Episode #398: Kevin Can’t Wait

A look at Kevin McCarthy’s victory to be Speaker of the House, which took 15 ballots — the most since before the Civil War. We set up this month’s election at the RNC to determine whether incumbent chair Ronna McDaniel can keep her job. A prominent New Hampshire Democrat is saddened by President Biden and the DNC’s decision to replace his state as the nation’s first presidential primary. And a look at the 2024 Senate race in California, where candidates are already running.

Episode #397: Sinema Vérité

A look at the decision by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to leave her party and become an independent, and a look at other Senate party switches. Plus, Kevin McCarthy battles his right flank to become the next speaker of the House.

Episode #396: 51 Or 50, And Fight

A look ahead to next week’s Senate runoff in Georgia. Plus, thoughts about Trump’s dinner with two anti-semites.

Episode #394: Women Yes, Abortion Rights Maybe

Debbie Walsh of the Center for American Women and Politics reviews the women who will be on the ballot on Nov. 8th … not all of whom are supporters of abortion rights. And reporter Bill Salisbury remembers that day in 2002 when Sen. Paul Wellstone, 11 days out of his third-term re-election bid, perished in a plane crash in Minnesota. Plus, a review of the Fetterman-Oz Senate debate in Pennsylvania and the brutal attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband.

Episode #392: O Father, Where Art Thou?

Reports on two key races this year, the Senate contest in Georgia (where GOP candidate Herschel Walker finds himself in a growing list of controversies) and the gubernatorial race in Texas (where incumbent Republican Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke held their only debate this week. Plus, a conversation with retiring AP congressional reporter Alan Fram after nearly four decades on the job.

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