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Jan. 27, 2023: Is there an RNC shocker in the making?
Later this morning, RNC members here at a five-star resort on the Pacific Ocean will pile into a private conference room and elect the organization’s next chair after a weekslong, bitter campaign pitting incumbent Ronna McDaniel against top challenger Harmeet Dhillon.
Jan. 26, 2023: Why this debt ceiling showdown is different
Across party lines and perspectives from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, those who lived through the 2011 showdown agree on one thing: This time feels different — and they are terrified that it will end with the country in financial ruin, as Eugene Daniels and Adam Cancryn report this morning.
Jan. 25, 2023: George Santos has $199 problems
On Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy officially booted Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee. In a letter that was short on details about the two California Democrats’ sins, the new House speaker referred to “integrity,” “honesty” and “credibility” as driving his decision. Data reporter Jessica Piper reports this morning on some rather unusual disbursements included in Rep. George Santos’ campaign finance reports.
Jan. 24, 2023: Rebranding rift guts Blue Dog Dem ranks
Our colleagues Ally Mutnick and Sarah Ferris have an exclusive report on the rift that is splitting the influential Blue Dog Coalition nearly in half following an internal dispute over whether to rebrand the moderate Democratic group. Seven of the 15 members, including Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Mikie Sherill (D-N.J.), are on their way out, which will leave the group with only men as its members and the smallest roster in decades.
Jan. 23, 2023: McDaniel in the lion’s den
The biggest moment yet in the 2024 election cycle happens later this week in Dana Point, Calif., where RNC members will choose their next leader — and incumbent Chair Ronna McDaniel faces an unexpected fight for a fourth two-year term.
Jan. 20, 2023: White House says, celebrate the Biden-versary!
President Joe Biden was sworn in two years ago today. To mark the occasion, White House Comms Director Kate Bedingfield is sending congressional Dems and other allies this “Cheat Sheet” of the president’s accomplishments to tout.
It’s worth a read to understand the emerging Biden reelection message — note the heavy emphasis on a manufacturing renaissance — which these talking points contend “is in contrast to MAGA Republicans in Congress who are creating chaos and proposing an extreme and divisive agenda.”
I’ve always liked this show very much but I’m VERY excited to learn that the great Alex Keeney a/k/a Keendawg is joining the team. Fantastic decision, Political Playbookers.
Good content- difficult voice
The content is usually great, but this host is difficult to listen to. His voice fluctuates and I find him hard to understand. Also speaks too fast. PS: why horoscopes?
Why horoscopes on a daily political news podcast?
Basically the title, no need for idiotic horoscopes on a daily news podcast. Also the cadence of the presenter’s voice is awful.