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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.

John McCormack and Charmaine Yoest On Defunding Planned Parenthood and the 2016 Presidential Election

John McCormack’s all for ending abortion on demand. But the pro-life reporter with the Weekly Standard opposes current efforts that would shutdown the government to defund Planned Parenthood. Today on Federalist Radio, Ben pushes this reporter on that paradox. McCormack says that defunding Planned Parenthood is “a great goal, of course,” but with a Democrat…

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Matthew McInnis, Joy Pullman, and Andrew McCarthy on Iran, Clinton’s Free College Campaign, and Donald Trump

Matthew McInnis joins the Federalist Radio Hour to disarm the rhetoric surrounding the Iranian nuclear deal and discuss the facts. The American Enterprise Institute fellow argues that, although President Obama’s negotiations “kick the can down the road,” they do restrain the Iranians “from getting a bomb for 10 to 15 years.” The scholar explains President…

David Axelrod And Newt Gingrich On the First GOP Primary Debate

Last night, the GOP field for president erupted. Seventeen Republican hopefuls on two separate stages debated the issues facing the country, attracting a record breaking national audience. Today on Federalist Radio, Ben breaks through the theatrics to deliver meaningful analysis. Veteran strategists and political operators, David Axelrod and Newt Gingrich join the program. According to…

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Betsy Woodruff and Nicole Duran on the GOP Debate and Joe Biden

The stage is set and the cast, determined. Tonight the GOP primary field will square off for the first time, officially marking the beginning of the 2016 presidential race. Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast joins Federalist Radio to preview the contest. A seasoned political reporter, Woodruff says that it will “basically be the Donald…

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Viral Politics and Putting a Woman On the Twenty Dollar Bill: Chris Moody and Delegate Stacey Plaskett join Federalist Radio

Plenty of journalists cover day-to-day politics. Chris Moody does that and more. The Senior Reporter for CNN Politics, Moody reports on policy, politicking, and the often-unseen personalities that make the headlines. Today on Federalist Radio, Moody joins Ben to explain why he has gone surfing, off-roading, and literally logrolling with members of Congress. “Policy should…

Paul Mirengoff, Casey Mattox, and Cate Long Discuss the 1st Amendment, Planned Parenthood, and the Puerto Rican Default

A Los Angeles court has ordered the Center for Medical Progress not to publish further video exposing the sale of aborted babies. Another Federal Court has also barred the release of specific documents pertinent to CMP’s investigation. On Federalist Radio today, Ben cuts through the legalese with scholars from Powerline Legal Blog and the Alliance…

Jay Cost, Tarini Parti, and the Beginning of the GOP Primary Debates

Ben is back in studio as the countdown to the first GOP presidential primary debate begins. On today’s Federalist Radio Hour, Ben breaks down the polling and the cash that drives the debate cycle. Jay Cost of the Weekly Standard profiles the registered voter responding to the polls that shape Thursday’s debate on Fox News.…

Friday News Roundup On Federalist Radio With Mary Katherine Ham, Chris Stirewalt, and Mollie Hemingway

On a special episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Mary Katherine Ham guest hosts for Ben. The Editor-at-Large of Hot Air leads a discussion of the upcoming Republican primary, the Planned Parenthood scandal, and her new book, End of Discussion. Digital Politics Editor for Fox News, Chris Stirewalt breaks down the polling bracket that determines…

David Pietrusza Explains The Year That Changed The World

Reeling from the Great Depression, the United States and Germany elected two new leaders of diametrically opposed ideologies. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt won the presidency and Adolf Hitler became chancellor. Products of economic circumstance, these events forever changed the course of world history. Today, author and historian David Pietrusza joins Federalist Radio to discuss his…

It Stinks That Cecil The Lion is Dead. But Mollie Hemingway Says Maybe We Should Reorder Our Outrage

Cecil the lion is dead. While Mollie Hemingway regrets the loss, she has no sympathy for a media that expresses more anger over a dead jungle cat than Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby organs. On today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, she guest hosts with David Harsanyi. The two argue that perhaps society…