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No one knows Capitol Hill and the corridors of Washington power like National Journal, and now NJ brings you Quorum Call—a weekly podcast on Congress, policy, and politics. Hosted by National Journal's veteran reporting team, new episodes of Quorum Call will be available every Monday.
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Aug 14, 2017

This week, Adam is joined by Josh Kraushaar and Kyle Trygstad to preview Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama and discuss the reactions from President Trump and other Republican officeholders to the violence in Charlottesville.

Aug 7, 2017

With Congress on recess, Adam brings in the Hotline's Kimberly Railey and Ally Mutnick to talk House retirements and the latest developments in some of the most competitive Senate races of 2018. Later, Zach Cohen stops by to break down West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's party switch and the state of the play in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections.

Jul 31, 2017

We discuss the political fallout from the demise of the Senate GOP's bill to repeal Obamacare, and what it means for the party's legislative priorities this fall. Additionally, we examine how President Trump's new chief of staff will effect White House relations with Congress.

Jul 24, 2017

We discuss the GOP's struggles to repeal and replace Obamacare, conservative groups' threats to challenge Republican senators in primaries, and whether congressional leaders can accomplish tax reform by the end of the year.

Jul 17, 2017

We discuss the latest version of the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Democrats' leftward shift on health care, and the special election to replace Jeff Sessions in Alabama.

Jul 10, 2017

We discuss the next steps for the Senate GOP's health care bill, whether the House is any closer to passing a budget, and why Senate retirements are down so far in the 2018 election cycle.

Jun 26, 2017

This week, we break down the politics and policy of the Senate GOP's health care plan: how it differs from the House version, what it will take for skeptical senators to get to "yes," and whether leadership will hold a vote before the July 4 recess.

Jun 21, 2017

We break down the results of the special election in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, and what they mean for control of the House of Representatives.

Jun 12, 2017

We discuss the next steps in the Russia investigations, the White House's slow pace for putting forth nominees at top federal agency posts, and the Senate GOP divide on health care.

Jun 5, 2017

Morning Consult's Jack Fitzpatrick joins us to break down President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. We also discuss the White House's infrastructure push, Ivanka Trump's seeming lack of influence, and the upcoming gubernatorial primaries in New Jersey and Virginia.

May 31, 2017

We discuss Senate Republicans' efforts to draft a health care bill that's different from the House's, Greg Gianforte emerging victory in Montana after body slamming a reporter, and how to correctly pronounce "covfefe."

May 22, 2017

We discuss the latest developments in the Russia investigations, the coming budget battle, and Thursday's special election in Montana.

May 15, 2017

We discuss the aftermath of James Comey's firing, who could replace him at the FBI, and President Trump's first foreign trip in office.

May 8, 2017

We discuss the political fallout from the House vote to pass the American Health Care Act, the Senate's plans for health care, and the next government shutdown fight.

May 1, 2017

We discuss President Trump's first 100 days in office, congressional leaders reaching a budget deal, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's decision not to seek reelection.

Apr 24, 2017

After a two-week congressional recess, we discuss Republican efforts to avoid a government shutdown, pass tax reform, and revive the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Apr 17, 2017

In this special election edition of the podcast, we recap the race in Kansas' 4th congressional district, and preview the upcoming contests in Georgia's 6th and Montana's at-large districts.

Apr 10, 2017

We discuss the U.S. military strike against Syria, congressional Republicans returning home empty-handed, and the Democrats' chances at pulling off upsets in two special House elections.

Apr 3, 2017

We discuss the Senate's upcoming vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's outreach to Democrats, and Beto O'Rourke's decision to challenge Ted Cruz.

Mar 27, 2017

We discuss the GOP's failed health care bill, the prospects for tax reform on the Hill, and Democrats stepping up their opposition to Neil Gorusch.

Mar 20, 2017

We discuss Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, the prospects for the House GOP health care bill, and the slow Senate retirement season.

Mar 13, 2017

This week, we discuss the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump's bully pulpit and the Democrats' special election hopes in 2017.

Mar 6, 2017

We discuss President Trump's revised travel ban, the House Republican Obamacare repeal bill, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal.

Feb 27, 2017

We discuss President Trump's upcoming congressional address, the Senate's slow Cabinet confirmation pace, and Tom Perez's victory in the DNC chairman's race.

Feb 21, 2017

We discuss President Trump's tumultuous first month in office, Speaker Ryan's plans for tax reform hitting a snag, and the House members passing up an opportunity for a promotion to the Senate.

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