Best Politics podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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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.
 
The Guardian's political editors Anushka Asthana and Heather Stewart are joined every week by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the biggest stories in politics.
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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.
 
The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Hosted by Hugh Linehan.
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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Pienaar's Politics
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John Pienaar shares his keen political observations, with news and interviews from key political figures in Westminster
 
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
 
Get daily access to the movers and shakers when we interview the country's most influential figures, from politicians to writers to leaders from all parts of the country.
 
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
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
 
The Daily Standard Podcast delivers unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Host Charlie Sykes leads an all-star roster of the best conservative minds including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, Michael Warren, John McCormack and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at WeeklyStandard.com
 
Seeing the world beyond news headlines: politicians, journalists and researchers share their insights onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.
 
Headliner interviews and in-depth looks at the people and events shaping U.S. politics. Hosted by ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.
 
This is the progressive program that will take the mystery out of politics. This is the program that will encourage you to make sure government becomes we the people. Whether you are Liberal, Conservative or otherwise you get to air your point of view.
 
Weekly radio show broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM with in-depth discussions on politics, economics and current affairs, hosted by Aaron Bastani and James Butler. Follow the discussion on the hashtag #NovaraFM and catch up on other Novara Media content at novaramedia.com
 
WooCast is a podcast series produced by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
 
Join Julie Goldman (the gay) and Brandy Howard (the dumbass) as they dissect this week's political news. The podcast with lots of feelings, and very few facts. New episodes every Tuesday!
 
We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of t ...
 
Justin Robert Young announces his intention to dissect the run for the White House. Just think, while you been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world you could have been getting down to this sick beat.
 
Common Sense Pregnancy, the podcast, is a breath of fresh air: accessible, authoritative, funny, reassuring and personal. It's chock-full of Jeanne's comprehensive, medically-sound advice and insights plus conversations with women, mothers and experts in pregnancy, parenting and the power to change the world. Women's health expert, labor nurse, feminist, mother of four, Fit Pregnancy.com columnist and author of Common Sense Pregnancy (Random House, 2015), Jeanne Faulkner has been at the beds ...
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
Follow American politics, keep up with the hottest political debates, and share your thoughts and opinions on the political news that matters to you. 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
 
The Daily Telegraph brings you coverage and analysis of news, politics and daily events from its award-winning team of writers and columnists.
 
Readers and audiences have turned to Shakespeare’s greatest plays for their insights into power and performance, sex and religion, demagoguery and populism. Every month, Slate’s Isaac Butler takes listeners deep into a different play to find out what Shakespeare has to say about politics in our troubled age. This podcast is made possible by Slate Plus members, who will get full-length bonus episodes. Find out more at slate.com/shakespeare.
 
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The Politics Guys
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Tired of liberals and conservatives screaming partisan talking points? We were, and so we created The Politics Guys as a sane and civil alternative. Each week, a liberal and a conservative talk *to*, not at each other, in an attempt to better understand the week in politics & policy. We're not about scoring cheap partisan points or preaching to the ideological choir. We reject the notion that people who see the world differently are either stupid or evil. Our mission is to promote a shared, ...
 
Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.
 
Reuters is your politics news source for up to the minute, impartial political news coverage on the leaders, policies and agendas that shape our world. 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
 
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What Am Politics?
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When it comes to understanding political issues, Richie is a self confessed toddler. That’s why he’s enlisted the help of Steve, his politically savvy drinking buddy, to help him understand how government effects our everyday lives and our interactions with each other.Join them, as they break down big political issues into comedic bite size bits and try to figure out, What Am Politics?
 
Every week, the Maclean’s politics team and Cormac MacSweeney sit down to hash out the week’s news in Ottawa. Expect incisive analysis and commentary, as well as interviews with the biggest newsmakers of the last seven days.
 
A weekly analysis of significant political issues.
 
Readings and discussions featuring today's best authors, recorded live at Washington DC's famous Politics & Prose bookstore and presented by Slate.com.
 
A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.
 
The Golden State's longest running political podcast, launched in 2006. Hosted by John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.
 
Chit chat and debate about politics and culture in the US and UK, with Host Roifield Brown and guests.
 
An Australian politics podcast from Malcolm Farr and Dennis Atkins
 
In our latest episode, how the boom in oil and gas production in the US is having profound effects on the economy and foreign policy.
 
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It's All Politics
Weekly
 
NPR political analysts Ken Rudin and Ron Elving delve into the week's political news and analysis.
 
