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Politics Podcast: COVID-19 Deaths Are Rising. What Will The U.S. Do?

By Galen Druke, Clare Malone, Perry Bacon Jr. and Nate Silver, Galen Druke, Clare Malone, Perry Bacon Jr. and Nate Silver, Galen Druke, Clare Malone, Perry Bacon Jr. and Nate Silver and Galen Druke, Clare Malone, Perry Bacon Jr. and Nate Silver   ...

What You Need To Know About Today’s Elections In Alabama, Maine And Texas

It’s runoff Tuesday! Alabama and Texas held their congressional primaries all the way back in March, but there were two competitive U.S. Senate elections (in addition to six House races worth watching) in which no candidate got a majority of the vote. The runoffs in those races finally take place today, after months of delay because of the coronavirus...

White Democrats Are Wary Of Big Ideas To Address Racial Inequality

Even before a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, leading to a renewed national conversation about racial inequality, white Democrats were already pretty “woke” on some issues. An overwhelming majority of white Democrats said that racial discrimination was a major barrier to Black people getting ahead in America, that the police and the...

Do You Buy That … Voter Enthusiasm Will Help Trump In 2020?

The Supreme Court’s Big Rulings Were Surprisingly Mainstream This Year

ILLUSTRATION BY FABIO BUONOCORE Graphics by Anna Wiederkehr The Supreme Court just wrapped up its first full term with two of Trump’s nominees on the bench. But the court’s much-anticipated conservative revolution didn’t really happen this year. To be sure, the last few weeks of the term were full of consequential decisions that hinged...

Confidence Interval: Could Trump Win If He Replaces Pence?

Welcome to another episode of Confidence Interval, where we make a persuasive case for a hot take … and then reveal how confident we really feel about the idea. This time, elections analyst Geoffrey Skelley wonders whether replacing Vice President Mike Pence would help President Trump’s chances of reelection in November.

Are Supreme Court Justices Influenced By Public Opinion?

In this week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, FiveThirtyEight senior writer Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins Galen Druke to look back at a U.S. Supreme Court term full of consequential cases.

How Biden Is Winning An Identity Politics Election So Far

After President Trump won the 2016 election, there was a big debate over the role “identity politics” played in his victory. Some scholars argued that many white voters without a college degree — a group that proved pivotal in that election — jumped from supporting then-President Barack Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016 largely because they liked Trump’s...

Politics Podcast: Conservatives Didn’t Get The SCOTUS They Wanted This Term

By Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up a lengthy and...

We’re Not Going To See Trump’s Tax Returns Anytime Soon

President Trump is one of the only presidents in modern memory who has kept his tax returns private, and attempts to force their release have sparked a mountain of litigation, reaching all the way to the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court’s verdict on whether Trump’s banks and accounting firm can be required to release his personal financial records...

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