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It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.

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It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.

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Nooooo - you can't leave us!

By zsmusic - Sep 22 2017
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I think this is a great Podcast and love all the commentators. Your delivery is always interesting, enlightening and humorous. As multi-pod case listener, I always look forward to this weekly podcast. Their insights and their interaction always makes me laugh. Please don't go away. :(

The best political podcast

By sjenks1872 - Aug 06 2016
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A great podcast to help political newbies wanting to know more of what I don't know.

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150 Ratings
Average Ratings
85
13
9
8
35

Nooooo - you can't leave us!

By zsmusic - Sep 22 2017
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I think this is a great Podcast and love all the commentators. Your delivery is always interesting, enlightening and humorous. As multi-pod case listener, I always look forward to this weekly podcast. Their insights and their interaction always makes me laugh. Please don't go away. :(

The best political podcast

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A great podcast to help political newbies wanting to know more of what I don't know.

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No One Knows Anything

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It's the politics podcast from BuzzFeed News. Featuring reporters from BuzzFeed News, and occasional special guests, each episode of No One Knows Anything breaks down the biggest and most insane stories in politics this week, and tries to figure what we should or shouldn't be freaking out about.

No One Knows Anything

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After many months of asking “Do we know anything?” about this election, we finally have an answer to at least one question: Who will be president? This will be the last episode of the podcast for now. In it, we lay out a roadmap of all the things we don’t know about Trump's presidency. From the Supreme Court to Obamacare to what’s going to happen to the Trump brand when he's in office. Guest: BuzzFeed News politics editor Katherine Miller

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Nov 12 2016

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Charlottesville, The Alt-Right, And The GOP Response

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Kate and Charlie talk with BuzzFeed reporter Tarini Parti about what happened in Charlottesville this weekend, the ways the alt-right continues to grow beyond online hate groups, and about the GOP representatives distancing themselves from a selectively critical President Trump.

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Aug 15 2017

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On the Front Lines of Fake News (With Craig Silverman)

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Charlie talks with BuzzFeed News Media Editor Craig Silverman about the world of misinformation: How fake news gets made, how companies like Facebook grapple with policing it, and how social networks and concerned citizens are trying to understand and stop it.

Read BuzzFeed News’s report on hyperpartisan Facebook pages: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/partisan-fb-pages-analysis

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Aug 25 2017

40mins

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What It's Like Being A Democrat In Congress Right Now

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This week: We continue our summer interview series with Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat from Connecticut. He discussed the Russia investigation, why he thinks Republicans aren't standing up to President Trump, and what it's like being in the minority party in Congress.

Catch us back in your feed on August 11.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jul 28 2017

30mins

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What's The Deal With Russia?

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This week we’re talking about something we truly know very little about: Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election—from hacking, to Twitter trolling, to targeted campaigns that question the legitimacy of the U.S. political process. Plus whether or not it’s possible to trace any of those activities back to the Russian government. If you've haven't been following the news about U.S./Russia relations lately, don't worry. We'll get you all caught up. Guests: BuzzFeed News world editor Miriam Elder, BuzzFeed national security correspondent Ali Watkins, and Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

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Oct 18 2016

39mins

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Health Care: The Never-Ending Story

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This week: We kick off our summer interview series with Sarah Kliff, senior policy correspondent at Vox. She discussed her years of U.S. health care coverage, how the GOP's Obamacare repeal attempts are going, and that time she dressed up as the Canadian health care system for Halloween.

Catch us back in your feed on July 28.

For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news

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Jul 14 2017

31mins

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Binders Full Of Zingers

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Debate prep takes many forms: studying, rehearsing, systematically lowering the expectations of voters and the press. This episode, we talk with Lis Smith about how that process works. She worked on Governor O'Malley's debate prep team this year, and on President Obama's rapid response team in 2012. Plus, we talk with Jim Lehrer, the "dean of moderators," about the particular challenges moderators are facing this year. Update: This episode misstated Lis Smith's role on President Obama's 2012 campaign. She worked on his rapid response team.

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Sep 23 2016

35mins

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BuzzFeed Audio Presents: Historical Event

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Recorded live at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia, this Historical Event features Evan McMorris-Santoro, Another Round's Tracy Clayton, and Internet Explorer's Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos. Plus, an interview with Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and live music from Jean Grae.

