Tenuous and Surprising Political Alliances
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.010
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin Texas

New York Magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti details in The Long Alliance the publicly perceived “bromantic” relationship between presidents Obama and Biden—a relationship that has long been rockier and more complicated than meets the eye. In Uniting America, longtime reporter Peter Shinkle tells the story of a crucial bipartisan decision in America’s history: FDR and two Republicans he appointed to his cabinet during World War II, an alliance that surprised and shocked many. Join Debenedetti and Shinkle as they shine new light on these West Wing relationships.

Moderator: Mike Clark-Madison, Austin Chronicle news editor and metro columnistGabriel Debenedetti, Peter Shinkle, The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama, Uniting America: How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II


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