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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.

    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.

    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: Meredith McGraw
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 23 min
    Emergency Pod: Grading the Biden Presser

    Emergency Pod: Grading the Biden Presser

    Tara gets together with Puck’s own Abby Livingston to share their instant reactions to President Joe Biden’s high-stakes press conference at the NATO summit and discuss the next steps for his candidacy.

    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: Abby Livingston
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 25 min
    Biden Hangs On for Another Day

    Biden Hangs On for Another Day

    Tara is joined by bipartisan political strategist Rachel Pearson to discuss all of the legislative rumblings on both sides of the aisle regarding President Biden’s next moves after his universally panned debate performance. They go over the D.C. rumor mill, analyze the meaning behind some of the new polling, and shine a light on Engage, the organization Rachel founded to ensure that women are included at the forefront of consequential policy legislation.

    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: Rachel Pearson
    Producer: Chris Sutton
    Production Supervision: Conor Nevins
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

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

Hollywood_Wonder ,

Great idea… no execution

Loved the idea of this podcast when it first started… then we got the actual product. Just continuously feels like a pro-Trump podcast. Bummed out, I love the Ringer and assumed it would be a right down the middle type of show. But.. nope. Maybe next time, Bill.

iBob18052 ,

My first choice

I was impressed with Tara from Real Time with Bill Maher. She is the smartest person in the room. Her guests are top notch. She does a great job staying in the middle of the polarization. I wish I could afford to subscribe to her in PUCK, but I am grateful and appreciative to listen here for free.

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