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Jul 27 2016

52mins

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Mr. Brexit

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In August, Donald Trump tweeted out a cryptic prediction. He said, "They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT." This episode we’re taking a look at the similarities between the U.S. Presidential election and the Brexit vote. You’ll hear from Trump supporters who are a hoping for a “November surprise.” We’ll also talk about what makes this election different—like polling methods, campaign tactics, and voter demographics.

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Nov 02 2016

17mins

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Foreign To The Republican Party

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Republican national security experts usually spend election season advising their party's candidate on foreign policy issues. But now they're trying to distance themselves as far as they can from Donald Trump. This episode, BuzzFeed's Tarini Parti and Rosie Gray talk about Trump's foreign policy proposals that break with 20 years of Republican politics. You'll hear from an Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist who won't be voting for Trump or Clinton this year. Plus: The failsafes that keep the President from unlawfully launching a nuclear attack. Guests: Republican National Security adviser John Noonan, former Ambassador Eric Edelman, and New Hampshire Peace Action Director Will Hopkins.

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Aug 18 2016

35mins

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Al Franken Is Very Happy In His Current Job

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, is a comedian and political satirist turned politician. In a broad-ranging interview taped at the Newseum in downtown D.C., Senator Franken talks with Evan about Bernie Sanders, Trump's fixation on "making the deal", addiction treatment and mental health policy, pot, and whether or not he's being vetted to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. Plus: Evan learns what a "bean feed" is.

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May 19 2016

34mins

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How To Destroy A Man With A Haircut

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Opposition researchers are the campaign operatives whose job is to dig into a candidate’s past and find things that voters won’t like. They take that information, and try to turn it into a story about why you should or shouldn't vote for someone. This week, we take a look at how that process works, where that information goes, and how oppo in 2016 is different from oppo in past elections. Guests: Opposition researchers Shauna Daly and Joe Pounder, political consultant Rodell Mollineau, Dominique Mednick—an undecided voter who lives in Florida, and BuzzFeed's Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith.

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Jun 23 2016

35mins

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"Comey Loves The Drama"

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This week: The highlights from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony about his interactions with President Trump and how Republicans in Congress are quickly (and quietly) getting closer to passing their healthcare bill.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

Tarini Parti covers the Trump administration and Capitol Hill for BuzzFeed News and Paul McLeod covers healthcare. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 09 2017

37mins

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Security at the Capitol, Julius Caesar, and Mueller vs. Trump

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This week: How Capitol Police handle security threats, why there’s controversy surrounding a modern political take on Julius Caesar, and what happens if President Trump decides to fire the special counsel in the Russia investigation, Robert Mueller. 

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

Sarah Mimms edits Capitol Hill coverage for BuzzFeed News, Steven Perlberg covers media and politics, and Zoe Tillman covers legal issues. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 16 2017

38mins

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Inside A Trump Rally

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This week, Evan visits a Trump rally in Pittsburgh to find out what it's like to be a Trump supporter, and to ask some of Trump's biggest fans what it means to "Make America Great Again." Guest: BuzzFeed News politics reporter Tarini Parti.

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Jun 16 2016

36mins

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Body Slammed in Montana, Trump's Address to Muslims

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This week: We learn more about GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte body slamming a reporter during Montana's special election, the conspiracy theory surrounding the unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, and how President Trump's speech about Islam was received by American Muslims.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel. Alexis Levinson is a reporter for BuzzFeed News, Steven Perlberg covers politics and media, and Hannah Allam covers Muslim life in America. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news
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May 26 2017

36mins

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Never Say Never Trump

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It's been less than a month since Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, and the Trump-resistant party establishment is already lining up behind him. There won't be a contested convention, there's little talk of a third party candidate, and the #NeverTrump holdouts are losing steam. On this episode, we take a look at Trump's unlikely takeover, and what it says about divides within the Republican Party. Guests: Republican Committeeman Ruth O'Connell from Wheeling Township in Illinois, Republican operative and Trump holdout Doug Heye, and BuzzFeed News political reporter Rosie Gray.

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May 26 2016

34mins

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How To Tell Someone That You've Never Voted

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Elle Abarca has never voted, even though her sister Anabel has registered hundreds of voters throughout her career in politics. This episode, we talk with Elle and Anabel about how someone becomes a non-voter, even against their best intentions. And we find out how easy it is to come clean about your voter status and get back into the political process. If you haven't registered to vote yet, you can get started now at https://buzzfeed.turbovote.org Guests: Sisters Elle and Anabel Abarca, No One Knows Anything producer Meg Cramer.

