Mandela Barnes and Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler join Jon, Jon, and guest host Erin Ryan live in Wisconsin! Donald Trump prepares for a possible indictment this week with a few more potentially on the way. Judge Janet Protasiewicz stops by to discuss her campaign to be Wisconsin’s next state Supreme Court Justice. Plus, Lovett quizzes Jon, Erin, Mandela, and Ben on all things Wisconsin in a game called Truth or Dairy.
Donald Trump unloads on Ron DeSantis while Ron DeSantis hugs Donald Trump on Ukraine. Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass stops by to talk about housing and crime. And later, Jon and Dan answer your questions on everything from oil drilling in the arctic to the new season of Succession.
Biden steps in to prevent a bank run after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Republicans blame the failure on woke culture. Senator Cory Booker stops by to talk politics and LA’s best vegan fast food. Lovett talks to the transgender teenager who stumped Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin at last week’s CNN town hall. And later, Jon, Jon, and Tommy run through the week’s top stories in another round of One Line With Cocaine Bear.
Tucker Carlson hates Donald Trump but loves his insurrectionists, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake stops by to talk about Joe Biden’s new economic plan, and Chief Take Officer Elijah Cone joins for a game of Take Take Don’t Tell Me.
Donald Trump says indictments won’t stop him from running. Ron DeSantis tells his Florida story here in California. Joe Biden balances public safety with self-governance in opposing DC’s crime reforms. And Semafor’s Dave Weigel joins the pod to take us through the weekend’s GOP shenanigans at CPAC.
Joe Biden tests out his message for a reelection campaign that seems all but certain to happen. Rupert Murdoch admits he knew that Fox News hosts were lying about the 2020 election. Strict Scrutiny host Melissa Murray joins to break down the Supreme Court challenge to the President’s student debt relief plan. And later, Jon and Dan bring you the lowest low-lights from a big week of congressional hearings.
Ron DeSantis kicks off his presidential campaign-in-waiting with a nationwide book tour. The guys run through the week’s top stories in a new segment called “One Line with Cocaine Bear.” MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan stops by to talk about how Democrats can win more arguments. And the guys decide who-gets-what in Marjorie Taylor Greene’s national divorce.
Donald Trump and his MAGA friends use a toxic train crash in Ohio to pick a fight with the White House. Joe Biden surprises the world with a secret trip to Ukraine. The Republican primary is already a race to see who can out-Trump each other. And Leah Litman from Strict Scrutiny talks about the two big tech cases at the Supreme Court and Trump’s Fulton County investigation.
A new filing in Dominion’s defamation case against Fox News has revealed the big wigs at Fox knew Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud were false, but they kept promoting his lies on their airwaves. Jon and Tommy read the private texts and emails that Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Fox executives sent one another during the fall of 2020.
Prosecutors inch closer to a possible indictment of Donald Trump. Nikki Haley officially becomes the first candidate to challenge him for the Republican nomination. Democrats quietly and not-so-quietly worry about Joe Biden’s age. Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow joins to talk about gun safety legislation after the shooting at Michigan State. And the guys take a meandering journey through Elon Musk’s week at Twitter.
The GOP primary heats up, along with a little Don-on-Ron action. President Biden enrages Republican politicians everywhere by hammering their position on Medicare and Social Security. Congressman Adam Schiff stops by to talk about his campaign for California Senate. And the guys play a round of Take Appreciator.
Joe Biden had a surprisingly good time at his State of the Union address by shooting down Republican hecklers like they were a Chinese balloon. Democratic strategist Michael Podhorzer stops by to discuss what the midterm results can teach us about 2024. And later, House Republicans take on the peoples’ business by asking what Twitter knew about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Dark Brandon obliterates Beijing’s big balloon ahead of his State of the Union address. And outgoing Chief of Staff Ron Klain stops by to talk about Biden’s speech, US-China relations, and his tenure in the White House.
President Biden and Kevin McCarthy meet on the debt ceiling. George Santos steps down from his House committees. Wisconsin gears up for the most important election of 2023. New polling shows Ron Santis trouncing Donald Trump in the Republican primary, even in a crowded field. Then later, the guys play another round of Take Appreciator.
Donald Trump hits the campaign trail and his potential rivals. Democrats revive their calls for police reform after the murder of Tyre Nichols. State Department Counselor Derek Chollet talks to Tommy about the latest in Ukraine. Then later, the guys try to decipher the latest Fox News rants in a new game called “What Are They Mad About?”
Mike Pence joins the classified hoarders club. The MAGA House grabs the third rail of politics. Donald Trump is on top of the polls and back on Facebook. Congressman Ruben Gallego stops by to talk about his run for Arizona Senate. And later, Jon and Dan test their knowledge of Trump’s posting habits with a new game called “Truth or False.”
Joe Biden says goodbye to his chief of staff and hello to more FBI agents. Donald Trump plots his Twitter comeback and struggles to get endorsements. Rep. Ruben Gallego enters the 2024 Arizona Senate race. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries stops by Crooked HQ to talk about the upcoming year in Congress. And the guys play a new game called Take Take Don’t Tell Me.
America hits the debt limit and Republicans prepare to take hostages. The best committee assignments go to the House’s biggest MAGA freaks and they’re all ready to investigate Joe Biden’s garage. Then, The Bulwark’s Sarah Longwell joins to talk about what’s on voters' minds. And later, Jon and Dan find out if Joe Biden’s about to take your gas stove in a new segment called I’m About to Myth Bust.
The MAGA House is off to a rough start. George Santos isn’t going anywhere. Joe Biden deals with a classified documents discovery a bit differently than Donald Trump. And then Congresswoman Katie Porter joins the pod to talk about her run for the US Senate.
Kevin McCarthy gives away the House to become speaker. Joe Biden takes his first presidential trip to the US-Mexico border. And the first Gen Z member of Congress Maxwell Alejandro Frost stops by the pod.
Kevin McCarthy is still trying to make fetch happen. Donald Trump belatedly tries to help his fellow loser. Joe Biden basks in the glow of bipartisan achievement. And later, Jon and Dan play a special edition of Two Takes and A Fake.
The House descends into chaos as Kevin McCarthy fails to win the race for speaker on the first three ballots, Republicans prepare to swear in a new member of Congress who made up his entire life story, and the last Congress ends by making Donald Trump's tax returns public and asking the Department of Justice to charge him with multiple crimes. And later, Jon, Jon, and Tommy kick off the new year with a round of Take Appreciator.
Pod Save America's second annual holiday spectacular brings guest hosts Priyanka Aribindi and Tre'vell Anderson together with Jon, Jon, and Dan to look back at the good, bad and absurd of 2022. Plus, Representative Katie Porter stops by the studio, and Jon, Jon, and Dan decide the worst Take of the Year in the Pundies Awards.
Jon, Jon and Dan answer all of your burning questions about 2024, the Democratic party, the White Lotus, Taylor Swift, and more.