The Political Life

The Political Life

A podcast about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.
Demystifying the U.S. Senate and the Budget Reconciliation Process
November 22, 2021x
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01:04:3077.21 MB

Demystifying the U.S. Senate and the Budget Reconciliation Process

Martin B. Gold is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC. He has over 40 years of legislative and private practice experience, and is a recognized authority and author on matters of congressional rules and parliamentary strategies, and U.S. policy in Asia.

Growing up with Vice President Kamala Harris
November 15, 2021x
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29:1241.04 MB

Growing up with Vice President Kamala Harris

Stacey Johnson-Batiste is the author of Friends from the Beginning, which celebrates the dear friendship and shared experience between Stacey and her close, childhood friend Vice President Kamala Harris.

How Speaker Pelosi Passed the BIF, & the Impact of the VA & NJ Gubernatorial Elections
November 08, 2021x
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28:1138.98 MB

How Speaker Pelosi Passed the BIF, & the Impact of the VA & NJ Gubernatorial Elections

John Russell is a member of Dentons' Public Policy practice. Focusing on federal advocacy and strategic communications, John worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. In his caree...

An Insider's Perspective on the Virginia Governor's Race
November 01, 2021x
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20:2823.46 MB

An Insider's Perspective on the Virginia Governor's Race

Shawn Day is a Senior Director of Public Affairs at Capital Results – a Virginia-based full-service public affairs and business consulting firm helping a wide range of companies, associations and government entities achieve their public policy and business goals. Shawn directs integrated communicati...

A Look at the Upcoming Governor's Race in New Jersey
October 25, 2021x
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25:3835.24 MB

A Look at the Upcoming Governor's Race in New Jersey

This week we discuss the New Jersey Governor's race with Gerry Gibbs, a founding principal at the Trenton, New Jersey-based Capital Impact Group (CIG). Gerry’s areas of focus are business development and financial services where he utilizes his extensive networks and expertise on behalf of his clien...

Rich Gold Returns to Discuss Reconciliation & Infrastructure
October 18, 2021x
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24:0727.97 MB

Rich Gold Returns to Discuss Reconciliation & Infrastructure

We are joined this week by Rich Gold, who is a Partner at Holland & Knight, one of the largest lobbying firms in D.C., where he serves as a leader of the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation team. We discuss the latest on reconciliation, infrastructure, and more.

Throwback: How to Outsource your Compliance Department
October 11, 2021x
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23:5033.68 MB

Throwback: How to Outsource your Compliance Department

On this throwback episode of The Political Life, Jim interviews Elizabeth Bartz of State and Federal Communications - helping companies and lobbyists comply with ethics rules in all fifty states and globally.

Sinema, Manchin, Pelosi, and the Struggle to Pass Biden's Legislative Priorities
October 04, 2021x
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22:4031.4 MB

Sinema, Manchin, Pelosi, and the Struggle to Pass Biden's Legislative Priorities

John Russell is a member of Dentons' Public Policy practice. Focusing on federal advocacy and strategic communications, John worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. In his caree...

Rick Wade's Journey to the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2021x
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44:3362.13 MB

Rick Wade's Journey to the White House, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Rick C. Wade is senior vice president of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wade develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences. He also provides counsel on policy issues ...

The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education
September 20, 2021x
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34:5748.41 MB

The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education

Today on the show we speak to Wesley Smith, the Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs at Western Governors University. Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university where students can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace.