Pod Save America

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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

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"The ads that defined 2020."
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Jon F. and Dan connect for a special crossover installment of the hit YouTube series "Campaign Experts React" and break down the best and worst of the Trump and Biden campaign ads. Check out youtube.com/crookedmedia for more of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
"Have you tried role playing?" (Thanksgiving mailbag!)
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Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your questions about the 2020 election, incoming Biden administration, Thanksgiving dishes, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
“My Cousin Rudy.”
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Trump and Republicans continue their failing scheme to steal the election, Joe Biden makes his first round of White House hires, and Democrats figure out how to keep Georgia blue. Then Reverend Raphael Warnock talks to Jon about how he plans to win his pivotal Senate race in Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
“Transition to greatness!”
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The outgoing president's antics consume attention that should be focused on the raging pandemic, while President-elect Biden looks to make progress on climate change, immigration, student debt, and other issues. Then Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha talks to Jon Favreau about how the party can improve its performance among Latino voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
“One Flew Over the Coup-Coup’s Nest.”
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Donald Trump and Republican leaders are still refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden won, the Trump campaign strategy to steal the election is failing, and a purge at the Pentagon raises concerns. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about how Democrats can win in Georgia and all over the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
“President-elect Joe Biden.”
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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris deliver victory speeches after the race is called, two-time popular vote loser and soon-to-be one-term President Donald Trump refuses to concede, and Democrats debate how to govern and win in a divided Washington. Then Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon Lovett about the power of organizing and the Georgia Senate runoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
"We won.”
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss Joe Biden’s victory over one-term President Donald Trump, and what comes next in the fight for democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
“Nauseously optimistic.” (Election update)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan discuss the clusterf*ck of an Election Night that has ended with votes still being counted in several states, and Joe Biden on the cusp of defeating Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
“See you on the other side.” (Pre-election special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the closing arguments and strategies from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, answer your questions, and offer some final thoughts on the 2020 election. Then, a few of Vote Save America’s incredible volunteers will talk about why they got into political organizing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
“One last ride on the pollercoaster.”
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The Trump-McConnell Supreme Court gets involved in the election, and the results of the final Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster series show Biden in the lead and Trump voters in a Fox News bubble. Then TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier talks to Jon about the most promising trends in the early vote data. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
“Covid, covid, covid.”
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The pandemic dominates the final week of the election, the dueling candidate schedules reflect their most likely paths to 270, and what the early vote can and can’t tell us about the election. Then Wisconsin organizer Dakota Hall talks to Tommy about how Democrats can turn out as many young voters as possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
"We got Joe!"
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Dan and Jon L. talk with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about what’s at stake for our democracy in the 2020 election, his final debate with Donald Trump, his plans for tackling the climate crisis, Vote Early Day, and what everyone can do to help in the final days of the campaign. Full transcript: https://crooked.com/podcast/joe-biden-pod-save-america-interview/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2020
“Abraham Lincoln over here.” (Debate recap special)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down what will hopefully be the last presidential debate ever to include Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
“Trump’s secret Chinese bank account.”
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Trump whines about the rules, moderator, and topics in advance of the final presidential debate. Democrats inch closer to a Senate majority. Dan and Jon discuss what you can do about tightening polls, and answer some of your questions. Then disinformation expert Jiore Craig talks to Dan about how to handle right-wing smears in the final weeks of this election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
“How Trump can win.”
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Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and science as his campaign descends into chaos and recriminations, but both the Trump and Biden campaigns still see a path to victory for the President. Rudy Giuliani recycles smears against the Biden family, and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes talks to Jon Favreau about how the race looks in one of the most important battleground states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
“America’s Crazy Uncle.” (Town hall recap)
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Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, Covid hits the Biden-Harris campaign, and Jon and Dan answer some listener questions. Then Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman talks to Dan about the final weeks of the race in what may be the tipping point state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
“Barack Obama on 2020.”
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Former President Barack Obama joins Jon F. and Tommy to talk about the stakes of the 2020 election up and down the ballot, make his case for Joe Biden and share his vision for creating lasting progressive change in 2021 and beyond. For a transcript of this episode, please visit https://crooked.com/podcast/barack-obama-on-2020/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
"Willy Wonka and The Covid Factory.”
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The Trump-Covid ticket returns to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about the President’s condition, Senate Republicans revolt against Covid relief negotiations between The White House and Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats make the first day of the Amy Coney Barrett hearings about her opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Then Congresswoman Katie Porter talks to Jon Lovett about the pandemic, inequality, and the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
“Kamala at me, bro.” (Debate recap!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, and discuss Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the second presidential debate. Then Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon Favreau about his efforts to turn Texas blue through his grassroots organization, Powered by People. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
“Trump's Covid Joyride.”
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A hospitalized Donald Trump takes a spin outside Walter Reed Medical Center and tells America not to be afraid of Covid, hundreds of people are exposed to the virus because of a White House superspreader event, and the Biden and Trump campaigns grapple with the political fallout with just 29 days left in the campaign. Then Senator Cory Booker talks to Tommy about how Washington’s Covid outbreak might affect the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
“Trump gets Covid.”
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The President and First Lady test positive for Covid-19 after flouting public health precautions and exposing countless others to the virus. Joe Biden, who has so far tested negative, resumes limited in-person campaigning and canvassing. Then Andre Banks of Win Black / Pa'lante talks to Dan about how we can handle the flood of disinformation being directed at black and brown voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
“Will you shut up, man?” (Debate recap special)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the lows and lower lows of the worst presidential debate in history between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
“The 750 Dollar Man.”
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Trump’s taxes reveal that he’s heavily in debt and doesn't pay income taxes, Republicans want to make Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination about her Catholicism instead of her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Joe Biden prepares to face off with Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe talks to Jon Favreau about prepping for debates and the battleground states that Joe Biden needs to hit 270 electoral votes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
“Trump’s Coup de Nah.”
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Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Democrats fight to overcome mail-in voting shenanigans, and Republicans make appeals to QAnon supporters. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to Jon about the Democratic strategy around the coming Supreme Court battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
“RBG and the fight to come.”
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court talks to Jon Lovett about the case for expanding the Supreme Court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
“Herd mentality.”
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Trump publicly rebukes his CDC Director for testifying that masks are effective and a vaccine might take awhile, he faces tough questions from undecided voters in a live town hall, and the results of our new Pollercoaster survey with Change Research show that infrequent and undecided voters are most persuaded by Joe Biden’s plans on the economy, health care, racial justice, climate, and education. Then communications guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about the most effective ways to talk to voters in the homestretch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
“50 Days to Joe.”
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Trump finishes his weekend of superspreader rallies with a trip to California amid a climate disaster he thinks is a hoax, Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders urges Biden to talk more about his economic agenda with young and Latino voters. Then Reverend Greg Lewis talks to Tommy about Wisconsin’s Souls to the Polls initiative, which is aimed at making sure everyone in the state can vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
“Trump’s Covid confessions.”
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Trump confesses to Bob Woodward that he intentionally downplayed the severity of the virus for the last six months, the western United States is on fire because of climate change, and dueling advertising strategies tell us how the Trump and Biden campaigns see the race. Then Equis Research co-founder Carlos Odio talks to Jon about the Latino vote in Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
“Is hating the troops good for Trump?”
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Joe Biden maintains a steady lead as the campaign enters the homestretch, Trump spends five days defending himself against disgraceful comments about U.S. service members, and the August jobs report shows slowing job growth and more permanent job loss. Then Fair Fight CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo talks to Jon Favreau about winning Georgia and fighting voter suppression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
“AirTifa.”
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Trump deflates his convention bounce with a week of deranged conspiracies and potential felonies, a Pollapalooza shows the race largely unchanged by the conventions and Trump’s crime message, and Joe Biden’s record-breaking month of fundraising allows him to launch a homestretch advertising blitz. Then WNBA player Renee Montgomery talks to Dan about taking this season off to focus on activism and social justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
“The Weakest Strongman.”
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Trump cheers on violent supporters in Kenosha and Portland, Joe Biden gives a speech in Pennsylvania condemning violence and Trump, Covid outbreaks on college campuses get worse, and the White House weighs a strategy of herd immunity and a quick vaccine. Then Obama pollster Cornell Belcher talks to Jon Lovett about the state of the race after both conventions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
“Well that was terrible.”
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and discuss how the Republican National Convention will shape the final 67 days of the 2020 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
“Kenosha vs. Convention.”
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The protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin after the police shooting of Jacob Blake provide the backdrop to a Republican National Convention where the party tries its hardest to stoke division and deny reality. Then Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes talks to Jon about police brutality, the protests, and what Joe Biden needs to do to win Wisconsin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
“The RNC: Now, With 5x More Trump!”
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The Republican National Convention lineup is heavy on Trump and light on policy, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris see their favorability rise after last week’s convention, Trump touts another unproven Covid treatment, and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before Congress. Then New York Times reporter Kevin Roose talks to Tommy about Trump’s embrace of the QAnon cult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
“It’s Joe Time.”
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan reflect on Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, reflect on the week of speeches and moments, and look ahead to next week’s Republican National Convention. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa. For a transcript of this episode, please email hey@crooked.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
“The Convention is good!”
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The first three days of the Democratic National Convention features a wide variety of locations, segments, and speakers, including major addresses from Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, and Kamala Harris. Then Elizabeth Warren talks to Dan about her convention speech and her efforts to save the U.S. Postal Service. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa. For a transcript of this episode, please email hey@crooked.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
“The Democratic National Couch-vention.”
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The Postal Service warns states that mail-in ballots might not be counted in time, Democrats plan an emergency hearing with the Postmaster General, and the first all-virtual Democratic National Convention begins with speakers ranging from John Kasich to AOC. Then voting rights attorney Marc Elias talks to Jon Favreau about his legal fight against Donald Trump’s efforts to sabotage the election. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/psa. For a transcript of this episode, please email hey@crooked.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
“Kamala!”
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Joe Biden selects Kamala Harris to be his Vice President, and Hysteria’s Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to break down the choice, the rollout, and the reaction of Donald Trump. Then Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown talks to Jon about the historic nature of Kamala Harris’s selection, and how the Democratic ticket can organize and energize voters this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
“Art of the Steal.”
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Donald Trump announces a few fairly useless executive actions, forges ahead with his plan to steal the election, and dismisses new reports of foreign interference by Russia. Then New York State Attorney General Letitia James talks to Jon Lovett about her lawsuit aimed at shutting down the NRA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
“Debate me, coward.”
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Tuesday’s primaries lead to Missouri victories for Medicaid expansion and Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush, the Biden campaign announces the biggest advertising buy in history across 15 states, and the Trump campaign makes debate demands while lowering expectations for Joe Biden. Then Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker, the leaders of the Texas Democratic Party, talk to Dan about what it will take to turn the state blue in 2020. And Ben Rhodes talks to Tommy about his new Crooked Media podcast, Missing America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
“You’ve got (no) mail.”
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The Trump campaign smashes that reset button, the President tries to undermine the election by attacking mail-in voting and the Postal Service, Republicans refuse to extend unemployment benefits, and Joe Biden gets close to selecting his running mate. Then journalist Kara Swisher talks to Jon Lovett about Trump’s threat to ban TikTok and the tech CEOs who recently testified on Capitol Hill. Subscribe to Missing America: apple.co/missingamerica Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
"Sex Demons and Karaoke with Dan and Alyssa."
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Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Dan to talk about Trump's promotion of more conspiracy theories, jealousy of Dr. Anthony Fauci, inability to help himself politically, and failure to confront Vladimir Putin, even when American lives are at risk. Then, they take your most pressing questions on the VP selection process, the 2020 election, and whether karaoke is actually fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
"99 days to the election (with Mehdi Hasan)."
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The Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan joins to discuss the state of the presidential campaign now that we’re less than 100 days out, how COVID reached deep into the White House and forced major changes to Trump’s campaign, the latest with COVID relief in Congress, how Trump’s message went from calling Biden soft on China to member of Antifa, and how the media can learn from the mistakes of 2016. Then Jon F. interviews Mother Jones' Ari Berman about voting during the pandemic. Make sure you're registered, request an absentee ballot, and get involved at votesaveamerica.com/everylastvote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
“Person, woman, man, camera… podcast.”
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Dan and Tommy talk about the new tone that President Trump is not adopting now that daily White House coronavirus briefings have resumed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling out a culture of misogyny after a Republican accosted her on the steps of the Capitol, the latest on the negotiations over pandemic relief in Congress, and the new plan Joe Biden has proposed to help caregivers and parents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
“The John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”
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Donald Trump’s 40-minute interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace is perfection, the Administration is sending unidentified paramilitary troops to crack down on protesters in Portland, and America says goodbye to Congressman John Lewis and CT Vivian, two giants of the Civil Rights Movement. Then Voto Latino’s María Teresa Kumar talks to Tommy about organizing the Latino community ahead of November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
“Parscale finds something new.”
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Trump replaces his campaign manager as his re-election bid hits a rough patch, Joe Biden rolls out an ambitious new climate plan, and his campaign decides whether to expand the map by competing in states like Texas and Georgia. Then Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about his America Dissected interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, and his role on the Biden-Sanders health care task force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
“Cold Stone Schemery.”
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Roger Stone is rewarded for covering up Trump’s corruption with a commuted prison sentence, the White House orchestrates a hit job on Dr. Anthony Fauci for telling the truth about the pandemic, and Congress debates the next round of pandemic relief as the economy stalls. Then Pod Save the People’s Kaya Henderson talks to Jon Lovett about the debate over re-opening schools this fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
That's the Ticket Episode 3: The Decision
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On the third, and final, installment of That's the Ticket, Dan and Alyssa talk about what factors a candidate has to consider once they've vetted potential VPs, how the vice presidential announcement process has evolved over time, and finally who they think Biden will pick. Dan also talks to Perry Bacon Jr., a senior writer from FiveThirtyEight, about what polling does and doesn't tell us about the impact of a VP pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
“SCOTUS Gives Trump Notice.”
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The Supreme Court rules on Native rights and Trump’s taxes, the President bullies schools to re-open, Joe Biden and progressive Democrats find common ground, and Kanye West flirts with a presidential bid. Oklahoma journalist Rebecca Nagle talks to Jon about the legal victory for tribal nations, and Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson talks to Dan about Facebook’s handling of hate speech and misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
“Joe Biden, Antifa General.”
