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Politics War Room with James Carville and Al Hunt

NEW episodes available every Thursday.

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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2024 Election Prospects with Elaine Kamarck & Susan Swecker

September 21, 2023   ·  1:26:15

James and Al welcome election expert Elaine Kamarck to discuss the primary process, South Carolina’s placement as first in the nation, and the impact of No Labels.  Then they talk with VA Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker to break down the upcoming elections in her state.

The Fight For Our Kids with Senator Chris Murphy

September 14, 2023   ·  1:17:23

James and Al shame Republicans for threats of government shutdown and welcome Senator Chris Murphy.  They discuss the disastrous repeal of the assault weapons ban, the potential for a coalition of parents and youth to take action, and how to build up the Democratic majority.

Biden’s White House with Frank Foer & The Extremist Threat with Kathleen Belew

September 7, 2023   ·   1:06:00

James and Al welcome journalist Frank Foer for an inside look at the Biden White House, its strengths and successes, and how to get access.  Then, they talk with Professor Kathleen Belew to discuss the rising threat of white power groups, how they operate, and Trump’s impact.

The State of The Economy with Roger Altman

August 31, 2023   ·  1:09:30

James and Al lament the Trumpist takeover of the House Oversight Committee and the expiry of childcare support, and welcome financial maven Roger Altman.  They cover the improving strength of the economy, forecast 2024, China’s weaknesses, and the odds of a recession.

The Media with Sarah Ellison

August 24, 2023   ·  1:07:40

James and Al give their take on the Republican field going into their first debate and preview Trump’s current legal outlook.  They also welcome journalist Sarah Ellison to discuss the love-hate relationship between Trump and Fox, how to cover him, and why his popularity holds.

Trump’s Indictment & American History

August 17, 2023   ·  1:40:13

James and Al welcome Professor Morgan Cloud to explain what the GA indictment means for Trump, and Professor Sean Wilentz to discuss how the way history is being taught is changing.  They also share their benchmark odds for important political happenings– are they right?

Dropping A Bombs & F Bombs

August 10, 2023   ·  1:17:00

James and Al celebrate the recent show of strength by the Democrats and the collapse of the DeSantis campaign.  Then they welcome historian and author Evan Thomas to examine the surrender of Japan during World War II after our decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It’s The Economy, Stupid w/ Professor Laura Tyson

August 3, 2023   ·  1:06:19

James and Al highlight the need to get politically active at whatever level you can before the elections and welcome economics expert Professor Laura Tyson.  Together, they give us the case for Bidenomics, explain what’s driving the economy, and share why Democrats do it better.

Building A Democratic Majority with Simon Rosenberg

July 27, 2023   ·  1:12:52

James and Al explore the growing constitutional crisis in Israel, Team Trump’s legal troubles, and welcome master strategist Simon Rosenberg to discuss growing the party’s share of the 2024 vote.  Will strengthening important coalitions and GOTV efforts create a permanent majority?

Running Things with OMB Director Shalanda Young

July 20, 2023   ·  1:04:08

James and Al take down the faltering DeSantis campaign and lay into the legal issues that will likely take down Trump.  They also welcome OMB Director Shalanda Young to discuss the way politics plays out on the ground, building legislative coalitions, and keeping the country going.