The Lincoln Project

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steve hck
 Jan 17, 2021
Really heiped me cope with the election. Great podcast!

terry dumas
 Dec 25, 2020


 Dec 3, 2020

Pam Stanley
 Nov 3, 2020
Thank you! Your podcast is crazy good, and your Project WILL save democracy in the USA. In addition, you are teaching tomorrow's Republicans how to effectively and respectfully be conservative politicians without being obnoxious and self centered.

*****
 Oct 31, 2020
So informative! It makes me realize there are actually capable people out there trying to make sure this horrid sociopath doesn't get re-elected! My heartfelt thanks to The Lincoln Project 💓

Description

American politics is in crisis. Together, the founders of The Lincoln Project have spent over 200 years electing Republicans. But now, they’ve sparked a nationwide movement with a singular mission: To defeat Donald Trump and Trumpism. Ron Steslow hosts fellow political experts Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, George Conway, Steve Schmidt, Mike Madrid, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver, and more as they defy their party and reveal how Trump will be defeated, discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 election, and share the stories of voters all across America who are putting country over party.

Episode Date
Reconnaissance Tours, The PGA Snubs Trump, and Trump’s Second Impeachment—The Weekly Roundup
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Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) and Susan Del Percio (@DelPercioS) join Host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the accusation that a member of congress provided reconnaissance tours to rioters before the attack, Trump’s ban from social media platforms, the PGA’s decision to drop Trump’s course from the calendar, and Donald Trump’s second impeachment. 
Jan 19, 2021
Trump vs Democracy Revisited: Anne Applebaum on Authoritarianism
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After the violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol at the direction of the president last week, we decided to resurface a conversation from August between host Ron Steslow and Anne Applebaum about her book, Twilight of Democracy, and the warning signs of authoritarianism we were witnessing.
Jan 15, 2021
Trump’s Capitol Siege, His Desperate Phone Call, and Two (More) Wins in Georgia—The Weekly Roundup
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Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike), Lucy Caldwell (@lucymcaldwell), and Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) join host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) to discuss the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by Trump loyalists, Donald Trump’s unhinged phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s wins in the Georgia Senate Runoff elections.
Jan 09, 2021
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 3
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Emergency room physicians Natasha Kathuria (@natashakathuriamd on Instagram) and Dan Barkhuff (@DBarkhuff on Twitter) return to the podcast to talk to Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow on Twitter) about their experiences fighting COVID-19, the new vaccines, and the continued impact of the pandemic.
Jan 06, 2021
Another Election Lawsuit, Electoral College Challenge, and New Year’s Resolutions—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with Jennifer Horn, Mike Madrid, and Susan Del Percio to discuss the Texas congressman who is suing Mike Pence to steal an election, the U.S. Senator from Missouri who announced he will challenge electoral college votes, the importance of the Georgia Runoffs, and New Year’s resolutions for the United States.
Jan 01, 2021
The Russian Hacks with Tom Nichols
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Host Ron Steslow (@RonSteslow) sits down with Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom), a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School, to discuss Russia’s recent hacks of U.S. Federal Agencies, Trump’s relationship with Putin, what the Biden administration will need to do to clean up the damage and secure systems, and the potential dangers of Donald Trump having access to classified intelligence after he leaves office.
Dec 24, 2020
Bill Barr Bails, Mitchell leaves the Republican Party, and McConnell’s Desperate Plea—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with Jennifer Horn, Susan Del Percio, and Mike Madrid to discuss the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr, the retiring Michigan congressman—Paul Mitchell—who left the Republican Party, and Mitch McConnell begging Republican Senators not to challenge the election results.
Dec 18, 2020
The Lame Duck DOD Shakeup with Malcolm Nance
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with Malcolm Nance, a counter-terrorism expert, New York Times bestselling author, and Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy to discuss the recent staffing changes at the Department of Defense, how the newly installed Trump loyalists could impact defense strategy, and how the Biden administration must respond to recent policy changes made by Trump.
