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Nov 11, 2019

Ahead of this week's public hearings, staff correspondent Casey Wooten joins digital editor Mini Racker to summarize the impeachment inquiry's most important findings and introduce the witnesses who are playing starring roles on the national stage. Plus, technology correspondent Brendan Bordelon is on to talk TikTok and the "techlash."

Nov 4, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins White House correspondent George E. Condon to discuss Trump's preference for towns over cities, his yes men, and the timetable for impeachment. Then, staff correspondent Matt Holt is on to discuss Beto's final days running for president, the struggles of second-tier candidates, and the opportunity Buttigieg is waiting for.

Oct 28, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger joins Senate correspondent Zach Cohen and staff correspondent Casey Wooten to discuss how this inquiry compares to Clinton's impeachment, which Republicans to watch, and what kind of other work (if any) to expect from Congress in the meantime. 

Oct 21, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins White House correspondent George Condon to discuss Mick Mulvaney's attempt to walk back his confirmation that Trump engaged in quid pro quo. Plus, national security correspondent Harrison Cramer discusses Syria and Turkey with a special guest, Network Science Initiative executive director Luke Hartig, who served on the National Security Council in the Obama administration. 

Oct 15, 2019

Staff correspondent Matt Holt joins digital editor Mini Racker to explain what makes tonight's Democratic debate historic and to let listeners in on what he's watching for when the candidates take the stage. Plus, staff correspondent Drew Gerber gives the lay of the land in Georgia, which will host two key Senate races in 2020, as well as next month's presidential debate. 

Oct 7, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger joins White House correspondent George Condon to discuss where the administration has fallen short in reacting to the impeachment inquiry. Plus, staff correspondent Madelaine Pisani is on to talk about how the president's visit to Louisiana could shake things up ahead of the gubernatorial primary. 

Sep 30, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger joins staff correspondent Casey Wooten and national security correspondent Harrison Cramer to discuss what sparked the impeachment inquiry and its possible next steps. Plus, associate editor Alex Clearfield is on to talk Pennsylvania politics. 

Sep 23, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins White House correspondent George Condon to break down Trump's Ukraine scandal and his recent "Howdy Modi" event with the Indian prime minister. Then, he talks with technology correspondent Brendan Bordelon about Mark Zuckerberg's recent "charm offensive" on Capitol Hill.

Sep 16, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger joins staff correspondents Casey Wooten and Zach Cohen to discuss the fall agendas for the House and Senate, touching on guns, appropriations, and trade. 

Sep 9, 2019

National Journal editor in chief Jeff Dufour previews Hotline's Senate election power rankings with Hotline editor Kyle Trygstad and Senate reporter Drew Gerber. Jeff also checks in with national political correspondent Matt Holt ahead of Thursday's Democratic primary debate. 

Aug 19, 2019

Staff correspondents Drew Gerber and Casey Wooten join senior editor Mackenzie Weinger to break down the Senate map, this cycle's competitive primaries, and the future of gun legislation in Congress.

Aug 12, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins White House correspondent George Condon and staff correspondent Matt Holt to discuss Trump's response to Jeffrey Epstein's death and the ramifications of last weekend's shootings. Plus, the team gives an update on the 2020 field. 

Aug 6, 2019

Staff correspondents Matt Holt and Madeleine Pisani join digital editor Mini Racker to discuss the aftermath of the weekend's mass shootings and who still has a realistic chance of becoming president. The team also examines how national politics is shaping gubernatorial races in some of America's reddest states, with insights from the campaign trail in Kentucky. 

Jul 29, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger breaks down Hotline's latest governor power rankings with staff correspondents Madelaine Pisani and Zach Cohen, as well as what's on deck for the final days of session before the Senate's August recess. 

Jul 22, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger talks with staff correspondent Ally Mutnick and tax policy correspondent Casey Wooten about all things House-related: second quarter fundraising, Democratic divisions, and Mueller's upcoming testimony. 

Jul 15, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour is joined by national security correspondent Harrison Cramer to discuss the debate over the NDAA. Later, he's joined by associate editor Alex Clearfield to examine the legacy of third party presidential candidates. 

Jul 8, 2019

Staff correspondents Zach Cohen and Casey Wooten join digital editor Mini Racker to dive into the growing divide between House leadership and the progressive wing of the Democratic caucus. Plus, the team previews what's on deck as Congress races towards the August recess. 

Jun 24, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins Hotline editor in chief Kyle Trygstad and staff correspondent Matt Holt to discuss Trump's campaign relaunch, Biden's mistakes, and who else they think could win the Democratic nomination. 

Jun 17, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger sits down with national security correspondent Harrison Cramer and energy and environment correspondent Brian Dabbs to discuss divisions among Republicans over foreign policy and climate action. 

Jun 10, 2019

White House correspondent George Condon and national security correspondent Harrison Cramer join editor in chief Jeff Dufour to recap Trump's trip to Europe and break down his administration's foreign policy priorities. 

Jun 3, 2019

Staff correspondents Drew Gerber and Zach Cohen join senior editor Mackenzie Weinger to discuss which Senate seats are most likely to flip parties in 2020 and how the races might shape up. 

May 28, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour joins White House correspondent George Condon and tax policy correspondent Casey Wooten to discuss impeachment, the House Freedom Caucus, and the new ways Trump defied presidential norms while visiting Japan. 

May 20, 2019

Mackenzie Weinger speaks with Erin Durkin and Alex Clearfield about a new PAC's campaign to sever Democrats' ties to the pharmaceutical industry, and the health crisis for migrant children deprived access to their medications at the border.

May 13, 2019

Editor in chief Jeff Dufour, Hotline editor in chief Kyle Trygstad, and staff correspondent Matt Holt break down big changes to Hotline's presidential power rankings. Plus, on the eve of the Republican primary, staff correspondent Ally Mutnick discusses a special election in North Carolina that could be a 2020 bellwether. 

May 6, 2019

Senior editor Mackenzie Weinger joins staff correspondents Zach Cohen and Madelaine Pisani to discuss Sen. Michael Bennet's support for the president's judicial picks, Sen. Mike Enzi's retirement, and the other Kentucky horse race: the contest among the Democrats who hope to defeat Gov. Matt Bevin.  

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