February 16, 2014

Journalist and author Jonathan Allen talks about Hillary Clinton’s political “hit list” … and her tenure as Secretary of State. With extreme conservatives losing a key House vote on the debt ceiling, and Senator John Cornyn cruising to likely victory in the March 4 Texas primary … political science professor Alan Abramowitz says the Tea Party may be on the wane. And Bill Press interviews The Nation’s George Zornick about Afghanistan.

  • February 16, 2014 February 16, 2014 Jonathan Allen talks about his blockbuster book about Hillary Clinton … Professor Alan Abramowitz maintains that Tea Party influence may be waning … and Bill Press talks with The Nation’s George Zornick about Afghanistan.
  • Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen is an award-winning journalist and author of a new political biography of Hillary Clinton. He tells us about her tenure as secretary of state, about her political hit list, and what they mean for her likely presidential run.
  • Alan Abramowitz Alan Abramowitz How much farther can the Tea Party go in dominating the GOP? Professor Alan Abramowitz thinks their influence is on the downswing, and maybe the recent House vote for a clean debt limit increase proves him right.
  • George Zornick George Zornick Bill Press and his guest, George Zornick of the Nation, on the continuing war in Afghanistan.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Sen. Pat Roberts puts on his crazy pants.

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July 7, 2013

Our guest Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress maintains that it is conservatives, not liberals, who are blocking entitlement reform. And a conservative retired colonel criticizes President Obama’s foreign policy – for being too militaristic and for continuing America’s reliance on a national security state. And Bill Press talks about climate change and energy policy with the National Journal’s Coral Davenport.

  • July 7, 2013 July 7, 2013 Surprising answers on who is really blocking entitlement reform … and on whether President Obama’s foreign policy is really different than that of his predecessors.
  • Michael Linden Michael Linden Michael Linden directs the economic policy shop at the Center for American Progress and explains that sometimes deficits matter and sometimes they don’t. And right now they don’t.
  • Andrew Bacevich Andrew Bacevich Andrew Bacevich was a lieutenant colonel in the Army and is now a military historian. He says President Obama is a product of the national security state’s mainstream because he believes that war is the preferred instrument of American statecraft.
  • Coral Davenport Coral Davenport Bill Press and his guest, Coral Davenport of the National Journal.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower A "People's Filibuster" in Texas awakens a movement.

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