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Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt

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Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convenes a war room each week to discuss the battle for the soul of the nation! Join them as they gather the sharpest minds from across the country to see who has the most compelling case for the American people on the issues that matter most.

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Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convenes a war room each week to discuss the battle for the soul of the nation! Join them as they gather the sharpest minds from across the country to see who has the most compelling case for the American people on the issues that matter most.

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English

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310-905-4401


Episodes

236: Catching A Supreme Court Case with Professor Pam Karlan

2/15/2024
James and Al celebrate the Democrats win of George Santos’ seat, blast Republicans for stopping the border bill, take on Robert Hur, and welcome law professor Pam Karlan. They discuss what will go into the SCOTUS rulings on Trump’s immunity and ballot cases and whether the justices will attempt to “split the baby”. Then they debate Judge Cannon’s impartiality in the Mar-A-Lago documents case and explore what can be done if she gets out of line. Critically, they lay out the timelines of Trump’s cases and what it will take for them to be resolved before voting begins. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Professor Pam Karlan: Stanford Law | DOJ.gov | Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Please Support Our Sponsors: Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR Beam: Sleep better with Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM

Duration:01:21:28

235: The New York Times with Adam Nagourney

2/8/2024
James and Al fire off on the continuing MAGA takeover of the Republican Party that led to the scuttling of the Democrats’ national security and immigration bill, and welcome NYT journalist Adam Nagourney. They discuss the role of The New York Times as a media institution, its mission, its leadership, and the scandals and financial challenges it has overcome to deliver us the news. Adam gives an inside scoop on the events that led to editorial page editor James Bennet’s resignation, the struggle to prevent bias, and how The Times has adapted to publishing in the digital era. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check Out James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains…Why Trump Might Pick Kellyanne Conway As VP James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guest: Adam Nagourney Twitter | NYT | Author of “The Times” & Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Washington Post: Get the best journalism in the business when you go to washingtonpost.com/warroom to subscribe for just 50 cents per week your first year. Henson Shaving: Go to hensonshaving.com/pwr and enter PWR at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom

Duration:01:11:40

234: From The Civil War To The Middle East w/ Professor Sean Wilentz and Indira Lakshmanan

2/1/2024
James and Al break down the border battle and skewer Republican attacks on Taylor Swift, before welcoming historian Sean Wilentz. They discuss the best media practices for covering Trump, recent parallels to the Civil War, the role the SCOTUS plays in maintaining our democracy, and how to put an end to Trump’s rolling coup. Then, James and Al are joined by AP’s Global Enterprise Editor Indira Lakshmanan to lay out the Iranian threat, and explore how the Middle Eastern nations relate to one another, Israel’s internal politics, and the next phase of the Israel-Hamas war. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Recommended In The Show: The Bill Bradley Documentary Rolling Along James Longstreet’s Memoirs Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Option: Watch James Carville Explains on YouTube - Playlist Get More From This Week’s Guests: Indira Lakshmanan: Twitter | AP | Pulitzer Center | Bloomberg Professor Sean Wilentz Twitter | Princeton History Department | Author of “No Property In Man” & Many Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Songfinch: Add Spotify Streaming for your customized original song for FREE when you go to songfinch.com/warroom! (A $50 value) Stellar Sleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to stellarsleep.com/warroom Naked Wines: Head to nakedwines.com/warroom and click ‘enter voucher’ in the top right when you get to the website. Put in WARROOM for both the code and password to get 6 bottles of wine for just $39.99 with shipping included!

Duration:01:41:53

233: Democratic Rebels with Joshua Green

1/25/2024
James and Al analyze the New Hampshire primary results and lay out the evidence of the Republican Party’s capitulation to Trump. Then, they welcome journalist Joshua Green to explore how the combination of the 2008 financial crisis and pandemic’s economic effects led to the rebellion on the Democratic Left, represented by Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and Bernie Sanders. They discuss the electoral viability of the rebels’ policy positions, the ways that their politics have influenced successful moderates like President Biden, and the growing distance between the parties. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Joshua Green: Twitter | Bloomberg | Washington Monthly | Author of “The Rebels” & Other Books Please Support Our Sponsors: Earth Breeze: Get 40% off earth friendly laundry detergent sheets when you go to earthbreeze.com/warroom Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom

Duration:01:19:11

232: After Iowa

1/18/2024
James and Al dive into the state of the race after the Iowa caucus by examining the performances of the candidates and the role of third parties before welcoming Rep. Rosa DeLauro. They game out the upcoming budget battle facing the divided Congress, explain why we’re stuck with continuing resolutions, and weigh the potential replacement of Speaker Johnson. With essential services supporting vulnerable women and children on the line thanks to radical Republicans’ willingness to shut down the government, will the Democrats be able to pull off an important win? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Asks… Does Trump Have Syphilis? James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Twitter | House.gov | Congress.gov | Website Please Support Our Sponsors: Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/warroom Beam: Try Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM