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The President commemorates July 4th with a racist speech at Mt. Rushmore, the Biden and Trump campaigns focus on the pandemic response, and Senate Republicans weigh distancing themselves from Trump as they fall behind their Democratic challengers in the polls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
That's the Ticket Episode 2: Paving the Way
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On the second episode of That's the Ticket, Dan and Alyssa talk through Biden's pledge to select a woman as his running mate and how the candidacies of Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin got us to where we are today. Then, Alyssa talks to writer Rebecca Traister about what media challenges the eventual nominee will face. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
“Trump’s Recovery Summer.”
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Trump celebrates another month of double-digit unemployment and rising Covid infections, and Dan and Jon answer your questions about reopening schools, the Lincoln Project, DC statehood, Supreme Court vacancies, Pod Save America dance-offs, and more. Then political message guru Anat Shenker-Osorio talks to Dan about 2020 campaign ads and the race-class narrative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
"Statues over soldiers.”
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Trump does nothing about reports that Russia put a bounty on American troops, shares a video of his supporters chanting “white power,” and asks the Supreme Court to end the Affordable Care Act. Then Biden adviser Ron Klain talks to Jon Favreau about the state of the pandemic, and the state of the 2020 campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
That's the Ticket Episode 1: Vet on It
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In the first episode of this three part mini-series, Dan Pfeiffer and Alyssa Mastromonaco break down the vetting for vice presidential candidates - how it happens, why it's so secret, and what can go wrong. They'll talk you through the history of the vetting process, their experiences on the Kerry and Obama campaigns, and how they think the Biden campaign is approaching the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
“Biden up, Trump down, Covid rising.” (with Alyssa Mastromonaco!)
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Alyssa Mastromonaco joins as a guest host to talk about the Covid resurgence, what Tuesday’s progressive primary victories mean for the Democratic Party, and Joe Biden’s commanding lead over Donald Trump in the battleground states. Then Jamaal Bowman talks to Tommy about his upset victory in the primary for New York’s 16th Congressional district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
“Live, from the Tulsa overflow” (with Jon Stewart!)
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Trump tanks in Tulsa with a small crowd and rambling speech, fires a U.S. Attorney who was investigating his allies, loses a legal battle to stop John Bolton’s book from being published, and loses the Supreme Court decision over DACA. Then Jon Stewart talks to Jon Favreau about money in politics, the media, and his new movie, Irresistible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
“Juneteenth.”
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Color of Change Chair Heather McGhee joins as a guest host to talk about Trump’s speech on police reform, the Senate Republican bill, where Joe Biden and the Democrats stand, and how we can ensure that this moment becomes a durable political movement to fight systemic racism. Then Reverend William Barber talks to Dan about the Poor People’s Campaign and this weekend's Moral March on Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
“Trump, unmasked.”
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Police kill Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta as Republicans in Congress balk at reform proposals, Trump moves the date of his Juneteenth MAGA rally even as some advisors suggest he attack the Black Lives Matter movement, and Covid cases rise in 22 states as the President pretends the pandemic is over. Then ACLU attorney Chase Strangio talks to Jon L. about the landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowrey discusses his reporting on the nationwide protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
“Let the healing begin!”
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Trump prepares for a potential speech on race and unity by attacking an elderly protester and defending Confederate-named buildings, Republicans feel the pressure on police reform, and Joe Biden opens up a big lead in the polls. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Jon about the voting disaster in Georgia and her new book, Our Time Is Now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
“Protest works.”
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The mass demonstrations against police violence and racism have ignited a debate about transformational change, Republican and military leaders start to abandon Trump, and the President celebrates double-digit unemployment. Then Los Angeles District Attorney candidate George Gascón talks to Tommy about progressive criminal justice reform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
“Your President of Lawlessness and Disorder.”
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The nationwide protest against racism and injustice shows early signs of progress, Trump’s presidency reaches a dangerous new low, and Joe Biden and Barack Obama remind us what a real president sounds like. Then LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, talks to Dan about organizing and mobilizing black voters ahead of November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
“Justice for George Floyd.”
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George Floyd’s murder sparks nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, Donald Trump responds by hiding in the White House and tweeting, and Joe Biden ventures out to meet with protesters and black community leaders. DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about what police reforms actually work, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talks to Jon F. about grappling with this crisis as a mayor and a mother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
“Biden grieves, Trump tweets.”
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The two candidates mark the pandemic death toll reaching 100,000 Americans in starkly different ways, a masked Biden emerges from his home, and both campaigns compete for black voters amid new incidents of racism and violence. Then Obama veteran Paul Tewes talks to Jon about recruiting an army of organizers to beat Trump in 2020. Adopt A State: http://votesaveamerica.com/adopt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2020
“How we beat Trump.”
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Six battlegrounds will likely determine whether Trump or Biden wins in November, and Crooked Media content chief Tanya Somanader joins to talk about why you should Adopt a State and start organizing from home. Then Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer listener questions about the VP selection process, what a virtual convention might look like, how we’ll celebrate if Mitch McConnell loses, and when Ronan might cut Lovett’s hair. Adopt A State: votesaveamerica.com/adopt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2020
“Trump hits the Hydroxy.”
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The President takes a dangerous drug to own the libs, Ted Cruz gets in a Twitter fight with the pod, our new Change Research poll shows Joe Biden with a small lead in Michigan, and Republicans are done with helping the economy. Then Dave Weigel of the Washington Post talks to Dan about the digital strategies shaping the Biden and Trump campaigns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2020
“Fired up and ready to Zoom.”
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The President continues his purge of government officials who expose corruption, the Trump campaign uses a kitchen sink strategy to define Joe Biden, Barack Obama reminds us of what a normal president sounds like, and House Democrats pass an economic relief bill with some defections. Then Senator Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz talk to Jon L. about Senate negotiations over the next stimulus bill, and what it’s like to quarantine together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2020
“OBAMAGATE!”
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Trump tries to make the election about Barack Obama, Democrats come up short in a California special election, Joe Biden announces a set of policy unity task forces, and Democratic strategists offer his campaign plenty of advice. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Jon about her Paycheck Guarantee Act and her role as the co-chair of Biden’s health care unity task force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2020
“1600 Covid Ave.”
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The White House’s robust testing and contact tracing program finds two cases inside the West Wing, Attorney General Bill Barr drops the charges against one of the President's convicted criminal friends, Barack Obama speaks out, and Trump falsely accuses California Democrats of rigging an election by allowing more people to vote. Then New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe talks to Tommy about his new Crooked podcast Wind of Change, and CNN’s Harry Enten weighs in on the latest polling and the 2020 Senate map. Follow Wind of Change on Spotify to binge all 8 episodes now: https://spoti.fi/WindOfChange Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2020
“Live and Let Die.”
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Trump surrenders in the War Against the Invisible Enemy, pivots to a message about rebuilding the economy, and tries to make the race about Joe Biden. Then Jon and Dan break down the latest polls, answer some listener questions, and Dan interviews Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias about his legal battles to protect our right to vote in November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2020
“Veepstakes!”
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The President steps up his efforts to blame China for the coronavirus, the Trump campaign is divided over its re-election message, Joe Biden responds to Tara Reade’s allegations, and the Vice Presidential selection process begins. Then Austan Goolsbee, one of Obama’s top economic advisors, talks to Jon F. about how to dig ourselves out of this crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2020
“The Freedom to Kill Workers Act.”
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Republicans’ top priority is giving corporations the freedom to let their workers and customers get sick, former Republican Justin Amash explores a third party bid for president, and new reporting emerges about an allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden. Then Congressional candidate Christy Smith talks to Jon about her May 12th special election in California’s 25th district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
“The Trump Pod Challenge.”
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The White House weighs cutting back on Trump’s daily briefings, Republicans start to worry about November, and Joe Biden’s campaign adjusts to life in the midst of a pandemic. Then Senator Brian Schatz talks to Jon L. about the next economic relief bill and the Senate map in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
“Trump’s imaginary enemy.”
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Trump responds to falling poll numbers with a temporary ban on some forms of immigration, Mitch McConnell wants to hit pause on economic relief, and we answer some questions from listeners. Then former White House Chief Technology Officer Jason Goldman talks to Dan about how Joe Biden and Democrats can get creative with their digital strategy ahead of November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
“High on Bernie.”
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Trump encourages Trump supporters protesting against Trump’s social distancing guidelines, governors in both parties plead for help with testing, Congress nears a deal on another economic relief bill, and China becomes a 2020 issue. Then Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Jon and Jon about why our response to this economic crisis should be more ambitious, how progressive candidates can win, and what he hopes to see from Joe Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
“Dems in Array.”
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Democrats win a stunning upset in Wisconsin, Joe Biden wins the endorsements of Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, and Data for Progress polling guru Charlotte Swasey joins Jon and Dan to break down brand new polling that details which arguments about Trump’s handling of the coronavirus are most persuasive to voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
“Trump’s Grand Opening.”
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Trump reignites the debate over when to re-open the country against the advice of public health experts in his own administration, his campaign launches a Blame China strategy, and Democrats use their leverage to fight for a relief bill that helps workers and voters. Then Salon writer Amanda Marcotte talks to Tommy about her reporting on a sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden.   Crooked non-medical masks, with proceeds going to the Coronavirus Relief Fund: crooked.com/store Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
“Biden v. Trump v. Coronavirus.”
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The general election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump begins as Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign, COVID-19 trutherism gets worse as Trump media tries to spin the death toll, and Democrats look for a way to make voting safe and easy despite opposition from Trump and his allies. Alex Wagner, the host of Crooked Media’s new podcast Six Feet Apart, joins to break down the news, and Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about protecting the right to vote, the coronavirus response, and 2020 veepstakes. Subscribe to Six Feet Apart with Alex Wagner: apple.co/sixfeetapart crooked.com/sixfeetapart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
“More Warren, less Kushner.”
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Donald Trump and Jared Kushner let the states fend for themselves, Republicans in Wisconsin fight Democratic efforts to make voting safer, and Bernie Sanders’s advisors encourage him to end his candidacy. Then Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon F. about her plans to fix our public health and economic crises, and how she’s thinking about the November election. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
“New tone, who dis?”
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Donald Trump says he’ll have done a “great job” if the coronavirus death toll is between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, some reporters praise his somber delivery of this news, and Nancy Pelosi begins to float ideas for a fourth economic relief bill as weekly jobless claims surpass six million. Then Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler talks to Jon about how he’s fighting to ensure a safe and fair election on April 7th, and the importance of voting by mail in November. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
“Ratings to die for.”
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The United States becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump blames everyone but himself for the bungled response, and public health officials persuade him to abandon his Easter deadline. Then PBS's Yamiche Alcindor talks to Jon L. about covering the Trump White House during this crisis. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
“Give me GDP, or give me death.”
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The Senate passes the largest economic relief bill in history, Trump spreads the deadly lie that letting the virus run wild will boost the economy, and the daily White House briefings get record cable ratings. Then Governor Gretchen Whitmer talks to Dan about Michigan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
“Slush Fund Baby.”
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Trump refuses to force the production of life-saving medical equipment, Democrats fight to eliminate a corporate slush fund from Mitch McConnell’s stimulus bill, and the coronavirus pandemic upends the 2020 campaign. Then, health care workers share stories about how they’re grappling with this crisis. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus We played clips from listeners around the country in today’s episode about how they’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. if you’d like to share your story, send a voice note or video to 323 405-9944. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
“Where are the tests?”
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Trump’s failures put the U.S. behind the rest of the world on testing, Congress debates the size and scope of the next economic relief package, and Joe Biden moves closer to clinching the Democratic nomination. Then Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, host of Crooked Media’s America Dissected, answers some of your questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Crooked has started a Coronavirus Relief Fund for organizations supporting food banks, health care workers, restaurant workers, seniors, kids who depend on school lunches, and others in need. Donate: crooked.com/coronavirus We played clips from listeners around the country in today's episode about how they've been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. if you'd like to share your story, send a voice note or video to 323 405-9944. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
“The coronavirus debate.”
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders hold a very unusual debate amid the coronavirus crisis, governments close public places across America, Trump refuses to take responsibility for testing failures, and lawmakers work to pass economic relief. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Tommy about Congress’s response to the pandemic. Have questions/comments/concerns? Text us at (323) 405-9944 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
“Trumpism fuels a pandemic.”
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Donald Trump’s disastrous Oval Office address fails to calm Americans, Republicans fight Democratic proposals to provide economic relief, Joe Biden inches closer to an insurmountable pledged delegate lead, and Bernie Sanders vows to debate on Sunday. Then Governor Gavin Newsom talks to Dan about what the state of California is doing to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Have questions/comments/concerns? Text us at (323) 405-9944 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
“Coronavirus doesn’t watch Fox News.”
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The coronavirus pandemic worsens and markets tank, Trump downplays the crisis and bungles the response, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders face off in another six states on Tuesday. Then North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham talks to Jon F. about his race to replace Republican Thom Tillis and flip the Senate. And the hosts of Crooked Media’s new podcast Hall of Shame, Rachel Bonetta and Rachna Fruchbom, talk to Jon L. about their first two episodes. Want some 2020 pep talks, the most important things to do/know, and the occasional dog pic? Shoot us a text at (323) 405-9944. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
“Joe’s Super Tuesday.”
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Joe Biden’s victories on Super Tuesday mark the most dramatic political comeback in recent history, Bernie Sanders faces a tougher map and a need to expand his coalition, Mike Bloomberg ends his campaign, and Elizabeth Warren contemplates her future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
“Joementum!”
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Joe Biden scores a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary, causing Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer to end their campaigns. As the last four candidates look to Super Tuesday, the Trump Administration continues to bungle the response to the growing threat of coronavirus. Then David Plouffe talks to Jon L. about what to watch for on Super Tuesday and his new book, A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
“A toxic and unhelpful affair.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon and Tommy talk about the chaotic Democratic debate that went down in South Carolina just days ahead of the Palmetto State’s primary, and where the candidates stand with just a week to go until Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
“Getting tense out there!”
