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This is CQ Roll Call Policy and Politics, formerly CQ on Congress, which has all of the audio content from the CQ Roll Call newsroom.

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This is CQ Roll Call Policy and Politics, formerly CQ on Congress, which has all of the audio content from the CQ Roll Call newsroom.

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CQ Budget: Defense spending schism

6/10/2024
The House is set to pass a defense policy bill authorizing a 1 percent spending increase, but Senate Republicans are pushing for a bigger defense increase that would bust a budget cap set last year. CQ Roll Call's Caroline Coudriet and David Lerman preview the coming battle over defense spending and the legislative action in both chambers on their competing versions of the annual defense authorization bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:01

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Political Theater: Gathering in dark rooms: Sky Sitney on DC/DOX’s upcoming festival

6/4/2024
The DC/DOX Documentary Film Festival kicks off its second full festival this month, showcasing a diverse slate of non-fiction stories for a hungry audience in the nation’s capital. From politics, of course, to fashion, health, movie stars, the space program, there is a little bit of everything to choose from. There is also a very interesting constellation of films that concern aspects of the fallout from the 2020 election and the riot on January 6th, 2021 that sought to overturn the election results. We discuss that and more with Sky Sitney, co-founder of DC/DOX and a professor at Georgetown University’s Film and Media Studies Program. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:02

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CQ Budget: Appropriations sprint begins

6/3/2024
House leaders begin a two-month sprint this week to move all 12 of their GOP-backed fiscal 2025 spending bills across the floor before the August recess. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Aidan Quigley assess the obstacles to that goal, the potential impact of Donald Trump's felony convictions, and the primary election threat facing the new House Appropriations Committee chairman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:10

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Equal Time: Women’s Voices on Justice for Black Men

5/29/2024
“We Refuse to Be Silent: Women’s Voices on Justice for Black Men” is a just released collection of essays. Unfortunately, the need for such voices has been consistent and essential throughout America’s history. Thirty-five journalists, authors,, scholars, ministers, psychologists, counselors and others raise their voices – now, and until solutions are in place. Angela P. Dodson, the collection’s editor, is the author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” is the guest on this episode of Equal Time; she is joined by New Orleans-based journalist Lottie Joiner, one of the book’s contributors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:50

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CQ Budget: Food stamps fight

5/28/2024
An ideological fight over food stamp benefits threatens to derail the five-year farm bill reauthorization. CQ Roll Call agriculture reporter Olivia Bridges and host David Lerman discuss the partisan divide over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other major sticking points in farm bill negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:32

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Political Theater: Summertime, and the political news is busy

5/24/2024
Forget Hollywood blockbusters: This summer will be all about the politics. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we'll be witness to a criminal trial for a U.S. senator (oh, and a former president too), make-or-break Senate primaries, the political conventions, Supreme Court opinions on abortion and presidential immunity and much, much more. Inside Elections Deputy Editor Jacob Rubashkin drops by to help get us into the summer state of mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:51

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CQ Budget: Funding allocations trouble

5/20/2024
House appropriators kick off their annual markups this week while the House Armed Services Committee marks up its defense authorization bill. But a tight cap on defense spending has left defense hawks frustrated, and proposed cuts to nondefense spending have Democrats gearing up for a protracted battle. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Aidan Quigley and John M. Donnelly assess the fiscal 2025 House spending allocations and what they may mean for the appropriations process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:46

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Political Theater: Primary colors: Breaking down the latest congressional contests

5/15/2024
The races that will shape November's election continue to take shape now that we have primary results in Maryland, West Virginia and Nebraska, with consequences at the House, Senate and even presidential level. Roll Call elections analyst Nathan Gonzales discusses those races and his latest Inside Elections ratings changes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:16

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CQ Budget: Weapons freeze backlash

5/13/2024
The Biden administration decision to hold up a shipment of weapons to Israel has triggered an outcry from Republicans, as the House pushes a new bill to lift the freeze and hold some spending hostage. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn assess the latest on the Gaza war, House appropriations, the FAA bill and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:06

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Political Theater: How to get yourself on Roll Call's Most Vulnerable Incumbents list

5/8/2024
At Roll Call, we periodically update our list of most vulnerable senators and members of the House as we get closer to the election. It's a shifting list, and reflects a snapshot in political dynamics. So how does one land on the list? Roll Call campaign staff writers Daniela Altimari and Mary Ellen McIntire join the Political Theater podcast to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:55

