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Bill Press

A longtime Democratic political insider, Bill Press challenges both political parties on their leadership and solutions to the nation's most pressing problems.
Senior Political Contributor, CNN; Syndicated Political Talk Show Host, Columnist and Best-Selling Author

Expertise In:

  • American Politics
  • U.S. Current Events
  • Election Forecast and Analysis
  • U.S. Government Regulation
  • Media and Journalism

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  • Colleges and Universities
  • Lecture Series

A longtime Democratic political insider, Bill Press challenges both political parties on their leadership and solutions to the nation's most pressing problems.

Bill Press is host of his own podcast, The Bill Press Pod. A senior political contributor for CNN, he attends the daily White House press briefing where he tweets live and writes a syndicated newspaper column distributed weekly by Tribune Media Services. For over two decades, Press has stood in the line of fire, debating heated national issues from a liberal perspective with his usual sense of humor and grace. Never shying away from controversy, Press tailors his talk to each audience and examines the news of the day including a look at Congress and the Trump Administration. He is the author of several books including The Obama Hate Machine: The Lies, Distortions and Personal Attacks on the President—And Who Is Behind Them (January 2012). In his book Buyer’s Remorse (February, 2016), he explores the Obama Administration and what was a disappointing presidency for many progressives. Press is the former chairman of the California Democratic Party and has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmy Awards.

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The Great Debate

Add colorful fireworks to your meeting. Stage your own “Crossfire” by squaring Bill Press off with a lively partner on the right, such as Pat Buchanan or Mike Murphy. They will inform, entertain and engage your audience in debating the issues of the day.

Spin This!

Based on his first book, Bill Press pokes fun at the wonderful world of spin. With insight and wit, he exposes the worst examples of political spin heard today from both Republicans and Democrats. But he also shows how spin colors every aspect of human behavior today, as practiced by preachers, salesmen, parents, lawyers, boyfriends and girlfriends.

Master of Ceremonies and Experienced Moderator

If you’re looking for someone to keep your meeting running smoothly and on time, to moderate a panel or to conduct an important interview, Bill Press is your man. He serves as emcee and moderator for several important trade associations – and they invite him back every year.

How to Make Washington Work Again

Everybody knows Washington is broken today: a do-nothing Congress; a powerless president; a divided Supreme Court. Can anybody save Washington, or is it too late? And what changes are necessary to make Washington work again? Commentator and talk show host Bill Press examines this provocative question - and finds the answer!

Faith and Politics

A former seminarian with a degree in theology, as well as a radio/TV talk show host, Bill Press talks about one of the most important issues facing the nation: the intersection between faith and politics. Press argues that Republicans have "overdone" it, by making an unholy alliance with the religious right; but that Democrats have "underdone" it, by ignoring religion and appearing too secular. Referencing his acclaimed book, How the Republicans Stole Christmas, Press gives his formula for the correct mix of faith and politics.

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