Justin Cross

After the Party It’s the Trump Hotel Lobby

Justin’s guest this week … himself! Justin dives into corruption at the Trump Hotel DC. From the T-Mobile CEO to Saudi lobbyists, the Old Post Office has become the nicest den of deceit in DC. Also, Justin hits on the latest in the government shutdown, Rudy Giuliani’s lack of blinking and the Buzzfeed News story about Trump telling Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Trump Tower Moscow deal.

2019 Political Predictions with Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum

Justin talks 2019 political predictions with Democratic Strategist, Bob Shrum. Shrum has served for Joe Biden, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, and many other really important people. Bob predicts what will happen with the Trump-Russia investigation, which Democrats will run for president in 2020, what will happen with the economy, and of course, who will win the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Justin rants about Donald Trump’s national TV address and Jake presents new 2019 fake sponsors.

Jesse Colvin Interview – Democratic Nominee in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District

Justin talks with Jesse Colvin, the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 1st congressional district. Jesse is a former Army Ranger in Afghanistan who graduated from both Duke University and Columbia University. Jesse talks about the leaderships skills he developed in the military, the economic impact of oysters, and the Republican support he’s gained from Bush Administration officials (as well as his wife). Finally, Justin urges Jesse to take out the damn trash.

Deb Haaland Interview – Democratic Nominee for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

Justin talks with the Democratic nominee from New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, Deb Halland. If she wins, Halland will be the first Native American woman in Congress. Haaland talks about the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Justice. She discusses her background as an organizer and advocate, marathon running, the need to invest in public education and of course, what her walk-out song will be win she wins.

No Seat At The Table

Most of today, during the hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, I tweeted jokes. I tweeted about how Brett Kavanaugh really, really likes beer, because you know, he said it like 14 times. I tweeted about how Lindsey Graham was in no condition to drive home since he sounded like an angry dad threatening to take the belt out on his kids if they disrespected him ‘one more goddamned time, goddammit.’

But as I kept hearing Republican after Republican, old white guy after old white guy, apologize to Brett Kavanaugh for what he’s suffered over for the past 10 days, I kept getting sicker and sicker. “What fucking bullshit!” I said to myself.

Seriously, white guys have run this country for the past 230 years and at one moment on a lunch break they’re on TV saying Dr. Ford was a compelling witness who sounded credible. Then, a couple hours later, they’re up Kavanaugh’s ass talking about how bad they feel for the 10 days of scrutiny for a crime it sure as hell seems plausible he committed while waiting to get voted on for the highest court in the land.

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Harley Rouda Interview – Democratic Nominee for California’s 48th Congressional District

Harley Rouda talks with Justin about his campaign in California’s 48th Congressional District. Rouda talks about challenging Dana Rohrabacher, the incumbent who Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy once “joked” was on Vladimir Putin’s payroll. Rouda also discusses his background as a lawyer and successful businessman, and how he’s brought the local Democratic party back together after a hard fought primary that featured 8 Democratic candidates. Finally, Harley talks about his heroes, his love of The Who, if he actually owns a Harley, and what song he’ll walk out to when he wins California’s 48th.

Andrew Janz Interview – Democratic Nominee for Congress in California’s 22nd District

Andrew Janz joins the Just In News podcast to talk about challenging Devin Nunes. Andrew talks about why Nunes won’t face him in a debate and hasn’t held a townhall discussion since 2010. The violent crimes prosecutor also talks about agriculture, the environment, tariffs, and other issues facing California’s 22nd District. In the rapid fire round, Andrew reveals his favorite movies, music, and his desire to have Taylor Swift singing in the background as he declares victory over Nunes in November.

Jennifer Lewis Interview – Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 6th District

Justin talks with Jennifer Lewis, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 6th district. Jennifer talks about her recent endorsement from Bobby Goodlatte, the son of Bob Goodlatte — the retiring Republican congressman who currently holds the seat. Jennifer also talks about her grassroots campaign, progressive platform, and her own struggles for affordable healthcare and making a living wage. Finally, Jennifer asks the audience to help her choose a victory speech walkout song and plays trivia.

Andrew Gillum Interview – Tallahassee Mayor and Candidate for Florida Governor

Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Governor, talks with Justin about how he wants to bring universal healthcare, common sense gun laws, and the best scientists to address environmental impacts of climate change to the sunshine state. Andrew also discusses his legal victory over the National Rifle Association, raising money from the most conservative voting community in the country, and of course, where the after party will be when he becomes governor.

