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We take you inside POLITICO, where journalists break news, work sources and pull back the curtain on politics and policy. Fast. Short. Daily.
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Federal regulators are ordering millions of e-cigarette products off the market. POLITICO’s Katherine Foley breaks down how the move is reshaping the vaping industry. Plus, Biden picks up the tab for Florida school leaders fined by Gov. DeSantis. And the House sinks an effort to pull troops from Syria. Katherine Foley covers the FDA and tobacco products for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Vape makers struggle to stay in business after FDA bans flavored e-cigs Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.
The HHS Secretary is staying out of the spotlight and away from major Covid decisions. POLITICO’s Adam Canryn reports. Plus, the Fed signals that it plans to pull back economic support. And Biden commits to communication with France. Read more: Becerra takes a back seat while others steer Covid response Women Rule: Ending Sexual Assault in the Military Take part in our 2021 podcast survey. Sign up for the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
Bipartisanship? POLITICO’s Sabrina Rodriguez explains why both sides of the aisle are mad at Biden for his handling of the Southern Border. Plus, Rep. Adam Schiff says the panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection is preparing to issue subpoenas. And the Justice Department plus several states sue to block a joint venture between American Airlines and JetBlue. Sabrina Rodriguez is a national political correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: It’s not just Republicans. Everyone’s mad at Biden over migration. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.
Earlier this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party was poised to hold onto power even after its leader stepped down. But now, the uncharismatic head of the rival Social Democrats is on track to win an upcoming national election. POLITICO’s Chief Europe Correspondent Matt Karnitschnig reports. Plus, manufacturers urge the Biden administration to drop its push to waive intellectual property protections for Covid vaccines. And the White House buys at least 60 million over-the-counter Covid-19 test kits. Matt Karnitschnig is POLITICO's Chief Europe Correspondent. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: SPD in pole position as German campaign enters final week Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.
Battle of the boosters

Battle of the boosters

2021-09-2014:49

POLITICO’s Lauren Gardner gives an inside look at the contentious debate among federal health officials over booster shots. Plus, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves argues against Biden’s vaccine mandate. And French President Macron is set to speak with Biden in the ‘next few days’ amid diplomatic tensions. Lauren Gardner is an FDA reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Confusion over Biden's booster plan riles governors Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.
It’s a three-way race between the US, China and the EU — and the final result could reshape our lives. Global Insider host Ryan Heath reports. Plus, a judge blocks Biden from using a Trump-era public health order to expel migrant families. And Obama endorses Trudeau (again). Ryan Heath is the host of POLITICO's Global Insider podcast. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Subscribe to the Global Insider podcast. Take part in our 2021 podcast survey.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn't anti-vaccine. But he has started standing beside those who are. POLITICO’s Gary Fineout reports. Plus, Moderna says new data supports its booster shot. And Sen. Klobuchar says she’s confident Congress can pass legislation targeting tech giants. Gary Fineout is a reporter for POLITICO  Florida. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: DeSantis flirts with the anti-vaccine crowd Subscribe to the Florida Playbook newsletter.
A kick in the Fed

