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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.

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Episode 68: The aftermath of Charlottesville

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POLITICO reporters discuss the political upset over Trump's statements on Charlottesville, the results of Alabama's special Senate race and the shifting map of power in the West Wing.

34 Min

Aug 18, 2017

Episode 67: Fire and fury

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POLITICO reporters discuss tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons, Trump's shrinking support among registered voters and how John Kelly's first two weeks as White House chief of staff are going.

38 Min

Aug 11, 2017

Episode 66: It’s Trump’s party now

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POLITICO reporters discuss Trump's new immigration proposal, the reelection implications for Arizona Senator Jeff Flake after his criticism of President Trump and the upcoming Alabama Senate special election.

44 Min

Aug 4, 2017

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50 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Live from Politicon in Pasadena, California, POLITICO reporters discuss Trump's constantly rotating staff in the West Wing, the recent failure of the Senate healthcare bill and major winners and losers from Trump's presidency.

32 min
Jul 28, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Trump's bullying of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the transgender military policy he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning

43 min
Jul 21, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Republican party's health care strategy, how the Trump administration could accomplish broad sweeping tax reform...

39 min
Jul 14, 2017
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POLITICO reporters dive into Donald Trump Jr.'s emails and the legal implications, how Republicans are balancing the varying health care demands within the party...

26 min
Jul 7, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the number of Republican Senate candidates that have decided not to actually run for Senate in 2018 and ...

42 min
Jun 30, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Senate GOP health care plan negotiations, the number of public laws enacted this year by the Republican-controlled Congress and President Trump...

43 min
Jun 23, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Republican Congresswoman-elect Karen Handel's victory in Georgia, calls for Nancy Pelosi to step down after Republicans successfully deployed her as a bogeyman in that Georgia race...

44 min
Jun 16, 2017
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POLITICO reporters cover the shooting in Virginia that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a practice for the Republican congressional baseball team, megadonors gathering with President Donald Trump’s legislative director

41 min
Jun 8, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Comey Senate Intelligence Committee testimony, the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia and the special election runoff in Georgia.

39 min
Jun 2, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Paris climate agreement, the FBI turning their focus on Jared Kushner's Russian dealings and what's to come for Congress as the August recess quickly approaches.

39 min
May 26, 2017
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POLITICO reporters tackle President Trump's first foreign trip, the $4.1 trillion dollar budget and the Montana special election results.

43 min
May 19, 2017
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POLITICO reporters break down the 3 huge, separate-yet-linked stories: Trump’s meeting with top Russian officials last week, former FBI Director James Comey's memo indicating that President Trump asked him...

41 min
May 12, 2017
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POLITICO reporters do a deep dive into President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey - examining the implications for the bureau, why the president chose this moment and how Democrats are reacting.

47 min
May 5, 2017
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POLITICO reporters tackle the House's Obamacare repeal bill, Sen. Jim DeMint's sudden exit from the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation and rising number of congressional members calling it quits.

43 min
Apr 28, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the White House's latest health care push, strategies for the administration's impending tax cut effort and the future of the Democratic party.

42 min
Apr 21, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff's performance in Georgia’s special House primary, the amount of money President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and what Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News means for the network.

40 min
Apr 14, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss more special elections, President Donald Trump’s ideological flexibility, and what things look like for his administration as its first 100 days come to a close soon.

44 min
Apr 7, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff's fundraising in the Georgia special election, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's departure from the National Security Council and GOP lawmakers' priorities for the rest of 2017.

36 min
Mar 31, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the House Freedom Caucus's strategy going forward, the latest on Devin Nunes and his intelligence reports and the impending Senate clash over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.

47 min
Mar 24, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Republican divide over Obamacare repeal in the House, Intel chair Devin Nunes' wiretap claims, and how global populism is manifesting in France.

42 min
Mar 17, 2017
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The POLITICO nerds discuss Donald Trump's approval rating according to a new Fox News' poll, the number of senate Democrats that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch needs to avoid getting stuck in a filibuster and more.

45 min
Mar 10, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Republicans' strategy for passing a health care bill through the House, how the Trump White House is handling allegations of Russian ties, and how the new president is faring 50 days into the administration.

43 min
Mar 3, 2017
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POLITICO reporters talk President Trump's joint sessions address, the Republicans' Obamacare repeal and replace strategy, and the future of the Democratic party following Tom Perez's DNC chair win.

