Bill Bradley (2020)

Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley talks about his career and Washington politics.

Senator Bill Bradley served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 – 1997 representing the state of New Jersey. In 2000, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Prior to serving in the Senate, he was an Olympic gold medalist in 1964 and a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks from 1967 – 1977, during which time they won two NBA championships. In 1982, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Senator Bradley holds a BA degree in American History from Princeton University and an MA degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored many books on American politics, culture and economy, including “We Can All Do Better.” Currently, Senator Bradley hosts “American Voices,” a weekly show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of Americans both famous and unknown. He is also a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC.

Bari Weiss

New York Times op-ed writer Bari Weiss discusses her book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”

Bari Weiss is a writer and editor for The New York Times opinion section. Before joining the Times, Bari was an Op-Ed editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics and culture, where she edited the site’s political and news coverage. Bari regularly appears on shows like “Morning Joe,” “The View” and “Bill Maher.” Bari is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which annually honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.”

 

Jeff Flake

Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake gives his perspective on Washington politics.

Jeff Flake served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was then elected to the United States Senate where he served for six years. He chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law and the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee where he passed landmark legislation on wildlife trafficking and democratic governance. Working across the aisle, Senator Flake was the lead House Republican in a successful effort to prohibit spending earmarks and the lead Senate Republican to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. Flake did not seek re-election in 2018 and became a contributor to CBS News.

Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman

Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman discuss their book, “The Hill to Die On,” a look at the Capitol Hill battle for power.

Anna Palmer is a senior Washington correspondent for Politico. She covers Congress, politics and the business of Washington. Anna previously covered House leadership and lobbying as a staff writer for Roll Call. She got her start in Washington journalism as a lobbying business reporter for the industry newsletter Influence. She has also worked at Legal Times, where she covered the intersection of money and politics for the legal and lobbying industry, first as a staff writer and then as an editor.

Jake Sherman is a senior writer for Politico. He covers the House Republican majority. Since 2009, Jake has chronicled all of the major legislative battles on Capitol Hill and has also traveled the country to cover the battle for control of Congress. Before landing at Politico, Jake worked in the Washington bureaus of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Together, Palmer and Sherman co-authored “The Hill to Die On,” an insider’s look at divided American politics.

Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks policy and her bid for the U.S. presidency.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served as the junior U.S. senator from New York since 2009. A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College in 1988, Gillibrand went on to receive her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1991 and served as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. After working as an attorney in New York City for more than a decade, Senator Gillibrand served as Special Counsel to United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Andrew Cuomo during the Clinton Administration. She then worked as an attorney in Upstate New York before serving as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009.

On March 17, 2019, Senator Gillibrand declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Michael Beschloss

Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss discusses his book “Presidents of War,” the state of U.S. democracy and writing history books that hold relevance in the modern era.

Michael Beschloss is a historian and author of numerous books on presidential history including The New York Times bestsellers “Presidential Courage” and “The Conquerors,” as well as two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s White House tapes. His book “Presidents of War” chronicles the difficult decisions made by presidents from James Madison during the War of 1812 to present. Beschloss was also editor of the bestseller “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.” He is the NBC News Presidential Historian, a “PBS NewsHour” contributor and has received an Emmy and six honorary degrees. Beschloss lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons.

Jane Harman

Jane Harman is a former U.S. Representative for California’s 36th district. After resigning from Congress in 2011, Harman joined the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as its first female President and CEO. During her nine terms in Congress she served on the Armed Services, Intelligence and Homeland Security committees.

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