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
 
The Wake Up Call Podcast is an interview-based audio program that features Adam Camac and Daniel Laguros interviewing experts on foreign relations, economics, history, current events, politics, political theory, and more. The show has a special focus on, but is not limited to, libertarian and non-interventionist topics and viewpoints.
 
The Capitol Steps bring their political musical satire to the air, now in two hour-long shows. Tune in on the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.Visit our website at www.capsteps.com for weekly songs and to purchase albums. We put the MOCK in Democracy!
 
Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. ...
 
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UK Politics
Weekly
 
If you’re keen to keep abreast of UK and international politics then our Politics Weekly podcast is for you. The Guardian’s politics team unwind the political spin and delve into the key issues that drives the people in power. UK politics is the focus but the team also look at the big global political stories each week. Panellists include Guardian writers such as Gary Younge, Rowena Mason, Polly Toynbee, Michael White and Rafael Behr and we regularly have guests from all side of the politica ...
 
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Party Politics
Weekly
 
A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
 
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On Party Politics this week, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus are going to catch you up on the week’s political news: Texas: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Houston and talked about illegal immigrants Houston Republican John Culberson sold biotech stock 10 days before insider trading case came to a head Texas Gov. Greg Abb ...…
 
Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy. PIPSC President Debi Daviau weighs in. Plus, ITK President Natan Obed.
 
The meager turnout at the Unite the Right rally in D.C. on Sunday offered real confirmation that the alt-right’s organizing capabilities have seriously atrophied in the wake of last year’s Charlottesville rally as a consequence of both infighting and resistance. Jason Kessler, an alt-right leader and one of the organizers of both rallies, told ...…
 
Optimism at All Costs: Black Attitudes, Activism, and Advancement in Obama’s America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018) takes as its point of departure and central preoccupation the notion of “paradoxical ebullience,” by which author Lessie B. Branch means the optimism expressed by African Americans during the presidency of Barack Obama ...…
 
In a bonus podcast for Political Thinking subscribers over the summer break, Iain Watson presents the final episode in the Radio 4 series, ‘The Long March of Corbyn’s Labour’. He examines how the party has been transformed into a mass movement and whether it can maintain momentum. Political Thinking will return in September.…
 
Cody Keenan has been a speechwriter for President Barack Obama for more than a decade, rising from a campaign intern in Chicago to Director of Speechwriting at the White House. Keenan has helped craft the president’s remarks on every topic for every audience, from backyards in Iowa, to State of the Union addresses. Now he is helping President O ...…
 
President Trump revokes a former CIA director's security clearance and threatens to do the same to other national security professionals. The White House reveals it required some employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements. And we take a long-view of Trump's relationship with black voters. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, n ...…
 
Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and CNN Political Analyst Kirsten Powers discuss the relevance of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s criticisms of President Trump, the results from state primaries around the country and the Title IX investigation of the sexual harassment of a male student at NYU. Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive me ...…
 
Now that the 2018 House forecast model is live, the podcast crew is resurrecting the "Model Talk" series. We are always eager to answer your questions, so send them our way.
 
0 Call: (713) 526-5738 – Facebook LIVE – Live stream: KPFT (Entire USA) Radio Show Date: August 9th, 2018 They lied to the poor & middle-class and created policies that hurt most including the very people who voted for them. It is time to take them out and this is how we do it. You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here. Support Politi ...…
 
During their summit in Helsinki, in July, Vladimir Putin made an offer to Donald Trump: Robert Mueller’s investigators could come to the Kremlin to interview twelve Russian intelligence officials. In return, Putin wanted the opportunity for the Kremlin to interview a select group of Americans. Among them was a little-known American-born hedge-f ...…
 
Andrew Scheer says Maxime Bernier doesn't speak for the party. But are Bernier's tweets affecting the Conservatives? Alberta MP Deepak Obhrai weighs in. Plus, are millennials facing a housing crisis?
 
