POLITICO's Nerdcast

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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      Episode 64: Republicans reset on health care again


      POLITICO reporters discuss the Republican party's health care strategy, how the Trump administration could accomplish broad sweeping tax reform and the number of exclusive interviews President Trump has conducted with the supposedly hated New York Times since he was elected. 


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      Episode 63: Emails again


      POLITICO reporters dive into Donald Trump Jr.'s emails and the legal implications, how Republicans are balancing the varying health care demands within the party, and the number of states that have declined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voluminous request for voter data as part of his role on Trump’s election integrity commission.


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      Episode 62: The 2018 Senate lookahead


      POLITICO reporters discuss the number of Republican Senate candidates that have decided not to actually run for Senate in 2018 and the tariff President Donald Trump is reportedly considering on major steel producing countries — one of several big issues on the table this week at the G-20 meetings in Europe, alongside Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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      Episode 61: Health care whiplash


      POLITICO reporters discuss the Senate GOP health care plan negotiations, the number of public laws enacted this year by the Republican-controlled Congress and President Trump and opinions the U.S. Supreme Court decided during the term that ended this week. 


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      Episode 60: The Georgia season finale


      POLITICO reporters discuss Republican Congresswoman-elect Karen Handel's victory in Georgia, calls for Nancy Pelosi to step down after Republicans successfully deployed her as a bogeyman in that Georgia race, and what's in the newly unveiled Republican health care bill.


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       2017-06-23

      Episode 59: Is a White House policy reboot possible?


      POLITICO reporters cover the shooting in Virginia that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a practice for the Republican congressional baseball team, megadonors gathering with President Donald Trump’s legislative director in the White House last week to rally support for the Trump agenda, and Republican Ed Gillespie’s tight margin of victory in the Virginia gubernatorial primaries Tuesday night.

      Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast 


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       2017-06-16

      Episode 58: The Comey hearing aid


      POLITICO reporters discuss the Comey Senate Intelligence Committee testimony, the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia and the special election runoff in Georgia. 

      Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast 


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       2017-06-09

      Episode 57: We’ll never have Paris


      POLITICO reporters discuss the Paris climate agreement, the FBI turning their focus on Jared Kushner's Russian dealings and what's to come for Congress as the August recess quickly approaches. 

      Show link: http://www.politico.com/podcasts/nerdcast 


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       2017-06-02

      Episode 56: Special election smackdown


      POLITICO reporters tackle President Trump's first foreign trip, the $4.1 trillion dollar budget and the Montana special election results.


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       2017-05-26

      Episode 55: Special counsels and special elections


      POLITICO reporters break down the 3 huge, separate-yet-linked stories: Trump’s meeting with top Russian officials last week, former FBI Director James Comey's memo indicating that President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn and the special counsel named to head up the investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

      Then, the group discusses how Congress is attempting to circumvent the media firestorm to tackle legislative items. Plus, the...


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       2017-05-19