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Join Tara Setmayer - CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill - for a common sense perspective on everything from news of the day and politics to culture and sports. Guests include newsmakers, entertainers, and provocateurs.

Honestly Speaking with Tara Setmaye‪r‬ Tara Setmayer

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Join Tara Setmayer - CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill - for a common sense perspective on everything from news of the day and politics to culture and sports. Guests include newsmakers, entertainers, and provocateurs.

    Incitement, Insurrection, Impeachment & Inauguration w/Dr. Erroll Southers

    Incitement, Insurrection, Impeachment & Inauguration w/Dr. Erroll Southers

    On the first Honestly Speaking with Tara episode of 2021, Tara delves into her thoughts on the deadly insurrection attack against the U.S. Capitol, the subsequent 2nd impeachment of Trump and the fallout from it all.

    She's joined by USC Prof. of Homeland Security, former FBI Agent, counterintelligence and homegrown extremism expert, Dr. Erroll Southers to discuss the horrific security failures during the Capitol siege, the threat posed by right wing extremists heading into the inauguration of Joe Biden and more.

    Dr. Southers is also the Director of the SCI Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program at USC.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Thank God Biden Won But I Quit The GOP Anyway

    Thank God Biden Won But I Quit The GOP Anyway

    In the first podcast back since Joe Biden won the election, Tara discusses her reaction to the results, Trump's refusal to concede and why she decided to quit the GOP. She's joined by Stuart Stevens, veteran GOP consultant, author of "It Was All a Lie, How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump," and fellow Lincoln Project Senior Advisor. Also, former Michigan GOP Party Chair and Lincoln Project advisor, Jeff Timmer discusses the legally dubious attempts by Trump to overturn the election results in Detroit.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Election Day is Finally Upon Us w/guest George Conway

    Election Day is Finally Upon Us w/guest George Conway

    On the eve of the most consequential election in our lifetimes, George Conway joins the podcast for a conversation about what's at stake, why he chose to become a prolific anti-Trump voice and how he became an original co-founder of the Lincoln Project. George also shares a never told before story, about how a dinner with Javanka in 2018 was the final straw for him and why.

    Tara tells her early voting story and gives her take on what could happen on Election Day.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The National Nightmare is Almost Over w/guest Michael D'Antonio

    The National Nightmare is Almost Over w/guest Michael D'Antonio

    On this week's Honestly Speaking w/Tara, award winning Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio joins the podcast to discuss his latest book, "High Crimes; The Corruption, Impunity and Impeachment of Donald Trump," co-authored with veteran journalist Peter Eisner. "High Crimes" offers the most comprehensive inside story behind our most significant modern political drama: the House impeachment of Donald Trump. D'Antonio discusses the oversized role Rudy Giuliani has played in this mess, the Hunter Biden scandal, Trump's finances, erratic behavior and more.

    Tara takes on the state of the race, Trump's failed COVID response and the latest political news.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Stop With the Rigged Election Rhetoric with guest David Shimer

    Stop With the Rigged Election Rhetoric with guest David Shimer

    On this week's episode, guest David Shimer-Wilson Center Global Fellow, historian and author of "Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference," joins Tara to discuss the the full context of foreign and domestic interference attempts in the 2016 election, what's happening now and what we can do about it.

    Tara gives her take on the death of RBG, the first presidential debate and Trump's refusal to denounce violent white nationalist groups.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Trump Is So Much Worse Than You Know with Guest Miles Taylor

    Trump Is So Much Worse Than You Know with Guest Miles Taylor

    On this week's episode, former Dept. of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor joins Tara to discuss the variety of dangerously absurd, inhumane and illegal demands Trump made during his tenure at DHS, the concerns raised within Trump's own National Security staff about his unfitness for office, why it took so long for many former Trump officials like him to finally say enough is enough and much more.

    Tara takes on the latest political hot topics of the week.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
252 Ratings

252 Ratings

Yoyi49 ,

Good interview.

Love listening to Tara. She & her guests clarify things for me. Very helpful in these crazy times.

SuefromCalifornia ,

Episode with Dr Southers EXCELLENT!

I could have listened to Tara and Dr Southers for hours. I learned a LOT!

Burdyblue ,

Tara has Found Her Niche

Tara is superb in communicating her audience’s fears, hopes & challenges. She is energetic, dynamic and fascinating. Truly a delight to listen to,

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