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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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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.

    Sherrilyn Ifill & Michael Waldman

    Sherrilyn Ifill & Michael Waldman

    James and Al are joined by legal legends Sherrilyn Ifill, President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and President of the Brennan Center for Justice Michael Waldman for a discussion about the ongoing fight to strengthen our voting rights.  Together, they take on an adversarial SCOTUS and hostile gerrymandering, and emphasize the need for activism, protest, and voting your values on races up and down the ballot.




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    Twitter | NAACP Legal Defense Fund | NAACP George Floyd Anniversary | Author



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    Twitter | Brennan Center For Justice | Author





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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Molly Jong-Fast

    Molly Jong-Fast

    James and Al give out some well deserved awards and are joined by author and cultural icon Molly Jong-Fast for a wide ranging conversation about her career and current events. In it, they cover how her notorious family inspired her writing, the upheaval in Britain sparked by Boris Johnson and Prince Andrew, and how Trumpites like Marjorie Taylor Greene are fueling the fever dreams of the Republican Party.  




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    1/6 with Rep. Jamie Raskin

    1/6 with Rep. Jamie Raskin

    James and Al welcome Congressman and member of the House Select Committee investigating the events of last January 6th, Jamie Raskin, for a discussion about handling loss and what truly happened the day our democracy faced an attempted coup.  Will justice be served?  And what is the Congress doing to get the facts out, hold the responsible to account,, and make sure it never happens again?




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    Congressman Jamie Raskin:


    Twitter | Website | House.gov | Author of “Unthinkable”





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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Happy New Year With Friends

    Happy New Year With Friends

    Al and James are joined by top experts from the fields of journalism, economics, entertainment, medicine, and law, featuring Jill Abramson, Roger Altman, George Stevens, Dr. Cornelia Griggs, and Walter Dellinger to ring in 2022 and discuss how Biden and the country are faring.  Then they share their outrages of the past year and let us know what we can expect going into the next one.




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    Jill Abramson:


    Twitter | NYT | Harvard | Author  




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    Twitter | Federalist Society | Duke Law | O’Melveny





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    Evercore | The Hamilton Project 





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    Oscars.org | IMDB | George Stevens Academy 




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    Twitter | MA General Hospital 




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    RETRO: In memory of Harry Reid

    RETRO: In memory of Harry Reid

    In memory of Harry Reid, here is the episode we recorded with him earlier in May 2021

    James and Al sit with Former Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss Senate strategy and UFOs, with a few more nominations considered… Full Episode notes : https://politicon.com/podcasts/fmr-senate-major…eader-harry-reid/ BETTER HELP POLITICS WAR ROOM LISTENERS GET 10% OFF THEIR FIRST MONTH AT WWW.BETTERHELP.COM/WARROOM.




    With UFOs being reported and recorded across the country, James and Al welcome Fmr. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get his take on the possible threat and why there’s been no disclosure.  But UFOs aren’t the only thing facing us, so they find out from Senator Reid how we can get our Congress working for us again, and what he’d say to the people running things now!  And of course-- more Hall of Sphincter noms...







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    Senator Harry Reid


    House.Gov | Author of “The Good Fight” | The Phenomenon | NYT UFO Series

    • 57 min
    Holiday Spirit

    Holiday Spirit

    In this special holiday themed episode James and Al take on Joe Manchin’s sabotage of the Build Back Better Bill, defend Joe Biden and his first year of impressive accomplishments, and point the way forward for the party.  Then, they welcome their amazing wives Mary Matalin and Judy Woodruff to reflect on the season and their friendship. 

    WE HAD SOME TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH SOME OF THE RECORDING




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    Website | Author  




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    Twitter | PBS NewsHour 

    • 54 min

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