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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

Biden's Media Battle with guest Ryan Lizza

9/17/2019
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After a hiatus, Honestly Speaking with Tara kicks off Season 2 with Politico's Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza. He discusses the Biden campaign's frustration with their media coverage, the role of "woke" twitter and the democratic field, and what it's like in the "spin room" after the latest democratic debate. Lizza also offers previously unknown details about his infamous 2017 late night interview with Anthony Scaramucci that ultimately led to his firing after only 10 days as...

Duration:01:42:01

Racists, Russians and Republicans with guest Michael Weiss

7/30/2019
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This week, Tara talks all things Russian interference with Michael Weiss, Senior Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, NY Times best selling author and Daily Beast Columnist. In a robust conversation, Weiss explains the grave threat the Russians active measures operations pose to not only American democracy, but Europe as well. He breaks down the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russia's attack on our elections and takes on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's...

Duration:01:46:27

The Ongoing Saga of Trump vs The Squad with guest David Swerdlick

7/23/2019
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The feud between Trump and "The Squad" has escalated. From nativist chants of "Send her back!" to racist rationalizations, the saga continues. This week David Swerdlick, an assistant editor at the Washington Post and CNN Political Analyst, joins Tara to discuss the impact of the Trump's latest display of racism toward the four freshman congresswomen of color, his continued ignorance of complex foreign policy issues and a preview of the much anticipated Mueller testimony. Tara takes on the...

Duration:01:24:11

Go Back to Your Country with guest Joe Walsh

7/16/2019
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On this week's episode, Tara engages in a spirited discussion with special guest Joe Walsh (R-IL) former Illinois Congressman and host of the syndicated Joe Walsh Radio Show, about his thoughts on Trump's presidency and why he would never vote for him again. What made him finally dump Trump? Walsh calls out several Republicans by name for their acquiescence to Trump and gives his opinion on the best ticket to defeat Trump in 2020. Tara takes on Trump's racist "go back to your country"...

Duration:01:17:13

Justice Delayed-The Jeffrey Epstein Child Sex Case with Mimi Rocah

7/9/2019
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Back in 2007, billionaire financier, acquaintance of both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton and child sexual predator, Jeffrey Epstein received one of the most unorthodox plea deals after an investigation found he was running a sex ring with teenage girls, some as young as 14, out of his Palm Beach, FL mansion. He served only 13 months in a county jail, which amounted to a slap on the wrist after federal charges were thrown out in exchange for two lesser state charges. Why? Fast forward to July...

Duration:01:39:55

A Salute to America? with guest Max Boot

7/2/2019
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Trump was recently overseas for the G-20 and a surprise summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. What did he actually accomplish, if anything? Are we safer now than when Trump first took office? What the hell was Ivanka doing over there? On this week's episode, Washington Post columnist, CNN Global Affairs Analyst and author of "The Road Not Taken, The American Tragedy in Vietnam" and "The Corrosion of Conservatism," Max Boot joins Tara to discuss the latest on Trump's foreign policy...

Duration:01:04:54

Covering Trump and Following The Money for Over 30 Years with guest David Cay Johnston

6/25/2019
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Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston joins Tara this week in an explosive conversation about the tangled financial improprieties of Donald Trump and people he's associated with over the last three decades. Is Trump a tax cheat? Who is Felix Sater? How entangled are Trump's business's with Russian money? David reveals what he's uncovered over the years covering Trump. He also discusses his latest multi-part report on "The Koch Papers" focusing on questionable...

Duration:01:20:14

Enemy of The People with guest CNN's Jim Acosta

6/18/2019
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This week, Jim Acosta-CNN Chief White House Correspondent and author of, "Enemy of the People, A Dangerous Time to Tell The Truth in America," joins Tara to discuss his new book and what inspired him to write it. Acosta shares anecdotes about his reporting experiences fighting for the truth in the era of Trump from his thoughts on the White House Press Secretary to threats against the media to the time the White House revoked his press credentials and much more. Tara breaks down Trump's...

Duration:01:11:52

What the Hell Happened to the NRA with guest Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast Political Reporter

6/11/2019
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This week, Daily Beast Political Reporter, Betsy Woodruff joins Tara to discuss the latest turmoil unfolding within the NRA. Lawsuits, accusations of financial impropriety and alleged "coup" attempts have embroiled the nations largest gun rights organization.What role have the Russians played within the organization? Woodruff details what's happening with the NRA and how it all started. Tara breaks down the Mexican tariff deal, Biden's flip flop on the Hyde Amendment, the John Dean hearing...

Duration:01:01:41

The Petulant President's British Adventure with guest Sam Vinograd

6/5/2019
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True to form, President Trump created controversy before he even stepped foot in the U.K this week for his official state visit with the Royal family. From insulting the Mayor of London to disrespecting Princess Meghan to accusing Britain of "spying" on his campaign, is Trump jeopardizing our "special relationship" with our oldest and most important ally? Former Obama National Security Council Senior Staffer, Biden Institute Senior Advisor and CNN National Security Analyst, Sam Vinograd...

Duration:01:09:34

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