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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

The Voters Clinton Needed and How Political Correctness Pushed Them Away

Robby Soave, associate editor at Reason, and Ben Domenech share their Election Night experiences and to discuss how the left’s culture of extreme political correctness was among the many reasons Donald Trump beat Hillary. Soave said the people who voted for Trump have been repelled by far-left progressives who demand changing words they use and…

How Donald Trump Shocked Democrats, Polls, and Pundits on Election Day

Earlier in the election cycle on The Federalist Radio Hour, Senior Editors Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi wagered a bet on who would be the next president of the United States. On today’s show they discuss Tuesday’s outcomes, the media’s response, the deceiving election day polls, and the future Trump administration. Pundits and media who are shocked…

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Election Day: Polls, Swing States, and Voter Turnout

Mary Katharine Ham and John McCormack, senior writer at The Weekly Standard, discuss swing state voters and other Election Day news with John Davidson, Federalist senior correspondent, and Kelly Maher, a Colorado GOP operative. Davidson recently returned from traveling through the Rust Belt where he talked to local voters about the economic downturn in their…

Mercedes Schlapp, Jeffrey Lord Make the Case for Trump Before Election Day

Two Trump supporters give their case for the Republican nominee on the final day before voters head to the polls. Mercedes Schlapp, Fox News contributor and Washington Times Columnist, and Jeffrey Lord, CNN commentator and American Spectator contributor, join Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour. Schlapp discussed the importance of minority voters and maintaining…

The Case, Trial, and Acquittal of Ammon Bundy and Armed Oregon Protestors

The acquittal of Ammon Bundy and 6 others in the Oregon Refugee Occupation trail came as a surprising verdict last week. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, we talk about the case, the prosecutors, the trial, and what it means for federal land management. Ben Domenech interviews Karina Brown, Oregon-based reporter for Courthouse News; Mike Arnold,…

Weighing Future Conservative Agendas with Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review senior editor and Bloomberg View columnist, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the impact Trump has had on the conservative agenda, and what the future looks like for those agenda items such as immigration, foreign policy, trade, and the Supreme Court. The rise of Trump is evidence for the need…

Benjy Sarlin on Trump’s Obsession with Revenge and Next Steps for GOP

Benjy Sarlin, political reporter at NBC News and MSNBC, joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio to discuss this week’s conversation around the FBI, Donald Trump’s obsession with revenge and violence, and the future of The Republican Party. Many of the biggest news stories from the campaign trail this year can be traced back to…

Media Unhinged Over Claims of Trump’s Russian Ties and Comey’s FBI Letter

Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, senior editors at The Federalist, discuss this week’s media meltdowns over James Comey’s letter to Congress and the debunked story of Trump’s Russian server on The Federalist Radio Hour. With unsubstantiated claims and anonymous sources, this attempt at an October Surprise against Trump was a failure. “I couldn’t believe how poorly this…

Unanswered Questions About Email Investigations and Russian Cyber Wars

Shane Harris, senior intelligence and national security correspondent for The Daily Beast, joined Ben Domenech in studio to talk this weekend’s breaking news surrounding the FBI’s discovery of Hillary Clinton’s emails on Anthony Wiener’s laptop. They also discuss DNC hacks, Putin, Russia, and the threat of cyber wars. New reports have revealed the internal tension between…

Scary Show: Obamacare, Horror Movies, and Ghosts of DC

On today’s Halloween edition of Federalist Radio, Mary Katharine Ham talks all things spooky: Obamacare, horror movies, and ghosts of Washington D.C. Featuring guests Guy Benson, political editor at Townhall, Alex West, co-host of “The Faculty of Horror” podcast, and Christopher Robin, ghost expert from National Nightmares. The average baseline premium under Obamacare is going…