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From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org

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From one the nation's most trusted public affairs radio hosts comes a new daily politics podcast that goes beyond the headlines and talking points. Through thoughtful conversations with leading journalists and key newsmakers, Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast, helps listeners make sense of the day's news, offering crucial context and a clear-eyed assessment of the stakes at hand. When news is made by the minute and information overload is the norm, Lehrer is a sane guide in a frenetic world. Join us. Produced by WNYC, home to other award-winning news podcasts including The Takeaway and New Yorker Radio Hour. The episodes of Impeachment: A Daily Podcast, that were formerly found at this feed are archived online, at impeachmentpodcast.org

    Dan Pfeiffer: Trump-ism as Paul Ryan-ism Unmasked

    Dan Pfeiffer: Trump-ism as Paul Ryan-ism Unmasked

    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg just qualified for the Nevada debate, polling 19 percent among Democrats nationally.  So Amy Klobuchar gets her wish to meet him on stage, along with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Elizabeth Warren.  The NPR/PBS/Marist poll of Democrats and Democratic leaning independents has Sanders in the lead with 31 percent support, followed by Bloomberg.  On today's show: Dan Pfeiffer, a co-host on Pod Save America and former White House communications director under President Obama, introduces his new book Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again (Twelve, 2020), questions how different "Trump-ism" is from previous GOP positions and reacts to the news that Michael Bloomberg will join the other qualifying Democrats on stage to debate in Nevada.

    • 25 min
    The Money Primary: Presidents Day Edition

    The Money Primary: Presidents Day Edition

    On this Presidents Day 2020, we talk about the Democrats who want to be elected president in 2020 — and their money. On Today's Show: Maggie Severns, Politico reporter covering money in politics, discusses the latest political news and talks about how the campaigns are poised to move past the early states and on to Super Tuesday.

    • 22 min
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 3 William Barr

    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 3 William Barr

    What should we make of the Justice Department rolling back the sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone? Today, a look at William Barr, the nation's top law enforcement officer. On Today's Show, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), a Judiciary Committee member and House Democratic caucus chairman.

    • 18 min
    Joan Walsh: "If You Like Her, Vote For Her"

    Joan Walsh: "If You Like Her, Vote For Her"

    Joan Walsh has been watching the campaigns, and she has some thoughts. She tackles Bloomberg's record, the media's treatment of Warren, and the left's homophobia, aimed at Mayor Pete. On Today's Show: Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent for The Nation and a CNN political contributor, talks about the latest news in the 2020 campaign. 

    • 23 min
    Michael Eric Dyson on the Diverse Primaries Ahead

    Michael Eric Dyson on the Diverse Primaries Ahead

    Following the results of Democratic primary races in Iowa and New Hampshire, with Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg neck and neck for the frontrunner spot, the campaigns now head to Nevada and South Carolina, states that are far more racially representative of the Democratic party than the Hawkeye and Granite states. How will the campaigns play to audiences that are more Black and Brown, and how will candidates' records on racial issues come into play? On today's show: Georgetown University Sociologist, Michael Eric Dyson, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, contributing editor of The New Republic.

    • 29 min
    Eight Inescapable Words in the Democratic Primary

    Eight Inescapable Words in the Democratic Primary

    New Hampshire votes today. Bloomberg's massive ad-buys appear to be working, at least in Dixville Notch, which started voting at midnight into early this morning and where five voters wrote in the former Mayor of New York, whose name does not appear on the New Hampshire ballot. But a new audio leak places him at odds with most liberals, and crucially with Black and Brown voters on the issue of stop and frisk. Warren "out of the spotlight," under the radar as candidates launch attacks on Iowa front-runners Sanders and Buttigieg. Plus, what is electability worth to Joe Biden if he has yet to win a primary election. On Today's Show: Jess Bidgood, national political reporter for the Boston Globe, breaks down the latest out of New Hampshire on its “first-in-the-nation” primary;

    • 22 min

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