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Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak

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Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak's Mack On Politics

Matt Mackowiak

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Smart political talk every week from Austin, Texas political consultant Matt Mackowiak, who has served in senior roles for two U.S. Senators and the Bush administration.

Latest Episodes

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa is our guest for the 172nd episode.He served from 2001-2019 in the Congress as a Republican from southern California.He is now running in an adjacent district, the 50th district, just east and northeast of San Diego.In this conversation, we discuss what he’s been up to since leaving Congress, what he makes of current border security levels, how the jungle primary and ballot harvesting work in California, how he views impeachment, what California can do to prevent future wildfires and whether he thinks Republican can retake the majority in Congress.

25 MIN3 d ago
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Darrell Issa

Peter Bergen

New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen is our guest for the 171st episode. His new book is, “Trump and his Generals: The Cost of Chaos”. In this conversation we examine the first 3 years of Trump administration, both the national security decisions and the players, then we examine ISIS, Syria, Afghanistan, and Bergen’s 1997 interview of Bin Laden.

35 MIN1 w ago
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Peter Bergen

The Return Of U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is our returning guest for the 170th episode — brought to you from Washington, DC. In this conversation we discuss the imminent Senate impeachment trial, the Iranian crisis and the briefing provided to Senators, the state of the U.S. economy, how trade is affecting his state, and what the rest of 2020 looks like.

32 MIN2 w ago
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The Return Of U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

Paul Steinhauser

The New Hampshire primary is the subject of episode 168. Our guest is New Hampshire-based Fox News correspondent Paul Steinhauser. In this conversation, we examine the state of the race with one month to go, which campaigns are prioritizing New Hampshire most, whether Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have an advantage being from neighboring states, which candidates make up the first tier, how the open primary could affect the outcome, how the Iowa Caucus results could change things, what the campaign organizations look like on the ground, whether endorsements will matter and whether New Hampshire is in play in the general election.

16 MIN3 w ago
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Paul Steinhauser

Rich Galen

Impeachment is the subject of the 168thepisode. My guest is Rich Galen, Republican strategist, columnist for Mullings.com, and former adviser to Speaker Newt Gingrich. In this conversation, we react to the House vote on impeachment, look back to the Clinton impeachment in 1998 as a historical guide, consider what the current impeachment will mean for the 2020 presidential race and battle for Congress, discuss how the Senate trial may unfold, and look ahead to the Democratic presidential primary and Trump’s reelection campaign.

31 MIN2019 DEC 21
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Rich Galen

Martin Vander Weyer

The British national election is the subject of the 167th episode. Our guest is Martin Vander Weyer, business editor and weekly business columnist for The Spectator. In this conversation we examine why the British national election went as it did, what it means for Brexit, why Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn failed, why Boris Johnson is ascending, and what it could mean for the future of the U.S.-U.K. relationship.

34 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Martin Vander Weyer

Ali Safavi

The uprising in Iran is our subject for the 166thepisode. Our guest is Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). In this conversation, we discuss why the current protests are happening, how broad the opposition is outside Iran, what regime change would look like, how weak the Iranian economy is, why Europe continues to trade with Iran, how the regime will end, what would happen if our guest were to return home today, and what gives him hope.

50 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Ali Safavi

Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is the guest for the 165th episode. He’s the former anchor of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” and the bestselling author of 15 #1 books selling more than 17 million copies. His new book is “The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America”. In this conversation, we review his recent interview with President Trump, discuss the narcoterrorists in Mexico, the Ukraine call and impeachment, examine the purpose of his new book, and analyze the state of the cable news industry and consider what it would take for him to return to television.

21 MIN2019 DEC 7
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Bill O’Reilly

Lindsay Kin

Supporting our veterans is the subject of this week’s episode. My guest is Lindsay Kin, executive director of the national veterans nonprofit Luke’s Wings. In this conversation, we discuss their unique mission, how they’ve grown 50 fold in ten years, why the need remains, and the many ways that people can get involved to reunited Wounded Warriors and their families.

33 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Lindsay Kin

Bakari Sellers

The state of the Democratic race for President is the subject of the 163rd episode. Our guest is CNN contributor Bakari Sellers, a former Democratic state legislator from South Carolina. In this episode, we analyze the 5th Democratic debate, consider the first tier candidates, discuss electability, look at the general election, and wonder whether a brokered convention is possible.