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the results of the Nevada caucuses and the ensuing freakout that Bernie Sanders is now the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
“Honeymoon in Vegas.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, and Tommy break down the feistiest Democratic debate yet, hosted by NBC in Las Vegas, Nevada. Then Democratic candidate Jessica Cisneros talks to Tommy about her primary challenge to one of Congress's most conservative Democrats in Texas’s 28th district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
“Fear and Bloomberg in Las Vegas.”
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Democrats weigh how to confront Trump’s post-impeachment lawlessness, Mike Bloomberg buys himself and his record a lot of attention, and Bernie Sanders looks for another win in Nevada. Then Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent talks to Jon F. about the caucus ground game and how he’s preparing to moderate the next Democratic debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
“New Hampshire feels the Bern.”
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Bernie Sanders wins a narrow but crucial victory in New Hampshire, the rest of the candidates compete to be the Bernie alternative, and Donald Trump’s Tuesday massacre reminds us of the stakes in November. Then chip in to help build the much-needed ground game in battleground states: votesaveamerica.com/field Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
“Send your calculators to Manchester.”
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Democrats try to break out of the pack in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden hits Pete Buttigieg on his experience, Bernie Sanders coasts, Mike Bloomberg rises, and Donald Trump hands Democrats a gift with his budget. Then Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir talks to Jon F. about their strategy for the rest of the primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
“Get it together.”
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Iowa is still too close to call as the candidates try to break through in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney votes to convict as Trump is acquitted, and the President’s State of the Union should be a wake up call for Democrats. Then Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talks to Dan about his post-Iowa strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
“Iowa, you had one job."
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As they wait for Iowa caucus results, Jon, Jon, Tommy and Dan talk about what went wrong in the first contest in the nomination process, what it means for the caucus moving forward and how the candidates move on from here, even as they learn more about the delegate counts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
"Secret poll results."
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Republicans block witnesses, sealing up President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. The Des Moines Register cancels its highly anticipated Iowa poll the weekend before the caucus. Then, Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about what they've seen and heard observing candidates on the ground in Iowa over the past few days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
“Democracy dies with Dershowitz.”
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Trump's defense team argues that the President can do anything to get elected, Republicans close in on the votes to block witnesses, and a SuperPAC makes the case that Bernie isn’t electable. Then Senator Amy Klobuchar joins to talk about impeachment and her closing argument, and Crooked Media Content Chief Tanya Somanader discusses the new and improved VoteSaveAmerica.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Iowa Episode 5: Voting is not enough
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In the final episode of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you back to Iowa one last time for the final sprint before caucus day. We explore how impeachment is impacting the campaigns, attend events with major surrogates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and talk with Iowa elected officials about who they will endorse. Finally, we’ll walk you through the results of our exclusive Iowa poll, map out possible paths to victory for the leading candidates, and check in one last time with the true heroes of these campaigns, the field organizers. This series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
“Bolton’s bombshell.”
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John Bolton’s explosive new book upends Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Adam Schiff joins to talk about what happens next, and Bernie Sanders extends his lead in Iowa as other candidates raise electability questions. Then Ezra Klein talks to Dan about his new book, “Why We’re Polarized.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
“Davos confessions.”
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Schiff makes the case against Trump, Trump confesses to obstruction and floats cuts to Medicare and Social Security in Davos, and Bernie gains momentum with less than two weeks until Iowa. Then Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition talks to Dan about fighting the Republican effort to keep returning citizens from voting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
“Hillary endorses Bernie.”
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Trump’s lawyers kick off his impeachment trial by arguing that the President can’t be impeached, Mitch McConnell is forced to make concessions on the rules, Biden and Bernie tangle on Social Security, and the New York Times endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Then Chris Lidell-Westefeld talks to Tommy about his oral history of the 2008 Obama campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
“Bernie is my friend.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines.  BIG NEWS. Pod Save America is going on tour. Presale is January 15-17 using code CROOKED2020 and public on-sale is Saturday January 18. Get tickets: http://crooked.com/events  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
“It's wide open!”
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The Trump Administration is caught lying about Iran, the public sours on the President’s handling of the crisis, and the Des Moines Register poll shows a very close race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden. Then Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement talks to Jon L. about climate change and the group's endorsement of Bernie Sanders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
The Wilderness, Season 2 (coming January 13, 2020)
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Jon Favreau looks for the path to victory in 2020 by talking to voters, strategists, organizers, and candidates in the battleground states that will decide the election. Subscribe to The Wilderness: Apple Podcasts: apple.co/thewilderness Other Podcast Platforms: crooked.com/thewilderness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2020
“All is not well!”
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Trump gives his Mission Accomplished speech after a momentary pause in the crisis he started, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans get ready to vote for a rigged impeachment trial, and the endorsements start piling up in the Democratic primary. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon about the Iran crisis and her campaign strategy in the weeks before Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
“A little noise from Iran.”
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Trump starts a new conflict in the Middle East by assassinating an Iranian general, John Bolton says he’s willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, and the primary is too close to call with less than 30 days until Iowa. Then Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talks to Tommy about what Congress can do to restrain Trump’s actions towards Iran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
“Resolutions of the Pod for 2020.”
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In their second annual New Year’s resolutions pod, Jon, Jon, and Tommy react to resolutions from some of your favorite 2020 candidates. Then they hold themselves accountable for the resolutions they made a year ago - and make new resolutions for the big year ahead in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
“Holiday mailbag!”
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Jon F. and Dan answer your questions on 2020, the Senate, campaign finance, their top Spotify picks, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
“Whine cave.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan talk about the impeachment of Donald Trump and the final Democratic debate of 2019, hosted by PBS and POLITICO in Los Angeles, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
“A jury of Trump’s peers.”
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The House prepares to impeach Donald Trump as new polling shows an uptick in support, Chuck Schumer tries to prevent Mitch McConnell from rigging the Senate trial, and the Democratic presidential candidates prepare for their final debate of 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
“The Do Something Democrats.”
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Democrats are on the verge of voting to impeach Donald Trump and to approve his trade deal, Bernie Sanders is underestimated, Joe Biden contemplates serving one term, and Pete Buttigieg releases his McKinsey clients. Then Mike Isaac of the New York Times talks to Dan about Uber, Facebook, and tech industry culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Iowa Episode 4: The final sprint
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In episode four of this five-part series on the Iowa caucuses, we take you behind the scenes as the campaigns prepare for one of the biggest nights of the primary season, the Liberty and Justice Dinner. Obama’s speech at the event back in 2007 gave his candidacy an enormous boost, but we’ll explain why the evening is as much about what you say as how well you’ve organized. Then we’ll consider proposals to change the primary process that would reduce Iowa’s influence as we continue to wrestle with the question: is this really the best way to pick a president? This series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
“Devin’s Gate.”
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Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the Inspector General’s report, Donald Trump’s response to the shooting in Pensacola, Joe Biden’s confrontation with an Iowa voter, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg’s transparency debate, and Michael Bloomberg’s massive ad buy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
“A global laughingstock.”
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House Democrats prepare to draft articles of impeachment, Trump embarrasses himself and America at NATO, and Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign. Then Senator Cory Booker talks to Jon about his strategy to make the December debate and build momentum ahead of Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Iowa Episode 3: Endorsements, surrogates and criticisms of Iowa
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In episode three of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses, we dive into the all-important race to lock down the state’s key endorsements. These campaign surrogates, always critical, loom particularly large for the five US Senators running who may have to spend the bulk of January in impeachment hearings. We’ll also dig into all the criticisms of the Iowa caucuses, from the demographics of the state to the charge that the caucuses themselves are undemocratic. Plus: a ukulele. The series is hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
“The Great Impeachment Bake Off.”
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The next phase of impeachment begins as the Judiciary Committee plans hearings, the 2020 primary is wide open with two months until Iowa, and Pete Buttigieg debates his opponents over free college. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
“Thanksgiving mailbag.”
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Jon, Jon, and Tommy answer your questions on impeachment, 2020, politics, Thanksgiving, and more. Then Ady Barkan checks in with Jon F. about his endorsement of Elizabeth Warren and his fight to achieve Medicare for All. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Iowa Episode 2: The history and the rules
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In episode two of this five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios, we’ll learn how violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention led to Iowa becoming the first contest of the campaign season. We’ll take you to a house party with undecided voters and to an actual caucus location from 2016 to explain how the process works. And we’ll watch field organizers in action and learn how they hustle to get Iowans to commit to caucus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
“Everyone was in the loop."
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The impeachment inquiry moves to a new phase, Republican Congressman Devin Nunes may be implicated in the scandal he’s supposed to be investigating, and Michael Bloomberg officially enters the Democratic primary. Then Democratic digital strategist Tara McGowan talks to Dan about why Democrats need to focus more on digital advertising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
“All that pizzazz.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down a week of pizzazz-filled impeachment hearings and the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Iowa Episode 1: The Stakes
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This is the first episode of a five-part miniseries on the Iowa caucuses hosted by Tommy Vietor and produced by Pineapple Street Studios. In episode one, Tommy looks back at Barack Obama's 2008 Iowa operation to explain how he won, how that victory propelled him to the White House, and why Obama says his Iowa caucus victory was more meaningful than the night he was elected president. Tommy also heads to the Iowa State Fair to talk with 2020 candidates and introduces you to some young campaign field staffers who we'll follow for the next few weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
“He loves your ass.”
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Rep. Adam Schiff joins to break down all of the latest impeachment news, Pete Buttigieg takes the lead in Iowa, and Elizabeth Warren offers her own Medicare for All plan. Then Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Jon F. about impeachment, health care, and his new book, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
“Welcome to the Schiff-show.”
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Bill Taylor drops a bombshell on the first day of the impeachment hearings while Republicans peddle conspiracies, Democratic presidential candidates prepare to be Senate jurors, and Deval Patrick enters the primary. Then former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal offers his legal and Constitutional analysis of the hearing and talks about his new book, “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
On The Ground in Iowa (coming 11/19)
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A five episode limited series by Pod Save America host Tommy Vietor on the Iowa Caucuses. Tommy takes the listener to Iowa to spend time with the candidates, staffers and undecided voters who will determine who wins. Tommy will explain why Iowa is first, how the caucuses work, and try to figure out what it takes to win. And finally he'll explore the question: is this really the best way to pick a president? New episodes drop on Tuesdays right here in the Pod Save America feed. Produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Studios. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
“Lights, camera, impeachment!”
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Democrats and Republicans telegraph their strategies for the first public impeachment hearings, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter the Democratic primary. Then veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff talks to Tommy about veterans policy and how America treats those who serve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
“The greatest defeat in history.”
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Democrats win big victories in Virginia and Kentucky, a new Crooked Media/Change PollerCoaster 2020 survey shows majority support for impeachment, and the Medicare for All debate between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden gets heated. Then Run for Something’s Amanda Litman talks to Dan about all the new candidates who won on Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
“Fighting words in Des Moines.”
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The House prepares for the public phase of impeachment, Republicans move towards a defense of foreign interference, and the Democratic candidates make their best case to Iowa voters as the race gets incredibly close. Then Brian Beutler talks to Jon F. about Crooked Media’s new podcast on the impeachment process, Rubicon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
"Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Impeachment Inferno."
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The House of Representatives votes to endorse the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, a parade of the President’s employees testify against him, and the Democratic candidates descend on Des Moines for the biggest event of the Iowa caucuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
“Trump’s crack legal team.”
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President Trump announces the death of the Islamic State’s leader in the most Trump way possible. A federal judge gives a boost to the House’s impeachment inquiry. And Jon L. and Dan examine what Joe Biden’s apparent shift on Super PACs says about his campaign. Then, What a Day co-hosts Akilah Hughes and Gideon Resnick join Jon to talk about Rep. Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Announcing: What A Day
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“What A Day,” Crooked Media’s new daily news podcast, is here! Hosted by comedian Akilah Hughes and politics reporter Gideon Resnick, “What A Day” cuts through the chaos and crimes to break down the biggest news of the day, help you understand what matters, and how you can fix it—all in 15 minutes or less. New episodes come out every morning, Monday through Friday, at 5 a.m. Eastern. Subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts. apple.co/whataday crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
“PizzaGaetz.”
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New testimony from the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine all but assures the president will be impeached, while House Republicans stage a pizza sit-in to disrupt the ongoing impeachment inquiry. Jon F. and Dan also examine why some Democratic donors are freaking out about the party's current slate of potential presidential nominees, the importance of digital advertising to the race, and Elizabeth Warren's next moves on Medicare for All. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
“Pierre Delecto, Welcome to the Resistance.”
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Trump cancels his plan to host the G7 at his struggling hotel amid growing Republican criticism on everything from Ukraine to Syria, Pete Buttigieg is making moves in Iowa, and AOC endorses Bernie. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joins as a guest co-host, and then Susan Rice chats with Tommy and Ben about her new book, Tough Love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
“Plans vs. Pipe Dreams.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down all the highs and lows of the fourth and largest Democratic debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times in Westerville, Ohio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
“Yovanovitch-hunt.”
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Multiple Trump officials agree to testify for the impeachment inquiry, Trump’s call with Erdogan leads to disaster in Syria, and the Democratic candidates prepare for their fourth and largest debate yet. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow talks to Jon Lovett about his new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
“Maddow!”
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Rachel Maddow joins as guest co-host to talk about the White House announcement that they intend to obstruct the impeachment inquiry, Trump’s decision to abandon our Kurdish allies, and Facebook’s refusal to pull down false ads about Joe Biden. Then we talk to Rachel about her new book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
“Where is the line?”
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New evidence and whistleblowers further incriminate the President, Republicans are running out of believable excuses, and Joe Biden’s campaign weighs the best response. Then Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub talks to Jon about the crime of soliciting foreign interference in a U.S. election. (Production note: Dan's takes are recorded via phone this episode due to technical difficulties.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2019
“Ukraine, if you’re listening.”
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Trump commits the impeachable offenses he’s accused of on live television, Congress subpoenas the White House and its Cabinet co-conspirators, and our latest PollerCoaster 2020 shows that Arizona is a top-tier battleground state. Then Congressman Jamie Raskin talks to Dan about the Judiciary Committee’s next steps on impeachment, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about the new Crooked Media podcast he’s hosting, America Dissected. Subscribe to Crooked's new podcast America Dissected: http://apple.co/americadissected Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
“Drunk dialing for kompromat.” (LIVE from Seattle!)
