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David Axelrod On POTUS And FLOTUS Back On The Campaign Trail

David Axelrod joined me this AM to discuss the very unique circumstance of a sitting president really campaigning hard: The audio: 10-21hhs-axelrod The transcript: HH: David, welcome, good morning, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. DA:...Show More Summary

Axelrod: I’ll bet the house that Michelle Obama never runs for office

"I would bet everything that I own against that prospect." The post Axelrod: I’ll bet the house that Michelle Obama never runs for office appeared first on Hot Air.

Chuck Todd On Wednesday Night’s Debate

Chuck Todd joined me on the morning after the last debate of the very, very long election cycle: Audio: 10-20hhs-todd Transcript: HH: I am joined by NBC’s Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press every Sunday. If it’s Sunday, it’s Meet the Press, and most days on Meet the Press Daily. Show More Summary

Late-Night Podcast: Recapping The Nasty Third Debate

After watching the third (and final) debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, our elections podcast crew gets together in the offices to discuss what transpired and the effect it may have on the next twenty days before Election Day. There’s lots more debate analysis on the live blog. A few programming notes: we have […]

The Power Line Show, Ep. 43: All About the Election, With Senator Ron Johnson

(John Hinderaker) Tonight, John, Scott and Steve got together to talk about the strangest political season of modern times. Questions abound: Does Trump still have a chance? Will tomorrow night’s debate matter? Will the Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

Talking Media Bias With The New York Times’ Michael Shear

The audio: 10-19hhs-shear The transcript: HH: Let me introduce you to the White House correspondent for the New York Times, the redoubtable Michael Shear. Michael, good morning to you, great to have you. Are you in Las Vegas? Or are you covering the White House per usual? MS: Covering the White House. Show More Summary

Talking Media Bias With Politico’s Alex Isenstadt (Including Project Veritas Videos)

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt joined me this debate day AM to talk “the rigged media” Donald Trump routinely refers too: The audio: 10-19hhs-isenstadt The transcript: HH: Joined by one of the sharper knives in the political reporter drawer, Alex Isenstadt of Politico. Show More Summary

Glenn Thrush On His Appearance In The #PodestaEmails

Politico’s Glenn Thrush is a regular and valued guest on my program. He’s also a friend and though I am not a frequent user of his colorful language, I do know that the practice of checking quotes with sources is practiced throughout...Show More Summary

Voter Fraud Is Very Rare In American Elections

As Donald Trump has slumped in the polls, he has started to suggest that the election could be “rigged.” The FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast looks at how common voter fraud is in the United States and talks about the implications of Trump’s claims. The team also assesses what, if any, damage might come from WikiLeaks’ releases […]

Mike Allen On The State Of The Race For The Senate (And Of Course The Presidential Race)

I am joined most Monday mornings in the 6 AM hour by Mike Allen (follow him on Twitter at @MikeAllen) America’s most tireless political reporter.  Today we covered the waterfront, with a particular focus on the Senate: Audio: 10-17hhs-allen Transcript: HH: Joined now by Mike Allen of Politico. Show More Summary

Bob Dylan and the Sound of Music

Bob Dylan writes but not for the page. On their own, standing apart from his artful and often soulful delivery of them, the words to his songs fall as flat as the screen on which you can read them. True, they can please by stirring your memory of the songs as you’ve heard him perform them. Show More Summary

Emergency Elections Podcast: What A Week

After a week in which multiple women accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, Trump and GOP bigwigs in Washington engaged in outright conflict, and the Republican nominee continued to talk about a “rigged” election, we convened the politics team for an emergency all-hands-on-deck podcast. We’ll be back with a regularly scheduled show on Monday, and […]

Face The Nation’s John Dickerson On How The Media’s Weighted Coverage Of Trump and Clinton’s Personal Challenges

The audio: 10-14hhs-dickerson The transcript: HH: Joined now by John Dickerson, host of CBS’ Face the Nation. Hello, John, how are you? JD: Hello, Hugh, how are you doing? I’m all right. HH: One of your best guests is the estimable Peggy Noonan. Show More Summary

Senator Tom Cotton On The 2016 Senate Races

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton joined me today to discuss the colleagues and future colleagues on whose behalf he is campaigning across the country: Audio: 10-11hhs-cotton Transcript: HH: If you want to be safe and secure in your emails, use, is where you go to get your private @Reagan email address. Show More Summary

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’: Episode 26—Colombia Peace Deal, Backlash For Journalism On Syrian Rebels

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome guest Fabio Andres Diaz Pabon, a Colombian who is a research associate for the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa. Show More Summary

Weekly Address: Continuing to Strengthen the Middle Class

In this week's address, President Obama highlighted wage growth over the course of his presidency. Since 2012, real wages have grown about 20 times faster than they did for almost three decades between 1980 and 2007. Last year, typical household income rose by $2,800 – the single largest increase on record. Show More Summary

One Of America’s Leading Experts On The Middle East Fact Checks Clinton-Kaine On Syria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya (And Destroys Gary Johnson To Boot)

Lee Smith is one of America’s most respected scholars of and voices on the complexities of the conflicts ripping through the Middle East.  He is the author of The Consequences of Syria and The Strong Horse. Smith joined me Thursday morning...Show More Summary

The Vice Presidential Debate Will Dominate One News Cycle, Max

The VP debate was a conventional affair between two conventional politicians — especially given what we’ve seen so far this election. After watching (and live blogging) the debate, our Elections podcast crew gathers to offer their late-night reactions. The team discusses the key moments, how Mike Pence tried to account for Donald Trump’s record, and […]

Clinton/Trump: One Likes Facts, The Other Figures

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green The first debate not a knockdown but a wipeout, Bob Shrum & Ron Christie agree. On tax returns, birther-ism. interruptions & Machado, says Shrum, "Hillary killed him and Trump committed suicide." Can Trump now prepare better and stop obsessing about the weight of a beauty queen? Fat chance. Economics in Debate. Show More Summary

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