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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
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Philly Burbs

may I suggest call Todd from meet the press & educate him. he is not only sexist but a true moran. Did u see his explanation of the electrical college this morning? all that extra money he got from Trumps tax breaks has gone to his head. or he is accepting pay from secret pacs. an example is his experts are paid by the fossil fuel companies yet he NEVER tells his audience. I don't know if u read these comments but the first 10-15 minutes should be repeated over & over until every American understands what is actually going on. why aren't you on tv? call fox news, cnn & msnbc & go on their shows and educate them. ( practice not saying the f word & how fox host will try to humiliate u. if i was as knowledgable & had your talents i would.

Mar 24th
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Roger Fredrickson

AOC has learned from Trump, I guess. Use unrealistic fear to motivate your base. 10 years? That's a lie.

Mar 23rd
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Alex Mercedes

Lauren Underwood!!!! love you. excellent choice to have Lovett do the interview.

Mar 22nd
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Alex Mercedes

"We all knew a long time ago that Trump was an assshole...". and again, I give thanks and applaud Dan's presence/contribution to PSA. I love this guy.

Mar 22nd
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AJ Cappuccio

crooked65

Mar 21st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I've had my eye on Mr Booker for a few years so I was really excited to learn he's running for president. I really enjoyed listening to him and moreover it seems like he has some solid leadership experience in making the impossible happen. I like the other Democratic runners too, so it's been hard for me to pick one out, but hearing him talk about his family history and his mayoral successes really sealed the deal. Plus he used the word Kerfuffle, which really won me over, as my husband and I literally started a podcast this week called Side Hustle Kerfuffle. So THAT happened.

Mar 20th
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Caleb White

Mr.Booker seems nice, but he isn't the person we need in the WH. first of all, while I agree race is a huge factor, making Baby Bonds about race is a mistake. make it about wealth inequality. Second, Baby Bonds is stupid. Nobody is going to vote for it, and it's incentive to have more babies. Fixing the tax system is necessary, but we need Warren for that. she understands it and can talk about it clearly and intelligently.

Mar 20th
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Alex Mercedes

Mr. Booker talks and talks. I believe that he believes what he's saying and I like hearing what he's saying AND the ratio between how much he talks and how little he listens concerns me. perhaps it's just the way the game of running for office is played -- take every opportunity to make a pitch for your platform. I long for leaders who are as capable of making stump speeches as they are of being interviewed, having conversations, answering specific questions with specific answers rather than the "wind it up and spit it out again" style we see so much. JF could barely snatch enough airspace to pose questions. it was exhausting to listen to. the interview with Pete Buttigieg was a sterling example of a politician who has not lost his capacity to talk like a "regular" person, to listen to questions and contemplate before launching into a shpiel. I am wondering if any of the candidates meditate....

Mar 20th
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Marit Nelson

Alex Mercedes Exactly how I felt about this ep!

Mar 21st
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Melissa Scott

I just hit the part where Jon is talking about how Beto will have a higher burden to prove and show he is worthy of the nomination (to paraphrase), I love you guys but please directly go to one of your female colleagues so they can smack you upside the head. In a world where people are more focused on what a female candidate wears and all the flack HR received about being too shrill, it would be like their wife nagging at them from the Oval Office, why did she wear pink instead of a blue power suit, or that one believed a family oral history that she is from Native American ancestry, etc. spare me the young attractive male candidate that should really go into work as an Inspirational/Motivational Speaker has a much higher bar than the other candidates. To me Beto is just a positive version of Trump, all talk no plan.

Mar 20th
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Michael Parke

How is not having a missle launched every other week not progress?

Mar 20th
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Grant Walmer

You're right that the algorithms magnify hate. Facebook really screwed things up by having the top comments on Facebook be the most replied to, instead of the most liked. This makes it so the most controversial (generally most hateful and/or ignorant) comments get to the top and are seen by more people, get more likes etc. wtf Facebook.

Mar 19th
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Alex Mercedes

it's kinda funny how the ads work best (for me) when y'all digress for miles and miles. your distracted banter is always more compelling, entertaining, and insightful than the script.

Mar 19th
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Nunya Business

The 1st Amendment needs to be removed from the social media discussion. Social media companies are sovereign owners of their platforms. They have an absolute right to remove anything posted to their domain that they find objectionable. There's nothing legally or ideologically "wrong" about it, particularly when the content is universally revolting and destructive. The 1st Amendment guarantees that the government won't abridge freedom of speech. It doesn't obligate the government to guarantee anyone an audience. If private citizens don't want to give you a bullhorn for your bullshit, you're not a victim. You're just an asshole. Call it censorship or call it peaches. However they may intuitively seem so, social media are not the public square. You're in Zuck's house, motherfucker. Unless the government is deleting your posts, your rights are not infringed. In this case, social media operators have a responsibilty to enact rigorous, systematic, targeted censorship of radical garbage, or they're as guilty as the agitators. Permitting it is an implicit endorsement, whether they're "condemning" it or not. If people don't like that idea, then they can shut the fuck up.

Mar 19th
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the Apache !

More leftist bs.

Mar 16th
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the Apache !

So bias and terrible. Get out of your little bubble.

Mar 16th
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Kathleen Fuller

Kamala Harris inspires and excites me. She has a great policy agenda. You almost never mention her.

Mar 15th
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Michael Parke

exactly my original point.

Mar 15th
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Alex Mercedes

it's hard sometimes to hear what Dan is saying -- he talks fast and mumbles from time to time -- but he's a treasure and so often the voice of reason, fairness, and generosity on the pod.

Mar 15th
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Christina Delarosa

I'm seriously so stumped as to why you guys have yet to mention Andrew Yang? Did I miss something?

Mar 15th
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Michael Parke

So Nancy is a genius and we are all to dumb to understand her grand plan.... gotcha...

Mar 15th
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Alex Mercedes

Michael Parke I heard that, too. just one person's tongue in cheek opinion. not a final word.

Mar 15th
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Michael Parke

Alex Mercedes in the podcast they said maybe her plan is just smarter then us. They then went further by suggesting she threw herself on her sword as a sacrifice for the party.

Mar 15th
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