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New polls show a majority of Americans now support an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, while the President’s campaign hones a re-election message based in conspiracy and grievance. Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and VICE News’ Shawna Thomas on stage in Seattle, Washington. Subscribe to Crooked's new podcast America Dissected: http://apple.co/americadissected Donate to Fair Fight 2020: http://votesaveamerica.com/fairfight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
"Big Liddle’ Lies." (LIVE from Portland!)
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House Democrats get moving on an impeachment strategy as a cascade of news reports sheds light on even more potentially impeachable behavior by President Trump and his goon squad. Student climate activist Ella Shriner joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and Shawna Thomas of Vice News on stage in Portland, Oregon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2019
“Do us a favor, though.” (LIVE from San Jose)
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Donald Trump becomes the 4th U.S. President to face impeachment as an explosive whistleblower report is released, the Director of National Intelligence testifies, and Nancy Pelosi launches a formal impeachment inquiry. Housing activist Candice Elder joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Jessica Yellin on stage in San Jose, California.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
“Rudy likes club drugs.” (LIVE from Las Vegas!)
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The President admits to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden and his son by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal, and the Des Moines Register poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic field for the first time. Then former UN Ambassador Samantha Power talks to Jon F. and Tommy about her life as a journalist, activist, and public servant. Subscribe to America Dissected with Abdul El Sayed: apple.co/americadissected Volunteer for Voter Registration Day: votesaveamerica.com/volunteer Donate to Fair Fight 2020: votesaveamerica.com/fairfight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
“Whistle while you spy.”
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Trump promises a foreign leader something so alarming that an intelligence staffer becomes a whistleblower, Corey Lewandowski launches his Senate campaign during an impeachment hearing, and the President wages war on California. Then Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joins Jon and Dan to talk about the 2020 election and his new podcast, Campaign HQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
“Fair Fight 2020!”
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An attack on Saudi Arabia leads to Trump saber-rattling on Iran, new allegations surface against Brett Kavanaugh, the United Nations convenes a Climate Action Summit next week, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren avoid direct confrontation, and Crooked Media partners with Stacey Abrams to fund Fair Fight 2020. Then Politico’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Tommy about the news that the President may have used government resources to prop up his struggling hotels.  Learn more about our partnership with Fair Fight 2020 & donate: votesaveamerica.com/fairfight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
“Joe, put your records on.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the highlights, lowlights, and weird jokes from the third Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC in Houston, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
“Taliban sleepovers and midnight cat videos.”
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The President cancels secret negotiations with the Taliban in between tweeting cat videos, the House investigates whether the Defense Department has been propping up Trump’s businesses, and Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders start to pull away from the pack. Then Ady Barkan talks to Jon F. about his new video series on health care and his new memoir, Eyes to the Wind, which you can get at beaherofund.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
“High crimes and weather map misdemeanors.”
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The House's impeachment inquiry ambles on as Trump’s crimes pile up, a North Carolina special election looms, and the Democratic presidential candidates talk about the climate crisis for seven hours on CNN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
2020: Bill de Blasio on taxing the rich and rooting for the Red Sox
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Jon L. to talk about staying in the race, running a city, achieving universal pre-K, beefing with Cuomo, and why he's still a Red Sox fan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
“Trump’s lost summer.”
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Trump caps off a lost summer by golfing and rage-tweeting through a hurricane, and a debate begins about which states are most important in 2020. Then political strategists David Axelrod and Mike Murphy, co-hosts of the Hacks On Tap podcast, talk to Jon F. about the Democratic primary and upcoming debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
"Our lawless, wall-less president."
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Alyssa Mastromonaco and Jon L. discuss reports that Trump has promised pardons if aides break the law to build his border wall, the winnowing of the Democratic presidential field, and a new Senate seat opening in Georgia. Then, Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins to discuss the House, the Squad, and the fight for gun control and policies rooted in empathy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
"Nuke the Hurricane."
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Trump makes an enemy of China and the chairman of the Fed while the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, Trump gets a new primary challenger, and the next Democratic debate might take place over two nights. Then, Dan talks to Ben Wikler, the chair of the Wisconsin Democratic party, about the organizing that is already going on in the state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2019
“The Chosen One.”
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Donald Trump has a meltdown for the ages that includes snubbing Denmark because they refused to sell him Greenland, accusing American Jews of stupidity and disloyalty, caving to the NRA, and blaming everyone else for an economy that Trump says is the greatest. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about her new effort to fight voter suppression and expand democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
“Vote Save The Greek.” (LIVE from LA!)
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The Democratic primary is relatively stable heading into the fall campaign, voters are still trying to define electability, and Stacey Abrams passes on 2020 to focus on protecting the right to vote. Jemele Hill of The Atlantic joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Amanda Seales joins for a special edition of OK Stop, and Maggie Rogers, Jim James and Best Coast play a round of Pollercoaster Tycoon: Family Feud Edition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2019
“AOC calls BS.”
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Our new Wisconsin poll shows Trump's strengths and vulnerabilities in a pivotal state, the economy shows warning signs of a possible recession, and the White House shows once again that their re-election strategy involves racist policies. Then Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Jon about immigration, race, the Green New Deal, and Democratic messaging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
“Impeachment: we’re in it.”
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Trump says he’s open to background check legislation, House Democrats announce they’re in the middle of an impeachment inquiry, Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide is investigated, and the media focuses on Joe Biden’s latest gaffes. Then Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell talks to Jon L. about impeachment, immigration, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2019
“America’s grief vs. Trump’s grievances.”
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The President lashed out at multiple politicians and media figures while visiting mass shooting victims in Dayton and El Paso, Democrats in Congress make a renewed push for gun safety, and a number of House Republicans are heading for the exits before 2020. Then the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer talks to Dan about Fox News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
“8chan in the White House.”
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A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio focus the country’s attention on the President’s racism and America’s gun violence crisis. Then Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke talks to Jon F. about the terrorist attack on his hometown and what we can do about the threat of white nationalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
“Go to Pod Save America 3-0-3-3-0.” (Debate recap special!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down all the highs and lows of the second set of Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN in Detroit, Michigan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
“Charm city offensive.”
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The President trashes the city of Baltimore because Rep. Elijah Cummings criticized his immigration policies, Trump advisors are telling reporters that racism is a good political strategy, the House Judiciary Committee effectively begins an impeachment inquiry, and 20 Democratic candidates prepare for the second round of debates. Then Pod Save the People’s DeRay Mckesson talks to Tommy about Trump’s criticism of his hometown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
2020: Bernie Sanders on democratic socialism and Cardi B
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down with Jon F. to talk about why he feels he's uniquely prepared to lead a movement for change in the 2020 presidential election, his Medicare for All plan, his strategy for getting an agenda through Congress and whether Cardi B will perform at his inauguration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2019
“Mueller: The Season Finale.”
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies for six hours before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Democratic leaders remain hesitant on impeachment, and Joe Biden gets scrappy with his opponents over health care and criminal justice reform. Then House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff talks to Jon F. about the Mueller hearing and impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
“The Jackson Pollock of racism.”
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Trump doubles down on his racist attack, the Administration proposes further restrictions on refugees and asylum-seekers, and the President heads into 2020 with an electoral college advantage. Then Adam Serwer of the Atlantic talks to Jon L. about Trumpism and the battle for a multiracial democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
“Jerry Nadler’s Revenge!” (LIVE from Salt Lake City)
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The House inches closer to impeachment after Trump’s racist week, CNN selects the Democratic debate lineups with an NBA lottery-style drawing, and Stacy Stanford from the Utah Health Policy Project joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
“Get Mitch Or Die Trying.” (LIVE from Denver)
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The House votes to condemn the President’s racism, Mitch McConnell’s job and the Senate are up for grabs in 2020, and Governor Jared Polis joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage in Denver, Colorado. Check out: votesaveamerica.com/getmitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
“Racist Hall of Fame.”
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The President tells four Democratic Congresswomen of color to go back to the countries where they came from, House Democrats continue their intraparty feud, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate their health care plans. Then Politico’s Tim Alberta talks to Jon F. about his new book on how Donald Trump took over the Republican Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2019
"Megan Rapinoe!!!" (BONUS episode)
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Jon, Jon and Tommy sit down with World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe for a special bonus episode. They chat about her team’s triumph, her beef with Donald Trump, and how she’s using her platform to fight for pay equity and LGBT rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
“A prison of political caution.”
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The Affordable Care Act is in legal jeopardy, House Democrats argue over how to handle the latest Trump scandals, Tom Steyer runs for president, and our new PollerCoaster results show a 5-way tie for first. Then Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joins to talk about Nancy Pelosi, impeachment, and the humanitarian crisis at our border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
“Dems in disarray!”
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Trump looks for a new rationale to rig the Census, Nancy Pelosi triggers an intraparty skirmish, Joe Biden goes for a campaign reset, and Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren shake up the primary. Then attorney Warren Binford talks to Tommy about her interviews with migrant children at the detention center in Clint, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
“The empty National Mall in Trump’s heart.” (July 4th Mailbag)
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Jon and Dan answer your questions about Trump’s jingoistic July 4th, 2020 strategy, Medicare for All vs. Medicare for America, Ivanka’s foreign trip, and the Sixers free agency moves. Then Texas activist Marcel McClinton talks to Tommy about his decision to run for the Houston City Council right after graduating high school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 04, 2019
2020: Michael Bennet on fixing Washington and defeating Mitch McConnell
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Dan talks to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about the threats facing our democracy, what he’ll do to fix Washington, our immigration system, and how he plans to get to universal health care. Plus, his take on fighting back against a partisan judiciary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2019
“A largely accurate affair.”
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The President kisses the asses of three different murderous dictators during his trip abroad, Kamala Harris is having a moment, Joe Biden is having some issues, and strategists and pundits are worried that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left. Then Ari Berman of Mother Jones talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
“Girlfriend, you are so on.” (Debate recap special!)
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Twenty Democratic candidates debate over the course of two nights in Miami, and Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down who helped themselves, who didn’t, and what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
2020: Steve Bullock on winning back Trump voters and making dad jokes
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Jon talks to Montana Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock about getting dark money out of politics, making college and health care more affordable, and why he loves a “good” dad joke.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
“Fear and electability in Miami.”
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Tensions with Iran grow as the President threatens obliteration, the U.S. government is holding young children in inhumane detention facilities, and Trump is accused of rape. Then Change Research co-founder Pat Reilly and Jon, Jon, and Tommy break down the results of the very first poll in the Crooked Media/Change Research PollerCoaster 2020 series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
2020: Beto O’Rourke on Biden, Iran and the puppy primary
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Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke about why he thinks he can win, what President O’Rourke would do on day one, recent comments by Joe Biden, lots and lots of policy and why his dog Artemis should be leading the pack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
“Trump on shuffle.”
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The President reprises his greatest hits from 2016 at his 2020 re-election kickoff, Joe Biden struggles to keep up with politics in 2019, and Bernie Sanders feels the heat from Elizabeth Warren’s rise. Then Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) talks to Dan about her decision to come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s abuse of power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
“'Tis the season for virtual treason.”
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Trump offers up a smorgasbord of delusional buffoonery over the weekend, his Administration saber-rattles with Iran, the Democratic debate lineup is set, and Elizabeth Warren surges to the top of the field. Then Senator Harry Reid talks to Jon F. about impeachment and the state of the Senate, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar joins us for a game about student debt from our Minneapolis show on June 7th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2019
2020: Andrew Yang on the universal basic income and why he hates the penny
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Tommy talks to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang about why he feels a universal basic income is necessary as more jobs are automated, how he'd get his agenda through Congress, and why he feels America needs to leave the penny behind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
“Norway, if you’re listening.”
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The President says he’d accept foreign assistance to win in 2020, Democrats hold contempt votes over the Census scandal, Joe Biden and Donald Trump tear into each other, and Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders deliver two big speeches. Then Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Ana Marie Cox about her new plan to relieve student debt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
“Welcome to the Panderdome.” (LIVE from Des Moines)
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Trump caves on his Mexican trade war, and the race to win Iowa brings 19 Democratic candidates to Cedar Rapids. Des Moines Register pollster Ann Selzer joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Connie Schultz on stage in Des Moines, Iowa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2019
"You can run but you can’t Hyde.” (LIVE from Chicago)
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Trump’s trade war threatens the economy, Elizabeth Warren calls for a new economic patriotism, and Joe Biden reverses his position on the Hyde amendment. Illinois Congressional candidate Marie Newman joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett on stage at the Chicago Theater.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
“Donald Trump, Diplomat.”
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Trump spends the weekend picking fights with our biggest trading partner (Mexico) and our closest ally (the U.K.), the mass shooting in Virginia Beach puts gun control proposals back in the spotlight, and the Democratic candidates for president descend on California to make their case. Then London Mayor Sadiq Khan talks to Tommy about Trump’s U.K. visit, and Cherokee journalist and activist Rebecca Nagle talks to Tommy about her new podcast, This Land. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2019
2020: Marianne Williamson on big truths and moral outrage
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Author and activist Marianne Williamson joins Jon Favreau to discuss her bid for president, the difference between moral outrage and anger, getting money out of politics, and why she wants to establish a Department of Peace. Plus, her take on the role of spirituality in politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2019
“A dirty, filthy, disgusting word.”
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Robert Mueller sends an unmistakable message to Congress about impeachment, more Democrats announce their support for an inquiry, the DNC changes its requirements for the fall debates, and Elizabeth Warren’s strategy pays off. Then Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and show runner David Mandel talk to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about politics and comedy in the Trump Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 30, 2019
2020: Amy Klobuchar on winning the Midwest and working with Republicans
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Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar sits down with Dan to discuss what she brings to the 2020 race. They talk climate change, her plan to prioritize mental health, whether Congress should open an impeachment inquiry, and how she’ll use humor to campaign against Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2019
“The world’s assignment editor.”
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The President sides with a murderous tyrant over advisors and allies, the Attorney General targets Trump’s political enemies, and the Democratic candidates fight for media attention in a crowded field. Then ACLU attorney Chase Strangio talks to Jon L. about the Trump administration’s most recent attempt to roll back civil rights for transgender Americans. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2019
"Trumper Tantrum."
