Politics Podcast: The Fallout From The Mueller Report Has Just Begun

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The U.S. Department of Justice released a redacted version of the full Mueller report Thursday. On this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the Trump campaign did not criminally conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. The report came to no conclusion about the criminality of President Trump’s actions during the investigation.

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Politics Podcast: Can Statistics Solve Gerrymandering?

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering on Tuesday. The court is again considering whether lawmakers are allowed to draw district lines meant to dramatically benefit one party over another and — if not — how the courts should judge when lawmakers go too far.

In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, mathematician Moon Duchin explains a statistical method for determining when maps become too partisan. On Tuesday, the justices discussed her proposed method, but we’ll have to wait to see whether they were convinced that it’s a potential solution.

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Emergency Politics Podcast: Mueller Has Filed His Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and submitted his report to Attorney General Bill Barr. In this emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discusses what we can expect to learn in the coming days.

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Politics Podcast: Which 2020 Candidates Have Had The Best Rollouts So Far?

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The Democratic primary field is taking shape. In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew debates which candidates have done the best job of introducing themselves to voters in the early days of the contest. The team also takes stock of Republican defections from President Trump — on the recent national emergency declaration vote and other issues.

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Politics Podcast: Brexit’s Moment Of Truth Is Approaching

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The British Parliament voted Thursday to extend the country’s deadline for leaving the European Union beyond March 29. The options now appear to be (i) passing a withdrawal agreement next week and only extending the deadline for a matter of months or (ii) not passing an agreement and postponing the deadline much longer. Cambridge professors Helen Thompson and David Runciman of the “Talking Politics” podcast join the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to explain the week’s events and what comes next.

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Politics Podcast: Our Best (Or Worst) Show

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North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will be the first district to redo an election since 1975, after evidence of absentee ballot fraud in 2018. Elections analyst Nathaniel Rakich joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to discuss the evidence of fraud and what to expect from the redo. The crew also debates what would constitute a serious primary challenge to President Trump and plays a round of the game “Guess What Americans Think.”

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Politics Podcast: 99 Problems And Mueller Is Just One

The word is that special counsel Robert Mueller could wrap up his investigation as early as next week. Whatever the outcome, it will be an important political moment in Donald Trump’s presidency. However it probably won’t be the end of his legal troubles. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, legal reporter Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux shares an overview of the criminal investigations involving the president, ranging from campaign finance violations to fraud.

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Politics Podcast: Will Trump Face A Primary Challenge?

While President Trump’s approval rating among self-identified Republicans is sky-high, it’s hard to ignore his political vulnerabilities. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, senior writer Perry Bacon Jr. and Marquette University political science professor Julia Azari discuss the history of primary challenges to sitting presidents and the possibility of such a challenge to Trump.

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Emergency Politics Podcast: Mattis Is Out, Shutdown Is On (?)

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In an emergency installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s resignation and the looming government shutdown. Both events strain President Trump’s relationship with the congressional GOP and create uncertainty in Washington.

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Politics Podcast: Trump’s Turbulent Week

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew ties to make sense of some turbulent times in Trump world, including possible campaign finance violations and another staffing shakeup. They also check back in on potential election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

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Politics Podcast: Will Pelosi Be Replaced?

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be re-elected as Speaker of the House, now that Democrats have won back the majority, and what the opposition to her says about the party. They also look at new election results out of Florida, Georgia and Arizona and reflect on the significance of the “year of the woman.”

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Politics Podcast: Can Democrats Win Big With Only Women?


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In this week’s episode, the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew considers whether Democrats can win the House or Senate by relying solely on their advantages with women. The team also looks at early indicators of who might run for president in 2020, such as who has visited Iowa, written a book or campaigned for fellow party members.

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