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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. New episodes every Friday, hosted by Scott Bland.


Will FDR comparisons connect Bernie with older voters?
Jun 14 • 33 min
This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: The president isn’t so sure that he would call the FBI if he was approached with information about his competitors from foreign actors. Or maybe he would. A White House reporter explains the president’s…
Trick or Trade and the 2020 Electoral Map
Jun 7 • 27 min
This week on the Nerdcast with guest-host Charlie Mahtesian: the minds of POLITICO’s White House and trade team to help you understand what’s happening with a looming trade war with Mexico. Also: The president scored surprising wins in Pennsylvania,…
New Dem debate criteria has candidates miffed
May 31 • 31 min
This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: A deep dive into Elizabeth Warren’s campaign strategy with a politico reporter who was on the trail with her and the new qualifying rules for the second set of democratic debates are out. And the candidates…
How the 2020 Democratic candidates are preparing for the primaries
May 24 • 25 min
This week on the Nerdcast with host Scott Bland: a surprising figure has come forward in the impeach trump movement…and no one seems happy about it! Correspondant Tim Alberta joins Scott to talk about it. Plus Scott sits down with some of POLITICO’s…
Democrats want a progressive in the White House. They also want someone who is going to get things done.
May 17 • 26 min
It’s time for a new episode of the Nerdcast, with host Scott Bland.This week on the show: Joe Biden has been touting a new plan on the trail this week that pundits have absolutely trashed. But voters might actually love it… we’ll talk about the what the…
‘It’s definitely causing stress’: New DNC debate requirements put the pressure on democratic candidates
May 10 • 33 min
On the show this week, a packed democratic presidential field makes getting a spot on the debate stage a challenge for candidates, so some of them have completely changed their campaign strategies in hopes of securing a spot. POLITICO national political…
How Trump warmed up to AG Barr
May 3 • 27 min
On the show this week, a roundup from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with White House reporters Nancy Cook and Andrew Restuccia. Plus, a look into the relationship between evangelical voters and Trump’s inner circle. Then, congressional campaigns reporter James…
With 20 candidates ‘you’re going to have a lot of wreckage when it’s done’
Apr 26 • 29 min
First, Scott and POLITICO reporter Marc Caputo talk all things Joe Biden. The former vice president finally announced that he’s running for president, becoming the 20th democrat to enter the race. Does Biden stand a chance? Maybe. He could even be a…
The Mueller report lands. Now it’s Congress’s turn
Apr 19 • 15 min
It’s an all Mueller edition of the Nerdcast show, with host Scott Bland and reporters Kyle Cheney and Melanie Zanona.The crew unpacks some of the fundamental questions from Thursday’s release of the redacted Mueller report and figures out what’s next —…
Will the purge at DHS scare people into acting?
Apr 12 • 31 min
Immigration hard-liners are ascendant at the White House. What does it mean for people trying to enter the U.S., and for the president politically? Plus, POLITICO Playbook authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman join the Nerdcast to talk about their new book…
Where do you draw the line between friendly grandpa and creepy uncle?
Apr 5 • 22 min
What might have been seen as normal behavior in the past is not welcome in the present. How will Biden handle the change? Plus, how much money do you really need to raise to become president? We discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
‘It felt really different at the White House this week’
Mar 29 • 21 min
How have things changed at the White House since the report came out? We go behind the scenes at the White House and on the Hill post-Mueller report. Plus, only three days remain until the end of the weekend, the end of the month, and the end of the first…
Does the ‘candidate next door’ stand a chance?
Mar 22 • 23 min
Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his presidential candidacy. That’s a huge number. It indicates how the Democrats running for president have already built big national followings before campaign season has really even fully…
Beto is in. Now what?
Mar 15 • 27 min
No one has successfully gone from U.S. representative to president since James Garfield. Beto O’Rourke thinks he can. Plus, the mishandling of a sexual harassment case that is haunting Kirsten Gillibrand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
For the time being, Bernie’s got his groove back
Mar 8 • 27 min
White House reporter Nancy Cook and congressional reporter Burgess Everett join the Nerdcast to discuss the tension between President Trump…. and some republicans. Plus, campaign reporter Holly Otterbein joins to explain what’s different for presidential…
Cohen testimony renews impeachment speculation
Mar 1 • 28 min
President Trump’s former fixer spent hours fixating the American public. Did his testimony reveal anything new? Plus, Iowa proves to be twice as nice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bernie is back — and backed — bigly
Feb 22 • 22 min
Guess who’s back (back back)!? back again (again again)!? Bernie’s back (back back) AND….. he’s already gotten a ton of donations and is pretty popular so you probably don’t need to tell a friend because they probably already know…. We’re breaking down…
These are the 2020 Democrats who Trump is worried about
Feb 15 • 29 min
With the field of Democrats running for president growing more crowded each week, the Trump re-election effort has started to zero in on three of them. But Joe Biden — who’s yet to decide whether he’ll join the field — is thought to be the candidate the…
Even more democrats are diving into the 2020 pool
Feb 8 • 23 min
The three top Democrats in Virginia are facing scandals, and it’s a story that just keeps getting worse. Campaigns reporter Zach Montellaro joins the Nerdcast to explain. Plus, We’ve got another two presidential announcements coming up this weekend.…
Will 2020 be the battle of the billionaires?
