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Against the Grain

Sep 19, 2019

If you want political predictions, this is the show for you. Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, breaks down Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden's chances in 2020, analyzes the biggest presidential battleground states, and predicts how many seats Democrats will flip in the Senate.


Sep 12, 2019

Washington Examiner senior political correspondent David Drucker joins the show to preview the Democratic presidential debate this week and assess the political state of play after the GOP's narrow win in a hotly-contested Congressional special election.  

We also assess the breadth of Elizabeth Warren's appeal...


Sep 5, 2019

Summer's nearly over, but the politics of 2020 are beginning to heat up.  Former GOP operative Liam Donovan, now a principal at the Washington government relations firm Bracewell, joins the show to handicap President Trump's re-election odds and explains why Elizabeth Warren is starting to scare some Republicans.

Plus,...


Aug 7, 2019

Abby Livingston, the Washington bureau chief at the Texas Tribune, joins the show to talk about the big week in Texas political news. As one of the most connected reporter covering the Lone Star State, Abby provides insight into the wave of Texan GOP members of Congress retiring and contextualizes the recent tragedy in...


Jul 30, 2019

Democratic strategist Scott Mulhauser, who served as Vice President Joe Biden's deputy chief of staff in 2012, discusses the upcoming debates and what's at stake for the frontrunner. Mulhauser also discusses the politics of impeachment for Speaker Pelosi, and offers his perspective on the staff shakeup at the...