POLITICO Playbook's must-listen briefing on what's driving the day in Washington.
Nov. 28, 2022: We run down the year-end sprint
President Joe Biden and lawmakers return to Washington this week facing a lengthy lame-duck to-do list with only three weeks scheduled to resolve it — a recipe for a very un-merry holiday season should negotiations falter in the final throes of the 117th Congress.
Nov. 23, 2022: Is the Georgia runoff a done deal?
As we all pack up and take a quick break for Thanksgiving, the Peach State is still abuzz with activity as voters prepare to settle the final Senate race of this cycle.
Nov. 22, 2022: How to sound smart about politics on Thanksgiving
As you prepare your own holiday plans, you’ll probably want to be armed at the dinner table with something smart to say about the meaning of the midterms. If you want to filter out a lot of the noise in the results and focus in on the signal, this morning’s Ron Brownstein piece at CNN is a good one to clip and save for Thursday.
Nov. 21, 2022: The 2024 jockeying jumble
Playbook editor Mike DeBonis and deputy editor Zack Stanton break down the weekend in politics, including the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Nov. 18, 2022: Dems want answers from Musk’s Twitter
On Thursday, as the 5 p.m. deadline approached for employees to decide whether they were “hardcore” enough to stick it out at Elon Musk's Twitter, reports started to trickle out that Musk’s ultimatum had backfired spectacularly. The second big development was that six Democratic senators wrote to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate whether Musk broke the law. Tech reporter Rebecca Kern stops by the recap the latest in Twitter world.
Nov. 17, 2022: All eyes on Pelosi
On Wednesday night, just before 11 p.m., Nancy Pelosi's longtime spokesperson Drew Hammill announced on Twitter that today, the speaker will finally announce her plans for the future — putting an end to mounting speculation about whether she’ll retire (a possibility Hammill has batted away), stay on as the top House Democrat or step down from leadership but continue to serve in Congress.
Please stop with the horoscopes, it’s nonsense that doesn’t belong in a show where people seek news. Might as well go full Pop-Start and give a daily Kardashian update. Do better, assume the audience aren’t all idiots that believe in astrology.
Leave the Horoscopes to the Newspaper
Can you just report the news and leave the horoscope chat out? It’s a waste of time!
I’m trying to like it
Information is interesting, although it comes off a bit biased. But most importantly, the narrator voice quality is poor and the cadence is sporadic making this report difficult to listen to.