Political Speakers

Policy and politics permeate the 24-hour news cycle. Our political speakers, both democratic speakers and republican 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. Browse our political speakers below!

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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

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Amy Walter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends, and events that shape the political environment. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment. She is also a regular Sunday panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press and CNN’s Inside Politics, and appears frequently on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel. From 2017 until early 2021, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program “Politics with Amy Walter” on The Takeaway from WNYC and PRX. She is the former political director at ABC News and known as one of the best political journalists in Washington. For more than 20 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.

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)

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Paul Ryan served ten terms in the U.S. House of Representative and as Speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019. Known for his meteoric rise in politics and often praised for his seriousness and honesty, Ryan is a committed conservative and public servant who has spent his life advocating for real solutions that expand opportunity for Americans. Before serving as Speaker of the House, he was Chair of the House Budget Committee, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, and a U.S. Vice Presidential candidate. He is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau and is one of the top republican speakers and one of the best political commentators.

Election Handicapper

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Charlie Cook is a political analyst, commentator and speaker; 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. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, a political speakers bureau, Charlie Cook is a top political speaker.

Moderator of CBS News’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan & CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

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Margaret Brennan is the moderator of CBS News' Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington, DC. Brennan has reported on politics, international affairs, foreign relations, the economy, and global markets since she joined CBS News in 2012 and was named the White House and senior foreign affairs in 2017. Prior to joining CBS News, Brennan spent a decade covering global finance, anchoring a weekday show on Bloomberg Television called "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan."

VP of Global Affairs & Communications at Facebook & Former UK Former Deputy Prime Minister

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Nick Clegg MP is a Liberal Democrat politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s first post war Coalition Government from 2010 to 2015 and as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2015. As Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg occupied the second highest office in the country at a time when the United Kingdom was recovering from a deep recession following the banking crisis of 2008. Despite the hugely controversial decisions needed to restore stability to the public finances, Nick Clegg successfully maintained his party’s support for a full five-year term of office. He remains an outspoken advocate of civil liberties and centre ground politics, of radical measures to boost social mobility, and of an internationalist approach to world affairs. Currently, he is the Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications at Facebook, where he helps the company navigate among the governing forces especially in the data protection sphere.

Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies

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Daniel Gros is the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. In the past Daniel worked at the IMF, collaborated with the European Commission as economic adviser to the Delors Committee that developed plans for the EMU, and taught at several leading European Universities. He has published extensively on international monetary affairs in scientific journals and is the author of several books, including leading textbooks on the economics of transition and the genesis of the euro. He is editor of Economie Internationale and International Finance. He contributes a globally syndicated column on European economic issues to Project Syndicate.

Journalist and Television Personality

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Jonathan Capehart is a journalist and television personality who has worked as a policy advisor to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, a national affairs columnist, and was a member of the Daily News editorial board which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He is currently associate editor for The Washington Post, host of the podcast "Capehart," and is an MSNBC contributor and anchor for "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Senior Editor & Elections Analyst, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter

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David Wasserman is the Senior Editor & Elections Analyst for the nonpartisan newsletter, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, and a contributor to NBC News. A prominent election analyst respected and trusted by Republicans and Democrats as accurate and impartial, David's expert commentary regularly appears on TV outlets and in major publications. Called “whip smart” and “scrupulously nonpartisan” by The Los Angeles Times, he analyzes the current political environment, looking at both national and local politics, what the future holds for both political parties, the three critical trends that affect voting, and the 12 clusters of voters that affect voting. Incorporating up-to-date examples from the past week of news and fascinating political facts, Wasserman’s presentations are lively, entertaining, and interesting, and he uses relevant analogies that are as smart as they are memorable.
A.B. Stoddard is a columnist for the political news and opinion publication The Bulwark, and a contributor and guest host for SiriusXM’s POTUS channel. Prior to The Bulwark, she was associate editor and columnist for the political news site and polling data aggregator RealClearPolitics, as well as associate editor and columnist for The Hill newspaper. Her column with The Hill won first place Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has published articles in the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly, and The Federal Paper and is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Stoddard also regularly appears on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier and CNN's New Day as well as other shows on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, and MSNBC. She addresses politics and elections.

Editor & Publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and Election Analyst for CQ Roll Call

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Nathan Gonzales is editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales and an election analyst for CQ Roll Call. He was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015. On Election Night 2016, Nathan was an on-air analyst for Newshour on PBS after working as an off-air consultant for ABC News on their Election Night Decision Desk for 14 years. Previously, he worked for CNN as a political analyst and as associate producer for Capital Gang. He has been quoted in major newspapers across the country and has appeared on myriad news shows as a political analyst. Gonzales offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.

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.

Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of seven best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.

Political Analyst, Social Scientist, and Academic Leader

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Passionate about making social science relatable to real-time political events, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is an analyst, academic, and social scientist with expertise in campaigns and elections, immigration, Latinos, women, racial and ethnic minority politics, and political psychology. A contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo, she is currently Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas – working with university leadership to cultivate and expand diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has previously provided on-air analysis for CNN, Fox, PBS, Univision, NPR and has appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Applying high-quality social science research to on-the-ground political realities, she provides a unique, outside-the-Beltway view to today’s real-world issues. Using her nuanced understanding of key electorates – including women, Latino, and youth demographics – she thoughtfully unpacks the factors shaping the political landscape and expertly analyzes the state of the nation’s politics & elections.

Managing Editor, Punchbowl News

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One of the nation’s leading journalists, Heather Caygle has made a name for herself covering the ins and outs of what’s happening inside Congress and the White House and the impact on politics, policy, and society. She is currently the managing editor of Punchbowl News, which has grown to become one of the most credible media outlets in the few short years since its founding. Before becoming managing editor of Punchbowl News, Caygle served as congressional bureau chief for POLITICO and a congressional reporter for Bloomberg BNA. Her byline has become nearly perpetual alongside many of the nation’s top stories, as she covers headline-making news from every conceivable angle.

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.

Former British Ambassador to Syria

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Henry Hogger is a British diplomat with 36 years of experience conducting bilateral relations, advising ministers, and reporting on political events. With specialization in the Arab world, his expertise spans the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, including developmental work in Venezuela, Jordan, Namibia, and Syria. The former British Ambassador to Syria, he is one of the preeminent voices on geopolitics and the future of the country.
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From award-winning journalists and political analysts to former presidential campaign managers and White House press secretaries, democratic political commentators to republican key speakers, our good 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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