FiveThirtyEight Politics

FiveThirtyEight Politics

By: FiveThirtyEight, 538, ESPN, Nate Silver


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Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team cover the latest in politics, tracking the issues and "game-changers" every week.

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Steve Bannon's War



Steve Bannon declared "war" on the GOP establishment at the Values Voter Summit last week. The podcast team discusses what that will mean for the 2018 midterms.

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The Brexit Episode



Two political science professors from the University of Cambridge join the podcast to explain what happened in Britain this week and what comes next.

Trump's Turbulent Week



President Trump is continuing to face possible legal trouble over campaign finance violations, meanwhile the White House is in the middle of another staffing shakeup.

The crew reflects on how politics have changed since President H. W. Bush's time in office. They also speak with Prof. Michael Bitzer about possible election fraud in NC-09.

This Is Mueller Talk!



After months of silence, the Mueller investigation is making news again. Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux joins the podcast to make sense of a big week of revelations.

In an emergency installment, the crew reacts to news that Michael Cohen pleaded guilty for lying to Congress about the details of a potential Trump project in Moscow.

The final Senate election of 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday in Mississippi. The crew discusses the fault lines at play of race, geography and class.

Will Pelosi Be Replaced?



The Democrats have a majority in the House, now they need a Speaker. The crew discusses whether Nancy Pelosi will be re-elected and what the vote says about the party.

How Our Model Did



In this post-mortem episode of "Model Talk," Nate discusses how our forecasts did and how we can improve them going forward.

Live from New York, the team ranks the politicians most likely to win the 2020 Democratic primary. They also debrief on the latest results from the midterms.

Midterms Review



The team looks at some the underlying data from the 2018 midterms to understand the trends at play.