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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.
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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts hosts a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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A brief announcement from BtB

12/21/2018
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Having spent the past two years covering the first half of Donald Trump’s presidency and the shifting political landscape outside D.C., co-hosts Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch announce the podcast will be going on hiatus as we recalibrate coverage in the new year for what will surely be a wild run-up to 2020. But as BtB takes a final bow for the moment, we celebrate the past two years the best way we know how: with an epic blooper reel.

Duration:00:08:01

The Republicans’ Way Forward, according to two of Trump’s advisors

12/6/2018
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On the finale of this special series, White House correspondent Anita Kumar sits down with Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, Republican operatives who worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and who recently released their second book, “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency.” They discuss what they call the “embedded enemies of Trump” in this administration; “November Ninth Club” staffers who waited until after the election to support the president...

Duration:00:32:35

The Republicans’ Way Forward, according to a former aide who’s been investigated by Congress

12/5/2018
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On today’s special episode, White House correspondent Anita Kumar sits down with Scott Jennings, a strategist who served as special assistant to President George W. Bush during the 2006 midterms, when Democrats took control of Congress, to talk about the political paralysis that could be in store for the Trump administration now that House Democrats once again have the power to investigate the White House, subpoena documents, and force officials to testify.

Duration:00:28:30

The Republicans’ Way Forward, according to a leader of an influential conservative group

12/4/2018
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On the first episode of this special series going inside the future of the Republican party, White House correspondent Anita Kumar sits down with Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest and largest conservative grassroots organization, to talk about President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign—which is already kicking into gear—and what that means for Republicans over the next two years, and for the flurry of Democrats likely to run against him.

Duration:00:30:00

The Democrats’ Way Back, according to someone who sees both sides of the argument

11/16/2018
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In the final installment of our special five-part miniseries, Alex Roarty sits down with the co-founder of Run for Something, Amanda Litman, a leader of “The Resistance” whose organization has recruited and supported more than 18,000 young progressives around the country who say they want to run for local office. Having previously worked on Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, Litman offers her unique perspectives on the establishment vs. activist argument raging...

Duration:00:27:23

The Democrats’ Way Back, according to minority advocates

11/15/2018
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In the fourth episode of our special five-part miniseries, Alex Roarty sits down with corporate diversity guru Robert Raben to talk about a contentious point surrounding the Democratic Party: the transactional relationship it often has with people of color. Then, Matt Barreto, the co-founder of research firm Latino Decisions, discusses ways the party can appeal to both white voters, and voters of color.

Duration:00:18:37

The Democrats’ Way Back, according to the moderates

11/14/2018
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In the third episode of our special five-part miniseries, McClatchy’s national political correspondent Alex Roarty, sits down with Lanae Erickson, vice president for social policy and politics at the center-left think tank Third Way, and Democratic Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes to talk about how the Democratic Party’s moderates are rebranding for the era of President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:21:28

The Democrats’ Way Back, according to the activists

11/13/2018
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In the second installment of this special five-part miniseries, host Alex Roarty welcomes Sean McElwee, a 26-year-old leader in the movement to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and Jess Morales Rocketto, political director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to talk about the big ideas rocking the left—and terrifying some party leaders.

Duration:00:23:17

The Democrats’ Way Back, according to a 2018 rising star

11/12/2018
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On the first episode of this special five-part series going inside the future of the Democratic party, Alex Roarty talks to 2018 Delaware Senate candidate Kerri Evelyn Harris, who identifies as a biracial gay woman, about the progressive campaign she ran this fall, and the grassroots activists influencing — not always tidily — the direction of the party. If the left really does come to resemble Harris, what does that mean for the Democratic Party as a whole, both in the upcoming...

Duration:00:16:24

Midterms 2018: What the heck just happened?

11/7/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch are joined by Katie Glueck to break down everything that you want to know post-2018 midterms. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:25:46

To the (horse)races: a BtB election primer

11/5/2018
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On this week's episode, we are looking at the races you need to watch on November 6. McClatchy Senior Political Correspondent Katie Glueck joins the show, along with hosts Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch. Tune in for a special episode of Beyond the Bubble and the races you can't miss.

Duration:00:25:43

The midterm's most outrageous ads

10/30/2018
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On this week's episode, we look at the most outrageous ads from the campaign trail. Lou Jacobson and Aaron Sharockman from Politifact join the show. Tune in every Tuesday for Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:23:12

The Blue Wave voter in her own voice

10/23/2018
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On this week's episode, we talk to a Blue Wave voter who just happens to be a lifelong Republican. Terry Poulos voted early in Kansas. Hear what she has to say about switching from red to blue. The Kansas City Star's Bryan Lowry joins the show to talk about how this is all moving in key district in the state. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:21:50

Are Dems doomed in the Senate?

10/17/2018
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On this week's episode, Kyle Kondik from Sabato's Crystal Ball joins the show to talk about Democrats' chances in the Senate for November and beyond. Then, Molly Reynolds from the Brookings Institute talks to Alex and guest-host Adam Wollner about how historical tensions have been bubbling between the people and the Senate for quite some time. Tune in every week to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:30:57

Will Beto beat Cruz and Florida's voting rights

10/9/2018
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On this week's episode, Alex, Andrea, and Alex talk about the Texas race for Senate that's heating up between Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz. Then, Adam Wollner joins the show to talk about the Influencer Series with Marlon Hill. He's a lawyer in Miami and an influencer who gives listeners a bit of knowledge about Amendment 4 and the fight for voting rights among individuals previously convicted of felonies. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble for more news.

Duration:00:30:45

Missouri's Kavanaugh grenade and Democrats go digital

10/2/2018
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On this week’s episode, Daniel Malloy from OZY joins Alex and Andrea to talk about how fallout from Kavanaugh is affecting the Senate race in Missouri. Then, Patrick McHugh from Priorities USA joins the show to talk about the Senate map and how Democrats are targeting voters of color with new ads. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:27:30

GOP's lost generation of women & September's Politifact

9/25/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Meghan Milloy from Republican Women for Progress joins Alex and Andrea to talk about the GOP's relationship with women and why more aren't running for office. Then, Politifact's Aaron Sharockman is back to discuss September's top falsehoods from the campaign trail. Tune in to Beyond the Bubble every Tuesday.

Duration:00:24:24

Hurricane Florence takes over and moderates go left

9/18/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, Jim Morrill from the Charlotte Observer joins Alex Roarty and Andrea Drusch on the show to talk about Hurricane Florence and the politicians who keep on politicking during the disaster. Then, former Pennsylvania Congressman Jason Altmire talks about what makes a moderate a moderate in the Democratic Party. Finally, McClatchy's own Adam Wollner discusses what's new with the Influencer Series. Tune in every Tuesday to Beyond the Bubble.

Duration:00:33:26

Supreme Court mishegoss and Texas's Obamacare lawsuit bombshell

9/11/2018
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On this week's episode, Dr. Margaret Russell from Santa Clara Law joins the show to talk about Brett Kavanaugh's hearing and the staying power of Supreme Court nomination hearings as a whole. Then, Rob Henneke from the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins to talk about the state's suit against Obamacare and why Republicans in Congress aren't talking about it.

Duration:00:21:20

A Florida shocker and the perks of candidate debt

9/5/2018
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On this week's Beyond the Bubble, we look at Andrew Gillum's big win in Florida and how a candidate's debt can work in their favor. David Smiley from the Miami Herald and Nick Fouriezos from Ozy join Alex Roarty and Andrea Drush to discuss the news. Tune in!

Duration:00:27:36