Guest Biographies

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Paul Begala is a political advisor and commentator.┬áBegala first entered the national political scene after the consulting firm he and fellow Democratic strategist James Carville started, Carville & Begala, helped President Clinton get elected in 1992. Serving in the Clinton administration as counselor to the president, he was a close adviser to Clinton and helped define and defend the administration’s agenda, serving as a principal public spokesman.

Begala is the author of several best-selling books, including Is Our Children Learning?: The Case Against George W. Bush, and It’s Still the Economy, Stupid.

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Conversations with Paul Begala