Best Politics podcasts — Latest in US and world politics (Updated June 2018; image)
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Download and watch full episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher including his New Rules and Overtime segments with his guest panelists. New episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher air Fridays at 10, only on HBO.
 
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NBC Meet the Press
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NBC News' Meet the Press is the longest-running television show in history, celebrating its 70th anniversary. If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
 
The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don't have to keep up with politics to know what's happening. You just have to keep up with us.
 
Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.
 
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Pod Save America
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Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
 
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Political Gabfest
Weekly
 
Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says "Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest." The Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, is the kind of informal and irreverent discussion Washington journalists have after hours over drinks.
 
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The Skepticrat
Monthly
 
Covering politics from the far center
 
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Vox's The Weeds
Weekly+
 
Everyone is always warning you not to get lost in the weeds. But not Vox's Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Sarah Kliff, and Matthew Yglesias. They love the weeds. That's where all the policy is. This is the podcast for people who follow politics because they love thinking about health care, economics, and zoning. It is not a podcast for people who like hearing talk about gaffes.
 
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Keepin' it 1600
Weekly+
 
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — host a biweekly Ringer podcast to discuss the political world, analyze the Trump presidency, and welcome commentary from journalists and politicians.
 
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Trumpcast
Weekly+
 
A quasi-daily podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump's rise to the presidency and his current administration. Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, along with Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie, and the writer Virginia Heffernan, will be talking to journalists, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.
 
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Chapo Trap House
Weekly+
 
Podcast by Chapo Trap House
 
KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture.
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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Congressional Dish
Monthly+
 
A podcast highlighting corporate influence on the bills passed by Congress. www.congressionaldish.com Follow @JenBriney on Twitter
 
Loud, fast-talking and deceptively funny, this politically-independent "forward-thinking pragmatist" looks at the events shaping our world through a uniquely American lens. It's smarter than you think, and faster than you expect.
 
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The Run-Up
Weekly+
 
The election is over. But the story has just begun. Michael Barbaro, who has covered the last two presidential races for the Times, hosts our twice-weekly conversation about the biggest stories and surprises coming out of the campaign. The show features Times political reporters, Opinion columnists and data analysts. You’ll also hear interviews with key players on the political scene. It’s the access and authority The New York Times does best.
 
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.
 
Today's political debates, particularly on cable news, talk radio and blog comments can be limiting. In this podcast, Bruce Carlson applies as much history as possible to the politics of today.
 
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FT World Weekly
Weekly
 
Each week, we focus on one of the major international stories making headlines, drawing upon the Financial Times's team of foreign correspondents and analysts to make sense of world events. Presented by Gideon Rachman and produced by Hannah Murphy.
 
Light, humorous roundtable discussion of news and politics by real people across the political spectrum. Real debate without the hate!
 
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So That Happened
Weekly
 
An inside-the-beltway show that's truly for beltway outsiders. Each week the HuffPost Politics team offers an entertaining alternative to the Sunday shows you've stopped watching. Along with their outside the beltway guests, join Arthur Delaney and Elise Foley as they analyze the news of the week and explain why it should matter to you.
 
Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
 
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist and culture critic, sits down with liberals and conservatives, pastors, writers, activists, and other people you should know for an open, funny, in-depth conversation about what divides us - a show about listening instead of arguing.
 
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FT Politics
Weekly
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
The Hagmann Report provides listeners information about current events and historical topics that transcend the political right-left paradigm and delve into the real issues behind the sugar-coated news. This unique, father-son detective duo uses their investigative abilities and resources to aggressively research and report on issues left untouched by the corporate media and those that exist beyond the scope of the non-traditional media. The show addresses many issues once considered mere fo ...
 
Each week, Foreign Policy’s editors triage the big issues of the day with emergency room-like urgency and some mayhem. Pulling from FP’s impressive roster of contributors, the panel’s collective varies from week to week. Foreign Policy is the world’s leading media organization dedicated to providing leaders in business, finance, and government with real time insight and analysis into global affairs. As authoritative as it is dedicated to challenging wisdom, FP is unique in its ability to bri ...
 
POLITICO takes you behind the scenes with Washington's power players to uncover what's really driving politics and policy in the nation’s capital. Hosted by Isaac Dovere.
 
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TALKING POLITICS
Weekly
 
Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that tries to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As it unfolds, TALKING POLIT ...
 
1947 is a new podcast from NBC News, featuring Chuck Todd, Moderator of "Meet the Press." 1947 features in-depth conversations with notable figures to go beyond politics. Each episode showcases a single conversation, centered on a guest who has been invited to discuss art, culture, news and of course, politics.
 
