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Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak

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Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics
Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak

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Smart political talk every week from Austin, Texas political consultant Matt Mackowiak, who has served in senior roles for two U.S. Senators and the Bush administration.

Latest Episodes

Evan Siegfried

Impeachment and the 2020 election are our subjects for the 162nd episode. Our guest is GOP consultant and corporate strategist Evan Siegfried. In this conversation we measure where the impeachment story is now, how the story is likely to play out and what Pelosi’s strategy is. Then we turn our attention to analyzing the Democratic presidential primary and look ahead to the general election.

37 MIN2 d ago
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Evan Siegfried

Alice Stewart

Alice Stewart is our guest for the 161stepisode. She’s a veteran GOP campaign operative, CNN contributor and resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. In this conversation, we examine the politics of impeachment, what Pelosi’s strategy is, why there were no GOP defections, how impeachment will affect 2020, what she makes of the Democratic presidential candidates, and our guest sizes up President Trump’s political standing and the general election.

25 MIN2 w ago
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Alice Stewart

Scott Jennings

GOP consultant Scott Jennings is my guest for the 160th episode. Jennings served as Political Director in the Bush White House and is currently president of Run Switch PR and a CNN contributor. In this conversation we examine the strategy behind impeachment, the politics and legislative ramifications of impeachment, whether any meaningful legislation has a chance in this environment, how the Senate would handle a trial and how impeachment will affect 2020. Then we discussed the 2020 Democratic field and look forward to the general election.

29 MIN2 w ago
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Scott Jennings

Kim Strassel

Kim Strassel is our guest for the 159th episode. She’s a columnist and editorial board member, and author of the new bestseller, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America”. In this conversation, we discuss why she wrote the book, what the cost of the left’s targeting of Trump will be, what she expects from the forthcoming DOJ IG report and investigation by US Attorney John Durham, why the media has such little curiosity about the Russian collusion hoax, how the Ukraine impeachment inquiry is advancing and what she makes of the 2020 election.

34 MINOCT 21
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Kim Strassel

Former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford

Syria is our subject for the 158th episode. Our returning guest for former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, who served from 2010-2014. In this conversation we examine the cease fire announcement, consider the goals of Turkey, the U.S., Russia and Syria, discuss the sacrifice of the Syrian Kurdish forces, explore the risks of ISIS returning to its former strength, and ask what advice our guest would have for the Trump administration.

31 MINOCT 19
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Former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford

Rich Lowry

Our guest for the 157th episode is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and author of the forthcoming book, “The Case for Nationalism”. In this conversation we discuss impeachment, Syria, 2020, and why nationalism is on the rise in America. Finally, we wrap up with the state of the conservative movement in the Trump era.

43 MINOCT 10
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Rich Lowry

Michael Steel

Impeachment is the subject of the 156th episode. Our guest is Capitol Hill veteran Michael Steel, who served as Press Secretary for former Speaker of the House John Boehner. In this conversation, we explore where the votes are currently, why the Intel committee has been given jurisdiction, what rights the minority party has, what protections the whistleblower is due, how the Senate might react, whether the polls matter. And how the White House should respond.

29 MINOCT 3
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Michael Steel

Tom LoBianco

The life and career of Vice President Mike Pence is the subject of the 155thepisode. Our guest is longtime AP reporter for Indiana Tom LoBianco, who has anew biographyof Pence out, “Piety and Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House”. In this conversation, we examine Pence’s first two failed runs for Congress, his time in talk radio, his move up the ladder of Congressional leadership, his decision to run for Governor in 2012, his decision not to run for President in 2016, how he was selected as VP, and what ambitions he still has.

64 MINSEP 24
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Tom LoBianco

Chris Jacobs

Medicare-for-All is the subject of the 154th episode. Chris Jacobs is our guest. He is the founder and CEO of Juniper Research and the author of the new book, “The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ will Wreck America’s Health Care System – And Its Economy”. In this conversation we examine the definition of single payer, how Medicare would change, what the program would cost, how it would affect private insurance, how reimbursement rates affect care, whether middle class tax increases would be required, why California and Vermont scrapped their own single payer plans, how Medicare for All would affect the economy, and what conservatives should be offering as a policy alternative.

25 MINSEP 20
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Chris Jacobs

Garrett Graff

The events of 9/11 are the subject of the 153rd episode. Our guest is bestselling author Garrett Graff, whose new book is, “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11,” which instantly hit #1 on Amazon. In this conversation, we explore the origin of the book and his writing process, the scale of the response to the attack, what surprised him about what he learned, how United 93’s hijackers came to be overtaken, the ‘shoot-down’ order, what questions about 9/11 still remain and where the author was on 9/11.

