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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.

    Remembering Pearl Harbor with Craig Symonds

    Remembering Pearl Harbor with Craig Symonds

    A week out from the upcoming 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, James and Al are joined by U.S. Naval Academy Professor and author of “World War 2 At Sea” to examine the opening phases of the Pacific War.  They look at what our leaders knew at the time, how they responded to the attack, and how we bounced back to win the war. 



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    U.S. Naval Institute | The Great Courses | Author of Many Books





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    • 1 hr 4 min
    John Feinstein

    John Feinstein

    In this Thanksgiving episode, James and Al are joined by sports journalist and author of “Raise A Fist, Take A Knee” John Feinsten to talk about the ongoing race issues in sports and how players have fought to end bias in the NFL and other leagues.  Then, they discuss the need to keep shaking up the status quo so that these institutions build on past progress and live up to the legacy of our country’s greatest sports heroes.




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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw “Jellybeans in a turd”

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw “Jellybeans in a turd”

    James and Al are joined by Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas for a wide ranging talk about the philosophical differences that define the two parties and how the legacy of Trump influences Republicans in 2021.  Then, they weigh the drawbacks of gerrymandering, and the challenges Congress faces trying to pass large bills like ‘Build Back Better’ and infrastructure.  




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    Rep. Dan Crenshaw:


    Twitter | Website | House.gov | Author of “Fame, Blame, & the Raft of Shame” & More 




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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Danny Meyer

    Danny Meyer

    James and Al reflect on the recent elections and emphasize the need for Democrats to sell their policies in addition to governing.  Then, they sit down with CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer to discuss the current employment situation in our country, creating an environment that puts workers first, and fighting child poverty. 




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    CEO Danny Meyer:


    Twitter | Union Square Hospitality Group | Instagram





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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Senator Angus King

    Senator Angus King

    James and Al celebrate the diversity of winners in the 11/2 election, mourn Virginia and examine where McAuliffe went wrong.  Then, they are joined by Senator Angus King (I) of Maine to look at politics in his state and the reforms the Senate needs to become effective and regain the trust of the American people.  Should we start by getting rid of the filibuster and giving power back to the majority party?




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    Senator Angus King:


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    • 1 hr
    Rep. Liz Cheney

    Rep. Liz Cheney

    James and Al are joined by Wyoming’s Congressional Rep. Liz Cheney to examine the events of 1/6 and how the investigation is being conducted, the need for Republicans to focus on principles over personalities, and the state of our foreign policy.  Our hosts also break down the state of the VA Governor’s race and the prospects for the billionaires’ tax.




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    Twitter | House.gov | Campaign Site | Author





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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

newtonsma ,

Fascinating show 12/3

The guest interview was so interesting and what a difference from the short sighted arrogance of Crenshaw. Thanks for an insightful show.

pepperjack 42 ,

Rep. Crenshaw

I find Mr. Crenshaw to be arrogant and condescending. Suggesting your listeners would not be aware of the case of Navy SEAL Gallagher. 🤔

Hoosier liberal ,

Dan Crenshaw

Very revealing interview with Rep Crenshaw. It’s interesting to hear the right wing views and I appreciated the civil conversation. When Crenshaw couldn’t name a Democratic he liked until prompted by Al, that told me a lot about Crenshaw’s character.
Good job James and Al

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