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Geeking out on the race to the White House, with POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland.




Episode 73: The GOP's final health care push


Duration: 00:44:55

Episode 72: Single payer politics

POLITICO reporters discuss Bernie Sanders’ new single-payer health care legislation, the number of House Republicans from potential battleground districts have retired in the last week and the number of nations meeting at next week’s United Nations General Assembly — the first one for Trump and his newly established foreign policy team.

Duration: 00:44:21

Episode 71: Republicans reel from debt ceiling deal

POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump's deal with Democrat leadership to raise the debt ceiling, fund the government for 3 months and provide Hurricane Harvey aid. The panel also delves into former President Obama's response to DACA and what it says about his post-presidency agenda. Plus, a look at the White House's tax reform plan.

Duration: 00:48:25

Episode 70: Hurricane Harvey aftermath

POLITICO's top reporters discuss Hurricane Harvey, President Trump's visit to the state and disaster optics, and what to expect from Congress as they return from August recess to a packed schedule.

Duration: 00:40:31

Episode 69: No retreat, no surrender

POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump's decision to go off script in Phoenix, Arizona this week and his aversion to be managed by staff. The panel also unpacks the president's primetime Afghanistan address and how his foreign policy views has evolved since taking office.

Duration: 00:38:15

Episode 68: The aftermath of Charlottesville

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.

Duration: 00:35:11

Episode 67: Fire and fury

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.

Duration: 00:41:04

Episode 66: It’s Trump’s party now

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.

Duration: 00:44:34

BONUS EPISODE: Live from Politicon

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.

Duration: 00:50:45

Episode 65: What 'loyalty' means to Trump

POLITICO reporters discuss Trump's bullying of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the transgender military policy he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning.

Duration: 00:33:36

Episode 64: Republicans reset on health care again

POLITICO reporters discuss the Republican party's health care strategy, how the Trump administration could accomplish broad sweeping tax reform and the number of exclusive interviews President Trump has conducted with the supposedly hated New York Times since he was elected.

Duration: 00:46:10

Episode 63: Emails again

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, and the number of states that have declined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voluminous request for voter data as part of his role on Trump’s election integrity commission.

Duration: 00:40:18

Episode 62: The 2018 Senate lookahead

POLITICO reporters discuss the number of Republican Senate candidates that have decided not to actually run for Senate in 2018 and the tariff President Donald Trump is reportedly considering on major steel producing countries — one of several big issues on the table this week at the G-20 meetings in Europe, alongside Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Duration: 00:26:54

Episode 61: Health care whiplash

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 and opinions the U.S. Supreme Court decided during the term that ended this week.

Duration: 00:42:57

Episode 60: The Georgia season finale

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, and what's in the newly unveiled Republican health care bill.

Duration: 00:46:04

Episode 59: Is a White House policy reboot possible?

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 in the White House last week to rally support for the Trump agenda, and Republican Ed Gillespie’s tight margin of victory in the Virginia gubernatorial primaries Tuesday night. Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast

Duration: 00:44:37

Episode 58: The Comey hearing aid

POLITICO reporters discuss the Comey Senate Intelligence Committee testimony, the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia and the special election runoff in Georgia. Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast

Duration: 00:43:23

Episode 57: We’ll never have Paris

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. Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast

Duration: 00:41:15

Episode 56: Special election smackdown

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

Duration: 00:42:09

Episode 55: Special counsels and special elections

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 to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn and the special counsel named to head up the investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Then, the group discusses how Congress is attempting to circumvent the media firestorm to tackle legislative items. Plus, the latest in...

Duration: 00:44:22

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