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Politics Podcast: Trump And The Senate

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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast looks at the budding relationship between President-elect Donald Trump’s administration and the U.S. Senate. Confirmation hearings for Trump’s Cabinet picks are scheduled to begin this week, and the debate over how to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is underway. The crew discusses the Cabinet nominees that are likely to receive the most pushback, and science reporter Anna Maria Barry-Jester joins to talk about options for repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

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