Feb 1 • 24 min
Trump might not be the only billionaire running for president in 2020. Looks like there’s two other ultra-rich contenders considering a campaign. Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, have indicated…
As the shutdown drags on it is ‘unclear what will get us out of this’
Jan 25 • 28 min
The White House hasn’t been able to strike a deal with Congress to end the shutdown. It may come down to Mitch McConnell getting involved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Looks like the shutdown could stretch into February
Jan 18 • 26 min
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump should reschedule the speech if the government is still shut down come January 29. White House reporter Nancy Cook, congressional reporter Sarah Ferris and senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian join to explain how…
Three ways President Trump could get his wall
Jan 11 • 28 min
There’s ways the president could get his wall without congressional approval. But it won’t be pretty. POLITICO White House reporter Nancy Cook joins the podcast to give an update on what’s happening in the White House during the shut down as federal…
Possibility of a shutdown deal is at a ‘total impasse’
Jan 4 • 27 min
The president and democrats haven’t been able to come to an agreement, and with the new congress sworn in it doesn’t look like things are going to get any easier. White House reporter Nancy Cook joins the Nerdcast to discuss if there is an end in sight…
Unpacking the government shutdown
Dec 28, 2018 • 17 min
The government is shutdown…and everyone seems pretty mellow about it. Why aren’t more people freaking out? We’ll dive into what’s going on now that the new Congress is about to take over with POLITICO congress reporters Rachael Bade and Burgess Everett.…
Examining Trump’s grip on GOP leaders
Dec 20, 2018 • 28 min
The president has been able to get once resistant GOP party leaders to fall in line — but how? Plus, how southern democrats manage to exist in a party moving further left with each passing day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Republicans are in a shutdown pickle
Dec 14, 2018 • 28 min
Hope for avoiding shutdown is evaporating; it might be a long few weeks in Washington, with less than happy holidays approaching. We breakdown the republican mood with the shutdown deadline approaching. Then, hear from two White House reporters on the…
The invisible primary becomes visible
Dec 7, 2018 • 25 min
With Avenatti and Patrick taking a pass on running in 2020, the field is narrowing before the chaos of a long election season even begins. Hear how things that used to happen in private have taken on a new, very public forum. Then, a House race in North…
Connecting the dots of the Mueller investigation
Nov 30, 2018 • 26 min
This week, as Nancy Pelosi takes a big step toward reclaiming the gavel as Speaker of the House, how did she manage to turn back so many vocal critics in this round of the speakership fight?The Mueller investigation seems to be heating up. The president’s…
How pardons hang over the Mueller investigation
Nov 21, 2018 • 30 min
Even though the Founding Fathers were anti-king, there was one king-ly power they really liked: the pardon. Thus the presidential pardon was born. Traditionally, presidents have waited patiently for their lame duck period to pardon controversial people.…
The precarious power of the progressive left
Nov 16, 2018 • 24 min
Everything seemed fine in the White House during midterms, but now there’s the churn and burn. Big staff turnover is expected, and no one is sure who will make the cut. Plus, what’s going on with the midterm election races that have yet to be called and…
Trump comes to grips with divided government
Nov 9, 2018 • 24 min
It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
How to make sense of the midterm results
Nov 7, 2018 • 20 min
POLITICO’s senior politics editor, Charlie Mahtesian, and campaign reporters Elena Schneider and Steve Shepard explain how Democrats won so much in the House but lost so much in the Senate. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the…
What we’re watching for on election night
Nov 2, 2018 • 29 min
‘Twas the week before midterms and all through the House everyone was stirring and totally freaking out!! This is the week before midterms edition of the Nerdcast. Find out what’s happening in congressional districts all across the country as things get…
We watched every campaign ad so you don’t have to
Oct 26, 2018 • 29 min
POLITICO senior politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and White House reporters Nancy Cook and Chris Cadelago discuss President Donald Trump’s phantom tax plan. Plus, POLITICO campaign reporter Zach Montellaro has been watching hundreds of political ads — and…
All election edition: Live at Politicon
Oct 21, 2018 • 36 min
It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. This week, we’re live from POLITICON in Los Angeles. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers…
Inside Donald Trump’s safe space
Oct 19, 2018 • 36 min
This week is all about the money money money mooooney! First, POLITICO’s Elena Schneider explains the bananas amount of money that Democratic candidates have raised compared to Republican incumbents. It’s bonkers. Then, White House reporter Andrew…
Whose Kavanaugh vote is going to hurt them the most?
Oct 12, 2018 • 34 min
This week on Nerdcast: The future of senators Murkowski and Collins after they cast controversial Kavanaugh votes, and a Race Ratings and midterm check-in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The White House’s nickname for President Trump
Oct 5, 2018 • 28 min
White House staffers have been using an…. interesting nickname for President Trump. Maybe a reference to his love for skyscrapers? Who can say? White House reporter Nancy Cook spills. Then reporter Rachael Bade shares some behind the scenes tape that…
What are the political consequences of Kavanaugh’s testimony?
