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 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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    Episode 54: The James Comey episode


    POLITICO reporters do a deep dive into President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey - examining the implications for the bureau, why the president chose this moment and how Democrats are reacting. Then the group discusses the number of troops Trump’s military advisers are recommending he send to Afghanistan in a surge to help stabilize the country.


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    Episode 53: Decision day


    POLITICO reporters tackle the House's Obamacare repeal bill, Sen. Jim DeMint's sudden exit from the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation and rising number of congressional members calling it quits.


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    Episode 52: The health of the party


    POLITICO reporters discuss the White House's latest health care push, strategies for the administration's impending tax cut effort and the future of the Democratic party.


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    Episode 51: Big money, small dollars


    POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff's performance in Georgia’s special House primary, the amount of money President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and what Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News means for the network.


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     2017-04-21

    Episode 50: Voters are voting


    On this week’s show, POLITICO reporters discuss more special elections happening across the country, President Donald Trump’s ideological flexibility — which was on especially strong display this week — and what things look like for his administration as its first 100 days come to a close soon.


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     2017-04-14

    Episode 49: Special election season


    POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Jon Ossoff's fundraising in the Georgia special election, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's departure from the National Security Council and GOP lawmakers' priorities for the rest of 2017.


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     2017-04-07

    Episode 48: Is the Senate headed for the 'nuclear option'?


    POLITICO reporters discuss the House Freedom Caucus's strategy going forward, the latest on Devin Nunes and his intelligence reports, and the impending Senate clash over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing.


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     2017-03-31

    Episode 47: The House of pain


    POLITICO reporters discuss the Republican divide over Obamacare repeal in the House, Intel chair Devin Nunes' wiretap claims, and how global populism is taking shape in France.


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     2017-03-24

    Episode 46: The bully pulpit


    The POLITICO nerds discuss Donald Trump's approval rating according to a new Fox News' poll, the number of Senate Democrats that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch needs to avoid getting stuck in a filibuster and the number of National Security Council staffers who have been removed since the start of the Trump administration.


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     2017-03-17