Playing Politics

By Star Tribune Editorial Board

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Listening to the "Playing Politics" podcast from the Star Tribune and WCCO Radio is like taking a seat at the Editorial Board table and hearing an informed and opinionated weekly discussion of all things political in Minnesota and the nation. "Playing Politics" features WCCO’s Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune’s John Rash in addition to editorial writer Patricia Lopez and columnists Lori Sturdevant and D.J. Tice – award-winning journalists who bring varied perspectives to the issues of the day.

Episode Date
Listen: Impeachment polarization
Dec 05, 2019
Listen: The Sondland and the fury
Nov 20, 2019
Listen: Lights, camera, impeachment
Nov 13, 2019
Listen: Impeachment hearings set: What will Americans listen for?
Nov 07, 2019
Listen: Attacks on impeachment process — and witnesses
Oct 30, 2019
Listen: Taylor’s damning testimony
Oct 24, 2019
Listen: Trump talk from Minneapolis to the Mideast
Oct 09, 2019
Listen: Impeachment issue intensifies
Oct 03, 2019
Listen: Impeachment turmoil
Sep 26, 2019
Listen: Trump focuses on the Mideast — and Rep. Omar
Sep 18, 2019
Listen: Dissent disinvited
Sep 12, 2019
Listen: After new round of shootings, will anything change?
Sep 04, 2019
Listen: The Democrats debate
Jul 31, 2019
Listen: How much will Mueller matter?
Jul 24, 2019
Listen: The politics of the Jeffrey Epstein case
Jul 10, 2019
Listen: Border crisis resonates
Jun 26, 2019
Listen: Trump kicks off 2020 (or is it 2016?) campaign
Jun 20, 2019
Listen: Omar controversies continue
Jun 12, 2019
Listen: A not-so-special session
May 23, 2019
Listen: New governor, legislative leaders – same old gridlock
May 08, 2019
Listen: Mueller memo at center of Barr hearings
May 01, 2019
Listen: Can Klobuchar break through?
Apr 18, 2019
Listen: White House wrestles with border issue
Apr 10, 2019
Listen: A slow-going legislative session
Mar 20, 2019
Listen: The politics of grounding planes
Mar 14, 2019
Listen: Omar controversy continues
Mar 07, 2019
Listen: Cohen questioning reflects nation’s partisan split
Feb 28, 2019
Listen: Walz budget, Mueller investigation
Feb 20, 2019
Listen: National spotlight on Omar, Klobuchar
Feb 14, 2019
Listen: Elusive unity
Feb 07, 2019
Listen: Trump takes on intelligence officials
Jan 30, 2019
Listen: Shutdown impact intensifies
Jan 23, 2019
Listen: Russia intrigue intensifies
Jan 15, 2019
Listen: Washington stalemate
Jan 10, 2019
Listen: Shutdown showdown
Jan 03, 2019
Listen: Trump's withdrawal from Syria
Dec 19, 2018
Listen: Oval Office spat suggests tough governing times ahead
Dec 13, 2018
Listen: Mourning a man, and an era
Dec 05, 2018
Listen: Mueller investigation targets Manafort
Nov 29, 2018
Listen: Post-midterm malaise hits White House
Nov 15, 2018
Listen: Election reveals deepening divides
Nov 07, 2018
Listen: Trump challenges birthright citizenship
Oct 31, 2018
Listen: Pipe bombs reflect overheated political environment
Oct 25, 2018
Listen: Khashoggi case becomes foreign policy crisis
Oct 18, 2018
Listen: Walz-Johnson race heats up
Oct 10, 2018
Listen: Ellison allegations cloud campaign(s)
Oct 04, 2018
Listen: Kavanaugh nomination headed for a Senate showdown
Sep 26, 2018
Listen: Anonymous Op-Ed dominates week in Washington
Sep 12, 2018
Listen: Kavanaugh hearings split Senate and maybe the nation
Sep 05, 2018
Listen: Manafort conviction, Cohen plea put pressure on Trump
Aug 22, 2018
Listen: Primary races down to the wire
Aug 08, 2018
Listen: Tariffs tear into Trump support
Jul 25, 2018
Listen: Despite walk back, Trump firestorm burns on
Jul 18, 2018
Listen: Supreme Court rulings boost Trump, GOP
Jun 27, 2018
Listen: Firestorm forces Trump reversal on detained children
Jun 20, 2018
Listen: A wild week in Minnesota politics
Jun 06, 2018
Listen: Summit an uphill diplomatic climb
May 30, 2018
Listen: Will Dayton’s vetoes frame 2018 campaign?
