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Hot Wash Reloaded: Andrew Milburn and the War in Ukraine

On this edition of the RealClear Defense podcast Hot Wash, an encore interview from September 2022 looking at the War in Ukraine. Host John Sorensen speaks with retired Marine Colonel Andrew Milburn, Founder and CEO of the Mozart Group, an organization that is training Ukrainian frontline units in the war against Russian occupation.  Milburn retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 2019. His last position in uniform was as deputy commander of Special Operations Command Central, and prior to that, commanding officer of the Marine Raider Regiment and Combined Special Operations Task Force–Iraq. He is also the author of a memoir about his 30 years of service in the Corps, called “When The Tempest Gathers”.  Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/ for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

43m
Nov 24
Biden's 80th Birthday: Is He the Tom Brady of The Democratic Party? And the Politics of the World Cup

RCP president and co-founder Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss questions surrounding President Joe Biden's age in the wake of the midterm elections. Also, a look at the American Team at the World Cup and the politics of banning beer.

10m
Nov 22
The GOP Takes the House, Trump Steps Up, and Pelosi Steps Down

Carl Cannon, Susan Crabtree and Sean Trende join Andrew Walworth to discuss the GOP's narrow majority in the House, Nancy Pelosi's decision not to run for Democratic House leadership, and Donald Trump's announcement that he will seek the presidency in 2024.

28m
Nov 18
Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath

On today’s episode of the RealClearDefense podcast “Hot Wash,” host John Sorensen, and RCD contributor John Waters speak with journalist and combat veteran Ben Kesling about his new book, “Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath”. It is the story of one unit of the famed 82nd Airborne, their tour in Kandahar’s notorious Arghandab Valley and the impact on their lives in the years after. By the end of their deployment, three soldiers had been killed in action, a dozen more grievously injured, and nearly half the company awarded Purple Hearts. In the decade since, two more have died by suicide, with a dozen others attempting, and still more admitting they had considered it. It is a story about the lasting price of war and how to help those who have paid it. Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/ for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.    

52m
Nov 17
Trump's Big News and Who Will Be the Next Speaker?

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan is joined by RCP White House Correspondent Philip Wegmann to discuss Trump's big announcement tonight, Mike Pence's new book, and the race for Speaker of the House. Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

11m
Nov 15
Democrats Defy Expectations or Republican Disaster? Midterms 2022 Results

On today's episode of the RealClearPolitics Takeaway co-founder and president of RealClear Tom Bevan, Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon, and RCP White House Correspondent Philip Wegmann discuss this week's midterm election results. Was it a, "disaster for Republicans?" Did the polls misread voters? What do the results mean for the 2024 presidential race?  Read Philip Wegmann's interview with Missouri Senator Josh Hawley,  "Josh Hawley Blasts GOP Leadership for Midterm Showing" https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/11/11/josh_hawley_blasts_gop_leadership_for_midterm_losses_148459.html Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894  

26m
Nov 11
Post-Midterm Fog of War

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss to discuss Democrats' Tuesday's results in an unusual midterm election. Democrats clearly outperformed projections, but several races remain undecided and much of the data is still unclear. Republicans are likely to take the House with a minimal majority, and the Senate remains on a knife's edge possibly into December. How will the slim margins affect the likely House Speaker McCarthy's ability to lead Republicans? Will McConnell return to the Majority Leader's chair in the Senate? How will a seeming rejection of some of Trump's endorsed candidates affect his power to shape the 2024 election? Join us each week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway. Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

15m
Nov 10
Election Day 2022

It's Election Day 2022, and RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss the midterms. Join us each week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway.  Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

11m
Nov 08
The Latest RCP Poll Averages, Biden's Closing Argument, and Trump Teases a 2024 Run For The White House

Election day is next Tuesday but some 33 million Americans have already voted. President Biden spoke this week at Union Station in Washington DC saying democracy itself is on the ballot – an opinion also voiced by former president Barrack Obama on the campaign trail. Republicans are feeling bolstered by recent polls which show their chances improving, including in tight Senate races like New Hampshire, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Also this week, former President Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa that he may announce another bid for the White House soon after Election Day. RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, senior elections analyst Sean Trende join Andrew Walworth on today’s RCP Takeaway podcast.

38m
Nov 04
The Shot: The Harrowing Journey of a Marine in the War On Terror

On today’s episode of the RealClearDefense podcast “Hot Wash,” RCD contributor John Waters speaks with Bill Bee and Wills Robinson the authors of “The Shot: The Harrowing Journey of a Marine in the War On Terror.” Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

40m
Nov 02
Midterm Countdown: One Week to Election Day

RCP president and co-founder Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon look at the electoral map with one week left to Election Day. Did the Democrats miscalculate by putting abortion at the center of their midterm strategy?

