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<p>POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.</p>
News
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The two trillion dollar question
29 min
2
The political system vs. COVID-19
25 min
3
COVID-19 and the campaign trail
18 min
4
Mini Tuesday, Biden's not-so-mini wins
7 min
5
What we learned in a whirlwind 2020 week
22 min
6
Super Tuesday: Biden & Bernie blast off
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6 min
7
South Carolina: Biden his time all along
14 min
8
Mega! Primary! Preview!
28 min
9
Debate extra: When in doubt, shout!
11 min
10
Bernie hits the jackpot in Nevada
13 min
11
The art of the troll
22 min
12
Debate extra: They (really) don't like Mike
11 min
13
Justice Dept. drama? Roger that.
24 min
14
New Hampshire feels the Bern
13 min
15
Debate extra: How Pete took the pressure
10 min
16
Breakfast at Bernie's
14 min
17
Trump on trial: Acquitted
9 min
18
Iowa: We're in this for the long haul
11 min
19
Trump on trial: End times
7 min
20
5 things to watch before the Iowa caucuses
22 min
21
Trump on trial: Is the end near?
7 min
22
Trump on trial: It's question time
7 min
23
Trump on trial: the defense rests
7 min
24
Trump on trial: Bolton's room where it happened
8 min
25
Trump on trial: TiVo and tweetin'
7 min
26
A 'slap fight' and a court fight
22 min
27
Trump on trial: Un-Schiff-ting strategy
6 min
28
Trump on trial: Senate factions
7 min
29
Trump on trial: Mitch McConnell
5 min
30
How to run an impeachment trial
34 min
31
Sanders, Warren and the great debate over how t...
9 min
32
Iran conflict shakes Washington
34 min
33
Four decades in politics - what's next?
28 min
34
Back next week!
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Klobuchar strikes Buttigieg in fight for center
29 min
36
Debate week day 4: Moderating
14 min
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Debate week day 3: Playbook in LA
11 min
38
Debate week day 2: The making of
7 min
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Debate week day 1: You didn't answer my question
19 min
40
A nightmare December and a 2020 tiff
28 min
41
Digging into Kamala's downfall and the demograp...
31 min
42
Prospective 'first gentlemen' on the campaign t...
16 min
43
What we learned in the impeachment hearings
28 min
44
A can't-we-all-get-along debate
7 min
45
The 2020 party crashers
26 min
46
Remember remember the fifth of November: breaki...
30 min
47
Ironman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
18 min
48
Political nightmares and peering into the future
29 min
49
Money in the bank and the latest on impeachment
30 min
50
Warren gets the front-runner treatment
The Massachusetts Senator was the focus of criticism from fellow Democrats at the DNC presidential debate Tuesday.
11 min
51
Senator, is your refrigerator running? Sen. Gra...
41 min
52
Impeachment and Iowa
Nancy Cook and Ben Weyl take us inside Trump's impeachment bunker and Pelosi's war room - plus all things 2020 and Iowa.
30 min
53
The moment that impeachment got real
Hear Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) reflect candidly -- and emotionally -- about the weight of the impeachment fight.
29 min
54
Trump's Turnberry resort and a zombie impeachme...
Air Force crews have stayed overnight at President Trump's Scottish resort Turnberry up to 40 times. What's the backstory?
32 min
55
Breaking down Castro vs Biden
Julian Castro took a big swing at Joe Biden in this week's Democratic debate. What's the backstory?
37 min
56
Not the debate that climate activists wanted
26 min
57
Nerdcast bonus: The presidential race enters a ...
29 min
58
Dem campaigns get desperate after debate shutout
22 min
59
Trump team braces donors for potential recession
The White House is weighing cuts to corporate and payroll taxes, among other measures, to cushion the U.S. economy if an election-year recession hits
22 min
60
Trump finally tries the patience of Evangelicals
A Trump-supporting West Virginia state senator who represents many evangelicals got three phone calls from constituents complaining about Trump’s profanity after a recent rally.
24 min
61
Is Joe Biden’s brother the next Billy Carter?
27 min
62
The post-debate state of the race
19 min
63
Dissecting a moment: Booker piles on Biden
8 min
64
'You're wrong' vs. 'I'm right': Sanders and War...
9 min
65
2020 Dems prepare to come out swinging in this ...
12 min
66
Democrats plot a post-Mueller strategy
There's a surprising reason some Democrats support impeachment.
23 min
67
Is the Democratic field about to shrink?
25 min
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AMERICAN CARNAGE: On the Front Lines of the Rep...