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CQ Budget: Aviation bill dogfight

5/6/2024
Congress is scrambling to complete work this week on the Federal Aviation Administration bill before key authorities expire on May 10. But a push for amendments, including some with hefty price tags, is threatening to gum up the works. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Valerie Yurk outline the major obstacles to the five-year FAA bill and assess its prospects for passage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:18

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Political Theater: Jan. 6, 2021 and the people who will never forget

5/2/2024
There is no way to spin being beaten and bloodied and scared. The history of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 is still being written, which is an important and massive undertaking. Not everyone wants to talk about the bear spray and broken windows. But the new documentary “The Sixth” by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine gives a fresh voice to some of the people on the ground and in the line of fire that day: police officers, a journalist, a congressional staffer, and a member of Congress. The film is from their perspectives; it’s a sense of what it felt like to be there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:05

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CQ Budget: Earmarks culture war

4/29/2024
House Republicans are imposing new restrictions on earmarks as a partisan divide over cultural issues widens. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Aidan Quigley explain the latest battle over congressionally directed funding and what the changes mean for the appropriations process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:29

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CQ Budget: Politics of Ukraine aid

4/22/2024
The House finally broke a logjam that held up Ukraine aid for months, but a majority of Republicans voted against the aid and Speaker Mike Johnson's job is on the line as a result. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and John M. Donnelly assess the shifting politics over Ukraine and foreign policy in the Republican Party of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:30

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Political Theater: Meanwhile, in non-Trump, non-impeachment and non-speaker news

4/19/2024
This has been a momentous week for politics. Jury selection started in the criminal trial of former President Donald Trump. The Senate dispensed with impeachment articles against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. And the House considers a foreign aid package that has made Speaker Mike Johnson a target of his unhappy colleagues. But beyond those headlines: FEC filings show us who raised how much for 2024's election; runoffs in Alabama and another trial that could affect New Jersey races. Roll Call campaigns editor Herb Jackson walks joins the podcast to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:02

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CQ Budget: Johnson's conundrum

4/15/2024
Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., faces pressure from all sides after promising to take up an aid bill for Israel this week that may or may not include money for Ukraine. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Peter Cohn assess the embattled speaker's options on a national security supplemental spending package. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:54

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Equal Time: A reality check on crime and justice

4/15/2024
If it’s an election year, expect crime to be an issue. Candidates and parties draw conclusions with every headline, and exchange rhetoric that sheds more heat than light. But the history and reality of America’s criminal justice system is more complicated than a “tough on crime” slogan would indicate. The just published “Excessive Punishment: How the Justice System Creates Mass Incarceration” offers essays by scholars, advocates, those who have experienced incarceration and former law enforcement who make the case that public safety, justice, and fairness are not only compatible as goals, but they can and must be achieved together. Lauren-Brooke Eisen, the book’s editor, is the senior director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, where she leads the organization’s work to reduce America’s reliance on incarceration, is the author of Inside Private Prisons (Columbia, 2017) and a former prosecutor. She joins Equal Time to talk about why the book is especially timely in the present political climate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:51

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Political Theater: ‘Food, Inc. 2’ filmmakers provide plenty to chew on

4/11/2024
People feel so passionately about food that perhaps it is not a surprise it has yielded that rarest of things: A sequel to a documentary. The makers of 2008’s “Food, Inc.,” are, as the new movie’s tagline goes, back for seconds with “Food, Inc. 2,” a multi-layered look at the food industry, its farmers, workers, scientists, journalists and more. Co-directors Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo are here to talk about it, from soup to nuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:39

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CQ Budget: Tumultuous appropriations cycle

3/29/2024
Final fiscal 2024 appropriations came nearly six months late, left Republicans divided and bitter, triggered the ouster of a House speaker, and put a new speaker on notice that his own ouster could come next. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman and Aidan Quigley recap the drama of the just-completed appropriations cycle and assess what it means politically for a Ukraine aid package and fiscal 2025. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:21

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CQ Budget: Biden's budget dissected

3/25/2024
President Joe Biden's fiscal 2025 budget request offers up election-year domestic initiatives from child care to affordable housing while promising to reduce deficits from projected levels over the coming decade. CQ Roll Call's David Lerman, Aidan Quigley, Caitlin Reilly and Paul M. Krawzak dissect the budget request and its prospects in Congress in a webinar presentation for CQ subscribers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:38