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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.

    Ryan Grim from The Intercept

    Ryan Grim from The Intercept

    James and Al review the latest 1/6 hearing and upcoming Supreme Court rulings, then welcome D.C. Bureau Chief of The Intercept Ryan Grim to analyze the increasing ineffectiveness of progressive organizations and the perils of woke culture.  In their conversation, they break down the fragmentation of the Left, and emphasize the need to build coalitions to achieve goals and win elections– even if it’s uncomfortable.




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    Ryan Grim:


    Twitter | The Intercept | Author | Deconstructed Podcast | On the Meltdown of Progressive Orgs





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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Rep. Ro Khanna

    Rep. Ro Khanna

    James and Al fire off on the ineffectiveness of liberal organizations and what they need to do to help win elections.  They then welcome Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna to lay out his view of progressive capitalism and the need to bring our industries back home, highlighting the importance of common sense and why we shouldn’t give up on the promise of the USA. 




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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Ira Shapiro

    The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America with Ira Shapiro

    James and Al break down the results of this week’s primary elections and are joined by author and congressional expert Ira Shapiro.  In their conversation, they discuss how Mitch McConnell has contributed to the destruction of the Senate as an institution, its value as a check on executive power, and the need to unify against obstruction and to defend our values.




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    • 1 hr 5 min
    To Risk It All with Admiral James Stavridis

    To Risk It All with Admiral James Stavridis

    Following the Memorial Day weekend, James and Al welcome former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral James Stravidis, to look back on some of our greatest naval heroes.  Then, they discuss the ways the different branches of the armed forces are responding to modern challenges, the need for more ships, and how strategic ambiguity is being used to deter a conflict between China and Taiwan.




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    • 1 hr 8 min
    It's The Economy Stupid with Roger Altman

    It's The Economy Stupid with Roger Altman

    James and Al go off on the growing epidemic of gun violence and the apathy of the public.  Then, they welcome Fmr. US Deputy Treasury Secretary and Evercore Founder Roger Altman to understand what’s happening with the economy.  In their conversation, they cover the role of the Fed, the possibility of recession, and what President Biden has done to strengthen the country’s prospects.




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    • 1 hr 16 min
    This Will Not Pass with Jonathan Martin & Alexander Burns

    This Will Not Pass with Jonathan Martin & Alexander Burns

    James and Al sound off on the politicians who would back Russia after their aggression.  Then, they are joined by NYT political correspondents and authors of “This Will Not Pass” Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns to analyze where the parties stand going into midterms, and break down the most important results from this week’s primaries.




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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Donnajoliver ,

James

I’ve long been a huge fan of James Carville. He’s my dude! I’m so happy I found this podcast! Smart, funny and factual. Excellent, excellent, excellent! I met him at a book signing in SanDiego while there representing my backyard, I apparently forgot that he taught middle school in the Back of Vacherie! Seriously? We have innumerable common friends ( though some would think they are vertical uncommon (Zeb Mayhew, I’m looking at you!) I’ll return week after week!

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Love the show!!

Look forward to every episode!!

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BillJanis ,

Amazing

Hard to believe how awesome these guys are. Smart and funny. And really know their stuff. Every county that matters.

Have to add to this review a couple years later. They only get better. Their outrage and guests echo conscious people’s mood very well.

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