49 min
Feb 17, 2017
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POLITICO reporters dive into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation after only 25 days, President Trump's 77-minute press conference and who's in the lead in the race to become DNC chair.

46 min
Feb 10, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Saturday Night Live's satirization of the Trump administration, cabinet secretaries' controversial confirmations and Elizabeth Warren's quashed floor speech.

47 min
Feb 3, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the immigration executive order and the protests that followed, and the GOP’s margin for error on the Betsy DeVos confirmation.

51 min
Jan 27, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump's first week as president, including his upcoming Supreme Court pick, his illegal voting claims and how Democrats are planning on fighting back.

46 min
Jan 20, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss expected themes of Donald Trump's inaugural address, the lack of under-secretaries named at the Defense and State departments, and Trump's favorability numbers.

48 min
Jan 13, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss BuzzFeed's decision to publish the Trump dossier, the biggest news to come out of Donald Trump's Wednesday press conference and Rex Tillerson's rocky hearing on the Hill.

42 min
Jan 6, 2017
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POLITICO reporters discuss the confirmation hearings hitting the Hill, PEOTUS's upcoming press conference and which Democrats voted against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.

36 min
Dec 23, 2016
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POLITICO reporters discuss Hillary Clinton's final vote count, Donald Trump's private security contracting, transition team vetting and the president-elect's unexpected off the record gathering in Mar-A-Lago.

47 min
Dec 16, 2016
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POLITICO reporters discuss the Electoral College confusion, how Donald Trump's favorability numbers will affect his presidency and the latest cabinet appointments - including Rex Tillerson.

34 min
Dec 9, 2016
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POLITICO reporters discuss Ivanka Trump's interest in environmental issues, the percentage of voters who had a more favorable view of Trump after the Carrier deal and how Democrats can begin to rebuild their leadership.

41 min
Dec 2, 2016
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POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump's cabinet picks thus far, the ratio of the president-elect's at-the-mic statements to tweets, hints of 2018 and what to expect from Congress.

41 min
Nov 18, 2016
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POLITICO’s Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland and Katie Glueck answer listeners' questions about the 2016 election.

52 min
Nov 11, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Hadas Gold discuss what the pollsters got wrong and how the media should course correct.

21 min
Nov 9, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian and Scott Bland react to the news that Donald Trump won the 2016 election, and dive into how the pollsters and media got it so wrong.

33 min
Nov 8, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian and Scott Bland discuss the key counties to watch on Election Day, Donald Trump's path to 270, exit polls and Congressional race predictions.

60 min
Nov 4, 2016
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This week: The latest FBI Clinton email probe, October surprises' impact, Trump's path to victory and what we've learned from this divisive campaign cycle.

49 min
Oct 28, 2016
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This week: Early voting, the Trump campaign's fundraising strategy as Election Day approaches and the down-ballot effect.

42 min
Oct 21, 2016
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This week: Donald Trump's assertion that he may not honor the election results, the percentage of Republicans Trump is winning and what early voting results tell us.

55 min
Oct 14, 2016
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This week: the Trump tape fallout, how Trump's unconventional campaign is affecting down-ballot races and what John Podesta's emails in the latest Wikileaks dump reveal.

44 min
Oct 7, 2016
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This week: Donald Trump's taxes, the VP debate and what Governor Pence's strong performance means for the Trump campaign, the latest polling in Ohio and what impact Gary Johnson is having.

44 min
Sep 29, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ha…

50 min
Sep 22, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Hadas Gold…

33 min
Sep 15, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Sc…

46 min
Sep 8, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokol…

37 min
Sep 1, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokol…

49 min
Aug 25, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokol…

48 min
Aug 18, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts and Scott Bland interv…

48 min
Aug 11, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, El…

44 min
Aug 4, 2016
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POLITICO’s Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stok…

34 min
Jul 29, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

31 min
Jul 21, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

29 min
Jul 20, 2016
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41 min
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Sc…

41 min
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, El…

50 min
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

38 min
Jun 23, 2016
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POLITICO’s Susan Glasser, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken …

37 min
Jun 16, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

40 min
Jun 9, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

38 min
Jun 3, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

33 min
May 26, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

33 min
May 20, 2016
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POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ke…

32 min
May 12, 2016
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