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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

    Debate extra: They (really) don't like Mike

    Debate extra: They (really) don't like Mike

    Scott and POLITICO reporter Chris Cadelago break down the spiciest debate yet: Elizabeth Warren's big night of burns, Mike Bloomberg's struggles and how Bernie Sanders did as the frontrunner.
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    • 11 min
    Justice Dept. drama? Roger that.

    Justice Dept. drama? Roger that.

    Josh Gerstein brings Scott up to speed on the two court cases with nine lives: Roger Stone and Michael Flynn. Plus, meet Alice, a 78-year-old volunteer for Amy Klobuchar who had the night of her life on Tuesday. Political reporter Stephanie Murray talks with Scott about Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg — and their prospects after top-three finishes in New Hampshire.
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    • 24 min
    New Hampshire feels the Bern

    New Hampshire feels the Bern

    The New Hampshire primary had ups, downs...and, oh yeah, decisive results! POLITICO reporters Holly Otterbein, Alex Thompson, Elena Schneider, Marc Caputo, Stephanie Murray and Eugene Daniels join us from the New Hampshire election night parties and editor Steven Shepard analyzes the results with host Scott Bland.
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    • 13 min
    Debate extra: How Pete took the pressure

    Debate extra: How Pete took the pressure

    In this debate night special, Scott Bland and political reporter Elena Schneider break down a fundamental disagreement between Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden and how Buttigieg handled the body blows as he rises in the New Hampshire polls.

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    • 10 min
    Breakfast at Bernie's

    Breakfast at Bernie's

    Nerdcast is in New Hampshire this week ahead of Tuesday's primary. We run into Bernie Sanders in a diner and talk to political reporter Holly Otterbein about the fallout of the messy Iowa caucus numbers and the New Hampshire polls showing Sanders up front and Buttigieg rising.
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    • 14 min
    Trump on trial: Acquitted

    Trump on trial: Acquitted

    The Nerdcast goes daily with short episodes providing the most crucial Senate impeachment trial updates with a stable of POLITICO reporters and editors. In the final episode: senior reporter Darren Samuelsohn on the vote to acquit President Donald Trump — and Mitt Romney's vote to convict him on one article of impeachment. Plus, White House reporter Nancy Cook takes the 30-second challenge.
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