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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

    Politics Weekly Extra: Hillary Clinton in conversation with Jonathan Freedland

    Politics Weekly Extra: Hillary Clinton in conversation with Jonathan Freedland

    Jonathan Freedland hosted a special Guardian Live event where he spoke to the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. As the US commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks last weekend, the pair talked about her memories of the day, given she was the senator for New York at the time; how US politics has changed since then; and whether or not retaliation by American forces has made the US and the world a safer or more dangerous place. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min
    The aftermath of Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle: Politics Weekly podcast

    The aftermath of Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle: Politics Weekly podcast

    There’s a new cabinet in town – or at least a different one than yesterday. Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason look at the winners and losers of Boris Johnson’s reshuffle. Plus, Jessica Elgot and Rafael Behr analyse the government’s Covid winter plan. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min
    Biden administration sues Texas over abortion law: Politics Weekly Extra

    Biden administration sues Texas over abortion law: Politics Weekly Extra

    On Thursday night, the US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the US Justice Department would launch a federal lawsuit against Texas over the extreme abortion law that the state introduced last week. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Moira Donegan about what all of this means for Roe v Wade. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 26 min
    Manifesto pledges are broken to ‘fix’ social care: Politics Weekly podcast

    Manifesto pledges are broken to ‘fix’ social care: Politics Weekly podcast

    Heather Stewart and Zoe Williams discuss the prime minister’s announcement of a £12bn healthcare levy to be introduced through a rise in national insurance contributions. Plus, Libby Brooks and Peter Walker look at the state of Green party politics in the UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min
    A disastrous end to the Afghanistan war: Politics Weekly Extra

    A disastrous end to the Afghanistan war: Politics Weekly Extra

    As the last of the US troops took off from Kabul on Tuesday, Jonathan Freedland spoke to Thomas Kean. Kean co-wrote the 9/11 commission report, detailing who was to blame for the events of September 11, and making recommendations to prevent a subsequent attack. He shares his thoughts on the end of America’s longest war. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 28 min
    Can David Frost actually make Brexit work? Politics Weekly podcast

    Can David Frost actually make Brexit work? Politics Weekly podcast

    In the last episode of our special summer series, Jessica Elgot asks her guests: Who is the elusive David Frost? When did he become such a Eurosceptic? And how will the continuous fallout from Brexit affect his legacy?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod

    • 18 min

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