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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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Oct 16, 2017

George Condon, Erin Durkin, and Casey Wooten join Adam Wollner this week to discuss President Trump's decisions to kick Obamacare subsidy payments and the Iran deal to Congress, as well as preview the Senate's upcoming budget resolution vote, a major step in the GOP's efforts to overhaul the tax code.

Oct 10, 2017

Casey Wooten and Dan Newhauser join Adam Wollner to break down the biggest political and policy hurdles facing congressional Republicans as they attempt to overhaul the tax code. Then, Ally Mutnick and Kimberly Railey stop by to discuss the impact of the latest re-election announcements from members of Congress ahead of the 2018 midterms.

Oct 2, 2017

Casey Wooten and Alex Rogers join Adam Wollner to discuss congressional Republicans moving on to tax reform after failing to repeal Obamacare. Josh Kraushaar also stops by to break down what Roy Moore's victory in the Alabama GOP Senate primary and Sen. Bob Corker's retirement mean for the direction of the Republican Party.

Sep 25, 2017

This week, Adam Wollner, Josh Kraushaar, and Alex Rogers break down the GOP's last-gasp effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Later, Kimberly Railey joins to preview Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama.

Sep 18, 2017

George Condon and Alex Rogers join Adam Wollner to discuss President Trump's outreach to congressional Democrats and the latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Kyle Trygstad and Ally Mutnick stop by to break down the Hotline's ranking of the 15 House seats most likely to flip party control in 2018.

Sep 11, 2017

Adam regroups with Dan and Alex to discuss the ramifications of President Trump's unexpected spending deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Then, Ally joins to break down the decisions from swing-district Republican Reps. Dave Reichert, Charlie Dent and Dave Trott to retire at the end of the term.

Sep 5, 2017

With Congress back in Washington after the August recess, Adam, Alex, and Dan discuss the looming fiscal deadlines facing members, the Trump administration's DACA announcement and the president's worsening relations with Republican senators.

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.

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