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We take you inside POLITICO, where journalists break news, work sources and pull back the curtain on politics and policy. Fast. Short. Daily.

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We take you inside POLITICO, where journalists break news, work sources and pull back the curtain on politics and policy. Fast. Short. Daily.

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English


Episodes

How Operation Warp Speed left the world waiting for a vaccine

12/2/2021
U.S. officials bet on Novavax to provide a shot that could easily be shipped overseas. But its manufacturing problems have left global distributors without enough shots for poor and middle-income countries. POLITICO's Erin Banco reports.

Duration:00:12:23

Presenting Global Insider: Belarus’ opposition leader on fighting the Lukashenko regime from exile

12/1/2021
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a former teacher and self-described housewife catapulted to run for president of Belarus when her candidate husband was arrested in 2020. Even in exile after the disputed election, she’s the biggest threat against strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s hold over Belarus. She has captivated Belarusians with her campaign for democracy and been nominated for the Nobel Prize. POLITICO’s Ryan Heath asks Tsikhanouskaya about how she plans to corral the international...

Duration:00:23:09

The edge of legalization, part two: Ripe for corruption

11/30/2021
By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states have unintentionally created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. POLITICO's Mona Zhang reports. This episode is the second in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws. This episode originally aired in May 2021. Mona Zhang is POLITICO's states cannabis policy reporter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO...

Duration:00:11:13

The edge of legalization, part one: Border weed

11/29/2021
Welcome to Ontario, Oregon, home of the tater tot — and now, a massive marijuana market for customers crossing the Idaho border. POLITICO's Natalie Fertig explains how the tiny town border town of 11,000 people became one of America's cannabis capitals — and what it means for other towns as weed legalization spreads. This episode is the first in a two-part series on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization laws. This episode originally aired in May 2021. Natalie Fertig is...

Duration:00:14:58

Presenting Playbook Deep Dive: Kiss your swing districts goodbye

11/26/2021
Gerrymandering: Depending on where you stand, it’s either the cause of, or solution to, many of America’s political problems. Here’s what that fight looks like — from the outside looking in, and from the inside looking out. Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza dives into the subject with GOP strategist (and former gerrymanderer) Jeff Timmer, Common Cause North Carolina executive director Bob Phillips and Politico’s Ally Mutnick. Jeff Timmer is a senior advisor for the Lincoln Project. Bob Phillips...

Duration:00:34:10

A dreadful December of deadlines

11/24/2021
Funding the federal government. Preventing a default on the national debt. Voting on Build Back Better. Congress has a lot to do in one month. POLITICO’s Nicholas Wu reports. Plus, the Biden administration asks a court to lift an order halting its vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers. And a bipartisan group of senators asks for cannabis banking provisions in the defense spending bill. Nicholas Wu is a Congress reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch....

Duration:00:10:13

Covid’s comeback

11/23/2021
Covid cases are once again rising, and holidays are just around the corner. POLITICO’s Dan Goldberg reports. Plus, the White House says about 95 percent of federal workers have complied with their vaccine mandate. And a congressional committee investigating the Trump administration’s Covid response wants to question former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. Dan Goldberg is a deputy health editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer...

Duration:00:11:14

The decision Biden can’t make

11/22/2021
President Joe Biden has been wrestling for weeks with whether to reappoint the current chair of the Federal Reserve or pick someone new. But he just can’t seem to pull the trigger. POLITICO’s Jonathan Lemire reports. Plus, White House adviser Brian Deese says he’s optimistic the Senate will pass President Biden's social spending legislation. And Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says federal vaccine mandates will not impact holiday travel. Jonathan Lemire is POLITICO's White House...

Duration:00:12:13

Presenting Playbook Deep Dive: Cat and Mouse

11/19/2021
It’s one of the most demanding jobs in Washington journalism: tracking down a lawmaker who’s in the news but doesn’t necessarily want to talk. For the Congress press corps, scoring that story-making quote might mean standing on a marble staircase for hours — if the senator or representative decides to talk at all. Playbook co-author Rachael Bade takes us inside the Capitol Hill media “scrum” — as reporters like CNN’s Manu Raju reveal their tricks of the trade… and former Senator Jeff Flake...

Duration:00:22:16

You get a booster! You get a booster!

11/18/2021
Federal officials are preparing to expand access to extra shots. And some states are already moving ahead. POLITICO’s Adam Cancryn reports. Plus, Republicans overtake Democrats in voter registration in Florida. And the Pentagon rushes to combat rising housing and food costs for troops. Adam Cancryn is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio....

