It’s All Political

Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.

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"Stars and Strife": Can America Overcome Hate?
Filmmaker David Smick and Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome join Joe Garofoli to talk about Smick's new documentary, which says America’s "epidemic of hate" is preventing leaders from solving problems.
34 min
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Bob Woodward's Trump Book Won't Change the Race
Chronicle editorial page editor John Diaz talks about the revelations in "Rage," why climate change isn't an issue in the campaign despite California's wildfires, and how the endorsement process has changed during the Zoom era.
26 min
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A'shanti Gholar: Trump Is "Dog-Hollering" on Race
The president of Emerge — which recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office — joins Joe Garofoli to talk about how President Trump is inflaming the racial divide in America.
38 min
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Fifth & Mission: Terror at the RNC!
On the Chronicle's flagship Fifth & Mission podcast, It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Heather Knight to talk about the GOP's strategy at the Republican National Convention: Scare the base with a bleak picture of America,
18 min
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Weirdest Democratic National Convention Ever: A...
Joe Biden is facing an enthusiasm gap. Can Dems rally excitement for him with no roaring crowd, no balloon drop? Political writers John Wildermuth and Tal Kopan join Joe Garofoli to explain what challenges Democrats are up against.
16 min
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Katie Hill: Sex Scandal Won't Stop My Comeback
The former California congresswoman was a rising Democratic star until a conservative website published nude photos of her. She joins Joe to talk about exploitation, double standards — and her new book, “She Will Rise.”
27 min
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Fifth & Mission: Why Kamala Harris is Joe Biden...
On The Chronicle's flagship news podcast, Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan talk to Demian Bulwa about the former San Francisco DA and California attorney general who'll be Biden's running mate in November.
19 min
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Can Joe Biden’s shift on immigration excite Lat...
Many Latino voters still associate Joe Biden with Barack Obama, known to some as “the deporter in chief.” Marielena Hincapié of the National Immigration Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Fund discusses Biden's changes in approach to immigration in 2020.
28 min
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Black Lives Matter's Alicia Garza on the future...
Alicia Garza, the co-creator of Black Lives Matter, talks about the next steps for the movement, what Joe Biden should do to get young Black people to vote, and the difference between allies and co-conspirators.
25 min
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Stacey Abrams: VP Search, Voter Suppression and...
Stacey Abrams talks about what it was like being mentioned as a possible Biden running mate, her concerns about voter suppression and the census, and what should be done with Confederate monuments and tributes to John Muir.
36 min
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Women, Declare Your Independence From Men!
Jennifer Palmieri, a former Clinton and Obama adviser, talks about her new book, “She Proclaims” — which explains how women should stop trying to fit into a man’s world and create their own. Plus: Insights on the Biden campaign.
33 min
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Potential Biden VP Pick Karen Bass
The Southern California congresswoman, who is on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's running mate, talks about her leadership of police reform efforts in Congress as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
27 min
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What Joe Biden Has to Do to Win Young Voters
NextGen America is spending $45 million on one of the largest youth voter turnout campaigns in history. NextGen leader Ben Wessel explains how Biden can appeal to the younger generation.
29 min
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How to Defund the Police
Alex Vitale, author of “The End of Policing,” has been a leader in the police reform movement for years. He makes the case for defunding and talks about what works, what doesn’t and how long true reform will take.
35 min
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Eric Swalwell’s Insider View of Impeachment
Rep. Eric Swalwell talks with Chronicle editorial page editor John Diaz about his new book, “Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump,” which gives a backstage look at the historic moment.
29 min
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Molly Ball on the Real Nancy Pelosi
The journalist and author of the new biography "Pelosi" explains what shaped the first female Speaker of the House, how she's dealt with sexism throughout her career and how she's been able to keep Democrats in line. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
39 min
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How Silicon Valley Will Look Different After th...
Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, talks about how America's tech capital will transform now that many companies have told their workers they can work from home in the coronavirus crisis.
36 min
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Barbara Lee Wants a Racial Healing and Truth Co...
The Oakland congresswoman talks to Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan about how white people can be better allies, plus who she thinks Joe Biden's pick for vice president should be.
