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James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Bobby JindalExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016)

Robert ReichExclusively WSB
Carly Fiorina

Economic Analyst; Senior Economic Contributor, CNN; Contributor, CNBC; Professor; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Advisor to Presidents and Former Secretary of Labor

Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company (1999-2005) and Best-Selling Author

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB
Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB
Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Former White House Press Secretary/Spokesperson; FOX News Political Analyst and Communications Expert

Bill Richardson
Tom RidgeExclusively WSB

Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010), Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, President/CEO, Ridge Global and Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber

David AxelrodExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Robert ReichExclusively WSB
Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

Economic Analyst; Senior Economic Contributor, CNN; Contributor, CNBC; Professor; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Advisor to Presidents and Former Secretary of Labor

President of Purdue University; Governor of Indiana (2005-2013) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-2003)

Martin O'MalleyExclusively WSB
Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

Governor of Maryland (2007-2015); Mayor, City of Baltimore (1999-2007)

President of Purdue University; Governor of Indiana (2005-2013) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-2003)

David AxelrodExclusively WSB
Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Eugene RobinsonExclusively WSB
Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Former White House Press Secretary/Spokesperson; FOX News Political Analyst and Communications Expert

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

Eugene RobinsonExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Bill PressExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Senior Political Contributor, CNN; Syndicated Political Talk Show Host, Columnist and Best-Selling Author

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Bill Richardson
Jeb BushExclusively WSB

Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010), Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Governor of Florida (1999-2007)

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB
William KristolExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Weekly Standard and Political Analyst, ABC News

Erskine BowlesExclusively WSB
Alan SimpsonExclusively WSB

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President Emeritus, University of North Carolina; Former White House Chief of Staff and Former Administrator, Small Business Administration

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010) and Respected Republican Leader

Eugene RobinsonExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Christopher DoddExclusively WSB
Chuck HagelExclusively WSB

U.S. Senator (1981-2011) and Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013–2015); U.S. Senator (1997–2009); Former Chairman, Atlantic Council; President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (2009–2012); Former Member, The Systemic Risk Council; Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University; and Co-founder, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.

Jay CarneyExclusively WSB
Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

White House Press Secretary (2011-2014), Director of Communications Vice President Joe Biden (2009-2011) and Prominent Journalist and Washington Bureau Chief, Time Magazine (1988-2008)

Former White House Press Secretary/Spokesperson; FOX News Political Analyst and Communications Expert

David AxelrodExclusively WSB
Andrew CardExclusively WSB

Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Bill Richardson
Rudy GiulianiExclusively WSB

Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010), Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

107th Mayor of New York City; Partner, Giuliani Partners

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Erskine BowlesExclusively WSB
Andrew CardExclusively WSB

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President Emeritus, University of North Carolina; Former White House Chief of Staff and Former Administrator, Small Business Administration

White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Mara Liasson
William KristolExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, FOX News; National Political Correspondent, NPR

Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Weekly Standard and Political Analyst, ABC News

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB
Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Gene SperlingExclusively WSB
Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

Director, National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (2011-2014 and 1997-2001); Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

President of Purdue University; Governor of Indiana (2005-2013) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-2003)

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Jay CarneyExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

White House Press Secretary (2011-2014), Director of Communications Vice President Joe Biden (2009-2011) and Prominent Journalist and Washington Bureau Chief, Time Magazine (1988-2008)

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Donna Brazile
Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; Adjunct Professor; Author; and Syndicated Columnist

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

 

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Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Gloria Borger

Chief Political Analyst, CNN

Michael Smerconish

Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM, Host of CNN's Smerconish and Contributor, Newspaper Columnist and Best-Selling Author

Antony Blinken

CNN Global Affairs Analyst, Deputy Secretary of State (2015-2017), Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama (2013-2015), National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden (2009-2013), Staff Director, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (2002-2008), White House National Security Council Staff (1994-2001)

Michael Beschloss

Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour, New York Times Columnist and #1 Best-Selling Author

Mark HalperinExclusively WSB

Creator, Executive Producer, and Co-Host, Showtime's The Circus; Senior Political Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; and Co-author, New York Times Best Sellers Game Change and Double Down: Game Change 2012

Bill Richardson

Governor of New Mexico (2003-2010), Former U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Ezra KleinExclusively WSB

Editor-at-Large, Vox; Columnist, Bloomberg News and Policy Analyst/Contributor, MSNBC