A weekly conversation on politics with Ken Rudin, from MPR News
 
The United States of Anxiety: Culture Wars introduces you to people who have been battling to shape America’s political culture for decades. We profile culture warriors, past and present, who have influenced debates over race, religion, science, sexuality, gender and more. We connect those debates to real people, with real stakes in the outcome. We’re filling in the blanks – aiming to answer questions you didn’t even know you had – and we’re asking, what are you willing to fight for? WNYC St ...
 
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The Pollsters
Weekly
 
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture.Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealin ...
 
Engaging interviews and discussions of elections and the political issues of the day
 
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Quorum Call
Weekly
 
No one knows Capitol Hill and the corridors of Washington power like National Journal, and now NJ brings you Quorum Call—a weekly podcast on Congress, policy, and politics. Hosted by National Journal's veteran reporting team, new episodes of Quorum Call will be available every Monday.
 
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The Ticket 2016
Weekly
 
The Ticket: A Presidential Podcast from The Texas Tribune and KUT News. Each Week KUT's Ben Philpott and the Tribune's Jay Root provide a rundown of the week's campaign actions and bring you interviews with people who make a living working on, covering or commenting on the campaigns.
 
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Majority 54
Monthly+
 
Jason Kander is an army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri and the first millennial elected to statewide office in the United States. He's traveling the country to help the 54% of us who didn't vote for Donald Trump talk to those of us who did about the most divisive issues in our country.
 
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Can He Do That?
Weekly
 
Donald Trump’s historic presidency is unlike any other that’s come before it. From a record-setting staff turnover rate to unpredictable policy decisions to an ongoing investigation into his campaign, each episode of this podcast focuses on one aspect of Trump’s time in the White House that raises the question: "Can He Do That?"Led by interim host Martine Powers, the podcast features Washington Post reporters and experts to illuminate the ways Donald Trump can reshape the presidency. And wha ...
 
Listen to Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the political news of the week. Posted each Friday by 9 p.m., the Shields and Brooks podcast includes the full audio of every on-air segment. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full shows, individual segments, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app.
 
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
Chris Hayes delivers the biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold our leaders accountable for their actions. Join him as he has brings the nation’s officials, legislators, policymakers, and local activists to the table to address key issues affecting communities across America.
 
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CNN's The Daily DC
Weekly+
 
CNN has the best political director in the business and every morning Monday through Friday David Chalian will lay out what you need to know from the world of politics.
 
Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
 
Your daily politics update, brought to you by Slate. Hear more Slate articles at Slate.com/Voice. Want to hear a daily selection of the magazine’s best stories? Learn more at slate.com/voice A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
Journalist Mehdi Hasan is known around the world for his televised takedowns of presidents and prime ministers. In this new podcast from The Intercept, Mehdi unpacks a game-changing news event of the week while challenging the conventional wisdom. As a Brit, a Muslim and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington D.C., Mehdi gives a refreshingly provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American—and global—politics.
 
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The Impact
Monthly
 
In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For The Impact, that’s where our story begins. We focus on the human consequences of policy-making, what happens in the real world after the government, non-profits, even academic institutions start doing something differently. The Impact looks at policies that work — and policies that need some work — as they make their way out into the real world, with many surprises along the way.
 
Each week, POLITICO’s Susan Glasser will go backstage in a world disrupted, interviewing leaders in Washington — and around the globe — who can help us understand an international scene that can seem like it’s spinning out of control. The podcast will skip the punditry to feature candid, revealing, news-making conversations about global politics with those who are helping shape it.
 
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The New Washington
Weekly
 
This limited-run series of interviews from the producers of "The Daily" takes you inside Trump’s Washington. From July through December of 2017, "The New Washington" delivered interviews with the political character you wanted to hear from most that week, with analysis and commentary from Michael Barbaro, Carl Hulse and their colleagues in the D.C. bureau of The New York Times.
 
From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, which airs weekly on Fox News Channel.
 
From Town Halls to Political Debates, CNN hosts open forums that give our audience the chance to hear directly from the people shaping their world. Politicians and newsmakers alike answer the tough questions from CNN's top anchors and political experts. Subscribe to get the full, unedited audio from these special events.
 
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
 
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What can history add to understanding the unconventional Presidency of Donald Trump? What about his tweeting, that portrait of Andrew Jackson in the White House and the comparisons? What are his reelection chances as of now, and how does the midterm look? Bruce is joined by Ian Skotte, who will be helping with producing the My History Can Beat ...…
 
FOX News Sunday Audio PodcastBy podcast@foxnewsradio.com (FOX News Channel).
 
