Travels From: New York
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January 12, 2015
With the shift to the Republican-controlled Congress and the country now focused on the 2016 Presidential election, John Heilemann surveys the battlefield, explaining how all sides see the upcoming issues facing America and the strategies and solutions to solving the looming fiscal crisis to reducing the deficit. Drawing on his two decades covering American politics and policy, Heilemann offers both an insider’s take, bringing audiences into both parties’ war rooms, and a far-seeing analysis of this moment of political and economic upheaval. With bracing candor and sparkling wit, Heilemann connects the dots between events in Washington and the larger forces outside the Beltway, takes on the big questions—How will President Obama govern during the last two years of his term? What are the chances of the Republican Party taking back the White House ? And what about the Tea Party?—explaining the repercussions for governing in the months and years to come.
As Washington remains locked in a state of paralysis and the economy struggles to recover from the Great Recession, much of the American public is convinced that the country is experiencing something close to total system failure. In this presentation, John Heilemann explains the factors and forces that have brought us to this place of acute partisan polarization and economic stagnation, laying blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans alike. But all is not lost. The American electorate is nowhere near as messed up as its governing institutions, and as they demand a new way forward, one is on the horizon—which Heilemann lays out with his customary passion, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
One of America’s most respected political reporters and commentators, John Heilemann offers his wit, savvy and insider’s take on the Obama Administration, the GOP-controlled Congress, the 2016 Presidential race and politics in America.
With his unmatched insider access and keen-eyed perspective, John Heilemann provides an unvarnished take on the headlines and the broader forces shaping American politics. He is managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, leading Bloomberg's political and policy coverage, including news, analysis, commentary, storytelling and data analytics across all of the company's platforms. He is also the co-host of With All Due Respect, a daily political TV show on Bloomberg TV and a regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Heilemann served as New York magazine’s national affairs editor. In his must-read “Power Grid” column for the magazine, he took readers behind closed doors from Washington to Wall Street. He is the co-author of The New York Times No. 1 best seller, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, which chronicled the 2008 presidential election and its New York Times best-selling sequel, Double Down: Game Change 2012. The first book, Game Change, was made into an HBO film of the same name, which premiered in 2012 and went on to win five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes. HBO has also optioned the film rights to Double Down. Heilemann’s first book, Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era, was honored by BusinessWeek (among others) as one of the best books of 2001. With more nearly 25 years of experience covering the front lines of politics and the corporate world for The New Yorker, Wired and The Economist, Heilemann offers unrivaled insight into government and the interplay between economics, business and Washington as they relate to today’s events and what is ahead for both parties in the 2016 race for the White House.