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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. Text us questions and comments: (323) 405-9944. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays.

Latest Episodes:

  • "Bienvenidos a Orlando (with Will Smith!)"
    Democrats debate a path for the minimum wage now that the Senate parliamentarian has ruled against using budget reconciliation. Donald Trump gives the first speech of his ex-presidency at CPAC,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-01
  • “The Clown Prince of CPAC.”
    Trump tightens his grip on the GOP ahead of this weekend’s CPAC speech, Texas Democrats analyze why they came up short in November, and new Data for Progress/Vote Save America... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-25
  • “When they Cuomo, we go high.”
    House Democrats try to pass the American Rescue Plan by the end of the week, President Biden says he wants schools open five days a week by the end of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-22
  • “Flyin’ Ted.”
    The MAGA vs. Mitch McConnell battle heats up with Trump’s return to public life, Joe Biden and progressives debate how much student debt to cancel, and Texas suffers from freezing... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-18
  • “He did it. Not guilty.”
    Trump is acquitted despite a bipartisan majority voting to convict and a few last-minute witness surprises, Republicans can’t quit Trumpism, and Democrats look to pass reforms that would save democracy.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-16
  • “Impeachment, Lies, and Videotape.”
    House Democrats use video footage of the Capitol attack to make a powerful case against Donald Trump, Republican Senators look for excuses to acquit, and the Republican Party has been... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-11
  • “Impeaching the Big Lie.”
    The second impeachment of Donald Trump begins, President Biden reins in ICE as part of an immigration overhaul, and Fox News is hit with a $2.3 billion defamation lawsuit for... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-08
  • “Party of Q.”
    Democrats choose to go big and fast on Covid relief, Republicans choose applause over punishment for Marjorie Taylor Greene, and control of the House could hinge on the redistricting battles... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-04