We dig deep into Washington, DC with Liam Donovan, Principal at Bracewell and a former senior staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 65th episode.
We delve into the government shutdown, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deadline, whether President’s Trump’s desired ‘flexibility’ works in a legislative context, how he views the first year of the Trump presidency, what to look for in the upcoming State of the Union address and what 2018 holds both legislatively and politically.
In this conversation, we talk policy and politics with Brian McGuire, who served as Chief of Staff for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
We began with a conversation about his own career path, what it’s like to work for Sen. McConnell and what he thinks is a common, yet unfair criticism of him.
Then we turned to timely subjects: Steve Bannon’s sudden fall, whether the Michael Wolff book matters, and where Congressional negotiations are headed on a range of policy issues.
Our subject for the 63rd episode is the #MeToo movement.
Our guest is Olivia Messer, reporter for The Daily Beast.
She has done some groundbreaking reporting on sexual harassment and abuse, with a special focus on state legislatures.
We discuss where the #MeToo movement stands currently, how the Congressional Hush Fund is working, how pervasive this problem is at the national and state levels, why it is a watershed moment that women victims are now being believed, how due process plays into this, and where the movement goes from here.
This man has lived an interesting life.
A recent tragedy caused him to see things differently, and was the catalyst for his new book, “Politics Has Failed: America Will Not,” which will be published by the Sutherland Institute in May
He is a senior fellow at the King’s College in New York and editor-at-large for Ballotpedia, and many people know him as the founder of the national polling firm Rasmussen Reports, which he left in 2013.
In this conversation, we delve into the book, examine how polling has changed, evaluate Trump’s political standing, look ahead to the midterms and consider what Trump could do to strengthen his position for reelection.