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Join Tara Setmayer - CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill - for a common sense perspective on everything from news of the day and politics to culture and sports. Guests include newsmakers, entertainers, and provocateurs. Launching September 11th.

Join Tara Setmayer - CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill - for a common sense perspective on everything from news of the day and politics to culture and sports. Guests include newsmakers, entertainers, and provocateurs. Launching September 11th.
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Join Tara Setmayer - CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill - for a common sense perspective on everything from news of the day and politics to culture and sports. Guests include newsmakers, entertainers, and provocateurs. Launching September 11th.

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Episodes

A High Crimes and Misdemeanor Jamboree w/Legal Experts Elie Honig & Glenn Kirschner

5/21/2019
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As the legal battles over congressional oversight and subpoenas heat up, President Trump is becoming increasingly more defiant as he pushes constitutional boundaries daily. In this week's double episode, Tara brings on two legal experts to discuss the current state of play. First up, Tara welcomes back CNN Legal Analyst and former federal prosecutor Elie Honig to explain why he now thinks Attorney General Bill Barr has disgraced himself, how the Democrats are mishandling the Mueller Report...

Duration:02:00:50

Trade Wars are Good, Says The Billion Dollar Loser with guest Greg Sargent

5/14/2019
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As the trade war with China heats up, President Trump is trying to convince Americans that it's actually a good thing. It's not. This week, Tara discusses the consequences of Trump's tariff increases, his recent twitter rants and the latest in the ongoing Mueller Report saga. She also talks about her recent appearance as a guest host of The View. This week, Greg Sargent, writer of the Washington Post's The Plum Line blog, joins Tara to talk the dangers of Trump's disinformation campaign...

Duration:01:17:04

No, Putin is Not Our Friend Dammit! with guest Prof. Tom Nichols

5/7/2019
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This week, Tara discusses the continued fallout from AG Bill Barr's Senate testimony, his continued misrepresentation of the Mueller Report and the rebuke of Barr's interpretations by over 370 former federal prosecutors who say Trump would be indicted hands down, if not for the OLC policy protecting him as president. Despite President Trump's insistence on "No Collusion" with Russia, Vol 1 of the Mueller Report outlines a very damning picture of Russian election interference and the Trump...

Duration:01:36:53

Updated-The Soul of the Nation is at Stake with guest Yvette Nicole Brown

4/30/2019
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. Tara gives her thoughts on Biden, his announcement, Trump rehashing the Charlottesville incident, and more. This week's episode then switches gears a bit to pop culture with special guest, the talented comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown. She's best known for her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC's cult classic sitcom Community and currently guest stars on the hit CBS show Mom. Over her 20 year career in...

Duration:01:35:39

The Soul of Our Nation is At Stake with guest Yvette Nicole Brown

4/30/2019
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. Tara gives her thoughts on Biden, his announcement, Trump rehashing the Charlottesville incident, and more. This week's episode then switches gears a bit to pop culture with special guest, the talented comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown. She's best known for her role as Shirley Bennett on NBC's cult classic sitcom Community and currently guest stars on the hit CBS show Mom. Over her 20 year career in...

Duration:00:32:19

Trump Totally Exonerated? Total Bullshit! with guest Asha Rangappa

4/23/2019
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The Mueller Report is finally here! Trump World is claiming No Collusion, No Obstruction! But that's NOT what the Mueller Report revealed. The report specifically says Trump was not exonerated of obstruction and "collusion" isn't a legal term. Did Mueller actually lay out a roadmap for impeachment? Tara discusses damning details in the Mueller Report along with the extent of the Russian election meddling and coziness between the Russians and the Trump Campaign that should alarm every every...

Duration:01:29:53

Get Ready, It's Mueller Time with guest Natasha Bertrand

4/16/2019
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It's the report the world has been waiting for! With the redacted Mueller Report being released this week, Tara talks to MSNBC Contributor and Politico national security correspondent, Natasha Bertrand about the questions she hopes are answered by the report, the toll Trump's attacks on the intel community have taken, interesting insider tidbits about Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein's reaction after the Comey firing and more! Remember the Russian agent who infiltrated the NRA, Maria Butina? We talk...

Duration:00:49:53

Border Breakdown? What Happens If Trump Closes Southern Border with guest Dr. Ryan Berg

4/2/2019
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With more chaos ensuing along the southern border, President Trump has threatened to shut it all down and deny foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Is that the answer? This week Tara explores the implications of Trump's latest border threats with Dr. Ryan Berg, an American Enterprise Institute scholar and expert in Latin American Affairs, narco trafficking, transnational organized crime and security.

Duration:01:11:43

Total Exoneration? Not So Fast! w/Legal Experts Elie Honig & Mimi Rocah

3/25/2019
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Tara talks with two legal experts about the Barr summary of the Mueller Report, whether it fully exonerates Trump, what we still need to find out and the importance of releasing the Mueller Report in its entirety to the public. Elie Honig, is a former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, Rutgers Univerity Scholar & CNN Legal Analyst. Mimi Rocah is currently Pace Law's Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice, an MSNBC Legal Analyst also worked as a federal prosecutor with the...