Sep 28, 2018 • 31 min
The partisan display at Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing is likely to change the way future nominees are vetted — and whether people are willing to submit themselves to such scrutiny. Plus, are the coming midterms just one big national…
Behind the scenes as Kavanaugh’s nomination hit the rocks
Sep 21, 2018 • 34 min
Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing was on track…. then off….. then on…. and now maybe off track again? We break down what’s happening between Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault in the 80s. TLDR: It’s a mess for…
The politics of hurricanes explained
Sep 14, 2018 • 34 min
On this week’s Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics: As Hurricane Florence arrives, Donald Trump can’t resist firing his feud with Puerto Rico back up over how the administration handled Hurricane Maria there last year. Plus, find…
Is the left building its own Tea Party or something else entirely?
Sep 7, 2018 • 33 min
The defeat of an incumbent congressman in Massachusetts and the contentious Supreme Court nomination hearings for Brett Kavanaugh show how Democrats seem to be after style as much as substance in 2018. Plus, a lodestar joke as we check on the mood at the…
Trump’s pre-Magna Carta mindset
Aug 31, 2018 • 30 min
A primary Tuesday means a primary Friday on Nerdcast — a primary analysis, that is. We break down what happened in the last big multi-state primary before the midterms and talk about the White House, Trump’s promises and what happens when he doesn’t keep…
Inside Trump’s split screen reality
Aug 24, 2018 • 33 min
A guilty verdict, a guilty plea, and an indictment. What a week in national politics.POLITICO reporting referenced in this segment:Inside the Trump bubble, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ but no talk of Cohen By Lorraine WoellertTrump paints his own reality amid…
BONUS: Did a presidential pardon just become more likely?
Aug 22, 2018 • 13 min
President Trump loves a controversial pardon. Following his disgraced former campaign chairman Paul Manafort being found guilty, it’s looking like we might be entering a fall filled with the will-he-or-won’t-he energy of a president faced with the power…
High primary turnout creates more centrist Dems
Aug 17, 2018 • 27 min
What do democratic voters want? A candidate that will win! How will they try to get it? By moving more to the center, probably! High voter turnout in the primaries among Democrats is showing that there is promise in backing centrist candidates at the top…
Bernie-backed underdogs underperform
Aug 10, 2018 • 34 min
Primaries, nerds! *cue emoji clapping hands and confetti* We’re in our happy place. First, we’re talking campaigns, what Bernie Sanders might be getting at when he backs underdog candidates and what we can expect in the midterm elections. Then, we get…
Trump gets into the midterms. Big league.
Aug 3, 2018 • 32 min
Ahhh Midterm season is (still) in the air. With president Trump back on the road, we’ve been hearing him drop some midterm hopefuls’ names on the rally trail. When he’s not dropping names out front, his 2020 re-election campaign is behind the scenes…
The decrease in White House transparency continues
Jul 27, 2018 • 27 min
The White House has decreased press briefings and announced that they’ll no longer be sharing summaries of Trump’s call’s with foreign heads of state. Plus, they pentagon is not talking to reporters, leaving them in the dark when it comes to military…
Trump’s Russia comments: deeply damaging or just bizarre?
Jul 20, 2018 • 34 min
As Trump walks back his remarks on Russian meddling, the question of whether he’s compromised by a foreign power moves from the fever swamps to the mainstream. Plus, POLITICO’S Rachael Bade says GOP women running for office are in a pickle.Learn more…
The Trump Pence split-screen
Jul 13, 2018 • 34 min
While President Trump is ruffling feathers of world leaders in Europe, Mike Pence is on his own press tour a little closer to home: he’s in the Midwest. We get into what he’s doing there, and why his message sounds a little different from the…
How Supreme Court nominations are like political campaigns
Jul 6, 2018 • 29 min
Scott’s on vacation, but we’re not! Charles Mahtesian, Esq. sits in the host seat this week. Name a better time to go full Supreme Court….. we’ll wait. We have two White House reporters bringing us up to speed on what Trump is thinking with his…
Kennedy retirement reunites fractured Republicans
Jun 29, 2018 • 35 min
In a news week that seemed like it would never end, there were two big upsets for the Democrats: First, in New York’s 14th congressional district, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated Joe Crowley, an incumbent no one expected to be defeated. Then, Justice…
The turmoil at the border is just beginning
Jun 22, 2018 • 34 min
This week we’re talking about the border from two perspectives: The White House and the Hill. Then, we’ll explain why democratic congresspeople and democratic candidates have been turning their backs on Nancy Pelosi, and why it seems like she might be…
For Republicans, Trump holds the cards
Jun 15, 2018 • 30 min
The primary outcomes have us wondering: What’s the state of the GOP? Politico’s Elena Schneider and Alex Isenstadt join us this week to fill us in on what’s going on with the republicans. Then, Rachael Bade joins us from the Hill fresh from a presser with…
