Transcripts (86)

Why Seven Republicans Voted To Convict Trump

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • 18 days ago
  • 55:34

Nevada Democrats introduced a bill on Monday that would change their state's presidential nominating contest from a caucus to a primary and also dislodge New Hampshire from its position as the first primary in the nation. In this installment, the crew discusses how any potential changes could reshape the nominating process. They also consider why Republican senators' votes on convicting former President Donald Trump broke down the way they did. And lastly, they check-in on the gubernatorial recall efforts in California that are very likely to result in a recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom.

The Meaning Of Democrats' Impeachment Argument

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • 23 days ago
  • 31:56

While it appears unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats in voting to convict the former president, the evidence presented could help shape the views of the public regarding what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Cardozo Law Professor Kate Shaw discusses that evidence and its legal ramifications.

What Georgia Republicans' Proposed Voting Restrictions Would Do

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • 26 days ago
  • 57:11

Tia Mitchell, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, joins the podcast to discuss what to expect from former President Trump's second impeachment trial. The crew also takes a look at the changes to election law that Republicans have proposed in Georgia and other states after Trump's loss in 2020.

What Could The GOP's Future Look Like?

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • about 1 month ago
  • 01:01:50

Galen Druke discusses that question with pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson and writers Ramesh Ponnuru and Henry Olsen, who have all spent their careers in Republican politics and conservative thought.

Biden's Response To The Pandemic

FiveThirtyEight Politics

  • about 1 month ago
  • 53:07

Kaiser Health News's Anna Maria Barry-Jester joins the crew to discuss how Biden's response to the pandemic is different from former President Trump's. They also discuss a recent poll showing that if Trump were to start a new "Patriot Party," it would have significant draw among Republican voters.