Duration:01:07:42

231: Iowa Caucus Kickoff with Jill Abramson

1/11/2024
James and Al dive into the upcoming primaries, the budget battle being waged by Speaker Johnson, and the intensifying debate around border policy. Then, they welcome former executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, to consider the implications of Claudine Gay’s firing and discuss how the media is dealing with Trump ahead of the Iowa caucus. Between the free coverage Trump can harness with his outrageous actions and the media bubbles locking in voters, will President Biden be able to break through with the messaging he previewed at Valley Forge? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Jill Abramson: Twitter | NYT | Harvard | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Stellar Sleep: For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to StellarSleep.com/warroom ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom Songfinch: Add Spotify Streaming for your customized original song for FREE when you go to songfinch.com/warroom! (A $50 value)

Duration:01:24:14

230: Polling Prognostication with Fred Yang & Jim Gerstein

1/4/2024
James and Al skewer so-called family values Republicans after recent scandals and welcome polling experts Fred Yang and Jim Gerstein. They dive into the weak numbers being put up by the Biden campaign, analyzing what’s bringing them down, the composition of the electorate, the role of 3rd party candidates, the messaging challenges ahead, and how to take the lead. They cover the effects of inflation, the crisis at the border, the lack of enthusiasm among young and minority voters, the Israel-Hamas war, and whether Dobbs has given Democrats a silver bullet. Plus with the year kicking off, James and Al tackle the latest in college sports as long time fans. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains… Moms For Liberty #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guests: Jim Gerstein GBAO Strategies Fred Yang: Twitter | Hart Research Please Support Our Sponsors: Henson Shaving: Go to hensonshaving.com/pwr and enter PWR at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR

Duration:01:45:25

229: And A Happy New Year

12/28/2023
James and Al welcome Stanford Law’s Pam Karlan, academy member George Stevens, and economic maven Roger Altman to get their takes on the year ahead in their field of expertise. In the financial arena, they cover the importance of the economy to a Democratic victory in 2024, the factors driving inflation, and how we managed to avoid the predicted recession. Legally, they look ahead to the coming developments facing Trump in his court cases, and what’s next in the intensifying battle over reproductive rights. Looking at entertainment, they analyze the impact of the strikes on Hollywood, and share their Best Picture and Super Bowl predictions. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: #TrumpStinks James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guests: George Stevens: Oscars.org | IMDB | Website Roger Altman: Evercore | The Hamilton Project Pam Karlan: Stanford Law | DOJ.gov | Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Please Support Our Sponsors: Co-Pilot: Use our link at mycopilot.com/warroom to get a 14-day FREE trial AND 20% off your first month of personalized fitness if you sign up before February 1st!

Duration:01:09:34

228: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

12/21/2023
In this special holiday episode, James and Al take Netanyahu to task for his failures and welcome their spouses Judy Woodruff and Mary Matalin. They explore the causes driving the partisan divisions that have come to define our politics, including the demise of local media, the salience of racism, and how we’ve come to disregard anything that comes from the other side. Building off of their conclusions, they discuss how we can rebuild a sense of community, hold conversations that move us forward, and bring opposing sides back together– both here and in the Middle East. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains... F You Mike Johnson James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Mary Matalin: Website | Author Judy Woodruff: Twitter | PBS NewsHour | Instagram Please Support Our Sponsors: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom Collective: Waive the onboarding fee when you start using Collective’s business optimization services covering booking keeping, to corporate compliance, and more, when you go to collective.com/warroom and tell them WARROOM sent you. (A $199 value) Songfinch: Add Spotify Streaming for your customized original song for FREE when you go to songfinch.com/warroom! (A $50 value)

Duration:01:09:33

227: The State of the Nation

12/14/2023
James and Al analyze the ominous poll numbers confronting President Biden, dissect the issues driving them, and try to find the way forward. They also compare his support with Trump’s, and look ahead to the effects of the ongoing criminal cases and weigh whether the Supreme Court will throw him a lifeline. From there, they fire off on the Ivy League in the aftermath of their public relations fiasco, lambast Netanyahu for his failed leadership, and tear apart the evidence-free House impeachment inquiry– with choice words for Speaker Johnson. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville Explains… Why Mike Johnson is a P.O.S. James Carville Explains… everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Please Support Our Sponsors: Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code: WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/WARROOM

