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Politics / Government Speakers

Left. Right. Center. The Political Speakers at our speakers bureau cover all issues from all angles.

Sporting an impressive array of noted pundits, esteemed analysts, master moderators, Pulitzer-winning journalists, policy-makers, political commentators, unabashed humorists and beltway insiders, our roster of Political Speakers offer unparalleled insight into the trends and policies shaping the world today.

Always topical, timely, and on top of current events, our Political Speakers keep their campaign promise to go beyond the polls, headlines and hyperbole, to stir rousing discussion and deliver lively debate at your next event.

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Melody Barnes

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

When you listen to Melody Barnes you are hearing the same voice which has provided strategic advice to President Obama as Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and… Full Profile


Carly Fiorina

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

Carly Fiorina obliterated the glass ceiling when she became the first woman CEO of a Fortune 20 company. Regarded as one of the most powerful women in business by Forbes magazine, she is a 2016… Full Profile


Glenna Crooks

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Pennsylvania, USA

Glenna Crooks, PhD, is one of the most sough-out policy advisors in both public and private sectors when it comes to healthcare. Glenna uses her vast experience, research, and original approaches such as the Centricity… Full Profile


Howard Kurtz

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Anchor and media analyst Howard Kurtz has had a varied career. The former CNN and Washington Post reporter, currently serves as host of Fox News Channel's MediaBuzz, and is highly known for his in-depth looks… Full Profile


Richard Lamm

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Colorado, USA

Richard Lamm has been ahead of his time for most of his life. The politician, writer, and professor, has been outspoken since the 1980s on the need for government to reconceive how it meets public… Full Profile


Scott O’Grady

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

After being shot down behind enemy lines, Captain Scott O’Grady was alone and face-to-face with death. The U.S. fighter pilot put his faith and training into action, surviving six excruciating days on the ground in… Full Profile


Ernesto Zedillo

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Connecticut, USA

Ernesto Zedillo has had a distinguished career in international affairs at the political and educational level. He served as President of Mexico from 1994-2000, and is currently the director of the Yale Center for the… Full Profile


Frank Luntz

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

“Public opinion guru”, Frank Luntz is “the premier man” in explaining the behind the scenes of politics and why people do what they do. The respected communication professional is an American political consultant, pollster, and… Full Profile


Bob Woodward

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

The most celebrated journalist of our time, Bob Woodward rewrote the rules of investigative reporting and forever changed the dynamic between the American people and their national government. His in-depth coverage of the Watergate Scandal… Full Profile


Laura Ingraham

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

The most-listened-to woman on political talk radio, Laura Ingraham takes on the hottest topics in news and politics. “The Laura Ingraham Show” is ranked in radio's Top 10, and heard coast-to-coast in 225 markets. Laura… Full Profile


Paul Kurtz

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Former White House security advisor, Paul Kurtz is a founding Board member of the Cloud Security Alliance as well as the co-founder and CEO of TruSTAR Technology, the industry’s first global anonymous cyber incident-sharing platform.… Full Profile


Christopher Kennedy Lawford

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Though Christopher Kennedy Lawford spent 20 years in the film and television industries as an actor, lawyer, executive, and producer, his biggest challenge was his 10-year-struggle against addiction. During his journey, he realized that conventional… Full Profile


Michael Solomon

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Michael is a former NYPD Special Investigator. He is the recipient of 19 awards for Excellent and Meritorious police work. During his tenure in the intelligence division, he was assigned to protect numerous foreign dignitaries,… Full Profile


Gloria Borger

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

The chief political analyst at CNN, Gloria Borger graduated from Colgate University, Hamilton New York (where she has been a trustee). She began her career in politics at the Washington Star, covering politics and at… Full Profile


Andres Oppenheimer

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Andres Oppenheimer is a CNN political analyst and syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald. He is an internationally known authority on Latin American affairs, economic development, and the region’s history and relationships particularly with the… Full Profile


Jeffrey Toobin

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Journalist and legal analyst, Jeffrey Toobin has delivered in-depth coverage of nearly every major legal controversy in the past three decades. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993 and the… Full Profile


Susan Dentzer

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

Susan Dentzer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NEHI, the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of more than 100 stakeholder organizations from across all key sectors of… Full Profile


Bryant Gumbel

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Best known for his 15-year tenure on NBC’s Today Show, Bryant Gumbel’s flair for television journalism and his talent for developing intriguing stories on a variety of topics made him a news legend. Today he… Full Profile


Dan Glickman

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman addresses feeding a growing world, sustainable farming, and environmental stewardship through his current role in various research organizations. He is the co-chair of the Global Food and Agriculture… Full Profile


Michael Leiter

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

The former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Michael Leiter spearheaded national security efforts against some of the highest stakes the U.S. has seen. Currently the Executive Vice President for Leidos, he is an… Full Profile


Ian Bremmer

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Establishing Eurasia Group with just $25,000, Ian Bremmer has overseen its huge growth to a company with offices in New York, Washington and London with experts and resources in more than 90 countries. The group… Full Profile


John Kasich

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Ohio, USA

Always known to be a man of straightforward style and boundless energy, John Kasich was elected to the Ohio State Senate at 26, and to the U.S. House of Representatives at 30. Working as an… Full Profile


Harold Ford, Jr.

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Harold Ford, Jr. started his political career at age 26 when he went from being the underdog to winning Tennessee's 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he would be re-elected… Full Profile


E.J. Dionne

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne is one of the most widely read and highly respected political analysts in the country. In addition to writing for the Washington Post, he appears weekly on National Public Radio, serves… Full Profile


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