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    Inside New York's mayoral debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 11:59


    Ever wonder what it's like to moderate a debate? POLITICO New York's Sally Goldenberg shares her experience putting questions to Democratic frontrunner Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa in their first one-on-one matchup. Plus, the Fed cracks down on trading by top officials. And Gov. DeSantis calls for a special session to fight Biden's vaccine mandate. Sally Goldenberg is the City Hall bureau chief for POLITICO New York. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Eric Adams is nearly mayor of New York. But first he has to beat this guy.


    An unofficial guide to boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 12:12

    From mixing and matching to what age groups are approved, POLITICO's Lauren Gardner breaks down the latest on boosters. Plus, the director of the NIH decries unproven Covid origin theories. And California Gov. Newsom signs an order to ease supply chain issues. Lauren Gardner is an FDA reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Sign up for the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.

    Could Dems lose it all in Virginia?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 11:12


    The governor's mansion isn't the only thing on the line in November. Republicans could also take back control of the State House. POLITICO's Liz Crampton reports. Plus, Facebook will pay up to $14.3M to settle claims it discriminated against U.S. workers. And DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for Covid. Liz Crampton is a state policy reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more reporting from The Fifty.


    Bitcoin's big week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 11:40

    Federal regulators are letting the cryptocurrency move one step closer to legitimacy. POLITICO's Kellie Mejdrich reports. Plus, the State Department's Inspector General launches investigations into the end of diplomatic operations in Afghanistan. And Trump sues the Jan. 6 committee. Kellie Mejdrich is a financial services reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

    WTH is happening in Congress?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 12:45

    Infrastructure, reconciliation and debt ... oh my! POLITICO's Congress editor Elana Schor breaks down the latest from the Hill. Plus, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg warns some supply chain problems will persist into 2022. And Dr. Fauci tamps down concerns about the Covid booster review process. Elana Schor is POLITICO's Congress editor. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

    A Christmas crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:33


    President Biden is trying to ease supply chain issues as Republicans latch onto looming shortages ahead of the holidays. POLITICO's Steven Overly reports. Plus, the FDA's vaccine panel endorses Moderna's booster shot for elderly people and others at high risk. And Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vows to sue the Biden administration over vaccine mandates. Steven Overly cover global trade for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: White House scrambles to address looming Christmas crisis


    What to expect when the vax mandate drops

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 12:48

    President Biden's vaccine mandate is inching its way closer to reality. POLITICO's Rebecca Rainey looks at what'll happen when it takes effect. Plus, the Department of Justice opens a civil rights probe into youth correctional facilities in Texas. And the Education Department settles a union lawsuit over debt forgiveness. Rebecca Rainey is a labor reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Where Biden's vaccine mandate will hit and miss

    ‘Hunger Games'-meets-musical chairs in West Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 10:59

    West Virginia has three incumbent members of Congress. But it's losing a seat to redistricting. POLITICO's Ally Mutnick reports. Plus, Southwest and American airlines say their workers will have to get vaccinated despite Gov. Abbott's order banning vaccine mandates. And a divided Supreme Court considers who can defend abortion restrictions. Ally Mutnick is a campaigns reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: 3 members, 2 seats: West Virginia Republicans gird for redistricting showdown

    The ‘tip of the iceberg' for Facebook

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 12:14


    Facebook has been in hot water before. But this time could be different. POLITICO's Alexandra LeVine reports. Plus, 24 countries plan to join a pledge led by the U.S. and E.U. to reduce methane emissions. And Merck asks the FDA for emergency use approval of experimental Covid pill. Alexandra LeVine is a tech reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.


    Presenting Tradeoffs: Can Democrats Reconcile Their Health Policy Differences?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 14:01

    Congressional Democrats' blockbuster spending bill could include some historic health reforms, but major political hurdles remain. POLITICO reporter Alice Miranda Ollstein joins the health policy podcast Tradeoffs to discuss the tough health policy compromises facing Democratic lawmakers. Guest: Alice Miranda Ollstein, health care reporter, POLITICO This episode was hosted by Dan Gorenstein, produced by Leslie Walker and mixed by Andrew Parrella. 

    An international struggle for power

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 11:34

    The US and China are locked in a power competition. POLITICO's Alex Ward breaks down what he learned from conversations with lawmakers and experts about where the feud is headed. Plus, a new POLITICO-Harvard poll shows most Americans support vaccine mandates for schoolkids. And the Senate confirms three of Biden's Education Department nominees. Alex Ward is a national security reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more in the National Security Daily newsletter. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    What to know about at-home testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 12:23

    The White House has announced a new investment in at-home Covid testing. POLITICO's David Lim breaks down everything you should know about rapid tests — and how much of a game changer the new push could be. Plus, Biden closes in on a pick to lead the FDA. And the former No. 2 of Trump's Justice Department sits for an interview with the Jan. 7 committee. David Lim is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Sign up for the Prescription Pulse and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. Tune into POLITICO's 2021 Defense Forum.

    The most important elections you're not thinking about

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 11:53


    Sure, congressional elections are important. But 36 states will also decide who becomes governor in 2022. POLITICO's Zach Montellaro reports. Plus, the chair of the SEC warns that defaulting on the national debt would shock markets. And a federal appeals court blocks a California law limiting private jails. Zach Montellaro covers voting rights and state politics for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.


    The biggest week yet for the Jan. 6 probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 11:40


    The House effort to unearth Donald Trump's Jan. 6 secrets has shifted into overdrive. POLITICO's Kyle Cheney reports. Plus, a top State Department adviser resigns. And Sen. Warren calls the SEC to probe the Fed on insider trading. Kyle Cheney is a legal affairs reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more:  Jan. 6 investigation accelerates as it turns toward Trump Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.


    How trauma and Trump mobilized AAPI voters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 12:20

    A year of violence and fear has reshaped the way Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders look at themselves and politics. POLITICO's Rishika Dugyala breaks down the key takeaways from a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Plus, Fauci sees hope in Merck's new Covid drug. And Trump says he'd beat DeSantis in a potential GOP primary. Rishika Dugyala  is a digital strategy editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more:  Trauma and Trump make Asian American voters a more cohesive bloc, new poll reveals Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    The ghost of Cuomo remains in Albany

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 12:23

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is promising big reforms in the aftermath of Andrew Cuomo's resignation. But in Albany, change is easier said than done. POLITICO New York's Anna Gronewold reports. Plus, two top privacy staffers resign from the FTC. And the House Judiciary Committee approves a sweeping marijuana legalization bill. Anna Gronewold co-authors POLITICO's New York Playbook. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    A crucial moment in the pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 12:36

    Holidays and cold weather are coming. That could be bad for the Covid situation. POLITICO's Erin Banco reports. Plus, the CDC urges pregnant people to get vaccinated. And top privacy lawmakers demand help from Biden administration. Erin Banco is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    The knives are out for Lina Khan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 11:29

    President Biden's top trustbuster is making enemies in Washington. POLITICO's Leah Nylen reports. Plus, the CDC says side effects from third doses of Covid-19 shots are mild. And health groups urge the FDA to step up its e-cigarette regulation. Leah Nylen is an antitrust report for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    A 'problematic' alliance with India

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 11:05

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a troubling track record when it comes to human rights. But Biden needs him to counter China. POLITICO's Nahal Toosi reports. Plus, polls have Democrat Terry McAuliffe ahead in the Virginia gubernatorial election. And California becomes a permanent vote-by-mail state. Nahal Toosi is a senior foreign affairs correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Biden needs India to counter China, but it comes with a cost Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Two senators on their fight against military sexual assault

