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Leading Authorities represents top issue area duos that enhance presentations with their varied viewpoints. Whether you're looking for a political point-counterpoint from speakers on either side of the aisle, or two issue experts to expand on complex topics such as health care, Leading Authorities can offer top speaking duos for your event.

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Hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe
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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are morning television’s hottest duo and the co-hosts of Morning Joe, one of the most popular and influential shows on politics. Every member of the political ecosystem watches this show. An entertaining pair, Brzezinski and Scarborough are as popular on stage as they are on TV. Their take on politics and current events is a mix of both the hard-hitting and irreverent, and they’ve been praised for their off-the-cuff commentary. TIME called Morning Joe “revolutionary,” and the New York Times repeatedly ranks it as a top news show.
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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsDuos
GOP and Democratic Campaign Strategists
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Former campaign managers of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign, Corey Lewandowski and Stephanie Cutter team up to deliver a presentation packed with mesmerizing and hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes, crisis management expertise, and the political know-how that comes from advising Presidential candidates.

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PoliticsPolitical AnalystsDuos
Renowned Non-partisan Political Analysts
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Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg are synonymous with the highest-caliber election forecasting and analysis in the business. For decades, they have been Washington’s most trusted – and most accurate – voice on all things political. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, historical data, and entertaining anecdotes, they address the fortunes of each Party in a balanced, non-partisan way.

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PoliticsPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion ExpertsDuos
Dynamic Political Speaking Duo
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Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro bring their political clout, unparellled insights from the world of politics, and candid stories from behind the scenes to deliver an entertaining and practical talk about the hottest political topics. Despite hailing from opposing political parties, these pundits join forces to give audiences the latest in geopolitics, election forecasting, and much more.

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PoliticsPolitical AnalystsDuos

Co-Founders of Axios and Political and New Media Speaking Duo

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Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are two of the nation’s most influential journalists. For years, they worked together building the nationally renowned digital media company POLITICO, transforming it from a newcomer on Captiol Hill to the website and accompanying newsletter that all of Washington considered a “must-read.” Now, they are co-founders of disruptive media company Axios, delivering quick, punchy news and insights on politics, business, media, and technology to a smart and highly-engaged audience. The company has already proved a disruptive force in the digital media space, specializing in high-quality news and analysis easily shared across social platforms by the country’s influential readers.

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PoliticsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsPolitical AnalystsDuos
Elite Geopolitical Duo
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Gen. Allen, the former Presidential Special Envoy to Counter ISIL and Ken Pollack, a former CIA official and senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute deliver a detailed presentation on the challenges in the Middle East and what it means for business in America. Their perspectives, a meld of military, diplomatic, intelligence, and policy points of view, allow them to deliver a uniquely well-rounded analysis that helps audiences breakdown the current environment and think about the short-, medium-, and long-term risks and rewards.

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National SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsDuos
Disruptive Innovation Visionaries
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For 30 years, Steep and Strickland have been at the forefront of technology innovation. As executives running operations for companies including Apple, Kodak, and the world-renowned Xerox PARC, they have built, managed, and helped transform companies by leveraging the power of technology to deliver innovation and new groundbreaking
scalable business models.
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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionDuos
High-Energy & Revered Political Analyst Duo
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Ana Navarro and Bakari Sellers are highly-respected political analysts and operatives who boast deep ties within their respective parties and the Hispanic and African American communities. Passionate debaters who regularly appear on CNN, Sellers and Navarro are not afraid to address disagreements head-on while retaining the eloquence and intelligence they have come to be known for. Larger-than-life, witty, and ready to dig deep into an arsenal of material to support their views, this duo delivers a heavy-weight presentation full of insight, humor, and healthy debate of deeply-held political values.

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PoliticsMediaPolitical AnalystsAfrican American SpeakersFemale SpeakersDuos
White House Insiders, Media Veterans
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Stephanie Cutter and Nicole Wallace bring Oval Office clout—and anecdotes—to their sharp political commentary and analysis. Cutter, a former deputy senior advisor to President Obama and CNN political commentator, and Wallace, a best-selling author and former White House director of communications, cut through political spin for a straight-forward, insider’s look at the issues that matter most in Washington.

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PoliticsDuos
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