Sally Mauk talks politics with President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina…

The one person, besides President Obama, who gets the most credit for his re-election, is his campaign manager Jim Messina. The former deputy White House chief of staff and University of Montana alum is in Missoula this weekend for the Griz-Cat game. He also sat down in our studios this afternoon to talk politics with News Director Sally Mauk…

Sally Mauk talks with NPR Editor Beth Donovan who’s covering the Republican National Convention…

NPR Deputy Washington Editor Beth Donovan has been in Tampa, Florida all week covering the Republican National Convention. In this feature interview, Donovan talks with News Director Sally Mauk about Paul Ryan’s rising star, the Republican effort to close the gender gap, and Mitt Romney’s likeability…

 

Sally Mauk talks with AARP’s John Hishta about the politics of Medicare…

AARP is pleased the future of Medicare is getting a lot of attention in the presidential race – but they’re not so pleased President Obama quoted the organization in a new campaign ad. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with AARP’s senior vice president John Hishta about why – and about pushing the Medicare debate beyond soundbites…

Campaign Beat July 13 – Chuck, Sally and Mike talk money, politics and high rollers…

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison

On this edition of “Campaign Beat”, our weekly¬† political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the latest campaign finance reports in the governor’s race, I-166 making the ballot, the House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, fundraising in the U.S. Senate race, and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s brief stop in the Bitterroot…

Sally Mauk talks politics with Newt Gingrich…

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in Missoula recently, to address the state Republican party convention. After his talk, he met with Montana reporters, including News Director Sally Mauk – who asked him about Mitt Romney, campaign financing, Citizens United, and the impacts of oil booms…

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Sally Mauk talks politics with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Time magazine has named Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her organization has been at the center of several political firestorms this year – and funding for Planned Parenthood has become a major issue in this year’s presidential race. In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Richards about the controversies, beginning with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s withdrawal of funding for breast cancer screening….

Sally Mauk talks politics with democratic strategist and CNN political analyst Paul Begala

Democratic strategist Paul Begala

In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks with democratic strategist and CNN political analyst Paul Begala about Montana’s U.S. Senate race between Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg, about the presidential race, and about the Citizens United decision that is projected to lead to billions of dollars being spent in this election year….

Campaign Beat Mar 9 – Chuck, Sally and Mike talk about the top races and candidates

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison

In this edition of “Campaign Beat”, our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about gubernatorial candidate Steve Bullock’s pick for a running mate, about how the Libertarian candidate could impact the U.S. Senate race, about the growing number (11 so far!) of U.S. House candidates, and finally how Montana’s June primary could still be in play in the Republican presidential race….