BONUS: Decoding Trump, Post Summit
Jun 12, 2018 • 10 min
While we were sleeping, President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. They signed a “very comprehensive document,” but what was in it? And what does it all mean in the long run? Emily Stephenson hosts, joined by foreign affairs…
A sigh of relief from Democrats
Jun 8, 2018 • 34 min
With a giant primary day in the rearview mirror, the Nerdcast team sizes up the race for the House this fall, and we explain what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. Plus: A heartfelt apology to our many listeners in South Dakota. Learn more…
Super Tuesday: primary elections edition
Jun 1, 2018 • 33 min
Just when you thought primary election season couldn’t get any better, we get 8 primaries on a single Tuesday! We’re calling it a Super Tuesday. Hear about California’s top-two primary system (it’s wonky!) and then what the White House has up its sleeve…
Can Democrats win in the South, and Paul Ryan’s pickle
May 25, 2018 • 33 min
You already know what time it is: Primary discussion time! *Insert airhorn sound effect* Daniel Strauss and Steve Shepard are back to talk about the primaries that happened this week. Then, Paul Ryan is a lame duck, and he’s gotten himself into a pickle.…
Inside Mueller’s team, and a look at the Dems
May 18, 2018 • 32 min
If you ain’t talking primaries, we don’t wanna talk (we’ll call you back). Talking primaries again, we know you love it! Hear what democrats are facing, and how women are faring in primary elections this year. Then, get a look inside the Mueller…
Sizing up the primaries and unpacking two nuclear relationships
May 11, 2018 • 31 min
We talk about what unfolded in Tuesday night’s primary elections, and then breakdown the next round of primaries we’re gearing up for. Then, it’s on to Iran and North Korea and all the ways they’re intertwined — yet completely different. Plus, in a win…
BONUS: The woman who connected Castro with the White House
May 7, 2018 • 38 min
History forgot Lisa Howard, but we still see the implications of her work today. The story of how one pioneering female journalist used grit, determination and some intimate diplomacy to establish a secret backchannel between the U.S. government and Fidel…
Nobody wants to be Trump’s lawyer
May 4, 2018 • 35 min
President Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, shared some revealing news about the president during an interview with Sean Hannity regarding the alleged arrangement his former lawyer made with the adult film star Stormy Daniels. Following suit, we reveal a…
Dr. Ronny Jackson drops out, Missouri midterms heat up
Apr 27, 2018 • 31 min
It seems like we are destined to have at least one confirmation battle pending before the senate until the end of time. This week, we can thank Dr. Ronny Jackson, who has withdrawn his nomination to lead the VA. White House reporter Eliana Johnson breaks…
Abe visits Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Nikki Haley and Election 2018
Apr 20, 2018 • 30 min
It’s been a very foreign-policy focused week for the White House. We bring you a breakdown of the big events that made headlines. Then we’ll talk about how the diplomatic world and corporate America have adapted to the way the president changes his mind.…
Nine months is a long time to be a lame duck
Apr 13, 2018 • 32 min
Paul Ryan announced that he’d be retiring after three years as Speaker of the House. Where does that leave republicans, and what about all that fundraising money Ryan rakes in? We get into both. Then, Nancy Cook catches us up on another whirlwind week at…
Scott Pruitt did ‘the swampiest thing imaginable’
Apr 6, 2018 • 31 min
Scott Bland is back! This week, our host has returned, and somehow, no one left the White House. We’re talking about the controversies surrounding EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, then shifting gears to take on the big economic stories from this week:…
Inside How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
Mar 30, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, going in-depth on a POLITICO investigation that found disparities in how the federal government handled the responses to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. Plus, it was a quiet week at the White House (only one firing), so what else is…
Democrats Unfriend Facebook
Mar 23, 2018 • 30 min
On the show this week, it’s Facebook’s future in Washington, a Senate race in West Virginia and questions asked by Politico readers. Plus, Charlie gets some “Deer Hunter” closure.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Post Tillerson Stress Disorder
Mar 16, 2018 • 28 min
On the show this week, we’re talking Rexit and the oh-so-close race for a Congressional seat in the Western Pennsylvania — what does it mean for republicans in the midterms? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Another week, another White House departure
Mar 9, 2018 • 35 min
This week, we’re talking tariffs, trade and why the stock market seems pretty much unfazed by Donald Trump despite all the uncertainty he brings. Plus, what we learned (and what we didn’t) from this week’s primary voting in Texas.Learn more about your ad…
Is Hope Hicks gone for good?