22 min
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The Digital Divide Is Getting Worse
FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel talks about how the coronavirus is widening the gap between information haves and have-nots, hurting people like high school junior Jessica Ramos, who shares her experience.
24 min
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Michael Franti: Positivity in Politics and Life
The Bay Area native’s new album, “Work Hard and Be Nice,” is less concerned with social consciousness than his previous work. But it’s a reflection of his belief in staying positive through political campaigns and pandemics.
35 min
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Shahid Buttar Is Challenging Nancy Pelosi From ...
While the speaker is known as the epitome of a San Francisco liberal and an antidote to President Trump, Shahid Buttar, her challenger for reelection, says she hasn't done enough for working people and thinks she has enabled Trump.
31 min
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Pramila Jayapal on PPP, Bernie Sanders and Joe ...
The co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus explains her new Paycheck Guarantee Act to get money directly to the unemployed, and how Bernie Sanders will help get more progressives excited about candidate Biden.
38 min
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Election Day Nightmare? Dirty Tricks, Suppressi...
UC Irvine professor Richard Hasen, author of "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy," warns about all of the threats to a free and fair election in November.
32 min
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From the Tea Party to "Open the States"
Mark Meckler, an early leader of the Tea Party movement a decade ago, is now at the forefront of the drive to convince states to reopen for business during the coronavirus pandemic. How are the two movements similar — and different?
29 min
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Will a Presidential Transition Work?
The teams are forming now and David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition, explains how this will be the most important transition since 1932, during the Great Depression.
21 min
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Kamala Harris "Would Be Honored" to Be VP
California Sen. Kamala Harris reveals what she'd say if Joe Biden asked her to be his running mate. She also says she's "very concerned" about being able to do oversight on the $2 trillion of coronavirus relief.
35 min
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Katie Porter: We Need Real Time Stimulus Oversight
Orange County Democratic Rep. Katie Porter has become a rising star, largely for her oversight role. That is needed now with Washington spending $2 trillion to fight fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
33 min
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Will Coronavirus Boost Support for Medicare for...
Medicare for All didn’t die when Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign. Its advocates predict support will grow because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Lighty, a top Sanders advisor on health care, explains.
19 min
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Who's Showing Leadership in the Pandemic?
As the coronavirus crisis grows, Chronicle editorial page editor John Diaz joins Joe to talk about the leadership performances of Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, London Breed, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
24 min
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Elizabeth Warren Out: Revisiting "Electability"
In this episode from Aug. 14, 2019, Brenda Choresi Carter of the Reflective Democracy Campaign tells Joe Garofoli about her research, which shows that claims of candidate electability are more damaging than they are realistic, especially for women of color.
29 min
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Fifth & Mission: What Did We Learn?
Super Tuesday is over and we're down to a two-man race. It's All Political host Joe Garofoli and John Wildermuth join Audrey Cooper on the Chronicle's flagship podcast to break down the results.
19 min
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Fifth & Mission: Super Tuesday Troubles
It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Audrey Cooper and John Wildermuth on the Chronicle's flagship news podcast to break down what's likely to happen as Californians head to the polls.
29 min
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Can Bernie Sanders win?
Addisu Demissie, the Oaklander who managed Cory Booker’s presidential campaign and Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial run, stops by to untangle the Nevada caucuses and look ahead to the California primary.
40 min
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What Nevada Voters Are Saying
Joe Garofoli spent several days in Las Vegas ahead of the Nevada caucuses. He talked to organizers and voters about what they're thinking. Somehow, soccer, crying and Harry Potter are involved.
16 min
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What's a Never-Trumper To Do?
Top GOP consultants and longtime friends Rob Stutzman and Mike Madrid disagree on how to oppose Trump. Oppose any Republican who supports the president, or vote against Trump, but for the party?
38 min
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Dan Pfeiffer: Who Can Beat Trump?
The Obama White House director of communications, now a co-star of Pod Save America and author of the new book “UnTrumping America,” talks about which Democrat would be Trump’s best and worst opponent.
47 min
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California Lt. Governor Endorses Buttigieg
In an exclusive, Eleni Kounalakis tells Joe Garofoli why she's backing Mayor Pete and what it will take to win the California primary.
