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The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party is the new book by Washington Post Opinion Columnist, Dana Milbank. In this interview with Bill, he takes us from Newt Gingrich in 1990’s all the way to the GOP response to the Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant. And now we have one party that is not committed to our democracy. You c…
 
Biden’s Truly Big Week. But Trump Reclaims the Spotlight. Merrick Garland Calls his Bluff. GOP Way Out on a Limb. Will it Matter for the Midterms? With Jason Dick, Editor-in-chief at CQ-Roll Call, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News, Sarah Wire, Justice Department and national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times and Alex Roarty, …
 
The First Amendment of the Constitution is pretty clear: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But the GOP and MAGA World are increasingly promoting something called “Christian Nationalism.” What is it? Is it dangerous? Bill talked to his old friend the Reverend Barry Lynn wh…
 
Dem Wins. Biden 24? KS Choice Win. Mid-terms. AZ Elects Deniers. Pelosi in China. Liz Cheney Won't Stop. With Jeff Dufour, Editor-in-chief of the National Journal, Zach Cohen, Congress Reporter for Bloomberg Government, Jessica Taylor, Senate & Governors Editor, Cook Political Report and Shirish Date, White House Correspondent at HuffPost. Today’s …
 
When Bill talked to Jacqueline Ayers, the Senior Vice president at Planned Parenthood for Policy, Campaigns and Advocacy, the word “rage” came up six times. Rage against this latest Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe V Wade. Rage against the state legislatures and governors who are instituting draconian abortion bans. Rage against the burdens put…
 
Manchin-Schumer Deal. GOP Skunked. DOJ Looking Hard at Trump. Trump 911 Truther? Pelosi to Taiwan? New Third Party. Fox Loves DeSantis. With Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, Scott Wong, Senior Congressional Reporter for NBC News and Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the I…
 
As Bill used to say on his radio show, you don't need to watch Fox News or listen to Rush Limbaugh, because Media Matters for America was doing it for you. They're still doing it and they've added other right-wing outlets like One America News Network or OAN. In today's podcast, Media Matters writer Bobby Lewis takes us down the dark rabbit hole th…
 
January 6th Primetime Hearing. Congressional Action on Same-sex Marriage and Contraception. Steve Bannon on Trial. With John Bennett, Editor-at-Large, CQ Roll Call, Analysis columnist & CQ Senate newsletter scribe, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY and Linda Feldmann, Washington bureau chief, White House/politics corresp…
 
Mark Leibovich is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Town. His new book, Thank You for Your Servitude, DONALD TRUMP'S WASHINGTON AND THE PRICE OF SUBMISSION is the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualist…
 
January 6th Blockbuster. Trump: Legal Peril and Running Again. Candidates Matter. Roe Meets Real Life. Biden in Middle East. With Alayna Treene, Congressional reporter for Axios, Co-author of the Axios Sneak Peek newsletter, Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal and Philip Bump, Washington Post: National correspondent and author of Newsl…
 
The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler is a new explosive and controversial book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David Kertzer, a Professor of Social Science at Brown University. The book tells the story of Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust. Spoiler alert:…
 
With Maya King, Politics Reporter for The New York Times covering the South, Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent for New York Magazine. His new book on Biden and Obama, The Long Alliance is out in September and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. Today's podcast is supported by the Ironworkers Union. More informatio…
 
Today's guest runs down the major and disastrous decisions from this Supreme Court. Elizabeth Wydra is the Constitutional Accountability Center’s President. From 2008-2016, she served as its Chief Counsel. Throughout her tenure she has filed more than 200 briefs on behalf of the Constitutional Accountability Center and clients, which include preemi…
 
Cassidy Hutchinson and Roe v Wade dominate the news and the Roundtable this week with Ginger Gibson, Deputy DC Editor, NBC News Digital, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News, Allan Smith, Political Reporter for NBC News and Lauren Burke, Writer for The Guardian and Black Press USA and Host of the Burkefile Podcast. Today, Bill features th…
 
Today's guest is Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona. This is his fourth term in Congress where he focuses on national security issues and the health and welfare of veterans. He's a veteran himself having served in Iraq as an infantryman in the Marines. He is the son of Hispanic immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, in this cas…
 
NOTE: THE PODCAST WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED ROE v WADE. More January 6th Hearing Bombshells. Supreme Court on Guns and Religion, Gun Bill Passes Senate. With Jason Dick, Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Jennifer Haberkorn, covering Congress for The Los Angeles Times, Abby Livingston, Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Trib…
 
