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American Carnage: Tim Alberta

Politico's chief political correspondent Tim Alberta joins Major for chicken wings and a burger at Circa in DC, and a conversation about President Trump's "hostile takeover" of a weakened party that had it coming. Alberta, who's out with a new book American Carnage, explains how this week's "go back" controversy amounts to a microcosm of that takeover.

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Daniel Peebles

"The Takeout" is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett. Listeners can expect context and analysis of the week's political news in a casual format that allows for expanded conversation with a newsmaker. Each episode is recorded over a meal at a Washington, D.C. restaurant.  

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Producers: Arden Farhi, Katiana Krawchenko, Alex Zuckerman, Jamie Benson, Sara Cook and Grace Segers.

The Takeout archives: 

Episode 130 (July 19, 2019): Tim Alberta at Circa Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 130 (July 12, 2019): Glen Johnson at Cafe Milano Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 129 (July 4, 2019): Eric O'Neill at Pizza Paradiso Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 128 (June 28, 2019): Suzanne Maloney at Bistro Bis Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 127 (June 21, 2019): Brad Parscale at Amway Arena Audio | Video

Episode 126 (June 14, 2019): Marianne Williamson at Estuary Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 125 (June 7, 2019: Tom Perez at City Tap Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 124 (May 31, 2019: Janet Napolitano at Tenley Bar and Grill Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 123 (May 24, 2019: Tony Schwartz at ViceVersa | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 122 (May 17, 2019): Jessica Yellin at Kingbird | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 121 (May 10, 2019): Mick Mulvaney at Martin's | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 120 (May 3, 2019): Ed O'Keefe at Meiwah Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 119 (April 26, 2019): Jack Reed at District Taco Audio | Video

Episode 118 (April 19, 2019): Robert Wilkie at Georgia Brown's  | Audio | Extra Video

Episode 117 (April 12, 2019): Todd Young at The Dubliner  | Audio | Extra Video

Episode 116 (April 5, 2019): Jessica Ann Tyson, Monica Sparks at Cafe Deluxe | Audio | Extra | Video 

Episode 115 (March 29, 2019): Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow at Bistro Bis | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 114 (March 22, 2019): Jennifer Wexton at Firehook Bakery | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 113 (March 15, 2019): Chris Coons at The Dubliner  | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 112 (March 8, 2019): Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 111 (March 1, 2019): Viet No-Deal: CBS News at Trump-Kim Summit  | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 110 (February 22, 2019): Jung Pak at Pizza Paradiso  | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 109 (February 15, 2019): Jason Rezaian on his new book, "Prisoner"  | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 108 (February 8, 2019): Rick Scott at Cuba Libre | Audio | ExtraVideo 

Episode 107 (February 1, 2019): Superbowl Extravaganza | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 106 (January 25, 2019): Barry Black at The Dubliner | Audio | ExtraVideo 

Episode 105 (January 18, 2019): Donna Shalala at Pete's Diner | Audio | Extra Video 

Episode 104 (January 11, 2019): Mike Braun at McDonalds  | Audio | Extra Video 

Episode 103 (January 4, 2019): Doris Kearns Goodwin at Cafe du Parc | Audio | Extra Video

Episode 102 (December 28, 2018): Michael Morell and Karen Attiah at Ris Audio | Extra Video

Episode 101 (December 21, 2018): Mac Thornberry at Due South | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 100 (December 14, 2018): David Bonior at Agua 301  Audio | ExtraVideo 

Episode 99 (December 7, 2018): Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie

at Shaw All Purpose Pizza | Audio | Extra | Video 

Episode 98 (November 30, 2018): Frank Sharry at Taberna Del Alabardero | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 97 (November 23, 2018):  Mark Leibovich and Eric Winston at Meiwah | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 96 (November 16, 2018): Will Durst in New York live | Audio | Extra | Video  

Episode 95 (November 9, 2018): Kim Darroch at the British Embassy | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 94 (November 2, 2018): Caitlin Conant at Cafe Deluxe | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 93 (October 26, 2018): Heather Wilson at Pete's Diner | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 92 (October 19, 2018): Christopher Krebs at Firefly | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 91 (October 12, 2018): Joni Ernst at Uno Pizzeria and Grill | Audio | ExtraVideo

