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Against the Grain

Jul 30, 2019

Democratic strategist Scott Mulhauser, who served as Vice President Joe Biden's deputy chief of staff in 2012, discusses the upcoming debates and what's at stake for the frontrunner. Mulhauser also discusses the politics of impeachment for Speaker Pelosi, and offers his perspective on the staff shakeup at the...


Jul 26, 2019

Bestselling author Tim Alberta, out with the new book American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump, joins the podcast to talk about the evolution of the Republican party in the last decade. Alberta talks about the importance of culture in the party's disruption, and...


Jul 18, 2019

Yahoo political columnist Matt Bai, author of the book All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, joins this week's show to assess the ugliness of today's political discourse, lament the news media's focus on ratings over substance, and break down the state of the Democratic presidential primary.


Jul 10, 2019

Kimberly Atkins, political correspondent at Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR, discusses the state of the 2020 race, the Democratic divisions on Capitol Hill and the controversy over the Trump administration’s Census intervention.