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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

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Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing.

    The Coup That Wasn't

    The Coup That Wasn't

    The assasination earlier this month of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is raising new questions about the threat posed by international mercenaries. It also casts a new light on a story The Intercept published last month that revealed the existence of a 2020 coup plot against the newly elected president of Bolivia, Luis Arcé — successor to the country’s long-serving leftist president Evo Morales. As in Haiti, the plot would have seen foreign mercenaries deployed against an elected leader. Ryan Grim and Laurence Blair, who worked together on that story, look back on their reporting.
     
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    • 42 min
    Introducing American Isis

    Introducing American Isis

    We'd like to introduce you to American ISIS, a new podcast from The Intercept and Topic Studios. American ISIS offers the most detailed account yet of an American who lived and died inside the Islamic State. This is the first episode. Listen to the full eight-episode documentary podcast on audible.com/AmericanISIS.
     
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    Antitrust Makes a Comeback

    Antitrust Makes a Comeback

    Last Friday President Biden announced a sweeping executive order aimed at ending what he called a 40-year “experiment of letting giant corporations accumulate more and more power.” Attorney and law professor Zephyr Teachout joins Ryan Grim to discuss the resurgence of antitrust under the Biden presidency.
     
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    How “The People’s Mayor” Saved Public Power

    How “The People’s Mayor” Saved Public Power

    25 years before he first ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, 31-year-old Dennis Kucinich was elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio — at the time, that made him the youngest mayor of a major city in the country. His tenure would be dominated by the fight to prevent the privatization of the city’s public electrical utility, a fight that would pit Kucinich against powerful politicians, the Cleveland Trust bank, and even the mob. Kucinich tells the story of the fight to save Municipal Light in his new book, “The Division of Light and Power.”
     
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    Chelsea Manning Meets Ken Klippenstein

    Chelsea Manning Meets Ken Klippenstein

    Since leaving prison in 2017, former intelligence analyst and whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been busy. She ran unsuccessfully for senate in her home state of Maryland, became a Twitch streamer, and was jailed for contempt after refusing to testify in a US government case against Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Manning joins Ryan Grim and Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein to talk about prison, prospects for whistleblowers in the Biden era, and what she’s been up to since her release.
     
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    Joe Manchin Gets Candid With Billionaire Donors in Leaked Audio

    Joe Manchin Gets Candid With Billionaire Donors in Leaked Audio

    The Intercept's Lee Fang obtained audio of the powerful West Virginia senator on a call with the centrist political group No Labels.
     
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dahlyarose ,

Grimm Intw of Dennis Kucinich

This is the best interview Grimm has done-outstanding conversation and of course Kucinich was a great subject. Don’t miss this one!

midwestBlue ,

july 16 pod

not just big tech or big ag. here in madison, wi health corporates have this town pretty well sewed up. uw owns almost all clinics with the same rules on who u can see and what ins u have. ssm is the other but super small nothing like uw health that’s pretty much it. it is horrible. when i was young and lived in mpls, no job no hlth ins u could just go to a regular clinic not a special clinic and see a doctor and pay ur bill which was never outrageous/1970s. now u get the 3rd for billing when u try to just find a doctor. uw, if u want to pay yourself u have to front them first 1500.00 and that was told to me a couple of weeks ago. outrageous. plus u can’t see someone you know your issue is for u can only see a a gp/np/pa. now my 2nd complaint is the internet. when we were all using modems you had a whole bunch of small local isp companies to get internet access and it was cheap. now as you know, its just a few big players that charge an arm n leg. grrrr

floridaswanlady ,

Chelsea Manning

Great interview. Gave me greater understanding of her plight and also further insight into the workings of prisons and our political system.

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