33 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Bakari Sellers

Latest Episodes

Darrell Issa

Darrell Issa is our guest for the 172nd episode.He served from 2001-2019 in the Congress as a Republican from southern California.He is now running in an adjacent district, the 50th district, just east and northeast of San Diego.In this conversation, we discuss what he’s been up to since leaving Congress, what he makes of current border security levels, how the jungle primary and ballot harvesting work in California, how he views impeachment, what California can do to prevent future wildfires and whether he thinks Republican can retake the majority in Congress.

25 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Darrell Issa

Peter Bergen

New York Times bestselling author Peter Bergen is our guest for the 171st episode. His new book is, “Trump and his Generals: The Cost of Chaos”. In this conversation we examine the first 3 years of Trump administration, both the national security decisions and the players, then we examine ISIS, Syria, Afghanistan, and Bergen’s 1997 interview of Bin Laden.

35 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Peter Bergen

The Return Of U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is our returning guest for the 170th episode — brought to you from Washington, DC. In this conversation we discuss the imminent Senate impeachment trial, the Iranian crisis and the briefing provided to Senators, the state of the U.S. economy, how trade is affecting his state, and what the rest of 2020 looks like.

32 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Return Of U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

Paul Steinhauser

The New Hampshire primary is the subject of episode 168. Our guest is New Hampshire-based Fox News correspondent Paul Steinhauser. In this conversation, we examine the state of the race with one month to go, which campaigns are prioritizing New Hampshire most, whether Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have an advantage being from neighboring states, which candidates make up the first tier, how the open primary could affect the outcome, how the Iowa Caucus results could change things, what the campaign organizations look like on the ground, whether endorsements will matter and whether New Hampshire is in play in the general election.

16 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Paul Steinhauser

Rich Galen

Impeachment is the subject of the 168thepisode. My guest is Rich Galen, Republican strategist, columnist for Mullings.com, and former adviser to Speaker Newt Gingrich. In this conversation, we react to the House vote on impeachment, look back to the Clinton impeachment in 1998 as a historical guide, consider what the current impeachment will mean for the 2020 presidential race and battle for Congress, discuss how the Senate trial may unfold, and look ahead to the Democratic presidential primary and Trump’s reelection campaign.

31 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
Rich Galen

Martin Vander Weyer

The British national election is the subject of the 167th episode. Our guest is Martin Vander Weyer, business editor and weekly business columnist for The Spectator. In this conversation we examine why the British national election went as it did, what it means for Brexit, why Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn failed, why Boris Johnson is ascending, and what it could mean for the future of the U.S.-U.K. relationship.

34 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Martin Vander Weyer

Ali Safavi

The uprising in Iran is our subject for the 166thepisode. Our guest is Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). In this conversation, we discuss why the current protests are happening, how broad the opposition is outside Iran, what regime change would look like, how weak the Iranian economy is, why Europe continues to trade with Iran, how the regime will end, what would happen if our guest were to return home today, and what gives him hope.

50 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Ali Safavi

Bill O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is the guest for the 165th episode. He’s the former anchor of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” and the bestselling author of 15 #1 books selling more than 17 million copies. His new book is “The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America”. In this conversation, we review his recent interview with President Trump, discuss the narcoterrorists in Mexico, the Ukraine call and impeachment, examine the purpose of his new book, and analyze the state of the cable news industry and consider what it would take for him to return to television.

21 MIN2019 DEC 7
Comments
Bill O’Reilly

Lindsay Kin

Supporting our veterans is the subject of this week’s episode. My guest is Lindsay Kin, executive director of the national veterans nonprofit Luke’s Wings. In this conversation, we discuss their unique mission, how they’ve grown 50 fold in ten years, why the need remains, and the many ways that people can get involved to reunited Wounded Warriors and their families.

33 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
Lindsay Kin

Bakari Sellers

The state of the Democratic race for President is the subject of the 163rd episode. Our guest is CNN contributor Bakari Sellers, a former Democratic state legislator from South Carolina. In this episode, we analyze the 5th Democratic debate, consider the first tier candidates, discuss electability, look at the general election, and wonder whether a brokered convention is possible.

33 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
Bakari Sellers
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