Duration:01:23:07

Did Trump Embolden The Christchurch Killer and the Global Rise of White Nationalism With guest Ian Bremmer

3/18/2019
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Tara talks about the horrific mosque massacres in Christchurch, New Zealand and asks what role, if any, did Trump’s rhetoric play. Her guest this week is Ian Bremmer,a renowned political scientist, entrepreneur and bestselling author. He’s currently president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm and GZero Media. Ian has published ten books including his most recent best seller, “Us vs. Them—The Failure of Globalism.”

Duration:01:18:53

2020 is Coming & The Art of the Donald Trump Lie with guest Tim O’Brien

3/11/2019
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Tara talks about the end of Winter, the explosive R. Kelly interview, the Tucker Carlson scandals, and the battle that's shaping up between the Democratic contenders for president. Plus, Tara talks with someone who’s actually seen Trump’s taxes—Tim O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, Executive Editor of Bloomberg Opinion, MSNBC Political Analyst and the author of Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald.

Duration:01:23:15

Foreign & Domestic: Trump’s Endless Speeches & Scandals w/guests Evan McMullin and Nick Eberstadt

3/5/2019
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Tara talks about Trump's longest speech yet, Republicans' attack on Michael Cohen, Jared Kushner's security clearance scandal and more. Former CIA Operative, 2016 independent conservative presidential candidate and Co-Founder of Stand Up Republic, Evan McMullin joins Tara to discuss the importance of the Never Trump movement and protecting the Constitutional order. Switching gears to foreign policy, political economist & AEI scholar Nicholas Eberstadt break sdown the North Korean summit. He...

Duration:02:00:05

Oscars, Orlando and Legal Landmines with guest Joey Jackson

2/26/2019
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Tara talks the Oscars, which resorts to avoid in Orlando, Trump's lies about the border and North Korea and more. CNN Legal Analyst Joey Jackson joins Tara to the explain the latest legal ramifications for Michael Cohen, R. Kelly, and Jussie Smollett. Jackson is criminal defense attorney and partner at New York City-based Watford Jackson, PLLC.

Duration:01:30:45

Fake National Emergencies and Fake Hate Crimes? With guests Jawn Murray and Michael Steele

2/19/2019
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Tara talks about Trump's fake national emergency and end run around the constitution to get his border wall, the Andrew McCabe's revelations about Trump on 60 Minutes, and the possible Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax with Jawn Murray, TV pop-culture commentator. Michael Steele joins Tara to talk about the origins of Trumpism in the GOP. Michael is the former Chairman of the RNC, former Lt. Governor or Maryland, an MSNBC contributor, and the host of The Michael Steele Podcast.

Duration:01:40:54

An Extraordinary Journey From Segregation to Space with guest Ret. Maj Gen. Charles Bolden

2/12/2019
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Tara takes on the countdown towards a second government shutdown over Trump's border wall and his disingenuous fight on immigration. The leadership of the state of Virginia continues to wallow in chaos after Governor Ralph Northam's blackface scandal. And the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos is caught up in a blackmail scandal with the owner of the National Enquirer. Switching gears, Tara’s guest this week is former astronaut and Marine fighter pilot, Maj Gen Charles Bolden. A true...

Duration:01:44:33

Blackface, Klansman, & Yearbooks, Oh my! VA Gov Mired in Racial Controversy With Guest April Ryan

2/5/2019
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Tara gives her take on the Superbowl, reviews the movie Green Book, digs into the Ralph Northam yearbook controversy and more with April Ryan. April Ryan is a veteran White House correspondent and is the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. She's a CNN as a political analyst and the author of Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.

Duration:01:27:01

The Roger Stone Saga: Are We Closer to Collusion? With Guest Asha Rangappa

1/29/2019
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Tara conducts a post-mortem on the shutdown, gets personal about the CNN documentary Three Identical Strangers, and delves into the latest on the role of Roger Stone and Wikileaks in the campaign collusion effort and Stone’s controversial arrest. Asha Rangappa returns to the show - she's is a former FBI Special Agent, Senior Lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, a former Associate Dean at Yale Law School, and a legal and national security analyst for CNN.

Duration:01:39:16

Did Trump Suborn Perjury? With Guests Josh Campbell and Jason Johnson

1/22/2019
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Tara is on the road from North Dakota and talks about the latest in the ongoing Mueller investigation and the possible misdeeds of Donald Trump. She's joined by Josh Campbell, CNN Law Enforcement Analyst. Tara also speaks Dr. Jason Johnson on this MLK Jr. Day about where America stands today on civil rights. Dr. Johnson is a professor of Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, political analyst, author of the book “Political Consultants and Campaigns:...

Duration:00:58:54

Counterintelligence Investigations & National Emergencies

1/14/2019
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Is President Trump and his family compromised by the Russians? Will we ever know what was discussed between Trump & Putin? Is the Shutdown hurting our national security? This week Tara discuss those issues and more with her guest, CNN National Security Analyst, former DHS official, Harvard professor and author of Security Moms, Juliette Kayyem.

Duration:01:34:35