Episode 90 (October 5, 2018): Neil deGrasse Tyson at Tupelo Honey | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 89 (September 28, 2018): Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan, at Busboys and Poets | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 88 (September 21, 2018): Major Garrett on his book, Mr. Trump's Wild Ride at City Tap House | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 87 (September 14, 2018): Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, at All Purpose Pizzeria | Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 86 (September 7, 2018): director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Kelly McKeague The Smith | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 85 (August 31, 2018): The Super Especial of Takeout Especiales Audio | Extra | Video

Episode 84 (August 24, 2018): Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, having Rocklands BBQ on Chris Perez's back deck in Bethesda, Maryland | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 83 (August 17, 2018):  Chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino at Café Deluxe | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 82 (August 10, 2018): Former head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and current president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Vanita Gupta at Supra | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 81 (August 3, 2018): CBS News Director of Elections and Surveys Anthony Salvanto at Meiwah | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 80 (July 27, 2018): Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, at Rosa Mexicano | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 79 (July 20, 2018): U.S. Diplomatic Correspondent for Reuters Warren Strobel at  Bread and ChocolateAudio | extra | Video

Episode 78 (July 13, 2018):  national security correspondent for The New York Times David Sanger at RARE Steakhouse | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 77 (July 6, 2018):  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at The Dubliner | Audio | extra | Video

Episode 76 (June 29, 2018):  Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, at Trusty's | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 75 (June 22, 2018): White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Chairman Kevin Hassett at Edgar Bar and Kitchen | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 74 (June 15, 2018): North Korea experts Duyeon Kim and Robert Carlin at The Butcher's Kitchen in Singapore | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 73 (June 8, 2018):  former Mexican President Vicente Fox at Tredici Enoteca | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 72 (June 1, 2018):  former CIA senior analyst and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Sue Mi Terry at Pennsylvania 6 | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 71 (May 25, 2018):  Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries Karen Durham-Aguilera "KDA" at Honeysuckle | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 70 (May 18, 2018):  former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden at Casa Luca | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 69 (May 11, 2018): Belgian Ambassador Dirk Wouters at B Too | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 68 (May 4, 2018):  White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short at Bread and Chocolate | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 67 (April 27, 2018):  Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon at Carmine's | Audio | extraVideo

Episode 66 (April 20, 2018):  author Mark Penn at Bistro Bis | Audio | Video

Episode 65 (April 13, 2018):  former governor of Virgnia Terry McAuliffe at i RicciAudio | Video

Episode 64 (April 6, 2018):  actor and activist  Danny Glover at Dirty Habit Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 63 (March 30, 2018):  Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, at Pete's Diner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 62 (March 23, 2018):  Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, at District Taco | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 61 (March 16, 2018):  National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Stivers at Trattoria Alberto | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 60 (March 9, 2018): Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan at the DCCC headquarters | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 59 (March 2, 2018): Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at Ris | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 58 (February 23, 2018): Center for Strategic and International Studies' senior vice president Jim Lewis at Edgar Bar and Kitchen | Audio | Audio extra Video

Episode 57 (February 16, 2018): Former CIA Analyst, Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at the Brookings Institution Jung Pak at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 56 (February 9, 2018): Director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci at Tastee DinerAudio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 55 (February 2, 2018): Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, at Trattoria AlbertoAudio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 54 (January 26, 2018): Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, at The SmithAudio | Audio extra Video

Episode 53 (January 19, 2018): President Trump's attorney Ty Cobb, at Dirty Habit Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 52 (January 12, 2018): POLITICO Playbook's Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, at District Taco | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 51 (January 5, 2018): Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Maryland, at Café DeluxeAudioAudio extraVideo

Episode 50 (December 29, 2017): Arden Farhi and Major Garrett at Dirty HabitAudioAudio extra Video

Episode 49 (December 22, 2017): Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, at Bistro BisAudioAudio extraVideo

Episode 48 (December 15, 2017): Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Washington, at Tortilla Coast | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 47 (December 8, 2017): Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and deputy campaign manager David Bossie at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 46 (December 1, 2017): CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and moderator of "Face the Nation" John Dickerson at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 45 (November 24, 2017): American Beverage Association President/CEO Susan Neely at The University Club | Audio | Audio extra | Video  