Pam Keith Interview – Democrat for Florida’s 18th Congressional District

Justin talks with Florida Congressional Candidate, Pam Keith. Pam is a former U.S. Navy JAG (aka badass) in a tight race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District Democratic Primary. Pam talks about not pulling punches when it comes to Trump, her similarities to other popular Democrats like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the unique ways she’s connecting with voters. Justin and Pam also make a beer bet and talk music.

Comedian Kevin Bartini Interview – The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

Justin talks with Comedian Kevin Bartini. Kevin has been the featured TV warmup comic on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, The Nightly Show, Match Game and others. Kevin talks about his subtle nod to Jon Stewart during his audition for The Daily Show, the time he performed for his hero Bruce Springsteen, what it’s like to be a comedian in the Trump era, why Roseanne’s racist Twitter rant is different from Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a feckless c-word, and more.

Jenny Wilson Interview – Democratic Nominee for Utah Senate

Justin talks with Utah Senatorial Candidate Jenny Wilson. Jenny is running to be the first female U.S. Senator from Utah against Mitt Romney. Jenny talks about her experience in local Utah politics. She also talks about policy issues, her favorite meat (sorry Mitt, hot dog is not on the menu), and how she’s the John Stockton of politics.

GQ’s Jay Willis Interview

GQ’s Jay Willis talks with Justin and Kirt about covering President Donald Trump. Jay gives his predictions for the midterm elections and possible impeachment in the Trump-Russia scandal. The staff writer and Harvard-trained lawyer also asks for a job on Trump’s legal team and describes the time he got his dad to wear a MAGA hat. Plus, Jay and Kirt play the first-ever game of “Whose Headline Is It Anyway?” where they try to match a headlines with media publications. Shit gets crazy.

Tabitha Isner Interview – Democratic Nominee for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Justin talks with Tabitha Isner. She’s a Democrat running for office in Alabama’s 2nd congressional district. Tabitha talks about her background as an ordained minister. She also discusses why young people from Alabama leave the state after college and her chances of winning a district which went for Roy Moore. Oh, and why the Yellowhammer State loves its little angry Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

Dorothy Gasque Interview – Democrat for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District

Justin talks with Dorothy Gasque. Dorothy is running for Washington’s 3rd conressional district. The Democrat talks about what it was like to be a female on an otherwise all-male combat unit in the U.S. army, the similarities between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump supporters, and who would play Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti in a movie. She also says the Just In News podcast was the most fun interview she has done. Seriously.

2020 President of the United States

Who will be the 2020 President of the United States? The 2018 NFL Draft is here, and so it only made since to do our own 2020 U.S. Presidential Draft. Who is moving up draft boards in a crowded democratic field? Will the Republicans draft a plug-and-play first rounder from inside the White House, or will they go reach for a candidate from outside The Swamp? What party will Mark Cuban run for? Find out on the first-ever Just In News 2020 U.S. Presidential Draft.

James Comey Not Interview

That’s right. Just In News was able to obtain an exclusive not interview with former FBI Director, James Comey. In lieu of the man’s actual words, we replaced them with our own pseudo knowledge and analysis. Take a listen. It’ll change your life.

Kyle Frenette Interview – Wisconsin’s 7th District

Justin talks with Kyle Frenette. Kyle has been managing top musicians like Bon Iver since age 19 but has decided to run for Wisconsin’s 7th district. Justin asks Kyle how he campaigns in rural Wisconsin on issues like gun control, immigration, and of course, sad white guy music. Kyle also offers up an impromptu 90’s alt rock quiz while also dishing on his favorite Wisconsin watering holes.

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.

Austin Frerick Interview – Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

Former Obama Treasury Department official, Austin Frerick, joins Justin to talk about his run for congress in the Iowa’s 3rd District. Austin talks about why he’s dressing up as the Monopoly man, his love of the Olive Garden, gun control, and his klan of Donald Trump voters support him. We also talk craft beer, and Austin takes the Presidents’ Day quiz. Find out if you’re smarter than a potential congressman.

Jess Phoenix Podcast Interview – California’s 25th Congressional District

Scientist and congressional candidate, Jess Phoenix, sits down with Justin to talk about Trump’s gassiness, the economy, the environment, net neutrality, growing up a ginger, and of course, her superhero-like name. Jess’ popularity has quickly grown over the past several months (being featured on CNN, CBS, Wired, and now, Just In News) as has her chances of overtaking her Democratic challengers and Republican Steve Knight in California’s 25th congressional district.

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