41 MINSEP 13
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Garrett Graff

Latest Episodes

Evan Siegfried

Impeachment and the 2020 election are our subjects for the 162nd episode. Our guest is GOP consultant and corporate strategist Evan Siegfried. In this conversation we measure where the impeachment story is now, how the story is likely to play out and what Pelosi’s strategy is. Then we turn our attention to analyzing the Democratic presidential primary and look ahead to the general election.

37 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Evan Siegfried

Alice Stewart

Alice Stewart is our guest for the 161stepisode. She’s a veteran GOP campaign operative, CNN contributor and resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. In this conversation, we examine the politics of impeachment, what Pelosi’s strategy is, why there were no GOP defections, how impeachment will affect 2020, what she makes of the Democratic presidential candidates, and our guest sizes up President Trump’s political standing and the general election.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Alice Stewart

Scott Jennings

GOP consultant Scott Jennings is my guest for the 160th episode. Jennings served as Political Director in the Bush White House and is currently president of Run Switch PR and a CNN contributor. In this conversation we examine the strategy behind impeachment, the politics and legislative ramifications of impeachment, whether any meaningful legislation has a chance in this environment, how the Senate would handle a trial and how impeachment will affect 2020. Then we discussed the 2020 Democratic field and look forward to the general election.

29 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Scott Jennings

Kim Strassel

Kim Strassel is our guest for the 159th episode. She’s a columnist and editorial board member, and author of the new bestseller, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters are Breaking America”. In this conversation, we discuss why she wrote the book, what the cost of the left’s targeting of Trump will be, what she expects from the forthcoming DOJ IG report and investigation by US Attorney John Durham, why the media has such little curiosity about the Russian collusion hoax, how the Ukraine impeachment inquiry is advancing and what she makes of the 2020 election.

34 MINOCT 21
Comments
Kim Strassel

Former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford

Syria is our subject for the 158th episode. Our returning guest for former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, who served from 2010-2014. In this conversation we examine the cease fire announcement, consider the goals of Turkey, the U.S., Russia and Syria, discuss the sacrifice of the Syrian Kurdish forces, explore the risks of ISIS returning to its former strength, and ask what advice our guest would have for the Trump administration.

31 MINOCT 19
Comments
Former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford

Rich Lowry

Our guest for the 157th episode is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and author of the forthcoming book, “The Case for Nationalism”. In this conversation we discuss impeachment, Syria, 2020, and why nationalism is on the rise in America. Finally, we wrap up with the state of the conservative movement in the Trump era.

43 MINOCT 10
Comments
Rich Lowry

Michael Steel

Impeachment is the subject of the 156th episode. Our guest is Capitol Hill veteran Michael Steel, who served as Press Secretary for former Speaker of the House John Boehner. In this conversation, we explore where the votes are currently, why the Intel committee has been given jurisdiction, what rights the minority party has, what protections the whistleblower is due, how the Senate might react, whether the polls matter. And how the White House should respond.

29 MINOCT 3
Comments
Michael Steel

Tom LoBianco

The life and career of Vice President Mike Pence is the subject of the 155thepisode. Our guest is longtime AP reporter for Indiana Tom LoBianco, who has anew biographyof Pence out, “Piety and Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House”. In this conversation, we examine Pence’s first two failed runs for Congress, his time in talk radio, his move up the ladder of Congressional leadership, his decision to run for Governor in 2012, his decision not to run for President in 2016, how he was selected as VP, and what ambitions he still has.

64 MINSEP 24
Comments
Tom LoBianco

Chris Jacobs

Medicare-for-All is the subject of the 154th episode. Chris Jacobs is our guest. He is the founder and CEO of Juniper Research and the author of the new book, “The Case Against Single Payer: How ‘Medicare for All’ will Wreck America’s Health Care System – And Its Economy”. In this conversation we examine the definition of single payer, how Medicare would change, what the program would cost, how it would affect private insurance, how reimbursement rates affect care, whether middle class tax increases would be required, why California and Vermont scrapped their own single payer plans, how Medicare for All would affect the economy, and what conservatives should be offering as a policy alternative.

25 MINSEP 20
Comments
Chris Jacobs

Garrett Graff

The events of 9/11 are the subject of the 153rd episode. Our guest is bestselling author Garrett Graff, whose new book is, “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11,” which instantly hit #1 on Amazon. In this conversation, we explore the origin of the book and his writing process, the scale of the response to the attack, what surprised him about what he learned, how United 93’s hijackers came to be overtaken, the ‘shoot-down’ order, what questions about 9/11 still remain and where the author was on 9/11.

41 MINSEP 13
Comments
Garrett Graff
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