Episode 44 (November 17, 2017): Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge at Edgar | Audio | Audio extra | Video 

Episode 43 (November 10, 2017): CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin on Medal of Honor recipients, Cafe Bonaparte | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 42 (November 3, 2017): Former U.S. prosecutors John Wood and Julie Myers Wood at Cafe Deluxe - West End | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 41 (October 27, 2017): Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Massachusetts, at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 40 (October 20, 2017): Energy Secretary Rick Perry at Energy Department / Dunkin Donuts | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 39 (October 13, 2017): Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 38 (October 6, 2017): "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee at the CBS Broadcast Center cafeteria | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 37 (September 29, 2017): 2020 presidential candidate Rep. John Delaney, D-Maryland, at Rosa Mexicano | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Special Edition (September 27, 2017): "48 Hours" Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky at the CBS Broadcast Center cafeteria | Audio

Episode 36 (September 22, 2017): Former Homeland Security Adviser Fran Townsend at the offices of MacAndrews and Forbes | Audio | Audio extraVideo

Episode 35 (September 15, 2017): Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney at The Tombs | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 34 (September 8, 2017): RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 33 (September 1, 2017): CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin at Duke's GroceryAudio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 32 (August 25, 2017): Author, playwright, broadcaster Janet Langhart Cohen at Old Ebbitt Grill | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 31 (August 18, 2017): Former Defense Secretary William Cohen at Nopa Kitchen and Bar | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 30 (August 11, 2017): Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh at Old Ebbitt Grill | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 29 (August 4, 2017): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 28 (July 28, 2017): Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts, at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 27 (July 21, 2017): Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 26 (July 14, 2017): Political economist Mark Blyth at District Taco Dupont | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 25 (July 7, 2017): Rep. Ro Khanna, D-California, at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 24 (June 30, 2017): Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz at Quadrant Lounge | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 23 (June 23, 2017): Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips at Ris | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 22 (June 16, 2017): Former Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Maryland, at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video

Episode 21 (June 9, 2017): CBS News' Steven Portnoy and Paula Reid at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 20 (June 2, 2017): Comedian Frank Caliendo at Tredici Enoteca | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 19 (May 26, 2017): CSIS foreign policy expert Heather Conley at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 18 (May 19, 2017): Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, at Bistro Bis | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 17 (May 12, 2017): Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, at 701 Restaurant | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 16 (May 5, 2017): CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues at Ris | Audio | Audio extra

Special White House Correspondents' Dinner Open Mic (May 1, 2017): Various guests including former CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash, former White House press secretary Josh Earnest and actor Alan Ruck | Audio

Episode 15 (April 28, 2017): Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Republik Kolache takeout in Hurd's Capitol Hill office | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 14 (April 21, 2017): Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina at Station 4 | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 13 (April 14, 2017): CBS News' Bob Schieffer and Nancy Cordes at Tredici Enoteca | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 12 (April 7, 2017): Committee for a Responsible Budget president Maya MacGuineas at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 11 (March 31, 2017): Emily's List president Stephanie Schriock at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 10 (March 24, 2017): Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, at Kelly's Irish Times | Audio | Audio extra

Episode 9 (March 17, 2017): Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, at Bullfeathers | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 8 (March 10, 2017): "Freakonomics" co-author Stephen Dubner at Dubliner | Audio | Audio extra 

Episode 7 (March 3, 2017): Former presidential speechwriters Jonathan Horn and Cody Keenan at Riggsby | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 6 (February 24, 2017): CBS News White House Correspondent Margaret Brennan, Chop't takeout in CBS News' White House booth | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 5 (February 17, 2017): CBS News' Jeff Pegues and Paula Reid at Meiwah | Audio | Audio extra 

Episode 4 (February 10, 2017): Former Hillary Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri at Nopa Kitchen and Bar | Audio | Audio extra | Video clip

Episode 3 (February 3, 2017): CBS News Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford and Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino at Casa Luca | Audio | Video clip

Episode 2 (January 27, 2017): NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith at Meiwah | Audio | Video clip

Episode 1 (January 20, 2017): Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at Meiwah | Audio | Video clip