Duration:00:11:59

Why gas prices are up

11/17/2021
Republicans are pinning the price at the pump on Biden. But as POLITICO’s Ben Lefebvre reports, it’s a bit more complicated. Plus, Pfizer asks the FDA for emergency use authorization of its Covid pill. And the Senate confirms a key USDA climate official. Ben Lefebvre is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior...

Duration:00:11:05

From BIF to BIL

11/16/2021
The bipartisan infrastructure framework is now the bipartisan infrastructure law. POLITICO’s Tanya Snyder breaks down what the new funding will and won’t do. Plus, the CBO plans to score Biden’s social spending bill by Friday. And Florida moves forward with a rule banning school mask mandates and quarantine requirements. Tanya Snyder is a transportation reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament...

Duration:00:11:15

The fallout from COP26

11/15/2021
Nearly 200 countries are endorsing a new agreement to lower emissions. But a last-minute push by China and India weakened the deal and could hurt poorer nations. POLITICO's Lorraine Woellert reports. Plus, Treasury Secretary Yellen says Covid will determine when inflation eases. And Rep. Schiff says he thinks Steve Bannon’s indictment will lead others to comply with the Jan. 6 panel. Lorraine Woellert manages POLITICO's sustainability coverage. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch....

Duration:00:11:46

Presenting Playbook Deep Dive: The strategists who made the “Youngkin Republican”

11/12/2021
For the first time in 12 years, a Republican won the governorship in Virginia. And it wasn’t just any victory — to claim the seat, Glenn Youngkin had to beat Terry McAuliffe, former governor and Democratic royalty. In this special presentation of Playbook Deep Dive, Ryan Lizza digs into the narrow win with Youngkin campaign strategists Jeff Roe and Kristin Davison, and the mistakes they think McAuliffe’s campaign made. Plus, senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian on the significant places...

Duration:00:28:31

Vaccine mandates? Meet reality.

11/11/2021
From legal challenges to murky data on vaccination rates, federal mandates are facing turbulence. POLITICO’s Natasha Korecki reports. Plus, a virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is tentatively set for Nov. 15. And New Jersey’s most powerful state lawmaker concedes his reelection loss to a little-known Republican. Natasha Korecki is a White House Correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive...

Duration:00:12:05

A conversation with whistleblower Frances Haugen

11/10/2021
“The platform is out of control, and they haven’t invested in safety.” Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen sits down with POLITICO’s Mark Scott to talk about what it was like blowing the whistle on the tech giant. Plus, a government watchdog says 13 Trump officials violated the Hatch Act during the 2020 campaign. And the CBO says a score for Dems’ social spending bill could take weeks. Mark Scott is POLITICO's Chief Technology Correspondent. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch....

Duration:00:11:30

Soooo.. this is an economic recovery?

11/9/2021
Jobs numbers are great, and the economy is strengthening. But there’s also inflation. And supply chain problems. Oh, and a worker shortage. So what does all that add up to? POLITICO’s Megan Cassella reports. Plus, the Jan. 6 committee subpoenas several Trump allies. And the U.S. targets ransomware hackers with arrests, sanctions and payment seizures. Megan Cassella is an economic policy reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive...

Duration:00:11:18

Democrats in … array?

11/8/2021
They did it. The bipartisan infrastructure bill passed, and Dems’ massive spending plan is one step closer to reality. POLITICO’s Nicholas Wu reports. Plus, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says President Biden might tap into U.S. oil reserves amid rising prices. And Surgeon General Vivek Murthy defends the White House’s vaccine mandate. Nicholas Wu is a Congress reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio....

Duration:00:11:21

What happened in New Jersey?

11/5/2021
Democratic Governor Phil Murphy just barely won reelection, and a relatively unknown truck driver ousted the second most powerful lawmaker in the state. POLITICO New Jersey's Sam Sutton reports. Plus, Eric Adams plans to convert his first paychecks as mayor into Bitcoin. And the U.S. and the U.K. lead a pledge to end overseas oil and gas financing, but with big caveats. Sam Sutton is a reporter for POLITICO New Jersey. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the...

Duration:00:11:00

Get vaccinated or go home

11/4/2021
Some of the largest school districts in California are requiring kids to get vaccinated if they want to come in the classroom. POLITICO’s Mackenzie Mays reports. Plus, the Fed plans to start pulling the plug on its massive economic aid. And the DOJ seeks its toughest Jan. 6 sentence yet. Mackenzie Mays is an education reporter for POLITICO California. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer...

Duration:00:11:25