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Playbook Deep Dive
Playbook Deep Dive

Welcome to Playbook Deep Dive, the stories behind the power. From Congress and the White House to bar stools and back rooms,... more

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Regulating crypto: The $2 trillion Rubik's Cube

Crypto trading! Bitcoin! Dogecoin! Stablecoin! Even if lawmakers don't understand blockchain, Capitol Hill is finally waking up to digital currency... more

24 Sep 2021 · 27 minutes
Pelosi vs. everybody: Dems’ high-wire health care act

As Democrats' massive reconciliation bill makes its way through the machine, one item is getting all the attention right now:... more

17 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
Biden’s abortion clash with the Catholic Church

What does it mean to be the nation’s second Catholic president? Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza talks with senior staff writer... more

10 Sep 2021 · 31 minutes
These Republicans are going...big government?

There's an intra-party fight on the right — and it's not (all) about Trump! For decades, conservatives have called for... more

03 Sep 2021 · 24 minutes
How Kamala Harris is embracing — and changing — the system

Kamala Harris entered law school as the daughter of activists and came out as a prosecutor — an evolution that... more

27 Aug 2021 · 31 minutes
The first true foreign policy test of Biden's presidency

The Taliban's return to power marks the first real foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration — and a rare... more

20 Aug 2021 · 23 minutes
Vote-a-rama drama and the national debt

Nobody on Capitol Hill got much sleep this week. The Senate passed its infrastructure bill, stayed up all night in... more

13 Aug 2021 · 33 minutes
The Democratic ‘civil war’ in Ohio

The Democratic establishment dealt a crushing blow to the progressive movement this week in Ohio, where tensions, bad blood and... more

06 Aug 2021 · 32 minutes
Strange but true: Bernie's pragmatic turn

Bernie Sanders is behaving a lot like a pragmatist (just don’t say it to his face). As the Senate Budget... more

30 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Inside Biden’s slow-walk on Cuba

Cuba’s sweeping protests — and sweeping crackdown — are historic. But the situation is a political hot potato for Biden, whose... more

23 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Playbook Deep Dive
Regulating crypto: The $2 trillion Rubik's Cube
Playbook Deep Dive