Dec 16, 2020
Even More Trump Court Losses, and Trump's Whiff on Additional COVID Vaccine Doses—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with George Conway and Jennifer Horn to discuss the top news of the week: The U.S. Supreme Court declining a request to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania, the Texas Attorney General trying to throw out 10 million votes in four other states, and the New York Times reporting that the Trump administration declined to purchase additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Dec 11, 2020
Explained: The Electoral College
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With the Electoral College scheduled to meet next week, host Ron Steslow explains how the electoral college developed, the way it functions, what “faithless” electors are whether they could impact the election, and a push to reform the Electoral College.
Dec 08, 2020
Trump’s Unhinged Fraud Claims, The Trump Grift, and Shady Stock Trading—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow talks to Mike Madrid, Susan Del Percio, and Tharon Johnson about the top stories of the week: Trump’s continued attempts to steal the presidential election, the RNC’s planned “victory” rally in Georgia, the Trump campaign’s post-election grift, and the shady stock trading of Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Dec 04, 2020
Explained: How a Candidate Officially Becomes the President
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With several critical dates approaching, host Ron Steslow briefly walks listeners through the process for how a candidate becomes the President of the United States. He explains the procedure for counting and certifying votes on the local and state levels, voting in the electoral college, and certifying the electoral votes in congress.
Dec 02, 2020
Explained: The Republican National Committee
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder and former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party Jennifer Horn and former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele to discuss the the role of political parties in American politics, how the Republican Party is structured, and what the Trump influence over the RNC could mean for the party and the country.
Nov 30, 2020
The Flynn Pardon, The Trump Legal Team Failure, and the Biden National Security Team—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders George Conway and Jennifer Horn, and Lincoln Project senior advisor John Sipher to discuss the top news stories of the week: Trump’s pardoning of Michael Flynn, the Trump legal team’s failures to win court cases, the announcement of Biden’s top national security team, and the latest spike in COVID-19 cases.
Nov 27, 2020
The Mailbag
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In our first mailbag episode host Ron Steslow and fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Mike Madrid and Jennifer Horn answer your questions.
Nov 24, 2020
Trump’s Attempted Coup, Lindsey’s Election Interference, and Covid-19—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid and Lincoln Project senior advisor Susan Del Percio to discuss Donald Trump’s attempted coup, Lindsey Graham’s attempts to interfere in another state’s election process, the rising number of covid-19 deaths, and the ousting of the country’s top election security official.
Nov 21, 2020
Explained: Georgia Senate Runoffs
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with Mike Madrid and Stuart Stevens to break down the Georgia runoff elections will work, why runoffs usually favor Republicans, and what it’s going to take for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to win their races.
Nov 18, 2020
Undermining Democracy, Delaying Transition, and Purges at DOD and the NSA—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to Rick Wilson, John Sipher, and Jennifer Horn about Trump’s attempts to undermine the election, the delayed Biden transition, and why the staffing changes at the Pentagon and National Security Agency are concerning.
Nov 13, 2020
Explained: The Election
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Mike Madrid to discuss what allowed Joe Biden to win the Presidential Election and why Senate elections broke the way they did.
Nov 11, 2020
What's Next
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Host Ron Steslow and fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen discuss what’s next for the Lincoln Project now that Trump has been defeated and Joe Biden is the President Elect of the United States of America.
Nov 09, 2020
Counting Votes, Trump’s Election Meltdown, and Rising Covid-19 Rates—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Rick Wilson to discuss the state of vote counting in the Presidential election, Donald Trump’s attempts to undermine vote counting and steal the election and the highest single day increase in coronavirus cases.
Nov 06, 2020
Election Night w. The Lincoln Project
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow takes you into Election Night with the Lincoln Project. He sits down with Lincoln Project co-founders, advisors, and staff throughout the night to update you on what happened, how it might impact the election, and how we were feeling throughout the night.
Nov 04, 2020
State of the Vote: The Whole Enchilada
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In our last State of the Vote episode before Election Day, host Ron Steslow talks to fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid about the state of the national political map, the record early vote turnout across the country, and why Republican efforts to decrease voter participation are not moral or sustainable.
Nov 02, 2020
The West Wing's 2nd Wave, Trump’s 60 Minutes Walkout, and “Getting your husbands back to work”—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti to discuss this week’s top stories: the Trump administration’s failed coronavirus response, Jared Kushner’s claim that Trump was “taking the country back from the doctors,” Trump’s 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, the Trump campaign abandoning rallygoers, Trump telling women he’s getting their husbands back to work, and Jared Kushner’s disparaging comments about Black Americans.
