Margaret Hoover

CNN Political Contributor and Author

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Hoover, a moderate Republican, connects with a new generation of Americans as she breathes new life and a fresh face into the GOP. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and a descendant of former President Herbert Hoover, Margaret is modernizing the often perceived as “stodgy” party with fresh ideas and an open mind for change including marriage equality for all and a robust foreign policy. She delights audiences with her prominent family history and delves into the dynamic legacy of her great grandfather as a humanitarian and pioneer of the international nongovernmental organization.

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About Margaret Hoover

  • Host of “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover.”
  • Best-selling author of American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party, Hoover discusses how the Republican party can seize on the votes of Millennials.
  • As a CNN and Fox Contributor Hoover provides a ‘State of the State’ on Washington politics and the fate of both parties at the polling booths.
  • A lifelong Republican, Hoover explains how many of the social policies of the GOP, mainly opposition to marriage equality, are holding back the party from further advancement.

Margaret Hoover is a best-selling author and host of SiriusXM’s daily show Get It Right with Margaret Hoover which features pop-culture, entertainment and politics. She is the host of “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” on PBS. The show aims to renew the tradition of Firing Line for a new generation, offering a rigorous exchange of opinion with fresh voices addressing the challenges facing our democracy. A CNN political contributor, LGBT activist, and veteran of the Bush Administration White House, Margaret is passionate about modernizing the Republican Party.  In her bestselling book, American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party (Crown Forum, July 2011), Hoover challenges the GOP to modernize in order to connect with the millennial generation, Hoover is the President of American Unity Fund, an organization that works for full freedom and equality for LGBT Americans by working with conservative legislators and leaders.  She also serves on the boards of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the Hoover Presidential Foundation.  Previously as a Fox News personality, Ms. Hoover starred for four years on The O’Reilly Factor’s highest rated segment, “Culture Warrior” and is regular guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, CNN.com and FoxNews.com. Actress Cynthia Nixon recently said that Margaret “appeals to the pragmatism of the millennial generation, she believes constitutionally guaranteed rights ought to transcend left versus right, and Democrat versus Republican, and she does so with savvy, skill and style.”

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  • American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party
  • Herbert Hoover: The Dynamic Legacy of a True Humanitarian

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