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Paul Begala

Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

Paul Begala offers a witty and highly informed perspective on politics, media, and today’s headlines.

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Paul Begala is a political commentator, a professor of public policy, an author, and political strategist.

He is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. In addition to appearing on-air, Paul writes commentary for CNN, and, with over 200,000 Twitter followers, he has a robust social media presence as well.

Begala is the author of six books about politics, several of which were New York Times bestsellers. In the 1990’s he helped his friend John F. Kennedy, Jr. launch the political magazine George and wrote the “Capitol Hillbilly” column. He has taught at three universities: The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught in the School of Journalism; the University of Georgia, where he taught in the School of Law; and Georgetown University, where he has been an Affiliated Professor of Public Policy in the McCourt School of Public Policy for 19 years.

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. Before working for Pres. Clinton, Begala worked on Capitol Hill and advised campaigns across America. In 2012 he played a crucial role in the Obama-Biden re-election campaign. He has also done campaign work overseas, including in Israel, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Former President Bill Clinton described his longtime friend and former aide as, “a witty dynamo from Sugar Land, Texas…who brought energy, focus and credibility to our efforts.”

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  • Politics Today: Show Business for Ugly People

    We have never had a less predictable, more volatile political climate than today. Paul Begala analyzes these tumultuous times with humor, insider knowledge, and deep experience.


    Drawing on his service at the highest levels of government, as well as having taught at three universities and now working in the media, Begala brings a historical perspective to today’s political news. A regular on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he also brings a strong dose of wit and humor to all his speeches.


    As a political strategist, Begala describes how to win. But as a citizen and former senior White House official, he never loses sight of what unites us as Americans.

  • Anything They Throw At You: How Cutting-Edge Political Communications Techniques Can Help You Win

    A legendary political strategist, Paul Begala masterminded campaigns for the top leaders in government and corporate America. With his proven methods, he knows how to win over one of the toughest audiences in the world – the American public. Now, organizations can put these winning strategies at work for them. Begala provides audiences direction for crafting winning communications—which will appeal to even the most skeptical of audiences—in both business and personal life. He brings your audience proven tactics and techniques for communications success, and gives them specific strategies for getting their message across.

What other organizations say about Paul Begala

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!!!!!

Utility

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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 Capital

Financial Services

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Paul Begala was absolutely phenomenal and the highlight of our seminar! He was charming, entertaining, knowledgeable, and funny!

Financial Services

What other organizations say about Paul Begala

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.

Financial Services

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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!

Health Care

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Paul Begala was GREAT! Everyone loved him.

Health Care

What other organizations say about Paul Begala

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.

Health Care

What other organizations say about Paul Begala

Paul Begala was a dynamic, humorous and engaging speaker and the feedback has been wonderful.

Health Care

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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.

Non-Profit

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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.

Telecommunications

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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.

Legal

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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.

Travel & Tourism

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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.

Automobiles

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Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala were a perfect fit for our annual meeting!

Chambers of Commerce

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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.

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