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Jun 30 2016

24mins

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What We Don't Know About Anti-LGBT Violence

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Evan interviews BuzzFeed News senior editor Chris Geidner about what we know—and don’t know—about anti-LGBT hate crimes. They talk about why it’s so hard to keep track of those hate crimes, and whether or not law enforcement is getting better at protecting LGBT Americans.

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Jun 13 2016

19mins

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Hillary Clinton, The Liberal

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Is Hillary Clinton a liberal? This episode, we look at the surprising moments when Clinton has swung to the left on divisive issues, confounding predictions that her campaign would be 100% boring centrism. We’re going to hear the story of one of those moments Clinton defied expectations and went to the left, and what it was like to be there when it happened. And we’re going to talk to a voter who found the ultimate divisive issue in politics and dug his heels in. He’s a Latino voting for Trump. Guests: DREAMer activist Astrid Silva, Donald Trump supporter Jesse Lopez, and BuzzFeed News political reporter and Latino coverage editor Adrian Carrasquillo.

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May 12 2016

30mins

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Introducing ... The News

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BuzzFeed News has a new podcast: The News.

Host Julia Furlan will catch you up on the week's news every Saturday morning. You can read more about the show here and make sure to subscribe to the show wherever you listen to No One Knows Anything. 
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May 11 2018

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It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To 2016

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For their final episode of the podcast, Kate and Charlie talk about a few stories that have dominated the last year: Facebook and Russia. BuzzFeed News political editor Katherine Miller joins them to break down how central Facebook actually is to our lives and our political decisions. Then, we get an update on the Russia investigation and wonder if 2016 will ever truly end.

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Oct 06 2017

35mins

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Trump vs. NFL, Facebook vs. Congress

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Charlie and Kate talk to BuzzFeed politics reporter Darren Sands about Trump's culture war with the NFL and how the kneeling debate has transcended its origins as a police brutality protest. Then they're joined by senior technology reporter Alex Kantrowitz to break down Facebook's awful few weeks in the spotlight over Russian interference. And finally, Kate asks Charlie about the (now-quiet) pro-Trump media and why he's having some problems writing about the trolls.

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Sep 29 2017

37mins

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The 'Rocket Man' And A Late Night TV Health Care Fight

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Charlie returns from vacation and Kate gives him a rapid-fire rundown of what he missed (a lot). Then, they're joined by BuzzFeed News' Paul McLeod to learn what exactly the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that's floating through Congress would do for Americans...and why Jimmy Kimmel is at the center of the fight. Then, Kate and Charlie talk to BuzzFeed News Deputy World editor Hayes Brown to recap what Trump and the U.N. are doing about the escalating crisis in North Korea.

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Sep 22 2017

29mins

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Deals, Deals, Deals

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Kate is joined by BuzzFeed world news editor Hayes Brown, politics reporter Tarini Parti, and foreign affairs reporter John Hudson to talk about DACA dealmaking and Russia’s earnest attempt to make nice with the Trump Administration — starting with a bilateral working group on cybersecurity.

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Sep 15 2017

28mins

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What Actually Happened With DACA And What Comes Next

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This week, Kate is joined by BuzzFeed politics editor Katherine Miller and White House correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo to talk about why the Trump administration is trying to kill a program that helps 800,000 young people, and about what comes next for DREAMer activists, lawmakers, and law enforcement agencies.

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Sep 08 2017

32mins

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On the Front Lines of Fake News (With Craig Silverman)

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Charlie talks with BuzzFeed News Media Editor Craig Silverman about the world of misinformation: How fake news gets made, how companies like Facebook grapple with policing it, and how social networks and concerned citizens are trying to understand and stop it.

Read BuzzFeed News’s report on hyperpartisan Facebook pages: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/partisan-fb-pages-analysis

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Aug 25 2017

40mins

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Charlottesville, The Alt-Right, And The GOP Response

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Kate and Charlie talk with BuzzFeed reporter Tarini Parti about what happened in Charlottesville this weekend, the ways the alt-right continues to grow beyond online hate groups, and about the GOP representatives distancing themselves from a selectively critical President Trump.

