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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.

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Rep. Dave Brat on Paul Ryan and the Revival of Gilmore Girls

The conversation on Capitol Hill over the past few days has been circling around Paul Ryan and the open job for Speaker of the House. The Federalist Radio Hour was joined by Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia who said he was most interested in evaluating the process of Congress and getting back to regular order.…

The Federalist Radio Hour Talks Biographies: Reagan, Hitler, and FDR

Craig Shirley is an author, historian and biographer who has written four books on President Ronald Reagan. His latest book, Last Act, describes Reagan’s life post-presidency and the legacy that emerged in his final years. “Reagan is constantly evolving, constantly changing, not static,” Shirley said on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. “He was active his whole…

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Why The Iran Deal Is Still A Bad Deal and Keeps Getting Worse

Rebeccah Heinrichs, fellow at the Hudson Institute, joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal, issues in Syria and other foreign policy issues the White House has discombobulated. Heinrichs said that even though many negative reports have come to light since the Iran deal was finalized, the administration is still deterred…

Hillary Will Get Away with Flopping on the TPP Without Losing Votes

Scott Lincicome joins the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss recent issues surrounding the U.S., particularly in the context of Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lincicome is a trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and senior contributor at The Federalist. Media outlets have been fighting each other to see who…

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Obama’s Mess in the Middle East and How the Media is Corrupting Canadian Elections

Paul Bonicelli, professor of government at Regent University, joined the Federalist Radio Hour’s conversation on Obama’s foreign policy, the mess in the Middle East, and why smart staffers are endorsing a not-so-smart Iran deal. Bonicelli also suggests issues that Hillary Clinton will face in convincing voters of her foreign policy experience and recalls a time…

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Recapping the First Democratic Presidental Debate with Gabby Morrongiello

Gabby Morrongiello, reporter for the Washington Examiner, weighed in on the first democratic presidential debate on today’s Federalist Radio Hour. She discussed Hillary Clinton’s successes on stage, Bernie Sander’s missed opportunities, and other highlights from the night. “[Bernie] is closing in on her in the polls and I think this was the one opportunity he…

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British Philosopher Dr. Roger Scruton says America has retreated

David Byler, elections analyst for RealClearPolitics, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the data behind election demographics and poll numbers. Later in the hour, Ben is joined by Dr. Roger Scruton, English philosopher and writer. As Hillary Clinton slowly loses support, democrats are starting to pay more attention to their other potential candidates, including…

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Federalist Radio Hour: ‘Chaos’ in the House and Obama the Baseball Fraud

The Federalist Radio Hour was hosted today by David Harsanyi, senior editor at the Federalist, and Bill McMorris, reporter at the Washington Free Beacon. After recent news that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for Speaker, the media is asserting that Washington is in chaos and that the disarray of the…

Helicopter Parenting and Affirmative Sexual Consent with Robby Soave

Helicopter parenting, politicalization of affirmative consent, and student debt up to the eyeballs are just a few of the issues facing kids today according to Robby Soave, staff editor for Reason magazine. Soave joined The Federalist Radio Hour today with Ben Domenech. Legislation is defining consent for anyone engaging in sexual activity as a response…

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Carly Fiorina Speaks on Media Propaganda with Federalist Radio

Betsy Woodruff from the Daily Beast, and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina joined today’s Federalist Radio Hour to talk all things 2016. Presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump seem to be polar opposites when it comes to campaigning. However, they both share a pattern of unaffiliated organizations using their name to raise money in particular…