In recent history, federalism has been favored by the Republican party, while Democrats have aimed to nationalize certain policies. But given Republicans’ current control of the federal government, progressive Democrats may need to aim to achieve their policy goals at the state level.Daniel Hemel joins this episode to discuss what he calls “blu ...…
 
Asked by a reporter on Wednesday whether he identifies as a socialist, Ben Jealous gave a long-winded but generally on-point response implying he does not. Asked a second time for clarification, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Maryland gave a much shorter response: “Are you fucking kidding me?” You can guess which of the two answers peo ...…
 
Apprentice contestant turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman says her former boss, President Donald Trump is trying to "silence" her. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that she could not offer a "guarantee" that the president has never been recorded using the N-word.GUESTS: ABC News Political Contributo ...…
 
As President Trump revokes the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan we speak to former CIA officer Mel Goodman about what these type of clearances mean. Guest: Melvin Goodman directs the National Security Project [1] at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for International Policy. From 1966 through 1986 he served as a senior an ...…
 
Chris Collins was a leading Republican congressman from New York, the first GOP House member to endorse Donald Trump in 2016. But his arrest last week on insider trading charges has effectively ended his political career. And now, as Randy Gorbman of radio station WXXI reports, it’s up to Republican leaders in the 27th District to come up with ...…
 
With the Neg negotiations in full swing, Katharine Murphy talks to Mark Butler, shadow energy minister, about the road ahead. How have countries such as the UK been successful in reducing emissions without political rancour? Will Labor push for its ambitious targets or concede? An international obligation to cut emissions, and increasingly chea ...…
 
David talks to Jennifer Cobbe about whether machines can think for themselves and what this means for politics.
 
The boys sift through the wreckage of the Trump-Omarosa tape scandal and whether or not she's a credible source of information (she's not), the FBI's unorthodox firing of Peter Strzok, a resurgence of Taliban influence in Afghanistan after 17 years of war, the "Mar-a-Lago crowd" running the VA, economic turmoil in Turkey as the Turkish lira col ...…
 
Alex Jones banned from Twitter, Omarosa sells the shit out of her book, Democrats have a night of firsts, #WaveWatch, Ted Cruz v. Beto hits the Whataburger menu... Poll Dance! But Your Emails and MORE!
 
Tuesday's elections in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont — produced some noteworthy results. It was a big night for Democratic diversity. And Keith Ellison's nomination shows signs of a new era for the #MeToo movement. This episode: reporter Sarah McCammon, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and political editor Dome ...…
 
Call: (646) 716-5812 – Facebook Live: PDRLive Live stream: BlogTalkRadio Radio Show Date: August 15th, 2018 Ashley Miller, of 420OpenCarry discusses Cannabis, aka Marijuana, Weed talks about the benefits of the herb as well as the necessary mobilization to ensure smart policies are put in place throughout the country. You can also find previous ...…
 
Canada is getting a new statutory holiday to remember and reflect on the tragic legacy of the residential school system. How significant a step is it? AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde weighs in. Plus, Khadija Cajee, a parent of a no-fly list kid, discusses the government's progress on the promised redress system.…
 
It’s a quiet week on the political front, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. Brendan Howlin’s Labour leadership has come into question of late, with a number of councillors calling for him to stand aside. But as the party seeks to renew itself, who is likely to replace him? Also today: As the impending presidential contest gains p ...…
 
One year ago, a torch-wielding mob chanting “Jews will not replace us” invaded my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. The following day, I was in the streets watching in horror as the modern-day Klan announced itself, flanked by heavily armed soldiers of hate in full fatigues and alt-righters chanting “Heil Trump” while flashing Nazi salutes.…
 
Is there a case for the impeachment of Donald Trump? Constitutional attorney Ron Fein says not only is there a case, but also that the case exists regardless of what happens with the special counsel investigation. The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump (Melville House,...…
 
In this listener comment episode Trey and Mike discuss: Trey’s take on what a Libertarian is How Democrats could pay for Medicare for all Why the GOP has trouble with racism How Mike would run Trump and Trey would run a Democratic opponent Why 3rd Parties struggle in the U.S. even when people seemingly hate the two major political parties Why T ...…
 
A conversation on the first Muslims in the United States and Thomas Jefferson's Quran. Guest: Denise Spellberg, author of Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders. Then, a conversation on the Enlightenment, Populism and the debate between Voltaire and Rousseau with guest Pankaj Mishra, author of the Age of Anger: A History of the Present.…
 
A day late and a dollar short, be prepared to be very underwhelmed by this episode. Julie & Brandy have been on a cleanse and off alcohol for 2 weeks, but that doesn't mean they have their sh*t together. They considered not even bothering with this week at all, but crazy-ass Omorosa Manigault Newman saved the day with her secret White House tap ...…
 