Oct 30, 2020
Gen. Michael Hayden and John Sipher on the Trump National Security Risk
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden and John Sipher, a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and co-founder of Spycraft Entertainment, about why national security experts are speaking out against Donald Trump, what the president’s ties to Russia mean for America’s security, why they’re concerned about the use of militarized force in domestic policing, and how voters should think about security risks as they cast their ballots.
Oct 28, 2020
State of the Vote: 8 Days Until Election Day & How Georgia Could Tip The Scale
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and political director Zack Czajkowski to discuss the national political map and the state of the vote in Georgia as we head into the last week of this election.
Oct 26, 2020
Donald Trump’s Last Debate Ever
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Rick Wilson to break down the final debate in this presidential election.
Oct 24, 2020
Explained: The Presidential Transfer of Power
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt to discuss the history of presidential transitions dating back to 1797, why the presidential concession is a corner stone of American democracy, and why the results of the election must be honored in this election.
Oct 21, 2020
State of the Vote: Iowa is in Play
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Host Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid to talk about the electoral map across the country, illegal ballot boxes in California, and why Iowa is in play for the presidential and senate races.
Oct 19, 2020
Crazy Uncle in Chief and the SCOTUS Nomination Hearings—The Weekly Roundup
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Ron Steslow sits down with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Steve Schmidt to discuss the Trump and Biden town halls and the Supreme Court Nomination hearings.
Oct 17, 2020
Carly Fiorina on Trump’s Failure of Leadership
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with former Republican candidate for President Carly Fiorina to talk about the importance of character in leadership. They discuss why she for Donald Trump in 2016, her support for impeachment, and why she has now endorsed Joe Biden for President—because of her principles, not despite them. You can find more information about Carly and her work at CarlyFiorina.com
Oct 14, 2020
State of the Vote: Why Texas is a Toss-up
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Former U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke about the state of the vote around the country and why Joe Biden might be the first Democratic Presidential Candidate to win Texas since 1976.
Oct 12, 2020
The VP Debate and the Superspreader in Chief—Weekly Roundup
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Sarah Lenti, Susan Del Percio, and Mike Madrid join host Ron Steslow to break down the Vice Presidential Debate and Donald Trump becoming a coronavirus superspreader.
Oct 09, 2020
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 2
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In the second episode of a two-part series, host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to emergency room physicians Dan Barkhuff, Natasha Kathuria, and Murtaza Akhter about how the polarization around the pandemic affects medical care and how minority communities are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.
Oct 08, 2020
The Hidden Battle Against COVID-19—Part 1
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In the first episode of a two-part series, host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to emergency room physicians Dan Barkhuff, Natasha Kathuria, and Murtaza Akhter about their experiences fighting the coronavirus on the ground.
Oct 07, 2020
State of the Vote: The Battle for the Sunshine State
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to his fellow co-founders Mike Madrid and Rick Wilson about the current state of the vote across the country and how the election is shaping up in Florida.
Oct 05, 2020
The Worst Presidential Debate—Weekly Round Up
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founders Reed Galen and Steve Schmidt, and Lincoln Project senior advisor Tara Setmayer to break down the key moments from the first presidential debate.
Oct 02, 2020
The World’s Most Dangerous Man
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Mary Trump joins host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow to talk about how Donald Trump’s lies and bullying impact the American people and her new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
Sep 30, 2020
State of the Vote: Arizona and Trump’s New Running Mate
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Lucy Caldwell, political strategist and former Senior Political Advisor for the Goldwater Institute, about the current state of the vote across the country and how a Cindy McCain endorsement could impact the race in Arizona
Sep 28, 2020
The Notorious RBG and the Presidential Transfer of Power—The Weekly Roundup
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Our host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to co-founder Reed Galen, Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti, and Orin Kerr, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law about the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legacy, and the impact a Supreme Court vacancy may have on the Presidential Election. They also discuss Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the Election. 
