20 Facts About Paul Begala


Paul Edward Begala was born on May 12,1961 and is an American political consultant and political commentator, best known as the former advisor to President Bill Clinton.


Paul Begala gained national prominence as part of the political consulting team Carville and Paul Begala, along with fellow Clinton advisor James Carville.


Paul Begala was a co-host on the political debate program Equal Time on MSNBC from 1999 to 2000, and a co-host on the similar debate program Crossfire on CNN from 2002 to 2005.


Paul Begala now appears regularly on CNN as a Democratic pundit.


Paul Begala is an Affiliated Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.


Paul Begala was born in New Jersey, to an Irish American mother, Margaret "Peggy", and a Hungarian American father, David Paul Begala.


Paul Begala was raised in Missouri City, Texas, where his father was an oil-field equipment salesman.


In 1979, Paul Begala graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas.


Paul Begala earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught briefly.


Paul Begala was declared the winner, following a ruling that imaginary characters could not hold the position.


Paul Begala later served as a counselor to the President in the Clinton White House, where he coordinated policy, politics, and communications.


Paul Begala later revealed he had favored his former client, Pennsylvania senator Harris Wofford, over Al Gore as Bill Clinton's running mate in the 1992 presidential election.


Paul Begala was a contributor to John F Kennedy, Jr.


From 1999 until its cancellation in 2000, Paul Begala co-hosted the political debate show Equal Time with Oliver North on MSNBC.


Paul Begala was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential primaries.


On January 12,2008, Paul Begala appeared on NPR's radio show Wait Wait.


Paul Begala won by answering two out of three questions correctly.


Paul Begala was a consultant in the service of mortgage lender Freddie Mac, an arrangement that ended in September 2008.


Paul Begala is currently a CNN political commentator and a research professor of public policy at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy.


Paul Begala is a member of the board of directors of Democratic Majority for Israel, an organization that promotes US-Israel cooperation and whose political arm, DMFI PAC, ran attack ads against Senator Bernie Sanders's candidacy before the 2020 presidential election.