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Author: Victoria Steele and Jimmy Zuma

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Progressive Senator Victoria Steele (D, AZ) and DC-based liberal journalist Jimmy Zuma provide a summary and analysis of political events and interview newsmakers and influencers. Whether you want to be the best-informed player on social media, at the dinner table, or around the water cooler, Wait, What? is your source for ideas, facts and talking points. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
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Iran tweets, Trump retreats

Iran tweets, Trump retreats

2020-01-1200:44:28

With one tweet, Iran single-handedly prevented war with the United States. Unbelievable, you say? We explain it. In other big stories, the Impeachment is moving to the Senate next week, find out what's going to happen. And we provide updates and analysis on the Democratic Primary, the next debate and the state of the race. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
It's a wrap!

It's a wrap!

2019-12-2900:32:33

We share our thoughts on Debate 5 and spend a few minutes waxing nostalgic about the end of Season 1 of Wait, What?. And we'll give your our top five countdown of our top episodes. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Impeached!

Impeached!

2019-12-2000:33:19

The moment we've been waiting for has arrived. We go in depth about what happened on Impeachment Day, what's happening next and what it means for the coming election. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
His title might be Attorney General but William Barr is acting as Trump's Minister of Propaganda. In his interview with NBC, he uses several propaganda techniques pioneered by Nazi Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. That's not a comparison, but it is a comparison of techniques. Jimmy breaks down the interview and reveals Barr's impeachable misconduct. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
While Trump is off trying to screw up Europe, the Democratic field is shrinking and Impeachment is moving forward. Who is out of the race and who is trending? With Impeachment moving to the Judiciary Committee, what's that mean and what's next? And Victoria and Jimmy offer predictions for how badly Trump will screw up at the London summit. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Victoria and Jimmy catch you up on the impeachment hearings and play the three damning quotes you probably haven't heard. Then they discuss the state of the race for president, who's up, who's down, who's out and who ought to be. Next, J&V cover Rudy, Igor, Natasha and the Trump Putin mobs. And winding up, the international press picks up our Naftogaz Conspiracy bombshell from last week! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
When Volodymyr Zelensky was elected Ukraine's President (on a reform platform) it undercut a plan by the Trump and Russia mobs to gain control of the Ukraine state gas company, Naftogaz. Trump's Ukraine meddling is part of this larger effort and—beyond rigging his reelection— it aims to depose Ukraine reformers in the new Ukraine government, the US government, and Naftogaz. The goal: to control Ukraine's state natural gas company and bleed it, like Putin did in the past. Connecting the dots between the Trump scandal and the Guiliani-Furman-Parnev investigation (by DOJ-SDNY) blew our minds. Bring some popcorn... This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Development Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
In Part 1 of our Impeachment Hearings Coverage, we explain how testimony blew the lid off the Trump conspiracy, why Republican Congresspersons are finding it hard to defend Trump, and how one little-known Congressman sent GOP Grand Inquisitor Jim Jordan to the Epic Fail Zone. Oh, and Devin Nunes looked like a fool again. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
The circle is tightening around Trump (and Guiliani, Pompeo and Sonderland.) Here's the lowdown on the witnesses, the House vote to make phase two public, and the absolutely idiotic move Trump made in response. This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Worried about impeachment? Torn about electability? Having nightmares about a Trump second term? Victoria and Jimmy tell you why nothing bad is going to happen.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Another week, another whirlwind. Half of the conspirators in what Jimmy calls "The Department of Trump" were arrested this week. We had another wide-stage debate and we offer up winners and losers. And lastly, Impeachment had a big and busy week. Whew! What a week! This episode is sponsored by Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates. Visit them at https://theresourceimperative.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Thanks to Trump, our best allies in the Middle East are facing genocide, and their ISIS prisoners are escaping. At the same time Jimmy thinks Mike Pence is running a back channel game to replace him. We honor the Kurds and explain why—and how—Pence might be backstabbing him. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
The ZOP—Three minutes, one topic, everything you need to know... A new Washington Post-Schar College poll shows the electorate is turning on Trump. That includes Independents and even many Republicans. Jimmy Zuma catches you up on the data, and what it means. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
With Trump sinking into mania it's easy to forget there's a primary going on. But you shouldn't miss the fast-rising Elizabeth Warren. We recap the news you would have heard if Trump wasn't busy trying to get impeached. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Impeachment has (finally) begun! We detail the behind-the-scenes action that led Democrats to begin impeachment and led the Republicans to reconsider their lock-step support for a now toxic Donald Trump. Find out how seven freshman house Democrats (and not the ones you're thinking of) gave Nancy Pelosi the push she needed to get onboard the Impeachment Express. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
The Trump attempt to get Ukraine to assist in his reelection is a big—but complicated—story. We break down the important facts on a timeline, revealing what happened, why it matters, Trump's real motivation (widely misreported) and the smoking gun you probably haven't heard of. Then we send a message to Nancy Pelosi... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
We analyze: - another episode in the Creepy Kavanaugh show, - how Beto O'Rourke leads the democratic nominees in bravery about guns, - and what's really behind the Saudi oil field bombings(It's probably not what you think.) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Ten candidates squared off in Debate 3. Afterwards, not all were standing. Find out who will be trending up, who will be falling down, and who got laughed out of the room.  Plus, uh, Sanders... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
Democratic Debate 3 is upon us. Here's your debate prep. We review who's leading, who's losing and what to watch for. Finally, we're getting down to deciding who'll be the next President. The front runners will square off and the second and third tier will be looking to make a moment. Not everything matters, so be sure you know what does... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
There are 535 seats in Congress and more than 500 women are running for them. All around the nation, women are storming the ramparts of this male bastion, and taking no prisoners. In this episode, we break down how the new bravery is feminine, and how the old brave wasn't really all that brave anyway. 2020 Election,Women candidates,Steele,Zuma,Politics --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waitwhatpolitics/support
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