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump; Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.); Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.); Al Cardenas, Helene Cooper, Carol Lee, Bret Stephens
 
First, Jake talks with the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the Washington Post's new reporting that Trump confidant Roger Stone met with a Russian national offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign and if the President is considering anyone connected to the Russia investigation. Then, Jake is joined by Texas Senate candid ...…
 
It's the fourth Midnight broadcast, and tonight we are going to be cracking jokes, and talking about strange things, including a peculiar suicide trend in Hollywood. Also, stories from the afterlife, and a volume of amazing calls from the audience.Watch the full episode: https://youtu.be/LNR_dkjcg0EBecome my boss: http://www.patreon.com/QuiteFr ...…
 
The Brian Lehrer Show, in conjunction with The Harris Poll, looks at the history of the American Culture Wars in our lifetimes, as seen through years that end with the number 8. Catch up on this week's archival audio and conversations with listeners and experts to explore how Americans saw themselves and each other in 2008. The End of the Bush ...…
 
Tight votes and compromises dominate this week as Theresa May’s government puts Brexit into law. But has any actual progress been made? Plus, what can be done to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in Westminster? Presented by Sebastian Payne. With George Parker, Miranda Green and Laura Hughes of the Financial Times. Produced by Anna Dedhar a ...…
 
It's the end of the week, and my Little League team is going to be making its 7th Championship appearance in Nine years. I'm a proud baseball papa. But what was going to be a chill, slightly aimless night of taking calls and casting off into the weekend, turned into a very unexpected and riveting direction from the start. Watch the full episode ...…
 
Manafort gets jailed until trial and the president talks to the media hitting a range of topics during interviews with press on the White House lawn. This as the Trump administration faces growing criticism for its policy separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Josh Gerstein, Barbara McQuade, Chuck Rosenberg, Michael Steele, Nanc ...…
 
Bill’s guests are George Will, Billy Eichner, Karen Bass, Margaret Hoover, and Michael Weiss (Originally aired 06/15/18)
 
A judge revokes Paul Manafort's bail after new charges of obstruction of justice. Then, the feds recover 700 pages of encrypted messages from Trump's henchman Michael Cohen. Plus, All In has obtained exclusive new details on some of the 2,000 children taken from their parents at the border.
 
Over the past six weeks, 2,000 children have been separated from their parents.
 
7:00pm News with Doug & Joe Hagmann - We will cover the latest information from the IG report and other imporant news. 7:30pm Laura Loomer joins the program for news, analysis and commentary. Her YouTube channel is a breaking news go-to. 8:00pm Return guest, Brannon Howse, Host of Worldview Weekend and WVWTV brings analysis of what is happening ...…
 
Jayson De Leon jumps into the host seat for the day to chat about Paul Manafort's arraignment with Tierney Sneed of Talking Points Memo who was at the courthouse to watch the day's events unravel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
President Trump began Friday by giving a wide-ranging interview to Fox News, and then he answered questions for a pool of reporters. In both he covered major topics like North Korea, a DOJ Report, immigration legislation, and his feud with the NFL. The NPR Politics team sets the record straight on his comments. This episode: Congressional corre ...…
 
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Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins us for a special episode to talk about the Justice Department inspector general's report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
 
President Trump feels good about the summit and the agreement he signed with Kim Jong-Un, but does it mean anything?By webmaster@kcrw.org (KCRW, Ana Kasparian, Josh Barro, Rich Lowry).
 
How the Soviet Union facilitated the famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians and buried the evidence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Sarah, Dara and Matt answer your questions.
 
The Inspector General report on the FBI, and the China tariffs begin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Eric Deggans, TV critic at NPR and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, and Celeste Headlee public radio host and the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (Harper Wave, 2017), discuss the rise of partisan media and social media in 2008 and how it contributed to the modern Cu ...…
 
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Council Speaker Johnson Talks City Budget (First) | Civic Engagement (Starts at 22:13) | Transgender Men (Starts at 44:06) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.
 
David Graeber, professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Debt and of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, follows up his viral essay about how many of us work at jobs that seem useless, what purpose they serve and what it would take to change them.
 
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, White House correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the latest in national politics including the new inspector general investigation into the Justice Department's handling of the Clinton email probe, the federal policy to separate children from parents illegally crossing the U.S. border and an attempt by moderat ...…
 
CNN Law Enforcement Analyst Josh Campbell sits down with CNN Political Director David Chalian to discuss the release of the Inspector General's report and to provide an inside look at the culture of the FBI.
 
As Election Day approaches in the Maryland, a candidate for Montgomery County Executive and one for Governor of Maryland join us for the Politics Hour.
 
