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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

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The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics

    Republicans accused of Islamophobia? Politics Weekly Extra

    Republicans accused of Islamophobia? Politics Weekly Extra

    Rep Lauren Boebert was recently filmed saying she experienced a ‘Jihad squad’ moment with the Muslim Rep Ilhan Omar. The party leadership hasn’t rebuked her, and some colleagues are defending her words. This week Jonathan Freedland speaks to Dr Abdul El-Sayed about Islamophobia in American politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 23 min
    Boris Johnson’s battle to save Christmas: Politics Weekly podcast

    Boris Johnson’s battle to save Christmas: Politics Weekly podcast

    As the PM contradicts his own scientists, Jessica Elgot and Gaby Hinsliff discuss the government’s response to the new Omicron Covid variant. Plus: is Keir Starmer’s new shadow cabinet an election-winning Labour team? Starmer’s former director of communications Ben Nunn gives us his take in an exclusive first interview since he resigned last summer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 27 min
    Can the Republican party escape Trump? Politics Weekly Extra

    Can the Republican party escape Trump? Politics Weekly Extra

    This month, 13 House Republicans crossed party lines and voted in favour of Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill. This prompted anger from colleagues, voters and the former president Donald Trump. And the Republican leadership was slow to jump to their defence. Jonathan Freedland and Tara Setmayer discuss what this says about the direction for the party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 22 min
    Has Boris Johnson lost his grip? Politics Weekly podcast

    Has Boris Johnson lost his grip? Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Polly Toynbee discuss the government’s narrowly approved social care plan and Boris Johnson’s bizarre CBI speech. Plus: can Priti Patel solve the issue of Channel crossings? Rowena Mason is joined by Rajeev Syal and Sunder Katwala. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 24 min
    Is Kamala Harris being shunned by the US president? Politics Weekly Extra

    Is Kamala Harris being shunned by the US president? Politics Weekly Extra

    After reports came out suggesting the vice-president was being underused, the White House came to her defence at the weekend. Jonathan Freedland and Lauren Gambino discuss the various rumours shrouding Biden and Harris’ relationship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 23 min
    ‘A coward not a leader’: Politics Weekly podcast

    ‘A coward not a leader’: Politics Weekly podcast

    As row over MPs’ second jobs escalates, the Conservative party’s sleaze scandal is not going away. Jessica Elgot and Rafael Behr assess how damaging this could get for the Tories. Plus: the Guardian’s sketch writer John Crace on writing satire during a year of chaos in Westminster. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 26 min

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