Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins the podcast to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he’s been spending time in Macomb again and what he’s hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump.
I was joined by Republican pollster and political consultant Frank Luntz to talk about the latest developments in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election campaigns.
In an exclusive interview in Russia, I spoke with Edward Snowden, the fugitive former NSA contractor who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, talks about Putin, life in Russia with his longtime girlfriend and the possibility of returning to the U.S. to face justice in a Trump administration.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster to the Donald Trump campaign and president of the Polling Company Inc./Women Trend, joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Now.” Conway will discuss Donald Trump’s challenges with women voters and the latest news from the Trump camp.
No reporter cut through the media din of the 2016 presidential election quite like David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. Remember the infamous Access Hollywood tape? That was one of Fahrenthold’s scoops, as were his exhaustive stories on Donald Trump’s questionable charitable activities. He joins us to discuss becoming an overnight sensation after 16 years on the job, getting called a “nasty guy” in a phone call with Donald Trump, and how he thinks journalists should cover Trump’s presidency. Plus, how he uses a mix of social media crowdsourcing and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting to break his stories.
On Tuesday, March 15th, at 3pm Eastern, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton joins Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss the open letter he wrote to Donald Trump.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the national security and foreign policy credentials of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught the political bug early: he began his career as a college student making radio ads out of his dorm room for a long-shot congressional race. He’s gone on to specialize in winning statewide campaigns for governor and Senate. He’s been the lead strategist for many major Republican figures, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney. He also had a role in the 2016 campaign season. “I ran the Jeb Bush super PAC,” he explains, “which gives me the unique credential of having blown, oh, over 95 million dollars and not winning.” Mike joined us to discuss his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, the media’s role in modern politics and why he’s a hopeless romantic when it comes to presidential races.
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Tony Robbins has a packed resume: he’s a bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and renowned motivational speaker. In addition to being a self-help titan, Robbins has advised presidents and star athletes, and is involved in 31 businesses which he says generate annual sales of $5 billion. He joins us to discuss his difficult childhood, his remarkable career, his new book, and how President Trump’s leadership style compares to President Obama’s. Plus, he explains why he jumps into a cold pool every morning and demonstrates some “radical explosive breathing” exercises.
Thomas L. Friedman has been writing Op-Eds in the New York Times for 21 years and he still sees column ideas everywhere. He joins Katie to discuss our autumn of discontent and the profound sense of “stuckness” he believes many Americans feel. They talk about globalization, the election, and the increasingly blurred line between politics and entertainment. Plus, was NAFTA a good or a bad thing?
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, John Mellencamp has released a politically charged new single titled, “Easy Target,” which he describes as “a reflection on the state of the country.” He gave us the exclusive performance on Yahoo News.
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sits down with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two discuss party tensions, the Clinton campaign, and more.
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss the historic nature of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and her potential for success as a president.