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Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor To The President

Welcome to KickAss Politics with Ben Mathis!  In this episode, I ask Stephen Hadley, the...

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Michael Reagan On Why Conservatives Need To Stop Looking For The Next Ronald Reagan

Welcome to KickAss Politics!  Following the Reagan Library Republican debate, I talk with conservative author, radio...

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David Axelrod On President Obama, Hillary Clinton, & Why He's Still A Believer After 40 Years in Politics

Welcome to KickAss Politics!  David Axelrod joins me on the show from Politicon in Los Angeles.  In his 40 year...

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Bob Woodward on Nixon & The Last of the President's Men

  My guest on this podcast is Bob Woodward.  Together with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein, he tied the Watergate...

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Rebroadcast: Reagan's "A TIME FOR CHOOSING" speech w/ guest Dr. Steven F. Hayward

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that aired in November 2014 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's...

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The Rise & Reign of Vladimir Putin w/ guest Steven Lee Myers

Forbes Magazine recently announced their annual list of the most powerful people in the world, and for the third year...

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Garry Kasparov Warns That Vladimir Putin Is The Enemy of the Free World

My guest today is the Garry Kasparov.  For 20 years he was the World Chess Champion and is widely considered to the...

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Letter to the Syrian President and Egypt Update

We take a look at two countries that are seldom out of the international headlines these days - Syria and Egypt. For...

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The Political Genius of George Washington (Part 2) with Historian John Ferling

Ben is sick this week, but he'll be back with a brand new episode on Monday.  In the meantime, enjoy this...

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The Political Genius of George Washington (Part 1) with Historian John Ferling

Ben is sick this week, but he'll be back with a brand new episode on Monday.  In the meantime, enjoy this...

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Mark McKinnon, Co-Host of Showtime's Political Docuseries "The Circus"

Today I talk with campaign media advisor Mark McKinnon about his new documentary series for Showtime called THE...

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Campaign Advance Man Josh King On White House Stagecraft, Photo-Ops Gone Wrong & The "Hat Rule"

My guest Josh King is a master of political optics. He is the former White House director of production for...

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Director Jay Roach Goes ALL THE WAY with LBJ

Emmy-winning director Jay Roach talks about his new biopic ALL THE WAY which stars Brian Cranston (BREAKING BAD) as...

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David Priess Reveals All About "The President's Book of Secrets"

My guest today is former CIA analyst and daily intelligence briefer Dr. David Priess, and he talks about his new book...

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James Carville Makes the Democrats' Case for 2016

  Political strategist, author and pundit James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville comes on the show to talk about his new...

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041 - Compassion in Chaos

In this episode, Haley interviews Republican strategist, columnist, and part-time lobbyist, John Feehery, on the...

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Director Rod Lurie on "Killing Reagan" for NatGeo

  Director Rod Lurie talks about his new film Killing Reagan for Nat Geo.  He sets the record straight about the...

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Director Rod Lurie on "Killing Reagan" for National Geographic Channel

Director Rod Lurie talks about his new film Killing Reagan for Nat Geo.  He sets the record straight about the...

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Director Rod Lurie on "Killing Reagan" for National Geographic Channel

Director Rod Lurie talks about his new film Killing Reagan for Nat Geo.  He sets the record straight about the...

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042 - The Neuroscience Behind Your Vote

In this episode, Angie interviews Spencer Gerrol, a human behavior specialist, applied neuroscience expert, and...

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