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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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“Racist Hall of Fame.”

“Racist Hall of Fame.”

2019-07-1601:28:038

The President tells four Democratic Congresswomen of color to go back to the countries where they came from, House Democrats continue their intraparty feud, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate their health care plans. Then Politico’s Tim Alberta talks to Jon F. about his new book on how Donald Trump took over the Republican Party.
Jon, Jon and Tommy sit down with World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe for a special bonus episode. They chat about her team’s triumph, her beef with Donald Trump, and how she’s using her platform to fight for pay equity and LGBT rights.
The Affordable Care Act is in legal jeopardy, House Democrats argue over how to handle the latest Trump scandals, Tom Steyer runs for president, and our new PollerCoaster results show a 5-way tie for first. Then Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joins to talk about Nancy Pelosi, impeachment, and the humanitarian crisis at our border.
“Dems in disarray!”

“Dems in disarray!”

2019-07-0801:21:2338

Trump looks for a new rationale to rig the Census, Nancy Pelosi triggers an intraparty skirmish, Joe Biden goes for a campaign reset, and Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren shake up the primary. Then attorney Warren Binford talks to Tommy about her interviews with migrant children at the detention center in Clint, Texas.
Jon and Dan answer your questions about Trump’s jingoistic July 4th, 2020 strategy, Medicare for All vs. Medicare for America, Ivanka’s foreign trip, and the Sixers free agency moves. Then Texas activist Marcel McClinton talks to Tommy about his decision to run for the Houston City Council right after graduating high school.
Dan talks to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet about the threats facing our democracy, what he’ll do to fix Washington, our immigration system, and how he plans to get to universal health care. Plus, his take on fighting back against a partisan judiciary.
The President kisses the asses of three different murderous dictators during his trip abroad, Kamala Harris is having a moment, Joe Biden is having some issues, and strategists and pundits are worried that the Democratic Party is moving too far to the left. Then Ari Berman of Mother Jones talks to Jon Lovett about the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision.
Twenty Democratic candidates debate over the course of two nights in Miami, and Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan break down who helped themselves, who didn’t, and what comes next.
Jon talks to Montana Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock about getting dark money out of politics, making college and health care more affordable, and why he loves a “good” dad joke. 
Tensions with Iran grow as the President threatens obliteration, the U.S. government is holding young children in inhumane detention facilities, and Trump is accused of rape. Then Change Research co-founder Pat Reilly and Jon, Jon, and Tommy break down the results of the very first poll in the Crooked Media/Change Research PollerCoaster 2020 series.
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SushiDaddy S

Curious; what happens if you refuse to answer the citizenship question on the census?

Jul 15th
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William M Westcott

SushiDaddy S Nothing because there isn’t one.

Jul 15th
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Melanie Jo

please learn how to keep the microphone the same distance from your face during the podcast. The volume changes are almost unbearable to listen to and we can't hear you when you murmur under your breath away from the microphone. and while we're at it turn down the volume on the music interludes

Jul 15th
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Alex Mercedes

outstanding! now let's get Megan and AOC in conversation.

Jul 14th
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Keith Ross

I heard on this podcast that if there was a secret vote that impeachment would not pass. What is this based on? What poll(s) based on what questioning. if the current situation does not call for impeachment, then the process should be abolished. The checks and balances that are supposed to be in place is not working. The concerns are more with the political ramifications as opposed to what needs to be done.

Jul 13th
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Accordionbabe

Loved Megan.

Jul 12th
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pollopicante

Post Music Intro 1:40

Jul 12th
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dok dicer

... which is the one thing [Clinton and Trump] have in common. This and the fact that they are both a) sexual predators and b) don't think twice about screwing over minoritized groups for personal political (and thus ultimately financial) gain.

Jul 12th
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dok dicer

I don't really think that focusing on telling people how bad Trump is is the important part though. Those numbskulls who do not already know that by themselves are not going to be convinced by Democrats telling them so. What is important is to avoid a replay of 2016, to avoid putting progressive voters in a turd vs shit sandwich voting position again. In other words: Avoid Joe fucking Biden.

Jul 9th
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Andrew La Fontaine

to me, a debate on climate change is this generation's equivalent to the early 20th century debate on whether to get involved in the world wars. it's not that every other issue is unimportant, but this is a national/global emergency. as stated, it is this generation's existential threat

Jul 5th
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Alex Mercedes

so like Dan: the guy who doesn't have a dog, doing research and showing sensitivity for a dog's privacy. JV really needs to take a break from social media. his first thought was to get pics of the dog and plaster them on social media to earn political points.

Jul 5th
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dok dicer

The president of the United States makes money from July 4th celebrations glorifying the US military and its toys because he has doubled the rent for the hotel chain he owns. The only way this could be more American would be by serving deep fried bald eagles filled with oxycodon and milk shake.

Jul 4th
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Bradley Griffin

dok dicer Upgrade milkshake to Jumbo and get a free box of ammunition

Jul 4th
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Darcie Harris

Loved this intelligent conversation about the most troubling issues our country faces. Bennett just became my candidate.

Jul 3rd
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Samuel Anderson

"The political media-Twitter industrial complex" lol, that has become a thing, hasn't it? And yeah, it's terrible. Makes me want to go off the grid when it comes to politics.

Jul 2nd
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Trinity  miller

No one should have their personal space intruded upon but Lucy Flores came public at this time to stop Joe Biden from entering the presidential race and definitely to keep him from getting the nomination because she disagrees with him politically. You defend Flores without speaking of the political ramification and her motivation. She directed people to look at edited photos and videos that were Photoshop to make things look worse. The problem is her political motivation at coming forward at this time is mixed in with personal space. The US attitude is so much more puritanical than the European.

Jul 2nd
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Ryan Jones

This episode is why Democrats lose. People want a champion. They want people who will fight for them. They don't want handwringing lickspittles who game things out. Those are the people who abandon you when it isn't politically advantageous to them.

Jul 2nd
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Gabrielle

"We need to protect abortion based on the nonexistent constitutional right to privacy because abortion is a constitutional right" "The NRA is a fascist organization" Jfc do you know what hypocrisy is or do you just not own any mirrors?

Jul 2nd
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Santiago

In 1684 the Catholic Church removed 14 books from the Bible.The 14 books referred to as the Apocrypha.

Jul 2nd
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Alex Mercedes

whoa....that whole "Parachute" thing. that was weird in a way that made my mind feel soiled for having heard it. Ari Berman conversation was some of Crooked's best work. thanks!

Jul 1st
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asknise

Am I the only one that skips the ads? Sorry sponsors.

Jul 1st
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Christina Delarosa

they mentioned nothing about Andrew Yang. I'm starting to believe they are just as bad at the DNC 🙄

Jul 1st
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