Sep 25, 2020
Agents of Chaos: Russian Election Interference in 2016 and Now
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to renowned documentarian Alex Gibney and cyber conflict researcher Camille François about how Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election and what Russia is doing right now to influence the outcome of this election. Gibney directed the two-part documentary Agents of Chaos which premieres on HBO and HBO MAX on September 23 and 24 at 9 PM ET.
Sep 23, 2020
State of the Vote: The ‘Hope Gap’ in the Rust Belt
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid about how the vote is shaping up in this election and what to watch for in Pennsylvania and other Rust Belt states that started distributing ballots last week. 
Sep 21, 2020
Woodward Tapes, America’s Global Decline, and Voter Access—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to Reed Galen, Susan Del Percio, and Sarah Lenti on this week’s roundup. They discuss the most recent tapes of Donald Trump’s conversations with Bob Woodward, how the global opinion of the United States has plummeted under Donald Trump, and two victories for ballot access this week.
Sep 18, 2020
Explained: Why We Need to Win the Senate
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In our latest Explained episode, host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founder Rick Wilson to break down how Trumpism has taken hold in the Republican-controlled Senate and why we need to elect patriots to protect our democracy.
Sep 16, 2020
State of the Vote: The Kickoff
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In our first State of the Vote Episode, our host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow talks to fellow co-founder Mike Madrid and Lincoln Project Political Director Zack Czajkowski about how the 2020 election is underway. They discuss the state of the electoral map across the country and the early results we’re seeing as voters in North Carolina mail in their ballots.
Sep 14, 2020
Trump's Worst Lie Yet—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founders Jennifer Horn and Mike Madrid to weigh in on the stunning revelations in Bob Woodward's new book: that Trump knew the coronavirus was deadly in February and lied to the American people.
Sep 12, 2020
The Rise of Radicalism Under Donald Trump
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with fellow co-founder Steve Schmidt and senior advisor Stuart Stevens to break down how political polarization has evolved into radicalization and violence during Trump’s presidency.
Sep 10, 2020
Explained: Vote Counting & The Election Results Delay
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow co-founder Mike Madrid to break down how votes are counted, how the surge in mail-in ballots will impact when we know who wins the Presidential election and why this November may hold the three most critical weeks in American democracy.
Sep 07, 2020
The President We Need and The Attorney General Who Lies—The Weekly Roundup
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Our host Ron Steslow talks to Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Tara Setmayer about what Joe Biden’s calls to end violence and begin healing mean for the presidential election and Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments on racism in policing and election security during a recent CNN interview. 
Sep 04, 2020
Trump vs Democracy: Anne Applebaum on Authoritarianism
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Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer-prize winning historian and staff writer for The Atlantic, joins Lincoln Project co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss her new book Twilight of Democracy. They discuss why America isn’t immune to the lure of authoritarianism, how the warning signs are on display in the United States, and what voters can do to protect democracy. Anne’s book Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism is available now.
Sep 02, 2020
Land of Unrest
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Our host Ron Steslow talks to his fellow co-founders Mike Madrid and Reed Galen about how the recent violence in Wisconsin, Trump’s “law and order” strategy, and the wave of new polls just released following the conventions.
Aug 31, 2020
Republican National Convention - The Weekly Roundup
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Our host Ron Steslow asks Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, and Stuart Stevens to break down what voters need to know about the optics and substance of the Republican National Convention and Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.
Aug 28, 2020
Land of Heroes
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Host and Co-founder Ron Steslow asks retired Lt. Col. Fred Wellman, a Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and former Spokesman for General David Petraeus, to break down the hypocrisy of the third theme of the 2020 Republican National Convention: “The Land of Heroes.”
Aug 26, 2020
The Land of Promise and Opportunity
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks Lincoln Project senior advisor and CNN political commentator Tara Setmayer to break down the hypocrisy of the themes for the first two nights of the 2020 Republican National Convention: "The Land of Promise" and "The Land of Opportunity."
Aug 24, 2020
Biden’s Acceptance Speech, Election Interference, and Steve Bannon’s Indictment—The Weekly Roundup
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow brings in fellow co-founders Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, and Jennifer Horn to talk about the Democratic National Convention and Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, a bi-partisan report detailing how Russia worked with Trump’s campaign to influence the 2016 election, and Steve Bannon’s indictment. 
