97 episodes

National Journal Politics Editor Josh Kraushaar hosts the sharpest minds in Washington for no-BS conversations about what’s really happening inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail.

Against the Grain National Journal

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    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

National Journal Politics Editor Josh Kraushaar hosts the sharpest minds in Washington for no-BS conversations about what’s really happening inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail.

    Episode 97: The Biden Brand

    Episode 97: The Biden Brand

    Jim Kessler, executive director of Third Way, joins the show to discuss Joe Biden's win, how the president-elect will shape his administration, clashes between Democratic moderates and progressives, and intraparty threats to the party's Congressional leaders.

    • 50 min
    Episode 96: Georgia on My Mind

    Episode 96: Georgia on My Mind

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution political correspondent Greg Bluestein joins the podcast to break down all things Georgia: the recount, the runoffs, and the role of 2018 GOV nominee Stacey Abrams in shaping Democratic strategy.

    • 48 min
    Episode 95: Election Week

    Episode 95: Election Week

    Republican consultant Brad Todd joined the podcast to talk about the results of the election so far as Joe Biden is positioned to win. Todd discusses Republican victories down the ballot, President Trump's baseless allegations of voter fraud, and the failures of pollsters this cycle.

    • 48 min
    Episode 94: Rocking the Suburbs

    Episode 94: Rocking the Suburbs

    Republican strategists Robert Blizzard, partner at Public Opinion Strategies, and Liesl Hickey, founding partner at Ascent Media, join the podcast. They discuss takeaways from their suburban voter focus group and their election predictions.

    • 51 min
    Episode 92: Party Planning

    Episode 92: Party Planning

    Senate Leadership Fund President Steve Law joins the podcast to discuss the state of the Senate map as Republicans are spending in historically red states like Georgia, Iowa, and Alaska. He also talks about who represents the future of the GOP and whether Republican incumbents need to distance themselves from President Trump.

    • 50 min
    Episode 91: Full House

    Episode 91: Full House

    Alixandria Lapp, House Majority PAC founder and senior strategist for its independent-expenditure spending, joins the podcast to discuss the state of competitive House races and the impact of this past week on the Democratic Party's strategy.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

kdaddy95 ,

Josh is great

Finally, a rational person with some level-headed analysis. Not exactly common in 2020. Will be listening to every episode from here on out. Great pod

#puppypundit ,

Halie Soifer is a nut job

Good podcast. It is great to let people hear psychos like Halie’s views.

Straightiron ,

Great Podcast!

Indeed Brian was good guest with good insights!

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