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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

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

Mike McCurryExclusively WSB
Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

Partner, Public Strategies Washington and White House Press Secretary (1995-1998)

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

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.

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

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

Robert ReichExclusively WSB
Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

Economic Analyst; CNBC Contributor; 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)

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

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Bobby JindalExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016)

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

Donna Brazile
Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

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

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC 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

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB
Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

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

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.

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
Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

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

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)

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB
Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

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

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Robert ReichExclusively WSB
Carly Fiorina

Economic Analyst; CNBC Contributor; 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

James CarvilleExclusively WSB
Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

Political Icon

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

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)

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)

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
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.

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.

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)

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Mike BarnicleExclusively WSB

Political and Social Commentator, MSNBC

Daniel Gilbert

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

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

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

Ari FleischerExclusively WSB

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

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

Steve SchmidtExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, MSNBC and Renowned Political Strategist

Donna Brazile

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

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

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

Mark ShieldsExclusively WSB

Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour and Syndicated Columnist

Doris Kearns GoodwinExclusively WSB

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Andrew Friedman

Principal and Founder, The Washington Update

William CohenExclusively WSB

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

Ken DubersteinExclusively WSB

Counselor to Presidents

Chris MatthewsExclusively WSB

Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC

Tom BrokawExclusively WSB

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

Andy SlavittExclusively WSB

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

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

J.C. WattsExclusively WSB

Visionary Conservative Leader

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)

Eugene RobinsonExclusively WSB

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

Andrew CardExclusively WSB

White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Margaret Carlson

Columnist, The Daily Beast

Michelle BernardExclusively WSB

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

Alex CastellanosExclusively WSB

Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Stephen HayesExclusively WSB

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

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

Jeb BushExclusively WSB

Governor of Florida (1999-2007)

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

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

Ezra KleinExclusively WSB

Editor-In-Chief, Vox.Com; Columnist, Bloomberg News and Policy Analyst/Contributor, MSNBC

Jonathan MartinExclusively WSB

National Political Correspondent, New York Times

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)

J. Ann Selzer

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

Mary MatalinExclusively WSB

Celebrated Conservative Voice and Former Presidential Advisor

Christine Todd WhitmanExclusively WSB

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

Tommy ThompsonExclusively WSB

Secretary of Health and Human Services (2001-2005)

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)

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

Sarah Kliff

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

Nina Easton

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

Marshall Goldsmith

Business Educator and Coach, Best-Selling Author

Gloria Borger

Chief Political Analyst, CNN

Morton Kondracke

Contributing Editor, Roll Call and Commentator, FOX News

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

Judy WoodruffExclusively WSB

Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

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

Liz Claman

Anchor/Correspondent, FOX Business Network

Howard Kurtz

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

Claire ShipmanExclusively WSB

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

Mara Liasson

Political Analyst, FOX News; National Political Correspondent, NPR

George Mitchell

Global Diplomat, Peace Negotiator and Leadership Expert

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

Bill PressExclusively WSB

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

Ann ComptonExclusively WSB

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

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

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

David GergenExclusively WSB

Senior Political Analyst, CNN

John Hope Bryant

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Operation HOPE

George F. WillExclusively WSB

America’s Foremost Political Columnist

Frank SesnoExclusively WSB

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

Cenk Uygur

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

Michael MurphyExclusively WSB

Political Strategist and Political Analyst for NBC News.

Christopher DoddExclusively WSB

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

Eleanor Clift

Washington Correspondent, The Daily Beast and McLaughlin Group Panelist

Luke RussertExclusively WSB

Former Congressional Correspondent, NBC News

Douglas BrinkleyExclusively WSB

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

Charles Krauthammer

Pulitzer Prize-winning Syndicated Columnist and Commentator

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

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)

Linda Johnson Rice

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

Jon FavreauExclusively WSB

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

Riz Khan

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

Arianna HuffingtonExclusively WSB

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

William KristolExclusively WSB

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

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

William Bennett

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

Christiane AmanpourExclusively WSB

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

Elizabeth Drew

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

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)

Bret BaierExclusively WSB

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

David GregoryExclusively WSB

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

Bobby JindalExclusively WSB

Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016)

Fred BarnesExclusively WSB

Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard and Commentator, FOX News

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

Patti Solis Doyle

Political Commentator, CNN

Bob Woodward

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

Michael Smerconish

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

Lou DobbsExclusively WSB

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

Mitch DanielsExclusively WSB

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

Richard Behar

Acclaimed International Business Investigative Journalist

Sally Kohn

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

Douglas Schoen

Preeminent Political Pollster, Analyst and Fox News Contributor

Tucker CarlsonExclusively WSB

Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Founder, The Daily Caller

Paul BegalaExclusively WSB

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Trish Regan

FOX Business News Anchor and Markets Correspondent

Jessica Yellin

Award-winning Journalist and Former CNN Chief White House Correspondent

Sam DonaldsonExclusively WSB

Veteran Washington Correspondent, ABC News