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Friday, 10.23.2020

How One Militia is Prepping for the Election

Chris Hill, founder a the pro-Trump Georgia Security Force 111% (pronounced “three percent”), discusses how his paramilitary group is preparing for the election results, whomever wins.

Chris Hill, founder a the pro-Trump Georgia Security Force 111% (pronounced “three percent”), discusses how his paramilitary group is preparing for the election results, whomever wins.
Friday, 10.23.2020
How One Militia is Prepping for the Election
Former FBI special agent Clint Watts explains how his fears about the election have shifted from Russian interference in 2016 to home-grown extremism in 2020.
Thursday, 10.22.2020
Barbarians at the Polls
Disinformation expert Clint Watts weighs in on the dubious origins of the latest attack on Joe and Hunter Biden.
Wednesday, 10.21.2020
The Biden-Ukraine Conspiracy
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson and Reed Galen discuss what they’ve learned about getting under the president’s skin
Thursday, 10.15.2020
The Art of Trolling Trump
Lincoln Project co-founders Rick Wilson and Reed Galen discuss using typically Republican tactics to aid Joe Biden.
Wednesday, 10.14.2020
Longtime GOP Strategists Take On Trump
The architect of Trump’s 2016 campaign delivers a baseless attack on mail-in voting and forecasts a post-election constitutional crisis.
Friday, 10.09.2020
Steve Bannon’s Dark Vision
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on the president’s apparent calculation that his new Supreme Court pick may help decide the election in his favor.
Thursday, 10.01.2020
Judicial Independence in the Age of Trump
Democratic activist and former Hillary Clinton adviser Brian Fallon on the argument for adding seats to the high court — and why Dems shouldn’t make it now.
Tuesday, 09.29.2020
The Case for Expanding SCOTUS
Pulitzer prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett discusses what we’ve learned about the virus’s transmission and why cases will go up as the temperature comes down.
Friday, 09.25.2020
“The Coming Plague” Author on the Coming Winter COVID Surge
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Laurie Garrett on how the administration’s polarizing politics are getting in the way of fighting the pandemic
Thursday, 09.24.2020
“The Coming Plague” Author on Trump’s War with Science Advisers
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discusses her recent viral moment.
Wednesday, 09.23.2020
Shark Week, Revisited
Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses concerns that a fall virus surge could decrease turnout in her key battleground state.
Tuesday, 09.22.2020
How COVID Could Impact Voting in Michigan
Ben Ginsberg, a lead attorney in the 2000 Florida recount, on why we should prepare for another delayed outcome this time around.
Thursday, 09.17.2020
Former Bush Campaign Lawyer Talks 2000 vs. 2020
Jennifer O’Malley Dillon worked for Gore on the 2000 Florida recount — and is bracing for a 2020 overtime that could be even more chaotic.
Wednesday, 09.16.2020
Biden Campaign Manager: We’re Ready for a Contested Election
The Wisconsin-based “Never Trumper” discusses why the president’s attacks on Biden aren’t landing in his state.
Thursday, 09.10.2020
Conservative Commentator Charlie Sykes: Midwestern Sensibility is Offended by Trump
The #NeverTrump Republican discusses his support of Joe Biden and why he thinks everyone is underestimating the Democratic nominee.
Wednesday, 09.09.2020
Conservative Commentator Charlie Sykes Talks Democrat “Bed-Wetting”
The civil rights leader discusses the moment that has been created by the intersection of the pandemic, anti-racism protests, and the upcoming election.
Wednesday, 09.02.2020
Rev. Sharpton: Lockdown Led Americans to Pay More Attention to Racial Injustice
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton discusses the president’s lack of response to the latest police shooting of an unarmed Black man: “It’s not in him to show that kind of decency.”
Monday, 08.31.2020
Rev. Al Sharpton: Trump is the Bull Connor of the 21st Century
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee offers her tips on responding to Donald Trump’s attacks.
Wednesday, 08.26.2020
Hillary Clinton’s Debate Advice for Biden
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee issues a stark warning about legal strategies Republicans will use to challenge results.
Monday, 08.24.2020
Hillary: “Biden Should Not Concede” If Election Is Close
The New Jersey senator discusses his expectations for the vice presidential debate this fall.
Wednesday, 08.19.2020
Cory Booker Talks Kamala Harris vs. Mike Pence
Biden Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield and Senior Adviser Anita Dunn discuss the virtual Democratic convention and weigh in on Trump’s efforts to counter-program it.
Tuesday, 08.18.2020
Top Biden Staff Discuss Unconventional Convention
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Wednesday, 08.12.2020
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Bruce Mehlman talks about how the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis could change Trump’s reelection odds.
Tuesday, 03.17.2020
GOP Strategist on Potential Political Impact of the Pandemic
David Plouffe previews his new book, “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump."
Wednesday, 03.11.2020
Obama’s Election Guru on What it Takes to Win
Biden’s National Press Secretary TJ Ducklo welcomes us into the “No Malarkey” zone.
Tuesday, 03.10.2020
The Art of a Campaign Slogan
Biden Senior Adviser Anita Dunn and Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield discuss their strategy for winning the nomination
Tuesday, 03.10.2020
Biden High Command on the Battle for Delegates
This is the man running for Lindsey Graham's Senate seat — he has some thoughts on how Biden and Bernie could affect his own race.
Monday, 03.02.2020
SC Dem Senate Candidate on Bernie vs. Biden
Tom Perez talks about the challenge of bringing together a divided Democratic party behind one presidential nominee.
Thursday, 02.27.2020
DNC Chair on Party Unity
Howard Wolfson explains the strategy behind Mike Bloomberg’s late entry into the presidential race.
Wednesday, 02.26.2020
Top Bloomberg Adviser Talks Super Tuesday Strategy
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