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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts and Alex Roarty host a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

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From McClatchy's Washington bureau, Kristin Roberts and Alex Roarty host a weekly look at what's happening inside the D.C. political bubble—and what that means for the battleground states beyond.

    Fallout from the Warren-Sanders feud and the puzzling case of Cory Booker

    Fallout from the Warren-Sanders feud and the puzzling case of Cory Booker

    Join McClatchy national political reporters Alex Roarty and Emily Cadei and McClatchy politics editor Adam Wollner as they debate whether Elizabeth Warren can harness momentum from Tuesday night's debate (even if the non-aggression pact with Bernie Sanders might be over), discuss the primary's most fickle group of voters (and which candidate they might eventually choose), and ponder the puzzling campaign for now former candidate Cory Booker (and why he might be yet another victim of the party's wobbly position on Medicare for all.)
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    • 40 min
    Joe Biden cements his frontrunner status, and foreign policy takes center stage

    Joe Biden cements his frontrunner status, and foreign policy takes center stage

    Join national political correspondents Alex Roarty, David Catanese, and Emily Cadei as they explain why the former vice president suddenly looks like a firm (if still flawed) frontrunner, how the conflict with Iran will shape the Democratic presidential primary, and why nobody in Congress is giving out their endorsement anymore. (And if they did, would anyone care?)
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    • 31 min
    Reviewing the tumultuous year that was — and predicting what's to come in 2020

    Reviewing the tumultuous year that was — and predicting what's to come in 2020

    Join McClatchy Vice President of News Kristin Roberts, political editor Adam Wollner, and politics reporter Alex Roarty as they explain what they learned in the year 2019, from the inability of anyone (well, almost anyone) to understand the ever-changing Democratic Party to the ever-shifting politics of health care. Plus, we make our bold predictions for next year.
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    • 41 min
    Klobuchar's potential surge, Biden's performance, and the Buttigieg pile-on

    Klobuchar's potential surge, Biden's performance, and the Buttigieg pile-on

    Political correspondents Emily Cadei, David Catanese and Alex Roarty break down what Thursday's debate means for the Democratic primary. With the Iowa caucuses in little over a month, the race is entering its home stretch. 
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    • 31 min
    Impeachment and a major trade deal — in the same week?!

    Impeachment and a major trade deal — in the same week?!

    National political correspondents Alex Roarty, Emily Cadei, and David Catanese discuss the politics of Democrats agreeing to a trade deal with President Trump, why Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren are going tit-for-tat, and whether there's really a front-runner in this Democratic primary. 
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    • 35 min
    Kamala Harris, we hardly knew ye

    Kamala Harris, we hardly knew ye

    National correspondents Alex Roarty and Emily Cadei and McClatchy White House correspondent Francesca Chambers (making her Beyond the Bubble debut) discuss Sen. Kamala Harris's sudden, surprising departure from the Democratic presidential primary, and whether she faced an unfair double-standard compared to other candidates — or just ran a bad campaign. Plus, where does Mike Pence fit into Donald Trump's re-election plans?
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    • 42 min

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