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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.

    The Two Franks

    The Two Franks

    James and Al give their insights on March Madness and welcome former ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner and storied congressional representative Barney Frank.  In their conversations they discuss the Iranian-Saudi relationship, how China plays into the modern diplomatic landscape, and examine the recent financial troubles facing banks like SVB across the nation.


    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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    Frank Wisner
    Middle East Institute | American Iranian Council

    Rep. Barney Frank
    Twitter | House.gov | Website

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    From The Middle East To Middle America

    From The Middle East To Middle America

    James and Al celebrate President Biden’s defense of Medicare before welcoming strategist Jim Gerstein and transportation expert Jeff Davis.  In their conversation, they discuss the breakdown of Israeli politics and how the rise of their Right wing mirrors Trumpism in the USA, before taking on the logistical difficulties involved in upgrading our transportation infrastructure and preventing disasters in Middle America.

    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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    Jim Gerstein 
    GBAO Strategies 

    Jeff Davis
    Twitter | Eno Transportation

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Gov. Wes Moore

    Gov. Wes Moore

    James and Al take on the anti-woke focus of Ron DeSantis, and dive into the recent electoral battles from Wisconsin to Chicago that are defining the next phase of our country’s future.  Then, they welcome MD Governor Wes Moore to discuss the importance of creating opportunity in tech, building up minority constituents, and enacting policy that supports the needs of workers and children.

    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!

    Get More From This Week’s Guest:

    Governor Wes Moore
    Twitter | Official Twitter |  Website | Facebook | Instagram

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Trump’s Malfeasance with Marcy Wheeler & Morgan Cloud

    Trump’s Malfeasance with Marcy Wheeler & Morgan Cloud

    James and Al dive into the budding 2024 race and emphasize the importance of the WI Supreme Court elections.  Then, they welcome journalist Marcy Wheeler to explain the pernicious influence of Russia on the MAGA Republicans, followed by Professor Morgan Cloud to discuss the recent grand jury developments targeting Trump’s actions in GA during the 2020 elections.  

    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!

    Get More From This Week’s Guests:

    Marcy Wheeler
    Twitter | Website | The Intercept | The Marshall Project

    Professor Morgan Cloud
    Emory University School of Law | SSRN Articles 

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Rep. Colin Allred

    Rep. Colin Allred

    James and Al share their thoughts on Trump’s new nickname for DeSantis, recent natural disasters and the war in Europe.  Then, they welcome Rep. Colin Allred to share a Super Bowl retrospective and discuss the House weaponization committee, retaking Red States, and fighting for racial progress when Republicans are censoring the Black experience in the education of our children.

    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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    Rep. Colin Allred
    Twitter | House.gov | Website | Facebook

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Big Battles with Greg Cosell & Brandon Presley

    The Big Battles with Greg Cosell & Brandon Presley

    James and Al review the strong SOTU speech by President Biden and take on the Timid 20 in the Republican caucus who refuse to stand up to their side’s extremists.  Then, they welcome Greg Cosell for an in-depth analysis of Super Bowl LVII and to hear his winner prediction, followed by MS gubernatorial candidate Brandon Presley to discuss his upcoming race and how Democrats can retake the South.

    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!

    Get More From This Week’s Guests:

    Greg Cosell:
    Twitter | NFL Films | The Install Podcast

    Brandon Presley
    Twitter | Website | MS Public Services Commission | Instagram

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

A UK fan ,

It’s Time

I am woke - fully awake, educated and aware - the Fascist Right are the opposite and its time to called them out as the FASCIST RIGHT whose leader resides in FASCIST Florida

gybuse ,

Sound! help!

Love your show but….
Please fix the audio!!! It’s hard to listen, other podcasts seem to have clear audio.

fabian12! ,

Excellent Podcast

The banter between the two men is interesting and compelling. Al Hunt’s stoic moderation and James Carville’s “lay it on the line” demeanor make each political conversation full of reason and independent ideas. What a great program for us democrats located in the Deep South. Enjoy and learn!

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