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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.

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…

Meet The Man Changing The Way You Get Your News

Bubba Atkinson of IJR joins the Federalist Radio hour.

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Why Did Republicans Waste A Perfect Opportunity to Reform the Highway Trust Fund?

If Republican legislators simply ran out the clock, they could’ve shrunk the High Way Trust fund and restored a decentralized approach to transportation funding. That’s according to Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, who joined Ben on today’s episode of the Federalist Radio Hour. Instead, he says politicians opted “to…

Andrew Stiles Says Only Clinton Can Get Away With Sending Classified Intel On A Private Email

Matthew Continetti and company host today’s edition of the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss and debate the future of Hillary Clinton, the Iranian nuclear deal, and Planned Parenthood. The Free Beacon correspondent covering the Democratic Primary, Andrew Stiles reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent classified information from an unsecured private email account. While…

Ashe Schow Explains the Sexual Legalism Sweeping American Campuses

According to one university, drinking a few brews before hooking up makes you a sexual predator. Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the phenomenon of legalistic sex sweeping American campuses. Schow reports that Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina mandates that relations between students must be “enthusiastic, sober,…

David Axelrod Says He Likes Bernie Sanders For President

David Axelrod, the architect of the Obama presidency, joins the Federalist Radio Hour. Once the Administration’s top political advisor, Axelrod now gives Ben his take on the race for the White House in 2016. While he believes that Donald Trump can never win, Axelrod admits that there’s an “element of outrage that he speaks to…

Russell Moore Says The Era of the Moral Majority Is Over

At this moment, the next Saint Augustine may be marching at the head of a Gay Pride Day parade and the future Mother Teresa might be operating a Planned Parenthood clinic. It’s for this reason that Dr. Russell Moore encourages Christians to see their political opponents not as enemies but “as future brothers and sisters.”…