15 min
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Democrats Explain How They Will Win California
The California state directors of four top Democratic presidential campaigns explain how they will win in California. Recorded live at a panel discussion Joe Garofoli hosted at the Sacramento Press Club.
62 min
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Fifth & Mission Live: Primaries 2020
In this episode of the Chronicle's flagship news podcast, Fifth & Mission, Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper, politics writer Joe Garofoli and columnists Heather Knight and Phil Matier talk about Iowa, the upcoming primaries, and local politics at a Chronicle Talks event at Manny's in San Francisco.
60 min
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Can Trump Win Again In Battleground States?
Justin Myers, CEO of For the Future, a progressive, labor-funded super PAC that’s planning to spend $80 million in seven battleground states, talks about lessons from 2016, how impeachment will affect the race and what Midwestern voters really care about.
25 min
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The Most Political Super Bowl Ever
Howard Bryant of ESPN and NPR, author of “Full Dissidence,” talks about how the NFL is duplicitous around police misconduct protests, and the impact of its embrace of the military and law enforcement.
19 min
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Bill Weld: The GOP Alternative to Trump
The former Massachusetts governor tells Joe Garofoli he thinks the president should be impeached and will likely vote for a Democrat if he doesn’t win the nomination. Yet he still thinks he has a path to victory.
20 min
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Mike Bloomberg on Apologies, Facebook and Biden
At a campaign stop in Oakland, the former New York City mayor talks to Joe Garofoli about stop-and-frisk, how Facebook should be regulated and why he is a better candidate than Joe Biden.
7 min
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Orange County: Still a Political Hotbed
Democrats shocked the world in 2018 when they flipped four seats in the GOP stronghold as they retook Congress. Can they hold those seats? The chair of the OC Democratic Party, Ada Briceño, tells Joe Garofoli how they'll try.
21 min
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Diving Into the Mind of Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown is a California original, and the KQED's The Political Mind of Jerry Brown captures the state’s only four-term governor in all his glory — and in some of his defeats. KQED’s Scott Shafer and Guy Marzorati join Joe Garofoli to talk about it.
29 min
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Can Barbara Lee Stop the War in Iran?
The Oakland congresswoman talks about what Congress can do to prevent President Trump from going to war with Iran.
33 min
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Could This Democrat Win Texas?
Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is running for John Cornyn’s Senate seat in Texas. Beto O’Rourke didn’t want to do it. Julian Castro didn’t want to do it. Why does Ramirez stand a better chance? And could any Democrat win statewide in Texas?
31 min
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How Trump’s Inner Circle Profited From the Hous...
Award-winning journalist Aaron Glantz talks about his new book, “Housewreckers,” which explains how Wall Street titans, including President Trump’s treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, profited off those who lost their homes.
24 min
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Debate Recap: In Vino (Cave) Veritas?
Chronicle editorial page editor John Diaz joins senior political writer Joe Garofoli to talk about Thursday's Democratic debate. It was a big night for Amy Klobuchar, a gaffe-free night for Joe Biden, and a tough night for wine caves.
17 min
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How Latinos Will Decide the Presidency
Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation, talks about the nearly all-white Democratic debate; Latinos and the presidential race; her concerns about the 2020 census; and why Bernie Sanders is so popular among Latinos.
25 min
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Tom Steyer: I'm ‘Completely Different’ Than Mik...
The former hedge fund manager and billionaire who’s running for president talks about why he’s running instead of spending his money elsewhere.
30 min
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The Impeachment Veteran
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, is the only lawmaker who’s played a role in all three modern impeachments. Now, Lofgren is center stage again as the House Judiciary Committee hurtles toward a vote on Trump’s fate. She talks about what she learned from the Nixon and Clinton inquiries, and why Trump’s case is unlike any other.
14 min
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Can Orange County Remain Blue?
Jason Berlin spent two decades working on reality TV shows. Now he's become a force in registering voters through his Field Team 6 organization. He talks about how Democrats can hold four House seats they flipped in Orange County.
21 min
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How Old is Too Old to Be President?
Louise Aronson, a geriatrician at UCSF and author of the new book “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life,” talks about whether the top three Democratic candidates and President Trump — all of whom are in their 70s — are too old to be president.
