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08/22/10: Jeb talks to political corruption expert W. Michael Johnston about the Blago trial and what the outcome says about the state of current efforts to fight corruption.  If we can’t even define corruption, how can we ever hope to truly combat it?  Professor Johnston is the Charles A. Dana professor of political science at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. His most recent book is Syndromes of Corruption.

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07/19/10: Jeb talks to RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost about what happens if the Republicans take back the House in the upcoming November elections.

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06/28/10: Jeb talks about the legal fight over the California gay marriage ban with Cal Davis’ Vikram Amar and political commentator Margaret Hoover .

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06/03/10: Jeb and Colgate University Professor W. Michael Johnston discuss political corruption in the United States and beyond. Topics include Blago, Sestak, BAE, the CIA, and more. Michael Johnston is the Charles A. Dana professor of political science at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. His most recent book is Syndromes of Corruption.

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05/29/10: Jeb and RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost discuss the post primary political landscape.

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03/23/10:ObamaCare Wow. RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost and Jeb talk Obamacare

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02/22/10: Jeb talks to Daily Beast, CNN, and FF contributor John Avlon about his new book Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking American Politics. John explains why it is so important that America’s independents reassert themselves and take back Washington from fringe extremists.

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01/22/10: Having been in office on 367 days, the sky is already falling down on President Obama. RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost joins Jeb to discuss the miracle in Massachusetts and the profound consequences it is having on the political landscape .

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01/08/10: The podcast returns…again. Former Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security and current head of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program Clark Kent Ervin joins Jeb to discuss President Obama’s speech and the current state of the war on terror.

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10/15/09: The FF Podcast hath returned! After two months in academic induced hibernation, Jeb is back and talking to RealClearPolitics’ (and regular FF podcast guest) Jay Cost about Barack Obama’s still full agenda. Jay thinks that a lesson about the workings of Washington awaits the young President.

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08/13/09: Author and former Yale Professor Geoffrey Kabaservice joins Jeb to talk about the roll that so called “moderates” play in the Republican party. Geoff talks about the role that they used to play and why there seem to be less moderates voting Republican now. Geoff and Jeb agree that until the party allows moderates back into its ranks, Republicans are unlikely to win a whole lot of elections…..

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08/04/09: Jeb talks to the founder of HipHopRepublican.com and FF Contributor Richard Ivory about how Republicans can do a better job reaching out to voters in urban communities. Richard argues that Republicans can in fact attract minority voters in major urban areas, but that doing so will require some open mindedness and a few strategic changes.

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07/27/09: NewMajority Czar David Frum makes his debut on the NewMajority podcast. He talks to Jeb about the NewMajority “project” as well as the current state of the party and what issues Republicans can win on.

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07/20/09: CEO of Walbridge and Mitt Romney adviser John Rakolta joins Jeb to talk about the future of the American auto industry. Mr. Rokalta tells Jeb that the American auto industry could actually have a pretty bright future ahead of it.

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07/12/09: Politco’s Michael Calderone and Jeb talk about the Obama administration’s media relations strategy differs from past administrations as well as a host of other issues including the Washington Post “salon” controversy and the Huffington Post/ Politco “feud” that isn’t.

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07/09/09: RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost makes his triumphant return to the FF podcast to talk Palin, Franken, and healthcare.

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07/06/09: Super pollster Stuart Rothenberg joins Jeb to talk about how things are shaping up for Republicans in the lead up to the 2010 midterm elections. Stuart tells Jeb that things could be looking better for the GOP.

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06/30/09: Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California and McCain 2000 Communications Director Dan Schnur joins Jeb and gives his professional opinion on the current state of the Republican party. Dan also talks about what happened in South Carolina in 2000 and describes some of the tough decisions that a communications director often has to make.

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06/29/09: Former White House Counsel and current Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Peter J. Wallison talks to Jeb about his new book, Better Parties, Better Government: A Realistic Program for Campaign Finance Reform.

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06/25/09: Former Director of the Congressional Budget Office Douglas Holtz-Eakin talks to Jeb about the role of the Congressional Budget Office, the real cost of health-care reform, and how the United States can get its soaring budget deficit in check.

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06/17/09: Executive Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Greg Curfman joins Jeb to talk health care reform.

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06/11/09: RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost talks to Jeb about the politics of health care reform and why he thinks Michael Steele needs to resign.

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06/08/09: Gov. Mitch Daniels

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06/02/09: Dr. Marc Scheer, author of “No Sucker Left Behind: Avoiding the Great College Ripoff” joins FF reporter Jeb Golinkin in NewMajority’s first podcast (soon to be available on iTunes). Scheer tells Jeb that a college degree is not as valuable as you might think.