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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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Mark Pena

the more people in need of no fault of their own that we help, the better people we become no matter what your race or religion or non religion

Feb 18th
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Mark Pena

make voting easier for all !

Feb 17th
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Mark Pena

popular vote ! one person one vote. where you live should not make your vote more or less valuable than someone else's.

Feb 17th
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Nick Kerr

it'll be an awful idea to get rid of the Electoral College. Electoral College brings relevance to small states with rural, and very dispersed populations. Getting rid of it would focus our elections in the major cities, and rural voters would lose their representation. I have a feeling that the guys on the Potter only in favor of getting rid of the Electoral College because that would significantly benefit Democratic politicians. if you want third-party and independent candidates have more of a chance, then you need to get rid of our plurality election system. if you want third-party candidates to win then we have to get away from the single non-transferable Vote, or we need to install multi-member districts.

Feb 15th
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SMSimon

Just think how easy it'll be for Trump to win if Schultz & Bernie both run... For the love of God, Bernie, PLEASE stay home!?

Feb 15th
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Jen Jones

SMSimon Bernie wouldn't run as an independent anyway

Feb 15th
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erik rogers

SMSimon only a few disturbed wealthy liberals would choose Schultz over Bernie

Feb 15th
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Nunya Business

Might have vetoed. Peaches really, really hates paying contractors.

Feb 14th
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Nick Kerr

I think Democrats are going to make the mistake of flooding the field in 2020. They need to consolidate themselves, as a party. They have experienced such a diasporic shift that shows how many different factions in the party they have. I think the more candidates they have, the harder it will be for them to unite and beat Trump.

Feb 13th
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Alex Mercedes

I have begun to wonder whether Jon F likes Jon L. the not-funny jibes delivered as though they are funny. what's up?

Feb 12th
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Nunya Business

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Feb 12th
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Nunya Business

Trump Tower was built with the help of illegal Polish immigrants.

Feb 12th
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Natalie Schreiber

btw we "got tRump" because the Democratic establishment refused to embrace their populist base, unlike the Republicans who did.

Feb 11th
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Natalie Schreiber

please don't fall for the canard of "how are we going to pay for it?" have you never heard of Modern Monetary Theory? besides, the Republicans never say how they're going to pay for wars and tax cuts and furthermore, it's always been Democrat presidents that balance the budget and Republican presidents that explode it.

Feb 11th
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Nick Kerr

Natalie Schreiber That's fine and all. Don't misunderstand and think that I'm against Medicare for all. I'm completely in favor of universal healthcare. But we need to have a hard conversation on how we are going to pay for it before we implement it. Republicans use the excuse that lowering taxes will increase investment in the economy and will therefore increase revenue. It doesn't actually work like that all the time, vut they at least try to justify the cuts. Democrats have not given an intelligent plan on paying for this and it needs to happen. If we don't have a plan in place to pay for it when it goes into effect then suddenly we have a massive deficit crisis on our hands.

Feb 12th
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Natalie Schreiber

Nick Kerr 1) I like Bernie Sanders' M4A plan. 2) Modern Monetary Theory. 3) corporations and the highest income earners should be paying higher taxes anyway but also 4) don't discount the benefits of: not having to worry about in- network vs. out of network, random increases and outrageous deductibles, and not having your healthcare attached to your job, (just to name a few) which would be amazing for peace of mind and overall stress reducing, which leads to better overall health. Frankly I can't believe that anyone would actually argue to keep those things! Anyway, my original point is that I'm sick of hearing "how are we going to pay for it" when it comes to something like healthcare but there's never a pushback when it comes to spending on nonsense wars and greedy tax cuts for the ultra wealthy. Check out the podcast Pitchfork Economics it's quite enlightening 😀 have a good day.

Feb 12th
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Alex Mercedes

Mitch, Mitch, .... sure wish you could have found your way to answer that last question. oh well... I do miss New Orleans.

Feb 11th
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Alex Mercedes

sound check before the show please. the mic volume levels were inconsistent which made listening maddening.

Feb 9th
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Michelle Drummond

When confronted with the argument that socialism is the death knell for democracy, why does no one ever seem to make the simple, clear argument that socialism is an economic system and democracy is a system of government, so one does not negate or preclude the other? It's not that hard to understand that in a democracy, people can choose (through the vote) to move toward a more socialist economy without giving up their right to, in future elections, vote to move back toward a more capitalist system. I realize the education system has worked hard to ensure that Americans equate/conflate democracy and capitalism, but that's only an insurmountable problem if we don't recognize it and work to correct it. Right?

Feb 8th
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Nick Kerr

The problem of rising racism needs to be talked about. But talling about it overtly tends to hurt candidates. So instead of calling Trump and certain other politicians racist, why not call them racially insensitive? Most people that know it exists will know exactly what is meant, and those who don't see racism for whatever convoluted reason won't immediately shut themselves inside their shell. It's mincing words, but the goal is to get people to understand the issue, not necessairly use the appropriate language in addressing itm

Feb 7th
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Max Well

Pod Save America is racist. supporting the KKK.

Feb 6th
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Jennifer Ha

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Feb 6th
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Hans Havlik

love it

Feb 5th
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Megan Corazzin

How are we to ever become more than a 2 party system? You guys make it sound impossible. How can we get there?

Jan 29th
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Rick Wagner

Casey Haden because ranked voting is used in Europe, makes lots of sense, would help prevent hateful races, and could unite the nation it's clear the gop will be against it. It passed twice in Maine and the Gop tried to kill it over and over. they want less voting and angry voting. I despise them

Feb 3rd
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Casey Haden

Megan Corazzin ranked choice voting

Jan 30th
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