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.



Putin, Trump & Lincoln with Sidney Blumenthal

February 22, 2024   ·  1:35:01

James and Al skewer radical Republicans and welcome author and former presidential advisor Sidney Blumenthal.  They shut down the corruption allegations targeting President Biden and examine the capture of MAGA by Putin and propaganda, before diving into the life and times of Lincoln.

A Supreme Court Case with Professor Pam Karlan

February 15, 2024   ·  1:21:28

James and Al blast the recent actions of Republicans, and welcome law professor Pam Karlan.  They discuss how the SCOTUS will rule on Trump’s immunity and ballot cases, whether Mar-A-Lago case Judge Cannon is impartial, and if his cases will be over by the election.

The New York Times with Adam Nagourney

February 8, 2024   ·  1:11:40

James and Al fire off on the continuing MAGA takeover of the Republican Party and welcome NYT journalist Adam Nagourney.  They discuss the role of The Times as a media institution, its mission, and the scandals and financial challenges it has overcome to deliver us the news.

From The Civil War To The Middle East w/ Professor Sean Wilentz and Indira Lakshmanan

February 1, 2024   ·  1:41:53

James and Al break down the border battle and welcome historian Sean Wilentz to strategize how to put an end to Trump’s rolling coup.  Then, they are joined by AP’s Global Enterprise Editor Indira Lakshmanan to discuss the Iranian threat and the next phase of the Israel-Hamas war.

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.

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