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Policy and politics permeate the 24-hour news cycle. Our 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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Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, &...
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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. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, Stephanie is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” by GC magazine.
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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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Josh Earnest, Former White House Press Secretary & NBC/MSNBC Political Analyst

Former White House Press Secretary & NBC/MSNBC Political Analyst

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From town hall meetings on the campaign trail in Iowa to private meetings in the Oval Office, Josh Earnest spent a decade advising and advocating for President Obama. Today, he takes audiences behind the scenes and offers his engaging and honest analysis of the current (and future) political landscape.
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Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.
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Terry McAuliffe, Former Governor of Virginia

Former Governor of Virginia, Former Chairman of the Democratic National...

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A lifelong entrepreneur, key strategist, presidential confidante, Party chairman, best-selling author, and the 72nd Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe has played an incalculable role in 21st Century American politics. His dynamic presentations never fail to deliver his trademark charisma and optimism, and he entertains crowds while demonstrating why he’s considered one of the keenest political minds in America.
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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 George W. 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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Republican Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo

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Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.

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Amy Walter, Political Analyst, Politics and Media

National Editor of Cook Political Report and Election Analyst

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Amy Walter is the national editor of the Cook Political Report and host of WNYC's The Takeaway Fridays. She is the former political director at ABC News and known as one of the best political journalists in Washington. Over the past 19 years, she has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Her analysis has earned her numerous accolades, including the Washington Post’s Crystal Ball Award and being named one of the top 50 journalists by Washingtonian. Walter addresses the electoral process, congressional culture, and the Washington political scene.

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Steve Schmidt, Renowned Political Strategist and MSNBC Political Analyst

Renowned Political Strategist and MSNBC Political Analyst

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Steve Schmidt is an American campaign strategist and Vice Chairman at Edelman. He specializes in political "message development and strategy." Schmidt was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain and also served as a campaign advisor for President George W. Bush and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a political analyst for MSNBC who regularly provides election and strategic political insight.
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