A kick in the Fed

2021-09-1511:48

A group of progressive lawmakers is calling for President Biden to ditch Jerome Powell and nominate a new Federal Reserve Chair. POLITICO’s Victoria Guida reports. Plus, the Treasury plans to release more rental assistance funds to prevent evictions. And the Justice Department announces a ban on no-knock entries and chokeholds. Victoria Guida covers economic policy for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Trump shattered tradition on Fed chair. Some Dems want Biden to do the same. Subscribe to the Global Insider podcast.
Las Vegas tried to reopen without widespread vaccination, but those plans crashed into reality. Will things be different this time? POLITICO’s Megan Cassella reports. Plus, Homeland Security chief of staff Karen Olick abruptly resigns. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal before Congress. Megan Cassella is an economic policy reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Vaccine Mandates Crash Into America’s ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ State
Polling shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom coming out on top in tomorrow’s recall election. But that doesn’t mean his political future will go unscathed. POLITICO’s Kevin Yamamura reports. Plus, six Capitol Police officers are being disciplined for their conduct on Jan. 6. And Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer defends himself against calls to step down. Kevin Yamamura is POLITICO's California editor. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.
After 20 years to think it over, many of the architects of the post-9/11 world would have done some things differently. POLITICO’s Daniel Lippman explains what he learned from conversations with the officials behind America’s response, including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and former Deputy Director of the CIA John McLaughlin. Plus, the DOJ sues Texas over its restrictive abortion law. And the FDA says more than 5 million electronic cigarettes must be taken off the market. Daniel Lippman covers the White House and Washington for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.
As Covid destroyed the economy, the percentage of American households facing food insecurity remained stagnant — likely due to unprecedented government spending. POLITICO’s Helena Bottemiller Evich explains how pandemic programs could provide a path for ending hunger in the U.S. Plus, a Florida judge blocks DeSantis’ attempt to halt a mask mandate ruling. And Obama stars in Newsom ads ahead of the California recall election. Helena Bottemiller Evich is a senior food and agriculture reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more from POLITICO's Recovery Lab series.
For today's episode of POLITICO Dispatch, we're featuring the most recent episode of Playbook Deep Dive. Check it out — and subscribe below!  There's an intra-party fight on the right — and it's not (all) about Trump! For decades, conservatives have called for the government to take a hands-off approach to the economy. But now, a group of self-styled “common good capitalists” — like Sen. Marco Rubio — want to change that. And, they’re gaining power. It’s a divide not only over what policy approach is best, but what the most effective political strategy is for the GOP in the 21st century. Playbook co-author Tara Palmeri talks with an influential voice in this new economic counterculture — Oren Cass, head of American Compass and Mitt Romney's former campaign advisor, as well as Eliana Johnson, POLITICO Magazine contributor and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, about this policy divide and where the 2024 GOP hopefuls land on this spectrum. Subscribe to Playbook Deep Dive: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/playbook-deep-dive/id1111319839 Tara Palmeri is a Playbook co-author for POLITICO. Eliana Johnson is a contributing editor for POLITICO Magazine and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Oren Cass is Mitt Romney's former campaign advisor and executive director of American Compass. Adrienne Hurst is a producer for POLITICO audio. Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer for POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
For more than a century the U.S. has not formally recognized the killing of more than a million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during WWI as genocide. This year, that changed. POLITICO’s Charlie Mahtesian explains what it means for Armenian Americans. Plus, the U.S. pledges aid to India amid a Covid surge. And a group of Senators Biden to push for Medicare expansion. This episode originally aired on April 26, 2021. Charlie Mahtesian is the senior politics editor for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Read more:  Why Biden’s Armenian Genocide Declaration Really Is a Big Deal 'Of course it’s genocide': How Biden fulfilled a promise to Armenians that Obama wouldn’t
On today's special episode of Dogs-patch — er, Dispatch: a brief history of presidential pets at 1600 Pennsylvania, featuring the Kennedy's dog Pushinka (who might have helped avert nuclear war), Teddy Roosevelt's badger (really more questions than answers here) and Nixon's dog Checkers (who sadly passed before he could rescue his owner from Watergate). Andrew Hager, the historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, provides biting commentary on the furry residents of the White House. Annie Rees is an audio producer at POLITICO. Andrew Hager is the historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum. Raghu Manavalan is an editor for POLITICO Audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
The UN’s top climate panel has released a milestone report on the status of climate change, and according to scientists, it’s very unlikely the world will meet the most ambitious target of limiting global climate change rising 1.5 degrees Celsius. But POLITICO’s Zack Colman says things could still get much worse if bold action isn’t taken. This episode originally aired on POLITICO Energy on August 10, 2021. Zack Colman is an energy reporter for POLITICO. Anthony Adragna is an energy reporter for POLITICO and host of POLITICO Energy. Raghu Manavalan is an editor for POLITICO Audio. Carlos Prieto is a Politico podcast producer. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.
Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have kicked off what's on track to be a commercial space boom in the coming years. POLITICO's Bryan Bender reports on how prepared Washington is to regulate it all. Bryan Bender is a national correspondent for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more in the POLITICO Space newsletter.
We know that the effectiveness of vaccines appears to be dipping. But we don't know how much yet — or when it will become a big problem. POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle reports. Plus, a group of progressive lawmakers call for Biden to Dump Jerome Powell as Fed chair. And the US is dropped from the EU's safe travel list. Sarah Owermohle is a health reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Subscribe to the POLITICO Pulse newsletter.
Boston's big choice

Boston's big choice

2021-08-3011:53

Boston has an historically diverse field of mayoral candidates. But voters are having a hard time figuring out who to support. POLITICO's Lisa Kashinsky reports. Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he expects the Taliban won’t seal off Afghanistan after Aug. 31. And Dr. Fauci says the Biden administration is "sticking with" its booster shot recommendations. Lisa Kashinsky authors POLITICO's Massachusetts Playbook newsletter. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: Breakthrough mayor’s race creates tough choice for Boston
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has held onto power despite a series of scandals. But a flash election is putting his popularity to the test. POLITICO Canada’s Nick Taylor-Vaisey reports.Plus, Biden vows retaliation after 12 U.S. troops were killed in ISIS attacks in Kabul. And the USDA projects record agricultural exports over the next year. Nick Taylor-Vaisey is a reporter for POLITICO Canada. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more in the Ottawa Playbook newsletter.
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