Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

NEW episodes available every Thursday.

Master political strategist James Carville and revered journalist Al Hunt convene 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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Fire The Cannon with Pam Karlan

July 18, 2024   ·  57:28

Following the attempt on Trump’s life, Al and James discuss its effect on the race, the nomination of JD Vance, and the Republican convention.  Then, they welcome legal scholar Pam Karlan to explain Judge Cannon’s dismissal of the MAL case and the risk to the rule of law.

Thank You George Clooney

July 11, 2024   ·  1:05:50

Al and James discuss Kamala’s prospects, how to move the party forward, and Trump’s plans for retribution before welcoming FT’s US national editor Ed Luce.  They explore how the far right was defeated in France and the UK if it signals a global movement and how our elections affect Europe.

The Next President with Ron Brownstein

July 4, 2024   ·  1:05:99

In the aftermath of the presidential debate, Al and James sound the alarm on rising Christian Nationalism and welcome veteran journalist Ron Brownstein to discuss the debate’s impact on the race, whether it’s feasible to replace Biden, and the dangers of the SCOTUS immunity ruling.

As Goes The Election, So Goes The World with Jim Steinberg

June 27, 2024   ·  50:22

Al and special guest host Jill Wine-Banks discuss the upcoming debate, the political impact of Dobbs, and building a winning electorate.  Then, Al is joined by former US Deputy SOS Jim Steinberg to analyze the effect of our elections on US-Sino relations, Ukraine, and the Middle East.

Debate Prep with Bob Shrum

June 20, 2024   ·  1:19:03

James and Al call out the Republican congressional caucus, review the political situation in Israel, mark Juneteenth, and welcome veteran political strategist Bob Shrum.  They discuss strategy, Biden’s prospects in the upcoming debate, Trump’s weaknesses, and the impact on the election.

The Fall Of Roe with Lisa Lerer

June 13, 2024   ·  1:26:11

James and Al explain the impact of Hunter Biden’s conviction, emphasize the political power of falling crime rates, and welcome Lisa Lerer, author of The Fall of Roe.  They discuss the movement that gave us Dobbs, the effect on women, how to fight back, and what the future holds.

The Information War with Peter Pomerantsev

June 6, 2024   ·  1:08:29

James and Al defend Dr. Fauci and analyze Biden’s improving electoral prospects before welcoming propaganda expert Peter Pomerantsev.  They discuss the British information campaign against the Nazis and how similar techniques can be used to help Ukraine and win elections.

Oxbridge Sentences with Ed Luce

May 30, 2024   ·  1:15:56

James and Al call for the SCOTUS to be on the ballot, demand a higher minimum wage, and welcome the Financial Times’ Ed Luce.  They discuss the upcoming British elections, Brexit’s consequences, competition with China, Putin’s next moves, Europe’s future, and the climate crisis.

Around the World with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

May 23, 2024   ·  1:08:28

James and Al lay out the hard choices facing the Biden campaign and welcome Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi to dive into geopolitics.  They discuss Chinese expansionism, Iran’s presidential succession, Russia’s total war mobilization in Ukraine, and the benefits of domestic immigration.

The Lost Cause with Heather Cox Richardson

May 16, 2024   ·  1:15:47

James and Al tear into Trump for seeking bribes from Big Oil and welcome historian Heather Cox Richardson.  They discuss Biden’s unsung accomplishments and explore MAGA’s regressive roots, our democracy’s war with demagoguery, and how J6 represents a new “Lost Cause”.

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