podesta the founder of CAP and CAP Action. They also discuss with him the return of Russian hackers as they attempt to influence the 2020 election.

    • 48 min
    New Year, Same Trump-induced Chaos, with Mieke Eoyang

    New Year, Same Trump-induced Chaos, with Mieke Eoyang

    This week on “The Tent”, Ed and Daniella return to discuss the start of a new decade that has begun on spectacular terms. To unpack the fallout from the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and the latest with the impeachment process, Ed was joined by guest Mieke Eoyang, the Vice President for Third Way’s National Security Program. Our hosts also discuss the devasting bushfires in Australia, and the not as fun parts of the holiday season.

    • 38 min
    Reissue: Cornell Belcher Gets Real on 2020 Polling

    Reissue: Cornell Belcher Gets Real on 2020 Polling

    Happy New Year! To welcome the new decade and the impending 2020 primary season, we're revisiting an interview Daniella and Ed had last fall with Cornell Belcher following the November elections. They'll get into how the electorate feels about politics in America and what to expect heading into the general election year. 

    • 28 min
    Reissue: Stacey Abrams and the Fight for Voting Rights

    Reissue: Stacey Abrams and the Fight for Voting Rights

    This week on "The Tent", we'll revisit an interview Daniella and Ed had with Stacey Abrams about the challenges Americans face to having fair elections and equal access to the ballot box. 

    • 25 min
    A Mandate To Be On The Right Side Of History

    A Mandate To Be On The Right Side Of History

    This week on “The Tent,” the House of Representatives holds a historic vote on impeachment, even as Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his Republican allies in the Senate promise to do everything in their power to derail any effort at holding Donald Trump accountable for his misconduct. Guest David Corn, Washington bureau chief at Mother Jones, joins us to discuss Wednesday’s vote and what comes next. Plus, we discuss two divergent stories in the ongoing battle over voting rights across the country.

    • 42 min

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