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Democrats' COVID Relief Bill Is Popular

The team looks at the popularity of the Democrats' COVID relief plan and how both Democrats and Republicans are...

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How The Crisis In Texas Happened

Texas has been in a dire situation this week. Millions of people were without power or heat, and in some cases water,...

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Why Seven Republicans Voted To Convict Trump

Nevada Democrats introduced a bill on Monday that would change their state's presidential nominating contest from a...

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The Meaning Of Democrats' Impeachment Argument

While it appears unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats in voting to convict the former president, the...

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What Georgia Republicans' Proposed Voting Restrictions Would Do

Tia Mitchell, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, joins the podcast to discuss what to expect from former President...

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What Could The GOP's Future Look Like?

Galen Druke discusses that question with pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and writers Ramesh Ponnuru and Henry Olsen,...

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Biden's Response To The Pandemic

Kaiser Health News's Anna Maria Barry-Jester joins the crew to discuss how Biden's response to the pandemic is...

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The Final Model Talk Of 2020

Nate and Galen look back at the results of the Georgia Senate runoffs and discuss what the Democratic wins say about...

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Partisans Don't Just Disagree, They Hate One Another

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Maggie Koerth join the podcast to discuss their reporting on partisan discord and violence...

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The Biden Presidency Begins

On the first podcast episode of the Biden presidency, the crew reacts to President Biden's inauguration speech --...

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Did Trump Change The Rules Of Politics?

This is the final FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast episode of the Trump presidency. The crew, joined by ABC News...

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Why 10 Republicans Voted For Impeachment

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump a second time. In this...

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What Led To The Attack On The Capitol

The crew unpacks some of the elements responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol. They also discuss the...

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What Will The GOP Do Now?

The team reacts to Trump supporters violently occupying the U.S. Capitol and the Democratic victories in Georgia.

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Trump's Fraud Obsession May Hurt The GOP In Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tia Mitchell joins the crew to discuss why Republicans are attempting to overturn...

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Goodbye To 2020

In 2020's final installment of the podcast, the crew looks back at the year that was. They consider the most...

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Why Georgia Isn't Like Other Battleground States

The crew debates whether the recent $900 billion stimulus package is a one-off attempt to avert crisis or a model for...

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What Do 1,200 Books About Trump Really Tell Us?

Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, speaks with Galen Druke about what he learned from...

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Why Republicans Still Doubt The Election Results

The two biggest stories of 2020 in the U.S. -- the pandemic and the election -- are finding some closure today,...

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What's The Deal With Pardons?

Galen speaks with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux about why presidents have the power to pardon, how that power has been used...

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