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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
Andrew Milburn of The Mozart Group: The War for Ukraine

On this edition of the RealClear Defense podcast Hotwash, John Sorensen hosts 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.

43m
Sep 16
The New Hampshire Primary and New Subpoenas for The January 6 Investigation

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the New Hampshire primary and the politics behind a new round of subpoenas issued by the Justice Department regarding the government's January 6 investigation.

11m
Sep 13
The Future of The Royal Family, The Return of John Podesta, and Are Parents the Key Swing Voters in the 2022 Midterms?

On today’s RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast, White House correspondent Phil Wegmann, joins RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and moderator Andrew Walworth to discuss changing public attitudes toward the Royal Family in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death. Also, will parents be the most important swing voters in the 2022 midterms, and the return of controversial former Clinton aide John Podesta to the White House, where he will oversee $370 billion in US climate spending.

27m
Sep 09
Fetterman and Oz Will Debate, Hillary Clinton Says She Won't Run Again for President, But What About Michelle Obama?

On today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway, RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the latest developments in the Pennsylvania senate race and Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will not seek the presidency. Is she sending a message to Joe Biden?

9m
Sep 08
Is Biden's New Strategy of Attacking MAGA Republicans Going to Help Democrats in November?

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon look ahead to the 2022 midterms and discuss how President Biden's new rhetoric will shape campaigns over the homestretch. Also, a judge grants former President Trump's request for a special master to review the documents seized by the FBI during its raid on Mar-a-Lago.

11m
Sep 08
Susan Crabtree Joins the Panel to Discuss Biden's "Soul of America" Speech

RealClearPolitics national correspondent Susan Crabtree joins RCP president and co-founder Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon and Andrew Walworth to review President Biden's speech last night in Philadelphia. Also, a look at new data showing a decline in students' math and language skills during Covid, and what polls now say about Democratic chances in the 2022 midterms.

30m
Sep 02
Previewing Biden's Philadelphia Speech, Also Sarah Palin's Loss, and Serena Williams' Victory

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon look ahead to President Joe Biden's address to the nation tonight in Philadelphia. They also discuss rank choice voting and its role in the defeat of Sarah Palin in a special election for the House of Representatives in Alaska, and congratulate Serena Williams on last night's victory at the US Open Tennis Tournament.

9m
Sep 01
The Afghanistan Anniversary and Biden to Speak Out on Crime

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the political fall out from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan at its one-year anniversary. Also, a preview of President Biden's speech on crime and gun control to be given during today's appearance in Pennsylvania, a key swing state in the 2022 midterms.

11m
Aug 30
Emily Jashinksy Joins the Panel to Discuss the Politics of Cancelling Student Debt, the Latest on the Mar-a-Lago Raid, and WIll Abortion Help Democrats in November?

Emily Jashinksy, Culture Editor of the Federalist website, joins RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and moderator Andrew Walworth to discuss the Justice Department’s strategy concerning the Mar-a-Lago raid, the reaction to President Biden’s proposal to forgive student debt, and what this week’s primaries say about the Democratic Party’s chances to hold the House in the 2022 midterms.

33m
Aug 26
Writer/Director Abi Damaris Corbin Discusses Her New Film "Breaking," a Portrait of a Veteran at the Breaking Point

Writer/Director Abi Damaris Corbin discusses her new film, "Breaking," based on the real-life story of the late Brian Brown-Easley, a former Marine Corps veteran who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank with a bomb threat in 2017.

26m
Aug 25
Primary Day: Showdowns in New York and Florida and Are Twitter's User Numbers Real?

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon discuss today's primaries in New York and Florida. Also a look at the implications of a new whistleblower report that allegedly supports Elon Musk's accusation that Twitter overcounts the number of real subscribers on its platform.

10m
Aug 23
Branding Democrats

RCP Washington Bureau Chief Carl Cannon speaks with Ken and Daryl Weber, the authors of the new RealClear Publishing book, "Branding Democrats: A Top-to-Bottom Reimagining of Campaign Strategies." The father and son team of Ken Weber political strategist and commentator and his son Daryl Weber, a marketing and branding expert, prescribe a radical new approach for the Democratic Party.

