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Politics Podcast: What Should Senate Republicans Do About Impeachment?

What is the savviest political strategy on impeachment for Senate Republicans? In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew tries to answer that question in a new edition of FiveThirtyEight Debate. Each member of the team was assigned a position and then tried to poke holes in each other’s cases. The best argument wins — or at least gets some muted respect.

Also, President Trump announced on Sunday that the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died during a U.S. military raid in Syria. The team discusses the political implications of his death.

Finally, the crew asks why there appears to be so much disagreement in national Democratic primary polls.

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Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Clare Malone is a former senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.

Perry Bacon Jr. was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.