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  • Politics Podcast: We Have The Mueller Report. Now What? April 22, 2019
    To impeach or not to impeach? To criticize or to fall in line? The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses how politicians across the spectrum are reacting to the newly released Mueller report. The Democratic primary field also expanded again Monday, with Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts joining the race. The team considers the strengths and […]
  • Fox News Can’t Stop Talking About Bernie Sanders April 22, 2019
    Fox News loves talking about Bernie Sanders. Every week since the Vermont senator launched his 2020 campaign, Fox News has outstripped MSNBC and CNN in terms of how much coverage each network dedicated to Sanders. Last week, viewers got a chance to hear directly from the candidate at a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, […]
  • The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary April 22, 2019
  • How Seth Moulton Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary April 22, 2019
    Monday morning, Seth Moulton, the 40-year-old congressman from Massachusetts, officially announced he is running for president on “Good Morning America.” While Moulton might not yet be a household name, he fits neatly into a certain mold of 2020 candidate — the young, ambitious U.S. representatives who feel their time has come. Like Tim Ryan, he […]
  • We Asked Democratic Activists Who They’re Backing — And Who They’d Hate To See Win April 22, 2019
    We’re still months away from the first nominating contest in Iowa, but I’m still regularly checking in with early-state Democratic Party activists to see what the party’s most engaged members think about the pre-primary race so far. In this installment, more activists are saying they have chosen a candidate to support, and some are now […]
  • Roy Moore Leads A New Poll In Alabama, But His Advantage May Not Last April 19, 2019
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week One thing you really don’t want to be in this era of partisanship is a Democratic candidate in a state that’s 27 points more Republican-leaning than the country as a whole. Unfortunately for Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, he finds himself in that exact situation, […]
  • What The Potential 2020 Candidates Are Doing And Saying, Vol. 15 April 19, 2019
    Welcome to a weekly collaboration between FiveThirtyEight and ABC News. With 5,000 people seemingly thinking about challenging President Trump in 2020 — Democrats and even some Republicans — we’re keeping tabs on the field as it develops. Each week, we’ll run through what the potential candidates are up to — who’s getting closer to officially […]
  • Politics Podcast: The Fallout From The Mueller Report Has Just Begun April 18, 2019
    The U.S. Department of Justice released a redacted version of the full Mueller report Thursday. On this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew reacts to special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the Trump campaign did not criminally conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. The report came to no conclusion about […]
  • Is The Mueller Report A BFD? April 18, 2019
    Welcome to a special, extra edition of FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): At long last, we have special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And compared with Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report, which he sent to […]
  • Mueller’s Report Doesn’t Exonerate Trump. But Does That Matter? April 18, 2019
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election finally became public this morning, with an explanation for why he didn’t come to a conclusion about whether President Trump committed obstruction of justice that appeared to be in tension with Attorney General William Barr’s interpretation of the report. In […]

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