32m
Aug 19
What's Next for Liz Cheney?

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss the results of Tuesday's primaries in Wyoming, passage of the "Inflation Reduction Act," and the salience of crime in the 2022 midterms.

9m
Aug 18
Today's Primaries: LIz Cheney and Sarah Palin On The Ballot

On today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway, RCP co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon discuss what's at stake in Tuesday's primaries in Alaska and Wyoming. Also, a look at the one-year anniversary of the the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.

11m
Aug 16
Merrick Garland Speaks Out on the Mar-a-Lago Raid, Is a Bigger IRS a Good Idea, and Remembering Rep. Jackie Walorski

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and White House correspondent Phil Wegmann join Andrew Walworth to discuss the latest developments in the raid of former President Trump's home and office, President Biden's statements on inflation, and remember the late Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana who died recently in a car accident with two of her staffers.

31m
Aug 12
Analyzing Tuesday's Primary Results and "Zero Inflation?"

RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan and Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon talk about Tuesday's primary results and President Biden's statement that the US economy experienced "zero inflation" in July.

8m
Aug 11
The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago: What's Next for Trump?

Carl Cannon and Tom Bevan discuss the political implications of Monday's FBI raid on former President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Does this increase the chances that Trump will run in 2024?

9m
Aug 09
Sean Trende Joins The Panel: Have Democrats Regained Momentum?

RealClearPolitics senior elections analyst Sean Trende joins Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, co-founder and president Tom Bevan, and host Andrew Walworth to discuss whether Tuesday's election results point to an improvement of Democratic chances for November.

28m
Aug 05
The War Against the Islamic State with Michael Gordon

RealClearDefense Contributor John Waters and "Hot Wash" host John Sorensen speak with Michael Gordon national security correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, about his new book “Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, From Barack Obama to Donald Trump.”  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.

49m
Aug 04
Should Speaker Pelosi Go to Taiwan, Tuesday's Primaries, and Deshaun Watson's Suspension

Tom Bevan and Carl Cannon discuss the potential impact of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, Tuesday's primaries in Arizona, Missouri and Michigan, and the NFL's decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for allegations of sexual misconduct.

11m
Aug 02
The White House Says There's No Recession and Are Billionaires Ruining American Politics?

The White House says the US is not in a recession, even though Wednesday's economic numbers point to a second quarter of shrinking GDP. What is the Democratic strategy for the economy, and will it affect the results of the midterms in November? Also, a look at a brand new poll from RealClear Opinion Research on attitudes toward billionaires. Carl Cannon and Tom Bevan join Andrew Walworth on this week's RealClearPolitics Takeaway.

22m
Jul 29
A New Poll Reveals Key Issues for Catholic Voters in the 2022 Midterms

A new poll taken by RealClear Opinion Research and EWTN News reveals how Catholic voters view the most significant issues in the 2022 midterm election, as well as their opinion on President Biden. Executive editor of EWTN News Matthew Bunson and RCP bureau chief Carl Cannon join Andrew Walworth on today's edition of the RealClearPolitics Takeaway to discuss.

16m
Jul 28
Can The White House Redefine Recession and Will Biden Run in 2024?

The Biden Administration is trying to argue that the US economy is not really entering a recession, as it prepares for what is likely to be another negative economic report due later this week. Carl Cannon and Tom Bevan discuss the White House strategy, and look ahead to 2024 and whether Joe BIden will be the Democratic nominee for president.

12m
Jul 26
Should We End the Two-Party System? A 'Disputed Questions' Debate

For years, but especially in recent times, many political observers have bemoaned the fact that American voters face a binary choice between the Democrats and the Republicans when it comes to party affiliation, and that the design of our political system has kept third, fourth, and fifth parties from gaining any real clout. Would we be better off if American voters had more options? Or does the current system – with all its flaws – still work just fine? Andrew Walworth is joined by a panel of experts to discuss. Panelists include Lee Drutman, senior fellow at New America and author of “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America”; Daniel DiSalvo, chair of the Political Science Department at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and Steve Teles, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Niskanen Center. The original essays discussed in this program can be found online at RealClearPolitics Disputed Questions.

27m
Jul 22