9m
Nov 01
Josh Kraushaar Joins The Panel to Talk About Whether the Red Wave is Real, The Fetterman/Oz Debate and The Youth Vote in the 2022 Midterms

With the election less than two weeks away, the electoral map is trending red and some Democrats are already singing the blues. Can the Democrats come back? Also, a look at the fallout from the Pennsylvania Senate debate, and an examination of the 2022 youth vote: a new poll predicts a “Gen Z Wave,” but will young voters show up at the ballot box and if so, what impact will they have on the final results? Co-founder and president of RCP Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and Axios senior political correspondent Josh Kraushaar join Andrew Walworth on today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.

29m
Oct 28
New Polling Shows Catholic Voters May Hold The Key in Six Swing States

Matthew Bunson of EWTN News, joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon and Andrew Walworth to discuss a brand new poll conducted jointly by EWTN and RealClear Opinion Research of Catholic voters in six swing states just weeks before the 2022 midterms.

20m
Oct 27
Midterm Countdown: Two Weeks Until Election Day 2022

RealClearPolitics president and co-founder Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon look at the national map two weeks before election day. What do the RCP averages say about which party may win control of Congress?

9m
Oct 25
A New Way to Look at Polling from RCP, Biden's Midterm Strategy, and the Surprisingly Close Senate Race in Utah

On today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast, a look at the RCP Polling Accountability Project, a new initiative designed to shed light on polling accuracy. Also, a look at President Biden’s midterm strategy, and an examination of the Senate race in Utah, where incumbent Republican Mike Lee is in a surprisingly close race with independent candidate Evan McMullin. Associate editor and columnist A. B. Stoddard, president and co-founder Tom Bevan, and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon join Andrew Walworth for today’s discussion.

31m
Oct 21
Costs of War with Stephanie Savell

On the RealClearDefense podcast "Hot Wash", host John Sorensen and RCD Contributor John Waters speak with Stephanie Savell, the Co-Director of the Costs of War project at the Watson Institute for International Relations at Brown University. Savell is an anthropologist, who researches militarism, security, and civic engagement in relation to the United States post-9/11 wars. The Costs of War project takes an interdisciplinary approach to ask what are the real total costs of war? Have the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan improved those nations or left them worse off for the American interventions? What are the combined costs of using the military when you include financing the "military industrial complex," the costs of financing that borrowing,  the long term medical care of veterans, the impact on communities, and all the ripples that 20 years of war sends through a society? To read more about the Costs of War project https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/ Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

43m
Oct 21
Massive Early Voting and Debates for the 2022 Midterms

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss the 2022 midterms. With only three weeks to go, huge numbers in early voting indicate that this election will be a high turnout midterm. Will debates move the needle when a significant portion of voters have already cast their votes? Join us each week on Tuesday and Thursday, and Friday as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway. Be sure to rate and recommend the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

11m
Oct 18
Jan 6 Hearings: Is This The "October Surprise" Democrats Are Counting On?

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the latest revelations from the January 6 hearings and their effect on the 2022 midterm elections.

6m
Oct 14
Inflation Update: Biden Says He Has "More Work to Do"

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss President Biden's response to the latest inflation numbers, and the effect inflation will have on the 2022 midterms.

10m
Oct 13
Jason Kander “Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD”

On today's episode of the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" host John Sorensen and RCD contributor Todd Carney, speak with Jason Kander, veteran, politician and most recently author of “Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD” In 2006, Kander served as a military intelligence officer in Afghanistan for the Army Reserve. After returning to civilian life, Kander entered politics serving in his home state of Missouri’s House of Representatives in 2008, and then in 2012 as the Missouri Secretary of State. In 2016 he ran for Missouri’s Senate seat, narrowly losing to Republican Roy Blunt by a small margin in a state where President Trump beat Hillary Clinton by more than 18 points. He became a rising star in the Democratic party with speculation about a presidential run. In 2018 he ran for mayor of Kansas City, but in a dramatic turn dropped out of the race citing symptoms of PTSD and depression. Currently, he co-Hosts with Ravi Gupta the progressive political podcast Majority 54. And is the president of national expansion at Veterans Community Project, a non-profit supporting homeless veterans. Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

40m
Oct 11
RealClear Poll Averages Updated, Catholics on Biden, and Sen Tim Scott's Mission

On this Friday's news roundup, The Takeaway looks at the RealClear poll averages less than 5 weeks out from the 2022 midterms. What are the options for Democrats to retain control of the House and the Senate in the remaining weeks before the election? What are the prospects for Republicans to take both houses? Also this week, a new RealClear Opinion Research survey conducted in concert with Catholic television network EWTN looks at American Catholics' attitudes toward President Biden and the top political issues. And Susan Crabtree profiles Senator Tim Scott. Is he positioning himself for a 2024 presidential run? Guest host John Sorensen is joined by Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon, and Susan Crabtree, national and White House correspondent. Read the RealClear Opinion/EWTN survey of Catholics in American https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/10/04/key_catholic_demographic_split_on_support_for_biden_148272.html Tim Scott's Midterm Mission by Susan Crabtree https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/10/05/tim_scotts_midterm_mission_148284.html Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