23 min
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Scandalous Stanford
Just in time for the Big Game, Oakland author and journalist Roland De Wolk, author of “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford,” talks about the robber baron’s dark side.
33 min
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Trump, Impeachment and the California GOP
Jessica Patterson is in her first year as chair of the California Republican Party. There’s no place to go but up for the state’s GOP, and Patterson explains what she’s done so far to try to revive its fortunes — and how President Trump's unpopularity in California affects that.
39 min
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What’s Next for Indivisible?
Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, the co-executive directors of Indivisible, the nationwide grassroots organization that led the anti-Trump resistance shortly after he was elected, talk about their new book, “We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump.”
28 min
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Could Voter Suppression Wreck the 2020 Election?
Robert Greenwald, the longtime liberal filmmaker, talks about his latest film: “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.” It’s about voter suppression in Georgia in 2018, and how it could happen again there and elsewhere in 2020.
23 min
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“How the Rich Dodge Taxes”
Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are the UC Berkeley economists behind Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren’s tax-the-rich tax plans and the authors of the new book “The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.” Joe talks to Saez in his campus office.
26 min
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How Close Are Joe Biden and Barack Obama — Really?
Steven Levingston, author of the new book “Barack and Joe,” joins Joe Garofoli to talk about how close the former president and vice president really are. Can Biden count on his former boss to endorse him?
27 min
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Tom McClintock: Impeachment Is a Terrible Idea
One of California’s few Republican congressmen talks about why he thinks impeaching Trump is a bad idea, plus why he thinks thinks concerns about climate change are overblown and what he thinks is wrong with the California GOP.
31 min
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Bernie or Warren: Who Should Progressives Pick?
Maurice Mitchell, national director of the Working Families Party, talks about why the organization endorsed Elizabeth Warren. And he explains why his party sees a lot of Americans not being served by the “corporatist” Democratic Party.
21 min
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A Master Class in Shade: Dem Debate Review
Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and Deputy Opinion Editor Caille Millner join Joe to break down the fourth Democratic primary debate. Who gave that master class?
27 min
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Ro Khanna on Impeachment and Bernie Sanders
Silicon Valley Rep. Ro Khanna breaks down the latest on the battle to investigate President Trump from his perch on the House Oversight Committee. He also talks about how the recent health problems of Sen. Bernie Sanders — Khanna is a campaign co-chair — will reshape the presidential race.
26 min
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How Trump's Impeachment Could Help ... Julian C...
Castro sees a glimmer of hope in the impeachment inquiry for low-polling candidates like himself. If voters start to see Trump as a wounded candidate, then ex-Vice President Joe Biden’s “electability” argument becomes weaker.
25 min
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Fifth & Mission: Pelosi Pulls the Impeachment T...
On The Chronicle's flagship news podcast, Joe Garofoli and John Diaz join Demian Bulwa to talk about Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the House of Representatives will open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Will her strategy of waiting pay off? Subscribe to Fifth & Mission wherever you get It's All Political.
17 min
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Tommy Vietor: The Ball Has Moved on Impeachment
The Pod Save America co-host — and President Obama’s former national security spokesman — talks about Trump and Ukraine, impeachment, Iran on the brink, and whether Joe Biden has lost a step.
37 min
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Is Getting Picked on Good for Joe Biden?
Will fellow Democrats' attacks on Biden make him tougher if he has to face President Trump, or will they cripple his candidacy? Joe breaks down the third Democratic debate with The Chronicle’s Caille Millner, Tal Kopan and John Wildermuth.
37 min
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The Gig Worker War: Live Event
With California’s landmark AB5 bill pending about who should be classified as an employee, Joe moderates a conversation at an event hosted by TheBridge between labor leader Jim Araby and Postmates VP Vikrum Aiyer about how labor and tech will interact in the new economy.
58 min
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The California GOP’s Great Hope
Kevin Faulconer is the pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage, climate-change acknowledging, Spanish-speaking mayor of San Diego who didn’t vote for President Trump. He explains the way forward for the moribund California Republican Party.
24 min
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Michael Bennet: The Backup Joe Biden?