During the hearings of the January 6th Select Committee, one question keeps coming up, “Did Donald Trump believe he had actually won the election?” “How could it be, that after being told repeatedly that no substantial fraud had occurred, he still maintained he won?” “Is the man crazy?” It just so happens that we looked into this very question on t…
 
The January 6th Hearings. Pence’s Chances and Gun Safety Stalled in the Senate. With Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter on the Hill for The Wall Street Journal, Amanda Becker, Politics Reporter for 19th News and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teams…
 
A two-part Bill Press Pod today on the January 6th Select Committee hearings. We'll hear from California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, who led the questioning in Monday's hearing and from David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones magazine who was in the hearing room for both sessions. You can read David's work at DavidCorn.com and at Mother…
 
The January 6th Special Committee Hearing. The Chances for Any Gun Safety Legislation. With Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal, Igor Bobic, Senior politics reporter at HuffPost and Alayna Treene, Congressional reporter for Axios. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, more information at U…
 
Norman Ornstein is one of the leading experts on the Congress and an Emeritus Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author, with Thomas E. Mann of the 2012 book, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism and with Thomas E. Mann and E.J. Dione, the author of th…
 
Biden on Gun Safety. January 6th Hearings' Impact? Inflation and a Rare Mea Culpa. Trump and the Midterms. With Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico, Jason Dick, Editor in Chief CQ Roll Call and Political Theater podcast host and Tom LoBianco, Politics Reporter for Yahoo News. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers’ Interna…
 
Elie Mystal returns to the Bill Press Pod with a withering takedown of the Second Amendment, Justice Alito and Supreme Court Ethics. He is The Nation Magazine’s Justice Correspondent. He's a frequent guest on MSNBC commenting on the intersection between the legal and the political. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he gave up Bi…
 
With the tragic massacre of children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas dominating the news, we talked to Igor Volsky of Guns Down America about what can be done, if anything, to combat gun violence and the politicians who support it. But our gun laws cannot change unless our politicians do, so Bill also talked to two sharp political reporters about the…
 
In their award-winning 75 episode podcast series, Trump Inc., WNYC reporters Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz told the story of the former president’s businesses, conflicts of interests, unhappy partners and the just bonkers idea that sitting president had a worldwide business. Now they have a new podcast which explores the events leading up to Ja…
 
Trump Still Got it? Is Fetterman the Future? Will Abortion Help the Democrats? Great Replacement Theory and Murder. Biden to Asia. With Philip Bump, National Correspondent for The Washington Post. Newsletter: "How to Read This Chart," Ginger, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and John Bennett, Editor-at-Large, CQ Roll Call and CQ Senate …
 
Journalist Judd Legum was a regular on the Bill Press Show for years. Today, he makes his debut on the Bill Press Pod. Legum writes a four-times per week newsletter, Popular Information, that practices Independent Accountability Journalism. He compares what people and institutions SAY to what these same people and institutions actually DO. Today we…
 
January 6th Subpoenas to GOP. FBI Probe of Trump Documents Removal. Trump’s Midterm Record Mixed. Abortion Rights vs The Midterms. With Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, Lauren Burke, Host, Burkefile, Writer for Black Press USA and The Guardian and Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal. Today's Bi…
 
Former Progressive Caucus Co-chair Mark Pocan and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are at the center of the 2022 midterms. Ron Johnson is up for reelection and control of the Senate may hinge on that race. There are competitive House seats that may determine control in that chamber. In Wisconsin the legislature is so gerrymandered, it is almost im…
 
Leaked Roe Draft Decision Rocks DC and America. Trump Wins in Ohio with J.D. Vance. Biden Attacks MAGA. With Seung Min Kim, White House Reporter for The Washington Post, Amanda Becker, Politics & DC Reporter for 19thNews and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Plus a special interview with Elizabeth Wydra, President of Th…
 
With the midterms just seven months away, Bill talks to Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. They focus on the primaries coming up in the month of May in the GOP where Trump has endorsed candidates. How these primaries turn …
 
January 6th Committee Hearings Coming. The Big Lie is Dividing the GOP. Biden: $33 Billion for Ukraine. GOP Knifes Madison Cawthorn. Elon Musk Terrorizes Twitter and Biden to White House Correspondents Dinner. With Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief, White House/Politics Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor, Gabe Debenedetti, Nationa…
 
