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Four former aides to President Obama—Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor—are joined by journalists, politicians, activists, and more for a no-b******t conversation about politics. They cut through the noise to break down the week’s news, and help people figure out what matters and how they can help. You can listen to new episodes twice a week, and starting on October 26, 2021, we will be shifting our schedule to Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
Crooked Minis takes a step back from the chaotic breaking news to offer a new series every month that explores an issue or event that reflects cultural, political, or societal changes in America and need more than a 10-minute conversation and a split-second news cycle to unpack.
 
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The U.S. Senate debates gun safety reform following the horrific school shooting at a Texas elementary school and Senator Alex Padilla joins to talk about what else can be done to stop mass shootings. And later, Jon and Dan go through Tuesday's election results from the primaries in Georgia and Texas. Our team has compiled a few ways you can help s…
 
Voters select Democratic and Republican nominees in North Carolina, Oregon, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania in the biggest set of midterm primaries yet, and North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley joins to talk about her race against Trump-backed Ted Budd. Visit Cheribeasley.com to support her campaign and help flip North Carolina. For a cl…
 
A heavily armed 18-year-old carries out a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York inspired by the same racist conspiracy theory pushed by Tucker Carlson and Republicans in Congress, Biden tests new research by calling Republicans "Ultra MAGA", and Jonathon Martin joins to discuss his new book This Will Not Pass. For a closed-captioned version of this ep…
 
A Senate vote to protect abortion rights fails but the larger fight has just begun, Joe Biden’s top economic advisor Brian Deese talks about the White House strategy on inflation and more, and Donald Trump goes 1 for 2 in this week’s primaries while getting some good news about his Twitter account. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, cl…
 
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in St. Louis! The newest tell-all book reveals Donald Trump wanted to lob missiles at Mexico. Joe Biden tags Republican extremism as ultra-MAGA. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush explains why Democrats need to stay in the fight. Then former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins with…
 
Guest host Alyssa Mastromonaco joins Jon, Jon and Dan live in Chicago! Democrats look for ways to protect abortion access as the midterms approach. This week's Ohio primary strengthens Trump’s position as kingmaker in the GOP. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about confronting Republican extremism head-on. And the show ends wit…
 
Kate, Leah and Melissa get together for an emergency episode of Strict Scrutiny to discuss a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that indicates the justices are prepared to overrule the decisions protecting and reaffirming the constitutional right to an abortion. Donate now at votesaveamerica.com/roe to split your contribution between more than 80 a…
 
The midterms are six months away and new polling has the race closer than you might expect, Donald Trump forgets who he endorsed in Ohio, and later: some fun with the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Protect Abortion Access. Donate to Abortion Funds: http://votesaveamerica.com/roe For a closed-captioned ver…
 
President Biden indicates he is considering student debt relief while Joe Manchin continues to block the rest of the Democratic agenda in the name of bipartisanship, Tucker Carlson and Matt Gaetz turn on Kevin McCarthy after the latest round of leaked tapes, and Hot Take hosts Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt join for a special climate editio…
 
Republicans were even more complicit than thought in carrying out and covering up Donald Trump’s coup, Kevin McCarthy gets caught lying, Stacey Abrams joins to talk about her race for Governor, and later: some recommendations on what to watch and read if you’re planning to quit Twitter now that it’s owned by Elon Musk. For a closed-captioned versio…
 
Ron DeSantis cancels Disney as Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow teaches her party how to win the culture wars, Dr. Bob Wachter joins to talk about the fate of the federal mask mandate and more, and later, it’s time for another round of Take Appreciator, Psaki-Doocy edition. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a tr…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren stopped by Crooked HQ to chat with Tommy and since Jon, Jon, and Tommy covered lots of news in the DC and Boston live pods, they dig into the mailbag today to answer some of your questions on the midterms, messaging, favorite DC scandals, and more. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript…
 
Guest host Jane Coaston joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in Boston! Donald Trump tests his strength in the Republican party by endorsing a slate of extreme primary candidates. The internet cringes as Elon Musk tries to buy Twitter. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu join to discuss the local and national initiatives the…
 
Guest host Jane Coaston joins Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan live in the nation's capital! Donald Trump makes his first major campaign investment while many question if his endorsements are losing their political power, Republicans remain intent on fighting culture wars over abortion, Disney, and LGBTQ rights while voters care most about the economy, and…
 
Joe Biden takes new action to fight gun crime, the Trump family may soon face accountability for a bunch of other crimes, and the Atlantic’s Mark Leibovich is here to talk about how Official Washington has changed since the last time he skewered the city in his New York Times bestseller, This Town. For a closed-captioned version of this episode, cl…
 
Democrats navigate immigration, student debt relief, and gas prices with an eye on the midterms, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler joins to discuss the strategy behind some of the big wins in his state’s local elections this week, and the MAGA wing of the Republican Party has taken to calling everyone who doesn’t agree with them a pedophi…
 
Democrats move closer to confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a criminal referral from the January 6 committee, and some version of Build Back Better that Joe Manchin can support, the Atlantic's Anne Applebaum talks about the current situation in Ukraine, and a March Badness championshit winner is crowned. For a closed-captioned version of this …
 
Republicans face new challenges from Donald Trump and cocaine orgies, Representative Katie Porter joins talk about Joe Biden’s proposed budget and billionaire tax, and Tommy joins for the March Badness Fascist Four. Vote Save America is launching its biggest volunteer effort yet and asking you to be part of your region’s Midterm Madness team: East,…
 
Joe Biden says Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power, Donald Trump is back to saying Vladimir Putin is smart, Clarence Thomas’s wife was part of the plot to overturn the last election, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry joins to talk about the latest attempt by Amazon workers to unionize, and it’s time again to find out which Republican will take the to…
 
Republicans beclown themselves while testing their midterm attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, State Department Counselor Derek Chollet joins to talk about President Biden’s trip to Brussels as war rages in Ukraine, and Donald Trump is ditching some loser Senate candidates as reports show how close he came to being indicted in New York. For a c…
 
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson sails through the first day of Republican attacks during her confirmation hearing, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins to talk through the White House’s plea for Covid funding in advance of a possible uptick in cases, and comedian/director Judd Apatow is in studio for a special round of Take Appreciator. F…
 
Offline has moved to its own feed! To find today's full episode, search "Offline with Jon Favreau" in your podcast app or click the link below: Subscribe to new Offline feed: go.crooked.com/offline This week, Jon is joined by the technology reporter Taylor Lorenz. Covering what she calls “communication and connection,” Taylor has written extensivel…
 
President Biden announces more aid to Ukraine after President Zelensky delivers an emotional plea to Congress, Donald Trump may be facing some new political challenges on the road to 2024, and progressive activists Amanda Butcher and Lucas Meyer join to talk about last week’s wave of New Hampshire school board victories that can teach Democrats how…
 
President Biden reboots his midterm agenda and message in order to fend off a red wave in November, Democratic strategist Addisu Demissie joins to talk about a DNC proposal to potentially de-throne Iowa and change the presidential nominating process, and Jon, Jon, and Tommy try to break up some of the tough news with a few fun mailbag questions abo…
 
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