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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.

    Emily Bazelon & David Wessel

    Emily Bazelon & David Wessel

    James and Al are joined by David Wessel of the Brookings Institution to break down the challenges posed to our country by the debt ceiling, a stalled budget, and the real estate crisis in China.  Then, Emily Bazelon of the NYT and Slate’s Political gabfest discusses the latest fronts in the war against Roe, and signs on to James’ idea for the next Supreme Court Justice.




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    Twitter | Brookings Institution | Author of “Only The Rich Can Pay” & Other Books





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    Yale | NYT | Twitter | Author of “Charged” & Other Books...





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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Prof. Joseph Ellis

    Prof. Joseph Ellis

    James and Al are joined by American historian Joseph Ellis for a deep dive into the politics, people and passions that set off the American Revolution on both sides of the Atlantic.  How deeply did the years of 1773 - 1783 shape our nation?  And after watching our country lose to two insurgencies across the globe and our politics fracture, what lessons can we learn?




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    • 1 hr 12 min
    WORTH: Ken Feinberg & Camille Biros

    WORTH: Ken Feinberg & Camille Biros

    James and Al examine the legacy of September 11th by welcoming the Special Master of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, Ken Feinberg, and his law partner Camille Biros.  Portrayed in the Netflix hit movie “Worth” by Amy Ryan and Michael Keaton Overcoming the daunting challenge of making sure the families received the right and just compensation.  What did it take?  And is something like it even possible today?




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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Election Experts - Kristen Soltis Anderson & Amy Walter

    Election Experts - Kristen Soltis Anderson & Amy Walter

    James and Al bring on Echelon Insights founding partner, Kristen Soltis Anderson, and the editor of the Cook Political Report, Amy Walter, to discuss polling and how it influences strategy.  Then, they break down the changes that are happening in the most important swing states and what it will take for candidates to win in them going forward.







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    Twitter | Website | Echelon Insights





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    Twitter | Website | Cook Political Report  | Host of “Politics With Amy Walter”

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Afghanistan with Ed Luce & Vali Nasr

    Afghanistan with Ed Luce & Vali Nasr

    With the Afghanistan pull out looking more disastrous by the day, James and Al bring on John Hopkins Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies, Vali Nasr, and US Editor of the Financial Times, Ed Luce to break things down.  In a panel discussion they debate our failures in Afghanistan, if there were any successes, and what we can expect the region and its neighbors to do next.




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    • 59 min
    EPISODE 100 !!!! - Professor Craig Symonds

    EPISODE 100 !!!! - Professor Craig Symonds

    James and Al rip the disaster in Afghanistan, then bring on Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, Craig Symonds, for a lesson in the WWII Pacific Theater.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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2.3K Ratings

PlayingInScottsdale ,

Carville is so right . . .

about Supreme Court justices. Indeed, they should not all be Ivy League grads. That has always annoyed me. It’s as though nobody outside the Ivy League has a brain.

Thank you for bringing up this important point!

Finn and Archie ,

Best!

I always learn something and enjoy the banter between the hosts.

A UK fan ,

War room

One of the few podcasts - on any side of the political divide who actually speak sense in a plain and straight forward way. The gaslighting that goes on in your country - particularly from the lawmakers on the right - is staggering and you have to question are the people who follow them desperate or just gullible - either way the winners continue to be Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg. The American populace needs to be better educated and learn critical thinking. This podcast will help u get started.

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