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The president “storms” out of another meeting with Democrats in the Oval Office. The House inches closer to an impeachment inquiry. And a new analysis of the 2018 midterms sheds light on the challenges up ahead in 2020. Then Rebecca Traister, author and writer at-large for New York Magazine and The Cut, joins Jon F. to talk about the recent wave of state laws threatening reproductive rights and what’s at stake in next year’s elections. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2019
“Pod Save The Realm.” (Game of Thrones bonus!)
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Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka discuss the finale episode of Game of Thrones and look back on the politics of the series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2019
“Republican(s) for Impeachment.” (LIVE from DC!)
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Justin Amash becomes the first Republican Congressman to say that the President crossed the threshold for impeachment, and Joe Biden says that Democrats don’t want an angry candidate. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Goldie Taylor join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage at the Anthem Theater in Washington, DC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2019
"Half past a Handmaid’s Tale.” (LIVE from Brooklyn)
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Alabama Republicans pass the most extreme abortion ban in history, John Bolton tries to start a war with Iran, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock and New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio round out the 23-candidate field for the Democratic nomination. Then New York Attorney General Letitia James joins Tommy, Jon, Jon, Dan, and Akilah Hughes on stage at Kings Theater in Brooklyn. Audio note: At 13:01, Jon Favreau's microphone temporarily cuts out in the discussion about the Alabama abortion law. For clarity, here is his question to Akilah: "What can people do in the meantime starting now to protect access to abortion and to fight back?"  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2019
“Joementum.”
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Joe Biden’s frontrunner status changes the dynamic of the Democratic primary, and Donald Trump threatens to abuse his power in order to derail the former Vice President’s candidacy. Then Senator Brian Schatz joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Priyanka in studio to talk about impeachment, the Senate, the primary, and take some listener questions. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2019
2020: Eric Swalwell on gun control and being bold
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Tommy talks with Congressman Eric Swalwell about gun control, what it means to be bold in his campaign, his work on the intelligence committee and how he plans to win over his Trump-supporting family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2019
“A contest of sick burns.”
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The President's blanket defiance of Congressional oversight plunges the country into a constitutional crisis, the New York Times discovers that Trump avoided income tax by declaring a billion dollars of business loses, and Kamala Harris tries to reset her campaign by going after Trump. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Dan about fighting voter suppression and whether she’ll run for president. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2019
“Killing it on the economy.”
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The President coddles Putin on future election sabotage, the White House says they’re killing it on the economy, Nancy Pelosi believes Democrats need to own the center-left, and the electability debate rages in America and Westeros. Then digital strategist Tara McGowan talks to Tommy about which candidates are spending most on digital ads and why that’s so important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2019
2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states
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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper talks with Jon Favreau about his life as a brewpub owner, his strategy for winning over Republicans, his plans to combat climate change and deal with automation, and what it’s like to govern in times of tragedy and crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2019
“Legislative cosplay.”
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William Barr lies to Congress and angers Bob Mueller, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer decide to play along with the latest Infrastructure Week, and Democrats are in need of Senate candidates for 2020. Then Senator Bernie Sanders talks to Tommy about the Senate vote to end America's support for the war in Yemen, and activist Ady Barkan talks to Jon about his appearance at the first-ever Congressional hearing on Medicare for All. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2019
2020: Tim Ryan on the working class and yoga
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Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan sits down with Dan Pfeiffer at Crooked HQ in Los Angeles to discuss his economic agenda, how Democrats can retake the Midwest and his passion for mindfulness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
“The pundit gap.”
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Another white nationalist targets a synagogue in California, voters believe Trump is guilty of obstruction but aren’t ready for impeachment, and Beto O’Rourke rolls out the first detailed climate plan of the 2020 campaign. Then former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher talks to Jon F. about the state of the race, and what Democratic voters are looking for. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
2020: Seth Moulton On Patriotism And Beating Trump On National Security
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Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton joins Tommy Vietor to discuss the threat of nuclear war, his time in the Marine Corps and the need for a new generation of leadership in the White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
“Make America 2016 Again?”
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The President ignores the law and Congress in an effort to shut down further investigations, the federal government is woefully unprepared for future election sabotage, and former Vice President Joe Biden officially enters the Democratic primary. Then Mother Jones’s Ari Berman talks to Dan about the Supreme Court case over Trump’s effort to rig the Census in favor of Republicans. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2019
“Impeach ‘em if you got ‘em.”
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Congress debates whether to begin impeachment proceedings against the President, Elizabeth Warren proposes free college and student debt relief, and Seth Moulton enters the field. Then Jessica Yellin, author of Savage News, joins to talk about political media coverage in the Trump Era. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
2020: Kirsten Gillibrand on Medicare for All and speaking truths (From Jan. 22)
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sits down with Jon Favreau to talk about Medicare for All, building a green economy, immigration, and more. (Previously released on January 22, 2019) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
“This is the end of my presidency. I’m f*cked.”
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is finally public, and it’s not great! Politico’s Natasha Bertrand joins to talk about all the explosive revelations, the fallout, and what comes next. Then we discuss Bernie Sanders’s decision to hold a Fox News town hall, and hear from comedian Chelsea Handler about her crush on Robert Mueller and her political awakening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2019
2020: Kamala Harris on American identity and secret recipes
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California Senator Kamala Harris talks with Jon Favreau about her record as a District Attorney and Attorney General, how she’d get her priorities through Congress, what drives her crazy about the Democratic Party, and her views on immigration, health care, Israel, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2019
2020: Jay Inslee on climate change and beating Donald Trump
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Dan Pfeiffer from the campaign trail in New Hampshire to talk about why climate change is the defining issue of his presidential campaign, what he’s learned from running a state government and his plan to beat Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
“Live Free or Run for President.” (LIVE in New Hampshire)
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Trump and conservatives target Ilhan Omar, red states restrict abortion, Mayor Pete’s meteoric rise continues, Cory Booker kicks off his campaign in Newark, and the new primary calendar may have unintended effects. Washington Governor Jay Inslee joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa Mastromonaco live on stage in Concord, New Hampshire.  Check out more Pod Save America tour dates for 2019: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
"Fascist cosplay." (LIVE in Boston)
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Trump embraces lawlessness on immigration, congressional Democrats press for Trump's tax returns, and the 2020 candidates hit the trail in an economy that is growing while growing more unequal. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan and Demos's Heather McGhee live on stage in Boston.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
2020: Elizabeth Warren on dogs and capitalism (From Feb. 21, 2019)
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Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. (Previously released on Feb. 21, 2019) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
“Chaos is a ladder.”
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is fired because she’s not extreme enough on immigration, Trump courts Jewish voters while accusing them of dual loyalty, Nancy Pelosi counsels pragmatism while predicting a House victory in 2020, and another 40 candidates enter the Democratic primary. Then Nobel Peace Prize nominee Amanda Nguyen talks to Tommy about building effective social movements. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2019
2020: Julián Castro on Immigration and Beyonce
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Tommy interviews former San Antonio Mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro about his 2020 bid. They discuss immigration, Puerto Rico, housing policy, why Democrats have underperformed with Latino voters and how he plans to make the debates and win. On foreign policy, they discuss the rise of white extremists, whether Saudi Arabia is still an ally, China's muslim reeducation camps, North Korea and Beyonce. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019
“The clouds have not lifted.”
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Trump announces that 2020 will be about health care, Mueller’s team starts leaking, House Democrats fire their subpoena cannons, Wisconsin signals trouble ahead, and Bernie Sanders leads the field in fundraising and polling. Then former White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks to Jon about her new book, “Finding My Voice.” Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
“Mueller purgatory.”
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Barr’s summary hasn’t moved public opinion, Democrats haul out the subpoena cannon, Trump returns to demagoguing immigrants, Mulvaney’s political instincts are awful, and all the latest 2020 news. Then Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen talks to Jon Lovett about the latest legal assault on women’s health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2019
“Peak stupid.”
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Trumpworld and the Washington media make sweeping conclusions over a report they’ve never seen, Democrats pivot to health care after the Trump Administration declines to defend the Affordable Care Act in court, and Democrats work to counter Trump’s 2020 message that they’re radical extremists. Then Andrew Gillum talks to Dan about his new effort to register voters in Florida and turn the state blue in 2020. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
“No exoneration.”
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins to walk through Attorney General William Barr’s 4-page summary of Robert Mueller’s final report, as we talk about what it all means and what comes next. Then we discuss Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement speech, Bernie Sanders’s big rallies and mosque visit, and Kamala Harris’s new plan to increase teacher pay. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2019
“The Electoral College is f*cking stupid.”
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2020 candidates embrace a host of democratic reforms to give more people a bigger voice, Donald Trump eagerly awaits Robert Mueller’s report, Democrats work to maintain enthusiasm ahead of 2020, and Joe Biden strategizes about fundraising and a potential running mate. Then Congresswoman Lauren Underwood sits down with Jon Lovett about the change a new generation is bringing to the House. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
2020: Cory Booker on radical love and the filibuster
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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker joins Jon Favreau in studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, what he learned about politics as Mayor of Newark, and how he intends to pass his agenda and fix our politics if he wins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
“St. Paddy’s Day rage tweeting.”
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The world grapples with the rise of white nationalism, Trump spends Sunday attacking everyone from John McCain to autoworkers, Beto reminds us that Twitter isn’t real life, Mayor Pete is having a moment, and Elizabeth Warren churns out another ambitious policy proposal on housing. Then Mehdi Hasan, host of the Intercept’s Deconstructed podcast, talks to Tommy about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicians. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2019
“To impeach or not to impeach.”
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Nancy Pelosi throws cold water on the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, Paul Manafort had a very bad Wednesday, Beto O’Rourke launches his presidential campaign, and Peter Hamby warns Democrats not to run their campaigns via Twitter. Then Senator Sherrod Brown talks to Jon about his decision not to run, the dignity of work, the Senate’s dysfunction, and how Democrats can win in 2020. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
“Trump’s Medicare For None plan.”
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Trump’s budget guts health care, education, and other programs to pay for his wall, Fox News personalities continue to be awful, House Democrats pass sweeping democracy reform, and a new poll shows that Democratic voters are less concerned about ideology than political reporters. Then Kara Swisher talks to Jon Favreau about Elizabeth Warren’s new plan to break up Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2019
“Fox News-addled automatons.”
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Congress launches investigations into Donald Trump that could lay the groundwork for impeachment, Democrats decide against allowing Fox News to host a primary debate, and five potential Democratic contenders decide against running for president in 2020. Then John Legend joins Jon Lovett in studio to talk about his new song and mini-documentary series that features the stories of activists and community leaders. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
“I’m gonna regret this speech.”
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Trump is off-script and unhinged at CPAC, the 2020 race starts as a toss-up, Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign in Brooklyn, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper join the Democratic field. Then Daily Beast reporter Asawin Suebsaeng talks to Tommy about the right-wing craziness that is CPAC. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2019
2020: Pete Buttigieg on freedom and farting cows
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins Dan in the studio for a conversation about his presidential campaign, how Democrats can win back the Midwest and what he's bringing to the table as the youngest candidate in the race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
“A very revealing Cohenoscopy.”
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Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon and Dan to talk about the fallout from Michael Cohen’s explosive and incriminating testimony. Then, Elizabeth Warren makes a big fundraising move, Biden keeps waiting, and Beto makes a decision. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2019
“The Green Book New Deal.”
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Trump hates the dictator in Venezuela but loves the one in North Korea, Mueller is nearing his end game with a lot of questions still unanswered, and Senator Dianne Feinstein debates the Green New Deal with some student activists. Then one of the architects of the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, talks to Jon Favreau about why the ambitious proposal is such an urgent necessity. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2019
“Elizabeth Warren talks dogs and capitalism.”
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Senator Elizabeth Warren sits down with Tommy to talk about Medicare for All, climate change, Venezuela, Israel, and more. Before that, Jon and Dan talk about Mueller’s end game, Trump’s latest attacks on the media, and the future of the Supreme Court. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
“Let a thousand obstructions bloom.”
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Trump’s fake national emergency gets legal and legislative challenges, Andrew McCabe reveals the panic at the FBI and DOJ over the president’s potential criminality, and Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race. Then the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel talks to Jon Lovett about Bernie and the 2020 primary. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
“Donald Trump’s coffee man.”
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The President loses his wall but keeps the issue, kicks off his re-election campaign in El Paso with a new screed against Democrats, and gets a boost from potential independent candidate Howard Schultz. Then journalist Marcy Wheeler talks to Dan about the latest Paul Manafort revelations, Andrew McCabe’s return to the spotlight, and whether we’ll see a Mueller report. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
“Dan’s imaginary SuperPAC.” (LIVE in Durham)
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Shutdown negotiations falter as Trump takes his demagoguery to El Paso, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar formally launch their presidential campaigns, and “The Best of Enemies” star Taraji P. Henson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live on stage in Durham, North Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2019
“Who dat obstructing justice?” (LIVE in New Orleans)
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Trump lashes out as investigators close in, Democrats introduce a Green New Deal, and former Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett live on stage in New Orleans.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2019
“Organize the rage.” (LIVE in Charelston)
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We like Stacey Abrams’s speech more than Trump’s. Virginia’s political scandals throw control of the statehouse into question. The Democratic presidential field takes shape. And Jaime Harrison joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett live on stage in Charleston, South Carolina to announce his exploratory committee to challenge Senator Lindsey Graham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
“Donald Trump’s halftime show.”
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The President prepares to deliver a not-very-anticipated State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, and Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president. Then Adam Serwer of The Atlantic talks to Jon Favreau about the Northam fallout, as well as race and politics in the Trump Era. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2019
“The neocon recycling program.”
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Trump attacks the threat assessment from his own intelligence chiefs, and a debate breaks out in the Democratic primary over Medicare for All and taxing the wealthy. Then the New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner talks to Jon Lovett about his interviews with Trump aides Rudy Giuliani and Cliff Sims. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
“America runs on Dunkin.”
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Trump trades his wall for a cave, Roger Stone becomes the sixth Trump advisor to be indicted, Republicans weigh a primary challenge to the president, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz flirts with an independent presidential bid. Then CNN’s Maeve Reston talks to Tommy about Kamala Harris’s campaign kickoff in Oakland. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2019
“The state of our union is a clusterf*ck.”
