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Policy and politics permeate the 24-hour news cycle. LAI's political speakers are the smartest minds in Washington and around the world who analyze the decisions and debates from the campaign trail to the halls of Congress and the White House. Their research and experience color their insights with fascinating anecdotes and true insider information. Great political speakers are something of a specialty for Leading Authorities political speakers bureau.

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Award Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN
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CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, joined the network in January 2013. His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. The program seeks to examine and advance stories that demonstrate Tapper's own curiosities and interests with headlines from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, and sports to popular culture.
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Former Campaign Manager; Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
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The 2016 presidential race will go down in history as one of the most unpredictable election cycles of all time. Throughout the turmoil, twists, and turns that led to the eventual nomination of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, one veteran political strategist read the signals of American sentiment more accurately than anyone else: Corey Lewandowski. Bold and unapologetically aggressive in both strategy and delivery, Lewandowski helped Trump do what every pundit and analysts said could not be done by beating a field of 17 highly skilled and revered political insiders to secure the Republican nomination.
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Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, and...
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Stephanie Cutter is one of the most-trusted voices of the Democratic Party. At the center of every major policy and political debate of the last 20 years, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of politics told through insider stories with today’s top lawmakers. GQ named her one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” and from the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, she is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters.
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Co-Host of CBS This Morning
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Whether interviewing presidents, first ladies, heads of state or members of Congress, Norah O’Donnell has earned a reputation as a keen interviewer of today’s newsmakers. In her presentations, she takes the audience behind today’s headlines for an in-depth look at the issues, the players and the politics at work. One of America’s most prominent journalists, O’Donnell is the recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage and Washingtonian Magazine has named her one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women.
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Election Handicapper
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Charlie Cook is a political analyst and commentator, the publisher of the Cook Political Report, and a columnist for the National Journal. For more than two decades he has been a trusted and accurate voice on all things political. Once deemed “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, Cook’s expertise and encyclopedic knowledge of American politics has been featured on myriad news outlets. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, and historical data, Cook discusses today’s political and legislative environments in a balanced, non-partisan way.
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Host of Meet the Press & NBC News Political Director
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Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and the host of Meet the Press, is one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns at all levels. With what the Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” his up-to-the-minute analysis and nonpartisan commentary has made him a sought-after voice in American political coverage. Previously the network’s chief White House correspondent and host of The Daily Rundown, he has the unique ability to deliver an all-consuming passion for politics with razor-sharp analysis as he looks at politics, campaigns, and elections.
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Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, New York Times...
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Dana Perino was the White House’s first female Republican press secretary and one of the most widely-respected members of President Bush’s senior cabinet. She is currently a popular political commentator and a co-host – and the breakout star – of Fox’s The Five, a ratings phenomenon and the top show in the timeslot. She is also the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Her commentary is also regularly found in major publications. Perino analyzes politics, the upcoming election, and current events in the same energetic style that has made her so popular on TV. Small in stature but big on personality, she consistently gets rave reviews.
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Political Analyst, Election Forecaster
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Stuart Rothenberg is the senior editor for Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and a columnist for The Washington Post. For three decades, Stuart has addressed politics with unbiased clarity and non-partisan precision. He has contributed op-ed pieces to top publications, and his expertise has made him a frequent guest on the network television news circuit. He captivates audiences with insightful discussions about election results, the issues facing Capitol Hill, and the nature of politics itself. His lectures are as up-to-date as today’s newspaper, and he addresses politics, election forecasting, the current administration, and the balance of power.
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Award-Winning Journalist and Former Chief Political Correspondent for CNN
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Candy Crowley is CNN’s former award-winning, nonpartisan chief political correspondent and anchor of the Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley. The Los Angeles Times called her “no-nonsense” and a “straight shooter,” characterizing her career as “sophisticated political observation, graceful writing, and determined fairness.” She was also the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in two decades. With years of experience, insider knowledge, and access to the day’s top newsmakers, she shares insights on the current state of politics and today’s headlines.
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When it comes to discussing the latest policies or moves by political figures, you want the best political speakers available. Our political speakers come to the stage with a vast amount of experience and an unparalleled understanding of the U.S. government and its international relations with countries across the globe.

From award-winning journalists and political analysts to former presidential campaign managers and White House press secretaries, our political speakers for hire are ready to share their firsthand experiences with your audience as well as answer their biggest questions about campaigning, crisis management, and the current political landscape.

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