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Nov 18, 2020

61: Shane Harris & Chris Huttman 

As we get further from the election, it’s time for Biden to start putting together a cabinet.  Al and James take a look at how it might look and what to expect in the early days of a Biden-Harris administration before taking your questions.  Then they’re joined by Shane Harris, to talk about how President Trump could make the Snowden leaks pale by comparison to what he can sell or release, and Georgia expert Chris Huttman to give us insight into the fate of its Senate seats.  Will it go dark blue?


Learn More About This Week’s Panelists:

SHANE HARRIS
Twitter: @shaneharris

CHRIS HUTTMAN
Website: 20/20 Insight

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Nov 11, 2020

60: Ed Luce & Tom Edsall 

With Biden the presumptive President-Elect, James and Al take a moment to celebrate the win, despite wishing that the Democratic party had worked harder on its messaging.  They’re joined by Ed Luce of the Financial Times and Tom Edsall of the New York Times to discuss how the international order will change under a Biden Administration and whether the party can mend the growing schism between the work and moderate wings of the party.  Either way, it’s a whole new world...

Books From This Week’s Panelists:
ED LUCE

TOM EDSALL

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Nov 4, 2020

59: In Limbo: Paul Begala, Jill Abramson, Tara Setmayer & Cass Sunstein 

James and Al break down election law and court challenges with Cass Sunstein before being joined by an all star panel with Jill Abramson, Paul Begala, and Tara Setmayer to help us digest what we experienced on election day.  With no official call made, is it in the bag for Biden and McConnell?  It’s a whole new era.  Will we be stuck in the same battles of the last four years, or can we expect to build back bigger, bolder, and better in 2021? 

Books & Podcasts From This Week’s Panelists:
Jill Abramson

Paul Begala

Tara Setmayer

Cass Sunstein

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Oct 28, 2020

57: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer & Sen. Bob Casey 

James and Al are joined by two political giants from critical swing states - Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan - to discuss the situation on the ground with only a few days to go until the election.  
Which counties are make or break for Biden?  Will he be able to flip both states and expand the map?  And perhaps most importantly, when will we know either way?  
Listen and find out what the War Room predicts for November 3rd! 

Gov. Whitmer’s article ‘The Plot to Kidnap Me’ in The Atlantic

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Thursday 29 Oct at 7:00 ET - James and Al will be talking to David Shribman live at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Election 2020 Online Town Meeting.

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Oct 21, 2020

56: Sarah Silverman and Michael McDonald 

Sarah Silverman is excited about the Biden campaign, but worries that we are losing the cause of progress to our cultural divisions.
Meanwhile election day is only 2 weeks away, and over 41 million voters have already cast their ballots.  Michael McDonald of the United States Elections Project goes over how things look.  And so far, the early voting seems to indicate a groundbreaking year for Democrats, but in election season, anything can happen. 
Can we look forward to normalcy after November 3rd? 

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Oct 14, 2020

55: Dr. Richard Murray on Taking Texas and Fred Wertheimer on the Influence of Dark Money 

Fred Wertheimer discusses the role of cash in 2020 strategy and where it comes from.  After listening to them, do you think this is the year that the Democrats shock in the south?


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TIMELINE:
00:00 - Intro
03:00 - Liberty vs. Democracy
06:15 - The stain on Amy Coney Barrett
11:00 - Remembering Roberta McCain
15:15 - Taking Texas
17:00 - The real demographics
20:30 - An outstanding gerrymander
23:00 - The Texas Republican dilemma
27:30 - The most interesting county in the US
30:00 - Election bellwethers
36:45 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Money
40:00 - Unprecedented cash flow
44:30 - Shining a light on dark money
48:45 - The fight for the courts
55:30 - Listener Q&A


Oct 12, 2020

55: Kamala: Next In Line Promo 

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Kamala: Next in Line goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to represent California in the Senate and now the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard University, California to Washington DC, experience her story as it has never been told before. This is an intimate and immersive dive into who Kamala is, what her critics say about her, and how she arrived at this moment.  

Hosted by MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the show features exclusive interviews with those who know her best, painting a picture of a woman who has fought her way to the top at every turn.

Oct 7, 2020

54: Andrew Weissman on Trump's criminality and Kathleen Belew on the hidden threat of white supremacy 

The President and his team have been infected with the Coronavirus, giving new significance to the phrase October Surprise.  But even though James and Al think an electoral blow out is coming, it’s too early for Democrats to get comfortable— there are too many threats.  Guest Professor Kathleen Belew details the rise of white supremacist movements and their plans for overthrowing the United States, while former DOJ Fraud Section Chief Andrew Weissmann tells us that Bill Barr has downplayed the foreign plans to affect our elections.  Is our country at risk once again?

TWEET YOUR QUESTIONS FOR JAMES AND AL TO @POLITICON AND THEY WILL ANSWER THEM ON NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE!

Latest Books By Our Guests:

Kathleen Belew: Bring the War Home

Andrew Weissmann: Where Law Ends



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TIMELINE:
00:00 - Intro
01:30 - One incredibly long week
04:00 - Disease in the White House
08:00 - House and Senate predictions
11:45 - Crunching the voting numbers
19:00 - The hidden threat of white supremacy
23:30 - Pent-up frustation
29:30 - Oklahoma as a flash point
34:00 - The post-war bump in hate
38:30 - The banality of evil
42:30 - Bob Mueller’s failures
47:15 - Republican law and order
54:45 - Why did you lie to Congress?
1:00:45 - The Dunham investigation
1:08:00 - Audience Q&A


Sep 30, 2020

53: Ben Ginsberg and Mayor Michael Coleman: James Carville and Al Hunt Discuss the Debate and the State of the Election 


Email your questions for James and Al to politicswarroom@gmail.com and they will answer them on next week's episode!

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