Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Joe Biden and the Democratic Party try to kill off Iowa and New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status, Donald Trump tries to kill off the Constitution over Elon Musk’s release of some rehashed Hunter Biden laptop drama, and Georgia closes out the midterms with today’s runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. Then, the Bulwark’s Tim Miller is back to talk about all the latest nonsense in the Republican Party.
Republican leaders struggle to respond to Trump’s Nazi Dinner, Congress passes a bill to protect same-sex marriage as Washington gears up for a busy lame duck session, the GOP conducts a midterm autopsy, and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain stops by to talk about Joe Biden’s plans for 2023.
Donald Trump gets dinner with a Nazi, a new special counsel to investigate his crimes, and his Twitter account back. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock talks to Lovett about his runoff election on Dec 6. And the guys play a round of Take Appreciator.
Donald Trump makes it official. Republicans win the House. Nancy Pelosi steps down as leader. Kari Lake loses her race for Arizona governor. And Dan talks to the Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston about midterm results and the future.
Democrats keep the Senate, hold off a Red Wave in the House, and prepare for a productive lame duck session. The knives are out for Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy while Donald Trump gets ready to announce his 3rd presidential campaign. John Fetterman’s campaign advisers Rebecca Katz and Kipp Hebert stop by to tell us about their big win over Dr. Oz. And later, Jon, Jon and Tommy play a game to figure out which Republicans are still on the Trump Train.
Democrats fight off a Red Wave in a historic midterm that defied expectations and handed Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans a stunning defeat. All eyes turn to Georgia, Nevada, Arizona and California, where the mail-in vote will determine control of Congress. And some of Donald Trump’s biggest fans urge him to wait on that presidential announcement.
Democrats and Republicans hold dueling rallies in Pennsylvania as the midterm campaign comes to a close. Jon, Jon and Tommy touch down in Nevada to talk to candidates and Vote Save America volunteers. And later, a game that asks whether an $8 Twitter subscription could ever be worth it.
President Biden focuses on democracy as his closing midterm message, Democrats angst over the party's strategy and look for signs of hope in the early vote, Senator Mark Kelly joins to talk about his must win race in Arizona. And later, Jon and Dan play a round of Two Takes and a Fake.
President Obama shows Dems how it’s done as candidates hone their closing arguments. Republicans deflect blame following a brutal attack on Speaker Pelosi’s husband by a man who was radicalized by rightwing conspiracy theories. Chief Twit Elon Musk is off to a rocky start. And Mandela Barnes joins the pod to talk about his race to defeat Ron Johnson in Wisconsin.