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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.

Nation's Leading Presidential Historian, Best-Selling Author, & Host of Fireside History with Michael Beschloss

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Michael Beschloss is a specialist in the United States presidency and the author of nine books. In November 2013, he was appointed as a contributing columnist on history for The New York Times. Michael shares lessons learned from Presidential history and applies them to today's leaders.

Founders, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Authors, POLITICO Playbook

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Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman are New York Times best-selling authors and the founders of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, they were the co-authors of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook newsletter, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term, and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the Playbook franchise more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. With over two decades of rise and grind journalistic experience between them, Palmer and Sherman are experts on the issues and share their insider knowledge with audiences with the most-up-to-the-minute insights on what's happening in Capitol Hill and the White House.

Founder, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Author, POLITICO's Playbook

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An esteemed reporter and news media innovator, Jake Sherman has been a go-to source for the latest — and most accurate — news on Congress, congressional leadership, and the politics of legislating for more than a decade. He is a co-founder of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on the people, power, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Sherman was the co-author, along with Anna Palmer, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. He is the top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill and has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoops, taking readers inside the rooms where decisions are made.

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

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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. Today, he serves as a Distinguished Visting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a Visiting Fellow at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. 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.

Founder & CEO, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Author, POLITICO Playbook

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Widely respected for her unparalleled insights and analysis from the forefront of American politics, Anna Palmer is a trusted voice on the latest — and most accurate — news on congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns, and the politics of governing for more than 15 years. She is the co-founder and CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Palmer was the co-author, along with Jake Sherman, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. Anna covers the world of Congress and politics, and has successfully chronicled the business of Washington insiders for years. Her stories take readers behind the scenes of the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between.

U.S. Senator (R-PA) 2011-2023; Ranking Member, Senate Banking Committee; Member, Finance Committee, Budget Committee, and Joint Economic Committee

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Pat Toomey represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate from 2011 to 2023. Sought out by his colleagues for his views on economic and tax policy, financial regulation, and budgetary issues, Senator Toomey was labeled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a leading voice on money matters." As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Toomey successfully led the 2017 tax reform effort culminating in the passage and enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most sweeping tax reform in over 30 years. Capping his twelve-year service on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Senator Toomey served as the committee’s senior-most Republican from 2021 through 2023. In that post, he helped recruit and confirm many highly qualified nominees to the nation’s most powerful regulatory bodies. When necessary, he also blocked ill-suited nominees. He focused on restoring disciplined monetary policy post-Covid; overseeing all Federal financial regulators; and he developed a blueprint for the regulation of stablecoins, among other things. Senator Toomey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years. Honoring his pledge to limit himself to three terms, he did not seek re-election to the House in 2004. In addition to his public service, the senator has also worked in the financial services industry, trading and managing a portfolio of fixed income derivatives. He served as president of the Club for Growth and owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley, PA with his brothers. Senator Toomey has been a frequent guest on CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg, FOX and FOX Business. His editorials have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among many other publications. He has over 190,000 Twitter followers. A 1984 graduate of Harvard University, he lives in the Lehigh Valley, PA with his wife, Kris, and their three children.

Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, and President of Ari Fleischer Communications

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Ari Fleischer is a former White House Press Secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003. Today, he works as a media consultant for corporations and sports players and organizations like the NFL, Bowl Championship Series through his company, Ari Fleischer Sports Communications. With the signature wit and humor he used to handle the toughest of questions in the White House briefing room, in speeches he provides an in-depth look at the current presidential administration, political landscape, the media, and U.S. foreign policy.

NBC News White House Correspondent

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Kelly O’Donnell is the White House correspondent for NBC News. A veteran of presidential politics, her work on the 2008 presidential election earned her an Emmy and a National Headliner Award. Her other work has won myriad others, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2004, she was inducted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. O’Donnell has covered events ranging from the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war to the Olympic Games and the British royal family. She addresses politics, current events, the presidency, women’s issues, and the media.

U.S. Congressman of Massachusetts 2013-2021, U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland

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Congressman Joseph Kennedy III has dedicated his career to social and economic justice, fighting for the basic needs of every American family and a political system that is inclusive, representative, and fair. The U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district from 2013-2021, he ran for office to tackle the systemic inequities – from health care and housing to climate and education – that have left countless American families locked out and left behind. Kennedy’s presentations address the latest in politics and what’s next for the political landscape. Well-versed on the most pressing issues of the day, he provides an insider’s look at current events and takes a thoughtful approach on how they may impact the country’s future. With a constant focus on the most vulnerable among us, Kennedy brings a uniquely empathetic voice to our nation’s most vexing challenges.

Popular Political Analyst, Former CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

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Chris Cillizza is a one of the most dynamic voices in politics today. Currently a CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large, he contributes pieces online and on air for CNN. He is a former MSNBC political analyst and the founder of The Washington Post's blog "The Fix," which is now one of the most heavily trafficked political blogs on the web. Cillizza also formerly worked for Roll Call, The Cook Political Report, Congress Daily, and more. Named one of DC's "50 Top Journalists," his exciting speeches cover the latest breaking news in Washington.
John Harris is the founding editor of POLITICO, the must-read newspaper and most-trafficked website for DC power-players. Before that, Harris spent 21 years at The Washington Post, covering local, state, and national politics. He authored two books – the best-selling The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House and The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. He is a regular guest on myriad news shows and was also listed as one of Telegraph’s and GQ’s most influential people in Washington DC. Harris addresses politics, politicians, the press, and their impact on Americans