Aug 21, 2020
Why Beth Fukumoto Left Trump's GOP
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with Beth Fukumoto, the former House Minority Leader in Hawaii's State Legislature. They discuss why Beth decided to run for office as a Republican, why she felt compelled to speak out against Donald Trump, and why she left the Republican party. If you have advice or questions about the show you can email us at podcast@lincolnproject.us
Aug 20, 2020
Explained: Mail-in Voting
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In our first Explained episode, our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen to break down what you need to know and plan for before vote-by-mail in November. For more information about the rules in your state, visit LincolnProject.us/vote or your local elections website.
Aug 17, 2020
Kamala Harris, Election Forecasts, and Trump’s Attack on Social Security—The Weekly Roundup
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt, Jennifer Horn, and Rick Wilson to break down this week’s top stories: Joe Biden’s highly anticipated selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, why FiveThirtyEight.com is saying it’s too soon to count Trump out, and what Trump’s executive order pausing payroll taxes will mean for Social Security and Medicare.
Aug 14, 2020
Trump vs Military Members
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow talks to former Navy SEAL, Harvard Medical School graduate, and president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, Dan Barkhuff and Gold Star mom Judy Gentz whose son  Captain Joel Gentz was a combat rescue officer who died during a rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2010 about how Donald Trump’s words and actions have impacted the lives of military members and their families. 
Aug 12, 2020
‘It is What it is’, The Axios Interview, and Evictions—The Weekly Roundup
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen, Jennifer Horn, and Mike Madrid to break down Trump's interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. They also discuss the looming threat of evictions for millions of Americans and the electoral implications of such mass displacement.
Aug 07, 2020
It Was All A Lie: Stuart Stevens on How The Republican Party Became Donald Trump
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Our host and co-founder Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and legendary Republican media strategist Stuart Stevens to discuss his book, It Was All A Lie. They discuss Stuart’s thesis that Trump is not an aberration within the Republican party but rather the natural outcome of the last 50 years of its politics; how the party of Lincoln became a party of racial grievance; and how the Party’s focus on family values and fiscal conservatism has been disingenuous and often hypocritical for years.
Aug 04, 2020
Trump Tries to Move The Election and How You Can Vote—The Weekly Roundup
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Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Jennifer Horn join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss Trump’s threat to move the November election and what you need to know about how you cast your ballot in November whether it’s in person or by mail.
Jul 31, 2020
Trump vs Trump Voters - Rita's Story
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For the last few months, we’ve been gathering stories from voters across the country. Rita is the first of those voters to come on the show. In 2016, she voted for Donald Trump. Today,  she spoke to our host, Ron Steslow, about when she realized she couldn’t vote for him again in 2020, and why she’s doing everything she can to ensure Joe Biden gets elected in November. 
Jul 29, 2020
Trump’s Secret Police, Cognitive Test, and the ‘Best Mortality Rate’—The Weekly Roundup
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Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Mike Madrid, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to discuss this week’s stories: Federal Agents in Portland, Trump boasting about his cognitive test score, and Trump’s false claims about the coronavirus fatality rate. 
Jul 24, 2020
Trump vs. Conservative Women
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Host Ron Steslow has a wide ranging conversation with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn , Lincoln Project Senior Advisor and Honestly Speaking with Tara host Tara Setmayer, and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti about their perspectives on the Trump presidency, how they’ve been impacted by the administrations coronavirus response, why they see coronavirus as a right to life issue and why their conservative values have led them to put country over party and voting for Joe Biden in November. 
Jul 22, 2020
Rose Garden Rally, COVID-19 Response, and the Economy—The Weekly Roundup
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Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson, Reed Galen, and Steve Schmidt join fellow co-founder and host Ron Steslow to break down this week’s stories: Trump’s Rose Garden Rally, the administration's failed coronavirus response and how that has led to high unemployment and a stalled economy.
Jul 17, 2020
Is the President Above the Law?
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Host Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway to break down the two new Supreme Court decisions regarding the fate of Donald Trump — and the Trump corporation’s — tax returns and financial documents.
