The Lincoln Project

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 Sep 25, 2020

Tim from WI
 Sep 23, 2020
I'm a moderate democrat who appreciated the efforts and goals of the Lincoln Project. Like any marriage there must be compromise and willingness to work together. listening to the Lincoln Project provides me a different perspective. I yearn for yesterday when bipartisan was good and we worked together for the betterment of the USA.


 Sep 7, 2020

Doug
 Aug 24, 2020
Post DNC weekly wrap up episode very good.

David
 Aug 4, 2020
Great hosts and guests. One of my favorites was a voter who pointed out that trump and his followers are so much like a cult. It is sooo true! So many comparisons between trump, his followers, and other cults.

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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. 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
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 Reed Galen, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver 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