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Redistricting Supreme Court brief disavowed by Mark Meadows, Walter Jones: NC politics podcast

Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for Sept. 9-10, 2017. This week, state government prepared for Hurricane Irma and took stock of the need remaining from Hurricane Matthew. The state also sent some voter information to the federal government, and …

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Politics Podcast: Immigration Politics | FiveThirtyEight

Embed Code Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration will phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Anna Maria Barry-Jester joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to discuss how voters view DACA and what options Congress has for replacing it. Plus, a Fox …

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California Politics Podcast: A week of suspense over the fate of bills and the 2018 Senate race

The long Labor Day holiday arrives with significant buzz about how the week ended in Sacramento and what might happen on the campaign trail in 2018. This week’s California Politics Podcast takes a look at some of the most notable pieces of legislation quietly killed on Friday by lawmakers. We also …

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Politics Podcast: Trump’s Biggest Domestic Crisis Yet

Embed Code With catastrophic flooding in Texas, President Trump is facing the biggest domestic crisis of his presidency so far. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast talks about the political challenges that natural disasters can pose to local officials, governors and presidents. Plus, as Trump hovers around his all-time lowest job approval …

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Politics Podcast: How Trump Talks About Race

Embed Code This week on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast: How did President Trump’s rhetoric on white supremacist rallies shift from “many sides” to the specific issue of Confederate monuments? The team discusses what Confederate monuments mean to Americans and why we’re talking about them in the first place, with Vincent …

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California Politics Podcast: Lawmakers return to Sacramento with a full plate

National events and internal party politics are likely to dominate the activities of lawmakers when they return to Sacramento on Monday. On this week’s California Politics Podcast, we discuss how the state’s political leaders are reacting to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. We also catch up on the rancor inside …

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Emergency Politics Podcast: What Does Bannon’s Exit Mean?

Embed Code On this emergency edition of FiveThirtyEight’s Politics podcast, the team reacts to the news that chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration. The crew discusses how the shakeup changes the power dynamics in the White House and what influence Bannon might have as an outsider. You …

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Politics Podcast: Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

Embed Code This week on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team discusses the weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. President Trump, after not explicitly condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis or the Ku Klux Klan in his initial response to the violence, made a more forceful statement on Monday. But was it too …

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Politics Podcast: Enter The Grand Jury

Embed Code This week on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team sizes up the news that special counsel Bob Mueller has empanelled a grand jury in his investigation into President Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Grand juries don’t necessarily lead to indictments, but they have in …

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California Politics Podcast: Donors are choosing sides in the 2018 governor’s race

Wealthy Californians who write checks to candidates and campaigns, particularly those involved in Democratic Party politics, face a dilemma in next year’s race for governor. They not only have to choose a candidate to back, but they need to figure out what makes one person stand out compared with the others. …

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