Rank #1: Glenn Thrush interviews President Obama on Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the 2016 race
In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO's Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House.
Jan 24 2016
Rank #2: Chuck Todd: What makes Donald Trump laugh?
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd sits down with Glenn Thrush to discuss his father's influence on his career, why he regrets allowing Donald Trump to call in to the Sunday show and the public's perception of the media.
Dec 30 2016
Rank #3: John Dickerson: Don't blame media for Donald Trump's rise
John Dickerson: Don't blame media for Donald Trump's rise by POLITICO
Aug 15 2016
Rank #4: Obama’s inner circle is urging Deval Patrick to run
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick sits down with Isaac Dovere at Bain Capital in Boston to discuss his decision to join the investment firm, his tight-knit relationship with President Obama and what's next for his political career.
Aug 01 2017
Rank #5: Michael Che, Colin Jost: What SNL's weekend anchors really think of 2016
Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost and Michael Che sit down with Glenn Thrush in 30 Rock for an unvarnished conversation about hating on Donald Trump, what Hillary Clinton is like behind the scenes and growing up in New York City. These guys are hilarious and their take on Trump might just surprise you.
Oct 03 2016
Rank #6: David Brock: Clinton campaign allowed her image "to be destroyed"
Media Matters founder and long-time Clinton friend David Brock sits down with Glenn Thrush for a 2016 post-mortem. Brock criticizes the Clinton campaign's press strategy, lays out tactics for Democrats going forward and opens up about how pizza-gate has affected his day-to-day life.
Dec 12 2016
Rank #7: Ann Coulter: The Doyenne of the Deplorables
Author and political commentator Ann Coulter delves into what in her genetic makeup allows her to endure and even delight in being called unsavory names (most recently at the Comedy Central Roast). Coulter also discusses why she is so drawn to Donald Trump and what influence she's had over his immigration platform.
Sep 12 2016
Rank #8: Mitch Landrieu: The President of the United Mayors of America
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants to turn the Conference of Mayors into a powerful national platform as cities work around, ignore and resist the White House.
Jun 27 2017
Rank #9: Joe Scarborough dishes on Donald Trump, Jeff Zucker
'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough sits down with Glenn Thrush to talk music, what fuels Donald Trump and the balancing act of being a good host and asking tough questions.
Jun 08 2016
Rank #10: John Dean: Trump's inner circle has no idea what’s about to hit them
John Dean, the former Nixon White House counsel, has a memo for White House lawyer Ty Cobb and the rest of President Donald Trump’s defenders as they enter 2018: believing the investigation and prosecutions will be over any time soon is “wishful thinking.” And, says the man who famously flipped and became the Watergate prosecution’s star witness in the process that helped take down Richard Nixon, no one in the president’s orbit should assume they’re prepared for everything that cooperating witnesses George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn might be telling Bob Mueller, as they’ve done out of confidence from their own review or just out of public bluster. That’s the mistake Dean saw Nixon, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman make about him.
Jan 02 2018
Rank #11: Nate Silver: Primary whiff made me humbler, smarter
Statistician and fivethirtyeight.com founder Nate Silver sits down with Glenn Thrush to discuss his general election predictions, how his attitude towards journalism has changed since 2008, what he's learned from getting it wrong, and how third-party votes could affect 2016.
Jul 05 2016
Rank #12: Nancy Pelosi isn’t going anywhere
Nancy Pelosi is hated; she’s a hero. She’s the Democrats’ secret weapon; she’s the Republicans’ favorite target. She’s been around politics her entire life — she tells us about a time she ditched her school’s Model UN to sit next to JFK at dinner — and at 77, shows no signs of slowing down. With Democrats out of power and Pelosi under attack from her own members, she has re-emerged as an essential player in Washington. But while the Democratic Party is in a rolling existential crisis, can she hold on?
Nov 02 2017
Rank #13: Ben Cardin: America in danger of stumbling into war
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin details his bizarre meeting with Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, how the Trump administration's foreign policy strategy is affecting credibility, his take on Rex Tillerson, and what he's prepared to do if Republicans bring a health care bill to the floor without a hearing.
Jun 20 2017
Rank #14: Eric Holder is done holding his tongue
An Election Day special: Heading out on the campaign trail, we talk with former Attorney General Eric Holder, who has taken to the stump himself to rally Democrats in Virginia, and occupies a newly political role.
Nov 07 2017
Rank #15: Tom Arnold: 'Donald Trump is a D-list president, and his enemies are D-list, like Tom Arnold'
Tom Arnold talks about his hunt for Trump tapes, his selfie with Michael Cohen, and the mad coincidences that have injected him into a handful of political scandals.
Jul 03 2018
Rank #16: Michael Chertoff: 'I’d be guessing' on Trump's ability to handle crisis
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff sits down with Isaac Dovere to discuss the country's most pressing security concerns, how to be prepared for the unexpected, his experiences with 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, and how he thinks the Trump administration is holding up.
Mar 06 2017
Rank #17: Robby Mook on how to sell Hillary
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook sits down with Glenn Thrush in Philadelphia to discuss how they came together with the Sanders camp, why voters may not trust Clinton until after she's elected and the Russians hacking DNC emails.
Jul 28 2016
Rank #18: BONUS: Utah Gov. on Romney’s Trump Endorsement Flip: ‘Things Have Changed’
Utah Governor Gary Herbert explains why he doesn't mind Romney's flip-flop on taking Trump's endorsement, the gun law changes he'd like to see, and why Utah is chasing another shot at hosting the Olympics.
Feb 24 2018
Rank #19: Rob Reiner tries to find the truth about Trump and Russia
Actor and activist Rob Reiner sits down with Isaac Dovere in New York to discuss Russia, Trump, cultural fights sweeping and country and celebrities' role in all of it.
Sep 26 2017
Rank #20: What Jed Bartlet and Jack Donaghy would say to Donald Trump — Alec Baldwin & Bradley Whitford
Alec Baldwin inhabits Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Bradley Whitford spent years in ‘The West Wing.’ Here’s what their time with fake presidents tells them about the real one.
Nov 10 2017