Today's guest is Joe Cirincione, here for a monthly update on Putin's war in Ukraine. Cirincione is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously served for over 12 years as the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution. He is a member of the Council on …
 
Democrats Fighting Over the Border. Democrats Don't Seem to Fight Back. With One Big Exception. Ron DeSantis and the GOP target Disney and Kevin McCarthy Gets Caught Lying. With Jason Dick, Editor at CQ Roll Call, Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter on the Hill for The Wall Street Journal, Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico and Amanda Be…
 
Cindy McCain is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture which leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. She is the widow of former Arizona senator and 2008 Republican nominee for President, John McCain. In 2020 she endorsed Joe Biden for president. She has a long histor…
 
The panel takes on the primary races in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Plus the depressing national political landscape for Democrats. And the effect of Trump's endorsements. With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, Maya King, Politics Reporter at The New York Times covering the South, S.V. Dáte, White House Correspondent …
 
Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk. She covers Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli has reported on the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies. Today Bill featured the work of the World Cen…
 
Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed. Bipartisan Punishment for Russia. Midterm Attack Lines. Time is Short for the Jan 6 Committee. With Jason Dick, Interim Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Sarah Wire, Justice Department and National Security Reporter for The Los Angeles Times, focused on Jan 6/extremism, Alayna Treene, Congressional Reporter for Axios…
 
Ron Brownstein is one of the sharpest analysts of American politics. He is a Senior CNN Political Analyst and a Senior Editor for The Atlantic. He's been reporting and writing about the radical rollback of rights in Red states. Ron's CNN work can be found here. His work for The Atlantic here. Ron's great book, Rock Me on the Water, on the way the T…
 
Can Biden Fix Inflation? Are the Democrats doomed in November? Is the January 6th Committee Stalling Out? Will the Department of Justice Move on Meadows/Trump? Will Putin Help Trump Smear the Bidens? With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY, Hunter Walker, Report…
 
Elie Mystal is The Nation Magazine’s Justice Correspondent. He's a frequent guest on MSNBC commenting on the intersection between the legal and the political. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he gave up Big Law to fight for justice. He has just published a new book that immediately landed on the New York Times bestseller list a…
 
Ukraine Winning? GOP attacks on Judge Jackson. Ginni Thomas Texts. Trump Power Waning? Albright and Young Legacy. With Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief of National Journal, Scott Wong, Senior Congressional Reporter for NBC News, Lauren Burke, Writer for Black Press USA and The Guardian and Zach Cohen, Congress Reporter for Bloomberg Government. Today's…
 
Twenty-six days into Putin's War in Ukraine, can anything be done to stop the carnage and stop Putin? What are the likely next steps, diplomatically and militarily? What are the risks of a wider war, of a nuclear war? To provide some context, Bill has arranged to talk again with the two experts on foreign affairs who gave us their first assessment …
 
Zellenskyy Inspires the World. The End of Daylight Savings Time? Trump Flailing. A Global Reset at Every Level? With Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ-Roll Call and Host of the Political Theater podcast and Tom LoBianco, Reporter at Yahoo News. Today Bill featured the work of the W…
 
John Bolton had unimpeachable Republican and Conservative credentials. Until he went to work for Donald Trump as his National Security Advisor. It did not go well as he detailed in his book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. Bolton and Bill discuss the current situation in Ukraine and Trump's attitudes toward Russia, Ukraine and Vla…
 
Russian War Crimes. GOP Putin Whiplash. Congress actually passes a budget. Jan 6th Committee revelations. GOP replays the Culture War. With Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent at The Los Angeles Times, Jennifer Bendery, Senior Politics Reporter for HuffPost and Pema Levy, Reporter at Mother Jones. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by …
 
Can Congress file charges against Trump? Will the Justice Department file charges against Trump? Can a former president even be charged with a crime or even if true, can Trump still just get away with it? To get the answers, Bill talks to Barbara McQuade, an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a professor at the University of Michigan Law Scho…
 
Ukraine War Escalating. State of the Union. January 6th Committee Bombshell. Trump vs DeSantis 2024? Texas Primary. With S.V. Dáte, White House Correspondent at HuffPost, Leah Askarinam, co-author of the On Politics newsletter at the New York Times, and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. Today's Bill Press Pod is suppor…
 
What the hell is going on with Putin and Ukraine? To provide some expert context, our guests today are two experts on foreign affairs. Steve Pifer was our Ambassador to Ukraine in the last two years of the Clinton Administration and was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine in the first four years of t…
 
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