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Politics Podcast: Trump’s Path Forward

After the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, can the White House return to business as usual? The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew looks at whether past presidents have been able to pursue their agendas in the face of ongoing scandals and investigations. The team also breaks down a new Harvard study showing that media coverage of Trump during his first 100 days was 80 percent negative. Lastly, they look ahead to Thursday’s special election in Montana’s at-large congressional district.

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Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Harry Enten was a senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.

Julia Azari is an associate professor of political science at Marquette University. Her research interests include the American presidency, political parties and political rhetoric. She is the author of “Delivering the People’s Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate.”