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03.19.24

CONTROL Episode 9: Is Speaker Johnson Losing the Locker Room?

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

House Republicans are back from their retreat and CONTROL is back on shutdown watch. Hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller discuss the latest in the spending negotiations and if the […]

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03.12.24

CONTROL Episode 8: Taking a Break from Shutdown Watch

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

In a rare week without a shutdown deadline, hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller take stock of the latest appropriations negotiations and some other topics being discussed around the Hill, […]

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03.05.24

CONTROL Episode 7: Life After Mitch, Feat. the Washington Post’s Paul Kane

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

With Annalyse on vacation, Brendan Buck is at the controls during a busy week on Capitol Hill. First, following Senator Mitch McConnell’s announcement that he’s stepping down as Republican Leader, […]

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02.13.24

CONTROL Episode 5: Speaker Johnson Sets Up a Showdown with the Senate

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

With Speaker Johnson announcing he won’t put the Senate’s foreign aid bill on the House floor, hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller break down the looming showdown and what options […]

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05.03.24

CONTROL Episode 3: The Border Deal Hangs By A Thread

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

While Congress moves closer to an appropriations package, the prospect of an immigration deal is becoming more remote. Hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller are joined by NBC News’ Sahil […]

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01.16.24

Seven Letter Launches Season 2 of “CONTROL” Podcast

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

CONTROL is a podcast hosted by Seven Letter’s Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller, two veterans of Capitol Hill who now serve as communications strategists to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and […]

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05.18.23

CONTROL Episode 12: Dreaming About the Debt Ceiling Feat. Ali Vitali

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

As the possible nightmare scenario draws closer, hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller are joined by NBC News’ Ali Vitali to search for optimism in the debt ceiling negotiations. They […]

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05.31.23

CONTROL Episode 13: How to Whip the Debt Ceiling Vote Feat. Matt Bravo

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

We have a debt limit deal – but how many votes will it get? To answer that question, hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller are joined by Matt Bravo, former […]

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01.26.23

CONTROL Episode 10: Only Congress Can Avoid a Default Feat. Rohit Kumar

By Adam Abrams By Catherine Adamchak By Regina Anderson By Cate Biegun By Brendan Buck By Tim Burger By Robin Calleja By Scott Deitz By David Di Martino By Christine Dunn

The debt ceiling has been breached and the debate on Capitol Hill is just starting to unfold. Hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller are joined by PwC’s Rohit Kumar – […]

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