75 episodes

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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    • 4.2 • 1.7K Ratings

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.

    Predicting the Trump Verdict With Elie Honig

    Predicting the Trump Verdict With Elie Honig

    Tara is joined by CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig, and they begin their conversation by sharing their reactions to the newly announced Trump-Biden debates coming later this year. They then dissect this week’s developments in the Donald Trump hush money trial and speculate on its outcome.
    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: Elie Honig
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 45 min
    Measuring the Nikki Haley Trial Balloon

    Measuring the Nikki Haley Trial Balloon

    Tara is joined by Puck’s own Teddy Schleifer and they begin their conversation by examining the icy relationship between the Nikki Haley and Donald Trump camps, and debating the viability of them joining forces on a 2024 election ticket. They then dive into myriad hot-button topics, including Melinda Gates severing ties with the influential Gates Foundation, the right-wing TikTok phenomenon, and much more.
    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: Teddy Schleifer
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 37 min
    Mitch McConnell’s Advisor Predicts the Senate Map

    Mitch McConnell’s Advisor Predicts the Senate Map

    Tara is joined by Republican consultant and former chief of staff to Mitch McConnell, Josh Holmes, and they begin their conversation by discussing Donald Trump’s current standing within the GOP and what the party has done to streamline the somewhat mercurial relationship with its presumptive nominee. They then dive into all of the tight senate races around the U.S. and shine a light on the Republicans' path to regain the majority in the chamber.
    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: Josh Holmes
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 47 min
    How Chaos Helps Donald Trump, Plus the Return of "Javanka"?

    How Chaos Helps Donald Trump, Plus the Return of "Javanka"?

    Tara starts the pod by sharing her reporting on Ivanka Trump's possible return to the world of politics and, more importantly, her dad’s inner circle. She’s then joined by Democratic pollster Evan Roth Smith to discuss the obstacles that are keeping Joe Biden’s approval numbers low, examine the ways he can get them back up, and debate the influence of the "double hater" voter base in the upcoming election.
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    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Evan Roth Smith
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 43 min
    Ali Velshi on Fighting for Democracy

    Ali Velshi on Fighting for Democracy

    Tara is joined by journalist and MSNBC news anchor Ali Velshi to discuss his forthcoming book, ‘Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight for Democracy,’ which publishes May 7. Throughout their wide-ranging conversation, they talk about Velshi’s family connection to social activism, immigration politics, the Israel-Hamas conflict, and much more.
    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: Ali Velshi
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 43 min
    Silicon Valley Flirts With Trump

    Silicon Valley Flirts With Trump

    Tara is joined by Puck’s own Teddy Schleifer and they begin their conversation by breaking down the vibes at the White House Correspondents Association events over the weekend. They then examine the Biden administration's efforts to thwart unwanted criticism from the media and dive deep into the not-so-secret bond between Donald Trump and a growing cadre of tech billionaires.
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    Host: Tara Palmeri
    Guest: Teddy Schleifer
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

NeverGoFullRetard ,

New Fan

Gagging down the agendas from the political parties puts my Prozac in therapy. However, this charming host provides the glitter to the hope, in navigating the noise. She avoids typical headline grabbing abuse from misunderstood voters while simplifying comments from guests by asking clarifying questions. The show helps listeners identify why people in D.C. are supporting candidates with more context than “party driven.” Highly recommended the show for those who have found self-worth.

tomolshan ,

Shameful on all fronts.

This show is awful. Trump propaganda. Not even sure Tara knows she’s supposed to be interviewing, not just blowing trump all episode.

agent for chaos ,

Trump Pollster

Wondering why Tara just doesn’t formally endorse Trump. The entire pod with McLaughlin is virtually a Trump commercial. She allows the Trump employee to spew the same lies we all hear from 2016, 2020 and 2024 with almost zero pushback. I understand providing a forum but to be completely silent in the face of such fabrications isn’t neutral, it’s an endorsement.

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