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Independent, non-partisan politics news where you'll hear the best arguments from across the political spectrum on the news of the day. Plus,... more

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The Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling deal.

The debt ceiling deal. Days before a potential default, President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an agreement to... more

30 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Ron DeSantis is running for president.

Ron DeSantis. Florida's Republican governor officially announced his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday; first by releasing a campaign launch video,... more

25 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The Supreme Court's Section 230 decision.

Twitter v. Taamneh and Gonzalez v. Google LLC. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled against the family of a 2017... more

24 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Tim Scott is running for president.

Tim Scott. On Monday, South Carolina Republican Tim Scott officially announced his bid for president in 2024. Scott, a 57-year-old... more

23 May 2023 · 23 minutes
U.S. agrees to send Ukraine F-16 jets.

F-16s for Ukraine. The United States and its allies are planning to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine as part... more

22 May 2023 · 22 minutes
The debt ceiling standoff intensifies.

The debt ceiling. Negotiations over the debt ceiling appear to be coming to a head. President Joe Biden and House... more

18 May 2023 · 25 minutes
John Durham's final report.

The Durham report. On Monday, special counsel John Durham released his long-awaited report examining how the FBI handled its investigation... more

17 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The Daniel Penny charges.

The Daniel Penny charges. Daniel Penny, who was seen putting Jordan Neely in a chokehold on a New York subway... more

16 May 2023 · 22 minutes
The Biden investigation findings.

The Biden investigation. Last week, the House Oversight Committee released an interim report saying it had unearthed evidence that Biden's family members,... more

15 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The End of Title 42 (for real this time).

Title 42. On Thursday, May 11, the controversial Trump-era public health restriction will come to an end at midnight. Title 42... more

11 May 2023 · 24 minutes
The Trump verdict.

Today's topic contains descriptions of sexual assault and language that may be inappropriate for some readers. Donald Trump and E. Jean... more

10 May 2023 · 27 minutes
North Carolina's Supreme Court makes a splash.

North Carolina's Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the North Carolina Supreme Court sided with Republicans in three major rulings: upholding... more

09 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Jordan Neely's death.

Jordan Neely's death. On Monday afternoon, Neely was aboard a subway train in New York City when he began shouting... more

08 May 2023 · 23 minutes
The Supreme Court will re-examine Chevron.

The Chevron deference. On Monday, the Supreme Court said it would reconsider the so-called Chevron deference, a 1984 precedent that... more

04 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Should Dianne Feinstein retire?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The 89-year-old senator has served in the Senate for more than 30 years, making her the... more

03 May 2023 · 22 minutes
A Supreme Court ethics bill.

Supreme Court ethics. In the last few weeks, calls for a Supreme Court code of conduct have grown louder. On... more

02 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Republicans pass debt ceiling bill.

The debt ceiling. On Wednesday, House Republicans narrowly passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling to $31.4 trillion while... more

01 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Michael Morell's testimony.

Michael Morell. Last week, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of... more

27 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Biden announces his 2024 run.

Biden 2024. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden officially announced his plan to run for president in 2024, setting up a... more

26 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Tucker Carlson ousted by Fox News.

Tucker Carlson. On Monday, Fox News announced it was parting ways with Tucker Carlson, its most popular primetime host and... more

25 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
The Supreme Court's abortion pill order.

The Supreme Court's mifepristone order. On Friday night, the Supreme Court granted a request from the Biden administration and a... more

24 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Russia's arrest of Evan Gershkovich.

Evan Gershkovich. On Tuesday, a Russian court upheld the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested... more

20 Apr 2023 · 23 minutes
The Fox News settlement.

The Fox-Dominion settlement. On Tuesday, Fox News agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to settle their defamation lawsuit and avoid... more

19 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Bud Light-Dylan Mulvaney controversy.

Bud Light. Last week, one of America's most iconic beer brands became the center of a culture war controversy after... more

18 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Jack Teixeira gets arrested for intel leaks.

Jack Teixeira. On Thursday, the 21-year-old U.S. Air National Guardsman was arrested by the FBI for allegedly leaking classified military... more

17 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
The expulsion of two Tennessee Democrats.

Tennessee’s legislators. On Wednesday, Tennessee lawmaker Justine Pearson was reinstated to the state House after a unanimous vote from the... more

14 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Two years ago, I quit my job. Today, I need your help.

Please, help us out by watching this trailer for the new Tangle YouTube channel! Support us with a subscription here or... more

13 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
A major intelligence leak.

Last month, a trove of about 100 pages of classified documents began appearing on Discord, an app for group discussions.... more

12 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
The abortion pill ruling.

On Friday, mifepristone, the most commonly used method of abortion in the United States, was thrown into legal ambiguity after... more

11 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
The Trump charges, and we're taking a break.

Yesterday, former President Donald Trump was arraigned and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg unsealed his indictment and statement of facts in the case. At... more

05 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
The critical race in Wisconsin.

On Tuesday, voters in Wisconsin will vote in an election that could impact not just abortion rights in Wisconsin and... more

04 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
The Trump indictment.

In mid-March, we covered the "imminent" Trump indictment after the former president said he was going to be arrested in... more

03 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Republicans pass "parental rights" bill.

On Friday, House Republicans passed an education bill focused on "parental rights" in the classroom, making a major political statement... more

30 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The child labor laws in Arkansas.

Earlier this month, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed HB1410, known as the "Youth Hiring Act of 2023." Most controversially,... more

29 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
The protests in Israel.

On Monday, weeks of protests in Israel hit a fever pitch as hundreds of thousands of residents took to the... more

28 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Interest rates go up (again).

Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the ninth time since March of 2022, this time by a... more

27 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
INTERVIEW: Political psychologist Steven Kull

On today's episode, we sit down with political psychologist Steven Kull and talk about developing new methods for giving us... more

24 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
A TikTok ban.

Members of Congress are proposing a TikTok ban. What are the best arguments for and against it? Plus, a reader... more

23 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Iraq War anniversary.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. On March 17, 2003, former President George... more

22 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
Vladimir Putin's arrest warrant.

On Saturday, the International Criminal Court accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes, and issued a warrant for his... more

21 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
INTERVIEW: Political psychologist Steven Kull

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On today's episode, we sit down with political psychologist Steven Kull and talk about developing new methods for giving us (the people)... more