Mar 2, 2018 • 32 min
POLITICO reporters discuss White House communications director Hope Hicks’ resignation, Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgrade and the latest in the Paul Manafort indictment saga.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BONUS: Why 2018 Is do-or-die for Democrats
Feb 23, 2018 • 22 min
Washington insider and former Clinton political director Doug Sosnik joins the Nerdcast to walk listeners through his latest analysis of the 2018 map. Doug explains why Donald Trump’s unpopularity and significant demographic shifts in once-solid…
Parkland students push for gun reform
Feb 23, 2018 • 33 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the gun control debate that has taken hold of the country following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week and how the students’ energy could impact policy in Washington. Plus, the panel tackles the scandal and…
Porter scandal rocks Kelly’s credibility
Feb 16, 2018 • 31 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the Rob Porter abuse allegations that have shaken the White House and why chief of staff John Kelly is in the middle of this scandal. The panel also breaks down the Trump polling bump we saw in the latest POLITICO/Morning…
Dow falls but the parade must go on
Feb 9, 2018 • 34 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the recent fluctuations in the stock market and what the repricing means for the country’s economy and politics, President Trump’s request for a military parade akin to the 2017 French Bastille Day parade, and what recent House…
BONUS: Mike Pence on the midterm elections
Feb 2, 2018 • 11 min
POLITICO Playbook producer Zach Montellaro joins Charlie to discuss and share highlights of Wednesday night’s Mike Pence interview with Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman at the annual GOP winter retreat in West Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Deadlines loom over Congress
Feb 2, 2018 • 38 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the looming shutdown and DACA deadline, the surprisingly high number of Republican committee chairs have decided to leave office at the end of this Congress, and the explosive POLITICO story that led to CDC Director Brenda…
Will Trump stick to SOTU script?
Jan 26, 2018 • 39 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the DACA deal battle between Republicans, Democrats and President Trump, and the potential of a second shutdown in the beginning of February. The panel also discusses how to keep the characters in the Russia probes straight and…
Shutdown blame game
Jan 19, 2018 • 36 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the latest shutdown struggle on Capitol Hill, how President Trump’s tweets and roving policy stances are complicating things and who would shoulder the shutdown blame. The group also dives into the “shithole” controversy that…
Washington struggles to strike DACA deal
Jan 12, 2018 • 39 min
POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump’s televised immigration meeting, lawmakers’ struggle to strike a deal on DACA, Senator Ben Cardin’s 200-page report on Putin’s meddling in global democracies, and what the Oprah 2020 hype says about the…
Trump blasts Bannon
Jan 5, 2018 • 43 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the frayed relationship between President Trump and Steve Bannon, and what Senator Hatch’s retirement means for Mitt Romney. The group also discusses the White House’s Iran strategy and what to make of the president’s scathing…
Defining moments of 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 32 min
POLITICO reporters break down the top moments of 2017. From Senator McCain’s “no” vote on the Obamacare repeal to Donald Trump’s personnel shakeups to special elections across the country, the group unpacks why these moments mattered and what’s to come in…
Tax day
Dec 22, 2017 • 33 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the tax bill the Republican-led Congress passed this week and what it will mean for taxpayers in the coming months. The group also ponders the next big policy push and if this will be Speaker Paul Ryan’s last year in…
Jones takes Alabama
Dec 15, 2017 • 45 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama and what that win means for 2018 congressional races to come, President Trump’s tweet blasting Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and the deal struck by House and Senate Republicans seeking to…
Bonus: Playbook interview with NRCC’s John Rogers & DCCC’s Dan Sena
Dec 12, 2017 • 22 min
Playbook Audio Briefing hosts Jake and Anna talk with NRCC Executive Director John Rogers and DCCC Executive Director Dan Sena at a live podcast taping at Sixth and I Synagogue on Thursday. Unsurprisingly, they don’t agree on very much – from how popular…
Alabama Senate Preview
Dec 8, 2017 • 42 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the upcoming Alabama Senate race following President Trump’s endorsement of Roy Moore, the sexual misconduct allegations on Capitol Hill that have so far led to two resignations and a special guest joins host Scott Bland to…
Harassment dominoes on Capitol Hill
Dec 1, 2017 • 43 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the sexual misconduct allegations plaguing congressional Democrats, President Trump’s Twitter fingers and why the social media statements matter, and the Republican tax plan speeding through the Senate. Plus, the group breaks…
Boehner unchained
Nov 24, 2017 • 20 min
In a special Thanksgiving edition of the Nerdcast, POLITICO Magazine reporter Tim Alberta joins Scott Bland to discuss his profile on former House Speaker John Boehner. Tim delves into his golfing outing in Ohio, how this piece came to be, and what…
Moore allegations rock Alabama
Nov 17, 2017 • 41 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the number of women who have come forward accusing Roy Moore of inappropriate behavior, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony, and takeaways from President Trump’s trip overseas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Election Day recap
Nov 10, 2017 • 42 min
POLITICO reporters break down Democrat Ralph Northam win in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, including the White House’s reaction, polling errors and the downfalls of gerrymandering. The group also discusses what’s in the House Republican’s tax bill and…
It’s Mueller time
Nov 3, 2017 • 35 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Robert Mueller’s indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, President Trump’s upcoming trip to Asia, and California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s challenger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Flake bows out
Oct 27, 2017 • 43 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Senator Flake pulling the plug on his reelection campaign in a dramatic Senate floor speech and what’s to come in the second open Senate race in Arizona since 1994. The panel also discusses the 2016 Facebook ads that were placed…
2017 election preview
Oct 20, 2017 • 47 min
POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump’s comments about fallen troops this week, the competitive Virginia governor’s race with Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie pitted against one another, and Steve Bannon’s anointed outsider…
POLITICO Money: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on taxes, Trump’s tweets and Hamilton
Oct 19, 2017 • 30 min
POLITICO’s new podcast POLITICO Money takes over the Nerdcast feed. In the first episode, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin opens up about his relationship with President Trump and how he became treasury secretary, what’s on his bookshelf, the Lakers, and…
Trump’s hiring spree
Oct 13, 2017 • 39 min
POLITICO reporters discuss three major White House personnel picks in the works, the spat between President Trump and Senator Bob Corker, and major megadonors that are supporting Republican candidates across the country that are piling into races against…
Will Congress act on guns?
