Rick Wilson

Republican strategist Rick Wilson discusses his book, “Running Against the Devil.”

Rick Wilson is a longtime Republican political strategist, writer, speaker and political commentator. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” His award-winning column with The Daily Beast is a must-read in the political community. Rick also writes for The Washington Post, Politico, Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News, The Hill, The Bulwark and The Spectator. Rick regularly brings his witty political insights to CNN, MSNBC and NPR. He’s a frequent guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

A 30-year veteran of politics, Rick got his start in the 1988 presidential campaign of George H. W. Bush and has since produced advertising and provided strategic counsel to political candidates and organizations across the U.S. and around the world.

Stacey Abrams

Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams discusses voter suppression and politics.

Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, and seven as Minority Leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia. She won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history and was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States. After the 2018 election, Abrams launched Fair Fight to promote fair elections across the country, encourage voter participation and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

Abrams is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. She has also written many romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery, in addition to “Lead from the Outside,” a guidebook on making real change.

John Kerry

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks about climate change, his military service in the U.S. Navy and his 2018 memoir, “Every Day Is Extra.”

John Kerry has served most of his adult life in public service – as Navy lieutenant in combat in Vietnam, a prosecutor, lieutenant governor, Democratic nominee for president of the United States, five-term senator and U.S. Secretary of State. He has been witness to and participant in some of the most important events of our recent history. His book, “Every Day Is Extra,” is a revealing memoir where he acknowledges faults, mistakes and lessons learned the hard way.

Bill de Blasio

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio talks about local government, youth participation in politics and the Trump administration.

Bill de Blasio is the 109th Mayor of New York City. Since assuming office in 2014, Mayor de Blasio has worked on initiatives including Pre-K for All, Paid Sick Leave and Housing New York. Previously, Mayor de Blasio served as regional director at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2000 for the U.S. Senate.

 

Seth Moulton

Congressman Seth Moulton talks about his work as a U.S. representative, the Democratic Party and the Trump administration.

Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps officer and currently represents the 6th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served four tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander in the Marines. After returning home, he earned joint graduate degrees in business and public policy before running for Congress in 2014. Congressman Moulton is currently focused on creating a new economic agenda and recruiting and supporting service veterans running for Congress in key swing districts across the country.

Joan Walsh

Journalist Joan Walsh talks about the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the current state of the Democratic Party and President Trump.

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and a CNN political analyst. She is the author of “What’s the Matter with White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America,” which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of the best books of 2012 – and even more relevant now.” She served as Salon magazine’s first editor-in-chief for six years.

Al Franken

Former U.S. Senator Al Franken talks about his latest book, “Giant of the Senate,” his transition from comedy to politics and the current political climate.

Al Franken was the U.S. Senator of Minnesota. Before running for the Senate, Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host. He is best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live during the 1970s and 1980s. Franken was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. His book, Al Franken, “Giant of the Senate,” was a New York Times bestseller.

Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank represented the Fourth District of Massachusetts for more than three decades. One of the most prominent gay politicians in American history, he was the first sitting member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage. His memoir, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage,” was published in 2015.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is a United States Senator from Vermont who describes himself as a Socialist, serves as an Independent and ran for president as a Democrat in 2016. Sanders is the longest-serving Congressional Independent in U.S. history.

Nancy Pelosi (2013)

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has represented California’s 12th District, including most of San Francisco, for more than 25 years. Leader Pelosi was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011.

In 2019, Pelosi was re-elected to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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