May 23, 2018
Listen: Legislature stalls as state races heat up
May 16, 2018
Listen: Will Iran deal breaking impact North Korea negotiations?
May 10, 2018
Listen: Shifting stories on the Stormy Daniels case
May 03, 2018
Listen: Sit-in as Legislature stands pat on gun laws
Apr 25, 2018
Listen: Comey book roils Washington
Apr 20, 2018
Listen: Trump ramps up trade dispute with China
Apr 06, 2018
Listen: The politics – and business – of the gun debate
Feb 28, 2018
Listen: Legislative session starts calmly. Storm clouds ahead?
Feb 22, 2018
Listen: Porter scandal scars White House
Feb 14, 2018
Listen: Pawlenty’s move sparks speculation
Feb 06, 2018
Listen: Beyond the State of the Union Address
Jan 30, 2018
Listen: Mueller investigation – and controversy – intensifies
Jan 24, 2018
Listen: Shutdown showdown
Jan 18, 2018
Listen: ‘Fire and Fury’ engulfs Bannon, singes White House
Jan 11, 2018
Listen: Smith swearing-in kicks off big political year
Jan 03, 2018
Listen: 2018 political preview
Dec 27, 2017
Listen: Smith appointment, Jones victory rock politics
Dec 13, 2017
Listen: A cascade of calls for Franken’s resignation
Dec 07, 2017
Listen: North Korea crisis escalates
Nov 29, 2017
Listen: Franken allegations, resignations from Legislature rock state politics
Nov 22, 2017
Listen: Harassment scandals roil politics nationally, locally
Nov 15, 2017
Listen: City elections generate a generational shift
Nov 09, 2017
Listen: In St. Paul, attacks scramble mayoral race
Nov 02, 2017
Listen: How and why we make Editorial Board endorsements
Oct 17, 2017
Listen: Trump-Corker feud fuels more White House turmoil
Oct 11, 2017
Listen: Las Vegas shooting rekindles gun control debate
Oct 04, 2017
Listen: Minnesota’s political impasse intensifies
Sep 27, 2017
Listen: Trump’s blunt U.N. address
Sep 20, 2017
Listen: Rising crime in downtown Minneapolis
Sep 13, 2017
Listen: Targeting ‘Dreamers’ is latest Trump controversy
Sep 06, 2017
Listen: Trump turns to the war in Afghanistan (and with the press)
Aug 23, 2017
Listen: Bipartisan backlash to Trump's inflammatory comments
Aug 16, 2017
Listen: Trump-Kim war of words heightens fears
Aug 09, 2017
Listen: The political week in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington
Aug 02, 2017
Listen: A tumultuous week in Washington
Jul 26, 2017
Listen: The global, local impact of the Justine Damond case
Jul 19, 2017
Listen: Collusion question clouds White House policy priorities
Jul 12, 2017
Listen: Trump turns to international issues
Jul 07, 2017
Listen: Minnesota National Guard members train in Lithuania
Jun 30, 2017
Listen: A nation reflects on a tragic shooting
Jun 15, 2017
Listen: Capitol Hill hearings amplify Russia issue
Jun 07, 2017
Listen: Legislative loggerheads
May 31, 2017
Listen: Legislative session goes up to – and over – the last minute
May 24, 2017
Listen: Turmoil at home as Trump heads abroad
May 17, 2017
Listen: FBI firing rocks Washington
May 10, 2017
Listen: Legislature stalled over transit, other issue roadblocks
May 03, 2017
Listen: 100 days of upheaval
Apr 26, 2017
Listen: Special election in Georgia turns into Trump referendum
Apr 19, 2017
Listen: Deep divisions at the State Capitol
Apr 07, 2017
Listen: Gorsuch vote is Washington’s next flashpoint
Mar 29, 2017
Listen: Another wild week in Washington
Mar 23, 2017
Listen: Trump’s taxes (and Rachel Maddow’s reporting) in spotlight
Mar 16, 2017
Listen: GOP resistance over Obamacare replacement
