Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

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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.



Democratic Rebels with Joshua Green

January 25, 2024   ·  1:19:11

James and Al analyze the New Hampshire primary results and lay out the evidence of the Republican capitulation to Trump. Then, they welcome journalist Joshua Green to explore the rise of the modern Left and contrast their electoral viability with moderates like President Biden.

The Coming Budget Battle with Rep. Rosa DeLauro

January 18, 2024   ·  1:07:42

James and Al dive into the state of the race after the Iowa caucus and welcome Rep. Rosa DeLauro.  They game out the upcoming budget battle and the potential replacement of Speaker Johnson before explaining why Democratic leadership is needed to protect essential services.

Iowa Caucus Kickoff with Jill Abramson

January 11, 2024   ·  1:24:14

James and Al preview the upcoming primaries and budget battle, and welcome NYT former executive editor, Jill Abramson.  They consider the implications of Claudine Gay’s firing, before discussing President Biden’s messaging and how the media is dealing with Trump ahead of Iowa.

Polling Prognostication with Fred Yang & Jim Gerstein

January 4, 2024   ·  1:45:25

James and Al skewer so-called family values Republicans 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 role of 3rd party candidates, and how to take the lead.

And A Happy New Year

December 28, 2023   ·  1:09:34

James and Al welcome Pam Karlan, George Stevens, and Roger Altman to get their takes on the year ahead, covering politics, entertainment, law, and finance.  They discuss Trump’s legal troubles, the abortion battle, the strength of the economy, the state of Hollywood, and more!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

December 21, 2023   ·  1:09:33

In this special holiday episode, James and Al welcome their spouses Judy Woodruff and Mary Matalin.  They explore the causes driving the partisan divisions that have come to define our politics and how we can bring opposing sides back together– both here and in the Middle East.

The State of the Nation

December 14, 2023   ·  58:17

James and Al analyze the ominous poll numbers confronting President Biden and the issues driving them.  Then, they fire off on the Ivy League following their public relations fiasco and tear apart the evidence-free House impeachment inquiry– with choice words for Speaker Johnson.

Religion & Speech with Professor Marci Hamilton

December 7, 2023   ·  1:11:04

James and Al 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 explore where limits should lie on campus speech.

Evangelicals and Extremism with Tim Alberta

November 30, 2023   ·  1:44:54

James and Al 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, why Democrats are seen as its opponents, and the reasons causing it to lose adherents.

The Day The President Was Shot

November 23, 2023   ·  1:22:04

James and Al discuss the Israel-Hamas cease fire 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.