Jon FavreauExclusively WSB

Barack Obama’s Chief Speechwriter (2005-2013), Political Columnist and Commentator for The Ringer, Co-founder, Fenway Strategies

William KristolExclusively WSB

Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Weekly Standard and Political Analyst, ABC News

Milton Chen

Executive Director, The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF); Senior Advisor, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Chair, Panasonic Foundation; Chair, Education Committee, National Park System Advisory Board; Trustee, Sesame Workshop

Arianna HuffingtonExclusively WSB

Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

Tom BrokawExclusively WSB

Legendary Newsman, NBC News and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Laura Ingraham

Conservative Political Analyst; Fox News Contributor; Acclaimed Radio Host, The Laura Ingraham Show; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, LifeZette

Ann ComptonExclusively WSB

Legendary ABC News' White House Correspondent (1973-2014)

Cenk Uygur

Host and Founder, The Young Turks; CEO of TYT Network

Mara Liasson

Political Analyst, FOX News; National Political Correspondent, NPR

J. Ann Selzer

President, Selzer & Company and Pollster To The Des Moines Register

Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

Judy WoodruffExclusively WSB

Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Stephen HayesExclusively WSB

Editor-in-Chief, The Weekly Standard; FOX News Contributor and Best-Selling Author

Nina Easton

Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International, Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum; Principal, SellersEaston Media and Fox News Analyst

George Mitchell

Global Diplomat, Peace Negotiator and Leadership Expert

Ted KoppelExclusively WSB

Legendary Anchor of ABC News' Nightline; Contributing Columnist, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal; Senior Contributor to the CBS Sunday Morning Show

Andrew CardExclusively WSB

White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Morton Kondracke

Contributing Editor, Roll Call and Commentator, FOX News

Richard Behar

Acclaimed International Business Investigative Journalist

Jessica Yellin

Award-winning Journalist and Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent

Bret BaierExclusively WSB

FOX News Chief Political Anchor and Host, Special Report with Bret Baier

Amy Zegart

Award-Winning Author, Professor, and Co-Director of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Davies Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Jay CarneyExclusively WSB

White House Press Secretary (2011-2014), Director of Communications Vice President Joe Biden (2009-2011) and Prominent Journalist and Washington Bureau Chief, Time Magazine (1988-2008)

Scott Dadich

Co-Founder and CEO Godfrey Dadich Partners (GDP); Editor-in-Chief, WIRED (2012-2016); Vice President, Editorial Platforms and Design, Condé Nast (2010-2012); Creative Director, WIRED (2006-2010)

Frank SesnoExclusively WSB

Anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN (1984-2009) and Director, George Washington University's School of Media & Public Affairs

David PlouffeExclusively WSB

Chief Advisor, Uber; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2011-2013); Campaign Manager, 2008 Obama for President; and New York Times Best-Selling Author

William Bennett

Host of the Bill Bennett Interview on the Salem Radio Network and Former Secretary of Education

Ken DubersteinExclusively WSB

Counselor to Presidents

Andy SlavittExclusively WSB

Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2015-2017)

Luke RussertExclusively WSB

Former Congressional Correspondent, NBC News

Michelle BernardExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, MSNBC and Founder, The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy

Eugene RobinsonExclusively WSB

Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC

Hugh HewittExclusively WSB

Acclaimed Radio Talk Show Host, The Hugh Hewitt Show; Host, MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt; Political Analyst and Contributor, NBC News and MSNBC; Lawyer; Professor; and Author

Sarah Kliff

Award-Winning Healthcare Journalist and Senior Policy Correspondent, Vox.com

David GregoryExclusively WSB

Renowned Journalist; Former Moderator, NBC's Meet the Press; Political Analyst, CNN

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Tommy ThompsonExclusively WSB

Secretary of Health and Human Services (2001-2005)

Liz Claman

Anchor/Correspondent, FOX Business Network

Linda Johnson Rice

Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company and Chairman Emeritus, EBONY Media Holdings

Joel Benenson

Democratic Strategist and Pollster; Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Worldwide; Founder and CEO, Benenson Strategy Group

Douglas BrinkleyExclusively WSB

American Historian and Best-Selling Author and Presidential Historian, CNN

Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Gloria Feldt

Co-founder and President, Take The Lead; Leadership Speaker; Best-selling Author, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

Tom RidgeExclusively WSB

First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, President/CEO, Ridge Global and Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber

J.D. VanceExclusively WSB

#1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis; Principal, Mithril Capital and Partner, Revolution LLC

