Episode #352: Georgia On Everyone’s Mind

The two Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5th will determine which party gets control. Democrats must win both if they are to claim the majority; if they don’t, Mitch McConnell will remain as majority leader.

Episode #351: Biden Wins (Don’t Tell Trump); GOP Wins Too.

Joe Biden may have won the presidency, but he’ll serve without the expected Democratic Senate victory, and with a smaller House majority as well. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom will have a tough decision to make in naming a successor to Sen. Kamala Harris.

Episode #350: This Is Us

A look at the key battles for the Senate, with Democrats needing a net three (or four) seats to win the majority. And whither the Republican Party in the aftermath (or the continuation) of Trump?

Episode #349: One Will Be Muted On Nov. 3rd

Joe Biden’s problems with articulating a coherent policy on court reform has brought comparisons to what FDR faced when he tried to pack the Supreme Court in 1937. And a White House correspondent talks about why he asked President Trump at a news conference why he continues to lie to the American people.

Episode #348: Charges Of Hypocrisy And Betrayal In The Carolinas

Two Senate races in the Carolinas are the focus this week, as incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is trying to hold off a stiff challenge from Democrat Jamie Harrison, while in North Carolina, marital infidelity charges leveled at Democrat Cal Cunningham could jeopardize his chances against GOP Sen. Thom Tillis.

Episode #346: The Notorious Mitch McConnell

Republicans are being accused of hypocrisy, but at the end of the day there will be a new, very conservative Supreme Court justice to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And remembering the hoopla behind Bill Bradley’s presidential candidacy two decades ago.

Episode #345: Soon To Be Unemployed?

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Ron Elving analyzes the state of the presidential race with less than eight weeks to go. Plus, could Minnesota, which hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1972, flip to Donald Trump this year? And we break down the battle for control of the Senate.

Episode #344: Great Moments in Presidential Debates

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On this special episode, we look back at many great moments from the history of presidential and vice presidential debates, with commentary from several journalists and historians on how those moments may have helped pave the way for the winner to reach the White House.

Episode #343: Looking For Four More

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The Republicans wrap up their convention, setting the 2020 election into full swing. We hear from a Republican who avoided Trump in 2016 explain why he’s supporting him this year. Plus, a look at QAnon conspiracy theorists winning Republican primaries for the House and Senate, and we preview a tight Massachusetts Senate primary between two Democrats with similar policy positions.

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