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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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The Post-Election Funk at the Trump White House

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Potomac Watch: Strassel, McGurn and Gigot talk about the post-election funk at the Trump White House.

22 Min

Nov 14, 2018

The Florida Recounts; Nancy Pelosi's Future

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

The Florida election recounts, and will House Democrats depose Nancy Pelosi?

21 Min

Nov 13, 2018

Can Trump and Pelosi Get Along?

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Can Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi get along?

25 Min

Nov 9, 2018

Episode
Podcast
Time
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27 min
Nov 7, 2018
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A midterm election review.

22 min
Nov 6, 2018
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Surprises to watch for in the election results.

20 min
Nov 2, 2018
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Breaking down the House and Senate races ahead of Tuesday's 2018 midterm elections.

22 min
Oct 31, 2018
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Birthright citizenship and Pelosi predicts a Democratic House.

21 min
Oct 30, 2018
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The aftermath of the synagogue massacre, and Democrats try to save Senator Robert Menendez.

23 min
Oct 26, 2018
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The economy and the election, and arresting a pipe-bomb suspect.

20 min
Oct 24, 2018
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Bomb-like devices are sent to Democrats, and Donald Trump vs. the Federal Reserve.

18 min
Oct 23, 2018
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Immigration, the "caravan" from Central America, and the election.

17 min
Oct 19, 2018
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Are health care and immigration helping Democrats retake Congress?

20 min
Oct 17, 2018
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Trump and the Saudis, plus Nancy Pelosi's 2019 agenda.

16 min
Oct 16, 2018
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Elizabeth Warren's ancestry and racial preferences at Harvard.

20 min
Oct 12, 2018
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Trump vs. the Federal Reserve as stock prices plunge.

20 min
Oct 10, 2018
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The race for Congress one month from Election Day.

21 min
Oct 9, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation and the future of the Supreme Court.

25 min
Oct 5, 2018
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Maine Republican Susan Collins tips Brett Kavanaugh toward Senate confirmation.

21 min
Oct 3, 2018
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Donald Trump belly flops into the Kavanaugh debate, and is new Nafta better or worse for trade?

20 min
Oct 2, 2018
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As the FBI probe continues, the Senate moves to a vote on Brett Kavanaugh.

24 min
Sep 28, 2018
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The Kavanaugh nomination roller coaster.

19 min
Sep 26, 2018
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The latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

22 min
Sep 25, 2018
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Will Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed?

19 min
Sep 21, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh and due process.

19 min
Sep 19, 2018
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Brett Kavanaugh's accuser declines to testify without an FBI probe.

22 min
Sep 18, 2018
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Can Brett Kavanaugh's nomination survive Christine Ford's accusation?

23 min
Sep 14, 2018
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A late hit on Brett Kavanaugh and Paul Manafort cops a plea.

22 min
Sep 12, 2018
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Democrats gain in Senate election battle.

18 min
Sep 11, 2018
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The politics of Colin Kaepernick, and releasing the FISA documents.

19 min
Sep 7, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on the hunt for Anonymous and Cory Booker vs. Brett Kavanaugh.

21 min
Sep 5, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on day two of the Kavanaugh hearings. Plus a primary upset in Massachusetts and Rahm Emanuel bows out in Chicago.

18 min
Sep 4, 2018
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The Senate's Kavanaugh hearings begin with a partisan bang.

23 min
Aug 31, 2018
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Gigot, McGurn and Strassel discuss Trump's loss of his White House counsel, and preview next week's Kavanaugh hearings.

20 min
Aug 29, 2018
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Election results and portents from Florida and Arizona.

19 min
Aug 28, 2018
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Remembering John McCain, and Trump's new Nafta deal.

22 min
Aug 24, 2018
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The Michael Cohen fallout and Trump vs. Sessions, again.

22 min
Aug 22, 2018
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The Cohen and Manafort convictions and Trump's future.

22 min
Aug 21, 2018
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The longest bull market on record, plus Trump's new energy rule.

21 min
Aug 17, 2018
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Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department's man of mystery. Plus, Trump strips John Brennan on his security clearance.

20 min
Aug 15, 2018
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Breaking down Tuesday's primaries, and Omarosa vs. Trump.

20 min
Aug 14, 2018
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The FBI fires Peter Strzok, and the Kavanaugh document fight.

22 min
Aug 10, 2018
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U.S. sanctions rile world markets, and Democrats discover corruption.

22 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Breaking down Tuesday's election results and what they mean for November.

20 min
Aug 7, 2018
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The politics of California fires, and an Ohio election preview.

20 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Trump's midterm rally strategy, plus the fuel-mileage policy shift.

26 min
Aug 1, 2018
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Trump and Bannon vs. the Kochs, and firing Robert Mueller.

20 min
Jul 31, 2018
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Donald Trump vs. the Koch brothers in the 2018 midterm elections.

25 min
Jul 27, 2018
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The economy surges in the second quarter and what that means for the midterm elections.

23 min
Jul 25, 2018
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The fight over documents in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, plus Trump's farm tariff bailout.

21 min
Jul 24, 2018
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The FBI's FISA documents and revoking security clearances.