J.C. WattsExclusively WSB

Visionary Conservative Leader

Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

David AxelrodExclusively WSB

Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)

John Hope Bryant

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Operation HOPE

Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Chris MatthewsExclusively WSB

Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC

Andrew Friedman

Principal and Founder, The Washington Update

Fred BarnesExclusively WSB

Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard and Commentator, FOX News

Lou DobbsExclusively WSB

Business and Financial News Legend and Host, Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight

Daniel Gilbert

Professor of Psychology at Harvard University; Best-Selling Author of Stumbling on Happiness; Host of the PBS television Series This Emotional Life

Claire ShipmanExclusively WSB

Women's Leadership Expert; Longtime Television News Reporter; and New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Confidence Code and Womenomics

Douglas Schoen

Preeminent Political Pollster, Analyst and Fox News Contributor

Susan Dentzer

President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation; Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Health Policy Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs (2008-2013)

Jeb BushExclusively WSB

Governor of Florida (1999-2007)

Mark McKinnon

Creator, Executive Producer, Co-host of Showtime’s The Circus. Co-founder of the bipartisan group No Labels. Former chief media advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain

Christine Todd WhitmanExclusively WSB

EPA Administrator (2001-2003) and Former New Jersey Governor

Riz Khan

Award-Winning International Journalist, Best-Selling Author and Renowned Television Host From Al Jazeera English, CNN International and BBC World

Bobby JindalExclusively WSB

Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016)

Alan SimpsonExclusively WSB

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010) and Respected Republican Leader

Eleanor Clift

Washington Correspondent, The Daily Beast and McLaughlin Group Panelist

Trish Regan

FOX Business News Anchor and Markets Correspondent

Christiane AmanpourExclusively WSB

Acclaimed International Journalist, Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News and Host of Amanpour on CNN International

Patti Solis Doyle

Political Commentator, CNN

Howard Kurtz

Host, FOX News' Media Buzz; Presidential Campaign Analyst, The Kelly File and Best-Selling Author

Doris Kearns GoodwinExclusively WSB

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Erskine BowlesExclusively WSB

Co-founder, the Campaign to Fix the Debt; Former Co-chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President Emeritus, University of North Carolina; Former White House Chief of Staff and Former Administrator, Small Business Administration

William CohenExclusively WSB

Distinguished Statesman, Secretary of Defense (1997-2001) and CEO, The Cohen Group

Marshall Goldsmith

Business Educator and Coach, Best-Selling Author

Steve SchmidtExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, MSNBC and Renowned Political Strategist

Bill PressExclusively WSB

Senior Political Contributor, CNN; Syndicated Political Talk Show Host, Columnist and Best-Selling Author

Jim LehrerExclusively WSB

Anchor, Co-Anchor and Executive Editor, PBS Newshour, the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report (1976-2011) and Legendary Presidential Debate Moderator

John HeilemannExclusively WSB

Creator, Executive Producer, and Host, The Circus on Showtime; National Affairs Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Co-Author, New York Times No. 1 Best Sellers Game Change and Double Down

Walter IsaacsonExclusively WSB

Best-Selling Author, Leonardo da Vinci (2017), The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (2014) and Steve Jobs (2011); Acclaimed Historian and Journalist; President and CEO of The Aspen Institute

Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

President of Purdue University; Governor of Indiana (2005-2013) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2001-2003)

Jonathan MartinExclusively WSB

National Political Correspondent, New York Times

Sally Kohn

CNN Political Commentator, Daily Beast Columnist, Community Organizer and Activist

David GergenExclusively WSB

Senior Political Analyst, CNN

Charles Krauthammer

Pulitzer Prize-winning Syndicated Columnist and Commentator

John Carlin

Award-Winning Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation, Inspiration for the Oscar-Nominated Film, Invictus

George F. WillExclusively WSB

America’s Foremost Political Columnist

Christopher DoddExclusively WSB

U.S. Senator (1981-2011) and Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

Sam DonaldsonExclusively WSB

Veteran Washington Correspondent, ABC News

Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

Former White House Press Secretary/Spokesperson; FOX News Political Analyst and Communications Expert

Elizabeth Drew

Journalist and Washington Insider; Election Analyst Expert; Regular Contributor, The New York Review of Books; and Best-Selling Author

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; Adjunct Professor; Author; and Syndicated Columnist

Mike BarnicleExclusively WSB

Political and Social Commentator, MSNBC

Margaret Carlson

Columnist, The Daily Beast