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Trump’s shutdown has plunged the country into crisis with no end in sight, Michael Cohen refuses to testify because the President intimated his father-in-law, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces for president, and Joe Biden has some Republican friends. Then we hear from listeners who called in to talk about how Trump’s shutdown is affecting their lives. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
“Crisis actor in the White House.”
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Trump offers the Democrats a deal they can’t accept, Buzzfeed defends its story about Trump suborning perjury, and Kamala Harris announces her candidacy for president. Then Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks to Jon Favreau about why she’s running for president, and what she’ll do if she wins. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
“The impeachment eagle soars.” (BONUS episode)
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Jon, Jon, and Crooked Media editor-in-chief Brian Beutler break down the bombshell BuzzFeedNews story that President Trump committed a crime by directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2019
“Nancy P and Cardi B try to open D.C.”
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Pelosi tells Trump he can’t deliver the State of the Union until the government opens, Trump advisors tell him the shutdown is hurting the economy, Kirsten Gillibrand announces for president, Sherrod Brown announces he’s exploring a bid, and Beto O’Rourke takes a road trip to help him decide. Then the Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Dan about Attorney General nominee William Barr’s confirmation hearings, and the latest in the Mueller investigation. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
“Deleted scenes from Helsinki.”
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Trump hides the details of his chats with Putin while the FBI investigates whether he’s compromised, the government shutdown becomes the longest in history, Julian Castro and Tulsi Gabbard announce their presidential campaigns, and Republicans might finally take action against white nationalist Steve King. Then Jon Lovett talks to Los Angeles teachers on the first day of their strike. Also – Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2019
“Conspiracy of Dunces.”
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Trump wastes America’s time with his primetime address, throws a temper tantrum during shutdown negotiations, and claims not to know that his campaign chairman was sharing internal polling with Russian intelligence. Then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks to Jon and Dan about the Democratic strategy to end the shutdown. Also - Pod Save America is going on tour! Get your tickets now: crooked.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
“Impeach the motherforker.”
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The human toll of Trump’s shutdown grows as he plans a primetime address, Democrats debate how to talk about impeachment, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez triggers conservatives by doing literally anything. Then the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel talks to Tommy about his coverage of Elizabeth Warren’s first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2019
“Shutdown for what.”
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Trump keeps the government shut down over his metaphorical wall, House Democrats bring back PAYGO, Elizabeth Warren kicks off her presidential campaign, and Mitt Romney writes a sternly-worded op-ed. Then Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal talks to Jon and Dan about the shutdown, immigration, and the priorities of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
“Pod Lang Syne.”
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In a special New Year’s episode, Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, Erin Ryan, DeRay Mckesson, Ana Marie Cox, Ira Madison, and Louis Virtel discuss their resolutions for 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2018
"Pulling out of the War on Christmas.” (Holiday mailbag episode!)
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Donald Trump's government shutdown doesn’t stop Jon F. and Dan from answering listener questions in this special holiday mailbag edition of the pod. Then Katie Porter joins Jon to talk about turning California’s 45th district blue and the work waiting for her once she’s sworn in to Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 24, 2018
“Crime after crime.”
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A judge’s shock over Michael Flynn’s crimes destroys right-wing conspiracy theories, Trump is forced to shut down his fraudulent charity, Trump may get his government shutdown after all, and a criminal justice reform bill just may become law. Then CNN’s Van Jones talks to Jon and Dan about what’s in the First Step Act, and how a bipartisan coalition got it done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
"Rudy Giuliani, human tweet.”
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A Texas judge rules in favor of Republicans trying to dismantle Obamacare, Trump and Rudy flail against a legal onslaught, and a bipartisan coalition tries to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Then former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro talks to Jon Lovett about his plans to run for president in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2018
“Owned in the Oval.”
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Trump throws a tantrum over the wall in the Oval Office, Michael Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison, and more Democrats throw their support behind a Green New Deal. Then Stacey Abrams talks to Jon about her race for governor in Georgia, her new lawsuit to uphold voting rights, and her future plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2018
“Hot tub crime machine.”
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The Department of Justice effectively accuses the President of directing an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election, Mueller uncovers more connections between the Russian government and Trump’s campaign, and the President struggles to keep his Administration staffed. Then Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar talks to Tommy about Democratic plans for the new Congress, and her support for the BDS movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2018
“Tariff Man without a plan.”
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Michael Flynn’s cooperation is rewarded, Republicans subvert democracy in Wisconsin, Trump’s tweets tank the markets, and Democrats begin the battle for the 2020 nomination. Then Senator Sherrod Brown joins Jon and Dan to discuss his conversation with Trump about GM, the Green New Deal, how he won Ohio, and his plans for 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
“Quid pro penthouse.”
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George H.W. Bush leaves a complicated legacy, Michael Cohen’s guilty plea pieces together a conspiracy that implicates Trump, and Republicans respond to their midterm defeats with power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan. Then Congressman Hakeem Jeffries talks to Jon F. about his new position as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, as well as the party’s message and strategy in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2018
“Yo, collusion!”
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Marcy Wheeler joins Jon and Dan to break down Individual-1’s very bad day and discuss the future of the Trump investigation, Pelosi wins her caucus vote for Speaker, Schumer kicks off shutdown negotiations, and Sherrod Brown shows Democrats how to talk about Trump and the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2018
“Subpoena cannon.”
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The Border Patrol fires tear gas at unarmed migrants, Trump threatens to shut down the government over the wall, Mike Espy looks to pull an upset in Mississippi, and Democrats ponder their rural strategy. Then Vox’s Dave Roberts talks to Jon L. about the Trump Administration’s climate report, and the push for a Green New Deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2018
“Podsgiving mailbag!”
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Dan and Jon answer questions about the midterms, 2020, Never Trump Republicans, Iowa, the Senate, Fox News, the plutocracy, and our favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Then Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to Jon about her new book on presidential leadership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
“That’s Chairman Schitt to you.”
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Orange County turns blue, Stacey Abrams delivers a non-concession speech, and Democrats debate whether Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker. Then Congressman Adam Schiff joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about his new role as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the future of the Mueller investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2018
“A hit Trump will holler.”
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Trump lashes out at everyone after his midterm defeat, Democrats see opportunities and challenges in the Midwest and Florida, and the party debates how best to take on Trump in 2020. Then Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum talks to Jon and Dan about the recount effort, and what he learned by running against America’s mini-Trump.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
“Wet president.”
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The Blue Wave is real, Kyrsten Sinema wins in Arizona, Trump takes a pass on honoring veterans because it rained, and House Democrats put voting rights at the top of their agenda. Then Stacey Abrams’ campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo talks to Tommy about the effort to count every vote in Georgia's governor’s race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
“We won.”
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Democrats flip the House, Republicans keep the Senate, and Donald Trump fires Jeff Sessions. Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down the results of the midterm elections, and talk about what they mean for the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2018
“The election is nigh!”
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A final discussion about the state of the 2018 midterms, including our thoughts on why it’s close, the closing arguments, what races we’ll be watching on Tuesday, what’s making us nervous, and what’s making us hopeful. Then Democratic candidate Colin Allred talks about why he got into politics, and his race to flip the Texas 32nd on Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2018
"Every state is a swing state."
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With six days to go before Election Day, Trump floats repealing the 14th amendment via executive order, the most racist member of the Republican caucus, Steve King, faces a backlash, and we enter the home stretch with a huge number of districts in play. Plus, one of Trump’s dumbest supporters attempts to frame Robert Mueller, which goes poorly for him. And Kentucky congressional candidate and former fighter pilot Amy McGrath joins to talk about her experience and her race for the House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
“From Charlottesville to Pittsburgh.”
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Right-wing conspiracies echoed by Trump and some Republicans help fuel an anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh, and the President responds by attacking Democrats and the media. Then Tommy talks to Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten about his race for Congress against white nationalist Steve King. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2018
"Caravan of Lies."
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Tommy and Lovett discuss Trump's closing argument of lies and why the media needs to stop repeating them, they inexplicably have to explain why nationalism is bad, offer a health care policy update and the latest on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Then, Jon Favreau interviews Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor in Florida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2018
“Pollercoaster.”
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With 15 days to go, Jon and Dan give a midterm update, Trump uses caravans and voter fraud to scare people, Democrats try to flip state legislatures, and the Trump Administration wants to define transgender Americans out of existence. Then Democratic Congressional candidate Aftab Pureval talks to Jon about his race to flip the Ohio 1st, and why we need a new generation of leaders in Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2018
“They’re coming for your health care.”
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Trump goes on a media tour to rev up the base, Republicans admit that they’re coming after health care and retirement programs if they win, and Democrats look to flip a slew of key governorships. Then Democratic congressional candidate Lucy McBath talks about the gun violence that took her son’s life, and her campaign to win the Georgia 6th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
"Ride or die with dictators."
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Tommy and Lovett discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren's October surprise, Democrats carping about Beto O'Rourke's fundraising, GOP voter suppression tactics, Kushner's taxes and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then they talk with the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 26th congressional district, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2018
"Democracy in a headlock."
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Tommy and Lovett talk about Nikki Haley’s abrupt departure from her UN role, a frightening new report about climate change, and where the battles for the House and Senate stand just a few weeks before Election Day. Then they speak with Kansas congressional candidate Sharice Davids.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
“November is coming.”
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In the aftermath of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Republicans feel energized, Democrats debate what’s next, and both parties hone their messages in the final month of the midterms. Then Democratic candidates Jesse Colvin, Abigail Spanberger, and Lauren Baer talk to Tommy about running for Congress with national security and military backgrounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2018
“Fred Trump’s bootstraps.”
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The President mocks and lies about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a political rally, Republicans energize their base by attacking #MeToo, and Trump is exposed as a tax cheat by the New York Times. Then Democratic candidate Katie Hill talks to Dan and Alyssa Mastromonaco about her race to become the next Congresswoman for California’s 25th district. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2018
"Hold the door!"
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Jon, Jon, and Tommy discuss the renewed FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, Jeff Flake's change of heart, and the shifting politics of Supreme Court nominations. Then Jon F. talks to Ana Maria Archila about confronting Jeff Flake in an elevator and the importance of direct engagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2018
"We believe Christine Blasey Ford."
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Jon, Dan, and Erin Ryan discuss the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Then Katie Couric talks to Jon about her new podcast documentary that reflects on the tenth anniversary of her famous interviews with Sarah Palin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2018
“A little hiccup.”
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Republicans respond to a second credible allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh by accusing Democrats of a smear campaign, and The New York Times may have given Trump the excuse he’s been looking for to fire Rod Rosenstein. Then Lovett and Dan talk to The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich about politics, Paul Ryan, and his new book “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2018
“Unfazed and determined.”
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Republicans refuse to allow an independent investigation into credible claims of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats worry about Latino turnout in the midterms. Then Chef Jose Andres talks to Jon and Tommy about his hurricane relief work and new book “We Fed An Island,” and Julissa Arce talks to Jon about giving Steve Bannon a copy of her new book, “Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
“You can’t trust Brett Kavanaugh.”
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Brett Kavanaugh is credibly accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, throwing his nomination into question, and Paul Manafort agrees to fully cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Then former Secretary of State John Kerry talks to Jon and Tommy about negotiating the Iran Deal, what Democrats should do if they take the Senate, and the lessons he learned from his 2004 presidential campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2018
“The hurricane truther.” (LIVE in LA)
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Trump prepares for Hurricane Florence by denying the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria, and Democrats spend the final months of the midterms talking health care. Then Mike Levin, the Democratic candidate in the CA 49th, joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin Ryan on stage at the El Rey theater in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2018
“Barack to the future.”
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Obama returns to the campaign trail, Kavanaugh lies to the Judiciary Committee, and Democrats see their chances of taking back the Senate improve. Then musician Jason Isbell talks to Tommy about music, politics, and when artists become activists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
"Anonymous cowards.”
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Trump administration officials confirm that the president is unstable in the New York Times and Bob Woodward’s new book, Kavanaugh struggles under tough questioning from Senate Democrats, and we talk about Ayanna Pressley’s primary upset in Massachusetts, and Colin Allred’s tight race for Congress in Texas. Then Jon Lovett interviews New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon about her race against Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the future of the Democratic Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2018
“Kava-not-cool, guys.”
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The Kavanaugh hearings have begun and Senate Democrats came ready to fight. Do we have a shot at stopping his nomination? President Trump spent his Labor Day weekend attacking union leaders and slashing wages for workers, so that was cool. Then we read our favorite excerpts from Bob Woodward's new book, and Jon and Jon interview former President Jimmy Carter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2018
"Florida man."
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The Florida race for governor will be a contest between the Republican mini-Trump and the Democrats’ future, Paul Ryan’s SuperPAC is blowing louder dog whistles, and Senate Democrats make a deal on judges that gets them nothing in return. Then EMILY’s List President Schriock joins Jon and Dan to talk about the record number of women candidates who are running and winning elections in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
“McCain’s legacy.”
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John McCain leaves behind a complicated legacy after a lifetime of service and sacrifice, Republicans worry that Democrats will investigate the scandals they’ve been covering up, and Democrats reform the party’s presidential nominating process. Then Democratic candidate for Governor Gavin Newsom talks to Jon and Jon about his vision for California and the future of the Democratic Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
"It's Cohen down for real."
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The President has been implicated by his lawyer in a crime that involves the cover-up of extramarital affairs through illegal campaign contributions, and Republicans in Congress refuse to do anything about it. Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins Jon and Dan to talk about what’s next for the Mueller investigation, the Kavanaugh confirmation battle, and his new podcast, “RBG: Beyond Notorious.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
“An orgy of corruption.”
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Mueller gets another witness, Trump and Rudy become more unhinged, conservative donors reward the politicians who made them richer, and Republicans try to suppress the vote in Georgia. Then first-time candidate and 2016 Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes talks to Tommy about her race for Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2018
“A potpourri of stupid.”
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Trump is acting like a guilty man who’s bad at covering up crimes, and Democrats are nominating history-making candidates while they decide on a message for the fall. Then Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, joins Jon and Dan to talk about his upset victory and his plans to reform the criminal justice system.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2018
“The white nationalist variety hour.”