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, answers questions about the fairness of the admissions tests for the city's elite high schools and comments on his son Dante's editorial in New York Daily News, a citywide ban on plastic bags, the and the federal fine for NYCHA's gaming of HUD safety inspections.…
 
For many on the right and left, the question has been “what’s happening to the GOP?” Free Trade? Gone.Budget deficits? No problemFree movement of labor? Not so much.Military war exercises? Who needs’em?Russia as outlaw state? How about Russia in the G8? I think a more fair – and probably more relevant question: What is the GOP? And frankly, the ...…
 
One year on from the Grenfell Tower fire, James Butler is joined by Guardian columnist Dawn Foster and Inside Housing’s Luke Barratt to discuss the political aftermath of the fire, the progress of the inquiry, and the survivors’ struggle for justice. http://novaramedia.com/?p=10679
 
The long-awaited OIG report, detailing the manner in which the Clinton Investigation was handled has arrived. It is close to 600 pages long, so we will just be covering some initial reactions, conclusions, and whatever details we could work in. Calls will also be paramount. In the second half of the show, we have more fun, and more time for cal ...…
 
Dass Aussenminister Cassis laut über die Zukunft der flankierenden Massnahmen nachdenkt, gibt auch in der Freitagsrunde ordentlich zu reden. Die Emotionen sind, sagen wir mal, unterschiedlich gelagert. Ebenso bei der Idee des Nationalrats, Frauenquoten in Verwaltungsräten vorzuschreiben. Es diskutieren: - Cécile Bühlmann, frühere Fraktionschefi ...…
 
As a purely descriptive matter, it’s surely true: We are all going numb. As Donald Trump makes war with Canada and peace with dictators and human rights abusers, the narrative is that everyone’s lost all feeling. Polls show the public believes that Trump paid off a porn star, and they don’t care. They believe that he lies habitually, and they a ...…
 
This week Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state, raising the prospect that the repressive dictatorship might finally take steps toward dismantling its nuclear program. But there’s something missing from the conversation: the fact that the United States itself is sitting on the world’s most powerf ...…
 
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 Paul Ryan to talk about DACA and immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega ...…
 
This week, Ana (@anamariecox) sat down with Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer), the Press Secretary for Rapid Response at the Human Rights Campaign. They started their conversation by talking about the Trump Administration’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military, which Charlotte, as a transgender woman and a veteran, is uniq ...…
 
Welcome to Majority 54. We’re talking to the 54% of American​s​ who did not vote for Donald Trump about where we go from here. Senator Yvanna Cancela is a millennial union leader who thought she was headed for a much different destination. She listened to her calling and became the political director of Culinary Local 226, Nevada’s largest unio ...…
 
We address the separation of families at the border, share our reflections on the summit with North Korea, and Beth talks with James Kirchick, author of The End of Europe. Beth and James discuss historical context for our modern diplomacy with European countries, including Russia. Thanks to today's sponsor: Grove Collaborative. To support the s ...…
 
The DOJ's Inspector General report on the FBI's Hillary Clinton investigation found that James Comey "made a serious error of judgment" -- is it good or bad for the President? Plus, Jeff Sessions used the Bible to defend the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families. Michael Schmidt, Jill Colvin, Jeremy Peters, Joyce Vance, E ...…
 
Tonight on The Last Word: The DOJ Inspector General’s report found that James Comey’s actions during the 2016 campaign departed “clearly and dramatically from FBI norms” but that he did not act out of “political bias.” Also, the New York Attorney has filed a lawsuit against Trump, his foundation, and his three oldest children for using the Trum ...…
 
A new lawsuit against Trump alleges "persistently illegal conduct" during the 2016 campaign. Plus, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman joins Chris Hayes to react to the DOJ report that James Comey effectively got Donald Trump elected. Then, an exclusive interview with a child immigrant detention center whistleblower.…
 
Nate Silver and Perry Bacon Jr. discuss the political implications of the inspector general's report on the 2016 FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton.
 
A Justice Department watchdog on Thursday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for violating long-standing department guidelines and mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. We break down that report, and look at a new lawsuit filed against the Trump family. Plus, Republicans - sort of - find a compromise on immigratio ...…
 
7:00pm News with Douglas J Hagmann and Joe Hagmann covering the IG Report - Whitewash or not? 8:00pm Tracy Beanz discusses Round 1 of the I.G. Report 9:00pm Keith Hanson, Host of The Keith Hanson Show 9:30pm Mellisa Zaccaria aka The Honeybee comments on starting locally and the #BackYardBrawl disinformation storm Click HERE for show website Cli ...…
 
Let’s Talk about the Midterms Kristen is joined by special guest co-host, Echelon Insights co-founder Patrick Ruffini, to determine who is the goat in this scary movie, who is excited about the midterms, what just happened with North Korea, and what people thought about it before it happened, or didn’t. Generic ballot / Trump’s approval ratingT ...…
 
John Dickerson, David Plotz, and Dahlia Lithwick discuss the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph at the Supreme Court, and the impact of Trump on Tuesday’s primaries. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus. ...…
 
Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh talked about his career, lessons he’s learned, and his new memoir, “Reporter.”
 
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