31m
Oct 07
Escape From Kabul

On today's RealClearDefense podcast "Hot Wash," host John Sorensen and RCD Editor David Craig, talk with Jamie Roberts, the director of a new documentary on HBO/Max “Escape From Kabul” about the chaotic evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan in August of last year. The documentary uses never before seen archival footage and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses from the Marines on the ground to the Taliban forces who took over the city. Roberts is also the director of “Four Hours at the Capitol” about the January 6 riot.  Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

34m
Oct 06
October Surprises for Walker, Oz and Fetterman Plus Elon Fixes Ukraine

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan joins RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss "October Surprises" in the Georgia and Pennsylvania Senate races. Plus, Elon Musk proposes a compromise between Ukraine and Russia sparking a firestorm in the Twitterverse. Join us each week on Tuesday and Thursday, and Friday as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway. Be sure to rate and recommend the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

12m
Oct 04
Sean Trende Joins The Panel to Discuss Who Will Win the Midterms, the Politics of Hurricane Ian and Whether Voters Will Embrace “Bidenomics”

Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, Carl Cannon, Washington bureau chief, and Sean Trende, senior elections analyst, join Andrew Walworth to discuss how the White House is handling economic issues in the lead up to the midterms and the politics of Hurricane Ian. Also Sean Trende discusses his latest analysis of the race for the House of Representatives.

31m
Sep 30
White House "Doubles Down" on Biden's Gaffe About Late Congresswoman and the GOP's New Plan for the Culture Wars

White House Correspondent Phil Wegmann joins Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon to discuss President Biden's recent gaffe concerning the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R-Ind.) White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the gaffe in the White House briefing, as reporters sought to clarify the President's words. Also, a look at a new Republican Study Committee policy memo, called the “Family Policy Agenda,” which includes more than 80 recommendations that they will try to make law if the GOP wins control of Congress.

12m
Sep 29
Six Weeks to the Midterms: Can Democrats Run the Table?

RealClearPolitics Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon joins RCP White House Correspondent Philip Wegmann to discuss Democrats' prospects for the midterms. What are the White House plans to try and retain control of the House? Join us each week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday as RealClear’s journalists discuss the issues of the day. Stay informed with context and perspective on the RealClearPolitics Takeaway.  Subscribe to Carl Cannon's Morning Note https://www.realclearpolitics.com/daily_newsletters/ Find podcasts and more on RealClearPolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/podcasts/ Get the latest polling averages on today's races https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/ Subscribe on iTunes to catch every episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/realclearpolitics-takeaway/id1509826894

15m
Sep 27
Kristen Soltis Anderson Joins the Panel to Talk About Whether Ron DeSantis is the Real "Trump 2.0," the Democratic Midterm "Surge," and The GOP's Commitment to America

Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson joins RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and host Andrew Walworth on today’s RCP Takeaway podcast. They discuss the Republican’s “Commitment to America” announced this week by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and discuss whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is positioning himself to take on Donald Trump in 2024. Also, a look at the Democratic uptick in recent polling. What does it mean for November?

36m
Sep 23
Stuart Scheller, "Crisis of Command"

Today on the RealClearDefense podcast “Hot Wash” RCD editor David Craig, contributor John Waters, and host John Sorensen speak with retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, about holding the political and military leadership accountable for the chaotic withdrawal and ultimate Taliban victory after 20 years of fighting in Afghanistan. Scheller, an infantry officer who in part became well known for viral videos on Facebook in which he criticized command for the pull out, is now the author of a new memoir looking at his 17 years in the corps, Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America’s Generals and Politicians. Can there be accountability for the failures in Afghanistan?

41m
Sep 22
Stuart Scheller Crisis of Command

Today on the RealClearDefense podcast “Hot Wash” RCD editor David Craig, contributor John Waters, and host John Sorensen speak with retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, about holding the political and military leadership accountable for the chaotic withdrawal and ultimate Taliban victory in Afghanistan. Scheller, an infantry officer who in part became well known for viral videos on Facebook in which he criticized command for the pull out, is now the author of a new memoir looking at his 17 years in the corps, . Can there be accountability for the failures in Afghanistan? Subscribe to the RealClearDefense Podcast "Hot Wash" https://realclear-defense-presents-hot-wash.simplecast.com/ Subscribe to the Morning Recon newsletter https://www.realcleardefense.com/daily_newsletters/for a daily roundup of news and opinion on the issues that matter for military, defense, veteran affairs, and national security.

41m
Sep 21
The White House Walks Back Biden's 60 Minutes Interview and Martha's Vineyard Votes Immigrants Off the Island

On today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast, RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the reaction to President Biden's television appearance on 60 Minutes, as well as the political impact of Florida Governor Ron Desantis' decision to send illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, who have since been relocated to the Massachusetts mainland.

13m
Sep 20