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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

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POLITICO's top reporters dive into the political landscape, the latest numbers that matter, and detail what's really happening behind closed doors. They're people who spend Friday nights poring over poll numbers or the latest Federal Election Commission reports — so if you want to understand how the modern politics game is played, this is the podcast for you. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.

    The presidential race Florida is *really* talking about

    The presidential race Florida is *really* talking about

    White House reporter and guest host Nancy Cook chats with  Florida
    bureau chief Matt Dixon about  the 2024 - yes, 2024- political
    aspirations of some Florida politicians, and what all their history
    tells us about the Republican party in one of the most important swing
    states in the country.

    Nancy Cook is a White House reporter for POLITICO. 
    Matt Dixon is Florida bureau chief for POLITICO. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 27 min
    Hello? Hello? The Supreme Court calls in

    Hello? Hello? The Supreme Court calls in

    Congress reporter Kyle Cheney talks with White House reporter Nancy Cook
    about cases heard at the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday. On
    Tuesday: justices heard a case that pits the House’s demand for
    President Trump’s financial documents against his attorneys’ claim that
    it intrudes on the constitutional powers of the presidency. And
    Wednesday: whether faithless presidential electors should be forced to
    abide by their promises.

    Nancy Cook is a White House reporter for POLITICO. 
    Kyle Cheney is a Congress reporter for POLITICO. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 24 min
    The Biden paradox

    The Biden paradox

    POLITICO reporters Eugene Daniels and Holly Otterbein tackle the
    political ramifications of the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations
    against Joe Biden: accusations of Democratic hypocrisy, how this affects
    Biden's veepstakes and "lesser evil" voting in 2020.

    Eugene Daniels **** is a political reporter for POLITICO.
    Holly Otterbein is a political reporter for POLITICO.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 34 min
    China vs U.S. fight turns into Thunderdome

    China vs U.S. fight turns into Thunderdome

    Chief economic correspondent Ben White sits in the host chair this week
    to talk to foreign affairs correspondent Nahal Toosi about the
    increasingly sour relationship between the US and China — and how their
    political problems are affecting everything else.

    Ben White is chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Nahal Toosi **** is a foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICO. 
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 26 min
    Nothing is enough: Governing during coronavirus

    Nothing is enough: Governing during coronavirus

    What's coming? We haven't seen an economic crisis like this since before
    WWII or a health crisis like this in a century. And an unsettling
    reality is setting in: We’re not doing enough to ease the pain on either
    front so far.

    Chief economic correspondent Ben White talks to Scott about the economy,
    coronavirus testing and more, and tries not to give him too much
    anxiety.

    Scott Bland is host of Nerdcast and a politics editor at POLITICO.
    Ben White is chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 19 min
    Is this thing on? How Trump wants to restart the economy

    Is this thing on? How Trump wants to restart the economy

    President Donald Trump is talking about reopening the economy -- and
    slinging around old movie references. But mid-pandemic, what does
    "reopening" the economy even mean? White House reporter Nancy Cook talks
    to host Scott Bland about Trump's desire for a booming economy even amid
    warnings from his health advisers, and why this is so complicated.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1K Ratings

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eagrassi ,

Bad journalism

Over use of identity politics and sensationalism. Innuendos does not equate to facts.

Devin Hammer ,

5/1 Episode a little too partisan

I get the feeling that Ben White has a hard time hiding his partisan feelings towards Trump. I’m no fan, but I would hope for this news podcast to try to play the middle as closely as it can. Disappointing episode, and I hope we get better in the future.

Happy tot ,

Re 252

It was sooo Sadz when u had the hope conversation! And kinda lol.

Don’t worry, there is hope - you just gotta have a dark sense of humor and watch the current moment as an OMG / head smack. Stay safe and distanced.

Decent humans will win

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