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Ep. 12: The August Recess

7/27/2017
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Wouldn’t it be nice to take a month off work? Congress is required to do so by law. The House and Senate are about to bolt D.C. for their annual August recess, but don’t expect a lot of members to head to the beach.

Duration: 00:10:54


Ep. 11: Our Favorite Vices

7/13/2017
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The vice presidency was a constitutional afterthought. Now it's a hugely powerful office, for the right incumbent. We take a look at the office Mike Pence has inherited, and what he plans to do with it.

Duration: 00:21:05


Ep. 10: Women Come to Washington

6/29/2017
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A century ago, Jeannette Rankin made history by becoming the first woman to serve in Congress. She was an instant star, though she was more likely to show up in the society pages than in the news section.

Duration: 00:14:29


Ep. 09: Changing America

6/14/2017
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We're doing something a little different today, previewing a series of stories we've been working on for months. We dived deep into demographics, economics and politics to try to understand what's happening in America today.

Duration: 00:23:43


Ep. 08: Chivalry in the Capitol

6/8/2017
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Duels, bullwhips, Southern honor and the legacy of Pocahontas all collide in this week’s episode, in which we look back at the murder of a congressman inside the Capitol building.

Duration: 00:10:45


Ep. 07: Putting the 'Special' in Special Elections

5/25/2017
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Why every political reporter in America is obsessed with Butte, Montana, and Atlanta, Georgia — and what these special elections tell us about next year’s midterms.

Duration: 00:12:09


Ep. 05: The First 100 Days

4/25/2017
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President Trump’s administration turns 100 days old on Saturday. He can blame Franklin Roosevelt for the arbitrary date by which all presidents are measured.

Duration: 00:13:43


Ep. 04: Nerd Prom

4/20/2017
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A deep dive into the history of the White House Correspondents Association dinner: Calvin Coolidge bores the press corps, a pickpocket steals FDR’s wallet, and balloon animals!

Duration: 00:14:40


Ep. 03: The Filibuster

4/5/2017
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As the Senate moves toward a nuclear showdown, we dive deep into the history of the filibuster, from the mistake that led to its invention to the civil rights battles of the 20th Century and Huey Long's recipe for "pot-likkers."

Duration: 00:16:58


Supreme Sherpas

3/15/2017
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Judge Neil Gorsuch has a small team of experts guiding him toward a seat on the Supreme Court. What do those experts do? We talked to a bunch of other sherpas to find out — including one that Eric Holder repeatedly tried to fire.

Duration: 00:13:10


Introducing The Hill's History-Cast

3/13/2017
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Introducing The Hill's History-Cast: Dive deep into the history and culture of American politics with Reid Wilson, The Hill's national correspondent. In our introductory episode, Reid visits the guy who first got him interested in politics — way back in 2nd grade. Stay tuned for our first full-length episode, debuting Thursday.

Duration: 00:03:54