Hundreds of Decisions: With Guest Governor Larry Hogan
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On this episode, Michael talks with Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.  They talk about how Governor Hogan survived cancer, and whether lessons learned apply to leading a state through a pandemic.  They discuss the many choices facing the governors around the country right now,  The absence of good leadership on the Federal level makes the role of governors and their cooperation with one another that much more imporant.  Maryland governor Larry Hogan is the author of "Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America".
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
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?  LISTEN TO THE SARAH SILVERMAN PODCAST ( EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM)   OR TWEET THEM TO @POLITICON ( THIS WEEKS SPONSORS: STEADYMD  (00:12:27) SteadyMD is now accepting members of all ages, in all 50 states. go to to TAKE THE FREE QUIZ AND SEE WHICH DOCTOR IS A PERFECT FIT FOR YOU.  BLINKIST  (00:37:41) Right now, for a limited time Blinkist has a special offer just for our listeners:  Go to to TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION. THE GREAT COURSES PLUS  (00:58:41) Start your journey with The Great Courses Plus today, your future self will thank you! Sign up with our special url: ( when you go there, YOU’LL GET A FULL MONTH OF UNLIMITED ACCESS- FOR FREE
1 hr 23 min
Politics with Amy Walter
Politics with Amy Walter
What Early Voting Patterns Tell Us About Wisconsin
This week marked the second and final debate between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. What has felt like a never-ending election cycle is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic, an economic crisis, and a groundswell for racial justice and police reform. With less than two weeks until Election Day, Joel Payne, Democratic strategist and Host of Here Comes the Payne, and Patrick Ruffini, Republican Party pollster and political strategist reflect on the rest of the race. It’s been six months since the $2 trillion CARES Act was signed into law. The bill provided much-needed aid to states, businesses, and individuals who were deprived of traditional means of income as a result of the pandemic. The relief the CARES Act provided has since dried up and millions have fallen into poverty as a result. Emily Cochrane, a congressional reporter at The New York Times, shares the latest from the ongoing stimulus talks between Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin and what could happen if a deal doesn’t come together before Election Day. Turnout is up in Wisconsin where voters will play a pivotal role in deciding who will become the next president of the United States. As some Wisconsin neighborhoods have already surpassed turnout levels from 2016, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin shares how the level of enthusiasm compares to four years ago. Plus, Craig Gilbert of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes trends in early voting and what’s happened to pockets of support for President Trump since 2016. This election cycle special attention is being paid to growing voting blocs that have the power to move the needle towards or away from a second term for Donald Trump. Since 2016, millions of Latino voters have become eligible to vote, making young Latino voters a powerful political force. Takeaway host Tanzina Vega joins Amy to discuss her A Votar series and what she's observed from the conversations she’s had with this group ahead of Election Day.
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The Asset
The Asset
District Productive
Threats Foreign and Domestic
In this very special episode of The Asset, host Max Bergmann introduces a new podcast, Unconventional Threat from The Asset's production team, District Productive and the bi-partisan organization Keep Our Republic. This is an election year unlike any other in ways that are unsettling and dangerous. Unconventional Threat brings together exclusive interviews with newsmakers about everything that can happen between now and Inauguration Day, when it's possible we may still not have chosen a President. Journalist Peter Eisner and longtime State Department official Jonathan Winer will outline all the possibilities, including: * the use of the military; * uncounted ballots; and * one scenario where the House of Representatives picks the next President, with each state getting just one vote, no matter who wins the popular vote or leads the Electoral College. You will hear exclusive interviews with such notable guests as: * Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff * Senior Vice President of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Heather Conley * Chair of the House Committee on Rules Rep. Jim McGovern * Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez * Author of The Plot to Betray America Intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance * Former FBI special agent, specializing in counterintelligence investigations, Asha Rangappa * Author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right Anne Nelson * Based on hard reporting, facts, and Constitutional Law, this series of 10 podcasts will prepare you for a very possible Unconventional Threat and delineate the steps we can take to come together as a nation to ensure that everyone has the chance to vote, their votes are counted, and the count is respected to create our national choice for President for the next four years. Listen to the new podcast Unconventional Threat and help @defendourdemocracy2020 Follow us onTwitter @UncoThreat
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