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Against the Grain

Jan 20, 2020

Democratic strategists Doug Thornell and Adrienne Elrod, the co-hosts of The Electables podcast, break down the state of the presidential race ahead of the Iowa caucuses. They share their thoughts on the political strategies that may have shaped Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders' recent conflict, as well as how the...


Jan 9, 2020

Former Republican congressman Tom Davis breaks down the potential impact of the impeachment trial on the Democratic presidential primary, Bloomberg's opportunity, and why people shouldn't underestimate Bernie Sanders. Plus, he comments on where there may be surprises on the Senate...


Dec 19, 2019

Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Washington Post columnist, compares the U.K.'s elections with those of the U.S. and discusses the potential fallout from impeachment. He also parses the parties' strategies around race, gender, and class, and names the people who may be best...


Dec 11, 2019

Sarah Isgur, who served as spokeswoman for the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions, joins the show this week to talk about impeachment, the IG report criticizing the FBI's handling of the Russia investigation, the 2020 presidential campaign and Sessions's campaign prospects in Alabama.


Dec 5, 2019

David de la Fuente, the senior political analyst in the Social Policy and Politics program at Third Way, is on to analyze the shifting presidential field, evaluate the impact of impeachment, and discuss the voters that often go overlooked in Washington. Plus, he breaks down the most important states for Democrats in...