Could the Colorado senator be the moderate Democrats turn to if front-runner Joe Biden falters? He's spent the campaign dishing tough love to progressives about Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and the $15 minimum wage. Does he have a shot?
23 min
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Kirsten Gillibrand on Gender Equality, Al Frank...
The presidential candidate talks about electability, her drive to get on the debate stage, and what she would do differently in the Franken case. Plus: Can Joe bait her into swearing on the campaign trail?
28 min
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Democrats’ Health Care Plans in Plain English
Candidates have debated their plans but many Americans have no idea what they're talking about. Larry Levitt, a health policy expert from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, explains — and says what they’re omitting.
30 min
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"The Democratic Party Is Like Eeyore”
Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock tells Democrats to “stop wringing your hands” and worrying about losing to President Trump. She also has concerns about how female presidential candidates are being covered.
39 min
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Marianne Williamson Comes Down to Earth
Her reputation is as the woo-woo candidate who talks about "dark psychic forces." But she connects to voters by addressing the nation's "low-level emotional civil war." She talks about that, her views on vaccinations and more.
31 min
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“Electability” Is A Myth
Brenda Choresi Carter of the Reflective Democracy Campaign talks about her research, which shows that claims of candidate “electability” are more damaging than they are realistic, especially for women of color.
28 min
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Terry McAuliffe Takes on White Supremacy
The former governor of Virginia and DNC chair sits down with Editorial Page Editor John Diaz to discuss his new book, "Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism," and President Trump's response.
24 min
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Big Finish for the California Legislature
Sacramento reporters Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff join Joe Garofoli to talk about the last month of Gov. Gavin Newsom first "semester," with the Legislature considering bills on guns, rents, charter schools and more.
26 min
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Rep. Josh Harder on Guns, Pelosi and the Death ...
First-term Central Valley Rep. Josh Harder makes Joe eat crow for predicting he'd lose last November, then talks about gun laws, what it's like to buck Nancy Pelosi, and where he's at on the death penalty — which his purple district supports.
26 min
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Breaking Down the Second Democratic Debate
We analyze the second Democratic debate, from the candidates’ stark divisions over health care to round two of the Biden-Harris battle.
26 min
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of the many Democratic candidates for president, is basing his campaign on a call for dramatic changes in the nation’s environmental policy. He believes that without those changes, which include setting tight deadlines for ending the use of coal and fossil fuels, the country is facing a climate disaster. In the podcast, he talks about how he will make that case to voters and convince them that those changes are both necessary and possible.
23 min
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Trump is Following Obama's Re-Election Playbook
Former top Obama aide Ben LaBolt explains how President Trump is following President Obama's 2012 re-election playbook and Democrats aren't doing enough to counter him. LaBolt talks about which candidates are creating an effective anti-Trump message, which aren't and which should get out of the race.
35 min
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Best Of: Will Pete Buttigieg Be America’s First...
In February, we chatted with South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg. HIs resume is impressive: Harvard, Rhodes Scholar, combat veteran, mayor. But how can you leap from being the mayor of a city that’s smaller than most suburbs to being leader of the free world?
26 min
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Best Of: What's Kamala Harris Really Saying?
From March: In many ways, Sen. Kamala Harris sounds like a typical presidential candidate. But other times, she talks about inspirational/aspirational themes that are unusual for a political campaign. San Francisco Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli talk about the inspirational — and policy — points that Harris is making during her campaign.
20 min
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What To Know from the First Democratic Debates
We watched four hours of Democratic presidential candidates debating so you didn't have to. Tal Kopan, Alexei Koseff and Joe break down how the debates reshaped the race and who might be dropping out soon.
23 min
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Everything to Know About First Dem Presidential...
Subplots and intrigue abound in the back-to-back Democratic debates this week. Will everyone attack Joe Biden? Will Elizabeth Warren thrive being the lone top contender on stage the first night? Will Kamala Harris go full prosecutor? Which low-polling candidate will try something crazy to get noticed? Is Pete Buttigieg for real? The Chronicle’s political team previews the action.
31 min
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Gov. Gavin Newsom on His Conversations with Tru...