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 13:33

    Playbook's Rachael Bade talks with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Joni Ernst about their bipartisan effort to overhaul the way the military handles sexual assault. Plus, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends his state's audit of the 2020 election. And Pfizer's CEO argues that first shots and boosters can be distributed simultaneously. Rachael Bade is a co-author of POLITICO Playbook. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Women Rule: Ending Sexual Assault in the Military Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Presenting Global Insider: Colombian President Iván Duque on protests, vaccines & Bezos

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 14:53


    On this special presentation of POLITICO's new podcast Global Insider, host Ryan Heath sits down with Colombia's leader Iván Duque. Subscribe to Global Insider Ryan Heath is the author of Global Insider, POLITICO's global newsletter and podcast, and previously authored POLITICO's U.N. Playbook, Brussels Playbook, and Davos Playbook. Ryan moderated the first presidential debate of the 2019 EU election, as part of a five-year stint in the POLITICO's European leadership team. He appears on CNN, NBC and BBC and is the author of two books on politics. Prior to POLITICO, Ryan wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, and worked for the European Commission in Brussels as a presidential speechwriter and later as the Commission's spokesperson for digital issues. Olivia Reingold is the producer of Global Insider. Irene Noguchi is the Executive Producer of POLITICO Audio and edits Global Insider.


    FDA cracks down on vaping

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 13:04

    Federal regulators are ordering millions of e-cigarette products off the market. POLITICO's Katherine Foley breaks down how the move is reshaping the vaping industry. Plus, Biden picks up the tab for Florida school leaders fined by Gov. DeSantis. And the House sinks an effort to pull troops from Syria. Katherine Foley covers the FDA and tobacco products for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Vape makers struggle to stay in business after FDA bans flavored e-cigs Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Where is Xavier Becerra?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 12:28

    The HHS Secretary is staying out of the spotlight and away from major Covid decisions. POLITICO's Adam Canryn reports. Plus, the Fed signals that it plans to pull back economic support. And Biden commits to communication with France. Read more: Becerra takes a back seat while others steer Covid response Women Rule: Ending Sexual Assault in the Military Take part in our 2021 podcast survey. Sign up for the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.

    Ds and Rs agree: We hate Biden's migration policy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 12:20


    Bipartisanship? POLITICO's Sabrina Rodriguez explains why both sides of the aisle are mad at Biden for his handling of the Southern Border. Plus, Rep. Adam Schiff says the panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is preparing to issue subpoenas. And the Justice Department plus several states sue to block a joint venture between American Airlines and JetBlue. Sabrina Rodriguez is a national political correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: It's not just Republicans. Everyone's mad at Biden over migration. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.


    The unlikely story of Germany's election

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 13:03

    Earlier this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party was poised to hold onto power even after its leader stepped down. But now, the uncharismatic head of the rival Social Democrats is on track to win an upcoming national election. POLITICO's Chief Europe Correspondent Matt Karnitschnig reports. Plus, manufacturers urge the Biden administration to drop its push to waive intellectual property protections for Covid vaccines. And the White House buys at least 60 million over-the-counter Covid-19 test kits. Matt Karnitschnig is POLITICO's Chief Europe Correspondent. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: SPD in pole position as German campaign enters final week Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Battle of the boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 14:49

    POLITICO's Lauren Gardner gives an inside look at the contentious debate among federal health officials over booster shots. Plus, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves argues against Biden's vaccine mandate. And French President Macron is set to speak with Biden in the ‘next few days' amid diplomatic tensions. Lauren Gardner is an FDA reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Confusion over Biden's booster plan riles governors Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Inside the global race to dominate tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 13:45

    It's a three-way race between the US, China and the EU — and the final result could reshape our lives. Global Insider host Ryan Heath reports. Plus, a judge blocks Biden from using a Trump-era public health order to expel migrant families. And Obama endorses Trudeau (again). Ryan Heath is the host of POLITICO's Global Insider podcast. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Subscribe to the Global Insider podcast. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.