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Aug 15 2017

13mins

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This Anonymous Group Is Trying To Destroy Breitbart

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This week: We continue our summer interview series with the co-founder of Sleeping Giants, an anonymous organization that's trying to stop companies from advertising with Breitbart. He discussed how the group convinced thousands to ditch Breitbart, why it's so easy to advertise on controversial websites without even knowing it, and if the online boycotts over political disagreements has gone too far. Catch us back in your feed on August 25. Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

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Aug 11 2017

30mins

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What It's Like Being A Democrat In Congress Right Now

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This week: We continue our summer interview series with Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat from Connecticut. He discussed the Russia investigation, why he thinks Republicans aren't standing up to President Trump, and what it's like being in the minority party in Congress.

Catch us back in your feed on August 11.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jul 28 2017

30mins

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The Motion To Talk: What's Going On Today With Health Care

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Kate talks with BuzzFeed Politics editor Katherine Miller about some of the things that might happen now that Senate Republicans have voted to proceed with the debate on the GOP healthcare bill. Plus: They explain what a “skinny repeal” is.

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Jul 26 2017

11mins

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Health Care: The Never-Ending Story

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This week: We kick off our summer interview series with Sarah Kliff, senior policy correspondent at Vox. She discussed her years of U.S. health care coverage, how the GOP's Obamacare repeal attempts are going, and that time she dressed up as the Canadian health care system for Halloween.

Catch us back in your feed on July 28.

For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news

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Jul 14 2017

31mins

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Health Care Senate Dark Arts, CNN's Retraction, and InfoGoop

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This week: The latest obstacle for Republicans in Congress as they try to replace Obamacare, and how CNN is dealing with controversy after retracting a story related to Russia. Plus: what do Alex Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common?

Also, an announcement: We are switching to a new bi-weekly schedule for the summer after this episode. Catch us back in your feed with an interview on July 14.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel. Henry Gomez covers Republicans for BuzzFeed News and Steven Perlberg covers media and politics. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 30 2017

34mins

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The Most Special Special Election And Dispatches From Earth 2

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This week: Republican senators unveil their health care bill, what made special elections in Georgia and South Carolina so special, and Alex Jones of Infowars goes head-to-head with NBC’s Megyn Kelly.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

Sarah Mimms edits Capitol Hill coverage for BuzzFeed News and Alexis Levinson is a reporter. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 23 2017

35mins

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Security at the Capitol, Julius Caesar, and Mueller vs. Trump

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This week: How Capitol Police handle security threats, why there’s controversy surrounding a modern political take on Julius Caesar, and what happens if President Trump decides to fire the special counsel in the Russia investigation, Robert Mueller. 

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

Sarah Mimms edits Capitol Hill coverage for BuzzFeed News, Steven Perlberg covers media and politics, and Zoe Tillman covers legal issues. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 16 2017

38mins

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"Comey Loves The Drama"

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This week: The highlights from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony about his interactions with President Trump and how Republicans in Congress are quickly (and quietly) getting closer to passing their healthcare bill.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel.

Tarini Parti covers the Trump administration and Capitol Hill for BuzzFeed News and Paul McLeod covers healthcare. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 09 2017

37mins

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Au Revoir Paris, Hello Covfefe

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This week: What happens now that President Trump has taken the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, the White House is on the hunt for a new communications director and we try to figure out what all the covfefe is about.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel. Dan Vergano is a science policy reporter for BuzzFeed News and Tarini Parti covers the Trump administration and Capitol Hill. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news.

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Jun 02 2017

36mins

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Body Slammed in Montana, Trump's Address to Muslims

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This week: We learn more about GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte body slamming a reporter during Montana's special election, the conspiracy theory surrounding the unsolved murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, and how President Trump's speech about Islam was received by American Muslims.

Hosted by Kate Nocera and Charlie Warzel. Alexis Levinson is a reporter for BuzzFeed News, Steven Perlberg covers politics and media, and Hannah Allam covers Muslim life in America. For more, visit buzzfeed.com/news
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May 26 2017

36mins

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Six Years With “The Sinister Forrest Gump Of American Politics”

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Roger Stone, a lobbyist, consultant, and early political advisor to Trump, is the subject of the new Netflix documentary: Get Me Roger Stone. In this bonus episode, Charlie talks with the movie’s directors about choosing Stone as a subject at a low point in his political career, following his comeback during the 2016 election and the rise of the alt-right, and about whether or not he’s actually an agent of change — or just the guy who’s always in the room when it happens.

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May 24 2017

33mins

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No, Impeachment Isn’t On The Table Right Now — Here’s Why

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This week: Why Trump getting impeached is unlikely for now, what really happens during a Congressional investigation, and what it’s like being cooped up with White House communications staff in the press office this week.

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May 19 2017

35mins

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