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It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.
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It’s All Political is the San Francisco Chronicle’s politics podcast. Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

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Episodes

Pioneering Native American Rep. Deb Haaland on Impeachment and Identity

6/11/2019
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New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, the first Native American woman elected to the House, isn’t quite ready to call for impeachment yet. The Democrat also talks about her heritage, the racism she’s felt and what she thinks about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Native American identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:50

Is Steve Bullock Too Much of a Red State Democrat?

6/7/2019
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he can beat President Trump because he won in a red state where Trump is very popular. But is Bullock’s brand of pragmatic progressivism too conservative -- on the environment and health care -- for a Democratic electorate that’s leaning left? Also Bullock explains his white male privilege and explains how he, as governor of a predominantly white state, would reach out to African-Americans and Latinos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:20:09

Beto O’Rourke Tries to Jumpstart His Campaign

6/6/2019
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Beto O’Rourke was hailed as the next big Democratic thing after his narrow loss to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz last year. But his presidential campaign has yet to catch fire after its strong launch. We talk about what’s next for him.Plus, O’Rourke explains why The Clash is his favorite band and their song “Clampdown” is emblematic of his campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:21

Cory Booker Won’t Go Low To Battle Trump

6/5/2019
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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign has two early challenges. Can the man known as “Senator from Silicon Valley” convince Democrats he will be tough on tech companies. And can he keep his vow to run a positive, aspirational campaign when he’s got to stand out in a field of two dozen Democrats -- and counter President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:25

Julian Castro takes on Police Brutality

6/4/2019
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Presidential candidate Julian Castro explains his new proposal to take on police brutality. And he explains why he, the only Latino candidate, is polling low among Latino voters in the early going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:45

Which Presidential Candidates Stood Out at the California Democratic Party State Convention

6/3/2019
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The Chronicle's political team dives into Elizabeth Warren's strong showing at the state's Democratic Party convention, Juul's sponsorship of the event, John Hickenlooper's booing moment, Joe Biden's absence and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:09

When 14 Presidential Candidates Invaded San Francisco

5/31/2019
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Why are 14 Democratic presidential candidates coming to The California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco? Isn't Sen. Kamala Harris supposed to have California all wrapped up? Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and political writer John Wildermuth preview the chaos with host Joe Garofoli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:16

How Donald Trump Will Be Re-Elected

5/23/2019
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Matt Morrison has spent a lot of time over the last two years talking to working class voters in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania and he’s got a message for those living in the blue bubble: President Trump could easily win re-election. “If nothing were to change from today, I would give him a better than likely probability of being re-elected and winning pretty clear majorities in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin,” said Morrison, who leads the labor-funded organization Working...

Duration:00:39:50

Why Jackie Speier Has Been a Vanguard of the Me Too Movement Since Before It Had a Name

5/23/2019
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Rep. Jackie Speier has made a career of fighting harassment and abuse of women. She spoke with It’s All Political about why it’s a personal fight for the San Mateo Democrat, and what she hopes to accomplish next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:10

Can Dan Baer Be the First Out Gay Man in the Senate?

5/21/2019
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The former ambassador is running in Colorado, once the LGBTQ "Hate State," where it wasn't easy for him growing up. He talks about how the Russians had problems with his sexuality — and with his diplomatic stance toward them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:49

Seth Moulton Wants to Be the Dems Military/Foreign Policy Candidate

5/17/2019
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Seth Moulton is the 2020 candidate who doesn’t support single payer health care -- in part because he’s the only one who receives it through the VA. The Massachusetts Congressman talks about his combat experience in Iraq -- including what haunts him --- and how it shapes his candidacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:34

How Ted Lieu Became Trump’s Twitter Gadfly

5/7/2019
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The California Democrat talks with Tal Kopan about how he’s made a name for himself as one of the president’s top critics in Congress — and on social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:18

The Wine Caucus: They Don’t Just Drink!

5/3/2019
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The Congressional Wine Caucus has been a force in Washington for 20 years. Founded by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, the caucus just welcomed its first co-chair from outside California, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash. Tal Kopan chats with both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:29

Meet John Hickenlooper, Dark Horse From the Rockies

4/26/2019
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The former Colorado governor makes his pitch for the Democratic presidential nomination in an interview with Editorial Page Editor John Diaz. Topics include impeachment, Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, voting rights for felons and how to restore civility in American politics and faith in our democratic institutions. Hickenlooper also talks about his business experience and how and why he overcame his past objections to his state's legalization of marijuana. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:24:31

Do “Aspirational” Politics Work in the Age of Donald Trump?

4/19/2019
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Political consultant (Al Gore and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns) and messaging guru Doug Hattaway just spoke to House Democrats about how to talk about politics in more aspirational ways. What does that mean? And can that cut through the din in the Trump age? And we listen to four campaign launch speeches and break them down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:46

John Delaney? For president?

4/11/2019
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The former Maryland representative hasn’t gotten much traction in the Democratic campaign, though he’s been running the longest and has visited 99 Iowa counties. Joe Garofoli asks him about his path to victory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:20

How She the People, the First Women of Color Presidential Forum, Happened

4/10/2019
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Oakland resident Aimee Allison is the mastermind of the first presidential forum focused on issues specific to women of color. We talk to her about the forum, which will be held at Texas Southern University in Houston on Wednesday, April 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:27

Tom Perez on Joe Biden and Too Many Candidates

4/9/2019
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Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez explains what should be done about Joe Biden, why the DCCC is banning consultants who work for candidates who challenge incumbents and whether the DNC set the bar too low for what candidates have to do to get into the debates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:53

What Shaped Robert Mueller

4/3/2019
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As the world awaits special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump Administration/campaign’s involvement with Russian interference in the U.S. elections, we talk with writer Garrett Graff about his new piece in Scribd titled “Mueller’s War” about what the largely secretive Mueller is really like. Graff writes about how Mueller’s life was shaped by his time serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:20

Rep. Adam Schiff On What Happens Next to President Trump

3/22/2019
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Rep. Adam Schiff previews what happens next for President Trump depending on what the Mueller report says -- and what the likelihood is of impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:49