Mar 09, 2017
Listen: Hard work ahead after Trump speech, state budget forecast
Mar 01, 2017
Listen: Keith Ellison and the future of the Democratic National Committee
Feb 23, 2017
Listen: Flynn’s resignation and the Russian question
Feb 16, 2017
Listen: Suite use prompts capitol grilling
Feb 09, 2017
Listen: Consequential confirmation votes ahead
Feb 01, 2017
Listen: Dayton, health care in Capitol spotlight
Jan 25, 2017
Listen: An unprecedented presidency begins
Jan 18, 2017
Listen: Trump meets the press
Jan 11, 2017
Listen: A new session at a refurbished capitol
Jan 04, 2017
Listen: Counterterrorism in the Trump era
Dec 21, 2016
Listen: Russia’s role in election roils transition
Dec 14, 2016
Listen: Campaign echoes in Trump transition
Nov 29, 2016
Listen: Transitioning to Trump presidency
Nov 16, 2016
Listen: Trump upends political order
Nov 10, 2016
Listen: An October surprise tightens the race
Nov 02, 2016
Listen: As campaign nears end, talk of a rigged election
Oct 26, 2016
Listen: Editorial endorsements: Why and how
Oct 20, 2016
Listen: A low point for debates and democracy
23:52
Oct 10, 2016
Listen: VP debate: A contrast in substance, style
Oct 06, 2016
Listen: Dissecting the presidential debate
Sep 27, 2016
Listen: Terrorism and the 2016 campaign
Sep 21, 2016
Listen: Nondisclosure dogs both campaigns
Sep 15, 2016
Listen: The presidential race tightens
0:20:09
Sep 07, 2016
Listen: Will August events shape November's election?
Aug 24, 2016
Playing Politics podcast: Will a shakeout shape up the Trump campaign?
Aug 17, 2016
Listen: A low-turnout, high-impact primary
Aug 10, 2016
Listen: Uncertain unity for Democrats and Republicans
17:46
Jul 27, 2016
Listen: A political convention like no other
15:31
Jul 20, 2016
Listen: A summer of discontent
15:41
Jul 13, 2016
Listen: Clinton's e-mail mess
17:07
Jul 06, 2016
Listen: Brexit roils European – and American – politics
Jun 29, 2016
Listen: Troubles for the Trump campaign
16:35
Jun 22, 2016
Listen: Clinton clinches the nomination – and history
16:10
Jun 08, 2016
Listen: For Democrats, California dreaming
15:30
Jun 02, 2016
Listen: A legislative wrap-up, or a windup?
May 25, 2016
Listen: Down to the wire at the Minnesota State Capitol
17:26
May 18, 2016
Playing Politics podcast: Elusive unity for Republicans and Democrats
15:59
May 11, 2016
Playing Politics podcast: It's not a dream — Trump will be the GOP nominee
18:01
May 04, 2016
Listen: Full-speed ahead for Trump, Clinton
Apr 27, 2016
Playing Politics podcast: Building a community, countering extremism in Minnesota
14:50
Apr 24, 2016
Assessing the Minnesota legislative session at the halfway mark
15:48
Apr 13, 2016
Will Wisconsin’s winners reset the race?
14:39
Apr 06, 2016
Minneapolis contends with the Jamar Clark case
Mar 31, 2016
The battle over presidential and Supreme Court nominations
15:36
Mar 16, 2016
Trump’s momentum continues, and Sanders shows new life
15:11
Mar 10, 2016
The presidential pulse post-Super Tuesday
16:38
Mar 02, 2016
Explaining the rise of Donald Trump
15:39
Feb 24, 2016
The Supreme Court becomes a campaign issue
17:26
Feb 17, 2016
Big primary victories for outsider candidates
16:19
Feb 11, 2016
Taking the presidential campaign pulse post-Iowa
15:39
Feb 02, 2016
Down to the wire in Iowa; Minnesota poll
16:22
Jan 27, 2016
Sarah Palin returns, Iran plays ball, more
14:50
Jan 21, 2016
The disjointed state of our union’s politics
16:00
Jan 18, 2016