Duration:00:58:25

226: Religion & Speech with Professor Marci Hamilton

12/7/2023
James and Al tear apart the premise and political opportunism of the renewed attempt to impeach President Biden, and welcome Professor Marci Hamilton for a wide ranging conversation about religion and speech. They break down how the lowering of the barriers between Church and State goes against the principles of the founding, and look at the consequences if the Right successfully removes them. Then, they explore where limits should lie on campus speech using the aftermath of the October 7th attacks by Hamas as a test case, and weigh whether regulation harms academic freedom. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville explains everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Professor Marci Hamilton: Twitter | Child USA | University of Pennsylvania | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM

Duration:01:11:04

225: Evangelicals and Extremism with Tim Alberta

11/30/2023
James and Al share how Hunter Biden has outmaneuvered the partisan investigations of his family, give an update on the Republican primary, and welcome journalist Tim Alberta to discuss the modern evangelical movement and its alliance with Trump. They investigate how the faith has been co-opted by politics and culture, driven by the apocalyptic view that envisions Democrats as waging a war on Christianity. While doing so, they cover how religion has moved away from scripture, the disintegration of church and state being encouraged by Trump, and why religion is driving away many of its adherents. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville explains everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Tim Alberta: Twitter | Website | Politico | The Atlantic | Author of “American Carnage” & “The Kingdom”

Duration:01:44:54

224: The Day The President Was Shot

11/23/2023
James and Al discuss the Israel-Hamas cease fire, give tribute to Rosalynn Carter, and welcome Judge John Tunheim on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination. They dive into his work reviewing the confidential documents that were released, and weigh the events of that day in pursuit of the truth. They cover the single bullet theory, the importance of the Zapruder film, whether the FBI and CIA can be trusted about their role, and the actions of Lee Harvery Oswald and Jack Ruby. With some materials still set to be released, did they find out what actually happened? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville explains everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Get More From This Week’s Guest: Judge John Tunheim: Federal Bar Association | USCourts.gov Please Support Our Sponsors: Henson Shaving: Go to hensonshaving.com and enter PWR at checkout to get 100 free blades with your purchase. (Note: you must add both the 100-blade pack and the razor for the discount to apply.) Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom

Duration:01:22:04

223: Generational Victory with John Della Volpe

11/16/2023
James and Al condemn Republicans in each branch of government and welcome polling expert and author of Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America, John Della Volpe. They analyze the growing cynicism of key parts of the Democratic coalition and discuss how vigorous campaigning, exciting young surrogates, and strong messaging around Biden’s accomplishments can bring them to the polls. While doing so, they highlight the critical role of Millenial and Gen Z voters while exploring their political leanings with the goal of making sure they show up big for Democrats. Will a focus on individual rights and restoring choice be the key to a winning campaign? Check James Carville's new videos: James Carville explains everything about Mike Johnson James Carville on the trail of Lauren Boebert Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guest: John Della Volpe: Twitter | Harvard Institute of Politics | Website | Social Sphere | Substack | Author of “Fight” Please Support Our Sponsors: Beam: Try Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code: WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/WARROOM ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom

Duration:01:09:53

222: The Return of the Religious Right with Thomas Edsall

11/9/2023
James and Al celebrate the election wins by Democrats in typically Republican strongholds, and implore the Democrats to avoid division over the war in Gaza. Then, they welcome veteran journalist Thomas Edsall to delve into the return of the religious right exemplified by the speakership of Mike Johnson, how Republicans have forsaken their moderate pro-business roots for votes from non-college educated voters, and the failure of the media to differentiate the two parties with their coverage when the Right has revealed its true colors. With that in mind, they lay out what it will take to hold the Democrats together, expand their voting block, and continue to win elections.. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guest: Thomas Edsall: Twitter | NYT | Columbia University | Author Please Support Our Sponsors: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom Reel Paper: Get 30% off a subscription and free shipping on sustainable paper products for your home when you go to reelpaper.com/warroom and use promo code: WARROOM Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR

Duration:01:22:55

221: Bibi’s Face with Indira Lakshmanan

11/2/2023
James and Al analyze the growing presidential field, and fire off on Mike Johnson and Netanyahu, before diving into foreign affairs with AP Global Enterprise Editor Indira Lakshmanan. They break down the effects of the accelerating conflict in Israel in the Middle East, how long the conflict will last, and the changing tide of global opinion. They also lay out how the war impacts our domestic polling, the leverage President Biden and Tony Blinken have over its future, and how splitting our priorities has impacted Ukraine’s fight against Putin. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guest: Indira Lakshmanan: Twitter | AP | Pulitzer Center | Bloomberg

