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Dec 22, 2016

In the second episode of “Mack on Politics,” host Matt Mackowiak interviews senior media consultant, NBC News political analyst and co-creator of Showtime’s “The Circus,” Mark McKinnon. They discussed the imagery of the presidential campaign, when McKinnon knew Trump was for real, why Hillary Clinton lost, how they produced “The Circus” and why it was the most successful show in the channel’s history, how McKinnon managed to switch political parties in the late 1990s, what he wishes people knew about George W. Bush, and whether Democrats reflexively opposing Trump are making a political mistake.

Then Mackowiak talked to nationally syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, author of the bestseller, “The Queen,” about how Trump shocked the world, why he’s encouraged about Trump’s conservative cabinet, how Trump can move his legislative agenda, and what he makes of Trump’s defense and national security team. Then they took a deep dive into the Supreme Court, and Hewitt makes his prediction for President Trump’s first Supreme Court appointment.

Insights from Mark McKinnon and Hugh Hewitt, only on the new episode of “Mack on Politics.”

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Dec 14, 2016

Mike MurphyIn the inaugural episode of “Mack on Politics,” host Matt Mackowiak interviews longtime GOP consultant, NBC News political analyst, and former Jeb Bush Super PAC mastermind Mike Murphy. They discussed how Trump improbably punched through the so-called “Blue wall” of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, how Hillary wasted her national convention, if he had any regrets about strategic decisions made for Jeb’s Super PAC and whether he has any hope for Trump.

Then Mackowiak talked to Erick Erickson, former editor-in-chief of RedState.com, radio host for WSB in Atlanta, Fox News contributor, author, and founder of TheResurgent.com about how Trump won, whether the GOP primary was winnable for anyone else, and what Erickson thinks is the state of the conservative movement in the Age of Trump. They also discussed religious liberty and his own foray into conservative talk radio and migration away from Red State to create his own successful conservative site. (Wednesday, December 14, 2016)

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