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Podcast Episode 25: Virginia Races + Women’s Softball Game w/ Laura Vozzella + Atalie Ebersole

June 13, 2024 · 2:01 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin analyze the upcoming Virginia primaries and general election with Laura Vozzella of The Washington Post and talk about the upcoming annual congressional women’s softball game for breast cancer research with Atalie Ebersole of the Pet Food Institute. 

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Presidential: Trump’s Conviction is not the Time for Snap Political Analysis

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 31, 2024 · 1:13 PM EDT

Now what? Now that Donald Trump is the first current or former president convicted of a felony, what does that mean for the 2024 presidential election? It’s a valid question — without an instant answer. And that’s not popular in a world that rewards, and sometimes requires, instant insightful analysis. 

Podcast Episode 24: Nevada Races with Gabby Birenbaum of The Nevada Independent

May 30, 2024 · 12:37 PM EDT

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Gabby Birenbaum of The Nevada Independent look ahead to key races in Nevada including upcoming primaries and a handful of consequential races that will help determine who sits in the White House and which party controls Congress. 

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2024 Presidential Battlegrounds: Pennsylvania

by Bradley Wascher May 23, 2024 · 2:29 PM EDT

Pennsylvania was long a part of Democrats’ “blue wall” strategy in the Electoral College, but Donald Trump’s narrow win in 2016 forced both parties to revamp their playbooks.

Trump flipped Pennsylvania in 2016 by appealing to the state’s many white working-class voters, as Hillary Clinton failed to make sufficient gains…

2024 Presidential Battlegrounds: Nevada

by Bradley Wascher May 9, 2024 · 2:26 PM EDT

Democrats have carried Nevada in each of the last four presidential elections, yet it continues to be a top battleground thanks to its unique political geography. President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy has weighed him down in early polls of the state, but Democrats can point to a number…

Presidential Rating Change: Nevada Shifts to Toss-up

by Nathan L. Gonzales May 8, 2024 · 11:46 AM EDT

Despite a persistently tight race in the national polls, President Joe Biden is in a precarious position for reelection and may even be a slight underdog with less than six months to go. 

Former President Donald Trump has led Biden by about 1 point or less for the last six…

2024 Presidential Battlegrounds: Georgia

by Bradley Wascher April 26, 2024 · 2:28 PM EDT

Georgia emerged as a top presidential battleground in 2020 and subsequently became ground zero for former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Unsurprisingly the state, currently rated as a Toss-up, is shaping up to be competitive again this November.

President Joe Biden carried the Peach State by one-third…

Presidential: Biden and Trump Locked in Close Race

by Nathan L. Gonzales March 14, 2024 · 9:00 AM EDT

While the presidential race is careening toward a rematch, 2024 won’t necessarily be a replay of 2020. 

The race looks familiar with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump topping the ballot, but both men are bringing more baggage to the contest, creating a level of volatility that doesn’t…

Podcast Episode 16: New York 3 Special, Maryland Senate with Scott Eidler of Newsday

February 15, 2024 · 12:35 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Scott Eidler of Newsday discuss Democrat Tom Suozzi's special election victory in New York's 3rd District in the race to replace George Santos. Nathan and Jacob also analyze former Gov. Larry Hogan's entry into the Maryland Senate race and the recent retirements in the House…

Podcast Episode 15: California Senate and House Primaries with Melanie Mason of Politico

February 1, 2024 · 6:11 PM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Melanie Mason of Politico discuss the upcoming California primaries including the race to replace Dianne Feinstein in the Senate and more than a dozen consequential and interesting House primaries. And Nathan contemplates buying a track suit fashioned after a G.I. Joe character.

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