Month: March 2018

Swing Left Interview – Judith Bolker

Justin interviews Judith Bolker from Swing Left and Rock the Congress to talk about getting the vote out for the November midterm elections. Judith talks about the value of face-to-face conversations, how Republicans are people just like the rest of us, and what got her involved in politics in the first place.

Swing Left Interview – Jennifer Eis, Deputy National Field Director

Swing Left’s Deputy National Field Director Jennifer Eis sits down with Justin to talk about the organization’s efforts to get progressive candidates elected in the House of Representatives. Justin also welcomes Kirt Zimmer as guest host to talk about Andrew McCabe’s firing, voter activism, and the craziest things President Trump has done since taking office.

Omar Vaid Interview – New York’s 11th Congressional District

Omar Vaid joins the Just In News podcast to talk about his run for congress in New York’s 11th district. Omar talks about the need for strong unions, educating Betsy Devos, why his competitor, Mike Grimm, is wrong for the district (and how he once threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony), and his week-long stay at Donald Trump’s home.

Mike Levin Interview – Democratic Nominee in California’s 49th Congressional District

Mike Levin joins Justin to talk about his run for California’s hotly contested 49th district in which Darrell Issa is deciding to retire from (perhaps to go make more car alarm money). Mike talks about gun control, potential impeachment of Donald Trump and, most importantly, his favorite U2 song.

Roll Call Interview – Simone Pathe and Bridget Bowman

Roll Call Senior Politics Reporters, Simone Pathe and Bridget Bowman, talk with Justin about what it was like to watch Roy Moore ride up on a horse on election day, how they think the 2018 midterms will break, and who gives the juiciest interviews in on Capitol Hill. Plus, Justin quizzes Simone and Bridget on the history of congress (according to Wikipedia), and the Just In News crack squad investigative team breaks a story about who will fill the White House Communications Director role now that Hope Hicks is retiring at age 29.

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