    Ron DeSantis' flirtation with anti-vaxxers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 11:52


    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn't anti-vaccine. But he has started standing beside those who are. POLITICO's Gary Fineout reports. Plus, Moderna says new data supports its booster shot. And Sen. Klobuchar says she's confident Congress can pass legislation targeting tech giants. Gary Fineout is a reporter for POLITICO  Florida. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: DeSantis flirts with the anti-vaccine crowd Subscribe to the Florida Playbook newsletter.


    A kick in the Fed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 11:48

    A group of progressive lawmakers is calling for President Biden to ditch Jerome Powell and nominate a new Federal Reserve Chair. POLITICO's Victoria Guida reports. Plus, the Treasury plans to release more rental assistance funds to prevent evictions. And the Justice Department announces a ban on no-knock entries and chokeholds. Victoria Guida covers economic policy for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Trump shattered tradition on Fed chair. Some Dems want Biden to do the same. Subscribe to the Global Insider podcast.

    Lessons from Las Vegas' reopening

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 12:11

    Las Vegas tried to reopen without widespread vaccination, but those plans crashed into reality. Will things be different this time? POLITICO's Megan Cassella reports. Plus, Homeland Security chief of staff Karen Olick abruptly resigns. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal before Congress. Megan Cassella is an economic policy reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Vaccine Mandates Crash Into America's ‘Don't Tell Me What To Do' State

    Newsom's judgment day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 12:10


    Polling shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom coming out on top in tomorrow's recall election. But that doesn't mean his political future will go unscathed. POLITICO's Kevin Yamamura reports. Plus, six Capitol Police officers are being disciplined for their conduct on Jan. 6. And Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer defends himself against calls to step down. Kevin Yamamura is POLITICO's California editor. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.


    ‘It was a mistake': The 9/11 response reconsidered

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 15:46

    After 20 years to think it over, many of the architects of the post-9/11 world would have done some things differently. POLITICO's Daniel Lippman explains what he learned from conversations with the officials behind America's response, including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and former Deputy Director of the CIA John McLaughlin. Plus, the DOJ sues Texas over its restrictive abortion law. And the FDA says more than 5 million electronic cigarettes must be taken off the market. Daniel Lippman covers the White House and Washington for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

    Covid, hunger and a surprising statistic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 13:26

    As Covid destroyed the economy, the percentage of American households facing food insecurity remained stagnant — likely due to unprecedented government spending. POLITICO's Helena Bottemiller Evich explains how pandemic programs could provide a path for ending hunger in the U.S. Plus, a Florida judge blocks DeSantis' attempt to halt a mask mandate ruling. And Obama stars in Newsom ads ahead of the California recall election. Helena Bottemiller Evich is a senior food and agriculture reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more from POLITICO's Recovery Lab series.

    Presenting Playbook Deep Dive: These Republicans are going...big government?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 25:09

    For today's episode of POLITICO Dispatch, we're featuring the most recent episode of Playbook Deep Dive. Check it out — and subscribe below!  There's an intra-party fight on the right — and it's not (all) about Trump! For decades, conservatives have called for the government to take a hands-off approach to the economy. But now, a group of self-styled “common good capitalists” — like Sen. Marco Rubio — want to change that. And, they're gaining power. It's a divide not only over what policy approach is best, but what the most effective political strategy is for the GOP in the 21st century. Playbook co-author Tara Palmeri talks with an influential voice in this new economic counterculture — Oren Cass, head of American Compass and Mitt Romney's former campaign advisor, as well as Eliana Johnson, POLITICO Magazine contributor and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, about this policy divide and where the 2024 GOP hopefuls land on this spectrum. Subscribe to Playbook Deep Dive: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/playbook-deep-dive/id1111319839 Tara Palmeri is a Playbook co-author for POLITICO. Eliana Johnson is a contributing editor for POLITICO Magazine and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Oren Cass is Mitt Romney's former campaign advisor and executive director of American Compass. Adrienne Hurst is a producer for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    Rebroadcast: A genocide recognized

