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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

    Baby Boomers' Strength Was In Their Numbers. That's Changing.

    Baby Boomers' Strength Was In Their Numbers. That's Changing.

    In his new book "Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America," Washington Post national columnist Philip Bump argues that many of the fissures that the country is facing today — politically, economically, culturally — have to do with the Baby Boomers getting old. Galen speaks with him.
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    • 40 min
    What The Debt Ceiling And George Santos's Career Have In Common

    What The Debt Ceiling And George Santos's Career Have In Common

    The crew discusses how debates on both the debt ceiling and the future of Rep. George Santos’s career might unfold. In light of new data showing union membership at its lowest point since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began counting, they also look at how that decline has shaped U.S. politics.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    California's Senate Primary Is Going To Be A Doozy

    California's Senate Primary Is Going To Be A Doozy

    Over the weekend, the White House announced that five more classified documents from the Obama administration were found at President Biden's Delaware home. The crew asks whether comparisons to former President Donald Trump's own classified document scandal are apt. They also discuss why gas stoves became such a hot topic of debate on the internet and what the 2024 primary for U.S. Senate in California will look like.
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    • 54 min
    There Has To Be A Better Way To Pick Presidential Nominees ... Right?

    There Has To Be A Better Way To Pick Presidential Nominees ... Right?

    As we head into the new year and our attention begins to turn to the presidential primaries, we decided to reair our audio documentary series, “The Primaries Project.” It originally aired at the beginning of 2020 and across three episodes we looked at how our presidential primary system came to be, its consequences and how it could be different. This is the final episode.
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    • 34 min
    What The Speakership Vote Tells Us About The GOP

    What The Speakership Vote Tells Us About The GOP

    The crew looks at why it took 15 votes to get Rep. Kevin McCarthy elected House Speaker and what that process says about the two years ahead and the GOP more broadly. They also consider how Rep. George Santos’s scandals will affect his tenure in Congress and whether he would have been elected at all if his fabricated biography had received more scrutiny during the campaign.
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    • 58 min
    How The Primary System Has Shaped Our Politics

    How The Primary System Has Shaped Our Politics

    Happy holidays! As we head into the new year and our attention begins to turn to the presidential primaries, we decided to reair our audio documentary series, “The Primaries Project.” It originally aired at the beginning of 2020 and across three episodes we looked at how our presidential primary system came to be, its consequences and how it could be different. This is the second episode.
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    • 47 min

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