Oct 6, 2017 • 47 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the impact of the Las Vegas shooting on gun control legislation in Congress, how much room Senate Republicans have made in their budget for tax reform and reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump a…
Puerto Rico’s long road back
Sep 29, 2017 • 42 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the recovery and rebuilding efforts Puerto Rico is facing since Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory a week ago, Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s primary election victory and what it means for the anti-establishment wing of the…
The GOP’s final health care push
Sep 22, 2017 • 46 min
POLITICO reporters tackle the Graham-Cassidy health care bill in the works in the Senate, the Alabama special election and how much money the super PAC aligned with Mitch McConnell has spent so far, and President Donald Trump’s latest approval rating…
Single payer politics
Sep 15, 2017 • 45 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Bernie Sanders’ new single-payer health care legislation, the number of House Republicans from potential battleground districts have retired in the last week and the number of nations meeting at next week’s United Nations…
Republicans reel from debt ceiling deal
Sep 8, 2017 • 48 min
POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump’s deal with Democrat leadership to raise the debt ceiling, fund the government for 3 months and provide Hurricane Harvey aid. The panel also delves into former President Obama’s response to DACA and what it says…
Hurricane Harvey aftermath
Sep 1, 2017 • 41 min
POLITICO’s top reporters discuss Hurricane Harvey, President Trump’s visit to the state and disaster optics, and what to expect from Congress as they return from August recess to a packed schedule.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
No retreat, no surrender
Aug 25, 2017 • 38 min
POLITICO reporters discuss President Trump’s decision to go off script in Phoenix, Arizona this week and his aversion to be managed by staff. The panel also unpacks the president’s primetime Afghanistan address and how his foreign policy views has evolved…
The aftermath of Charlottesville
Aug 18, 2017 • 36 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the political upset over Trump’s statements on Charlottesville, the results of Alabama’s special Senate race and the shifting map of power in the West Wing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fire and fury
Aug 11, 2017 • 41 min
POLITICO reporters discuss tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons, Trump’s shrinking support among registered voters and how John Kelly’s first two weeks as White House chief of staff are going.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
It’s Trump’s party now
Aug 4, 2017 • 45 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Trump’s new immigration proposal, the reelection implications for Arizona Senator Jeff Flake after his criticism of President Trump and the upcoming Alabama Senate special election.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
BONUS EPISODE: Live from Politicon
Jul 31, 2017 • 50 min
Live from Politicon in Pasadena, California, POLITICO reporters discuss Trump’s constantly rotating staff in the West Wing, the recent failure of the Senate healthcare bill and major winners and losers from Trump’s presidency.Learn more about your ad…
What ‘loyalty’ means to Trump
Jul 28, 2017 • 34 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Trump’s bullying of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the transgender military policy he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Republicans reset on health care again
Jul 21, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Emails again
Jul 14, 2017 • 41 min
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…
The 2018 Senate lookahead
Jul 7, 2017 • 26 min
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…
Health care whiplash
Jun 30, 2017 • 43 min
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…
The Georgia season finale
Jun 23, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Is a White House policy reboot possible?
Jun 16, 2017 • 47 min
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…
The Comey hearing aid
Jun 8, 2017 • 45 min
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 Learn more about your ad…
We’ll never have Paris
Jun 2, 2017 • 42 min
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 Learn…
Special election smackdown
May 26, 2017 • 42 min
POLITICO reporters tackle President Trump’s first foreign trip, the $4.1 trillion dollar budget and the Montana special election results.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Special counsels and special elections
May 19, 2017 • 47 min
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 James Comey episode
May 12, 2017 • 43 min
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…
Decision day
May 5, 2017 • 50 min
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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
The health of the party
Apr 28, 2017 • 46 min
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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Big money, small dollars
Apr 21, 2017 • 45 min
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.Learn more about…
Voters are voting
Apr 14, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Special election season
Apr 7, 2017 • 44 min
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.Learn more about your…
Is the Senate headed for the ‘nuclear option’?