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 12:58

    For more than a century the U.S. has not formally recognized the killing of more than a million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during WWI as genocide. This year, that changed. POLITICO's Charlie Mahtesian explains what it means for Armenian Americans. Plus, the U.S. pledges aid to India amid a Covid surge. And a group of Senators Biden to push for Medicare expansion. This episode originally aired on April 26, 2021. Charlie Mahtesian is the senior politics editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Read more:  Why Biden's Armenian Genocide Declaration Really Is a Big Deal 'Of course it's genocide': How Biden fulfilled a promise to Armenians that Obama wouldn't

    Your ulti-mutt guide to pets in the White House

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 16:44

    On today's special episode of Dogs-patch — er, Dispatch: a brief history of presidential pets at 1600 Pennsylvania, featuring the Kennedy's dog Pushinka (who might have helped avert nuclear war), Teddy Roosevelt's badger (really more questions than answers here) and Nixon's dog Checkers (who sadly passed before he could rescue his owner from Watergate). Andrew Hager, the historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, provides biting commentary on the furry residents of the White House. Annie Rees is an audio producer at POLITICO. Andrew Hager is the historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum. Raghu Manavalan is an editor for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    Presenting POLITICO Energy: Humanity's code red

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 10:40

    The UN's top climate panel has released a milestone report on the status of climate change, and according to scientists, it's very unlikely the world will meet the most ambitious target of limiting global climate change rising 1.5 degrees Celsius. But POLITICO's Zack Colman says things could still get much worse if bold action isn't taken. This episode originally aired on POLITICO Energy on August 10, 2021. Zack Colman is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for POLITICO and host of POLITICO Energy. Raghu Manavalan is an editor for POLITICO Audio. Carlos Prieto is a Politico podcast producer. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    Billionaires are in space. Is Washington ready?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 10:59


    Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have kicked off what's on track to be a commercial space boom in the coming years. POLITICO's Bryan Bender reports on how prepared Washington is to regulate it all. Bryan Bender is a national correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more in the POLITICO Space newsletter.  


    How much is your immunity waning?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 12:49

    We know that the effectiveness of vaccines appears to be dipping. But we don't know how much yet — or when it will become a big problem. POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle reports. Plus, a group of progressive lawmakers call for Biden to Dump Jerome Powell as Fed chair. And the US is dropped from the EU's safe travel list. Sarah Owermohle is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Subscribe to the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.

    Boston's big choice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 11:53

    Boston has an historically diverse field of mayoral candidates. But voters are having a hard time figuring out who to support. POLITICO's Lisa Kashinsky reports. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he expects the Taliban won't seal off Afghanistan after Aug. 31. And Dr. Fauci says the Biden administration is "sticking with" its booster shot recommendations. Lisa Kashinsky authors POLITICO's Massachusetts Playbook newsletter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Breakthrough mayor's race creates tough choice for Boston 

    ‘The ultimate test of Trudeau's Teflon'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 11:41

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has held onto power despite a series of scandals. But a flash election is putting his popularity to the test. POLITICO Canada's Nick Taylor-Vaisey reports.Plus, Biden vows retaliation after 12 U.S. troops were killed in ISIS attacks in Kabul. And the USDA projects record agricultural exports over the next year. Nick Taylor-Vaisey is a reporter for POLITICO Canada. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more in the Ottawa Playbook newsletter.

    A shortage of health workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 11:01

    Hospitalizations are up. But some areas don't have enough health workers to handle the influx of patients. POLITICO's Alice Miranda Ollstein reports. Plus, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announces 12,000 deaths will be added to the state's Covid tally. And Pfizer and BioNTech ask the FDA to approve their booster shot. Alice Miranda Ollstein is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Health worker crunch pressures state battling Delta variant

    The gun issue we don't talk about

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 13:05


    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives hasn't had a permanent director since 2015. POLITICO's Anita Kumar breaks down why the post has become virtually unfillable amid fierce debate over gun laws. Plus, the House advances Democrats' $3.5T budget. And new CDC studies point to waning immunity from vaccines. Anita Kumar is a White House correspondent and associate editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.


