Shutdown, socialism, and shouting over the border wall: How did we get here? Michael talks with Steve Kornacki about the partisan history of Washington in the last generation. Steve Kornacki is a National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His new book is The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism.
Michael looks back and the political roller coaster that was 2018 and looks forward to what 2019, which kicks off with a government shutdown, will look like. Fasten your seatbelts - it's going to be a bumpy year.
Michael talks about the priorities of the new Democratic House, Nancy Pelosi, and the confrontation in the Oval Office over the border wall with Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District, which includes a large part of the East Bay.
As a nation remembers George Herbert Walker Bush, Michael discusses his lasting legacy with Mona Charen and Ellis Henican and looks at new developments for Donald Trump in the Mueller investigation. Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Her most recent book is Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense. Ellis Henican is a New York Times bestselling author, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper...
With Michael Cohen's confession, Trump seems likely to take the GOP down yet another notch. Where will Pelosi lead the Dems? Michael discusses the situation with Matt Lewis. Lewis is a Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast, a CNN political commentator, and the author of Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Went from the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump.
Michael talks with former Congresswoman Donna Edwards about whether Nancy Pelosi should be the next Speaker of the House and the arrogance of office demonstrated by Donald Trump in requesting the prosecution of Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
Michael discusses the midterms, Trump's insane post-election press conference, and the decline of the GOP with Max Boot. Boot is a historian, best-selling author, foreign-policy analyst, and columnist for the Washington Post. His latest book is The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right
Michael does the show at Politicon 2018 in Los Angeles and talks about the midterms and Trump voters with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, Republican Strategist Shermichael Singleton, and CNN commentator Tara Setmayer.
Michael is joined by Tom Nichols to discuss why, in the era of Trump, everyone thinks they're an expert. Tom Nichols is a professor at the Naval War College and Harvard Extension AND a five-time Jeopardy! champion. His most recent book is The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.
What the hell did Kanye West just do at the White House? Michael gets with author and FoxNews commentator Juan Williams to try and figure it out. Juan's latest book is What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? Trump’s War on Civil Rights.
Michael and guest Ron Christie listen as Senator Susan Collins announces her vote in favor of Brett Kavanaugh, assuring his confirmation to the Supreme Court. They discuss how we got here and what it means for the country. Ron Christie is the founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, DC. He served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and was deputy assistant to Vice President Cheney for domestic policy....
Michael is joined by GOP strategist Tara Setmayer and attorney Tamara Holder for a deep discussion of the personal and political aspects of the testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tara Setmayer is a CNN Political Commentator, a former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill, who hosts the "Honestly Speaking with Tara," podcast. Tamara Holder is an attorney, as well as a television commentator on legal and progressive...
Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief David Corn and GOP strategist Liz Copeland join Michael to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accusations, Trump's reaction to Hurricane Florence, and a threatened government shutdown over the border wall. Liz Copeland is founder of The Urban Conservative Project. David Corn is co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.
Roland Martin joins Michael to discuss the perilous path down which Trump is taking the GOP and the country, as well as the Serena Williams controversy. Martin has been a commentator for TV One Cable Network, CNN, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and is now the host of his own daily digital show, #RolandMartinUnfiltered.
Author and BBC journalist Katty Kay joins Michael to discuss the undercover resister in the White House who wrote an anonymous editorial in the New York Times and Katty's book, The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self.
Democratic strategist Don Calloway and Republican strategist Evan Siegfried join Michael to discuss what Michael Cohen's guilty pleas could lead to us discover about Donald Trump, as well as the president's response to the passing of Senator John McCain.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies joins the Man of Steele and talks with Michael about the horror of the Trump Administration and the complicit Republican "Profiles In Chicken@!*t" that made it possible.
Malcolm Nance joins Michael to discuss Laura Ingraham, immigration, racism, Russia, and how he became known as "The Black Guy Who Speaks Arabic". Malcolm is a former naval intelligence and counter-terrorism officer, historian. His new book is The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West.
Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director and Founder of SkyBridge Capital, talks with Michael about why Trump is getting it wrong with his war on the media, his attack on LeBron James, his stance on Russia, and what he can do to make it right.