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Paul Begala offers a witty and highly informed perspective on politics, media, and today’s headlines.
Paul Begala is a political commentator, a professor of public policy, an author, and political strategist. Having advised campaigns around the world, including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, he quite literally brings a world of experience to the nation’s long-term political landscape. Using historical guideposts, Begala provides audiences insights into the what, why and how of today’s hot-button issues, at times with a wit so funny that comedian Bill Maher has said he could be a stand-up comedian. Begala is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. His commentary and analysis can be seen on number of CNN shows and he also writes an opinion column for CNN.com. With over 200,000 Twitter followers, Paul has a robust social media presence as well. Begala burst on the political scene in 1992 as a senior strategist for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. He served as Counselor to the President in the White House, helping coordinate policy, politics, and media. In 2016 he played a crucial role in the Obama-Biden re-election campaign. Begala is the author of several New York Times best-selling books on politics, and has taught at the University of Texas and the University of Georgia, as well as his current teaching position at Georgetown University.
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We LOVED Paul Begala! Our audience was so pleased. He was outstanding. He made the event personal, local, relevant and humorous.G. K. Malloy Communications
Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala were a perfect fit for our annual meeting!Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
Paul Begala’s delivery was powerful and passionate, and the feedback that we received from the participants was absolutely positive. He made such a positive impression. Everyone was hanging on his every word.Volkswagen AG
Paul Begala did a wonderful job. In fact, he received a standing ovation from a mostly Republican audience! His weaving of humor and personal stories to provide clear and truthful political analysis was splendid. Overall, he had a hopeful message about America’s future and opportunities that are unique to our country. He really is a gifted speaker, and great with people.Union University
It was fantastic! Paul was one of the best speakers we have had. He was engaging and funny and gave a balanced perspective. We have had great feedback. Thank you and Paul for your attentiveness and careful planning, it showed in the presentation.Mary Figueredo, Church Alliance
Paul Begala was absolutely phenomenal and the highlight of our seminar! He was charming, entertaining, knowledgeable, and funny!Northwestern Mutual
Paul Begala was a dynamic, humorous and engaging speaker and the feedback has been wonderful.Pennsylvania Homecare Association
Paul Begala and Hugh Hewitt had great chemistry! The audience was completely drawn into their dialog. It was extremely well received - evident by questions from the audience, their enthusiastic applause and the survey responses received after the meeting concluded. Just overwhelmingly positive.U.S. Travel Association
Paul Begala is a great entertainer as well as a commentator! He had everyone in the room laughing, writing things down and talking about what he was saying. The information is rich and given in such a way that you need to listen to every word. And, he is such a gracious person. I would recommend him to everyone and we certainly want to have him back for another event. It was a breath of fresh air to have him as part of the program—people wanted more!Saint Francis Health System
Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson were two of the best we've had at any of our annual meetings in thirteen years. Bright, witty, content rich and just a pleasure to be with. A++. We'll definitely be in touch for next year. Well done all around. NewSpring CapitalNewSpring Capital
Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson knocked it out of the park! They were spectacular and everyone loved having them. They are also very nice guys. I really enjoyed meeting them and getting to know them a little. I would and have already recommended them highly to others. Thanks for setting it up.Proskauer
Paul was fantastic! He was so engaging and humorous and did a great job of relating his personal experience with physical therapy. He was extremely well received.American Physical Therapy Association
Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson were phenomenal. They were right on the mark for all of their predictions for both the election and healthcare. They were great!!!!!Edison Electric Institute
Fantastic! Stimulating! Humorous! Everyone really enjoyed Tucker & Paul’s political insights. Clearly they set a fabulous tone but covered the waterfront of candidates and topics in a very insightful manner.Senior Executive of a Major Financial Services Corporation
Paul Begala was GREAT! Everyone loved him.American College of Physicians Services, Inc.
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