Call: (646) 716-5812 – Facebook Live: PDRLive Live stream: BlogTalkRadio Radio Show Date: August 14th, 2018 Too many Americans continue to cast blame on Liberals and the other for the state of the country. Unfortunately for them, it is their Right Wing hero’s fault, Ronald Reagan. You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here Support Poli ...…
 
The federal government is readying emergency measures to protect Canada's steel industry. But could they help one industry, while hurting another? The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel's Walter Koppelaar and Canadian Labour Congress' Angella MacEwan discuss. Plus, Quebec's chief NAFTA negotiator weighs in on the state of negotiations.…
 
California is burning. More than 15,000 firefighters have been fighting wildfires across the state. As of Monday, the Mendocino Complex fire became the largest in California history. Donald Trump recognized the tragedy by … inaccurately condemning the state’s water policies. This should give us pause, not because of what the president says, but ...…
 
Turns out a press pack can be pacified with nothing more than a cup of tea. On this episode of TyskySour Michael Walker, Ash Sarkar and Aaron Bastani ask why the establishment get a carte blanche for racism.
 
A conversation on how white supremacists throughout history and now appropriated the classical world to promote their own ideology. We speak to classicist Sarah Teets. Guest: Sarah Teets is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, her focus is on the classical world. Her article Classical Slavery ...…
 
Living under the threat of deportation is a terrifying reality for many in America. The DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act offers some respite from this fear for many, but it is far from a permanent solution, and it’s future is unsure at best. This week, Steve and Richie chat with Andrea, a Mexican living in America under DACA. S ...…
 
Primaries are often boring, but not this year. Ken Rudin explained why with host Marianne Combs
 
One day after she was fired from her post at the White House, Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded a conversation with President Trump. Plus, four states hold primaries on Tuesday. We look at some key races in the run-up. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, Congressional reporter, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleb ...…
 
The crew discusses which kinds of candidates are most likely to be nominated in Democratic primaries based on the results of every primary so far.
 
Call: (646) 716-5812 – Facebook Live: PDRLive Live stream: BlogTalkRadio Radio Show Date: August 13th, 2018 We all go around the wonders of America as its economic system continues to lay waste to millions of Americans. Who will save them? You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here Support Politics Done Right: Become a Patron now (http ...…
 
Lee Child didn’t start writing novels until he lost a prestigious job producing TV in England during a shakeup that he attributes to Rupert Murdoch. He tried his hand at writing a thriller, and found that the new career suited him: with a hundred million copies of his books in print in forty languages, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels make up on ...…
 
Ontario to allow private retailers to sell cannabis, but not on day 1 of legalization. Ontario AG Caroline Mulroney discusses. Plus, NYT's Kenneth Vogel on the latest political news unfolding south of the border.
 
A foreign adversary trying to curry favor with a major American political party. Surreptitious and illegal efforts to influence the election in that party’s favor. A national officeholder and White House staff targeted. A resulting political furor, followed by criminal and congressional investigations. Replace Russia with China, the 2016 electi ...…
 
Thomas Mulligan’s new book, Justice and the Meritocratic State (Routledge Press, 2018), posits a theory of justice that is based on the allocation of valuable goods (jobs and appropriate income) according to merit. This is an abstract concept that Mulligan details according to economic, philosophical, and political understandings. He weaves...…
 
(There was a very short period in Mike’s life where he thought he could handle his teaching job, write a book, host The Politics Guys, and start a new podcast – Politics Plus. It soon became evident to Mike how insane trying to do all this at once was, and so he quickly shut down Politics Plus. But before he did, he’d posted four interviews – a ...…
 
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
 
David Plotz talks with Leon Neyfakh, host of the Slate podcast Slow Burn, about season two of the hit show. Subscribe to Slow Burn here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
With Leon Neyfakh of The 'Slow Burn' Podcast, now in its Season 2, (make sure to subscribe) we take a look at Presidential scandals and investigations including Watergate, Whitewater, the Travel Office snafu during the Clinton administration and others. We learn about a Congressman who tried to investigate Watergate too early, and we discuss th ...…
 
David talks to Chris Brooke about the history of ideas of justice and the long-standing political battles over who gets what.
 
Trey and Mike open this week’s show focusing on the recent Ohio 12th District special election. Both Trey and Mike agree that the 12th District looks like trouble for Republicans. This year, statistically, Democrats should do better and both agree the evidence suggests they might do a bit better than that. Specifically Trey points to the shifti ...…
 
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