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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Kavanaugh Download

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Members of the cast of Showtime’s The Circus — along with a few very special guests — debrief a week of news like no other and answer your burning questions about what happens next.

Moderators
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John Heilemann

Co-host of Showtime's The Circus
Heilemann is a reporter and commentator currently serving as co-host of Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus.” He is a national affairs analyst for NBC and MSNBC, appearing regularly on programs including Morning Joe and Hardball. Heilemann previously served as... Read More →

Speakers
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Mieke Eoyang

Vice President for the National Security Program at Third Way
Eoyang is vice president for the National Security Program at Third Way. She previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo and as defense policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. Eoyang is a contributor for Lawfare and has been featured in Politico, The Wall Street Journal... Read More →
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Virginia Heffernan

Cultural Critic and Co-Host of Slate’s Trumpcast
Heffernan is a journalist, critic and author. In addition to co-hosting Slate's Trumpcast, she serves as a contributing editor at Politico and a columnist at FastCompany. Heffernan wrote "The Medium," a weekly column about internet culture for The New York Times, from 2008 to 2012... Read More →
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Mark McKinnon

Co-host of Showtime's The Circus
McKinnon has served as a commentator and a media adviser for numerous companies and candidates, including former Texas Gov. Ann Richards and former President George W. Bush. He is a cofounder of No Labels, an organization dedicated to promoting bipartisanship in politics. McKinnon... Read More →
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Steve Schmidt

Political Strategist
Schmidt is a veteran political strategist. He served as a top strategist for President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and in his administration as his deputy assistant. Schmidt also worked on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign; Woody Harrelson played him in the... Read More →
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Joyce White Vance

Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
Vance served as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during the Obama administration. She currently serves as a distinguished professor from practice at the University of Alabama School of Law and is a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News. Vance previously served as assistant... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701