20 min
Jul 20, 2018
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Trump and Putin, round two, and Senate Republicans reject a Trump judicial nominee.

24 min
Jul 18, 2018
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Why Trump reversed himself on Russia and the political fallout.

19 min
Jul 17, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit and the political fallout.

21 min
Jul 13, 2018
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Trump in Europe and the latest Mueller indictments.

22 min
Jul 11, 2018
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The Senate debates Brett Kavanaugh, and Trump disrupts NATO.

23 min
Jul 10, 2018
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Why Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh.

22 min
Jul 7, 2018
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Exit Scott Pruitt at EPA, and Trump's Supreme Court choices.

22 min
Jul 3, 2018
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Parsing Trump's Supreme Court choices.

25 min
Jun 29, 2018
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The Supreme Court after Anthony Kennedy.

23 min
Jun 27, 2018
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The Supreme Court rejects mandatory union fees, and a Democratic power in Congress loses in a primary.

20 min
Jun 26, 2018
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The Supreme Court upholds President Trump's travel ban. Plus, is Maxine Waters the new "face of the Democrats?"

23 min
Jun 22, 2018
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The Supreme Court on cellphone searches and sales taxes, and remembering Charles Krauthammer.

18 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Congress and Trump's trade policy, plus mouse-trapping Elizabeth Warren on financial regulation.

18 min
Jun 19, 2018
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The uproar over Trump's border enforcement and family separation.

22 min
Jun 15, 2018
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The Inspector General report on the FBI, and the China tariffs begin.

21 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Anticipating the Justice Department report on Hillary Clinton's private email investigation.

23 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Assessing the Trump-Kim summit.

18 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Can Congress rein in Trump on trade, and Trump and the G-7.

20 min
Jun 6, 2018
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What did we learn from the Super Tuesday primaries?

23 min
Jun 5, 2018
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The brawl over Trump and executive power, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks for president?

23 min
Jun 1, 2018
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The job market booms, a trade war looms, and Trump's pardon spree.

21 min
May 30, 2018
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Trump's trade disruption and elites vs. populists in Italy.

20 min
May 29, 2018
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Republicans close the polling gap for control of Congress, and a look at the Congressional record so far.

20 min
May 25, 2018
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Trump's off-again, on-again North Korea summit, and punishing China's ZTE Corp. for violating sanctions.

22 min
May 24, 2018
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Trump cancels the North Korea summit and threatens tariffs on imported cars.

21 min
May 22, 2018
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The FBI informant and the Trump campaign, and a U.S.-China trade truce.

20 min
May 18, 2018
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Trump's North Korea trial and a looming Nafta failure.

19 min
May 16, 2018
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Democrats turn left in primaries, and North Korea threatens the Trump summit.

19 min
May 15, 2018
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Donald Trump's move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Plus, where the Mueller investigation stands after one year.

20 min
May 11, 2018
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The fight over the FBI's "top-secret" intelligence source, and Michael Cohen's corporate clients.

23 min
May 9, 2018
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The Tuesday primary results, what next on Iran.

15 min
May 8, 2018
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Eric Schneiderman's public and private lives, and Congress's spending rescissions fight.

22 min
May 4, 2018
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Strassel, Henninger and Gigot on a judge's rebuke of special counsel Robert Mueller and Trump's changing Stormy Daniels story.

20 min
May 2, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Nancy Pelosi's campaign to return as House Speaker, plus Rod Rosenstein vs. House Republicans

18 min
May 1, 2018
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Strassel, McGurn and Gigot on Robert Mueller's questions for Donald Trump.

20 min
Apr 27, 2018
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Mike Pompeo, Ronny Jackson, the economy, the Korea summit and Europe visits the White House.

24 min
Apr 25, 2018
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Trouble for Trump's Veterans nominee, and another danger signal for Republicans in November.

19 min
Apr 24, 2018
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Donald Trump's first State Dinner with Emmanuel Macron. Plus, the latest on James Comey and the FBI.

25 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Jim Comey's private memos go public and Neil Gorsuch at the Supreme Court.

19 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Mike Pompeo's confirmation fight for Secretary of State, and protecting Robert Mueller.

21 min
Apr 17, 2018
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James Comey's memoir on Trump and Clinton.

21 min
Apr 13, 2018
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A pardon for Scooter Libby and the inspector general report on Andrew McCabe.

24 min
Apr 11, 2018
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Paul Ryan won't run for re-election, and Mark Zuckerberg meets Congress.

19 min
Apr 10, 2018
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The FBI raid on Michael Cohen and Trump's Syria options.

21 min
Apr 4, 2018
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A big liberal election victory in Wisconsin, and the China-U.S. trade war escalates.

19 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Trump escalates on immigration, and Scott Pruitt draws political fire.

21 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Trump vs. Amazon, and Jeff Sessions says no to a second special counsel.

17 min
Mar 28, 2018
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The Senate confirmation logjam and new South Korea trade deal.

19 min
Mar 27, 2018
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The politics of guns after the marches, and the Stormy Daniels risk for Trump.

23 min
Mar 23, 2018
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John Bolton's worldview and Trump's China tariffs.

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