Duration:01:13:58

220: Strategy of War with Admiral Stavridis and Ehud Barak

10/26/2023
James and Al preview Rep. Mike Johnson’s upcoming speakership and are joined by former Israeli PM Ehud Barak to lay out the military options under consideration in Gaza, the goals that the war will seek to accomplish, and how the intervention might end. Then, they speak with Admiral James Stavridis to discuss the practicalities of a ground invasion and the effect of Iran backed Hezbollah becoming involved. They also delve into the status of forces that we are bringing to support Israel in the region, the state of our military readiness, and the pragmatism behind our actions there and in Ukraine. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guests: Admiral James Stavridis: Twitter | Website | Carlyle Group | Author of “To Risk It All” & Other Books Ehud Barak: Twitter | FaceBook | Jewish Virtual Library | BGR Group Please Support This Week’s Sponsor: Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom Beam: Try Beam’s best-selling Dream Powder and get up to 40% off for a limited time when you go to shopbeam.com/warroom and use code: WARROOM

Duration:01:26:11

219: Israeli Intrigue w/ Alon Pinkus & Congressional Chaos w/ Carl Hulse

10/19/2023
James and Al are joined by Israeli foreign policy expert Alon Pinkas to explain the latest developments in the accelerating war in Gaza, its regional effects, and the roles of President Biden and PM Netanyahu. They explore the ramifications of the hospital explosion, the threat of Iran and Hezbollah, how the USA is viewed in the region, and if the Israeli government has the confidence of its people. Then, they speak with NYT’s chief Washington correspondent Carl Hulse to discuss the implications of Jim Jordan’s lack of qualifications to become the Speaker and his failure to attain the position despite the novel pressure being applied by conservative media. Will Steve Scalise be the next one to try for the position? And what are the downstream effects going into the 2024 elections? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guest: Alon Pinkas: Twitter | Haaretz Carl Hulse: Twitter | NYT | Author of “Confirmation Bias” Please Support This Week’s Sponsor: ExpressVPN: Control your data, defend your privacy, and protect yourself online with 3 free months on a VPN plan when you go to expressvpn.com/warroom

Duration:01:37:39

218: Israel with Jim Gerstein and Brigadier General Ty Seidule

10/12/2023
Following the tragic attack on Israel by Hamas, James and Al are joined by political strategist Jim Gerstein to break down the situation on the ground and its regional ramifications. They delve into the potential for a wider conflict, how a follow-up invasion can destroy the prospects for Middle East peace, and how the Israeli government is responding. Then, they welcome Brigadier General Ty Seidule to examine the tactics used and the harm to our military readiness caused by Republicans. Between their war on the diversity of our troops and Senator Tuberville’s blockade of military promotions, are we ready for the next crisis? Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guests: Jim Gerstein GBAO Strategies Brigadier General Ty Seidule (Ret.): Twitter | West Point | Website | Hamilton College | New America | Author of “Robert E. Lee & Me” Please Support This Week’s Sponsors: Lomi: Turn your food waste into plant-food at the press of a button with Lomi. Use the code WARROOM to save $50 at lomi.com/WARROOM Zbiotics: Get back into action with Zbiotics with 15% off your first order of the perfect solution to a night out when you go to zbiotics.com/pwr and use code: PWR Miracle Made: For 40% off high quality self-cooling sheets plus an extra 20% off with 3 free towels with promo code WARROOM, go to trymiracle.com/warroom

Duration:01:29:41

217: Beating Boebert with Adam Frisch & Identity Politics with Yascha Mounk

10/5/2023
James and Al are joined by the congressional challenger to Lauren Boebert in Colorado, Adam Frish. They discuss the factors that led to her near defeat in the last election, his strategy of drawing a contrast between the chaos of MAGA rule and sane governance, and the importance of fighting to win back rural areas. Then they welcome Professor Yascha Mounk to explore the capitulation of pluralism to identity politics and ideological policing. Together, they explain how despite their good intentions, proponents are bringing about new forms of discrimination and undermining trust in our institutions. Email your questions to James and Al at politicswarroom@gmail.com or tweet them to @politicon. Make sure to include your city, we love to hear where you’re from! Get More From This Week’s Guests: Adam Frisch: Twitter | Campaign Website | Website | FaceBook Yascha Mounk: Twitter | John Hopkins | The Atlantic | Persuasion Community | Website | Author of “The Identity Trap” & Other Books | The Good Fight Podcast | CFR | CCNY Please Support Our Recent Sponsors In Past Episode Show Notes: Past Episodes & Show Notes

Duration:01:30:54