    Inside Greece's ‘unprecedented' wildfires

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 10:55

    Greece is reeling from a brutal heat wave and devastating wildfires that couldn't have come at a worse moment. POLITICO Europe's Nektaria Stamouli reports. Plus, Biden presses businesses to mandate vaccines. And the Capitol Police has cleared the officer who fatally shot someone during the Jan. 6 insurrection of wrongdoing. Nektaria Stamouli covers Greece for POLITICO Europe. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Greeks fret as crises mount: Will this time be different?

    A growing college gap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 11:09

    Colleges are reopening their gates this fall. But experts worry the most vulnerable students are still turning their back to higher education. POLITICO's Bianca Quilantan reports. Plus, polls show Biden's approval slipping to new lows. And Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says states can't block federal funds for districts that mandate masks. Bianca Quilantan is an education reporter for POLITICO and author of the Weekly Education newsletter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: College advisers scramble to catch the most vulnerable students

    What to know about boosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 13:07

    The Biden administration says we need them. The WHO says we should wait for the rest of the world. POLITICO's Adam Cancryn breaks down everything you need to know about vaccine boosters. Plus, the FTC files a new antitrust suit against Facebook. And the Biden administration plans to cancel the federal student loans of Americans who have severe disabilities. Adam Cancryn is a health reporter for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO Pulse. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Troubling CDC vaccine data convinced Biden team to back booster shots The U.S. plans to offer booster shots next month. Some health experts are wary.

    Investigation: America's Covid-reporting breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 12:40

    Crashing computers, three-week delays tracking infections, lab results delivered by snail mail. Health officials couldn't keep up with Covid's spread. Americans paid the price. POLITICO's Erin Banco reports. Plus, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett will visit the White House later this month. And the Treasury moves to prevent the Taliban from receiving IMF aid. Erin Banco is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Inside America's Covid-reporting breakdown

    Haiti's time of torment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 11:59

    Haiti was already on the brink of political collapse following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Then a catastrophic earthquake hit. POLITICO's John Yearwood reports. Plus, the nation's top election officials are calling for more stringent guidelines for post-election audits. And Twitter tests a new feature allowing users to report misinformation directly to the company. John Yearwood is a global news editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: U.S. sends aid to Haiti after quake but much more needed

    'The worst moment' of Biden's presidency

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 12:33


    Biden campaigned on his foreign policy expertise. But the crisis in Afghanistan is destroying that image. POLITICO's Natasha Korecki reports. Plus, American newspapers call on the White House to evacuate journalists from Kabul. And the Biden administration makes a record increase to food stamp benefits. Natasha Korecki is a White House reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: 'I stand squarely behind my decision': Biden holds firm on Afghanistan drawdown


    How Kabul fell to the Taliban

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 11:53

    A Taliban offensive was expected. But nobody knew it would be like this. POLITICO's Alex Ward explains how the Taliban was able to overtake Afghanistan's capital as the U.S. evacuated its embassy. Plus, opponents of the White House's eviction ban ask a federal court to block the policy. And the director of the NIH says undocumented immigrants are not causing the surge in Covid cases. Alex Ward is a national security reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Subscribe to the National Security Daily newsletter. Read more: Taliban seize power amid chaos in Kabul ‘I Believed in the U.S. But That Turned Out to Be Such a Big Mistake'

    Turbulence ahead for infrastructure

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 13:08


    The Senate passed Biden's long-awaited bipartisan infrastructure bill earlier this week. But it's fate is tied to a massive Democratic spending plan — and things are looking a little shaky. POLITICO's Caitlin Emma reports. Plus, the nation's largest teachers union backs vaccine mandates. And top Biden advisor Anita Dunn leaves the White House. Caitlin Emma is a budget and appropriations reporter for POLITICO Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Senate adopts budget that paves way for $3.5T spending plan


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