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White nationalists fail to organize a rally but succeed in organizing the GOP, Omarosa has secret recordings, and Democrats decide whether to take money from corporate PACs. Then Democratic candidate Rashida Tlaib joins to talk about the history she’ll make as the first Muslim woman in Congress, and Ana Marie Cox talks about following Ted Cruz around Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
“Horseshoes and hand grenades.”
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Tuesday’s special election and primaries deliver some Democratic victories and a warning against complacency, another Republican is indicted for corruption, and Dan offers tempered thoughts on Mark Leibovich’s Paul Ryan profile. Then Matt Rivitz of Sleeping Giants talks to Tommy about their success in persuading companies to remove ads from right-wing news outlets that promote bigotry and hate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 09, 2018
“The smoking tweet.”
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The President potentially incriminates his son on Twitter, Republicans try to rush the Kavanaugh confirmation, and more Democratic incumbents face progressive challengers. Then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Jon Lovett about her big upset and the future of the Democratic Party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
“Kochs, votes, and ostrich coats.”
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Trump obstructs justice via Twitter, Manafort faces a jury, and the Koch brothers pick a fight with Trump Republicans on trade. Then Dan talks to Nick Thompson of Wired about the fantastic job Facebook has been doing lately. And Jason Kander joins Lovett and Dan to talk about protecting the vote and his new book, “Outside the Wire.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
“A fine mist of bullshit.”
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Trump’s lawyer argues that collusion with a hostile government isn’t a crime after reports that Michael Cohen might implicate the president, and both parties fight to define the stakes of the 2018 midterms. Then Vox’s Dara Lind joins Jon and Jon to talk about the latest developments in the family separation crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 31, 2018
“The own goal presidency.”
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A secret recording of Trump and Cohen conspiring about hush money is released, the President retreats from his own trade war, and he steps up his attacks on the media. Then Democratic candidate Danny O’Connor joins Jon and Dan to talk about his campaign to win the special election for Ohio’s 12th congressional district on Tuesday, August 7th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 26, 2018
“Putin’s Paperless Post.”
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Trump spends the weekend rage-tweeting, the Nunes Memo is exposed as a fraud, and Jim Comey blesses us with punditry. Then students from Parkland, Florida and Chicago talk about their efforts to register young voters and reduce gun violence, and DeRay Mckesson joins to talk about his upcoming book, On The Other Side of Freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 24, 2018
“Crazy pills.”
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Trump tries and fails to clean up his Putin mess, but Republicans in Congress make it clear that they won’t be doing anything about it. Then Crooked Contributor Tim Miller joins Jon and Dan to talk about the state of the Republican Party, and why it’s become a Trump cult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
“Helsinki warmed over.”
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President Trump betrays America by siding with Vladimir Putin over the United States, a few days after our government indicted 19 Russian military operatives for sabotaging the 2016 election in order to help Trump win. Then journalist Marcy Wheeler joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the next steps in the Mueller investigation, as well as her decision to go to the FBI and become a witness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 17, 2018
“America’s crazy old uncle.”
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Democrats target Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential power, Trump blows up the NATO summit, and House Republicans defend Rep. Jim Jordan against accusations that he turned a blind eye towards sexual abuse allegations. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Kavanaugh nomination and immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2018
“Kavanuts.”
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Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, escalates his trade war with China, and gets played by North Korea. Then former Supreme Court clerk and White House lawyer Karen Dunn talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about how Democrats should approach the coming Supreme Court battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
Introducing The Wilderness (Trailer)
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The Wilderness is a new documentary podcast from Crooked Media and Two-Up Productions about the history and future of the Democratic Party. Jon Favreau tells the story of a party finding its way out of the political wilderness through conversations with strategists, historians, policy experts, organizers, and voters. In fifteen chapters, the series explores issues like inequality, race, immigration, sexism, foreign policy, media strategy, and how Democrats can build a winning majority that lasts. Coming July 16th. Subscribe to The Wilderness now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2018
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of pod.” (Mailbag episode!)
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Democrats debate strategy after one of the worst months in Trump’s presidency. Then we answer some of your questions, and play an excerpt from Jon F.’s new podcast, The Wilderness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2018
“Hot takes on ICE.”
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Republicans try to hide the fact that Trump will nominate a justice who will overturn Roe v. Wade, and more Democrats join calls to abolish ICE. Then we interview people at Saturday’s Families Belong Together march in Los Angeles, including Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Eric Garcetti, DeRay Mckesson and activist Ady Barkan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2018
“Fight like hell.”
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retires, Trump and McConnell look to fill the seat before the midterms, and Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins a major upset in the New York primary. Then Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Supreme Court fight and her recent trip to a detention center on the border.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2018
“Stephen Miller went to Duke.” (LIVE from Durham!)
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The political fallout from Trump’s immigration policy intensifies, and the midterm campaign heats up. Governor Roy Cooper and Rev. Dr. William Barber II join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Symone on stage in Durham, North Carolina.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
“I vote. Do u?” (LIVE from Nashville)
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Trump has no plan to reunite the children he separated from their parents, Republicans in Congress struggle to pass an immigration bill, and Democrats announce a new plan to mobilize young people, Africans Americans, Latinos, and other voters who don’t always turn out for midterm elections. Then Stephanie Teatro talks to Dan and Symone Sanders about her work as the co-director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2018
“Sta-cey! Sta-cey! Sta-cey!” (LIVE from Atlanta)
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Trump partially reverses his family separation policy with an executive order that leads to more chaos and confusion, and Republicans take another run at repealing Obamacare and gutting Medicare. Then Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams talks to Tommy and Dan about her historic candidacy and how she plans to turn Georgia blue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2018
"Last call for democracy.”
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Trump hits a new low by tearing infants away from their parents at the border, and looks for new ways to obstruct justice as his campaign manager goes to jail. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold talks to Tommy about his reporting on the Trump Foundation. To learn what you can do to help fight the separation of families at our border, pitch in here: go.crooked.com/families Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2018
“Wild Wild GOP.”
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Ben Rhodes joins Jon and Tommy to talk about the aftermath of the North Korea summit, Trump’s family separation policy at the border, and why senior Republicans are calling their own party a cult. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
“Kim Jong Un is not your BFF.”
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Trump lashes out at our closest allies while kissing up to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Then, former Solicitor General Don Verrilli joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Trump Administration’s decision to stop defending the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions protections in court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
“Don’t tweet, vote.”
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Tuesday’s primaries point to the importance of Democratic turnout in November, Trump escalates his trade war, and Paul Ryan is briefly reunited with his spine. Then former White House senior advisor Ron Klain joins Jon and Dan to talk about Mitch McConnell’s success in packing the courts with Trumpy judges.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2018
“Immunity by congressional majority.”
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Trump and his legal team argue that the president is above the law, and voters say that health care and immigration are two of the most important issues in the very close 2018 midterms. Then, Rep. Luis Gutierrez calls from Puerto Rico to talk to Jon Favreau about the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
“The outrage election.”
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Roseanne’s racism reveals a reality about life in the Trump Era and the Republican midterm strategy, Trump is caught in a perpetual justice obstruction machine, and Democrats face real danger in the June 5th California primary. Then John Legend talks to Tommy about the work he’s doing to call more attention to elections for local prosecutors around the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2018
“This is who we are.”
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Trump pretends a staffer doesn’t exist as his will-they-won’t-they drama with Kim continues, Customs and Border Patrol begins tearing away children from their parents at the border, and the trouble grows for Trump’s inner circle. Erin Ryan joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy on stage at Boston Calling, and then our interview at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute with Senator Elizabeth Warren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2018
“A wicked clutch election.” (LIVE from Boston!)
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Trump calls off the North Korea summit after Mike Pence was called a dummy, and the NFL restricts the right to free speech after threats from the president. Governor Deval Patrick and Ambassador Samantha Power join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Erin on stage at the Wang Theater in Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2018
"Live from Radio City!"
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Mueller racks up 75 criminal charges in one year, Trump tries to shut the investigation down, and the White House goes after Planned Parenthood. Then Seth Meyers, Questlove, and the New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Brittany Packnett, and Alyssa Mastromonaco on stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2018
“The Full Nixon.”
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Don Jr. met with a second set of foreign agents who offered help to the Trump campaign, Donald Trump orders an investigation into the investigation of himself, and new voter registration among young people and Democrats is on the rise. Then Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts joins Favs and Tommy to talk about the fight to end gun violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2018
“The Trump Investigation.”
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Trump hits a bump in the road on his way to the Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans try their hardest to make 2018 about immigrant gang members, and 700 Trump investigation stories break in one day. Then Jason Kander joins Jon and Dan to talk about the midterms and the new season of Majority 54, and Inimai Chettiar of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the prison reform bill moving through Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2018
“Two maniacs and a bucket of chicken.”
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Trump sends a couple of bigoted pastors to the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem, prepares for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, and stands by a White House staffer who joked about John McCain’s brain cancer. Then Michael Avenatti talks to Jon Favreau about his view that Michael Cohen will get indicted and flip on President Trump.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 15, 2018
“Essential Bribery, LLC.”
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Michael Cohen’s shell company is a revealed to be a massive corruption scheme that involves Donald Trump’s mistresses, Russian oligarchs, and big corporations looking for presidential access. Then CNN’s Harry Enten talks with Jon and Dan about the midterms, Democrats’ chances, and the state of polling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2018
“All the President’s goons.”
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Rudy gives an encore performance, Trump loves paying in (Russian?) cash, the Democrats try to break through the noise, Gina Haspel almost withdraws, and Eric Schneiderman is revealed as an abuser. Then actor and activist Yara Shahidi talks to Jon F and Tommy about her “Eighteenx18” initiative to register young people to vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 08, 2018
“Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!”
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Rudy Giuliani potentially incriminates Donald Trump during his first television appearance as the President's new lawyer, Mueller has many questions about crimes of collusion, and Marco Rubio and Tom Price cut a few very effective ads for Democratic campaigns. Then Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow joins Tommy Vietor to talk about his new book, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2018
“Zombie Correspondents’ Dinner.”
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Michelle Wolf destroys democracy with jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and Trump moves closer to withdrawing from the Iran deal. Then CNN’s Jake Tapper joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about politics, the press, Trump, and his new book, The Hellfire Club. And DeRay Mckesson calls in to talk about Seattle’s move to abolish marijuana convictions, and the brand new season of Pod Save the People.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 01, 2018
“It’s your Justice Department!"
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Trump calls into his favorite program, Ronny Jackson withdraws, Mulvaney says the quiet part out loud, Kanye tweets, and Democrats find hope in a special election loss. Then Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema joins Jon and Dan to talk about her Senate race and her approach to politics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2018
“Netflix and Macron.”
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Trump hosts a state dinner for French President/bestie Emmanuel Macron, Democrats hope for an upset in an Arizona special election, and the California primaries are too crowded. Then Arizona teacher Kelley Fisher talks to Lovett about her role in organizing the teacher walkout this week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 24, 2018
“Shamelessness is all the rage.”
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Trump’s own lawyer compares him to a mob boss, McConnell helps open the door for Trump to fire Mueller, Beto O’Rourke closes in on Ted Cruz, and Mike Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un. Then activist Ady Barkan joins Jon and Dan to talk about the special election in Arizona and his new project, beaherofund.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2018
“Not a scrupulous individual.”
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Comey renders his judgment on everyone, Cohen has a rough day in court, Hannity is Client #3, and Trump launches airstrikes. Then The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson talks to Jon about his piece, “The End Stage of the Trump Presidency.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 17, 2018
“Exquisite presidential leadership.”
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Speaker of the House/Dan’s Favorite Politician Paul Ryan announces his retirement, Donald Trump has a televised meltdown over Mueller, and the Republican media goes all in on a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Then Stoneman Douglas students Delaney Tarr and Diego Pfeiffer talk to Dan and Tommy about the next steps in their efforts to prevent gun violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2018
“Xi likes me!” (LIVE from Orlando)
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Trump tries Twitter diplomacy with China and Syria, and Florida Democrats have a chance to help flip Congress. Then Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa on stage in Orlando to talk about gun control, immigration, and the 2018 midterms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2018
“Gang of Foxes.”
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Mueller’s writing a summer blockbuster, Fox and Friends is making immigration policy, and Scott Pruitt is late for dinner. Then the Rev. Demetrius Jifunza of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage in Clearwater, Florida to talk about voting rights and second chances. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2018
“Hold for Lou Dobbs.”
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Trump has a Twitter meltdown over immigration after a MAGA revolt over the wall, Sinclair Broadcast Group forces local news anchors to read their propaganda, and White House corruption becomes a campaign issue for Democrats. Then Sacramento activist Berry Accius talks to Tommy about the protests over the shooting of Stephon Clark, and Ana Marie Cox joins the pod to talk about the 2nd season of With Friends Like These. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 03, 2018
“Choose your own obstruction.”
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The Parkland students enrage right-wing pundits, Trump’s legal problems get worse, the Department of Veterans Affairs gets a new boss, and the Census gets a new question. Then Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, joins Jon and Dan to talk about her new book “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter To The Women Who Will Run The World.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2018
“Smartass.”
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Vice President Joe Biden sits down with Jon, Jon, and Tommy at his office in Washington, DC to talk about Donald Trump, John Bolton, partisanship, the economy, and the Biden Cancer Initiative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2018
"It has to be the kids."
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Trump becomes even more unhinged, and makes warmonger John Bolton his national security advisor. Then Jon, Jon and Tommy attend the March for Our Lives in D.C. and meet students, teachers, and families from around the country who want to stop gun violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2018
“Grift while you can.”
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Trump congratulates Putin on an election well-rigged, loses his head lawyer, and Congress does nothing to protect Mueller while the corruption scandals keep coming. Then Senator Mark Warner joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Mueller investigation, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and his thoughts on the banking bill.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2018
“Witch hunt!”
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Trump begins publicly attacking Robert Mueller, only a few Republicans in Congress speak out, and Trump data firm Cambridge Analytica harvests data from 50 million Facebook profiles. Then Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg and Jackie Corin talk to Tommy and Jon about the upcoming March for Our Lives and their efforts to prevent gun violence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2018
"Taking the gavel from Paul Ryan's hand."