Mar 31, 2017 • 39 min
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.Learn more about your ad…
The House of pain
Mar 24, 2017 • 48 min
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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The bully pulpit
Mar 17, 2017 • 42 min
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…
Health scare politics
Mar 10, 2017 • 46 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the Republicans’ strategy for passing a health care bill through the House, how the Trump White House is handling allegations of Russian ties, and how the new president is faring 50 days into the administration.Learn more about…
The Russia merry-go-round
Mar 3, 2017 • 43 min
POLITICO reporters talk President Trump’s joint sessions address, the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal and replace strategy, and the future of the Democratic party following Tom Perez’s DNC chair win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump’s big speech
Feb 24, 2017 • 48 min
POLITICO reporters tackle President Trump’s first address to Congress next week, the history of CPAC and the current role it serves in the Republican party, and the number of special elections on tap in the first half of 2017, mostly to fill seats left…
A week of chaos
Feb 17, 2017 • 49 min
POLITICO reporters dive into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation after only 25 days, President Trump’s 77-minute press conference and who’s in the lead in the race to become DNC chair.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Live from D.C., it’s Saturday Night
Feb 10, 2017 • 46 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Saturday Night Live’s satirization of the Trump administration, cabinet secretaries’ controversial confirmations and Elizabeth Warren’s quashed floor speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump’s Supreme week
Feb 3, 2017 • 50 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the immigration executive order and the protests that followed, and the GOP’s margin for error on the Betsy DeVos confirmation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump off and running
Jan 27, 2017 • 52 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump’s first week as president, including his upcoming Supreme Court pick, illegal voting claims and how Democrats are planning on fighting back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump takes the oath
Jan 19, 2017 • 46 min
POLITICO reporters discuss expected themes of Donald Trump’s inaugural address, the lack of under-secretaries named at the Defense and State departments, how Congressional Republicans are grappling with healthcare reform, and Trump’s favorability numbers.…
The Russia files
Jan 13, 2017 • 48 min
POLITICO reporters discuss BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump dossier, the biggest news to come out of Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference and Rex Tillerson’s rocky hearing on the Hill.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump’s Cabinet heads to Capitol Hill
Jan 6, 2017 • 42 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the confirmation hearings hitting the Hill, PEOTUS’s upcoming press conference and which Democrats voted against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump goes off the record
Dec 23, 2016 • 39 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Hillary Clinton’s final vote count, Donald Trump’s private security contracting, transition team vetting and the president-elect’s unexpected off the record gathering in Mar-A-Lago.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
No honeymoon for Trump
Dec 16, 2016 • 47 min
POLITICO reporters discuss the Electoral College confusion, how Donald Trump’s favorability numbers will affect his presidency and the latest cabinet appointments - including Rex Tillerson.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump’s nontraditional transition
Dec 9, 2016 • 34 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Ivanka Trump’s interest in environmental issues, the percentage of voters who had a more favorable view of Trump after the Carrier deal and how Democrats can begin to rebuild the party’s leadership. Learn more about your ad…
Trump’s conservative dream team
Dec 2, 2016 • 45 min
POLITICO reporters discuss Donald Trump’s cabinet picks thus far, the ratio of the president-elect’s at-the-mic statements to tweets, hints of 2018 and what to expect from Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Your 2016 questions answered
Nov 18, 2016 • 44 min
POLITICO’s Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland and Katie Glueck answer listeners’ questions about the 2016 election.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The 2016 postmortem
Nov 11, 2016 • 53 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Hadas Gold discuss what the pollsters got wrong and how the media should course correct.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trump defies the odds
Nov 9, 2016 • 22 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian and Scott Bland react to the news that Donald Trump won the 2016 election, and dive into how the pollsters and media got it so wrong.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Who will win?
Nov 8, 2016 • 34 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian and Scott Bland discuss the key counties to watch on Election Day, Donald Trump’s path to 270, exit polls and Congressional race predictions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is it really a nailbiter?
Nov 4, 2016 • 63 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Ken Vogel and Josh Gerstein discuss the latest FBI Clinton email probe, the impact of October surprises, Trump’s path to victory and what we’ve learned from this divisive campaign cycle.Learn…
Donald Trump’s detour from reality
Oct 27, 2016 • 52 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Ken Vogel and Eli Stokols discuss early voting, the Trump campaign’s fundraising strategy as Election Day approaches and the down-ballot effect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump’s last chance
Oct 21, 2016 • 44 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland and Katie Glueck discuss Donald Trump’s assertion that he may not honor the election results, the percentage of Republicans Trump is winning and what early voting results tell us.Learn more about…
Donald Trump in freefall
Oct 14, 2016 • 59 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Ken Vogel and Eli Stokols discuss the Trump tape fallout, how Trump’s unconventional campaign is affecting down-ballot races and what John Podesta’s emails in the latest Wikileaks dump…
It’s hers to lose on Sunday
Oct 7, 2016 • 47 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Hadas Gold, Scott Bland and Ken Vogel discuss Donald Trump’s taxes, the VP debate and what Governor Pence’s strong performance means for the Trump campaign, the latest polling in Ohio and what impact Gary…
Donald Trump loses the post-game
Sep 29, 2016 • 44 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Hadas Gold, Scott Bland and Eli Stokols discuss Donald Trump’s performance in the first debate, the Trump campaign’s first big paid media blitz and what to expect from the VP debate in Virginia. Plus, Charlie…
Are you ready for debate night?
Sep 22, 2016 • 50 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Hadas Gold, Scott Bland and Katie Glueck discuss what can we expect from the first debate, the religious right’s conversion to Donald Trump, Trump as “strongman” and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Trump can win.