Jul 11, 2020
Mary Trump’s Book, Confederate Flag, and CDC’s recommendations for reopening schools—The Weekly Roundup
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Host and Lincoln Project co-founder Ron Steslow asks Rick Wilson and Reed Galen about this week’s top stories: Mary Trump’s forthcoming book, Donald Trump doubling down on his defense of the confederate flag, and Trump’s response to CDC guidelines for reopening schools.
Jul 10, 2020
Trump vs Jennifer Horn
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Host Ron Steslow talks with fellow Lincoln Project co-founder Jennifer Horn about her time as chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, why she helped create The Lincoln Project, why conservatives must vote against Donald Trump, what it’s like to be attacked by the President of the United States on Twitter, and her personal experience dealing with Trump’s failed coronavirus response.
Jul 08, 2020
Russian Bounties, Election Security, and COVID-19 Spikes—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen and Lincoln Project Executive Director Sarah Lenti. Together, they discuss: the Russian Bounties scandal, election security, and the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Jul 03, 2020
The Lincoln Project Effect
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Host Ron Steslow talks to Lincoln Project co-founder Mike Madrid about The Lincoln Project Effect. They discuss Trump’s weakness with the Republican base, especially among seniors, faith-based voters, and college-educated voters. They walk through a path to victory in the electoral college, how voter demographics are shifting across the country, how Latino voters will affect the presidential  election and how racial consciousness will impact how Republican’s vote in November. 
Jul 01, 2020
Barr’s obstruction, Trump’s Testing Slowdown, and Mail-In Voting—The Weekly Roundup
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Host Ron Steslow breaks down this week’s pressing stories with fellow Lincoln Project founders Jennifer Horn, George Conway, and Reed Galen. Together, they discuss: Attorney General Bill Barr’s attempted firing of a U.S. Attorney, Trump admitting he asked his staff to slow-down coronavirus testing, and Why Trump is rage tweeting about mail-in voting. 
Jun 26, 2020
End of the Reality Show Presidency
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Ron Steslow sits down with Lincoln Project co-founders and veteran political strategists Steve Schmidt and Reed Galen to discuss how the toxic culture of reality shows led to the Trump Presidency. They look back at America’s rise to become a global superpower, how Donald Trump has damaged America’s global reputation, and why Joe Biden can help us rebuild it.
Jun 25, 2020
Trump’s Tulsa Rally, Bolton on China, and COVID-19—The Weekly Roundup
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Ron Steslow asks fellow Lincoln Project founders to weigh in on this week’s pressing stories: their expectations for Trump’s Tusla rally, Bolton’s claim Trump asked China for help with re-election, and why rising COVID-19 cases show Trump’s national reopening plan hurts Americans. Check out The Lincoln Project’s Chyna Ad on Youtube
Jun 19, 2020
The Republican Party and Race with Tara Setmayer
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Ron Steslow sits down with former Republican communications director and Senior Advisor to The Lincoln Project, Tara Setmayer. This wide-ranging conversation touches on the history of the Republican Party’s relationship with race, what has changed from Lincoln to Trump, the reemergence of the confederate flag and our recent ad, “Flag of Treason,” Trump’s response to the George Floyd protests, all of which are happening on the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can hear more from Tara on her podcast, “Honestly Speaking with Tara Setmayer.
Jun 16, 2020
Trump vs George Conway
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Ron Steslow sits down with conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway for a deeper discussion about his involvement with, and change of heart toward, Donald Trump. Ron and George also discuss how the President’s psychological state is affecting the country, and the two looming Supreme Court cases dealing with Trump’s tax returns that are due to set an important legal precedent around presidential power.
Jun 10, 2020
Meet the Founders of The Lincoln Project
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Lifelong Republicans have broken ranks with their party to defeat Donald Trump. Ron Steslow sits down with his fellow founders at The Lincoln Project to share with listeners who they are, what The Lincoln Project means to them, and why this movement is resonating with so many people. 
Jun 08, 2020
The Lincoln Project Podcast Trailer
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American politics is in crisis. Together, the founders of The Lincoln Project have spent over 200 years electing Republicans. But now, they’ve sparked a nationwide movement with a singular mission: To defeat Donald Trump and Trumpism. Make sure to subscribe for updates! The Lincoln Project's new podcast is launching June 8th. 
May 23, 2020