Gov. Gavin Newsom talks about his proposed new wildfire deal with PG&E, what California would do if federal immigration raids started, what can be done to improve the recreational cannabis market and shares some of the conversations he's had with President Trump.
24 min
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Mayor Michael Tubbs on Why Stockton Is Giving R...
While presidential candidates like Andrew Yang muse about giving all citizens a universal basic income, Stockton is actually trying it. Since February, a pilot program there has been giving 130 Stockton residents $500 a month to use as they see fit. Mayor Michael Tubbs, who at 28 is one of the nation’s youngest big city mayors, explains how his own upbringing in poverty helps him see how the program could work -- and potentially go statewide.
47 min
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Pioneering Native American Rep. Deb Haaland on ...
New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, the first Native American woman elected to the House, isn’t quite ready to call for impeachment yet. The Democrat also talks about her heritage, the racism she’s felt and what she thinks about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Native American identity.
28 min
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Is Steve Bullock Too Much of a Red State Democrat?
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he can beat President Trump because he won in a red state where Trump is very popular. But is Bullock’s brand of pragmatic progressivism too conservative -- on the environment and health care -- for a Democratic electorate that’s leaning left? Also Bullock explains his white male privilege and explains how he, as governor of a predominantly white state, would reach out to African-Americans and Latinos.
19 min
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Beto O’Rourke Tries to Jumpstart His Campaign
Beto O’Rourke was hailed as the next big Democratic thing after his narrow loss to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz last year. But his presidential campaign has yet to catch fire after its strong launch. We talk about what’s next for him.Plus, O’Rourke explains why The Clash is his favorite band and their song “Clampdown” is emblematic of his campaign.
23 min
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Cory Booker Won’t Go Low To Battle Trump
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign has two early challenges. Can the man known as “Senator from Silicon Valley” convince Democrats he will be tough on tech companies. And can he keep his vow to run a positive, aspirational campaign when he’s got to stand out in a field of two dozen Democrats -- and counter President Trump.
24 min
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Julian Castro takes on Police Brutality
Presidential candidate Julian Castro explains his new proposal to take on police brutality. And he explains why he, the only Latino candidate, is polling low among Latino voters in the early going.
13 min
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Which Presidential Candidates Stood Out at the ...
The Chronicle's political team dives into Elizabeth Warren's strong showing at the state's Democratic Party convention, Juul's sponsorship of the event, John Hickenlooper's booing moment, Joe Biden's absence and much more.
30 min
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When 14 Presidential Candidates Invaded San Fra...
Why are 14 Democratic presidential candidates coming to The California Democratic Party convention in San Francisco? Isn't Sen. Kamala Harris supposed to have California all wrapped up? Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan and political writer John Wildermuth preview the chaos with host Joe Garofoli.
27 min
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How Donald Trump Will Be Re-Elected
Matt Morrison has spent a lot of time over the last two years talking to working class voters in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania and he’s got a message for those living in the blue bubble: President Trump could easily win re-election. “If nothing were to change from today, I would give him a better than likely probability of being re-elected and winning pretty clear majorities in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin,” said Morrison, who leads the labor-funded organization Working America. He explains how Democrats could change that dynamic.
38 min
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Why Jackie Speier Has Been a Vanguard of the Me...
Rep. Jackie Speier has made a career of fighting harassment and abuse of women. She spoke with It’s All Political about why it’s a personal fight for the San Mateo Democrat, and what she hopes to accomplish next.
29 min
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Can Dan Baer Be the First Out Gay Man in the Se...
The former ambassador is running in Colorado, once the LGBTQ "Hate State," where it wasn't easy for him growing up. He talks about how the Russians had problems with his sexuality — and with his diplomatic stance toward them.
27 min
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Seth Moulton Wants to Be the Dems Military/Fore...
Seth Moulton is the 2020 candidate who doesn’t support single payer health care -- in part because he’s the only one who receives it through the VA. The Massachusetts Congressman talks about his combat experience in Iraq -- including what haunts him --- and how it shapes his candidacy.
38 min
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How Ted Lieu Became Trump’s Twitter Gadfly
The California Democrat talks with Tal Kopan about how he’s made a name for himself as one of the president’s top critics in Congress — and on social media.
22 min