Sep 15, 2016 • 33 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher and Hadas Gold analyze recent battleground polls showing Trump and Clinton neck and neck and delve into which campaign ads are most effective and why. The group also compares the…
Is Trump’s bounce-back legit?
Sep 8, 2016 • 46 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols, Scott Bland and Charlie Mahtesian analyze the latest CNN/ORC poll showing Donald Trump leading by 2 points and debate which battleground states are still within reach for Trump. Also on the docket; how…
Is immigration a win for Trump?
Sep 1, 2016 • 37 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols, Scott Bland and Charlie Mahtesian discuss Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico, his immigration messaging and the current estimated electoral college count - is the map already cooked? Also on the docket, how…
The rise of the ‘alt-right’
Aug 25, 2016 • 49 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols, Scott Bland and Hadas Gold discuss Hillary Clinton’s run-out-the-clock strategy and how the next email dump could affect that plan, Donald Trump’s digital campaign spending and polling in swing states -…
Do the third-party candidates stand a chance?
Aug 18, 2016 • 48 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts and Scott Bland interview Evan McMullin on the third-party candidate’s chances of getting on the ballot, let alone winning the presidency. Roberts and Bland are joined by Annie Karni and Hadas Gold to discuss the Trump campaign…
Can Trump rebound?
Aug 11, 2016 • 48 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Eli Stokols, Scott Bland and Hadas Gold discuss the latest polling in swing states and if the Trump campaign’s increase in events in these key areas can knock Hillary Clinton’s numbers down. Also discussed…
Will Trump drop out?
Aug 4, 2016 • 44 min
POLITICO’s Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols, Hadas Gold and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House. The group discusses how Donald Trump’s week of gaffes is burying bad news for Hillary Clinton and they examine Trump’s fundraising…
What if Clinton v. Trump ends in a tie?
Jul 29, 2016 • 34 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel and Hadas Gold geek out over the race to the White House in Philadelphia with segments on the unlikely but not impossible scenario that the election ends in a tie, the Russians hacking DNC emails…
Trump claims the title
Jul 21, 2016 • 31 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel and Eli Stokols geek out over the race to the White House in Cleveland with segments on the youth vote, Donald Trump’s children playing a starring role at the convention, Ivanka’s influence on Trump…
Live from the RNC with Sarah Huckabee and David Pepper
Jul 20, 2016 • 29 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts and Charlie Mahtesian sit down with senior Trump advisor Sarah Huckabee and Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper in Cleveland to discuss how to win battleground states, what it’s like inside the Trump campaign, the future…
Why Trump is gaining on Clinton
Jul 14, 2016 • 41 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Scott Bland and Hadas Gold geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s tie in a recent New York Times/CBS poll, Clinton’s unfavorability numbers, the Trump VP…
Trump fumbles Clinton’s bad week
Jul 7, 2016 • 41 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Eli Stokols and Hadas Gold geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, Donald Trump’s June fundraising, the possibility of delegates unbinding at the RNC…
Trump’s trade war on the GOP establishment
Jun 30, 2016 • 50 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Donald Trump’s fundraising catch-up, Nate Silver’s campaign math and Pennsylvania’s politics.Learn more about…
Was firing Lewandowski the start of Trump’s turnaround?
Jun 23, 2016 • 38 min
POLITICO’s Susan Glasser, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Cory Lewandowski’s sudden exit from Donald Trump’s team and the role Trump’s children are playing in the…
Did Trump blow it on Orlando?
Jun 16, 2016 • 37 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Donald Trump’s reaction to the Orlando shooting and if his off-the-cuff style will translate to national…
Donald Trump’s big-money blues
Jun 9, 2016 • 40 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Donald Trump’s money woes, Paul Manafort’s influence on the Trump campaign and whether or not Elizabeth Warren…
Trump’s Libertarian nightmare
Jun 2, 2016 • 38 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on the Libertarian’s threat to Donald Trump, why Hillary Clinton’s winning the war for superdelegates and the…
What is Bernie Sanders up to?
May 26, 2016 • 33 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Hadas Gold and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Rick Wiley, Donald Trump’s national campaign director, leaving the job after only six weeks, Trump’s…
How badly is Sanders hurting Clinton?
May 19, 2016 • 33 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Hadas Gold and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on the Democratic crackup and Bernie Sander’s long game, Facebook’s optics problem with conservatives and the…
Is Trump really making nice with the GOP?
May 12, 2016 • 32 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out over the race to the White House with segments on Hillary Clinton’s dismal showing in West Virginia, Donald Trump meeting with the RNC, primary polling versus…
Does Donald Trump have a prayer?
May 6, 2016 • 33 min
POLITICO’s Kristin Roberts, Charlie Mahtesian, Ken Vogel, Eli Stokols and Scott Bland geek out on the race to the White House on the inaugural episode of the 2016 NerdcastLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to the 2016 Nerdcast
May 5, 2016 • 3 min
Welcome to the 2016 Nerdcast by POLITICOLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices