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Release Date: 10/24/2022

Early Polling 2024 w/ Former Pollster Adam Carlson show art Early Polling 2024 w/ Former Pollster Adam Carlson

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On the Lobby Shop’s latest episode, hosts Liam Donovan, Caitlin Sickles, Paul Nathanson, Josh Zive, and Dylan Pasiuk welcome Adam Carlson, former Democratic pollster, to the show. They discuss the state of polling in the United States, including how much Dems should be worried about President Biden's poll numbers and the impact of third-party candidates. They also touch on how difficult polling is to conduct in battleground states like Nevada and whether voters should pay so much attention to polls this far out from November. Make sure to tune in!

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The Jury Is Still Out on 2024 show art The Jury Is Still Out on 2024

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The Lobby Shop team breaks down the state of the presidential race in advance of the highly anticipated Manhattan trial verdict. Paul, Caitlin, Dylan, and Liam discuss the 2024 election, what variables remain, and the risk and opportunity facing both sides in the home stretch of the campaign. (Episode Recorded on 5/29)

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Demystifying the Dark Arts with Pat Dennis show art Demystifying the Dark Arts with Pat Dennis

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With the election season heating up, the Lobby Shop team is joined by Pat Dennis, President of the Democratic Super PAC American Bridge 21st Century, to discuss the role of opposition research in campaigns, and what his group is doing to help Democrats win up and down the ticket. Hosts Liam Donovan, Paul Nathanson, Dylan Pasiuk, Caitlin Sickles, and Josh Zive sit down with Pat to unpack the “dark arts” of politics, the evolution of negative campaigning, and what we should be watching for in the home stretch of the campaign.

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State of the Economy with AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman show art State of the Economy with AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman

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Hot off the Commerce Department release of the first quarter GDP report, AP economics writer Paul Wiseman joins the Lobby Shop team to discuss the state of the US and global economies. Hosts Liam Donovan, Paul Nathanson, Josh Zive, and Dylan Pasiuk sit down with Paul W to discuss the health of the economy perceived and actual inflation and his recent on how immigration has impacted the US labor market. 

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Breaking Down the Congressional Review Act: A Special CRA Explainer w/ Bracewell’s Environmental Law Monitor show art Breaking Down the Congressional Review Act: A Special CRA Explainer w/ Bracewell’s Environmental Law Monitor

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Tune in to this special edition of The Lobby Shop which features an episode of Bracewell LLP’s Environmental Law Monitor podcast, as they interview our own Liam Donovan and Joe Brazauskas. In a special crossover episode between The Lobby Shop and the Environmental Law Monitor, Bracewell associates Daniel Pope and Taylor Stuart sit down with PRG’s Liam Donovan and Joe Brazauskas to do a deep dive on the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a powerful tool that has the Biden administration scrambling to finalize its regulatory proposals ahead of electoral uncertainty.

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Keeping up w/ Congress show art Keeping up w/ Congress

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Lobby Shop hosts Josh Zive, Liam Donovan, and Dylan Pasiuk discuss the state of play in Congress, shifting dynamics within the House of Representatives, and what’s left of the legislative agenda before campaign season takes over. Tune in to hear a peak into what is coming up next for both Congress and The Lobby Shop.

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Post-SOTU Reactions Episode show art Post-SOTU Reactions Episode

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On this episode of The Lobby Shop, co-host Paul Nathanson moderates a conversation with co-hosts Liam Donovan and Dylan Pasiuk. They discuss initial reactions to President Biden's final State of the Union prior to the November Presidential election, Biden's decision to open the speech with foreign policy, and how President Biden used this opportunity to both energize Democratic voters and spar with Republicans in the House Chamber. The group then turns to policy implications in the speech for the business  community.

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When Deal is a Dirty Word show art When Deal is a Dirty Word

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On this episode of The Lobby Shop, co-host Caitlin Sickles moderates a quick conversation with co-hosts Liam Donovan and Josh Zive. The trio tackle the important policy issues from appropriations to national security currently tied up in the legislative morass. But when compromise is a political killer, how do Members find common ground? Then, the group turns their attention to South Carolina where Nikki Haley hopes for a strong performance against Former President Trump and possibly looks to a post-Trump future. 

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Welcoming an Old Friend & a New Host w/ John Lee show art Welcoming an Old Friend & a New Host w/ John Lee

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We welcome an old friend and a new co-host to the podcast this week! Former Bracewell colleague John Lee, now Chief of Staff to Rep. Nikki Budzinski (D-IL), joins the team to discuss his path from Bracewell/PRG to leading a Congressional staff, what it’s like to be lobbied now that he sits on the other side of the table (including the dos and don’ts), and his advice to young professionals moving from the private sector to Capitol Hill. John also provides an insider’s view of recent dramatic votes in the House. The episode also marks the debut of a new Lobby Shop co-host, PRG Principal...

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Talking Tax with Omar Nashashibi show art Talking Tax with Omar Nashashibi

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The group is seeing double this week when another tax policy expert joins the studio to talk about the tax bill that’s on everyone’s mind in Washington. Omar Nashashibi, lobbyist and founding partner of The Franklin Partnership, joins The Lobby Shop’s Liam Donovan to swap insights and analysis of the bicameral tax framework and share speculation about what comes next. This episode is also a worlds collide moment for TLS hosts Caitlin Sickles and Paul Nathanson who also co-host a biweekly podcast, Talking with One Voice (supported by the National Tooling and Machining Association and the...

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This week’s episode is part of PRG’s Pulse election coverage. Friend of the pod and veteran political journalist Jon Ralston of The Nevada Independent joins The Lobby Shop team for a Pulse Check on what is arguably the most pivotal Senate race in the country. The gang discuss the candidates, political dynamics, demographics, electoral history and more to shed light on why Jon's #wematter hashtag is more apt than ever.