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Puck senior political correspondent Tara Palmeri is here to help you get through what may be the most chaotic and consequential presidential election cycle of our lifetime. With 15 years covering politics, Tara speaks with the smartest political brains to discuss what is happening behind the scenes in Washington D.C., and on the campaign trail.

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Puck senior political correspondent Tara Palmeri is here to help you get through what may be the most chaotic and consequential presidential election cycle of our lifetime. With 15 years covering politics, Tara speaks with the smartest political brains to discuss what is happening behind the scenes in Washington D.C., and on the campaign trail.

    Emergency Pod: Biden Drops Out, What’s Next?

    Emergency Pod: Biden Drops Out, What’s Next?

    Tara and political strategist Steve Schmidt get together to share their reactions to the news of Joe Biden stepping down from his 2024 presidential campaign. They then speculate on who will ultimately be on the Democratic ticket and examine how the DNC can us this historic moment to beat Donald Trump in November.

    For more of Tara’s reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, 'The Best and the Brightest,' at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20.

    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Steve Schmidt
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 31 min
    Democrats Go to War With Biden, With Axios's Alex Thompson

    Democrats Go to War With Biden, With Axios's Alex Thompson

    Tara is joined by Alex Thompson from Axios at the RNC to share their reactions to Donald Trump’s closing speech. They then discuss the growing calls from once-friendly lawmakers for Joe Biden to step down from the 2024 presidential race and examine the current tumultuousness within the Democratic Party.

    For more of Tara’s reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, 'The Best and the Brightest,' at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20.

    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Alex Thompson
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 27 min
    Puck's Julia Ioffe Unpacks Biden's Explosive Call With House Democrats

    Puck's Julia Ioffe Unpacks Biden's Explosive Call With House Democrats

    Tara is joined by Puck’s own Julia Ioffe to talk about her recent article about a particularly fiery Zoom call between Joe Biden and House Democrats last week concerning the future of his candidacy. They survey the morale of the Democrats, discuss Congressman Adam Schiff’s recent calls for Biden to resign, and speculate how much longer Biden can go on in his campaign.

    For more of Tara’s reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, 'The Best and the Brightest,' at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20.

    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Julia Ioffe
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 23 min
    Trump's Political Director Maps Out Their Path to 270

    Trump's Political Director Maps Out Their Path to 270

    Tara sits down with Donald Trump’s political director, James Blair, at the Republican National Convention to discuss the state of his presidential campaign. They take a look at Team Trump’s response to the recent assassination attempt, talk about how new running mate J.D. Vance is affecting the campaign trajectory, and break down Trump’s electoral path to victory in November.

    For more of Tara’s reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, 'The Best and the Brightest,' at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20.

    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: James Blair
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 49 min
    What to Make of Trump's Apprentice J.D. Vance With The Atlantic's Tim Alberta

    What to Make of Trump's Apprentice J.D. Vance With The Atlantic's Tim Alberta

    Tara is joined by The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee to share their reactions to the announcement that Ohio senator J.D. Vance will be Donald Trump’s VP pick in the 2024 election. They take a look at Vance’s history with Trump, assess what this means for the presidential race going forward, and shine a light on Project 2025.

    For more of Tara’s reporting, please sign up for her newsletter, 'The Best and the Brightest,' at puck.news/tarapalmeri and use the discount code TARA20.

    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Tim Alberta
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 42 min
    Donald Trump Survived an Assassination Attempt. What's Next?

    Donald Trump Survived an Assassination Attempt. What's Next?

    Two people were killed in a shooting at a Trump campaign rally Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania, including the suspected gunman. Tara speaks to Politico’s Meredith McGraw about what we know after Saturday’s shooting.

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    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Meredith McGraw
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

galtenberg ,

Best at up-to-the-minute topics

There’s occasionally breaking news / reporting, the analysis episodes don’t tend to go very deep (or offer any analysis other than the direction the herd is moving) – but for fast-turnaround topics, the discussion ends up being valuable

Procrastinate ,

Great show

Tara is crushing the political reporting beat. She sits down with the all the people(on both sides) playing the game at the highest level and gets answers about what they are doing and why without falling into just the usual platform rhetoric. If you want to learn about how people run elections and what is going on behind the scenes, this show is fantastic.

Truly a "big boy" podcast for the ringer podcast network.

lamslamslams ,

Impressive and straightforward

Really enjoy hearing the facts in a no frills and calm manner. It is so difficult to find a political podcast that presents facts without bias (reminder - facts that you don’t like are not bias) and Tara does an amazing job. Highly recommend

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