EP 45: Fred Barnes & Mort Kondracke aka Fox News' "The Beltway Boys" on their new

In Episode 45, my guests are Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke. Fred Barnes is the co-founder and executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD and Mort Kondracke served as the executive editor of ROLL CALL and former Washington bureau chief for Newsweek. For over ten years, they co-hosted the popular weekly political show The Beltway Boys on Fox News. Today they still regularly appear as political commentators on Fox News, and they recently teamed up to write the first ever biography exploring the legacy of the late Congressman, quarterback and self-proclaimed bleeding heart conservative, Jack Kemp. The book is called JACK KEMP: THE BLEEDING HEART CONSERVATIVE WHO CHANGED AMERICA. According to the

EP 44: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Tax Reform, the Tea Party, & America's Role in the

My guest in this podcast is former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. From 2007 until just this year, she represented Minnesota’s 7th district in Congress and in 2012 Michele Bachmann ran for the Republican nomination for President. In Congress, she served on the House Financial Services Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence which oversees the CIA, the NSA, and other intelligence agencies. She has been a strong supporter of the Tea Party movement from it’s earliest days and founded the House Tea Party Caucus when she was in Congress. On this podcast, she’ll talk about the Tea Party’s role in the Republican party today and her thoughts on the GOP field in 2016. As a former

EP 43: Mike Pesca, Host of Slate's The Gist podcast

Mike Pesca hosts Slate's The Gist podcast 5 days a week and he's a weekly panelist on Slate's Hang Up & Listen podcast. Before that he was a national desk correspondent for NPR covering sports, culture and politics. He's won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Electronic Journalism, and he has a loyal following of fans who tune in daily to heir his "spiel" of the day. Today, he'll talk about the House Speakers race, money in politics, and the filibuster. Plus he'll go off on his one man boycott of Starbucks, The Tea Party and his disdain for the phrase "no problem." Click here to download this episode on iTunes or go to https://itun.es/i6Sb4Zk If you enjoyed this episode then ch

EP 42: Dr. Vince Houghton, Curator of the International Spy Museum

Just in time for BRIDGE OF SPIES, Dr. Vincent Houghton comes on the show. Vince is historian and curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC and host of SPYCAST, a popular weekly podcast covering all things espionage. On today's show, he'll talk about the true story and the real people behind the U-2 spy plane incident and the movie BRIDGE OF SPIES. Plus he'll talk about the greatest spy who ever lived, Cold War espionage, America's spy history from the Revolutionary War through the CIA, and he'll reveal some of the coolest spy gadgets in the collection at the International Spy Museum. Click here to listen to this episode or go to https://itun.es/i6Ss3Nt You can learn more abou

Episode 41: David Axelrod On The President, Hillary Clinton, & Why He's Still A Believer Aft

David Axelrod joins me on the show from Politicon in Los Angeles. In his 40 year career in politics, he has advised over 150 Democrat campaigns. He's the campaign wizard behind President Barack Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012 and he served in the White House as Senior Advisor to the President. Today he's founder and director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and he now has his own podcast called The Axe Files. On the podcast, he talks about his very first campaign, his early days covering notorious Chicago politics for the Tribune, his 23 year friendship with Barack Obama, and his love of the political process. We also discuss the healthcare act and the presiden

Episode 40: Michael Reagan on Why Conservatives Need to Stop Looking for the Next Ronald Reagan

Following the Reagan Library Republican debate, I talk with conservative author, radio host, and speaker, Michael Reagan. He also happens to be the son of the late President Ronald Reagan. He says the 2016 GOP candidates need to stop trying to imitate his father and repackage the Reagan legacy to better match their own political brands. Instead they should embody Reagan's spirit and his leadership qualities. He says if conservatives want to win in 2016, they need to focus on the future of the party instead of looking back nostalgically to the 80's and the Reagan era. He also says that many conservatives seem to misunderstand Ronald Reagan and he questions whether the icon of the conserva

Episode 39: ISIS's War on Cultural Heritage & the Modern Day 'Monuments Men' Who Are

In the past month, the murder of a Syrian Archeologist by ISIS terrorists and their senseless destruction of two temples at the UNESCO World Heritage site at Palmyra sent shockwaves through the archeological community, and drew media attention to what very well may be the biggest threat to the word’s shared cultural heritage since World War II. The maniacs of the so called Islamic State are blowing up historic monuments and looting and selling priceless ancient antiquities in what is now their second biggest revenue source only behind oil. In this podcast I talk with the men who are leading the charge to rescue some of the most important treasures of the ancient world before it’s too late.

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