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Democrats win another special election, Republicans flail around for a response, and Trump sends Tillerson to the Rexit in a major shakeup of the national security team. Then Lovett and Tommy talk to Senator Elizabeth Warren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2018
“Trump’s message of hope and inclusion.” (LIVE from Dallas)
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House Republicans end their Russia investigation, Trump sides with the NRA on gun control, Conor Lamb eyes an upset in Pennsylvania, and Democrats look for the missing Obama voters. Then Texas State House candidate Julie Johnson joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany live on stage in Dallas, Texas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 13, 2018
“Beto days to come.” (LIVE from Austin)
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America sends its best negotiator to denuclearize a dictator, and Democrats craft an economic message for 2018. Then Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany on stage live at Austin City Limits.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2018
“Give Ruth a break.” (LIVE from Houston)
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Trump accepts Kim Jong Un’s invite to a Madman vs Madman summit, Mueller has a new witness, and Democrats look to turn Texas blue. Former Houston Texan Arian Foster joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Brittany Packnett on stage live in Houston, Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2018
“President for life.”
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White House staffers are concerned about Trump’s stability but only on background, Trump escalates the world’s first Twitter-based trade war, West Virginia’s teachers have had enough, and Conor Lamb has a chance in a deep red Pennsylvania district. Then former Obama Ethics Czar Norm Eisen talks about the corruption roiling Trump’s White House, and Ira Madison joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy in studio to talk about the Oscars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2018
“The Committee to Defraud America.”
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Hope Hicks is out, Jared Kushner is in trouble, Jeff Sessions is beleaguered, and Donald Trump is so angry he just might…implement tariffs on steel and support gun control measures? Then the Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand talks to Tommy about the latest in the Mueller investigation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2018
“MAGA hats and perjury traps.”
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The Stoneman Douglas students start to move the needle on gun control, the Schiff memo obliterates the Nunes memo, Trump’s lawyers are worried he’ll lie to Mueller, and Democrats have a few primary problems. Then Ana Marie Cox joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about what she saw and heard at CPAC.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2018
“We call BS.”
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In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, a new student movement is born, the Republican/NRA conspiracy nuts go crazy, and Republican politicians start feeling the pressure. Then Jon and Tommy talk to comedian Billy Eichner about Glam Up the Midterms, his new effort to register young voters.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2018
“Hold my putter.”
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The Department of Justice indicts 13 Russian nationals who conducted information warfare against the United States, Mueller’s charges offer hints about his next move, Trump reacts on Twitter with his characteristic subtlety and cool, and the students of Stoneham Douglas lead a movement to stop mass shootings. Then Lovett talks to New York Times writer Zeynep Tufekci about Facebook’s role in the Russia indictments and whether mass shootings are contagious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2018
“Beat the NRA.”
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The NRA and GOP vow to do nothing about America’s 18th school shooting in 35 days, Trump and Republican leaders reject a bipartisan agreement to protect the dreamers, and the Administration is filled with corrupt goons who screw taxpayers and jeopardize national security. Jon and Dan cover another banner day in the Trump Era, and then talk to immigration activist Marisa Franco about how she helped defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and what we can do to change the politics of immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2018
“The worst Cirque du Soleil ever.” (LIVE from Las Vegas)
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The Trump White House extends the domestic abuse scandal for a fifth day, Republicans fret about staying on their tax message, and Democrats start to fight back. Then Congresswoman Jacky Rosen joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan to talk about Nevada politics and the 2018 election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2018
“A government eclipse.” (LIVE from Denver)
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Paul Ryan needs Democratic votes to keep the government open, and the Democrats can’t decide whether to demand a vote on dreamers. The White House covers up a senior aide’s domestic abuse allegations, and Pennsylvania may be headed towards a constitutional crisis. Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Alyssa are joined by business owner and community activist Wanda James live on stage in Denver, Colorado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2018
“#ReleaseThePod” (LIVE from LA’s Dolby Theater)
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House Republicans give America its dumbest conspiracy yet. Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen join Jon, Jon, Tommy, Dan, and Erin for a night of politics, games, and musical performances at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2018
“An insult to banana republics.”
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Trump’s first State of the Union is long on words, low on energy, and short on policy. Jon and Dan break down the speech, the reaction, and all the Mueller Madness that followed with their guest, Ashley Parker of the Washington Post. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2018
“A human centipede of obstruction.”
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The media lowers the bar for Trump’s State of the Union, Democrats look for an economic message, and the Republican effort to shut down the Mueller investigation continues apace. Then DeRay McKesson joins to talk about restoring voting rights in Florida, and Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz sits down with Jon and Tommy to talk immigration and 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2018
“Paul Ryan’s shit sandwich.”
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Democrats plot their next move on immigration after the shutdown, Mueller closes in on Trump, and Republicans go full whack job in pushing their latest Deep State conspiracy. Then Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego joins Jon and Dan to talk immigration, shutdowns, and how Democrats should campaign in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2018
“Have fun at Davos!”
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The Shithole Shutdown ends as McConnell promises a vote on a bill to protect the DREAMers, and Democrats vote for another short-term funding bill. Then medical student and immigration activist New Latthivongskorn joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss the challenges he’s faced as an undocumented American. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2018
“The shithole shutdown.”
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Trump and the Trumpiest Republicans oppose a bipartisan deal that would pass the Senate, protect the DREAMers, and keep the government open. Then Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, and Greg Barker talk to Tommy about The Final Year, a new documentary that focuses on Obama’s foreign policy in 2016.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2018
“Our American Apology Tour.”
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Trump reveals the racism at the heart of his immigration policy, cancels a trip to London to avoid protests, and buys a porn star’s silence. Pod Tours the World wraps up with a live show in London where Jon, Jon, and Tommy breakdown a shithole of a week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2018
“Mr. President, don’t you mean the opposite?”
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Trump gets rave reviews for not being senile in a meeting, Bannon goes down in flames, and Oprah makes everyone lose their minds. Dr. Catherine Thorlieffson joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy on stage in Oslo, Norway to talk about the rise of right-wing extremism, and Jan Stromnes of Halden Prison discusses criminal justice reform.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2018
“Stockholm Syndrome.”
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The President assures the country of his mental stability, Mueller hones in on obstruction while Republicans in Congress try to undermine him, and the Democrats plot their strategy to protect the DREAMers. Jon, Jon, and Tommy do the pod live from Stockholm, Sweden.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2018
“Cons and clowns.”
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Trump kicks off 2018 with a series of deranged and dangerous tweets, and then has an ugly break-up with Steve Bannon. Then Seth Myers joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about hosting the Golden Globes and comedy in the Trump Era.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2018
“Weird year.”
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The guys look back on 2017 and the setbacks, surprising victories, lessons, frustrations and inspiring moments that defined a tough year. Also a few arguments over barking dogs. It’s the New Year’s Cuckin’ Eve clip show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2017
“We’re saying Pod Save America again.”
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A very special Christmas mailbag with Jon, Jon, and Tommy to wrap up 2017 and look ahead to 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 26, 2017
“Keep your heads up.”
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Republicans celebrate passing the least popular piece of legislation in modern history, and Democrats plot their strategy to protect DREAMers and the Children’s Health Insurance Program while funding the government. Then Senator Dick Durbin joins Jon and Dan to talk shutdown strategy, and Rep. Adam Schiff discusses the Republican effort to shutdown the House investigation into Russian interference.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2017
“The perpetual bullshit machine.”
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Trump and his state-run media conspire to undermine a federal investigation, Republicans in Congress enrich themselves with their tax plan, and Democrats have to decide what they’re willing to fight for. Then Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the new political reality of the South, and activist Ady Barkan talks about his plane encounter with Senator Jeff Flake.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2017
“How to Dougie.”
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Alabama gives America hope, and Democrats a path to power. Senator-elect Doug Jones talks with Jon and Dan about his improbable victory over Roy Moore and whether he should be seated before the tax vote, and Senator Cory Booker joins to discuss the results in Alabama and the fight over funding CHIP and protecting the DREAMers from deportation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2017
“It’s like Medieval Times every night!”
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The Alabama special election comes down to who gets more votes, Trump and his propagandists continue to delegitimize the press, and there’s too much Diet Coke being consumed in the White House. Then the Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to discuss Putin’s long game, and DeRay Mckesson talks about the latest incident of police violence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2017
“A bottomless pit of bad faith.”
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Franken resigns, Moore keeps running with the GOP’s support so they can get their tax cut, and Trump recognizes Jerusalem to give Jared a win. Then Jesse Williams talks to Jon and Ira Madison about activism, politics, and Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2017
“Donald Trump is Deep Throat.” (LIVE from Oakland)
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Trump hides his crimes in plain sight, Republicans embrace a child molester, and Democrats have the upper-hand in the shutdown fight. Recode’s Kara Swisher, immigration activists Katharine Gin and Eli Oh, Erin Ryan, and Tim Miller join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live in Oakland.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 05, 2017
“Our lawyer wrote this title.” (LIVE from Sacramento)
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Trump tweets about his crimes, and Republicans pass a tax bill that will define the 2018 elections. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and Erin Gloria Ryan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Sacramento, California.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2017
“Legislative looting.”
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Republicans do whatever it takes to pass their Donor Relief Act, and Trump reminds us why he’s unstable and unfit to hold office. Then White House photographer Pete Souza joins Jon and Dan in studio to talk about his bestselling new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, and Ana Marie Cox calls in to discuss the latest sexual assault revelations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2017
“Have some crullers, bureaucrats.”
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Republicans don’t yet have the votes to jam through their Donor Relief Act, Trump goes all-in for Moore, Conyers steps down from Judiciary, Tillerson guts State, and Mulvaney appoints himself consumer watchdog. Then Senator Elizabeth Warren talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Cass Sunstein joins to talk about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2017
“Happy Podsgiving.”
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In the first annual Pod Save America Thanksgiving mailbag, Jon and Dan answer questions about #MeToo, Doug Jones, net neutrality, how they got into politics, how to argue with relatives, and what they’re thankful for. Then Run For Something co-founder Amanda Litman joins to talk about the thousands of young Americans who’ve decided to run for office for the very first time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2017
“The Donor Relief Act of 2017.”
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Republicans jam the second most unpopular piece of legislation in history through the House, Doug Jones could transform Washington with a victory over Roy Moore, and Trump’s FCC votes to help Trump-friendly media consolidate power. Senator Claire McCaskill joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk bout the tax bill, her Senate race, Al Franken, and Bill Clinton. Then DeRay joins to talk about student loan penalties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2017
"Say what it takes to heal a culture."
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Dan, Tommy and Lovett discuss the allegations against Senator Franken, the Republicans trying to use tax reform to take health care from people, and the latest in the ever expanding Roy Moore scandal. Favreau is out of town, so Dan talks one-on-one with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Plus, Tommy has a new puppy!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2017
“Watch out for falling Keurigs.”
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Republicans are divided over whether to support an alleged child molester for the U.S. Senate, Trump gets cranky at the end of his foreign trip, and Congress plows ahead on their plan to cut taxes for the rich and raise them for the middle class. Then Dan Rather joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about Trump and the media, and DeRay calls in to discuss Republican judicial appointments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2017
“A good day.”
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Democrats have the best Election Night in five years, dominating races up and down the ballot in a decisive rejection of Trump and Trumpism. Then Jon and Dan talk to Jason Kander about his new Crooked Media podcast, Majority 54, while DeRay and Tommy interview Philadelphia activists Johndai Harrell and Nicole Porter about criminal justice reform and re-entry programs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2017
"Don't Hiss. Vote." (LIVE from Richmond)
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The Virginia race, the DNC and Brazile-gate, and the possibility of a shutdown for Dreamers. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Richmond, Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2017
“Your tweets are not enough.” (LIVE from DC)
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Trump vs. the Law, reforming the DNC, and the race in Virginia. Rep. Keith Ellison, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Alyssa Mastromonaco join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from the Swamp.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2017
“The fog of bullshit.” (LIVE from Philadelphia)
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Trump blames Schumer and the courts for terrorism, Republicans propose trillions in tax cuts for the rich, and Facebook testifies before Congress. DeRay McKesson, Brittany Packnett, and Pennsylvania Congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage in Philly.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2017
"Indictments!"
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Trump’s former campaign chairman is indicted for money laundering, his former foreign policy advisor pleads guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian nationals, and the race in Virginia tightens in the homestretch. Former Department of Justice communications director Matt Miller joins Jon, Jon, and Tommy to talk about the Mueller investigation, and Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr talks to Dan Pfeiffer about sports and politics in the Trump Era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2017
“Another cuck bites the dust.”
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Corker and Flake take on Trump, Wall Street wins in the Senate, and Clinton conspiracies are back. Then New Jersey gubenatorial candidate Phil Murphy talks to Jon about what’s at stake in his race, and Crooked contributor Tim Miller takes Jon and Dan back to the Cuck Zone.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2017
“Republicans have an O’Reilly problem.”
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Congress wants answers on Niger, Fox News defends O’Reilly, and Trump pushes a $6 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. Then Alabama Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones talks to Jon, Jon, and Tommy about his race against Roy Moore, and DeRay McKesson joins to discuss his conversation about the EPA with Christine Todd Whitman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2017
“The strategic sense of a rabid raccoon.”
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Trump botches the human act of calling grieving families and rejects a bipartisan deal to improve the Affordable Care Act. Then Jon and Dan talk to Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker about the race between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about #MeToo and the Trump Administration’s legal push to force an undocumented immigrant to give birth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2017
“No blood for ego.”
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Democrats look to stop ACA sabotage with a shutdown fight, and Ben Rhodes joins to talk about Trump’s Iran Deal sabotage. Then Preet Bharara joins to talk about Mueller’s investigation, and DeRay Mckesson talks about the NAACP’s Census lawsuit and how DeAndre Harris was charged with a crime after white nationalist beat him in Charlottesville.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2017
“A feckless despot.”
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Trump continues to sabotage Obamacare, threatens to pull media licenses, threatens the NFL’s tax exemption, wishes for more nuclear weapons, and yells that he hates everyone in the White House. Then Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow talks to Ana and Dan in Ann Arbor, and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Ana and Jon.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2017