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Impeachment, Appropriations, and almost Shutdowns

Mark and Josh discuss impeachment, appropriations, and continuing resolutions with CQ reporter Jennifer Shutt.


Impeachment Politics Requires a Different Vote Calculator

Anyone who watched School House Rock knows how bills become law. From a numbers standpoint, it is straightforward.  It needs 218 votes in the House, 51 votes in the Senate (60 to cut off a filibuster), and a presidential signature. Given this math, some wonder why Speaker Pelosi is hesitating to pass a resolution—which


Impeachment, bipartisanship, and women’s suffrage with Colleen Shogan

Special guest Colleen Shogan joins Matt and Josh to discuss impeachment, bipartisanship, and women’s suffrage. Colleen is Assistant Deputy Librarian at the Library of Congress, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service, and the Co-Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.


Emergency Impeachment Podcast

Matt and Josh discuss how impeachment politics is shaping up in the House and Senate. Some relevant links: The memorandum of conversation between Trump and the Ukrainian president. Pelosi’s 9/24 announcement. The op-ed by seven Democratic freshmen.


House Democrats, the budget deal, and impeachment with Matt Fuller

HuffPost congressional reporter Matt Fuller joins Josh, Mark, and Matt to discuss the tensions in the House Democratic caucus, the prospects for a Freedom Caucus of the left, the congressional budget deal, and the politics of impeachment in the House.


Pelosi’s leadership, Budget, NDAA, and Justin Amash

Matt, Mark, Laura, and Josh discuss a the Speaker, budgets, NDAA, and the curious case of Justin Amash on this week’s podcast.


Members Running for POTUS, impeachment, and congressional reform with Richard Skinner

Laura, Josh, Mark, and Matt are joined by political scientist and award-winning precinct captain Richard Skinner to discuss the large field of congressional POTUS candidates, the politics of impeachment in the House, and current issues in congressional reform.


The New Majority and Historic Interbranch Conflict: New Members May Drag Their Feet

House Democrats and President Trump are on a collision course. Democrats demand the administration and others comply with their subpoenas and document requests on everything from the president’s tax returns and business records to the unredacted Mueller report. So far, President Trump has uniformly refused, an unprecedented move that directly threatens congressional power and authorities.


Impeachment, congressional caucuses, and fundraising with Jennifer Victor

Special guest Jennifer Victor joins Matt, Mark, Josh, and Laura to talk about impeachment politics in Congress, congressional caucuses, and presidential candidate fundraising. Jennifer is associate professor of poltical science at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. She tweets at @jennifernvictor.


The origins of the House’s special rules and what it means for the Senate rules change

Procedurally, the House and Senate could not be more different. The House is subject to absolute majority rule. Conversely, the Senate is governed by more bipartisan processes like unlimited debate, supermajority cloture, and unanimous consent. However, the two chambers have become more similar in recent years. Partisan House members moving to the Senate have helped


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