10 min
69
Does conventional wisdom have it wrong on Sande...
26 min
70
Two Supreme Court decisions, explained
The Supreme Court ruled that the path to put a citizenship question on the census was "contrived." How'd they get there?
30 min
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How Harris made her moment against Biden
7 min
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Dissecting a moment: Elizabeth Warren on Medica...
9 min
73
Centrist Dems are warming up to Warren. That's ...
A group that once spent their time eviscerating Warren is now warming up to the candidate.
28 min
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Will FDR comparisons connect Bernie with older ...
Sanders has been struggling to build a relationship with older voters. His campaign thinks FDR comparisons could help.
33 min
75
Trick or Trade and the 2020 Electoral Map
27 min
76
New Dem debate criteria has candidates miffed
The candidates aren't happy, but that's showbiz, baby.
31 min
77
How the 2020 Democratic candidates are preparin...
There's still 9 months until showtime, but democratic candidates are already staffing up areas they predict will be weak spots.
25 min
78
Democrats want a progressive in the White House...
Joe Biden has been touting a new plan on the trail this week that pundits have absolutely trashed. But voters might actually love it.
26 min
79
'It's definitely causing stress': New DNC debat...
Candidates might be meeting the required polling numbers, but they're having trouble reaching the required 65,000 individual donors.
33 min
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How Trump warmed up to AG Barr
Any uncertainty the president had about the attorney general seems to have vanished.
27 min
81
With 20 candidates 'you're going to have a lot ...
Joe Biden's announcement is the last of the big announcements we’re expecting from Democrats running for president. With 20 candidates in the race, what happens now?
29 min
82
The Mueller report lands. Now it's Congress's turn
Will it be impeachment hearings in all but name?
15 min
83
Will the purge at DHS scare people into acting?
Immigration hard-liners are ascendant at the White House. What does it mean for people trying to enter the U.S., and for the president politically?
31 min
84
Where do you draw the line between friendly gra...
What might have been seen as normal behavior in the past is not welcome in the present. How will Biden handle the change?
22 min
85
'It felt really different at the White House th...
Donald Trump is on the offensive after Robert Mueller clears his campaign of coordinating with Russia in 2016. So how are Democrats in Congress dealing with it?
21 min
86
Does the 'candidate next door' stand a chance?
The popularity of national celebrity candidates — think Bernie and Beto — has created a challenge for candidates aiming for a more down home feel.
23 min
87
Beto is in. Now what?
No one has successfully gone from U.S. representative to president since James Garfield. Beto O'Rourke thinks he can.
27 min
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For the time being, Bernie's got his groove back
This campaign season, Senator Sanders is a front runner. Will he be able to maintain his status as a top candidate?
27 min
89
Cohen testimony renews impeachment speculation
President Trump's former fixer spent hours fixating the American public during his testimony on Wednesday. Did his testimony reveal anything new?
28 min
90
Bernie is back — and backed — bigly
Guess who's back!? back again!? Bernie's back.
22 min
91
These are the 2020 Democrats who Trump is worri...
With the field of Democrats running for president growing more crowded each week, the Trump re-election effort has started to zero in on three of them. Plus, what the fight over the wall tells us about the fights Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats will have over the next two years.
29 min
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Even more democrats are diving into the 2020 pool
Cory Booker announced last week and there are two anticipated announcements this weekend. How many more people are waiting in the wings?
23 min
93
Will 2020 be the battle of the billionaires?
Has Donald Trump set the standard rather than the exception as a wealthy presidential candidate?
24 min
94
As the shutdown drags on it is 'unclear what wi...
The White House hasn't been able to strike a deal with Congress to end the shutdown. It may come down to Mitch McConnell getting involved.
28 min
95
Looks like the shutdown could stretch into Febr...
Congress and the White House are giving early indications that they're in this for the long haul.
26 min
96
Three ways President Trump could get his wall
There are ways the president could get his wall without congressional approval. But it won't be pretty.
28 min
97
Possibility of a shutdown deal is at a 'total i...
The president and democrats haven't been able to come to an agreement, and with the new congress sworn in it doesn't look like things are going to get any easier.
27 min
98
Unpacking the government shutdown
The government is shutdown…and everyone seems pretty mellow about it. Why aren’t more people freaking out?
17 min
99
Examining Trump's grip on GOP leaders
The president has been able to get once resistant GOP party leaders to fall in line — but how?
28 min
100
Republicans are in a shutdown pickle
Hope for avoiding shutdown is evaporating.
28 min